Weekly Notices 7 May 2017

Published 05/05/2017

This Sunday’s Services

Sunday 7 May (11.00 am)Rev Kate Dean – Tagore service with guest musicians

The morning service will celebrate the birth of Rabindranath Tagore, focusing on his Nobel Prize-winning poem ‘Gitanjali’ which will be performed by the choir and musicians from the Brahmo Samaj liberal Hindu group.

It looks like good weather, so at 12.30pm we plan to walk to the Vale of Health, where a blue plaque marks the house where he stayed.

Sunday 7 May (7.00 pm)

Evening Gathering – ‘The Poetry of Tagore’

We mark the birth of Rabindranath Tagore with a gentle services reflecting on his Nobel Prize-winning poem ‘Gitanjali’.

Special announcement
Sunday Services survey – By now, hopefully you will have received an email inviting you to take part. If you haven’t you can get access to the survey here: https:// tinyurl.com/mcpqf5m – Alternatively there will be printed copies available from the stewards after the service today. The deadline for responses is Friday 12th May.
 
News
Sunday Services survey – By now, hopefully you will have received an email inviting you to take part. If you haven’t you can get access to the survey here: https://tinyurl.com/mcpqf5m – Alternatively there will be printed copies available from the stewards after services for the next couple of weeks. The deadline for responses is Friday 12th May.

News from our friends at Golders Green Unitarians: Meditation workshop  
Saturday 20 May 2017 10.30 am – 12 30 pm 

This gentle event is open to all and led by Richard Bober of the Meditation Fellowship who is also a GGU member. It will be followed by a simple lunch at GGU, Hoop Lane. For more info, contact alluredm@aol.com

Got a talent to share? Neighbours Social on 23rd June
Join us at Rosslyn Hill Chapel for a quirky evening of entertainment with our friends at Golders Green Unitarians. If you’d like to join in the fun by offering music, story, song, poem, etc please contact Kate: revkatedean@gmail.com

Brain teasers and quiz questions…
Join Deborah and Ken at the Churches Together in Hampstead Spring Quiz in aid of Camden Churches Winter Night Shelter on Saturday 13th May at 7.00pm for 7.30pm at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Frognal.
For more details see ‘Upcoming Events’.

Good Cause of the Month
Our Sunday collection basket will be divided with Good Gifts, to buy a ‘solar cooker’ and ‘Home Starter Kit’.

Flowers 
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!

HOT TOPIC! ‘Living with Integrity’ – will meet on Monday 8th May at 7.00pm. Our discussion group is working through the chapters of the book ‘Living with Integrity: Unitarian Values and Beliefs in Practice’. This month we will focus on the chapter‘Engaging with Democracy’. We will be joined by guest speaker Derek McAuley, the Chief Officer of the Unitarian General Assembly who was instrumental in campaigning for a change in the law – allowing same sex couples to marry in civil and religious buildings. There will be copies available to buy at the meeting.

Churches Together in Hampstead Spring Quiz
in aid of Camden Churches Winter Night Shelter
Saturday 13th May at 7.00pm for 7.30pm at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Frognal
(corner of Finchley Road and Frognal Lane, NW3)
Form a table team of six with old friends or come alone and make new ones
please contact Deborah Frankel so that we can form a Unitarian quiz team or two! deblizfrankel@gmail.com
This is a great opportunity to meet some of the people who might come to the ‘All Weather Picnic’ that we will host on the Manse Lawn on 9th July…
Tickets (on the door) £12  (£10 Concessions):  includes a glass of wine or juice and a supper of bread, cheese and fruit.  (further drinks available on payment)
Nearest Tubes Finchley Road or Hampstead; Overground: Finchley Road and Frognal; Buses along Finchley Road 13, 113 or 139,  C11  to West End Green

Thursday 18th May at 7.30pm Refugee support: Volunteer meeting (Chapel Hall)
We will meet to discuss how we might join together with other communities to support refugee families in Camden. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the situation and discuss the various options. For more information and to RSVP, contact: revkatedean@gmail.com

Sunday 4th June Anniversary Service at 6.30pm (note: special time)
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!

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

Saturday 8th July 11.00am onwards ‘London Pride’
Come and represent Unitarians at one of the largest LGBT festivals in the world. 

“Are you free to celebrate on Saturday 8th July 2017? Joining the Unitarians at London Pride will be one of the best life experiences for you as a Unitarian – it really is that simple.

On Saturday 8th July we will gather, raise our flags, dan our whistles and drums and March through the centre of London cheered on by up to 2 million people supporting LGBTI Equality.

This message is to ask you to join us.  All you have to do is go to the Facebook Page Unitarians for LGBTI Equality and sign up to the event we have for the parade.  It is crucial you sign up as numbers will be limited and everyone will need a wristband.

Once you have signed up we need you to turn up, guidance on what to wear etc will be given nearer the time as well as the precise details – broadly we gather at 11am and march until 3/4pm. And it is tremendous fun and a critical part of us ensuring that the centuries of persecution and negativity towards the LGBTI communities is slowly broken down and the chapel doors flung open.

Of you have any queries contact ed.fordham@gmail.com or text Ed on 07974950512.  We will be joined by Minister, readers, activists and more – everyone is welcome. just let us know for definite so we can plan numbers.

This year will be very special as it is the 50th anniversary of partial decriminalisation and the 60th anniversary of the Wolfenden Report that triggered that.  Please be there… we want a majorly good showing from Unitarians at London Pride. Thank you.”

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 14 May (11.00 am)
Guest Preacher Terri Quaye – ‘This Sacred Space’Together, we take this opportunity to contemplate not only our sacred space but those of other faiths. ‘This Sacred Space’ – its purpose, its gift and our unity.

Sunday 14 May (7.00pm)
Evening Gathering – ‘Further insights into Hip-hop and Spirituality’
Michael Hussey introduced us to this topic recently in February, and he is happy to share further thoughts and examples of this art-form..