Weekly Notices 4 Jun 2017

Published 02/06/2017

Sunday 4th June(11.00)am

Rev Kate Dean – ‘Filled with the Spirit’

On the day that Christians celebrate Pentecost and Whitsun, we return to the subject of ‘spirit’ and the Unitarian wariness of proselytising. We’ll consider what it may mean in the modern Unitarian context as well as how it has been approached within our Dissenting tradition.

Sunday 4th June (6.30pm) (NOTE: special start time)

Rev Kate Dean – Annual Anniversary Service: ‘Give Hope’

Our annual Anniversary Service is held on the nearest Sunday to 5th June, the date of the first service in our current chapel building in 1862. We will honour our charity partners with a short service followed by a Wine Reception and an opportunity to make new connections!


Special announcement:
Bring your friends to our Anniversary Service on Sunday at 6.30pm!



Good Cause of the Month

Our Sunday collection basket will be divided with ‘Sante Refugee Mental Health Access Project’ (http://www.santeproject.org.uk)



The flowers for the chalice table this week are provided by the flower group.

If you have a special person or an event to celebrate or remember with flowers, please contact Sharron: admin@rosslynhillchapel.com 



Upcoming Events

Rosslyn Hill Chapel Choir – rehearses each Wednesday at 7.30pm. New voices welcome, no audition required!

Chapel Poetry Group meets on Monday 5th June at 7.30pm in the Basement Cottage 3. For more information contact George Appleby (Tel: 020 7424 9733, email: gappleby@talktalk.net)

Sunday 11th June after the Flower Communion service: 
Bring and Buy Sale by the kids – in aid of Toilet Twinning
In April, Zoe Gerrard told us more about the Toilet Twinning Scheme which we support. By raising £60 we can twin one of our toilets with a loo in a developing country. We now have ten loos to our name! Zoe told us that we could also raise funds for a toilet block in a school which would allow girls to get an education – they are often kept at home if there are no suitable facilities. The Children’s Chapel children were inspired by Zoe to support the scheme even more and the will hold a Bring and Buy sale to raise £250 for a school toilet block. Please encourage the children by bringing good quality, complete gift items for adults and children and by buying some of the goods on offer!

‘Living With Integrity’ – Monday 12th June at 7.00pm in the Chapel Committee room.
 Our discussion group is working through the chapters of the book ‘Living with Integrity: Unitarian Values and Beliefs in Practice’. In keeping with our refugee theme this month, we will focus on the chapter ‘Including the Other’. We will be joined by guest speaker, Alphonsine Kabagabo, who escaped the Rwandan genocide and now works for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. There will be copies available to buy at the meeting.

Got a talent to share?
Friday 23rd June at 7.30pm ‘Neighbours Social’ with Golders Green Unitarians 
Join us at Rosslyn Hill Chapel for a quirky evening of entertainment with our friends at Golders Green Unitarians. Anyone wishing to offer entertainment – music, story, song, poem, etc – should contact Kate: revkatedean@gmail.com

Make a note: Saturday 8th July 11.00am onwards ‘London Pride’
Come and represent Unitarians at one of the largest LGBT festivals in the world. If you would like to be involved, please contact Ed: edfordham@gmail.com

Sunday 9th July  – Special service followed by All Weather Picnic!
We will be joined by the UK’s Unitarian Youth Group, fresh from their appearance at London Pride the previous day. After the service, we’ll enjoy a picnic on the manse lawn (or in the hall) along with members of Churches Together in Hampstead. Do join us.


Services Next Sunday

Sunday 11th June (11.00am)
Rev Kate Dean – Flower Communion
The Flower Communion is a beautiful celebration of natural diversity and human uniqueness. It was created by a brave Czech Unitarian minister, Rev Dr Norbert Capek, who perished in WWII. His family went on to spread this gentle ritual throughout US Unitarian congregations and it is now celebrated in many British congregations. On 4th June, a ‘global flower communion’ will take place instigated by Czech Unitarians (who, incidentally, will be visiting us on 30th July!). Due to our Anniversary Service, our Flower Communion takes place on 11th June, as we join all those taking part to honour this new tradition on that day. Please bring a single flower with you, if you can, and we will gather them together as part of the service.

Sunday 11th June (7.00pm)
Rev Kate Dean – Meditations on Flowers

A gentle contemplative service to mark our Flower Communion day, as we consider the beauty of nature and celebrate natural diversity and human uniqueness.