Weekly Notices 2 Feb ’14

Published 01/02/2014

Sunday Service 2nd February at 11am

Dr. O’Neill will be preaching.  His sermon is entitled, ‘Glowing Coals: Spirit, Service and Celebration’ or ‘What’s a Chapel For Anyway?’

You might call them ‘glowing coals’ that reside at the heart of spiritual community.  Three words that sum up what our Chapel stands for: Spirit, Service, and Celebration.  All are welcome here!  Come join us for worship today…and bring a friend along.

Service at 7pm

‘Celebration of Imbolc’ (also known as Candlemas)

This is one of the eight Celtic holy days of the year.  It is dedicated to the Goddess Brigid and celebrates mid-winter with fire, water and ritual.  Come and celebrate Imbolc with music, song, Poetry, and meditative silence – Led by our ‘Wheel of the Year’ Group.

Children’s Programme

This Sunday we shall be learning about giving ‘the gift of helping’.

Flowers Dedicated this Sunday – The Flowers are sponsored this morning by Deborah Frankel and her children Anna & Paul Bindra, Jenifer and Solwyn, in memory of her beloved husband Harold who would have been 82 years old today, but sadly died last year on his 81st Birthday.


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) £247

** Members by Standing Order £244

* Chapel Outgoings £10,249


*** 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.org.uk 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.


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.org.uk


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


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


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@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.



Rosslyn Hill Chapel is now on Twitter! Chapel services, events, inspiring quotes and links to other Unitarian items of interest are tweeted regularly.  If you would like to follow us, and help us to commune with the interconnected web of existence, then please follow the link below to sign up to Twitter and follow us @RHUnitarianC.




To tweet us with any news of activities or meetings that you are involved with, or any of those thoughts that you have ‘while you are doing the dishes’ then please start your tweet with @RHUnitarianC.  It will appear on our feed once it is re-tweeted by the Chapel.


Services Next Sunday 9th February at 11am & 7pm

Dr. O’Neill will be preaching.  His sermon is entitled, ‘The Privaliage of Service’

It doesn’t matter what one’s formal faith tradition or creed might be.  One universal consequence of a faith-filled attitude towards life is the call to come out of ourselves and join however, one can, in whatever way one can, in the honest work of redeeming a wounded and weary world.  Come join us for worship today…and bring a friend along.