The Chapel AGM is announced – 4th March
The chapel is self-governing independent charity. Chapel members can have their say on decisions affecting the chapel’s future at the Annual General Meeting on 4th March after the morning service. Lunch and Childcare will be provided. For more information, see this month’s Open Mind newsletter.
Good Cause(s) of the Month: Unitarian youth charities
This month, we divide our collection plate between the upkeep of the chapel and two Unitarian youth causes: The General Assembly’s Youth Panel organises events at The Nightingale Centre in Derbyshire. These weekends provide a rare opportunity for the Unitarian children and young people that are scattered across the country to come together for their own tailor-made programmes. Our fundraising would go towards special workshops at the youth weekends. In March ‘Go Wild’, a mobile zoo, will be visiting the Junior Weekend and ‘One Adventure’ will be leading an outdoor pursuits day for the Inters and Senior age-groups. Our fundraising could also provide travel bursaries for young people. The other Unitarian youth cause is ‘Send a Child to Hucklow’ or SACH. A registered charity in its own right, for over fifty years SACH has enabled children from deprived inner-city areas to have a holiday in the countryside at The Nightingale Centre. So, let’s support our children and the future of our movement!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Invitation to a gathering of the Brahmo Samaj
Sunday 12th Feb at 3pm in the Chapel
The Maghotsava will be a wonderful celebration of the founding of the Brahmo Samaj with food and music and prayers. The Brahmo Samaj was founded by Raja Rammohan Roy who was a religious and social reformer. Rammohan Roy studied the ancient Vedicreligion of the Hindus and advocated the worship of the One God without any form or shape worshipping him without too many rituals. He was against the caste system of the Hindus and pleaded successfully with the government to abolish Suttee – The practice of burning widows. He promoted Western education in India and believed in the equality between men and women. Rammohan had close links with the Unitarians both in Calcutta and in England. He came to London and then went to Bristol to his Unitarian friends where he sadly passed away in 1833. Please RSVP via email@example.com