Administrator’s work Sunday
Our temporary administrator Daniela Gale will be working at the Vestry office this Sunday and available during tea/coffee after the service. Feel free to pop in and see Daniela in the afternoon as well, if you need help with anything!
‘Pot Luck Lunch’ this Sunday 28th January
After the service in the side aisle. This is an informal, friendly occasions – all are welcome so please bring a dish to share or make a financial contribution (£3.00 minimum). We look forward to seeing you there.
Tuesday 30th January at 7pm
Knife Crime public meeting at Pax Lodge, 12c Lyndhurst Road
(just down the road from the Chapel)
Please attend this important meeting. See details in the poster below:
Fundraising Bake Sale on Sunday 11th February
We will continue to raise money for our Community Sponsorship project and our February good cause Human Aid UK with a Bake Sale organised by the Children’s Chapel. If you’d like to contribute cake, please contact Kristin Howe: firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Cogers Coffeehouse’ at Rosslyn Hill Chapel
A new group starts on 12th February at 7pm and every Second Monday of the month
Are you looking for a suitable opportunity to express and exchange your points of view with others on political and social issues in the company of intelligent like- and unlike-minded people?
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel will be reviving a form of public debate that began in the taverns and coffeehouses of Fleet Street in the eighteenth century, the original birthplace of the British newspaper industry. The Society of Cogers (pronounced ‘koh-jers’) was established in 1755 in an alleyway of Fleet Street, not so far from the Unitarian Essex Church, which was founded not long after. It established a style of debate much less formal than that where a single question is debated and a vote taken. For more information, see the latest edition of our Open Mind newsletter:http://rosslynhillchapel.org.uk/newsletter/
Where is the piano?
If you’ve been at the Chapel recently you may have noticed a change in our musical instruments. Director of Music John Evans explains:
‘Our much loved Steinway has been taken to the Shire for a much-needed holiday and lengthy spa treatment. When it returns in 4 months, it will be one of the finest pianos in London, returned to a brand-new state. This is an exciting investment in our musical future, and one that will ensure high-quality music-making for us and those who follow. We have in its place on loan a Bechstein from Leverett & Son, who are undertaking the restoration. You can find them on Facebook, where periodic pictures of our piano in various states will be posted.’
Bring your donations for the Food Bank
Thanks to everyone who has donated so far to our Chapel Food Bank. Please continue to help us to feed local people in crisis by bringing your contributions to Chapel next time you come. There is a table at the back of the Chapel (by the stewards’ table) where you can leave your donations.
Good Cause of the Month: Amnesty International
This month our collection plate will be divided between the Chapel and Amnesty International which supports prisoners of conscience throughout the world. Tea/Coffee money will also be donated to this good cause.
Flowers for the Chalice Table
The flowers this week have been provided by the Flower Group.
If you have a special person or an event to celebrate or remember with flowers, please contact Daniela: email@example.com
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 Zoe Gerrard (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Thinking of becoming a member?
If you have been attending our Chapel services and events for some time, you might consider making Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel your spiritual home. Our Chapel community is independent, self-governing and self-financing, with a rich history of social change. As well as taking part in Sunday Services, our members organise and support a wide range of activities and events. If you would like to find out more, please contact Rev Kate Dean (email@example.com), or speak to one of the Stewards who can introduce you to the minister or a member of the Membership Group.
Please note that Rev Kate Dean’s restday is Wednesday. Any emails sent on this day will be answered on Thursday. If the message is urgent, please call or text: 07870 322 519.