Weekly Notices 20 Mar 2016

Published 18/03/2016

Sunday 20th March  (11.00am)

Rev Kate Dean

‘A Recipe for Happiness’

This will be Rev Dean’s first service as Temporary Minister. Research suggests that once your basic needs are met, your level of income does not affect your level of happiness. We will consider the other aspects of life that could be the ingredients for a Recipe for Happiness. The Chapel Choir will perform Haydn’s ‘Missa Sancti Nicolai’ during the service.

Sunday 20th March (7.00pm)

Celebration of the ‘Spring Equinox’

‘Ostara’, also called the ‘Spring Equinox’ or ‘Vernal Equinox’, celebrates the arrival of spring and. marks the day when night and day are equal and balanced.  This is a time to rejoice, dance, and celebrate.


Flowers There are two flower sponsorships this week

Deborah Frankel dedicates flowers, ‘In memory of my beloved Harold and our wedding anniversary. We were married in the Chapel on 24th March, 26 years ago. Harold would join me in sending a warm welcome to Kate on her first Sunday as our temporary minister.’

Ken Levy makes this dedication, ‘Dearest Ann, how happy you would be to see Kate as our minister today. You’ll be standing behind her; I’m sure, as you always stand behind me!

Please note! our Sunday collection basket will be divided with

 Womenkind Worldwide



NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries


Decorating the Chapel for Easter – Thursday 24th March 2016

Please put the date in your diary if you are able to come and help for some of the time. Many hands make the job more fun. It is an enjoyable thing to do! Greenery, blossom, flowers would also be most welcome. If you can join us contact Janna (email: j.williams16[at]virginmedia.com) or just turn up.

On Sunday 27th March 2016, we will have our monthly ‘Pot Luck Lunch’ after the morning service. It will be a ‘seasonal and festive’ lunch.

Please let me know if you are planning to attend the lunch and are willing and able to bring along a ‘festive’ main, salad or dessert (expenses will be reimbursed if required). Ingrid Tavkar (Tel: o2o 8455 o162; email: ingridtavkar[at]gmail.com


 Shared Pulpit: Spiritual development and worship service training in April and May

Our new Temporary Minister, Rev Kate Dean, will be leading a series of workshops and facilitated sessions to help Unitarians reflect on their spiritual journey and consider approaches to taking part in a Sunday worship service. Weekly sessions will take place on Monday evenings. In addition, there will be two Sunday afternoon workshops looking at how to prepare and lead a service.

Shared Pulpit: Six Monday evenings from 4th April onwards
These sessions aim to help us to explore our personal and spiritual development by examining our spiritual journeys. Discoveries could be used as a basis for a sermon or address, but there is really no obligation to lead a service.

Worship Workshops: Sunday afternoons on 17th April and 8th May
The first Worship Workshop on 17th April will look at the nuts and bolts of putting together a Sunday service. In the second on8th May, we’ll explore alternative forms of worship, including Table Service (set around a meal), Cafe Connect (discussions/sharing, similar to Death Cafe), engagement groups and the Chapel’s own evening service.

You’ll benefit most by attending as many of the sessions as possible, but you won’t be required to attend all the sessions. For more information and to sign up, please contact Kate: revkatedean@gmail.com or 07870 322 519




2016 Channing Lecture – Golders Green – 23rd April 2016- speaker Derek McAuley

This year’s Channing Lecture, The International Vision of British Unitarians, will be on Saturday 23rd April at 7.00 pm at Golders Green Unitarians, Hoop Lane, and will be delivered by Rosslyn Hill Chapel member Derek McAuley, who is also Chief Officer of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches.

British Unitarians have always had an international vision. Derek will describe how this global perspective has changed over time and explore how it continues to have relevance today and for the future.

Tickets, available on the door, will be £10 and part of the proceeds will go to the Clara Barton Red Cross Syria Crisis Appeal. The church is at 31 Hoop Lane, 5 minutes’ walk from Golders Green Underground Station (Northern Line, Edgware Branch). For more information please contact Rev. Feargus O’Connor (ggunirev[at]aol.com or o2o 7837 4472).


Services Next Sunday

Sunday 27th March (11.00am) Easter Sunday

Rev Kate Dean

‘Return to the Garden’

This holy-day has its roots in spring rites and the Jewish Passover festival. Drawing on our Christian heritage, what can we learn from the story of an empty tomb, the hope of transformation and new life?


Sunday 27th March (7.00pm)

Rev Kate Dean

‘Return to the Garden: Reflections on Easter’

Drawing on our Christian heritage, what can we learn from the story of an empty tomb, the hope of transformation and new life? This service includes an opportunity to share your reflections on this time of year.