Weekly Notices 6 Dec 2015

Published 04/12/2015

Guest Preacher Terri Quaye

‘Not All Barriers Are Hostile’

Being able to see the hidden barriers in others and how we can accommodate this is our caring

Sunday 6th December (7pm)

‘Music, Words, Reflection and Silence’

‘Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.’ Ludwig van Beethoven

Led by Margaret Perry & Ingrid Tavkar.

Please note! our Sunday collection basket will be divided with the ‘Marylebone Project’

‘Dedicated solely to meeting the needs of homeless women

NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries

Chapel Christmas Lunch

On Sunday 6th December 2015, we will have our monthly  “Pot Luck Lunch” after the morning service.  It will be a ‘seasonal and festive’ lunch.

Please let me know if you are planning to attend the lunch and are willing and able to bring along a ‘festive’ main, salad or a dessert.  (expenses will be reimbursed if required!).

Ingrid Tavkar – Tel: o2o 8455 0l62; email: ingridtavkar{at}gmail.com

 

Message from the Flower Group

WELCOME  YULE!Thursday 17th December 9.30am-12.30pm

Come and help fill the Chapel with light and colour for Christmas and the Winter Festivals. Mulled apple juice and mince pies. Contact Janna Williams: j.williams16[at]virginmedia.com

Message from the Management Board

Our minister, the Rev. Patrick O’Neill has now retired. We have many wonderful guest preachers to take the services over the next couple of months and hope to have a temporary minister in place to lead all services in the new year. Meanwhile, we have elected an excellent search committee to seek a new settled minister. We hope to have someone in place in six months to a years time.

Cold Weather Shelter

The ‘Cold Weather Shelter’ happens on Friday nights in our Hall, commencing Friday 6th November.  A Volunteer sign up sheet is available each Sunday morning and evening in the Chapel or contact Margaret Perry to volunteer (email: margaretperry14[at]hotmail.co.uk)

Stewarding Can You Help? – An Appeal to all Members

Stewarding is a simple way to get more involved. Good stewarding makes a difference: a warm welcome from the stewards is a welcome to the Chapel. Please look at your diaries and contact Jim Burtles (email: burtles.j[at]gmail.com) with any dates in the next few months when you’d be available. If you haven’t stewarded at a service before please don’t worry as there is always an experienced worship assistant present.

Coffee Hour – Volunteers invited!

Serving tea/coffee at 12noon in the side aisle is an enjoyable and useful activity. Please contact Margaret Perry (email: margaretperry14[at]hotmail.co.uk) to offer 30 minutes of time to suit you.

Membership Group

The Chapel welcomes newcomers at all times.  If you are new to the chapel or have been coming along to services for a little while and would like to know more about getting involved, becoming a member, or about the chapel in general, please contact Claire Julian of our Membership Group on o2o 7435 8254 or claire.marley{at}mac.com. If you are already a member and happen to chat to someone attending a service who would like more information, please do take their details and pass them on to Claire, as above. Thank you from the Chapel Membership Group

Services Next Sunday

Sunday 13th December (11am) – Guest Preacher Rev Kate Dean

‘Christmas Highs and Lows’

Some of us look forward to the festive season with excitement and anticipation whilst others face it with grim determination or even sadness. We will explore different ways that Christmas is celebrated or endured and how we might support those expecting a Blue Christmas this year.

Sunday 13th December (7pm) – ‘Meditation’

The essence of meditation is simply to reach a ‘state of being’ – Come and join us for silence, reflection, poetry and music. Led by Ingird Tavkar.