Weekly Notices 18 Jun 2017

Published 16/06/2017

This Sunday’s Services
Sunday 18th June (11.00am)
Jeannene Powell : ‘Honouring our Connections’

In our service, we’ll be looking at the way we deepen our connections, with ourselves, others and the world.  This service will also acknowledge those who’ve fathered us in some way.

Sunday 18th June (7.00pm)
‘Summer Solstice’ Celebration with Wheel of the Year

We celebrate the longest day, the triumph of the light and the abundance of summer with ritual, music, poetry and flowers. Everyone is welcome. Led by Hillary Ratna of the Wheel of the Year group

Great Get Together in Hampstead
This Sunday at 3pm. Hosted by St Saviour’s Church and South Hampstead Synagogue – scroll down for more information under ‘Upcoming Events’.

Flowers in remembrance
The flowers this week are sponsored by Mohan and Ingrid Tavkar, in memory of Mohan’s dear brother, Arun, who passed away on Monday, 12th June. ‘Rest in peace’

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

Bring and Buy Sale by the kids – successful fundraising for Toilet TwinningBlessed by good weather, the kids took their sale outside and attracted a lot of visitors! Find out if they managed to reach their target of a toilet block in a school – this will be announced at the morning service on Sunday.

Grenfell Tower fire donations and fund
Rev Sarah Tinker of Kensington Unitarians has advised us of a local charity which has set up a fund for those affected by the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower. She states: “The general advice seems to be to hold back on making donations of items because they now need more volunteers to deal with the mountains of things that have been given. But money is going to be needed in both the short and long term to help those with disrupted lives.”

This is one of the main collections, recommended by the local council and interfaith group:

The Kensington and Chelsea Foundation has set up a fundraising page for cash donations. To donate please visit the website and when you have indicated the amount you wish to donate, tick the box Grenfell Tower Appeal. Every penny raised will go to those affected.https://thekandcfoundation.com/donate/

Good Cause of the Month 
Our Sunday collection basket will be divided with ‘Sante Refugee Mental Health Access Project’ (http://www.santeproject.org.uk) 

Upcoming Events

Great Get Together in Hampstead
Sunday 18th June 3 – 5pm at St Saviours Church, 30 Eton Villas NW3 4SU

Please support this interfaith community event held jointly by Together with South Hampstead Synagogue and St Saviours Church. The Great Get Together NW3 garden party as part of the Brendan Cox initiative, The Great Get Together happening across the country on 17th & 18th June. The purpose of the event is to bring local communities closer together, remembering the words of the late MP, Jo Cox, that ‘we have more that unites us than divides us’.
https://www.greatgettogether. org  All ages welcome. There’ll be food, soft drinks, a bouncy castle and plenty of opportunities to socialise…

Churches Together in Hampstead ‘Ecumenical Evensong’
Sunday 18th June at 6pm at the Hampstead Parish Church (St John’s)

If you weren’t planning to go to our Evening Gathering on Sunday… we’re all invited to Evensong at St. John on Church Row at which their new vicar Rev Jeremy Fletcher will speak.  Since it’s the same weekend as the ‘Great Get Together’ in memory of MP Jo Cox it is another great opportunity to come together.

‘Heart and Soul: Connecting with Others’ – week night circle  – will meet on Monday 19th June at 7.00pm in the Chapel. This gentle week night service features prayer ritual, meditation and an opportunity to share.This service will be led by our Board Secretary and Social Action Committee Chair Leighton Cole.

Rosslyn Hill Chapel Choir – rehearses each Wednesday at 7.30pm. New voices welcome, no audition required!

Book Group – will meet on Monday 26th June at 7.00pm (Chapel Side Aisle)
We invite people to bring a favourite book to share – and possibly lend – at the next meeting.

Pot Luck Lunches – The next ‘Pot Luck Lunch’ will be on Sunday 25 June in the side aisle at 12.30pm (after the morning service). 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. 

‘Neighbours Social’ with Golders Green Unitarians 
Friday 23rd June doors 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Join us at Rosslyn Hill Chapel for a quirky evening of entertainment with our friends at Golders Green Unitarians. Free snacks, fundraising silly-prize raffle and bar available.

Saturday 8th July 11.00am onwards, take part in ‘London Pride’
Come and represent Unitarians at one of the largest LGBT festivals in the world. 
If you would like to be involved, please contact Ed: edfordham@gmail.com

Sunday 9th July – All Weather Picnic after the morning service.
Bring your picnic and blanket and join the Unitarian Youth Group and Churches Together in Hampstead for fun whatever the weather – we’ll be in the hall if it’s wet.

Services Next Sunday
Sunday 25th June at 11am
Rev Kate Dean – ‘Different pasts, shared future’
To mark the close of Refugee Week, we look at the huge cultural, social and economic contribution that refugees have made to life in the UK over the centuries.
Pot Luck Lunch – in the side aisle at 12.30pm (after the morning service). 
Sunday 25th June at 7pm
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.