Weekly Notices 13 Nov 2016

Published 11/11/2016

Services this Sunday
Sunday 13th November (11.00am)
Remembrance Sunday
Ed Fordham & Chapel Choir
A service of Remembrance including Rosslyn Hill Chapel Choir performing selections from Brahms German Requiem, and specially chosen readings to reflect on war, conflicts and the consequences of those life-ending and life-changing events. This will include a formal two minutes silence in respect for those who fought and died.

Sunday 13th November (7.00pm)
Remembrance Sunday
Led by Ed Fordham
The evening service will be contemplative and inclusive event drawing on the accounts of the members of the Chapel who went to war and did not return.

A special message from the Chapel’s former minister Rev Dr Patrick O’Neill’ 

Dear Kate and Chapel Congregation,
It is with genuine joy and celebration that Patricia and I write to congratulate you on the happy occasion of your Induction Service!  Having watched Kate’s journey through her formal theological training years to her position as settled Minister of the Chapel, I know just how talented and spiritually grounded she is and how ready she is to be on this further journey with a great congregation.

I well remember how honoured I felt when Rosslyn Hill inducted me as Minister of the Chapel.  I felt the full weight of the history of your distinguished line of ministers on my shoulders that day.  William Ellery Channing called Ministry “a humbling privilege.”  How true!  It has been said that great congregations and great Ministers create one another over time.  I salute Rosslyn Hill’s wisdom in calling this able and promising new minister to walk together toward a bright future.

We shall be cheering for you from across the Pond on this happy day dear Kate!  We wish you and the Chapel every blessing for a long and fruitful ministry together.

With lots of love and a prayer for your continued success always,
Rev. Dr. Patrick O’Neill and Patricia Williams

NewsInduction Service tomorrow starts at 2pm: If you are planning to come to the service tomorrow (and we hope that you have RSVP’d!), please arrive in good time to ensure a prompt start at 2pm.

Flowers: The flowers for this week’s services are sponsored by the Management Board in happy recognition of Rev Kate Dean as our new minister and in remembrance of chapel members who perished in times of conflict.

If you have a special person or an event to celebrate or remember, please contact Sharron:admin@rosslynhillchapel.com

Monthly Good Cause! Our Sunday collection basket will be divided with ‘Combat Stress’, the UK’s leading Veterans’ mental health charity.

The kids say ‘Come to our Bring & Buy Sale’

Are you looking to de-clutter? Do you want to do some early holiday shopping? Or just want to donate to a good cause?

The Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel children will be running a ‘Bring and Buy Sale’ for charity on Sunday 27th November.
The idea is simple: You bring items which you would like to donate, and the children will sell them. All of the money goes to charity! Whether it be bric-a-brac, home decorations, jewellery, books, items of clothing or even toys, please bring them along. All items should be in new or like-new condition. There will be a table at the back of the Chapel, and you can drop your items there. The table will open after the morning service with the items for sale. 100% of the proceeds will go to a charity decided upon by the Chapel children. The children will be choosing the charity in late October as part of one of their lessons.

Don’t forget to bring your items for the Food Bank – they are still very much needed and appreciated!

Upcoming EventsDate for your diaries
Join us for ‘Community Day’ on Sunday 27th November
Following the Advent service in the morning, there will be a ‘pot luck lunch’ where the charityCommunity Links will speak to members about cancer prevention, an initiative called the Small ‘c’ campaign. Plus, the Children’s Chapel will hold a Bring & Buy sale. They will then take any unwanted children’s items to be donated to the Liberal Jewish Synagogue’s programme of gifts for refugee families, part of the Mitzvah Day project which mainly takes place on 27th November this year. We will keep the Chapel open for visitors until 4.00pm. If you would like to get involved with any of these activities, please contact Rev Kate: revkatedean@gmail.com
Sunday 27th November at 7.00pm Evening Gathering: 
Live Music and Meditation at Advent

Join us for uplifting live piano music from John Evans and different forms of relaxing meditation with Rev Kate Dean; guided meditation, walking meditation, chanting and body prayer.

Chapel Book Group on Monday 28th November at 7.00pm
This month we are reading ‘Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India’ by William Dalrymple. We meet in the Chapel’s Committee Room (entrance to the rear of the Chapel).

Services Next SundaySunday 20th November (11.00 am)
Rev Kate Dean
Love is the Doctrine of this Chapel’
Love is the doctrine of this Chapel. The Quest of Truth is its Sacrament. And Service is its prayer.’ We hear these words every Sunday as a reminder of the ‘covenant’ or agreement we have made with each other as a spiritual community. Let us go deeper this Sunday.

Sunday 20th November (7.00pm)
Rev Kate Dean
Reflections on relationships and covenants’
With every person we meet, we enter into some kind of agreement as part of the new relationship that has formed. We will explore the interplay between relationships and covenants with an opportunity for you to share your own thoughts on the theme.