|NewsCelebrating the New Hall Kitchen! Will you be there?
Congregational Lunch and Board discussion
Sunday 26th November
We are very pleased that the Hall kitchen upgrade has now been completed. In celebration, we would like to invite you to a congregational lunch on Sunday 26th November to inaugurate the updated kitchen.
The Chapel uses the kitchen as part of its Social Action involvement in the annual Cold Weather Shelter. We’re sure the CDW will appreciate the improved facilities. If you would like to participate in the CDW, please see more information in this Bulletin.
This is also an opportunity for the Board to listen to the views of members (and potential members) about its proposed strategy to 2025, potential for growing membership and activities, and plans for the coming year. We do hope you will be able to join, listen to our ideas and discuss your vision with other members of our community.
We would appreciate contributions to the Chapel lunch. If you can help with organising the lunch or provide food, please contact Christina Harrison: email@example.com
Call for words and images for Dec/Jan Open Mind
We are looking for inspiring quotes, short book reviews (spiritual/social conscience), artwork and poetry for our special bumper edition over the festive season. Please send your contributions to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 20th November
Send us your favourite hymns!On 26th November (the same day as the Congregational Lunch) we’ll be ‘Celebrating Cecilia’ at the morning service. In the Christian tradition, St Cecilia was the patron saint of music. We will celebrate the human spirit which created some of our favourite hymns. So if you have a favourite from our hymnals that you want to sing at the service, please email Rev Kate and the most popular ones will be included: email@example.com
Volunteering at the Cold Weather Shelter – sign up this Sunday
Rosslyn Hill Chapel has hosted the Shelter for several years. Again we will open the Chapel hall on Friday nights (from 10th November to mid-January) to provide up to 15 homeless guests each week with dinner, conversation and entertainment, a safe bed, and a hearty breakfast. There are lots of ways to help – serving food, chatting, playing board games, staying overnight, cooking, or donating towards the costs (approximately £100 per week). We need 5 or 6 volunteers for each Friday evening, 2 for each Friday night, and 4 for each Saturday morning (guests leave by 9am). The guests tell us the Shelter really does change lives. If you would like to take part or to find out more, please contact Leighton Cole: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 020 8444 9728.
Visit C4WS’s website for more information on their work: www.C4WSHOMELESSPROJECT.org
Stewarding Can You Help? An Appeal to all Members!
Stewarding is a simple way to get more involved. Good stewarding makes a difference: a warm welcome from the stewards is a welcome to the Chapel. Please look at your diaries and contact Zoe Gerrard (email: email@example.com) with any dates in the next few months when you’d be available. If you haven’t stewarded at a service before please don’t worry as there is always an experienced worship assistant present.
Thinking of becoming a member?
Recently we welcomed eight new members into our spiritual community! If you have been attending our Chapel services and events for some time, you might consider making Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel your spiritual home. Our Chapel community is independent, self-governing and self-financing, with a rich history of social change. As well as taking part in Sunday Services, our members organise and support a wide range of activities and events. If you would like to find out more, please contact Rev Kate Dean (firstname.lastname@example.org), or speak to one of the Stewards.
Good Cause of the Month
Our Sunday collection basket will be divided between the upkeep of our beautiful Chapel and Tree Aid, which works with local communities in the African drylands to help them protect and grow trees, for themselves and for future generations.
Flowers for the Chalice Table
The flowers this Sunday are provided by Susan Brown.
‘In memory of my father John and all those who died at war.’
If you have a special person or an event to celebrate or remember with flowers, please contact Daniela: email@example.com