Weekly Notices 20 Nov 2016

Published 18/11/2016

Services this Sunday
Sunday 20th November (11.00 am)
Rev Kate Dean
Love is the Doctrine of this Chapel’
Love is the doctrine of this Chapel. The Quest of Truth is its Sacrament. And Service is its prayer.’ We hear these words every Sunday as a reminder of the ‘covenant’ or agreement we have made with each other as a spiritual community. Let us go deeper this Sunday.
Sunday 20th November (7.00pm)
Rev Kate Dean
Reflections on relationships and covenants’
 With every person we meet, we enter into some kind of agreement as part of the new relationship that has formed. We will explore the interplay between relationships and covenants with an opportunity for you to share your own thoughts on the theme.
NewsFlowers: The flowers are sponsored this week by Jenny Noe Nordberg.
If you have a special person or an event to celebrate or remember, please contact Sharron:admin@rosslynhillchapel.com

Monthly Good Cause!
Our Sunday collection basket will be divided with ‘Combat Stress’, the UK’s leading Veterans’ mental health charity.

The kids say ‘Come to our Bring & Buy Sale’

Are you looking to de-clutter? Do you want to do some early holiday shopping? Or just want to donate to a good cause?

The Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel children will be running a ‘Bring and Buy Sale’ for charity onSunday 27th November. The idea is simple: You bring items which you would like to donate, and the children will sell them. All of the money goes to charity! Whether it be bric-a-brac, home decorations, jewellery, books, items of clothing or even toys, please bring them along. All items should be in new or like-new condition. There will be a table at the back of the Chapel, and you can drop your items there. The table will open after the morning service with the items for sale. 100% of the proceeds will go to a charity decided upon by the Chapel children. The children will be choosing the charity in late October as part of one of their lessons.

Food Bank
Rosslyn Hill Chapel continues to support a Food Bank in Chalk Farm. Thanks to everyone who has donated so far to our Chapel Food Bank. Please continue to help us to feed local people in crisis by donating any of the items from the list below and bring them along to Chapel next time you come.

Here is their Christmas wish list: 
Mince pies – biscuit sets – non-perishable festive foods
Stocking fillers: Toiletries sets, socks, gloves, hats, scarves, advent calendars
On Saturday 17th Dec the last Food bank before Christmas we would like to give every client:a Clementine/Satsuma – Christmas Crackers – Christmas pudding

Upcoming EventsMonday 21 November – ‘Heart and Soul’ alternative week night service at 7.00pm in the Chapel. A gentle, informal and interactive week night service with a mix of readings, meditation and sharing, led by Leighton Cole on the theme of ‘Simplicity’.

Join us for ‘Community Day’ on Sunday 27th NovemberFollowing the Advent service in the morning, there will be a ‘pot luck lunch’ where the charity Community Links will speak to members about cancer prevention, an initiative called the Small ‘c’ campaign. Plus, the Children’s Chapel will hold a Bring & Buy sale. They will then take any unwanted children’s items to be donated to the Liberal Jewish Synagogue’s programme of gifts for refugee families, part of the Mitzvah Day project which mainly takes place on 27th November this year. Please contact Kristin (email: krislinn2003@yahoo.com) if anyone wants to got to the Syagogue with her (adults welcome as well as children!)

 About Mitzvah Day (website:  www.mitzvahday.org.uk )
 A Mitzvah, literally, is a commandment in Jewish law. However, it is often used to mean a good deed or an act of kindness and that is the basis for Mitzvah Day.  It is an integral part of Jewish life. On Mitzvah Day, we give our time, not our money, to make a difference to the community around us. We introduce people to social action, to their neighbours and to local charities setting up projects which address real needs. Jewish led, we bring  people of other faiths, and none to volunteer side by side, with fun and laughter,  with our community,  to get to know each other.

Gift donation: Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John’s Wood Road 1.30 – 3.30pm. Bring donations of children’s gifts to wrap and they will be given to refugee families.

Various Activities: JW3 Centre, Finchley Road 2.00 – 5.00pm
On Sunday 27th November 2- 5pm we have some drop in sessions:
1) Knit for peace – come and knit basic squares in a welcoming knitting circle and all the squares are eventually made into wonderful blankets and distributed to those in need this winter. 
2) Challah braiding/making – come and bring your children to make some bread which goes to Hampstead Pond Square Chapel asylum seekers/ refugee drop in for dinner that night.  Age 4+
3) Make a welcome book/poster for refugee children – these will be distributed by the Refugee council Age 8+
 4)  Crafts for younger children including making cards for sick children in hospitals.
If you’re going to JW3 events, please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator Karen beforehand so she can look out for you – Karen Kinsley email: karen@jw3.org.uk


Open Chapel on 27th November
We will keep the Chapel open for visitors until 4.00pm. If you would like to get involved with any of these activities, please contact Rev Kate: revkatedean@gmail.com

Sunday 27th November at 7.00pm Evening Gathering
 Live Music and Meditation at Advent

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.

Chapel Book Group on Monday 28th November at 7.00pm This month we are reading ‘Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India’ by William Dalrymple. We meet in the Chapel’s Committee Room (entrance to the rear of the Chapel).

Services Next Sunday
Sunday 27th November (11.00am)
Rev Kate Dean
Advent Sunday – The Art of Patience
We celebrate first day of Advent in the Christian tradition, as we look forward to the Christmas season, a time of light and joy in the dark days of winter. Anticipating the rush of Christmas preparations, it’s a good time to consider the art of patience.
Sunday 27th November (7.00pm)
LIVE Music and Meditation for Advent
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.