Weekly Notices 27 Mar 2016

Published 24/03/2016

Sunday 27th March (11.00am) Easter Sunday

Rev Kate Dean ‘Return to the Garden’

This holy-day has its roots in spring rites and the Jewish Passover festival. Drawing on our Christian heritage, what can we learn from the story of an empty tomb, the hope of transformation and new life?


Sunday 27th March (7.00pm)

Rev Kate Dean ‘Return to the Garden: Reflections on Easter’

Drawing on our Christian heritage, what can we learn from the story of an empty tomb, the hope of transformation and new life? This service includes an opportunity to share your reflections on this time of year.


Flowers – The flowers are sponsored by a grant from the board that covers un-sponsored Sundays.

Please note! our Sunday collection basket will be divided with

 Womenkind Worldwide



NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries


On Sunday 27th March 2016, we will have our monthly ‘Pot Luck Lunch’ after the morning service. It will be a ‘seasonal and festive’ lunch.

Please let me know if you are planning to attend the lunch and are willing and able to bring along a ‘festive’ main, salad or dessert (expenses will be reimbursed if required). Ingrid Tavkar (Tel: 020 8455 o162; email: ingridtavkar[at]gmail.com

Shared Pulpit: Spiritual development and worship service training

in April and May

Our new Temporary Minister, Rev Kate Dean, will be leading a series of workshops and facilitated sessions to help Unitarians reflect on their spiritual journey and consider approaches to taking part in a Sunday worship service. Weekly sessions will take place on Monday evenings. In addition, there will be two Sunday afternoon workshops looking at how to prepare and lead a service.

Shared Pulpit: Six Monday evenings (7.00pm-9.00pm) from 4th April onwards 
These sessions aim to help us to explore our personal and spiritual development by examining our spiritual journeys. Discoveries could be used as a basis for a sermon or address, but there is really no obligation to lead a service.

Worship Workshops: Sunday afternoons (1.30-4.00pm) on 17th April and 8th May
The first Worship Workshop on 17th April will look at the nuts and bolts of putting together a Sunday service. In the second on8th May, we’ll explore alternative forms of worship, including Table Service (set around a meal), Cafe Connect (discussions/sharing, similar to Death Cafe), engagement groups and the Chapel’s own evening service.

You’ll benefit most by attending as many of the sessions as possible, but you won’t be required to attend all the sessions. 

Please register by 3rd April! Contact revkatedean@gmail.com, text/call 07870 322 519 or sign up using the sheet on the Stewards’ Table.







2016 Channing Lecture – Golders Green – 23rd April 2016- speaker Derek McAuley This year’s Channing Lecture, The International Vision of British Unitarians, will be on Saturday 23 April at 7.00 pm at Golders Green Unitarians, Hoop Lane, and will be delivered by Rosslyn Hill Chapel member Derek McAuley, who is also Chief Officer of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches.

British Unitarians have always had an international vision. Derek will describe how this global perspective has changed over time and explore how it continues to have relevance today and for the future. Tickets, available on the door, will be £10 and part of the proceeds will go to the Clara Barton Red Cross Syria Crisis Appeal. The church is at 31 Hoop Lane, 5 minutes’ walk from Golders Green Underground Station (Northern Line, Edgware Branch). For more information please contact

Rev. Feargus O’Connor (ggunirev@aol.com or o2o 7837 4472).



Services Next Sunday

Sunday 3rd April at 11.00am

Rev Kate Dean: ‘Re-enchanting the World’

Whilst our culture has become increasingly secular, there is also a growth of extremism and a yearning by many for a more spiritual approach. How do we recover the best parts of our religious tradition, draw wisdom from mysticism and live a more fulfilling life?

Sunday 3rd April (7.00 pm)

Evening Gathering –  Music, words, reflection and silence

‘Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul’.  (Plato)

Come and join us for meditative music, though provoking words, followed by silence & reflection.

Led by Margaret Perry & Ingrid Tavkar