Weekly Notices 27 Apr 2014

Published 27/04/2014

Sunday Service 27th April at 11am

Dr. O’Neill will be preaching.  His sermon is entitled, ‘Permission To Be: Some Thoughts on Parenting’

Marion Wright Edelman of the Children’s Defence Fund says there are a thousand ways to describe the role and obligations of parenthood, all the important and essential things a mother or a father or a grandparent can provide to a child at the start of life; but surely it doesn’t get more basic or fundamental than this: parents give their children permission to be children, permission to laugh and be silly when the spirit moves them; permission to cry when life hurts them.  Come join us for an interesting morning!


Potluck Lunch

Today there will be a Potluck Lunch at 12:30pm in the Chapel side aisle – All are welcome



Service at 7pm

‘Come and Dance with us’

The Ministry of Dance will be holding an evening of dancing from 6-8pm in order to support the Orchid Project in its campaign to end female genital mutilation and support victims of this practice.  We will dance to a mixture of meditative and lively music and the evening will include reflection, and an opportunity to socialise while enjoying refreshments.  Admission is free but donations to support the project will be welcome.


Children’s Programme

This Sunday we shall continue enjoying creating and listening to stories.



Flowers Dedicated this Sunday  The flowers this Sunday are sponsored by Leighton Cole ‘with gratitude for my friends’



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.


*** Last Sunday’s plate collection (+ Gift Aid) £373.76

** Members by Standing Order £244:06

* Chapel Outgoings £3859.11




*** 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 toadmin@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.   



During April our Sunday collection basket will be divided with VOICE FOR LIFE

One child in 500 has a severe long-term speech and language difficulty likely to affect them throughout their lives.

Afasic – Voice for Life (registered charity no. 1045617) was set up by parents to represent children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and to support their parents.

Now with 2000 members, Afasic supplies information and training for families and professionals, and there is an expert helpline too, a lifeline.

Afasic UK Helpline: 0845 3 55 55 77

The overall mission is to promote understanding, acceptance, equal opportunities and the inclusion into society of children and young adults with speech and language impairments.


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



“The Music @ RHUC”

We hope to establish a new committee to deal with all aspects of musical life at Rosslyn Hill Chapel; including maintenance and improvements to the organ, piano and the space itself.  To serve on this group please email the chair: christophermason227[at}gmail.com



Chapel Poetry Group

The Chapel Poetry group will NOT be meeting this month.  For more information contact George Appleby  gappleby[at]talktalk.net



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.



‘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. 

We meet on the 2nd Thursday of every month (1.00-3.00pm) and 4th Thursday (7.00-9.00pm), at Ingrid’s.

Ingrid Tavkar  email: ingridtavkar[at]gmail.com)



Looking for Short Term Hosts for Unitarian Young Adult Social Justice Interns

SimpleGiftsUnitarian Centre for Social Action is once again hosting two interns this summer from the UU College of Social Justice.  We are still looking for families/individuals willing to host one or both for part of their time here.

These are motivated, bright idealists volunteering on various projects in East London and beyond.  We are currently looking for a sofa bed/small room for one intern from 30th June until 25th July.  If you think you might be able to help, even if only for two weeks, that would be immensely helpful.  Please email Rob Gregsonrob[at]simplegiftsucsa.org.uk  Many thanks!



Services Next Sunday 4th May at 11am

Flower Communion Service led by Dr. O’Neill.  His sermon is entitled, ‘The Seven Principles of Unitarianism’



Service at 7pm

Beltane Celebration led by our ‘Wheel of the Year Group’