Weekly Notices 22 Oct 2017

Published 20/10/2017

This Sunday’s Services

Sunday 22nd October (11.00am)
Guest Speaker Emily Jackson
‘The Ethical Principle of Reciprocity’

 ‘Do to others as you would like them to do to you’ is known as the ‘Golden Rule’. Numerous religions and traditions across the world teach us to ‘love thy neighbour’. How can the idea enrich our lives? How far shall we extend our love? Led by Chapel member Emily Jackson.

Sunday 22nd October (7.00pm)
Live Music and Meditation
Join us for uplifting live piano music from John Evans and different forms of relaxing meditation with Lindsay Stevens – guided meditation, walking meditation, chanting and body prayer.

Special announcement
Don’t forget the Foodbank!
Please bring your non-perishable items for our food bank collection when you come this Sunday and leave them at the back of the Chapel.

Get a taste for FUSE 2018!
Registration will open soon for the Festival of Unitarians in the South East which takes place 16 – 18 Feb at Horsley Estate in Surrey. You can get a taste of what FUSE is all about by looking at the video on the London District LDPA website (www.ldpa.org.uk)

Admin Asst. Job Vacancy  – Applications are still welcomed 
Rosslyn Hill Chapel Administration Assistant (part time) 
Mature person able to effectively organise his/her time, must have skills with banking and accounts, able to deal with a range of people. Experience with updating websites, preferably using WordPress is welcome. Normally 8 hours per week + additional as required.

Applications: If you would like to know more about these positions or to apply, then please email your CV with ‘Job vacancy’ in the subject heading to admin@rosslynhillchapel.com

Thinking of becoming a member? 
Recently we welcomed eight new members into our spiritual community! If you have been attending our Chapel services and events for some time, you might consider making Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel your spiritual home. 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.

Good Cause of the Month 
Our Sunday collection basket will be divided with ‘Cold Weather Shelter’  

Flowers for the Chalice Table
The flowers this Sunday are provided by our hard-working Flower Group – thank you!
If you have a special person or an event to celebrate or remember with flowers, please contact Sharron: admin@rosslynhillchapel.com 

Volunteering at the Cold Weather Shelter – sign up this Sunday
Rosslyn Hill Chapel has hosted the Shelter for several years. Again we will open the Chapel hall on Friday nights (from 3rd November to mid-January) to provide up to 15 homeless guests each week with dinner, conversation and entertainment, a safe bed, and a hearty breakfast.  There are lots of ways to help – serving food, chatting, playing board games, staying overnight, cooking, or donating towards the costs (approximately £100 per week).

We need 5 or 6 volunteers for each Friday evening, 2 for each Friday night, and 4 for each Saturday morning (guests leave by 9am). The guests tell us the Shelter really does change lives.  If you would like to take part or to find out more, please contact Leighton Cole: leightoncole90@gmail.com Tel 020 8444 9728.

Visit C4WS’s website for more information on their work: www.C4WSHOMELESSPROJECT.org

Stewarding Can You Help?  An Appeal to all Members! 
Stewarding is a simple way to get more involved. Good stewarding makes a difference: a warm welcome from the stewards is a welcome to the Chapel. Please look at your diaries and contact Zoe Gerrard (email: zoegerrard@btinternet.com) with any dates in the next few months when you’d be available. If you haven’t stewarded at a service before please don’t worry as there is always an experienced worship assistant present.

Upcoming Events

NOTE: There is no Book Group meeting on Monday.

Tuesday ‘Life Spirit’ – a new Spiritual Development course
We meet on Tuesdays including 24th October (no session on 14th Nov, last session on 21st Nov). We will explore deep questions through reading, discussion, personal reflection and deep listening based on the Life Spirit book by Rev David Usher. For more information or to book your place, please contact Kate: revkatedean@gmail.com/ 07870 322 519 

Charity Concerts on 9th November and 7th December
In November and December, we as a Chapel community will host two concerts to support some very worthy causes. 

Tickets are now on sale for our November concert – buy them after a Sunday service from Shana Begum or Rev Kate Dean (no booking fee!) or buy online from Eventbrite: goo.gl/NMPDs8

‘Outsiders’ Concert: 9th November – a concert of words and music featuring professional musicians and guest speakers including Dame Janet Suzman, Alfie Nash and Shirley King. This concert will be co-hosted by the Mayor of Camden, Cllr Richard Cotton, whose chosen charity is C4WS. All proceeds will be divided between our musical instruments and C4WS which helps us to organise our Cold Weather Shelter for the homeless each winter. 

‘Advent’ Concert: 7th December – a concert with an Advent theme featuring three choirs! The Chapel Choir will be joined by a semi-professional ensemble and girls from the renowned Channing School Choir. We’ll raise funds for our refugee project, joining with ‘Churches Together in Hampstead’ to sponsor a Syrian refugee family, and the Chapel’s fine grand piano and organ.

Advanced booking recommended!
Booking information: You can buy tickets for the ‘Outsiders’ Concert after the morning service from Rev Kate Dean or Shana Begum. You can also book via Eventbrite goo.gl/NMPDs8
or by PayPal or bank transfer by contacting revkatedean@gmail.com

Services Next Sunday

Sunday 29th Oct at 11am: The Welsh Connection

Rev Kate Dean with Shirley King: Born and bred in South Wales, Shirley will trace the influence of Welsh Unitarianism from its development, particularly by a group of dissenters, in an area of rural Wales called ‘The Black Spot’.
Sunday 29th Oct at 7pm:  Samhain Pagan CelebrationA time to honour our ancestors and to say farewell to those that have passed this last year. The service is participatory and one of the eight great Celtic celebrations during the ‘Wheel of the Year’. Led by our Wheel of the Year group.