Weekly Notices 15 Jan 2017

Published 13/01/2017

Services this Sunday

Sunday 15 January at 11.00am
‘Darkness and Light’
Mid-January marks the midpoint of the meteorological winter and although the darkest days have passed, the warmer seasons still feel many months away. How has our climate and seasons influenced our approach to life? Led by Rev Kate Dean

Sunday 15 January at 7.00pm
‘Reflections on Darkness and Light’
Our contemplative evening service will consider how our climate and seasons have influenced our approach to life. There will be an opportunity for you to share your reflections on this aspect of the theme ‘Darkness and Light’. Led by Rev Kate Dean

Thanks from the Flower Group:
 ‘Baubles Away! A big thank you to everyone who helped with the great tidy up of festive decorations after the morning service last week.’ 
NewsMonthly Good Cause
Our Sunday collection basket will be divided with ‘Amnesty International’ 

Flowers:  New Year – New Flowers with a promise of spring: today we have a fresh display of beautiful silk flowers arranged by Helene Howard. 

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

FUSE  Festival 17 – 19th Feb – countryside retreat with inspiring workshops. Limited £50 bursaries available for chapel members. Please contact Leighton for more information about bursaries: leightoncole90@gmail.com Closing date for bookings: 31st January www.fusefest.org.uk 


Upcoming EventsOpen your mind with opportunities to learn in 2017 at Rosslyn Hill Chapel

Rosslyn Hill Chapel will be offering a number of new programmes and regular groups in 2017, from poetry and discussion groups to personal and spiritual development. With monthly Monday groups and a weekly Tuesday night programme, there’s something for everyone…

3rd Monday: ‘Heart and Soul’ at 7.00pm 
Join us for an alternative weeknight service, a gentle, informal and interactive mix of readings, meditation and sharing. We next meet on 16th January in the Chapel. 

4th Monday: Chapel Book Group at 7.00pm 
We’re reading Romantic Outlaws, the story of the proto-feminist Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter author Mary Shelley.  Next meeting on 23rd January, come and discuss what to read next!

Soul Deep – spiritual development and discussions 

Rev Kate Dean will be leading a series of six Tuesday-night sessions focusing on a different aspect of spiritual life each week. We aim to go deeper and examine the inner faith that finds an outward expression in the way we live our lives. Please note the updated dates: We will meet on Tuesdays 17th, 24th Jan (NO MEETING on 31st January) and 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th February.

Worship Studies Course in 2017

Rosslyn Hill Chapel is proud to host the only Unitarian Worship Studies Course (Foundation Step) in the UK next year. We hope that chapel members will join us for this valuable training which is right on the doorstep!

Thinking about leading a service but not sure how? Looking for new ways to enliven worship for your congregation and beyond?

The London & SE District (LDPA) is offering a four-part course, leading to a GA-recognised qualification – the Worship Studies Course (Foundation Step).
The Foundation Step course is based on the very popular version run by Kensington Unitarians in 2013 and further WSC training is offered as a correspondence course after this first step. Group sessions will take place on the following Saturdays: 4th March, 15th July, 30th September and 25th November at Rosslyn Hill Chapel. To register for more information (by 31st Jan please), contact Rev’d Martin Whitell: revdmart@aol.com

Services Next Sunday

Sunday 22 January at 11.00am: Inspired Imaginations 
Acrobatic imaginations and fascinating human ingenuity inspire this service as a celebration of what can be achieved by lively minds with a sense of adventure.

Sunday 22 January at 7.00pm: LIVE Music and Meditation
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.