|NewsThank you for helping!!!
‘Thank you to everyone who helped take down the festive decorations after the service last Sunday. A bevy of energetic people had every bauble and wreath packed neatly away and every pine needle swept up by 1pm. Wow!’ Janna Williams, on behalf of the Flower Group
Shakeup Breakfast 9.30 to 10.30 this Sunday
Margaret Perry will be hosting a breakfast before the ‘Release the Resolutions’ service. A continental breakfast will be served from 9.30 – 10.30am at the price of £3, including tea and REAL coffee!
Amnesty Write for Rights
On Sundays 14 and 21 January we will be organising a campaign to send messages of hope to prisoners of conscience from around the world. We will bring cards and case studies for you to choose. You can write a brief message of hope. It’s a very simple action that might really help someone in dark times. Arranged by Leighton Cole and the Social Action Committee
In November and December, we held to fundraising concerts as well as some other initiatives to raise money for our Community Sponsorship project and our Steinway and Organ restoration work. So far, it looks like and we have reached our target of raising £1,000 for the Community Sponsorship project to sponsor a refugee family. We have also raised over £600for our Piano/Organ fund.
Thank you to everyone who took part, sang, performed, was part of the audience, helped to set up for concerts and bid in the silent auction!
Where is the piano?
If you’ve been at the Chapel recently you may have noticed a change in our musical instruments. Director of Music John Evans explains:
‘Our much loved Steinway has been taken to the Shire for a much-needed holiday and lengthy spa treatment. When it returns in 4 months, it will be one of the finest pianos in London, returned to a brand-new state. This is an exciting investment in our musical future, and one that will ensure high-quality music-making for us and those who follow. We have in its place on loan a Bechstein from Leverett & Son, who are undertaking the restoration. You can find them on Facebook, where periodic pictures of our piano in various states will be posted.’
Video recording on 21st January
We have had a request from the Czech Unitarian Academy (www.unitarska-akademie.cz) to make a video recording of one of our services for training purposes. The Chapel’s Board have approved this. The recording will be used for internal training and not available to the public. A fixed camera will be set up at the back of the Chapel so it is unlikely that anyone will be seen except for the Minister, Worship Assistant and Readers. If you have any concerns about the recording, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org who can ensure you are not sitting ‘in shot’.
Bring your donations for the Food Bank
Thanks to everyone who has donated so far to our Chapel Food Bank. Please continue to help us to feed local people in crisis by bringing your contributions to Chapel next time you come. There is a table at the back of the Chapel (by the stewards’ table) where you can leave your donations.
Good Cause of the Month: Amnesty International
This month our collection plate will be divided between the Chapel and Amnesty International which supports prisoners of conscience throughout the world. Tea/Coffee money will also be donated to this good cause.
Flowers for the Chalice Table
The flowers this week have been provided by the Flower Group.
If you have a special person or an event to celebrate or remember with flowers, please contact Daniela: email@example.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 Zoe Gerrard(email: firstname.lastname@example.org) 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?
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 (email@example.com), or speak to one of the Stewards who can introduce you to the minister or a member of the Membership Group.
Please note that Rev Kate Dean’s restday is Wednesday. Any emails sent on this day will be answered on Thursday. If the message is urgent, please call or text: 07870 322 519.