Weekly Notices 8 Nov 2015

Published 06/11/2015

Remembrance Sunday, Guest Preacher Ed Fordham

This service will reflect the challenges and traumas that the Chapel has faced over the years and remember those who are commemorated on the war memorial.  The service will draw extensively on the reality of coping with war and its consequences at home, in the aftermath and also specially here in North West London.  This will be no celebration of war but a timely and provocative reminder of our own small role as hatred and anger fights itself on the battlefield the world over.

The service will be led by Ed Fordham and is dedicated to Patricia Williams – a friend of peace and a student of history.

Our Chapel Choir will perform ‘Songs of Farewell’ (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry), as part of the morning service.

Sunday 8 November (7.00pm) –  Evening Gathering, ‘Meditation’ –  Led by Ingrid Tavkar

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

Flowers Dedicated this Sunday – The flowers this week are sponsored by Susan Brown: ‘In memory of my Uncle Ted Elliott, who died in the 1st World War and his brother, my father, John, who died in the 2nd World War.’

Please note! This Sunday the entire collection goes to ‘Combat Stress’

NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries

 

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 year’s 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 12.00pm 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

Registration for FUSE 2016 is now open!

Join Unitarians for a weekend by the sea, enjoying good food and company as well as inspiring workshops and worship. Take advantage of the early bird discount of £20.00 if you register before 1st December 2015.

You can register here: http://fusefest.org.uk/old-registration-form

Services Next Sunday

Sunday 15 November (11.00am)

‘Religion for atheists’

Guest Preacher  Alan Ruston

We welcome back Alan Ruston, GA President in 2002-2003, he has held posts associated with most aspects of the Unitarian movement, which he fitted in with being a career civil servant. He is a well known writer and speaker within British Unitarianism.

Sunday 15 November (7.00pm)

‘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