Weekly Notices 18 Dec 2016

Published 15/12/2016

Services this Sunday
Sunday 18 December (11.00am)
Sing and be Joyful’ Carol ServiceWe will be joined by the Chapel Choir to sing favourite carols and Christmas songs. The choir will perform pieces by Britten, Vaughan Williams, Joubert and our own Chapel member Paul Ayres. Mince pies and mulled wine will be available after the service and the Chapel will remain open until 4.00pm.

Sunday 18 December (7.00pm)
‘Winter Solstice Celebration’
Drawing from Celtic and other traditions we will celebrate the darkest time of the year and the return of the Light. Led by members of our ‘Wheel of the Year’ group.

Special announcement
FUSE Festival
17-21 February 2017  – A weekend of inspiration and fellowship. 
For more information: fustfest.org.uk

FUSE is a weekend of workshops, social activities and spiritual practice. It is organised by the London & SE District of Unitarians. In addition at our new site, there is also a swimming pool and gym plus beautiful grounds to explore.

The Rosslyn Hill Chapel Board is offering 5 bursaries of £50 towards the fee of the weekend to Chapel members who might need help with the cost.
We really encourage you to consider coming along to this event, it’s so inspiring.

Please contact me or Leighton if you’re interested in taking advantage of the offer of a bursary: leightoncole90@gmail.com 


Help us to promote the Chapel in your area!

We have some more beautiful flyers, now with information about Unitarianism and our new year programmes. We plan to put them on the seats for our Carol and Christmas Eve services.

If you haven’t already, please collect at least 10 copies from the side aisle after the service and put them through letterboxes in your neighbourhood. It doesn’t matter if you live far away, if you’re willing to travel, others might too! Help us to let me people know about the good things happening in the Chapel.

Flowers: The flowers and decorations will be provided by the Flower Group and helpers. To help decorate the Chapel tomorrow, see info below.
If you have a special person or an event to celebrate or remember, please contact Sharron Conduit: admin@rosslynhillchapel.com 

Monthly Good Cause Our Sunday collection basket will be divided with ‘Marylebone Project’ – dedicated solely to meeting the needs of homeless women. www.churcharmy.org.uk/Marylebone-Centre

Upcoming Events

Welcome Yule!
Decorating the Chapel for Christmas on Saturday 17th December 9.30am-1.00pm
Come and help the Flower Group to fill the Chapel with light and colour for Christmas and the Winter Festivals. Hot drinks and mince pies will be available. Contact Janna Williams: j.williams16@virginmedia.com or just show up – all are welcome!

Open Chapel – 17th and 18th December
We will open the Chapel to visitors during the ‘Welcome Yule’ chapel decorating on 17th December 9.30 – 1pm. We will also keep the chapel open on Sunday 18th December 1pm – 4pm. If you would like to help greet visitors, please contact Kate: revkatedean@gmail.com

Heart & Soul
Heart and Soulalternative week night service meets on Monday 19th December at 7.00pm in the Chapel. A gentle, informal and interactive weeknight service with a mix of readings, meditation and sharing, led by Rev Kate Dean on the theme of ‘Blue Christmas’.

Saturday 24 December 2015 (NOTE service starts at 6.30 pm)
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Our annual Christmas Eve service continues the tradition of carols and readings expressing the Unitarian approach to the festive season. This is a wonderful way to begin your Christmas celebrations so arrive early to ensure you get a seat!

What we’re reading in the Chapel Book Group
Chapel Book Group will not meet in December. The next meeting will be on Monday 23rd January at 7.00pm in the Chapel’s Committee Room (note new location, entrance to the rear of the Chapel) , when we will discuss ‘Romantic Outlawsby Charlotte Gordon, the story of proto-feminist and Unitarian Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter author Mary Shelley. We are giving you early warning as this is quite a hefty book!

Morning Service Next Sunday
Sunday 25 December (11.00am)
Rev Kate Dean
Christmas Day Circle: ‘Welcome home, stranger’
If you can walk or drive to Chapel, do join us for a short and simple circle service for Christmas Day. The festive season is a time for homecomings, and we will also consider how do we reach out to welcome the stranger.

Sunday 25 December (7.00pm)
Please note there will be NO service on Christmas Day evening!