Weekly Notices 24 Sep 2017

Published 22/09/2017

This Sunday’s Services

Sunday 24th September (11.00am) 
Guest Speaker Tanya Morrison
‘Big ideas and hard questions of our time’

Drawing on her father’s writings and the issues raised through the annual Ken Morrison lectures, Tanya Morrison looks at the challenges that liberal religious thinking has in navigating through times of ‘public chaos’.  
This Sunday, our Chapel Choir will perform: ‘My Lord What A Morning’, (H. T. Burleigh) & ‘The Highest Good is like Water’, (David Dawson).

Sunday 24th September (7.00pm)
‘Autumn Equino’x Celebration
Led by members of our ‘Wheel of the Year’ group, and drawing from the Celtic earth/pagan tradition, we will celebrate the autumn equinox. The service is participatory and one of the eight great Celtic celebrations during the ‘wheel of the year’.

Special Announcement

Farewell and à bientôt to Erich and Huggy!
 ‘Please help us bid farewell to both of them in their current roles at this Sunday’s morning service.’
Following the service there will be our monthly ‘Pot Luck Lunch’ – all are welcome.


Farewell and à bientôt to Erich and Huggy!
At the end of September, two very familiar faces will leave their positions at the Chapel. Chapel member Erich Wagner will retire after several years as Assistant Administrator and Huggy Leaver has resigned from his role as Caretaker and Handyman. We are very grateful for their contributions over the years. They will be hard to replace, but if you know of anyone who might have the right skills for these roles, please contact Sharron Conduit: admin@rosslynhillchapel.comPot Luck Lunch
This Sunday 24th September, we will have our monthly ‘Pot Luck Lunch’ at 12:30 – 2.00pm (in the side aisle).The menu will be  – homemade soup, bread and cheese, followed by fruit crumble and autumn fruits. 
Contributions of ‘homemade’ soup and/or fruit crumbles or autumn fruits for dessert would be very much appreciated. Ingrid Tavkar – Tel: 020 8455 0162; email: ingridtavkar@gmail .com

Good Cause of the Month 
Our Sunday collection basket will be divided with ‘The Refugee Council’,  one of the leading charities in the UK working directly with refugees and asylum seekers and supporting them to rebuild their lives.  

Huggy Leaver is sponsoring the flowers this Sunday with this dedication: ‘Mum, still shining, Love from all of us, H, C, K, N, N, K & T’

If you have a special person or an event to celebrate or remember with flowers, please contact Sharron: admin@rosslynhillchapel.com 

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.

Thinking of becoming a member?
If you have been attending our Chapel services and events for some time, you might consider making Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel your spiritual home and community. 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, or speak to one of the Stewards.


Upcoming Events

 Chapel Book Group meets on Monday 25th September at 7.00pm in the Chapel side aisle to discuss favourite reads.

Life Spirit – a new Spiritual Development course starts on Tuesday 26th September
Join Rev Kate Dean for a Tuesday night course based on the book by Rev David Usher. We will explore deep questions through reading, discussion, personal reflection and deep listening. The first session will be on 26th September and will run until 21st November (no session on 14th November). For more information and to book your place, contact Kate: revkatedean@gmail.com. Course fee: £10. Please book in advance so that we can order copies of the book (included in the fee)!

Charity Concerts on 9th November and 7th December
Get ready for something special! The Chapel is often used as a concert venue and for recordings because of its excellent acoustic. The Chapel Choir holds an annual fundraiser which is always entertaining. In November and December, we as a Chapel community will host two concerts to support some very worthy causes. So please pencil in these dates…

9th November – a concert of words and music featuring professional musicians and guest speakers including Dame Janet Suzman. 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.

7th December – a concert with a winter theme featuring three choirs! The Chapel Choir will be joined by a semi-professional ensemble and girls from the renowned Channing School Choir.

Look out for more details in our Notices emails. Tickets will be on sale in advance.


Unitarian Theology Conference 2017
500 Years On – The Reformation Must Continue!

Friday 13th October – ‘On God’ – Ant Howe, Jane Blackall, Lewis Connolly
Saturday 14th October – ‘OnUnitariansim’ – Ann Peart, Justin Meggit, Stephen Lingwood
Panel: Claire MacDonald, Lucy Harris, Robin Hanford
Mill Hill Unitarianchapel, City Square, Leeds, LS1 5EB
For further information contact Rev Jim Corrigall on 07909572279 or email corrigalljim@gmail.com

Unitarian Women’s Group Conference 20th – 22nd October 2017 
The Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow 

If you haven’t already booked, there are still places, it’s not too late. Contact The Nightingale Centre info@thenightingalecentre.org.uk or tel: 01298 871218 email: margaretrobinson81@gmail.com for more information.


Services Next Sunday

Sunday 1st October  (11.00am)
Rev Kate Dean – Equality and Ethnicity
To mark Black History Month, this service will take a look at the life of Sophia Duleep Singh, who was active in the Suffragette movement as well as being the daughter of a Maharajah and god-daughter to Queen Victoria.

Sunday 1st October (7.00pm)
Rev Kate Dean – Reflections on Equality and Ethnicity
A reprise of the morning’s service about Sophia Duleep Singh and her Suffragette work, with an opportunity to share your reflections on the theme.