Weekly Notices 26 Jul 2015

Published 24/07/2015

Guest Claire MacDonald preaching – ‘ I Dream of  a Church that Joins In’

We Unitarians dream of a church that joins in. Not just a church that heals us and makes us feel better, but a church that enables us to go out into the world and make a difference. A church that joins in with God’s laughing and dancing, but also with her weeping and sorrow.  A church that embraces the unlovely and the lost, a church that takes risks, that dares to stand on the side of the imprisoned and poor, and to shoulder the cost. It’s a big dream. How do we embrace that dream and make it happen in the world in which we live?

Sunday 26th July (7pm)

Evening Gathering – Guest Speaker David Ackerman

Inspirational People:  Terry Fox and the Marathon of Hope

Come and learn about Canada’s favourite son, his life, love and legacy.  Be inspired by Terry’s story and share your stories of inspiration.

Children’s Programme – During the summer months there will be a box of (quiet) toys and activities available for children to enjoy during the main service. The Children’s Chapel and crèche program will begin again in September.

Flowers Dedicated this Sunday The flowers this morning are sponsored by Kate and Stuart Dean to celebrate their 1st Wedding Anniversary.

 If you have someone or an event to celebrate or remember, say it with flowers and help decorate the Chapel for our worship together.

Contact Sharron – admin@rosslynhillchapel.com

COFFEE & TEA MONEY during July will be donated to

‘SimpleGifts’ – Unitarian Centre for Social Action

and our Sunday collection basket will also be divided with  

‘SimpleGifts’ – Unitarian Centre for Social Action

 

NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries

Bring & Buy Sale –

                                                                            Sunday 26 July 2015 at 12.00noon

                                                                                     after the morning service

                                                                     – all proceeds to ‘Nepal Earthquake Appeal’

 Coffee Hour – Volunteers invited!

Serving tea/coffee at 12.00pm  in the side aisle is an enjoyable and useful activity.  Please see Margaret Perry to offer 30 minutes of time to suit you.  Thanks.

Membership Group

The chapel welcomes newcomers at all times.  If you are new to the chapel or have been coming along to services for a little while and would like to know more about getting involved, becoming a member, or about the chapel in general, please contact Claire Julian of our Membership Group on o2o 7435 8254 or claire.marley{at}mac.com. If you are already a member and happen to chat to someone attending a service who would like more information, please do take their details and pass them on to Claire, as above. Thank you from the Chapel Membership Group

Message from the Management Board

It costs £5,000 per week to run this Chapel. Each month, we donate half of our plate collection to charity. On average, we donate £105 each week, from the plate collection to worthy causes. Please help us to support the ongoing work of RHUC; your donations are greatly appreciated. There are many ways to support this Chapel. The options include:

– Becoming a member

– Standing order

– One off donation

– Leaving a legacy

Please visit our website or contact our administrator for more details, or if you would like to discuss ways to give to the Chapel.

Services Next Sunday

Sunday 2nd August (11am) –‘Taking a Modern-Day Sabbath’

‘Sabbath’ – a weekly day devoted to worship and of rest from work. Our culture has in many respects abandoned the idea of Sabbath. We may attend worship services once a week, but we follow up by shopping, running errands, travelling, partying, and other frenzied activities. What does Sabbath mean to you? Do you have a day of rest?

Led by members of the Worship Group

Sunday 2nd August (7pm) – ‘Lughnassadh Celebration’

The Wheel of the Year celebration of Lughnassadh (also known as Lammas), the first of the Celtic harvest festivals. With music, ritual, poetry and perhaps a circle dance, we celebrate abundance. Led by the Wheel of the Year group.