Weekly Notices 16 Jul 2017

Published 14/07/2017

Here are the notices of services and events this week.

Sunday 16 July (11.00 am)  ‘Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo’

Rev Kate Dean & Chapel Choir
For their special summer performance, the Chapel Choir tell the timeless story of Noah and the Flood. An entertaining experience for all the family – with words and music by Michael Flanders and Joseph Horovitz.

Sunday 16 July (7.00am)
Rev Kate Dean
‘Mr and Mrs Noah (and their floating zoo)’
A light-hearted evening of words and music painting an alternative picture of Noah and the Flood.

Special announcementBring a child to chapel to enjoy our performance of
‘Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo!’
(there are quiet toys at the back of chapel too)

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 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 (revkatedean@gmail.com), or speak to one of the Stewards on a Sunday morning.

Open Chapel in August 
As we did last year, we will hold an Open Chapel every Sunday afternoon in August. We found we had many visitors, some people had lived in the area for many years and had never set foot inside the chapel. They were surprised and delighted to see the treasures inside. Meeting visitors and showing them around is a great way to reach out to our community. If you would like to help us host Open Chapel for a couple of hours (12 – 2pm or 2 – 4pm), please contact Kate with when you’re available: revkatedean@gmail.com

Good Cause of the Month 
Our Sunday collection basket will be divided with ‘FOUR PAWS’ an international animal welfare charity. 

The flowers for the chalice table this week 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  
Know any teens who are thinking about what it means to be a particular gender?

‘Me Myself I: Exploring the gender revolution’ is a Unitarian retreat for 12 – 17 year olds.

7-11 August 2017 
Join us in the Peak District for creativity, discussion, workshops, free time, meditation, a day of outdoor pursuits, cartooning and time to learn more about gender issues. Everyone welcome – non-Unitarians and Unitarians and people of all faiths. Download a booking form from https://www.unitarian.org.uk/civicrm/event/info… or contact John Harley for more info: jharley@unitarian.org.uk

Unitarian Women’s Group Conference 20th – 22nd October 2017 
The Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow 
A weekend of interactive sessions on Unitarian women in history, placing ourselves in the story and a look at the UWG itself and its development over the course of nearly four decades. Serious and hilarious by turns and always warm and friendly. Led by Rev Ann Peart and Rev Celia Midgley 

Booking: Stella Burney info@thenightingalecentre.org.uk or 01298 871218 
Further information: Margaret Robinson margaretrobinson81@gmail.com or 01642 782219 or Ann Peart ann.peart3@virginmedia.com 

Upcoming Events

Children’s Programme 
Please Note: There is no separate Sunday Children’s Programme during July and August. A box of soft toys is available at the back of chapel for young ones during the service. Parents are asked to remain with their children during the service.

‘Heart and Soul’ – week night circle – will meet on Monday 17th July at 7.00pm in the Chapel.This gentle week night service features prayer ritual, meditation and an opportunity to share.

Book Group – will meet on Monday 24th July at 7.00pm (Chapel Side Aisle). Join us to discuss this month’s book choice: ‘Leaving Alexandria’ – A Memoir of Faith and Doubt’ by Richard Holloway

Pot Luck Lunches – The next ‘Pot Luck Lunch’ will be on Sunday 30th July in the side aisle at 12.30pm (after the morning service) – it will be in honour of young Unitarian guests from the Czech Republic. This is an informal, friendly occasions – all are welcome and the request is to bring some food to share or make a financial contribution (£3.00 minimum). We look forward to seeing you there.

Looking ahead to September 
Sunday 10th September – ‘Gathering the Waters’  

This service, sometimes also called the Water Ceremony, was first used at a Unitarian Universalist congregation in the 1980s.  
Members bring to Sunday worship service a small amount of water from a place that is special to them or from a place they have visited over the summer. During the service, people one by one pour their water together into a large bowl. As the water is added, each person explains why this water is special to them. The combined water is symbolic of our shared Unitarian faith coming from many different sources.

The Meditation Fellowship offers a weekend retreat in Salisbury 3 – 5 November 2017
The Meditation Fellowship is a group of gentle Unitarians who gather three times a year to practice meditation with Richard Bober, of Golders Green Unitarians. The Autumn Retreat takes place 3 – 5th November. Newcomers very welcome. The venue is the lovely Sarum college in Salisbury.
For further details contact Alf Withington:
alfwithington@gmail.com or tel: 01942733553
We do not aim to make a profit but must have sufficient funds to secure venues well in advance.
Total cost – £165.00 including accommodation, all meals and all activities (Deposit £65)
(When Fellowship funds allow we offer a limited number of subsidised places to people experiencing temporary financial constraints.) 

Services Next Sunday
Sunday 23 July (11.00am)
Guest Preacher Alan Ruston
‘Being Unitarian: ideas or people?’
Have you thought about how you became a Unitarian? Was it the principles, the theology (or the lack of it) that you heard or read about that attracted you? Perhaps it was the community of people you first met and continue to meet at Rosslyn Hill that continues to keep you coming.

Sunday 23 July (7.00pm)
Live Music and Meditation
Led by Richard Bober
Join us for uplifting live piano music from John Evans and different forms of relaxing meditation with Richard Bober, member of Golders Green Unitarians and lead practitioner of The Meditation Fellowship.