Open Chapel starts this Sunday!
We will begin our season of opening for visitors on the Sundays in August this weekend. Please tell your friends as this is a great way to show off our beautiful Chapel. Can you help us host Open Chapel for a couple of hours (12 – 2pm or 2 – 4pm)? We’re looking for volunteers for 20th Aug and 27th Aug. If you can help, please contact Kate with when you’re available: email@example.com
Looking ahead to September at the Chapel – ‘Gathering the waters’ when you’re away…
Sunday 10th September – ‘Gathering the Waters’
This service, sometimes also called the Water Ceremony, was first used at a Unitarian Universalist congregation in the 1980s. Members bring to Sunday worship service a small amount of water from a place that is special to them or from a place they have visited over the summer. During the service, people one by one pour their water together into a large bowl. As the water is added, each person explains why this water is special to them. The combined water is symbolic of our shared Unitarian faith coming from many different sources. If you’re going away, please remember to bring some water back for this ceremony – or you can use your own tap!
‘Listen Again’ to our services and sermons
If you have missed coming to Chapel recently, you may like to know that some of our services are recorded so that you can listen to the sermon online. The latest one is posted on our website homepage and by clicking that link you can get access to a library of other sermons such as Alan Ruston’s service: Being Unitarian – Ideas or People? Just click the link on the homepage: www.rosslynhillchapel.org.uk
Can you offer work experience to a Syrian refugee?
Syrian refugees in Camden are looking for work experience opportunities to practise their English in a professional setting whilst gaining experience to help them find employment. An ideal placement would be one day per week in the NW post code area, or a short bus ride away. Some of the areas in which they have previously worked include accounting, teaching, baking, marble cutting, lorry driving and mobile phone repair but opportunities in any field are welcomed.
Being able to improve English skills and enhance CVs will be immensely valuable for finding employment in the future. This will be much more of a learning experience than a typical job so no payment is required. If you, or anyone you know, are able to provide any opportunities that could be suitable please contact Camden Welcomes Refugees, a local group of volunteers who are assisting Camden Council, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
News from our Brahmo Samaj friends
Those of you who enjoyed the performance of Rabindranath Tagore’s poetry, at our service in May, might be interested in an event at the Globe Theatre:‘Awakening – Tagore’s Journey’
Sunday 10 September 2017 at 7.00 pm, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Globe Theatre
An evening of songs, poetry, theatre and dance with Meera Syal, Sasha Ghoshal and our team of talented performers at The Tagoreans – exploring the impact of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s creative works in awakening our inner consciousness, whilst ultimately leading to the awakening of national identity and the spirit of nationhood. The evening includes songs, poems, dances and excerpts from Tagore’s short stories, dance dramas and other dramatised works, presented primarily in English, whilst also including original compositions by Tagore in Bengali.
Part of the 2017 Festival of Independence organised by Globe Theatre celebrating 70 years of Indian independence, curated by celebrated British writer and playwright Tanika Gupta MBE
Please Note: There is no separate Sunday Children’s Programme during July and August. A box of soft toys is available at the back of chapel for young ones during the service. Parents are asked to remain with their children during the service and Mercedes will be there to help!
Good Cause of the Month
Our Sunday collection basket will be divided ‘Chalk Farm Food Bank’ which provides emergency food to local people in crisis and which would welcome our help.
The flowers this Sunday are provided by the Flower Group.If you have a special person or an event to celebrate or remember with flowers, please contact Sharron: email@example.com
Thinking of becoming a member?
If you have been attending our Chapel services and events for some time, you might consider making Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel your spiritual home and community.
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. We will welcome new members at a special service in October. If you would like to find out more, please contact Rev Kate Dean (firstname.lastname@example.org), or speak to one of the Stewards on Sunday mornings.