Weekly Notices 27 Sep 2015

Published 25/09/2015

Rev Dr Patrick T. O’Neill preaching‘The Perpetual Migration’

Impossible to watch a newscast these days without seeing reports of pathetic incidents involving the hundreds of thousands of migrants seeking refuge across the world. As people of conscience in the better-off nations struggle to seek reasonable and humane solutions, it is worth considering the ways in which all souls are ‘immigrant souls’, as the poet says,’ “till we in fact or hope or hunch arrive’ where life is safe and free. Come ponder with us this Sunday.

Sunday 27 September (7.00pm)

‘Tai Chi and Spirituality’ – Tai chi is commonly referred to as moving meditation. Tai chi’s slow, graceful movements can be used as a meditation to provide relaxed focus, to quiet the monkey mind and to engender a deep sense of relaxation that helps release inner tensions.Led by a member of the congregation.

Children’s ProgrammePLEASE NOTE: Next Sunday only there is no Children’s Programme or Crèche in the morning.  Children’s Programme resumes Sunday Oct 11.

Flowers Dedicated this Sunday is a ‘double’ sponsorship Sunday

Huggy Leaver and all the family in loving memory of his mother, Caroline.

James Chiriyankandath ‘in memory of my mother, Elannam and in celebration of my wife, Sarah.

 

COFFEE & TEA MONEY during September will be donated to our ‘Cold Weather Shelter’ and our Sunday collection basket will also be divided with ‘Cold Weather Shelter’

NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries

Message from the Membership Group Welcoming new members – Sunday 18 October Reverend Patrick and the Membership Group will set aside part of morning service on Sunday 18th October to welcome members who have become involved with the chapel over the last couple of years. Claire Julian (of the membership group) will send invitations to all such new members, but would be very grateful if you could contact her on claire.marley[at]mac.com  (o2o 7435 8254) if you have joined the chapel since the summer of 2013 (so that she can double-check that we do not omit anyone).

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 Jim Burtles (email: burtles.j[at]gmail.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.

Coffee Hour – Volunteers invited!

Serving tea/coffee at 12.00pm in the side aisle is an enjoyable and useful activity. Please contact Margaret Perry (email: margaretperry14[at]hotmail.co.uk) to offer 30 minutes of time to suit you.

 

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

 

Farewell Party for Patrick and Patricia Saturday 17th October from 7:00 – 9:30 pm

There will be food, some entertainment and plenty of time for talking

Services Next Sunday

Sunday 4 October (11.00am)

Rev Dr Patrick T. O’Neill preaching

‘The Inconvenience of Religion’

As one theologian puts it, ‘Faith is something one believes, while Religion is something one practices.’ Human nature being what it is, of course, there is almost always a gap between the two. Religion includes something more than just the privacy of the heart; also includes a willingness to have one’s inner harmony disturbed on occasion by the recognition of the pain and the brokenness of the less fortunate in the world around us, and the need for healing action in the world.  A conscience is an inconvenient thing! Come join us for worship this morning.  All are welcome!

Sunday 4 October (7.00pm) – Evening Gathering

 ‘Music, Words, Reflection and Silence’

 ‘Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.’ Ludwig van Beethoven

Led by members of the congregation.