Weekly Notices 29 Nov 2015
Sunday 29 November (11.00pm) – ‘Another Advent’
Guest Preacher Rev Martin Whitell (District Minister)
As the change of the seasons continues and we enter the time of the shortest days and the longest nights many people of faith celebrate the power of light over darkness. Unitarians are Advent people – people of fresh beginnings.
This weekend is also the time when people around the world think not only of seasons changing but of the effects and threats associated with climate change. Perhaps there is more than one new beginning for us to focus on.
Sunday 29 November (7.00pm) – ‘Ministry of Dance’
We invite you to a meditative evening of dance, ritual and reflection in celebration of this dark season. Please come and join us in support of ‘Ministry of Dance’ at our Chapel. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be offered after the service, and a collection taken to support our link with ‘Crossroad Women’s Centre‘ (www.crossroadswomen.net). We welcome and appreciate your support. Led by Rose Williams and Ingrid Tavkar
Flowers – The Flowers this Sunday are sponsored by Jay Edge and Laury (Labyrinth couple)
‘In thanksgiving for this beautiful and peace giving Chapel’
Please note! our Sunday collection basket will be divided with ‘Nepal Youth Foundation’ (NYF)
NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries
Chapel Christmas Lunch
On Sunday 6 December 2015, we will have our monthly “Pot Luck Lunch” after the morning service. It will be a ‘seasonal and festive’ lunch.
Please let me know if you are planning to attend the lunch and are willing and able to bring along a side dish, salad or a dessert. (Expenses will be reimbursed if required!). Ingrid Tavkar – Tel: o2o 8455 0162; email: ingridtavkar[at]gmail.com
Message from the Flower Group
WELCOME YULE! – Thursday 17 December 9.30am-12.30pm
Come and help fill the Chapel with light and colour for Christmas and the Winter Festivals. Mulled apple juice and mince pies. Contact Janna Williams: j.williams16[at]virginmedia.com
Message from the Management Board
Our minister, the Rev. Patrick O’Neill has now retired. We have many wonderful guest preachers to take the services over the next couple of months and hope to have a temporary minister in place to lead all services in the New Year. Meanwhile, we have elected an excellent search committee to seek a new settled minister. We hope to have someone in place in six months to a years’ time.
Cold Weather Shelter
The ‘Cold Weather Shelter’ happens on Friday nights in our Hall, commencing Friday 6th November. A Volunteer sign up sheet is available each Sunday morning and evening in the Chapel or contact Margaret Perry to volunteer (email: margaretperry14[at]hotmail.co.uk)
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.
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
Registration for FUSE 2016 is now open! Join Unitarians for a weekend by the sea, enjoying good food and company as well as inspiring workshops and worship. Take advantage of the early bird discount of £20.00 if you register before 1st December 2015.
You can register here: http://fusefest.org.uk/old-registration-form
Services Next Sunday
Sunday 6 December (11.00am)
Guest Preacher Terri Quaye
‘Not All Barriers Are Hostile’
Being able to see the hidden barriers in others and how we can accommodate this is our caring
Sunday 6 December (7.00pm)
‘Music, Words, Reflection and Silence’
‘Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.’ Ludwig van Beethoven
Led by Margaret Perry & Ingrid Tavkar.