Weekly Notices 20 Aug 2017

Published 19/08/2017

Sunday 20th August at 11am 
Rev Kate Dean 
‘Ways of the World’ 
We Unitarians draw wisdom from many different sources but it is important that we do this in a respectful way. We will explore what we can learn from other cultures in order to live more full and rich lives. 

(images: details of windows at Harris Manchester College Chapel, Oxford)

Sunday 20th August at 7pm 
Rev Kate Dean with Tony Carrick 
‘Psychology and Spirituality’
We will reflect on the interplay between the great psychological and psychoanalytic thinkers, and contemporary spirituality. There will be an opportunity to share your views on the theme with our guest speaker, Tony Carrick. Led by Rev Kate Dean


Open Chapel
Bring your friends to visit our beautiful Chapel on Sundays 20th & 27th August 1 – 4pm and enjoy cream teas in good company!


Labyrinth Walk proves a hit with Open Chapel visitors

Thank you to Richard Nickols and Aleine Ridge for providing the wonderful Labyrinth walking meditation last Sunday. Several people walked the Labyrinth for the first time before rounding off their relaxation with a cream tea. Visit our Facebook page for more photos: www.facebook.com/RosslynHillUnitarianChapel

Children’s Chapel
Please Note: There is no separate Sunday Children’s Chapel programme during July and August. A box of soft toys is available at the back of chapel for young ones during the service. Parents are asked to remain with their children during the service. 

Good Cause of the Month 
Our Sunday collection basket will be divided with ‘Chalk Farm Food Bank’ which provides emergency food to local people in crisis and which would welcome our help. 

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 

Thinking of becoming a member?
If you have been attending our Chapel services and events for some time, you might consider making Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel your spiritual home and community.

Our Chapel community is independent, self-governing and self-financing, with a rich history of social change. As well as taking part in Sunday Services, our members organise and support a wide range of activities and events. If you would like to find out more, please contact Rev Kate Dean revkatedean@gmail.com or speak to one of the Stewards on Sunday mornings.


Upcoming Events

Open Chapel every Sunday in August: 1 – 4pm
As we did last year, we are holding an Open Chapel every Sunday afternoon in August (6, 13, 20 and 27 Aug). We’ve had many visitors so far, some people had lived in the area for many years and had never set foot inside the chapel. They were surprised and delighted to see the treasures inside. Meeting visitors and showing them around is a great way to reach out to our community so come along and join us! 

Thanks to those who’ve offered to volunteer. We’re still looking for a few people to help on 27th Aug 12 – 2pm or 2-4pm. Please contact Ingrid Tavkar about volunteering on this day: ingridtavkar@gmail.com


Sunday 10th September – Gathering the Waters  
This service, sometimes also called the Water Ceremony, was first used at a Unitarian Universalist congregation in the 1980s.  
Members bring to Sunday worship service a small amount of water from a place that is special to them or from a place they have visited over the summer. During the service, people one by one pour their water together into a large bowl. As the water is added, each person explains why this water is special to them. The combined water is symbolic of our shared Unitarian faith coming from many different sources.

LifeSpirit – a new spiritual development course!

Following the success of the Shared Pulpit and SoulDeep courses in the past year, Rev Kate Dean will be running an 8 week course on Tuesday nights based on the book by Rev David Usher. The first session will be on 26th September. For more information or to book your place, contact Kate: revkatedean@gmail.com. Course fee: £10 (to cover the cost of your the LifeSpirit book)


Unitarian Theology Conference 2017 
‘500 Years On – The Reformation Must Continue!’

Friday 13th October – ‘On God’  – Ant Howe, Jane Blackall, Lewis Connolly 
Saturday 14th October – ‘On Unitarianism’ – Ann Peart, Justin Meggit, Stephen Lingwood 
Panel: Claire MacDonald, Lucy Harris, Robin Hanford 
Mill Hill Unitarian chapel, City Square, Leeds, LS1 5EB
(Two minute walk from Leeds Railway Station) 
For further information contact Rev Jim Corrigall on 07909572279 or email corrigalljim@gmail.com 

Starting at 11.30am on Friday 13th October with worship. Ending at 5.45pm. 7.15pm Informal discussion in the Chapel and “pub theology.” Re-starting at 9.30am on Saturday 14th October. Ending at 3pm. Bring your own lunches or buy nearby. No entry charge. No need to book a place. Donations to cover costs gratefully received. Plenty of reasonably priced hotels nearby. 
Talks will be filmed by UK Unitarian TV (www.ukunitarians.org.uk/tv) 

Unitarian Women’s Group Conference 20th – 22nd October 2017 
The Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow 
A weekend of interactive sessions on Unitarian women in history, placing ourselves in the story and a look at the UWG itself and its development over the course of nearly four decades. Serious and hilarious by turns and always warm and friendly. Led by Rev Ann Peart and Rev Celia Midgley. (Bursaries are available) 

Booking: Stella Burney info@thenightingalecentre.org.uk or 01298 871218 
Further information: Margaret Robinson margaretrobinson81@gmail.com or 01642 782219 or Ann Peart ann.peart3@virginmedia.com 

The Meditation Fellowship offers a weekend retreat in Salisbury 3 – 5 November(bookings closing soon)
The Meditation Fellowship is a group of gentle Unitarians who gather three times a year to practice meditation with Richard Bober, of Golders Green Unitarians. The Autumn Retreat takes place 3 – 5th November. Newcomers very welcome. The venue is the lovely Sarum college in Salisbury.
For further details contact Alf Withington:
alfwithington@gmail.com or tel: 01942733553
We do not aim to make a profit but must have sufficient funds to secure venues well in advance.
Total cost – £165.00 including accommodation, all meals and all activities (Deposit £65)
(When Fellowship funds allow we offer a limited number of subsidised places to people experiencing temporary financial constraints.) 


Services Next Sunday

Sunday 27th August at 11am: ‘Joy’
We’ll explore how joy is different from happiness, what can block our joy, what connects us with our joy and how we can nourish this spiritual quality within ourselves.  Led by Rev Lindsay Stevens, an Interfaith Minister and friend of the Unitarians.

Sunday 27th August at 7pm: Music and Meditation 
Join us for gentle recorded music and different forms of relaxing meditation with Ingrid Tavkar.