Weekly Notices 22 Jan 2017

Published 20/01/2017

Services this Sunday
Sunday 22 January at 11.00am 
Rev Kate Dean
Inspired Imaginations 

Acrobatic imaginations and fascinating human ingenuity inspire this service as a celebration of what can be achieved by lively minds with a sense of adventure.

Sunday 22 January at 7.00pm: LIVE Music and Meditation
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.


Women’s March: If you are considering attending the Women’s March in London tomorrow and want to join others, please contact the minister who will put you in touch with them: revkatedean@gmail.com

Flowers:  This week’s arrangement was funded from a grant from the Board that covers un-sponsored Sundays.
If you have a special person or an event to celebrate or remember with flowers, please contact Sharron: admin@rosslynhillchapel.com 

Monthly Good Cause: Our Sunday collection basket will be divided with ‘Amnesty International.’ After the morning service, join us to write cards of support to prisoners of conscience.  Date for your diary:
5th February at 11.00am ‘Youth Sunday’
We will celebrate young Unitarians with a service for all ages on the theme of storytelling. Expect lively music, inspiring stories and your chance to take part in a group storytelling activity!

Upcoming EventsFUSE FUSE Festival 17 – 19th Feb – countryside retreat with inspiring workshops. Limited £50 bursaries available for chapel members. Please contact Leighton for more information about bursaries: leightoncole90@gmail.com Closing date for bookings: 31stJanuary www.fusefest.org.uk 

Open your mind with opportunities to learn in 2017 at Rosslyn Hill Chapel
Rosslyn Hill Chapel will be offering a number of new programmes and regular groups in 2017, from poetry and discussion groups to personal and spiritual development. With monthly Monday groups and a weekly Tuesday night programme, there’s something for everyone…

4th Monday: Chapel Book Group at 7.00pm 
We’re reading Romantic Outlaws, the story of the proto-feminist Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter author Mary Shelley.  Next meeting on 23rd January, come and discuss what to read next!

Soul Deep – spiritual development sessions – newcomers welcome! – Rev Kate Dean is leading a series of six Tuesday-night sessions focusing on a different aspect of spiritual life each week. We aim to go deeper and examine the inner faith that finds an outward expression in the way we live our lives. Each session is self-contained, so do join us for whichever dates you can. We meet on Tuesdays 17th, 24th Jan (NO MEETING on 31st January) and 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th February. To register, please contact Kate: revkatedean@gmail.com / 07870 322 519
Worship Studies Course in 2017

Rosslyn Hill Chapel is proud to host the only Unitarian Worship Studies Course (Foundation Step) in the UK next year. We hope that chapel members will join us for this valuable training which is right on the doorstep!

Thinking about leading a service but not sure how? Looking for new ways to enliven worship for your congregation and beyond?

The London & SE District (LDPA) is offering a four-part course, leading to a GA-recognised qualification – the Worship Studies Course (Foundation Step).

The Foundation Step course is based on the very popular version run by Kensington Unitarians in 2013 and further WSC training is offered as a correspondence course after this first step. Group sessions will take place on the following Saturdays: 4th March, 15th July, 30th September and 25th November at Rosslyn Hill Chapel. To register for more information, contact Rev’d Martin Whitell: revdmart@aol.com

Services Next SundaySunday 29 January (11.00am)
Guest Preacher Jeannene Powell
‘What Soil are you in?’
 As we get into the swing of the New Year, with resolutions and alike, it’s a perfect opportunity to reflect on our own environment, to see how it can best support our own growth for the year ahead.

Sunday 29 January (7.00pm)
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 members of our ‘Wheel of the Year’ group’.