Weekly Notices 16 Mar 2014

Published 16/03/2014

Sunday Service 16th March at 11am & 7pm

Dr. O’Neill will be preaching ‘Pride and Prejudice in A Multi-Cultural Society’

. . .if your own experience has never included the first-hand encounter with hatred and bigotry because of the mere colour of your skin or the faintest accent of your family’s native language or the religious background of your family’s heritage . . . if you really cannot imagine the insult to one’s soul that comes with ethnic slurs or stereotyping of any kind – then today’s sermon may hold very little for you.  Or it may be especially important for you.  Come join us for worship today!


Children’s Programme

This Sunday our theme is My Community.

There is a dual Flower Dedication this Sunday 

“Dear Ann, Your presence permeates the Chapel ____ and permeates my life.  Happy Birthday! Ken.”

“Happy Birthday Patrick, from Patricia.”

Chapel Contributions and Outgoings

The Chapel is independent and self-financing.  We appreciate all the contributions made by our members and visitors.  Each week, we publish the level of contributions by the chapel community as well as the costs related to running our beautiful chapel.

*** Last Sunday’s plate collection (+ Gift Aid) £250:30

** Members by Standing Order £244:06

* Chapel Outgoings £2,579:65


*** NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries ***

Notices – If you have a notice you want to be printed on the insert page in the Order of Service, please send it to admin@rosslynhillchapel.com by the Wednesday before the service.  Any later than this, please speak to the Worship Assistant, and he/she will be able to announce it at the beginning of the Sunday Service.


***Memorial Stone for Wendy and Nick Collins

This Saturday 15th March at 3pm there will be a brief dedication, led by Rev Rob Gregson, of the memorial stone at the side of the chapel which is in memory of Wendy and Nick Collins.  Anyone is welcome to attend.


During March our Sunday collection basket will be divided with Amnesty International.

‘Stitch & Stories’

Last December, I talked about the dormant ‘Stitch & Stories’ group which used to meet twice a months to knit and crochet for various charity projects, and to share personal stories. One of the projects I continue to support is ‘Knit for peace’ (website) and one of their slogans is: ‘Here at Knit for Peace we believe that knitting is good for people in all sorts of ways. As well as being fun and therapeutic, knitting brings people together and gives us a way of helping others in need’.

My hope is to resurrect the ‘Stitch & Stories’ group and create an opportunity for those interested to use their time and talents to create simple treasurers for others in need. The group is open to anyone who would like to learn to knit or crochet as well. Everyone is welcome.

We meet on the 2nd Thursday of every month (1.00-3.00 pm) and 4th Thursday (7.00-9.00 pm), at Ingrid’s; email: ingridtavkar[at]gmail.com)


Chapel Flower Sponsorship Drive!

Sponsoring the Chapel’s flowers is one way to mark a special occasion, joyful or sad, serious or light-hearted and at the same time, make the Chapel beautiful for our Sunday worship.  The cost is £20.  The Flower Group is collecting sponsorship requests, or please contact the Chapel Office for a sponsorship form – admin@rosslynhillchapel.com


Chapel Poetry Group

The Poetry group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm in Basement Cottage 3.  Anyone who likes to write, read, share, or just listen to poetry is welcome.  For more information contact George Appleby gappleby[at]talktalk.net

Thinking of becoming a member? – If you’d like to discuss becoming part of our spiritual community, please contact the Minister, Patrick, or leave your details on the form available from the stewards.

Values in Action

The Social Action Committee is delighted to invite anyone who is passionate about a cause or working, volunteering or campaigning for change to tell chapel friends about it: Reverend Patrick has offered a 3-minute slot for anyone who wishes to share news of VALUES IN ACTION during morning service on the FIRST Sunday in the month.

If you would like to take part, please send details of your topic to Social Action Committee member, Claire Julian [claire.marley[at]mac.com] so that these brief contributions can be co-ordinated. Thank you.

Claire Julian, On behalf of Social Action Committee


*** Food Bank ***

Rosslyn Hill Chapel is supporting a Food Bank in Chalk Farm.  Please help by picking up one or two extra items when you shop and put them in our collection bag on a Sunday.  Details on the noticeboard in the Side Aisle.


Services Next Sunday 23rd March at 11am

Dr. O’Neill will be preaching ‘Are You In the Right Church? Three Ways to Tell’

This morning our minister offers three simple ways to tell if you’re in the right church for you.  It’s a model that is not dependent on any one theology, for the truth is that theology is only rarely the most important criterion in one’s choice of religious community.  Indeed, many people seem content belonging to churches where the formal theology itself is often incomprehensible and mystifying.  But there may be other measures to consider when weighing how satisfying one’s church is.  Come join us for an interesting morning!


Service at 7pm

‘Ostara/Spring Equinox Celebration’

Ostara, also called Spring Equinox or Vernal Equinox, celebrates the arrival of spring.  Ostara marks the day when night and day are equal and balanced, hence the term “equinox” which means ‘equal night’.

Ostara is a Celtic festival of fire, light and fertility.  The service will be participatory and led by our ‘Wheel of the Year’ group’.