Weekly Notices 29 May 2016
Sunday 29th May (11am) Guest Preacher Terri Quaye
‘The God Within Us’
Remembering that ‘The God Within Us’ quietly waits, ready to inspire, renew and heal, whenever we grant access.
Sunday 29th May (7pm) Guest Speaker Jeannene Powel
‘Heart and Soul’ – Strength Despite Adversity
Through the alternative worship style of a ‘Heart and Soul’ gathering, with prayers, music, readings and time for people to contribute their thoughts, we’ll consider the theme of finding strength despite adversity.
Flowers: This week’s arrangement was funded from a grant from the Board that covers un-sponsored Sundays.
Sponsorships are always welcome and for these we will arrange and display fresh flowers on the Chancel table. If you have a special person or an event to celebrate or remember, please contact Sharron: email@example.com
Please note! our Sunday collection basket will be divided with
‘SimpleGifts: Unitarian Centre for Social Action’
which runs local community programmes in Bethnal Green.
NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries
Hymnal Amnesty! Did you know that 40 of our purple hymnals have gone missing since they were bought in 2010?! The number of the green hymnals has also reduced. If you have ‘borrowed’ a hymnal to practice hymns or prepare for services, please consider returning it. If you prefer, you can donate the cost of the book so that we can order a replacement. Sing Your Faith (purple) is £12 and Hymns for Living (green) is £7.50 – we’ll pay the P&P. You can either leave your donation in the tall donation box by the chapel’s side door or send it to the office. Either way, please let Sharron know about your donation:firstname.lastname@example.org
This amnesty takes place in the month of May so you can return your hymnal, no questions asked. If you are discovered with one on your person after this month without cause, there may be consequences…!
Anniversary Service 5th June at 6pm
(PLEASE NOTE EARLIER THAN USUAL TIME)
The 5th June marks the first service held in the current Chapel building in 1862. Join us for an evening celebration of Rosslyn Hill Chapel and its links to other congregations and institutions. Enjoy choral music and readings with us. Following the service, there will be an informal Reception to launch a new booklet telling the story of the chapel. If you would like to attend, please send your RSVP by 27th May to: email@example.com
Dates for your diaries…We have some wonderful events coming up so make a note in your diary so you don’t miss out!
London Pride parade 25th June We will gather at the Chapel and then travel into central London to join other Unitarians at Pride. Look out for more details in Open Mind. If you can represent the Chapel on this day, please contact Unitarian London Pride co-ordinator Ed Fordham 07974 950 512 firstname.lastname@example.org
Flower Communion 26th June at 11am Please bring a single flower with you, if you can, and we will gather them together as part of a ritual that celebrates natural diversity and human uniqueness.
An informal hour of music and meditation Sunday 26th June (7pm)
Music affects us at many different levels – from being pleasing to the ears to benefitting mental and physical health at a deeper level. Join musicians Ken and Elizabeth, violin and double bass for an hour of music, to include guided music meditation with improvisations and Bach. We invite you to experience receiving and giving music in a friendly and informal setting. Led by Rev Kate Dean.
All-weather Summer Picnic 3rd July following the service – bring your picnic and blanket for this joyful occasion on the manse lawn (or in the Hall if it’s wet)
Services Next Sunday
Sunday 5th June (11am) ‘Unitarians Today’
Rev Kate Dean
On the day which marks the first service conducted in our current chapel building, we will look at how Unitarians are living their values in the modern world.
Sunday 5 June (6pm) – (NOTE EARLIER TIME)
Anniversary Service Rev Kate Dean
5th June marks the first service held in the current Chapel building in 1862. This will be an evening celebration of Rosslyn Hill Chapel and its links to other congregations and institutions. The service will be followed by an informal Wine Reception to launch a new booklet telling the story of the chapel.