Weekly Notices 23 Feb 2014

Published 26/02/2014

Sunday Service 23rd February at 11am

Guest Preacher Alan Ruston.  His sermon is entitled, ‘Trust-What Is It?

Alan Ruston became a Unitarian at Newington Green in 1960 and has been active ever since.  GA President in 2002-2003, he has held posts associated with most aspects of the Unitarian movement, which he fitted in with being a career civil servant.  He is a well-known writer and speaker within British Unitarianism.


Service at 7pm

We will be drawing on Alan Ruston’s sermon from the morning, reflecting and sharing our thoughts – Led by Margaret Perry.



Children’s Programme

This Sunday we shall be learning about the gift of protection.


Flowers Dedicated this Sunday – The Flowers are sponsored this morning by Ed Fordham “In appreciation and gratitude for tolerance and acceptance of all in society.”



PLEASE NOTE:  Our SGM/AGM will take place next Sunday (02/03), after the morning Service at 12:45



Chapel Contributions and Outgoings

The Chapel is independent and self-financing.  We appreciate all the contributions made by our members and visitors.  Each week, we publish the level of contributions by the chapel community as well as the costs related to running our beautiful chapel.




*** NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries ***


Notices – If you have a notice you want to be printed on the insert page in the Order of Service, please send it to admin@rosslynhillchapel.com by the Wednesday before the service.  Any later than this, please speak to the Worship Assistant, and he/she will be able to announce it at the beginning of the Sunday Service.



‘Stitch & Stories’

Last December, I talked about the dormant ‘Stitch & Stories’ group which used to meet twice a months to knit and crochet for various charity projects, and to share personal stories. One of the projects I continue to support is ‘Knit for peace’ (website) and one of their slogans is: ‘Here at Knit for Peace we believe that knitting is good for people in all sorts of ways. As well as being fun and therapeutic, knitting brings people together and gives us a way of helping others in need’.

My hope is to resurrect the ‘Stitch & Stories’ group and create an opportunity for those interested to use their time and talents to create simple treasurers for others in need. The group is open to anyone who would like to learn to knit or crochet as well. Everyone is welcome. So here are some dates: – Thursday 13 February (1.00-3.00 pm) and Thursday 28 February (7.00-9.00 pm), at Ingrid’s (email: ingridtavkar[at]gmail.com)


Chapel Flower Sponsorship Drive!

Sponsoring the Chapel’s flowers is one way to mark a special occasion, joyful or sad, serious or light-hearted and at the same time, make the Chapel beautiful for our Sunday worship.  The cost is £20.  The Flower Group is collecting sponsorship requests, or please contact the Chapel Office for a sponsorship form – admin@rosslynhillchapel.com



Chapel Poetry Group

The Poetry group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm in Basement Cottage 3.  Anyone who likes to write, read, share, or just listen to poetry is welcome.  For more information contact George Appleby gappleby[at]talktalk.net



During January/February our Sunday collection basket will be divided with Amnesty International.



Thinking of becoming a member? – If you’d like to discuss becoming part of our spiritual community, please contact the Minister, Patrick, or leave your details on the form available from the stewards.



Values in Action

The Social Action Committee is delighted to invite anyone who is passionate about a cause or working, volunteering or campaigning for change to tell chapel friends about it: Reverend Patrick has offered a 3-minute slot for anyone who wishes to share news of VALUES IN ACTION during morning service on the FIRST Sunday in the month.

If you would like to take part, please send details of your topic to Social Action Committee member, Claire Julian [claire.marley[at]mac.com] so that these brief contributions can be co-ordinated. Thank you.

Claire Julian, On behalf of Social Action Committee



*** Food Bank ***

Rosslyn Hill Chapel is supporting a Food Bank in Chalk Farm.  Please help by picking up one or two extra items when you shop and put them in our collection bag on a Sunday.  Details on the noticeboard in the Side Aisle.




Rosslyn Hill Chapel is now on Twitter! Chapel services, events, inspiring quotes and links to other Unitarian items of interest are tweeted regularly.  If you would like to follow us, and help us to commune with the interconnected web of existence, then please follow the link below to sign up to Twitter and follow us @RHUnitarianC.


To tweet us with any news of activities or meetings that you are involved with, or any of those thoughts that you have ‘while you are doing the dishes’ then please start your tweet with @RHUnitarianC.  It will appear on our feed once it is re-tweeted by the Chapel.