Weekly Notices 15 Oct 2017

Published 13/10/2017

Sunday 15th October (11.00am)

Rev Kate Dean – Membership Service

Our annual service of commitment and re-commitment to our Chapel community. We will welcome new members in a Membership Ceremony as well as explore what it means to be part of this spiritual community.

Sunday 15th October (7.00pm)

Rev Kate Dean – Our Members, Our Community

Our evening gathering will consider what it means to be part of a spiritual community,  with an opportunity to share your reflections on the theme.

Special announcement

Don’t forget the Foodbank!

Please bring your non-perishable items for our food bank collection when you come to the Membership Service this Sunday. (See below for details)


Job Vacancies at the Chapel – Applications are still welcomed 

Rosslyn Hill Chapel Administration Assistant (part time) 

Mature person able to effectively organise his/her time, must have skills with banking and accounts, able to deal with a range of people. Experience with updating websites, preferably using WordPress is welcome. Normally 8 hours per week + additional as required.

Rosslyn Hill Chapel Caretaker (part time)

Responsible for setting out Chapel for various events. Helping to maintain Rosslyn Hill Chapel property and grounds. The property includes the Chapel, Hall, Manse, Chapel Office, Cottages and car park.16 hours per week for general work around grounds + additional for events. The job includes heavy lifting, weekend and late night work.

Applications: If you would like to know more about these positions or to apply, then please email your CV with ‘Job vacancy’ in the subject heading to admin@rosslynhillchapel.com

Good Cause of the Month 

Our Sunday collection basket will be divided with ‘Cold Weather Shelter’  


The flowers this Sunday are provided by the Flower Group.

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

Volunteering at the Cold Weather Shelter – never too soon to plan to take part…

Rosslyn Hill Chapel has hosted the Shelter for several years. Again we will open the Chapel hall on Friday nights (from 3rd November to mid-January) to provide up to 15 homeless guests each week with dinner, conversation and entertainment, a safe bed, and a hearty breakfast.  There are lots of ways to help – serving food, chatting, playing board games, staying overnight, cooking, or donating towards the costs (approximately £100 per week).

We need 5 or 6 volunteers for each Friday evening, 2 for each Friday night, and 4 for each Saturday morning (guests leave by 9am). The guests tell us the Shelter really does change lives.  If you would like to take part or to find out more, please contact Leighton Cole: leightoncole90@gmail.com Tel 020 8444 9728.

Visit C4WS’s website for more information on their work: www.C4WSHOMELESSPROJECT.org

Food Bank in Chalk Farm

Rosslyn Hill Chapel continues to support a Food Bank in Chalk Farm. 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.

Our ‘Good Cause’ in August was the Food Bank in Chalk Farm and we raised  £357. The people at the Food Bank have told us that this money will be used to buy some necessary items that they are low on (they mentioned instant coffee and nappies) and also for their Christmas Project. On 22nd December they would like to feed 100 people Christmas dinner and give them a small gift. You may want to help them with their Christmas Project or indeed help by volunteering on the day. If so, you can contact them at chalkfarm.foodbank.org.uk.

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: zoegerrard@btinternet.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.

Thinking of becoming a member? 

I you have been attending our Chapel services and events for some time, you might consider making Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel your spiritual home and community. 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, or speak to one of the Stewards.

Upcoming Events

‘Heart and Soul’ alternative week night service   – meets on Monday 16th October at 7.00pm in Chapel.

‘Life Spirit’ – a new Spiritual Development course

We meet on Tuesdays including 17th and 24th October (last session on 21st Nov). We will explore deep questions through reading, discussion, personal reflection and deep listening. For more information or to book your place, please contact Kate: revkatedean@gmail.com/07870 322 519 

Charity Concerts on 9th November and 7th December

In November and December, we as a Chapel community will host two concerts to support some very worthy causes. 

Tickets are now on sale for our November concert – buy them after a Sunday service from Shana Begum or Rev Kate Dean (no booking fee!) or buy online from Eventbrite: goo.gl/NMPDs8

‘Outsiders’ Concert: 9th November – a concert of words and music featuring professional musicians and guest speakers including Dame Janet Suzman, Alfie Nash and Shirley King. This concert will be co-hosted by the Mayor of Camden, Cllr Richard Cotton, whose chosen charity is C4WS. All proceeds will be divided between our musical instruments and C4WS which helps us to organise our Cold Weather Shelter for the homeless each winter. 

‘Advent’ Concert: 7th December – a concert with an Advent theme featuring three choirs! The Chapel Choir will be joined by a semi-professional ensemble and girls from the renowned Channing School Choir. We’ll raise funds for our refugee project, joining with ‘Churches Together in Hampstead’ to sponsor a Syrian refugee family, and the Chapel’s fine grand piano and organ.

Advanced booking recommended!

Booking information: You can buy tickets for the ‘Outsiders’ Concert after the morning service from Rev Kate Dean or Shana Begum. You can also book via Eventbrite goo.gl/NMPDs8

or by PayPal or bank transfer by contacting revkatedean@gmail.com

Services Next Sunday

Sunday 22nd October (11.00am)

Guest Speaker Emily Jackson

‘The Ethical Principle of Reciprocity’

 ‘Do to others as you would like them to do to you’ is known as the ‘Golden Rule’. Numerous religions and traditions across the world teach us to ‘love thy neighbour’. How can the idea enrich our lives? How far shall we extend our love?

Sunday 22nd October (7.00pm)

Live Music and Meditation

Join us for uplifting live piano music from John Evans and different forms of relaxing meditation with Lindsay Stevens – guided meditation, walking meditation, chanting and body prayer.