Weekly Notices 21 Jun 2015
Sunday 21st June (11am)
Rev Dr Patrick T. O’Neill and Rev. Rob Gregson preaching “Always in Transition”
This morning our congregation will be fondly bidding adieu to Reverend Rob Gregson (and Corey and Addie) as he prepares to return to the US after five years of ministry with our chapel and with SimpleGifts ministry in Bethnal Green. Rob and Patrick will reflect on the various transitions we all must make in life. Do come join us for a farewell reception following the service!
Sunday 21st June (7pm) Evening Gathering ‘Summer Solstice celebration’
We celebrate the longest day, the triumph of the light and the abundance of summer with ritual, music, poetry and flowers. Everyone is welcome. Led by the Wheel of the Year group
Children’s Programme – This week, we wrap up our short unit on the web of life and the small creatures which share our planet. We will hear the story of Grandmother Spider, an important character in Hopi mythology, and then create webs of our own in a game and art activity.
Today is the final Children’s Chapel before the summer break. Thank you so much for sharing your children with Holly, Kristin and Kojo this past year, and we look forward to seeing them again in the fall for new sharing and explorations.
During the summer months there will be a box of (quiet) toys and activities available for children to enjoy during the main service. The Children’s Chapel and crèche program will begin again in September.
Today’s Chancel Flower Arrangement – Sponsored by Patrick and Patricia for Rob, Cory and Addy. Good luck on your new adventure. We will miss you! Rainbow Flowers for Gay Pride week!
If you have someone or an event to celebrate or remember, say it with flowers and help decorate the chapel for our worship together. Contact Sharron: firstname.lastname@example.org
COFFEE & TEA MONEY during June will be donated to
‘ALL OUT! – LOVE. EQUALITY. ACTION!’
and our Sunday collection basket will also be divided with
‘ALL OUT! – LOVE. EQUALITY. ACTION!’
WHAT IS ALL OUT? – In 76 countries it’s a crime to be gay. All Out is changing laws and shifting cultural norms to build a world where no person has to sacrifice their family, freedom, safety or dignity because of who they are or who they love. (https://allout.org/about-en)
NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries
On Sunday 21st June
Rev Dr Patrick T. O’Neill and Rev. Rob Gregson preaching
‘Always in Transition’
This morning our congregation will be fondly bidding adieu to Reverend Rob Gregson (and Cory and Addy) as he prepares to return to the US after five years of ministry with our chapel and with SimpleGifts ministry in Bethnal Green. Rob and Patrick will reflect on the various transitions we all must make in life. Do come join us for a farewell reception following the service!
If you would like to add your name and good wishes, there’s a chance to do this before the service on Sunday (21st). Janna Williams will be in Chapel with the card, from 10.30am. If you would like to say goodbye but will not be at Chapel, do email your name and a brief message (c15 words) to Janna email@example.com)
Bring & Buy Sale – Sunday 21 June 2015 at 12.00 noon
After Sunday morning service ‘Bring and Buy Sale’ – all proceeds ‘Nepal Earthquake Appeal’.
London Pride – Saturday 27th June 2015
Come and join fellow Unitarians on Saturday 27th June to take part in the London Pride Parade to celebrate the LGBT+ community, and to show our support for equality. Fancy dress is welcome, but not essential – the theme this year is ‘Pride Heroes’. We will be meeting from 12.00 midday at Portman Close (exact meeting point to tbc) – please arrive by12.30pm. The parade begins at 1.00pm and ends at 4.30pm in Whitehall. More information about the actual parade is on the website prideinlondon.org Please email or speak to Julia Reid (Social Action Committee) to show your interest (hirstjulia[at]hotmail.com).
Message from the Management Board
It costs £5,000 per week to run this Chapel. Each month, we donate half of our plate collection to charity. On average, we donate £105 each week, from the plate collection to worthy causes. Please help us to support the ongoing work of RHUC; your donations are greatly appreciated. There are many ways to support this Chapel. The options include:
– Becoming a member
– Standing order
– One off donation
– Leaving a legacy
Please visit our website or contact our administrator for more details, or if you would like to discuss ways to give to the Chapel.
Services Next Sunday
Sunday 28th June (11am)
Guest Preacher Rev Kate Dean – ‘Living with Uncertainty’
When life looks a little unstable and you’re not sure of the road ahead, how does our Unitarian faith help us to deal with uncertainty?
Sunday 28th June (7pm) Evening Gathering – ‘Living with Uncertainty’
We will be drawing on Rev Kate Dean’s sermon from the morning, reflecting and sharing our thoughts. Led by Margaret Perry.