Weekly Notices 30 Oct 2016

Published 28/10/2016

Services this Sunday 

Sunday 30th October (11.00am)
Rev Kate Dean
‘Personal Experience of Being Black Without Religion’
We will be joined by Lola Tinubu and Clive Aruede, members of the London Black Atheists group, which was formed in 2012 to cater for the needs of black people, their families, friends and supporters who are atheists, agnostic, freethinkers, doubters and those questioning religion. Lola and Clive will be speaking about their personal experiences of being ‘black without religion’. We also have performances by the talented cellist Kwesi Edman.

Sunday 30th October (7.00pm)
Evening Gathering
‘Samhain’ Celebration (pronounced sow-inn – also called Halloween)
A time to honour our ancestors and to say farewell to those that have passed this last year.
The service is participatory and one of the eight great Celtic celebrations during the ‘Wheel of the Year’. Led by members of our ‘Wheel of the Year’ group.

Sunday 30th October
Earth-Songs Chanting Circle
Led by Susan Jones, member of the Chapel Choir
8.30pm – 10.00pm (in the Chapel, following the Wheel of the Year service)
£10/£7 concession for unwaged or Chapel members
Sue will teach simple chants and songs orally, which are repeated over many times so the experience is meditative and connected with stillness, as well as expressive and rhythmic. Most of the songs will have Pagan, Native American or Indian roots. Do come along and enjoy it!
Also, there will be a special Winter Solstice circle on Wednesday 21
st Dec 7.30 – 9.00pm. 

Special announcementReminder to RSVP- Saturday 12th November ‘Induction Service’

We will be holding the induction service to welcome Rev Kate Dean as our minister on Sunday 12th November a 2.00pm. You are all welcome to come but you must reply so that we can plan delicious treats.

Please RSVP as soon as possible (DEADLINE Monday 31st October) to admin@rosslynhillchapel.com 


Flowers: The flowers are sponsored this week by Abby King and Oliver Vigars, for their daughter Florence, who will have her naming service at the Chapel on Sunday 30th October in the afternoon. 
If you have a special person or an event to celebrate or remember, please contact Sharron:admin@rosslynhillchapel.com

Monthly Good Cause 
Our Sunday collection basket will be divided with 
 IRIE dance theatre’

‘Spring forward, fall back’ DON’T FORGET the Clocks go back this Sunday!!

Pot Luck Lunch
No ‘Pot Luck Lunch’ this Sunday

Cold Weather Shelter

Next Friday evening we have our first night of the cold weather shelter when we have 15 guests staying overnight in the hall. We are still quite desperate for people to sign up for the breakfast shift on Saturday mornings from now until 14 January. This entails an early rise, I realise, but if you just offered one Saturday morning you would be rewarded with a delicious cooked breakfast plus the opportunity of helping people who have a lot less than you do. Please think about helping.
Contact: Leighton Cole (email:
leightoncole90@hotmail.com, Tel: 020 8444 9728)

Food Bank

Rosslyn Hill Chapel continues to support a Food Bank in Chalk Farm. 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 donating any of the items from the list below and bring them along to Chapel next time you come.
This is what the Food Bank wants:
Chopped tomatoes
Baked beans
Feminine hygiene products
Home cleaning products and sponges
They have enough pasta and rice!

Upcoming Events

27th November ‘Community Day’ at the Chapel
Join us for a Sunday full of activities!

11.00am Advent Sunday – the Art of Patience
Our morning service at 11.00am will be an inclusive ‘Advent Sunday’ service. We celebrate first day of advent from the Christian tradition, as we look forward to the Christmas season, a time of light and joy in the dark days of winter. Anticipating the rush of Christmas preparations, it’s a good time to consider the art of patience.

Sunday social – lunch and afternoon activities
There will be a pot luck lunch after the service, when the charity Community Links will speak to us about staying healthy and the Chapel’s children will be running a Bring and Buy sale for charity. The Chapel will be open to visitors until 4.00pm with fun activities, quiet contemplation and refreshments.

7.00pm Evening Gathering: Live Music and Meditation at Advent
Join us for uplifting live piano music from John Evans and different forms of relaxing meditation with Rev Kate Dean; guided meditation, walking meditation, chanting and body prayer.

Services Next Sunday
Sunday 6th November (11.00 am)
Guest Preacher Terri Quaye
‘Exploring our own Spirituality’
Exploring the meaning of our own individual personal spirituality- not what others may assume we hold true, but what truths we have decided to live by.

Sunday 6 November (7.00 pm)
Evening Gathering
Music, Words, Reflection and Silence
Come and join us for meditative music, thought provoking words, followed by silence and reflection.
Led by Ingrid Tavkar