Weekly Notices 9 Feb 2014

Published 09/02/2014

Sunday Service 9th February at 11am & 7pm

Dr. O’Neill will be preaching. His sermon is entitled, ‘The Privilege of Service’

It doesn’t matter what one’s formal faith tradition or creed might be. One universal consequence of a faith-filled attitude towards life is the call to come out of ourselves and join however, one can, in whatever way one can, in the honest work of redeeming a wounded and weary world. Come join us for worship today…and bring a friend along.

Children’s Programme

This Sunday we will continue with our theme of helping.

Flowers Dedicated this Sunday – The Flowers are sponsored this morning by Margaret Perry for her Father Gordon Perry.

Chapel Contributions and Outgoings

The Chapel is independent and self-financing. We appreciate all the contributions made by our members and visitors. Each week, we publish the level of contributions by the chapel community as well as the costs related to running our beautiful chapel.

*** Last Sunday’s plate collection (+ Gift Aid) £187:00

** Members by Standing Order £244:06

* Chapel Outgoings £3,859:49

*** NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries ***

Notices – If you have a notice you want to be printed on the insert page in the Order of Service, please send it to admin@rosslynhillchapel.org.uk by the Wednesday before the service. Any later than this, please speak to the Worship Assistant, and he/she will be able to announce it at the beginning of the Sunday Service.

‘Stitch & Stories’

Last December, I talked about the dormant ‘Stitch & Stories’ group which used to meet twice a months to knit and crochet for various charity projects, and to share personal stories. One of the projects I continue to support is ‘Knit for peace’ (website) and one of their slogans is: ‘Here at Knit for Peace we believe that knitting is good for people in all sorts of ways. As well as being fun and therapeutic, knitting brings people together and gives us a way of helping others in need’.

My hope is to resurrect the ‘Stitch & Stories’ group and create an opportunity for those interested to use their time and talents to create simple treasurers for others in need. The group is open to anyone who would like to learn to knit or crochet as well. Everyone is welcome.So here are some dates: – Thursday 13 February (1.00-3.00 pm) and Thursday 28 February (7.00-9.00 pm), at Ingrid’s.

Ingrid Tavkar  email: ingridtavkar[at]gmail.com)

Chapel Flower Sponsorship Drive!

Sponsoring the Chapel’s flowers is one way to mark a special occasion, joyful or sad, serious or light-hearted and at the same time, make the Chapel beautiful for our Sunday worship. The cost is £20. The Flower Group is collecting sponsorship requests, or please contact the Chapel Office for a sponsorship form.

Chapel Poetry Group

The Poetry group meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm in Basement Cottage 3. Anyone who likes to write, read, share, or just listen to poetry is welcome. For more information contact George Appleby on gappleby[at]talktalk.net

During January/February our Sunday collection basket will be divided with Amnesty International.

Thinking of becoming a member? – If you’d like to discuss becoming part of our spiritual community, please contact the Minister, Patrick, or leave your details on the form available from the stewards.

Values in Action

The Social Action Committee is delighted to invite anyone who is passionate about a cause or working, volunteering or campaigning for change to tell chapel friends about it: Reverend Patrick has offered a 3-minute slot for anyone who wishes to share news of VALUES IN ACTION during morning service on the FIRST Sunday in the month.

If you would like to take part, please send details of your topic to Social Action Committee member, Claire Julian [claire.marley[at]mac.com] so that these brief contributions can be co-ordinated. Thank you.

Claire Julian, On behalf of Social Action Committee

*** Food Bank ***

Rosslyn Hill Chapel is supporting a Food Bank in Chalk Farm. Please help by picking up one or two extra items when you shop and put them in our collection bag on a Sunday. Details on the noticeboard in the Side Aisle.


Rosslyn Hill Chapel is now on Twitter! Chapel services, events, inspiring quotes and links to other Unitarian items of interest are tweeted regularly. If you would like to follow us, and help us to commune with the interconnected web of existence, then please follow the link below to sign up to Twitter and follow us @RHUnitarianC.


To tweet us with any news of activities or meetings that you are involved with, or any of those thoughts that you have ‘while you are doing the dishes’ then please start your tweet with @RHUnitarianC. It will appear on our feed once it is re-tweeted by the Chapel.

Services Next Sunday 16th February at 11am & 7pm

Dr. O’Neill will be preaching. His sermon is entitled, ‘Unitarian Heroes: Henry David Thoreau on Walden Pond’

When he moved into his cabin on Walden Pond in 1845, Thoreau wrote his immortal apologia for retreating into the sanctuary of natural surroundings far from the madding crowd: “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and to see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”

When he came out from Walden two years later in 1847, he wrote: “I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there. Perhaps it seemed to me that I had several more lives to live, and could not spend any more time for that one.” – Come join us for worship today, and learn more about one of our Unitarian heroes.