Weekly Notices 13 Dec 2015

Published 13/12/2015

Guest Preacher Rev Kate Dean

‘Christmas Highs and Lows’

Some of us look forward to the festive season with excitement and anticipation whilst others face it with grim determination or even sadness. We will explore different ways that Christmas is celebrated or endured and how we might support those expecting a Blue Christmas this year.

Sunday 13 December (7.00pm) – ‘Meditation’

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

The Flowers Dedicated this Sunday – The flower this week are sponsored by Ed Fordham

Please note! our Sunday collection basket will be divided with the ‘Marylebone Project’

‘Dedicated solely to meeting the needs of homeless women

NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries

 

Message from the Flower Group

WELCOME YULE!Thursday 17 December 9.30am-12.30pm

Come and help fill the Chapel with light and colour for Christmas and the Winter Festivals. Mulled apple juice and mince pies. Contact Janna Williams: j.williams16[at]virginmedia.com

Message from the Management Board

Our minister, the Rev. Patrick O’Neill has now retired. We have many wonderful guest preachers to take the services over the next couple of months and hope to have a temporary minister in place to lead all services in the New Year. Meanwhile, we have elected an excellent search committee to seek a new settled minister. We hope to have someone in place in six months to a year’s time.

Have you visited the Chapel website lately?

There you’ll find Kerry Reid’s and Jane Crispin’s speeches, plus photos from the Farewell party and from Patrick’s last Sunday morning service at the Chapel.  (here )

Christmas treats from Simple Gifts

If you’re looking for some stocking fillers, please visit the Simple Gifts table after the service on 13th December, where Leighton Cole will be selling homemade chutney (by Ann Howell) hand-knitted Christmas decorations (by Kate Dean) and sparkly stars made by the children and volunteers at Simple Gifts’ after School Club. All funds will go towards the work of Simple Gifts: Unitarians Centre for Social Action in Bethnal Green.

Services Next Sunday

Sunday 20 December 2015 (11.00am)

‘Christmas Reflections’

Guest Preacher Martyn Watson

A reflective space that invites a search for meaning in the Christmas story, for our contemporary age

 

Sunday 20 December 2015 (7.00pm)

‘Winter Solstice Celebration’

Drawing from Celtic and other traditions we will celebrate the darkest time of the year and the return of the Light. Led by members of our ‘Wheel of the Year’ group.