Chapel members John Evans and Kerry Reid (right) played a wonderful piece of Mozart at our Celebrating Cecilia service last week, in celebration of the power of music. Photo: John Booth
Good Cause for December
Supporting refugees through ‘Community Sponsorship’
The Chapel is committed to support the efforts by local community churches to sponsor a refugee family from a war-torn country to settle in the local area through the ‘Community Sponsorship’ scheme. In December we will be doing a number of fundraising events to highlight the project. Read on to find out more…
Children’s Chapel Bake Sale – Sunday 10th December
After the Shakeup Service on 10th December, you can buy delicious treats made by our Children’s Chapel members. They are raising funds for our refugee sponsorship project.
Bid in the Silent Auction
A Fundraiser for our Community Sponsorship project for refugees and our wonderful Musical Instruments running throughout December
Great prizes including…
- Dinner for two at Brasil Boteca, Camden
- Cookery Class voucher at Borough Kitchen
- Limited edition Rosslyn Hill Chapel mugs!
How it works
- You buy a bidding slip for £1
- You make a bid on your chosen item
- The highest bid wins the item
Winners announced at the ‘Blue Christmas’ morning service on Christmas Eve. Bidding slips available after services in December and at the ‘Songs for Advent’ concert on 7 December from Hadley or Shana. Contact Hadley Deist for more information:email@example.com
Labyrinth Meditation Peace Walk
SAVE THE DATE: Sunday 10th December at 7pm
Interfaith ministers Richard Nicols and Aleine Ridge, will return, bringing their replica of the labyrinth in Chartre Cathedral and help us to walk in meditation and peace. This will be a very special experience – don’t miss it.
Volunteering at the Cold Weather Shelter – sign up this Sunday
Rosslyn Hill Chapel has hosted the Shelter for several years. Again we will open the Chapel hall on Friday nights (from 10th November to mid-January) to provide up to 15 homeless guests each week with dinner, conversation and entertainment, a safe bed, and a hearty breakfast. There are lots of ways to help – serving food, chatting, playing board games, staying overnight, cooking, or donating towards the costs (approximately £100 per week). We need 5 or 6 volunteers for each Friday evening, 2 for each Friday night, and 4 for each Saturday morning (guests leave by 9am). The guests tell us the Shelter really does change lives. If you would like to take part or to find out more, please contact Leighton Cole: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 020 8444 9728.
Visit C4WS’s website for more information on their work: www.C4WSHOMELESSPROJECT.org
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: email@example.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.
Good Cause of the Month
Our Sunday collection basket will be divided between the upkeep of our beautiful Chapel and Tree Aid, which works with local communities in the African drylands to help them protect and grow trees, for themselves and for future generations.
Thinking of becoming a member?
Recently we welcomed eight new members into our spiritual community + one person joined soon after the membership service!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), or speak to one of the Stewards who can introduce you to the minister or a member of the Membership Group.
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
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.