Weekly Notices 28 Jan 2018

Published 26/01/2018

Sunday 28th January at 11am
‘Beating the January Blues’ with the Chapel Choir
Join us for a joyful service of music and song as we close this winter month with a swing.
Sunday 28th January at 6pm
‘30 Minute Mindfulness’ on Sunday evenings          
These short meditations are aimed at those who want to deepen their meditation practice. 
Do join us for a peaceful pause at the end of the weekend. Open to all – people of all beliefs are welcome. 

Sunday 28th January at 7pm
‘Live Music and Meditation’
Join us for relaxing piano music by our Director of Music John Evans and different forms of meditation; guided, walking and silent with Rev Kate Dean.

Last chance to register for FUSE Festival – a weekend in the countryside! See details below

This Sunday, join us for our monthly Potluck Lunch!


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: krislinn2003@yahoo.com

‘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: admin@rosslynhillchapel.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: zoegerrard07@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.

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 (revkatedean@gmail.com), or speak to one of the Stewards who can introduce you to the minister or a member of the Membership Group.

Minister’s Restday
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.

Upcoming EventsMonday at 7pm – Living with Integrity discussion group 
Our final discussion on the fascinating chapter ‘Living the Dying’ will take place on Monday 29th January at 7pm in the Chapel’s side aisle. If you would like to read the chapter before the meeting, please email Kate for a copy: revkatedean@gmail.com

Wednesday at 7.30 – 9.30pm Choir rehearsal.
All Welcome! If you’re thinking of doing something new this year, you would be welcome to join our friendly choir – no audition necessary 🙂
For further details, please contact Beverley Davies: beverleydavies39@gmail.com

NO Tai Chi this week!

Last Chance to Register for FUSE 


FUSE Festival of Unitarians: 16th – 18th February 2018 at Horsley Estate, East Horsley, Surrey

The 2018 Festival of Unitarians in the South East (FUSE) promises to be a weekend filled with great opportunities to deepen your Unitarian experience, find time for your soul, meet lots of new people, enjoy good food, sing with great music and relax in beautiful surroundings! There will be a variety of interesting and engaging workshops on Spirituality, Community, Social Action, Creativity and Music. Book now and join in the fun!
Luxury rooms in Horsley Towers are now available on a first come, first served basis, so book now!

To get a taste of what FUSE is like, check out the video.

Our Theme Speaker is Rev Jim Robinson, Unitarian Universalist minister, and former minister of Rosslyn Hill Chapel. The seminar on Friday afternoon with Jim Robinson will be on ‘Fostering Beloved Community’
FUSE fees
Friday Half-day Seminar: £20
Double occupancy of double room £195 per person (includes all meals)
Single occupancy of double room £240 per person (includes all meals)
Rate for non-resident day delegates (includes lunch) £55 per person
Additional charge for day delegates
Saturday dinner £25 per person
Special rates for children up to 11 years old
Some bursaries are available on application. For more information seewww.fusefest.org.uk

Community Sponsorship: Training on Saturday 17th February
Our Chapel is part of Churches Together which hopes to become Community Sponsor and is hoping to welcome a refugee family to Camden in the future. Hampstead Parish Church is also planning to sponsor a family. If you would like to help to welcome and support the  family, the Community Sponsorship organising group is holding a series of essential training sessions. We are looking for volunteers willing to give time and energy to befriend the families and to provide support as they settle in.

The next training session will be held on Saturday 17th  February in the Gregory Room at Hampstead Parish Church, 10 – 12pm. If you’re interested, please do attend this important training. This will be an opportunity to meet the team, find out more and decide if you would like to be involved. If you would like to attend the training session or would like to be involved in supporting our family but aren’t available on 17th February please email: community.sponsor@hampsteadparishchurch.org.uk

Open Mind
You can download the correct and final version of Open Mind December-January by clicking the button below.


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Services Next Sunday

Sunday 4th February at 11am
Exploring the Divine
A service reflecting on the many names of God through comparative discourse and an exploration of who or what we imagine as Divine. Led by Sri Devi
Sunday 4th February at 6pm
30 Minute Mindfulness with Anne Harrabin
Sunday 4th February at 7pm
Celebration of Imbolc
(also known as Candlemas)
This is one of the eight Celtic holy days of the year. It is dedicated to the Goddess Brigid and celebrates mid-winter with fire, water and ritual. Led by Hillary Ratna and the Wheel of the Year group.