Weekly Notices 27 Nov 2016

Published 26/11/2016

Services this Sunday
Sunday 27th November (11.00am)
Rev Kate Dean
Advent Sunday – The Art of Patience
We celebrate first day of Advent in the Christian tradition, as we look forward to the Christmas season, a time of light and joy in the dark days of winter. Anticipating the rush of Christmas preparations, it’s a good time to consider the art of patience.

Sunday 27th November (7.00pm)
LIVE Music and Meditation for Advent
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.

Bring and Buy this SundayDon’t forget to bring your unwanted gifts for the Children’s Chapel Bring and Buy sale on Sunday! We need children’s items and good quality small gifts for adults – and we hope you’ll buy something too 🙂
NewsFlowers: The flowers for the chalice table this week have been provided by the Flower Group. If you have a special person or an event to celebrate or remember, please contact Sharron Conduit: admin@rosslynhillchapel.com 

Monthly Good Cause! Our Sunday collection basket will be divided with ‘Combat Stress’, the UK’s leading Veterans’ mental health charity.

Food Bank We continue to collect non-perishable food items and toiletries so please bring your donation on Sunday.

Join us for ‘Community Day’ on Sunday 27th November – food, learning, shopping, fellowship!

Following the Advent service in the morning, there will be a ‘pot luck lunch’ where the charity ‘Community Links’ will speak to members about cancer prevention, an initiative called the Small ‘c’ campaign. The Children’s Chapel will be holding a Bring and Buy sale and we will keep the Chapel open until 4.00pm for visitors. See details below.

Pot Luck Lunch

Our monthly ‘Pot Luck Lunch’ – will be in the side aisle at 12.30pm (after the morning service). This is an informal, friendly occasions – all are welcome and the request is to bring some food to share or make a financial contribution (£3.00 minimum).We look forward to seeing you there. Please contact Ingrid Tavkar (email: ingridtavkar@gmail.com) if you are willing and able bring some food to share.

About the ‘Community Links’ Charity (they’re coming to speak to us over lunch)
Raluca Enescu of Community Links writes, ‘We are Community Links, a London-based community development charities that has been working to empower people to live fuller, healthier lives since the 70’s. In Camden, we deliver ‘the small c’, an NHS-designed campaign that raises awareness of potential early signs and symptoms of cancer, in order to encourage people to see their GP sooner Rather than later. Our message is that most people survive cancer if discovered early, but it can be much harder to treat if detected only at the later stages. We are also raising awareness of NHS screening programmes and of how we can decrease our risk of cancer through a healthier lifestyle.’

The kids say ‘Come to our Bring & Buy Sale’

Are you looking to de-clutter? Do you want to do some early holiday shopping? Or just want to donate to a good cause? The Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel children will be running a ‘Bring and Buy Sale’  for charity. The idea is simple: You bring items which you would like to donate, and the children will sell them. All of the money goes to charity! Whether it be bric-a-brac, home decorations, jewellery, books, items of clothing or even toys, please bring them along. All items should be in new or like-new condition. There will be a table at the back of the Chapel, and you can drop your items there. The table will open after the morning service with the items for sale. 100% of the proceeds will go to a charity decided upon by the Chapel children. The children have chosen our Cold Weather Shelter.

Mitzvah Day at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue
After the Bring and Buy sale, volunteers will then take any unwanted children’s items to be donated to the Liberal Jewish Synagogue’s programme of gifts for refugee families, part of the Mitzvah Day project which mainly takes place on 27th November this year.

Please contact Kristin (email: krislinn2003@yahoo.com) if anyone wants to got to the Synagogue with her (adults welcome as well as children!) There are also activities happening at the JW3 Centre on Finchley Road – see below for more information…

About Mitzvah Day (taken from their website: www.mitzvahday.org.uk )

A Mitzvah, literally, is a commandment in Jewish law. However, it is often used to mean a good deed or an act of kindness and that is the basis for Mitzvah Day.  It is an integral part of Jewish life. On Mitzvah Day, we give our time, not our money, to make a difference to the community around us. We introduce people to social action, to their neighbours and to local charities setting up projects which address real needs. Jewish led, we bring  people of other faiths, and none to volunteer side by side, with fun and laughter, with our community, to get to know each other.
Gift donation: Liberal Jewish Synagogue, St John’s Wood Road 1.30 – 3.30pm – Bring donations of children’s gifts to wrap and they will be given to refugee families.
Various Activities: JW3 Centre, Finchley Road 2.00 – 5.00pm. On Sunday 27th November 2- 5pm we have some drop in sessions:
1) Knit for peace – come and knit basic squares in a welcoming knitting circle and all the squares are eventually made into wonderful blankets and distributed to those in need this winter. 
2) Challah braiding/making – come and bring your children to make some bread which goes to Hampstead Pond Square Chapel asylum seekers/ refugee drop in for dinner that night.  Age 4+
3) Make a welcome book/poster for refugee children – these will be distributed by the Refugee council Age 8+
4)  Crafts for younger children including making cards for sick children in hospitals.
If you’re going to JW3 events, please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator Karen beforehand so she can look out for you – Karen Kinsley email: karen@jw3.org.uk

Sunday 27th November at .007pm Evening Gathering: Live Music and Meditation at Advent

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.

Upcoming EventsChapel Book Group on Monday 28th November at 7.00pm

This month we are reading ‘Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India’ by William Dalrymple. We meet in the Chapel’s Committee Room (entrance to the rear of the Chapel).

Looking ahead to Christmas…
We will be decorating the Chapel on 17th December, there’s a carol service on 18th with our Chapel Choir, a candlelit Christmas Eve service and a short service on Christmas Day. There are great ways to get involved during the festive season – greeting people as a steward, serving refreshments or taking part in the service. Please think about how you can get involved, and contact Rev Kate Dean for more information: revkatedean@gmail.com

Services Next Sunday
Sunday 4th December (11.00am)
Rev Kate Dean
‘How to be hopeful’ 
In unsettling times, the advent theme of hope causes us to consider where we place our faith – which people, institutions and concepts give us the strength to face life’s challenges.Sunday 4th December (7.00pm)
Rev Kate Dean
Our Evening Gathering will consider how to be hopeful, a contemplative service with an opportunity to share your reflections on the theme of hope.