Weekly Notices 31 May 2015

Published 29/05/2015

Sunday 31st May (11am)

Rev Dr Patrick T. O’Neill preaching – ‘Why I Am a Unitarian’

This morning our Minister and three members of the congregation (each from different backgrounds and upbringings) will share with us the reasons their personal religious journeys have led them to Unitarianism.  In this congregation we are fond of saying, “We need not think alike to love alike.”  Curious about why so many men and women have found in the Unitarian way a philosophy that makes sense of what they most value and honour in their lives?  Come join us this morning for an enlightening presentation.

Sunday 31st May (7pm) – Evening Gathering  – ‘Ikebana and Spirituality’

The spiritual discipline of Japanese flower arranging. Reflections from a beginner, sharing thoughts and meditation. Led by Patricia Williams

Children’s Programme – This Sunday in Chapel Hall.

Flowers Dedicated this Sunday – The Flowers are sponsored this morning by Martyn Watson and Tim Skelly, ‘In celebration of the first anniversary of our wedding’


During May our Sunday collection basket will be divided with

 Chennai Unitarian Christian Church Fund’.

(Scottish Charity Number SC039903).

NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries

Please Note: June ‘Questing Groups’ postponed

The planned Questing Groups class led by our minister, originally scheduled for Monday evenings in June, has been postponed and will be re-scheduled for a time when more people are available….po’n

POT LUCK LUNCHES – The next ‘Pot Luck Lunch’ will be on Sunday 31 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 (£2.50 minimum).We look forward to seeing you there. Margaret Perry

Coffee Hour – During the month of May, I hope to fill a rota for 2 months – until end of June – for the ‘coffee hour’ after Sunday morning services. I enjoy this activity and now is the time to pass this opportunity on to others, after the last Sunday in April, when I’ve stepped down from ‘coffee hour’ activity. It’s an enjoyable and important service. Please let me know if you would like to take an ‘occasional turn at the urn’. Thanks,  Margaret Perry.

London Pride – Saturday 27 June 2015

Come and join fellow Unitarians on Saturday 27th June to take part in the London Pride Parade to celebrate the LGBT+ community, and to show our support for equality. Fancy dress is welcome, but not essential – the theme this year is ‘Pride Heroes’. We will be meeting from 12.00 midday at Portman Close (exact meeting point to tbc) – please arrive by12.30pm. The parade begins at 1.00pm and ends at 4.30pm in Whitehall. More information about the actual parade is on the website prideinlondon.org Please email or speak to Julia Reid (Social Action Committee) to show your interest (hirstjulia{at}hotmail.com).

Message from the Management Board

It costs £5,000 per week to run this Chapel. Each month, we donate half of our plate collection to charity. On average, we donate £105 each week, from the plate collection to worthy causes. Please help us to support the ongoing work of RHUC; your donations are greatly appreciated.

There are many ways to support this Chapel. The options include:

1. Becoming a member

2. Standing order

3. One off donation

4. Leaving a legacy

Please visit our website or contact our administrator for more details, or if you would like to discuss ways to give to the Chapel.

Services Next Sunday


Sunday 7th June (11am)

Rev Dr Patrick T. O’Neill preaching – ‘Some Things Are Harder To Say’

This is a sermon about the courage it takes for us all to speak truthfully to one another about what is in our hearts and on our minds.  This is a sermon about those moments when we hesitate to give words to our thoughts and feelings, either because we are afraid or because we are not prepared or because we hesitate and hold back for lack of confidence.  Come join us this morning!

Sunday 7th June (7pm)

Evening Gathering – ‘Music, words, reflection and silence’

Come and join us for meditative music, thought provoking words, followed by silence & reflection. Led by Margaret Perry & Ingrid Tavkar.