Weekly Notices 23 Oct 2016

Published 21/10/2016

Here are the notices of services and events this week.

Services this Sunday
Sunday 23
rd October (11.00pm)

Rev Kate Dean
Voices for Black History Month’
October is Black History Month in the UK and we will mark this by hearing about the inspiring black and ethnic minority voices in many people’s lives, from poetry to stories of personal heroes. With contributions by James Chiriyankandath, O’Yemi Afolabi, Alphonsine Kabagabo and Baili Preddie.

Sunday 23rd October (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.

Special Collection for Hurricane Matthew victims in Haiti
This week our entire collection will be donated to the Clara Barton
(Unitarian) Fund of the Red Cross to help hurricane victims in Haiti.

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, please contact Sharron: admin@rosslynhillchapel.com

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.

This is what the Food Bank wants:
Chopped tomatoes
Baked beans
Feminine hygiene products
Home cleaning products and sponges
They have enough pasta and rice!

Sign up for FUSE – Unitarian retreat in Feb 2017
We thought you’d like to know about the Festival of Unitarians in the South East (FUSE) 17 – 19 Feb 2017. It’s being held in a new countryside venue, Horsely Park in Surrey, so whether you are looking for an energising and inspiring conference with fellow Unitarians, a relaxing, spa-like weekend, or a spiritually enriching retreat, you’ll find it at FUSE. There is a small number of bursaries available for first-timers on low incomes. For more information, visit the website http://fusefest.org.uk/ and check out the video.

Upcoming Events

 Read along with the Book Group:
‘The Invention of Air’

 Join us to discuss ‘The Invention of Air:  A Story Of Science, Faith, Revolution,  And The Birth Of America’ by Steven  Johnson – the story of the great  Unitarian, Joseph Priestley, a founding  father who discovered oxygen and a  brilliant man who embodied the relationship between science, religion, and politics. Come along at the end of October to discuss it with us. Next meeting: 24th October in the Chapel’s Committee Room (note new location, entrance to the rear of the Chapel)

Date for your diaries – Saturday 12th November ‘Induction Service

We will be holding the induction service to welcome Rev Kate Dean as our minister on Sunday 12th November a 2.00pm. Invitations went out to members recently, so please RSVP before 31st October to Sharron Conduit: admin@rosslynhillchapel.com .

Services Next Sunday

Sunday 30th October at 11.00am 
‘Personal Experience of Being Black Without Religion’
We will be joined by Lola Tinubu and Clive Aruede, members of the London Black Atheists group, which was formed in 2012 to cater for the needs of black people, their families, friends and supporters who are atheists, agnostic, freethinkers, doubters and those questioning religion. We’ll also be treated to a special performance by cellist Kwesi Edman.

Sunday 30th October at 7.00pm
Evening Gathering
‘Samhain’ Celebration (pronounced sow-inn – also called Halloween)

A 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 members of our ‘Wheel of the Year’ group.