Weekly Notices 12 Oct 2014
Sunday 12th October (11am)
Guest Preacher Kate Dean (Buchanan)
‘Thinking and Being’
Our actions and inactions are ways in which we express who we are. In the service, we’ll explore ways of living which bring us closer to the divine.
Sunday 12th October (7pm) – Evening Gathering
‘The essence of meditation is simply to reach a ‘state of being’ – Come and join us for silence, reflection, poetry and music.
Led by Ingrid Tavkar
Children’s Programme – This Sunday, children will be exploring our sixth Unitarian principle: We believe in working for a peaceful, fair, and free world. We will share the tale of Rabbit Foot, an Native American tale of peacemaking, and share ways that we can together build a more peaceful world.
In order for our Children’s Chapel to run and flourish, we are in need of volunteers from our congregation. You can volunteer to assist on one or several Sundays and join us after the start of the service in the Children’s Chapel. Your time will be greatly appreciated and will ensure that we can run the chapel every week. If you are interested in signing up for one or more Sundays between now and January, please email Kristin at krislinn2003[at]yahoo.com and she will send you a link to a Google Doc volunteer schedule.
Flowers Dedicated this Sunday – The Flowers are sponsored this morning by Margaret Perry for her Father Gordon Perry.
Important Date! There will be a Special General Meeting for Chapel members after the morning service on Sunday 12 October 2014.
Chapel Contributions and Outgoings
The Chapel is independent and self-financing. We appreciate all the contributions made by our members and visitors. Each week, we publish the level of contributions by the chapel community as well as the costs related to running our beautiful chapel.
*** Last Sunday’s plate collection (+ Gift Aid) £152:29
** Members by Standing Order £291:83
* Chapel Outgoings £4,313:68
Today’s Collection will go towards
the ministry student exchange project for UK and Transylvanian students
NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries
Our minister, Patrick O’Neill, had his knee replacement surgery on 12 September and is now convalescing at home. He began physiotherapy classes this week. He’s not yet up to having visitors, but cards and email are welcomed. He thanks the Worship Group for arranging coverage for the pulpit on Sundays during his recuperation. He send his love to everyone.
Message from the Flower Group
Please bring £20 to SGM and pick a Sunday to sponsor flowers. Most Sundays in this upcoming year have no promise of flowers! Surely you have someone or an event to celebrate or remember with flowers and help decorate the Chapel for our worship together.
Know any students at Oxford? New Unitarian student group begins
Kate Dean (formally Buchanan), who is the student pastor for Oxford Unitarians, is setting up a spirituality group for students in the city. If you know of students who might be interested, please contact kateboo[at]gmail.com
Services Next Sunday
Sunday 19th October (11am)
Special Service led by the Elders of the Chapel
‘Our Gift to the Next Generation’
We will discuss what our Unitarian fore-bearers bequeathed to us, and what we hope to leave for the next generation.
Sunday 19th October (7pm) – Evening Gathering
‘Our Gift to the Next Generation’
We will be drawing on the service from the morning, reflecting and sharing our thoughts. Led by Margaret Perry.