Weekly Notices 13 Sep 2015

Published 11/09/2015

Sunday 13 September (11:00 am) ‘Celebrating Change’

You have probably heard the saying, ‘Change is the only constant in life’. Since change is constantly occurring, then we must learn how to accept it, and even learn to celebrate the changes. Led by members of the Social Action Committee.

**May people bring their own packed lunch**

Since only the usual tea/coffee will be on offer, not lunch before the SGM

Sunday 13 September    (7:00 pm) Evening Gathering –  ‘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

Children’s Programme – The Children’s Chapel and crèche program have returned from their summer hiatus today!  Hurrah! Today we will celebrate being back together and welcoming any new friends into our community. We’ll be hearing about our new unit of study called Love Will Guide Us that will help us learn about sources that Unitarians draw upon to wonder and question about life and the world around us.

Today we will celebrate being back together in Children’s Chapel and welcoming any new friends into our community. We’ll be hearing about our new unit of study called Love Will Guide Us that will help us learn about sources that Unitarians draw upon to wonder and question about life and the world around us.

Flowers Dedicated this Sunday Are Sponsored by Ken Levy

“Dear Ann, in a period of transition for the Chapel you remain one of the few constants, for me in my life too!  Always thinking of you, Ken xxx”

 

COFFEE & TEA MONEY during September will be donated to our

‘Cold Weather Shelter’ and our Sunday collection basket

will also be divided with ‘Cold Weather Shelter’

NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries

Message from the Management Board Following Rev Patrick O’Neill’s announcement of his retirement as of November 2015, we shall be electing a Search Committee of seven people, to seek a new settled minister. This is extremely interesting work. If you have an interest in seeing our ministry, here at Rosslyn Hill Chapel, continuing to flourish, then please think about being a part of this committee. If you are interested, or would like to know more, please contact the Chair of the Board, Kerry Reid (khornreid{at}hotmail.com)

Open Chapel Afternoon Sunday 20th September from 2:00-5:00 pm

The Chapel will be open this afternoon (to coincide with the London Open House weekend). We will be offering refreshments, talking to visitors about our beautiful Chapel, selling books and there will be a ‘Bring and Buy’ table in aid of the Cold Weather Shelter.

If you’d like to help on the day, or can bake cake/biscuits or bring books and items for the ‘bring & buy’ table, please contact Janna (j.williams16[at]virginmedia.com) The Office is open, Mon 14th, Wed 16th  & Fri 18th, and you can bring books and items for the ‘bring & buy’ table at these times.

Farewell Party for Patrick and Patricia Saturday 17th October from 7:00 – 9:30 pm

There will be food, some entertainment and plenty of time for talking.

News from the Flower Group

The Flower Group welcomes anyone who would like to join them on Friday 18 September (3.30am-5.00pm) to decorate for our Harvest Festival. Materials are provided. It is easy and good fun. Just come along or contact Janna Williams for further details (j.williams16[at]virginmedia.com)

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 Jim Burtles (email: burtles.j[at]gmail.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.

Coffee Hour – Volunteers invited!

Serving tea/coffee at 12.00pm in the side aisle is an enjoyable and useful activity. Please contact Margaret Perry (email: margaretperry14[at]hotmail.co.uk) to offer 30 minutes of time to suit you.

Membership Group

The chapel welcomes newcomers at all times.  If you are new to the chapel or have been coming along to services for a little while and would like to know more about getting involved, becoming a member, or about the chapel in general, please contact Claire Julian of our Membership Group on o2o 7435 8254 or claire.marley[at]mac.com. If you are already a member and happen to chat to someone attending a service who would like more information, please do take their details and pass them on to Claire, as above. Thank you from the Chapel Membership Group

Services Next Sunday

Sunday 20 September (11.00 am)

Harvest Celebration

Rev Dr Patrick T. O’Neill preaching – ‘In Search of Higher Ground’

After all, how complicated can it be, this unique human invention called a church?  Rent a tent, call for a picnic, gather the troops – you’re in business!  Just like a circus!

Ever wonder why we have such “set aside” places, what the purpose of such a brave enterprise might be in the first place?  Ever wonder why such a quaint place is here, and why so many people have cared about this chapel, loved this place, and needed this place since 1692, over the 300 years?

Join us for worship this Sunday, and we’ll try to explain ourselves!

Please Note: We’re asking everyone to bring non-perishable goods to Chapel today – these will be donated to a charity as part of our annual Harvest Celebration!

Sunday 20 September (7.00pm)

‘Autumn Equinox Celebration’

Led by members of our ‘Wheel of the Year’ group, and drawing from the Celtic earth/pagan tradition, we will celebrate the autumn equinox. The service is participatory and one of the eight great Celtic celebrations during the ‘wheel of the year’.