Weekly Notices 28 May 2017

Published 26/05/2017

This Sunday’s Services

Although we are an independent self-governing Chapel, we are also members of the General Assembly, the UK national Unitarian body. Come and find out more about what’s happening on the national scene and the part we all have to play.we can find out more about what’s happening on the national scene and the part we all have to play.
 

Live Music and Meditation

Sunday 28 May (7.00pm)
Rev Kate Dean

Join us for uplifting live piano music from John Evans and different forms of relaxing meditation with rev Kate Dean guide meditation, walking meditation, chanting and body prayer.We are part of something bigger, a movement of around a thousand Unitarian congregations worldwide.

 

Special announcement:

Question Circle 

Question Circle after the morning serviceThis Sunday, your GA delegates Margaret & Deborah will join Rev Kate Dean answer your questions about the General Assembly and the recent Annual Meetings. So grab your lunch and join us in the question circle.

 

 

News

 

Show your support for refugees

Recenty, volunteers from the Cold Weather Shelter, members of local churches and a representative of Camden Welcomes met to discuss setting up a Coffee Club to support refugees and asylum-seekers in our neighbourhood. If you would like to get involved, please email Kristin Howe to be added to the volunteer mailing list: krislinn2003@yahoo.com

You might also be interested in our discussion group on Monday 12th June at 7pm: Living With Integrity
We’re working through the chapters of the book ‘Living with Integrity: Unitarian Values and Beliefs in Practice’. In keeping with our refugee theme this month, we will focus on the chapter ‘Including the Other’. 

Good Cause of the Month

Our Sunday collection basket will be divided with Good Gifts, to buy a ‘solar cooker’ and ‘Home Starter Kit’.

Flowers 

The flowers for the chalice table this week are provided by the Flower Group.
If you have a special person or an event to celebrate or remember with flowers, please contact Sharron: admin@rosslynhillchapel.com 
 

 
 

Upcoming Events

Pot Luck Lunch
The next ‘Pot Luck Lunch’will be on Sunday 28 May 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.  

Sunday 4th June Anniversary Service at 6.30pm (note: special time)
Our annual Anniversary Service is held on the nearest Sunday to 5th June, the date of the first service in our current chapel building in 1862. We will honour our charity partners with a short service followed by a Wine Reception and an opportunity to make new connections!

Sunday 11th June after the Flower Communion service: 
Bring and Buy Sale by the kids – in aid of Toilet Twinning
In April, Zoe Gerrard told us more about the Toilet Twinning Scheme which we support. By raising £60 we can twin one of our toilets with a loo in a developing country. We now have ten loos to our name! Zoe told us that we could also raise funds for a toilet block in a school which would allow girls to get an education – they are often kept at home if there are no suitable facilities. The Children’s Chapel children were inspired by Zoe to support the scheme even more and the will hold a Bring and Buy sale to raise £250 for a school toilet block. Please encourage the children by bringing good quality, complete gift items for adults and children and by buying some of the goods on offer!

Friday 23rd June at 7.30pm ‘Neighbours Social’ with Golders Green Unitarians 
Join us at Rosslyn Hill Chapel for a quirky evening of entertainment with our friends at Golders Green Unitarians. Anyone wishing to offer entertainment – music, story, song, poem, etc – should contact Kate: revkatedean@gmail.com

Date for your diaries!

Saturday 8th July 11.00am onwards ‘London Pride’
Come and represent Unitarians at one of the largest LGBT festivals in the world. 

“Are you free to celebrate on Saturday 8th July 2017? Joining the Unitarians at London Pride will be one of the best life experiences for you as a Unitarian – it really is that simple.

On Saturday 8th July we will gather, raise our flags, dan our whistles and drums and March through the centre of London cheered on by up to 2 million people supporting LGBTI Equality.

If you have any queries contact ed.fordham@gmail.com or text Ed on 07974950512.  We will be joined by Minister, readers, activists and more – everyone is welcome. just let us know for definite so we can plan numbers.

Sunday 9th July  – Special service followed by All Weather Picnic!
We will be joined by the UK’s Unitarian Youth Group, fresh from their appearance at London Pride the previous day. After the service, we’ll enjoy a picnic on the manse lawn (or in the hall) along with members of Churches Together in Hampstead. Do join us.
 

 
 

Services Next Sunday

 

Sunday 4th June at 11.00am

Rev Kate Dean – ‘Filled with the Spirit’

On the day that Christians celebrate Pentecost and Whitsun, we return to the subject of ‘spirit’ and the Unitarian wariness of prothletising. We’ll consider what it may mean in the modern Unitarian context as well as how it has been approached within our dissenting tradition.

Sunday 4th June at 6.30pm

(NOTE: special start time)
Annual Anniversary Service – ‘Give Hope’

Our annual Anniversary Service is held on the nearest Sunday to 5th June, the date of the first service in our current chapel building in 1862. We will honour our charity partners with a short service followed by a Wine Reception and an opportunity to make new connections!