Weekly Notices 12 Mar 2017

Published 10/03/2017

This Sunday’s Services

Sunday 12th March (11.00am)
Rev Kate Dean, Ingrid Tavkar and Margaret Perry
Being Bold for Gender Equality’ 
To mark International Women’s Day, which was on Wednesday 8th March, we highlight the bold Unitarian proto-feminist Mary Wollstonecraft and consider how we can ‘be bold for change’, working towards an inclusive gender equal world. The Chapel choir will perform for us this Sunday.

Sunday 12th March (7.00pm)
Rev Kate Dean and Ingrid Tavkar: Meditations for International Women’s Day’ 
To mark 
International Women’s Day this week, our meditations will reflect on being bold in the world and finding balance in our lives.

Special announcement

Fairtrade Fortnight – Fairtrade sale on Sunday 12th March

Join Kristin and the kids at the Fair Trade table sale after the service this Sunday, when we will focus on ‘International Women’s Day’, and the Chapel Choir will sing during the service. So look out for that and pick up some fairly traded goodies!

Learn more about Fairtrade fortnight: http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/en/get-involved/current-campaigns/fairtrade-fortnight 

Good Cause of the Month: 
Our Sunday collection basket will be divided with Crossroads Women CentreFlowers 
The flowers for the chalice table this week are provided by the Flower Group.  If you have a special person or an event to celebrate or remember with flowers, please contact Sharron: admin@rosslynhillchapel.com 

Annual General Meeting

On Sunday 5th March, we held our Annual General Meeting – committee reports were discussed, financial accounts were approved, and new Board members were elected – more information will be available in April’s Open Mind.

Upcoming Events

Rosslyn Hill Chapel Choir – rehearses each Wednesday at 7.30pm. New voices welcome, no audition required!

Living with Integrity’ discussion group meets on Monday 13th March at 7.00pm in theChapel’s Committee Room focusing on’‘Working for Justice’.

Heart and Soul’ alternative week night service  – meets on Monday 20th March at 7.00pmin the Chapel.

Chapel Book Group – meets on Monday 27th March at 7pm in the Chapel Committee. We’ll discuss our current reading Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

Pot Luck Lunches – The next ‘Pot Luck Lunch’ will be on Sunday 26th March in the side aisle at 12:30pm (after the morning service).  This is an informal, friendly occasions – all are welcome and the request is to bring some food to share or make a financial contribution (£3 minimum).  We look forward to seeing you there.

Interfaith Passover – Thursday 6th April 6.45 for a 7pm start
The JW3 Centre volunteers have invited us to an Interfaith Passover: ‘Join us as we explore the impact of the 3,500 year old Exodus story and the rituals that Jewish people observe. There will be a light supper and a chance to mingle and share experiences.’ If you’d like to go, please 
email Karen@jw3.org.uk and cc revkatedean@gmail.com

Services Next Sunday
Sunday 19 March (11.00am)
Guest Speaker Tanya Morrison ‘Talking about power’  
How do we talk about those in power?  How do we remain hopeful when things seem out of balance? Do we listen enough to supporters of the powerful?  Tanya Morrison considers these questions drawing on insights from Ursula le Guin’s ‘Earthsea’ novels and her other Taoist writings.
Sunday 19 March (7.00pm)
Celebration of the ‘Spring Equinox’
A contemplative service led by the ‘Wheel of the Year’ group. Ostara, also called the Spring Equinox or Vernal Equinox, celebrates the arrival of spring. Ostara marks the day when night and day are equal and balanced, hence the term equinox, which means “equal night.” This is a time to rejoice, dance, and celebrate.