Weekly Notices 14 Jun 2015

Published 12/06/2015

Sunday 14th June (11am)

Flower Communion Sunday

Rev Dr Patrick T. O’Neill preaching

‘All religions are true.  All religions have some error’

The title of this morning’s sermon is a famous quotation from Gandhi. It bespeaks of his deep respect for the world’s great religions and his simultaneous understanding that no religion is perfect, or perfectly correct, in all that it propounds.  Come join us for an interesting morning.

Sunday 14th June (7pm)

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 After hearing the fable, The Gnat and the Lion, and thinking of the power of the littlest creatures on our planet, our children will go on a creepy, crawly critters scavenger hunt and then choose to do some observations, art or research. We continue to focus on the our seventh principle of respect for our planet and the interdependent web of all life. 

The final Children’s Chapel before the summer break will be 21 June. During the summer months there will be a box of (quiet) toys and activities available for children to enjoy during the main service. The Children’s Chapel and crèche program will begin again in September.

 

Flower Communion Sunday 14th June 2015 (11am)

Say it with flowers! Bring a flower to Chapel today and take part in our annual Flower Communion – a tradition begun by Dr. Norbert Capek, the Unitarian minister in Prague, who was killed in Dauchau concentration camp in 1942.  We share our flowers to make one beautiful display, and from this service we take away a flower, given by another, symbolizing our shared celebration of community. All are welcome and there will be a flower for anyone who has no flower to bring today.

COFFEE & TEA MONEY during June will be donated to

ALL OUT! – LOVE. EQUALITY. ACTION!’

and our Sunday collection basket will also be divided with  

ALL OUT! – LOVE. EQUALITY. ACTION!’

WHAT IS ALL OUT? -[ In 76 countries it’s a crime to be gay. All Out is changing laws and shifting cultural norms to build a world where no person has to sacrifice their family, freedom, safety or dignity because of who they are or who they love. (https://allout.org/about-en)

NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries

London Pride – Saturday 27 June 2015

Come and join fellow Unitarians on Saturday 27th June to take part in the London Pride Parade to celebrate the LGBT+ community, and to show our support for equality. Fancy dress is welcome, but not essential – the theme this year is ‘Pride Heroes’. We will be meeting from 12.00 midday at Portman Close (exact meeting point to tbc) – please arrive by12.30pm. The parade begins at 1.00pm and ends at 4.30pm in Whitehall. More information about the actual parade is on the website prideinlondon.org Please email or speak to Julia Reid (Social Action Committee) to show your interest  (hirstjulia{at}hotmail.com).

Message from the Management Board

It costs £5,000 per week to run this Chapel. Each month, we donate half of our plate collection to charity. On average, we donate £105 each week, from the plate collection to worthy causes. Please help us to support the ongoing work of RHUC; your donations are greatly appreciated. There are many ways to support this Chapel. The options include:

– Becoming a member

– Standing order

– One off donation

– Leaving a legacy

Please visit our website or contact our administrator for more details, or if you would like to discuss ways to give to the Chapel.

Services Next Sunday

Sunday 21st June (11am)

Rev Dr Patrick T. O’Neill and Rev. Rob Gregson preaching

“Always in Transition”  This morning our congregation will be fondly bidding adieu to Reverend Rob Gregson (and Corey and Addie) as he prepares to return to the US after five years of ministry with our chapel and with SimpleGifts ministry in Bethnal Green.  Rob and Patrick will reflect on the various transitions we all must make in life.  Do come join us for a farewell reception following the service!

Sunday 21st June (7pm) Evening Gathering

‘Summer Solstice celebration’  We celebrate the longest day, the triumph of the light and the abundance of summer with ritual, music, poetry and flowers. Everyone is welcome. Led by the Wheel of the Year group