Weekly Notices 19 Feb 2017

Published 17/02/2017

This Sunday’s Services

19th February at 11am
Guest Speaker: Kieran Seale
‘People of the Question’

Kieran Seale will lead a service and ask why questions are so important to Unitarians.

19th February at 7pm
Evening Gathering: 
‘Hip Hop and Spirituality’

Join us to explore the intricacies and subtleties of hip-hop lyrics and the connection to spirituality. With ‘hip hop head’ Michael Hussey and Rev Kate Dean
 

Special announcement

Sunday 5th March – Chapel Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The chapel is self-governing independent charity. Chapel members can have their say on decisions affecting the chapel’s future at the Annual General Meeting on 5th March after the morning service. Lunch and Childcare provided. 
 
News

Interfaith Connections
We were delighted to host members of the liberal Hindu group the Brahmo Samaj who held their annual London Maghotsav in the Chapel last Sunday. The service was conducted by their President, Mrs Manju Chaudhuri and the choir and musicians performed Bengali songs including poetry by Rabindranath Tagore.

Good Cause(s) of the Month: Unitarian youth charities
Our Sunday collection basket will be divided with ‘Send a Child to Hucklow’ Fund, and the ‘GA Youth Programme.’ 

Flowers 
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 

 
 
Upcoming Events

Heart and Soul – meets on Monday 20th February at 7pm in the Chapel. This is a gentle week-night circle service of reflection and meditation. This month’s theme ‘Loving.’

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

Chapel Book Group – meets on Monday 27th February at 7pm in the Chapel Committee Room. Bring a favourite book with you to discuss. In March we’ll discuss our current reading Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
 
Pot Luck Lunches – The next ‘Pot Luck Lunch’ will be on Sunday 26th February 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 minimum).  We look forward to seeing you there.
 
Chapel Choir Fundraiser! Friday 3rd March at 7pm
Come and enjoy a home cooked meal, light-hearted entertainment and a chance for much audience participation in singing, bar, raffle.  Tickets are on sale each Sunday after services, or from choir members.  Much of the proceeds will go towards the Piano and Organ fund to maintain our fine instruments.
 

Sunday 5th March – Chapel Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The chapel is self-governing independent charity. Chapel members can have their say on decisions affecting the chapel’s future at the Annual General Meeting on 5th March after the morning service. Lunch and Childcare provided. 

 
Worship Studies Course at the Chapel
Worship Studies: Thinking about leading a service but not sure how? Looking for new ways to enliven worship for your congregation and beyond?  We hope that chapel members will join us for this valuable training which is right on the doorstep! The London & SE District (LDPA) is offering a four-part course, leading to a GA-recognised qualification the  Worship Studies Course (Foundation Step). Group sessions will take place on Saturdays: 4th March, 15th July, 30th September and 2nd December at Rosslyn Hill Chapel. For more information, contact Rev’d Martin Whitell: revdmart@aol.com 
 
Interfaith Passover – Thursday 6th April 6.45 for a 7pm start
The JW3 Centre volunteers have invited us to an Interfaith Passover: ‘Join us as we explore the impact of the 3,500 year old Exodus story and the rituals that Jewish people observe. There will be a light supper and a chance to mingle and share experiences.’ If you’d like to go, please email Karen@jw3.org.uk and cc revkatedean@gmail.com

 
 
Services Next Sunday

26th February at 11am: LGBT History Month
In the year that marks the 50th anniversary since the decriminalisation of homosexuality, this ensemble service will explore attitudes to sexuality within religious traditions and through personal reflections. A collaborative service with Rev Kate Dean, members and friends of the chapel.
 
26th February 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.