Weekly Notices 8 Jan 2017

Published 05/01/2017

Sunday 8th January at 11.00am – ‘Letting Go’
In this first service since New Year’s Day, we will look back on the previous year and explore what is holding us back with the help of rituals for letting go. Led by Rev Kate Dean and Ingrid Tavkar.Sunday 8th January Evening Gathering at 7.00pm –  ‘Meditations on Letting Go’
Our contemplative evening service will use various forms of meditation explore the theme of ‘Letting Go’. Led by Rev Kate Dean and Ingrid Tavkar.

Baubles away!
We are taking down the Christmas decorations after the morning service on Sunday and all help, however brief, is welcome – so grab a bauble.
NewsFlowers: The flowers 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 

Monthly Good Cause
Our Sunday collection basket will be divided with ‘Amnesty International’ 

We’re looking for a new Creche Leader – please spread the word:

Upcoming Events

‘Soul Deep spiritual development course’ starts on Tuesday 17th January – sign up now!
Rev Kate Dean will be leading a series of six Tuesday-night sessions focusing on a different aspect of spiritual life each week. We aim to go deeper and examine the inner faith that finds an outward expression in the way we live our lives. Please note the updated dates: We will meet in the Committee Room on Tuesdays 17th, 24th Jan (NO MEETING on 31st January) and 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th February. Contact Kate to sign up: revkatedean@gmail.com

Monday night groups at the chapel:9th January: ‘Living with Integrity’ discussion group at 7.00pm
We are discussing chapters from a book on Unitarian values. The discussion in January will focus on the somewhat controversial chapter ‘Navigating relationships and sexuality’. Come along and share your reflections and reactions to this topic with Rev Kate Dean. Copies of the Living with Integrity book are available from the chapel. We meet in the Committee Room.

16th January: ‘Heart and Soul’ at 7.00pm 
Join us for an alternative weeknight service, a gentle, informal and interactive mix of readings, meditation and sharing. This month’s theme is ‘Playing the January Blues’. We meet in the Chapel. 

 23rd January: Chapel Book Group at 7.00pm 
We’re reading ‘Romantic Outlaws’, the story of the proto-feminist Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter author Mary Shelley.  We meet in the Committee Room, come and discuss what to read next!

FUSE Festival 17-19 February 2017 – a weekend retreat in the countryside
Closing date for bookings is 31 January 2017.

FUSE takes place at a new venue, Horsley Park in Surrey. The accommodation includes modern rooms, pool and sauna, and 70 acres of parkland. Whether you are looking for an energising and inspiring conference with fellow Unitarians, a relaxing, spa-like weekend, or a spiritually enriching retreat, you will find it at FUSE 2017! There is a fantastic line-up of workshops, social activities and spiritual practices to nourish the mind, body and soul. The keynote speaker will be Rev Tina Geels, from The Netherlands, talking about new thinking on the future of liberal religion:

“It is all about religion, getting re-connected again, where are we from and how are we moving forwards beyond our old church and congregation systems.”

Online FUSE registration is “live”. Please go to the FUSE website to register and pay for your registration. Your registration will not complete unless you pay at the same time.
Chapel members may apply for a limited number of £50 bursaries. Please contact Leighton Cole for more details: leightoncole90@gmail.com

Worship Studies Course in 2017
Rosslyn Hill Chapel is proud to host the only Unitarian Worship Studies Course (Foundation Step) in the UK next year. We hope that chapel members will join us for this valuable training which is right on the doorstep!

Worship Studies: Thinking about leading a service but not sure how? Looking for new ways to enliven worship for your congregation and beyond?

The London & SE District (LDPA) is offering a four-part course, leading to a GA-recognised qualification – the Worship Studies Course (Foundation Step).

The Foundation Step course is based on the very popular version run by Kensington Unitarians in 2013 and further WSC training is offered as a correspondence course after this first step. Group sessions will take place on the following Saturdays: 4th March, 15th July, 30th September and 25th November (Nov date TBC) at Rosslyn Hill Chapel. To register for more information, contact Rev’d Martin Whitell: revdmart@aol.com Deadline for registration 31st January

Services Next Sunday

Sunday 15 January at 11.00am
Darkness and Light
Mid-January marks the midpoint of the meteorological winter and although the darkest days have passed, the warmer seasons still feel many months away. How has our climate and seasons influenced our approach to life? Led by Rev Kate Dean

Sunday 15 January at 7.00pm
Reflections on Darkness and Light
Our contemplative evening service will consider how our climate and seasons have influenced our approach to life. There will be an opportunity for you to share your reflections on this aspect of the theme ‘Darkness and Light’. Led by Rev Kate Dean