Weekly Notices 8 Oct 2017

Published 06/10/2017

Sunday 8th October (11.00am)

Rev Kate Dean – Second Sunday Shake-up: Shelter Cafe
Special guest: Nikki Barnett from homelessness charity C4WS

To raise awareness about the upcoming Cold Weather Shelter, we will hold a ‘café church’-style service with gentle discussion, sharing and activities. Come early to the Shakeup breakfast to grab your coffee before the service!

Sunday 8th Oct (7.00pm)
Rev Kate Dean and Asif Sabri
Unitarianism and Islam: Common Roots, Common Ground
Our guest speaker Asif Sabri, a practicing Muslim resident in UAE, will explore the theme ‘Unitarianism and Islam: Common roots, common ground…the very basic creed and philosophy of the world’s fastest growing religion, Islam, explained’ with an opportunity for everyone to share their reflections on his words.


Shakeup Breakfast 9.30 to 10.30 this Sunday
Come early to the Shakeup breakfast to grab your REAL coffee before the service! 

Job Vacancies at the Chapel – deadline for applications 12th October

Rosslyn Hill Chapel Administration Assistant (part time)
Mature person able to effectively organise his/her time, must have skills with banking and accounts, able to deal with a range of people. Experience with updating websites, preferably using WordPress is welcome. Normally 8 hours per week + additional as required.

Rosslyn Hill Chapel Caretaker (part time)
Responsible for setting out Chapel for various events. Helping to maintain Rosslyn Hill Chapel property and grounds. The property includes the Chapel, Hall, Manse, Chapel Office, Cottages and car park.16 hours per week for general work around grounds + additional for events. The job includes heavy lifting, weekend and late night work.

If you would like to know more about these positions or to apply, then please email your CV with ‘Job vacancy’ in the subject heading to admin@rosslynhillchapel.com
Deadline for applications: Friday 12th October 

Join us for a ‘Shake up Breakfast on Sunday 8th October 2017

Following the success of the first breakfast, Margaret Perry will be hosting a breakfast before the ‘Shelter Café’ service. A continental breakfast will be served from 9.30am – 10.45am at the price of £3, including tea/coffee! Come along and the grab a second hot drink to take with you into the ‘café church’-style service.

Good Cause of the Month
Our Sunday collection basket will be divided with Cold Weather Shelter’

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: admin@rosslynhillchapel.com

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 Zoe Gerrard (email: zoegerrard@btinternet.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.

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. If you would like to find out more, please contact Rev Kate Dean (revkatedean@gmail.com), or speak to one of the Stewards.

Upcoming Events
‘Living with Integrity’ discussion group meets on Monday 9th October at 7.00pm in the side aisle. This month we will discuss the theme ‘Into the Twilight Zone’ on growing older in mind and body.

‘Life Spirit’ – a new Spiritual Development course.  We meet on Tuesdays including 10th, 17th and 24th October (last session on 21st Nov). We will explore deep questions through reading, discussion, personal reflection and deep listening. For more information or to book your place, please contact Kate: revkatedean@gmail.com/ 07870 322 519 

Welcoming the Stranger – Friday 13th October in Hampstead
Our Chapel is part of a joint project to sponsor a Syrian refugee family to relocate to London, along with Churches Together in Hampstead. There will be a launch event to raise awareness of the scheme, hosted by Hampstead Parish Church who are going to sponsor another family.Sign up to this free event via Eventbrite
or email: community.sponsor@hampsteadparishchurch.org.uk 

Charity Concerts on 9th November and 7th December

Get ready for something special! The Chapel is often used as a concert venue and for recordings because of its excellent acoustic. The Chapel Choir holds an annual fundraiser which is always entertaining. In November and December, we as a Chapel community will host two concerts to support some very worthy causes. So please pencil in these dates…

‘Outsiders’ 9th November – a concert of words and music featuring professional musicians, including our Chapel Choir Director Nathan Mercieca, and guest speakers including Dame Janet Suzman, Alfie Nash and Shirley King. This concert will be co-hosted by the Mayor of Camden, Cllr Richard Cotton, whose chosen charity is C4WS. All proceeds will be divided between our musical instruments and C4WS which helps us to organise our Cold Weather Shelter for the homeless each winter. 

‘Advent’ 7th December – a concert with an Advent theme featuring three choirs! The Chapel Choir will be joined by a semi-professional ensemble and girls from the renowned Channing School Choir. We’ll raise funds for our refugee project, joining with ‘Churches Together in Hampstead’ to sponsor a Syrian refugee family, and the Chapel’s fine grand piano and organ.

Advanced booking recommended – Tickets for the November concert are now on sale!
Booking information: You can buy tickets for the Outsiders Concert after the morning service from Rev Kate Dean or Shana Begum. You can also book via PayPal or bank transfer by contacting revkatedean@gmail.com 

Unitarian Women’s Group Conference 20th – 22nd October 2017 
The Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow 

If you haven’t already booked, there are still places, it’s not too late! 

A weekend of interactive sessions on Unitarian women in history, placing ourselves in the story and a look at the UWG itself and its development over the course of nearly four decades. Serious and hilarious by turns and always warm and friendly. Led by Rev Ann Peart and Rev Celia Midgley. 
Booking: Stella Burney info@thenightingalecentre.org.uk or 01298 871218 
Further information: Margaret Robinson margaretrobinson81@gmail.com or 01642 782219 or Ann Peart ann.peart3@virginmedia.com 

Services Next Sunday

Sunday 15th October (11.00am)
Rev Kate Dean – Membership Service

Our annual service of commitment and re-commitment to our Chapel community. We will welcome new members in a Membership Ceremony as well as explore what it means to be part of this spiritual community.

Sunday 15th October (7.00pm)
Rev Kate Dean – Our Members, Our Community
Our evening gathering will consider what it means to be part of a spiritual community,  with an opportunity to share your reflections on the theme.