Weekly Notices 9 Jul 2017

Published 07/07/2017

Here are the notices of services and events this week.
London Pride Parade
Unitarians march with Pride
For everyone who is marching in the parade tomorrow, or cheering on from the crowds – have a great time!

This Sunday’s Services

Sunday 9 July (11.00am)
Rev Kate Dean & Unitarian Universalist Young People
‘Take Pride’
In this lively interactive service will, we consider what gives us pride. It will include reflections from Unitarian young people on their participation in London Pride parade.
Sunday 9 July (7.00pm) 
Rev Kate Dean
‘Meditations on Pride’
A gentle contemplative service of readings, meditation and music around the theme of ‘Pride’.

Sunday 9th July – All Weather Picnic after the morning service.
Bring your picnic and blanket and/or garden chair. Please join us along with the Unitarian Youth Group and Churches Together in Hampstead for fun whatever the weather – we’ll be in the hall if it’s wet. 
Choir prepares for summer performance 
The special Summer RHUC Choir performance will be held on Sunday 16th July, during the morning service, and is a joyous musical extravaganza by  Michael Flanders and Joseph Horovitz entitled “Captain Noah and his floating zoo”. This is not a fear-inducing prophecy of more doom and destruction, but an up-lifting story of survival, resilience and the power of and necessity for humour always.  We’ll be enjoying ourselves performing this cantata in a modern idiom; please bring friends  to enjoy this rollicking adaptation of the Old Testament story.

Could you help a refugee get some work experience?
After learning English refugees can find it difficult to find work in the UK as potential employers may have doubts that their English is of a sufficient standard for use in a professional context. If you, or anyone you know, has any work experience opportunities to help refugees practice their English in a vocational setting please contact camdenwelcomes@gmaill.com

The Meditation Fellowship offers a weekend retreat in Salisbury 3 – 5 November
The Meditation Fellowship is a group of gentle Unitarians who gather three times a year to practice meditation with Richard Bober, of Golders Green Unitarians. The Autumn Retreat takes place 3 – 5th November. Newcomers very welcome. The venue is the lovely Sarum college in Salisbury.
For further details contact Alf Withington:
alfwithington@gmail.com or tel: 01942733553
We do not aim to make a profit but must have sufficient funds to secure venues well in advance.
Total cost – £165.00 including accommodation, all meals and all activities (Deposit £65)
(When Fellowship funds allow we offer a limited number of subsidised places to people experiencing temporary financial constraints.)

Good Cause of the Month 
Our Sunday collection basket will be divided with ‘FOUR PAWS’ an international animal welfare charity. 

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  

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, or speak to one of the Stewards.

Upcoming Events
Please Note: There is no separate Sunday Children’s Programme during July and August. A box of soft toys is available at the back of chapel for young ones during the service. Parents are asked to remain with their children during the service

Chapel Choir rehearses on Wednesday 12 July at 7.30pm in the Chapel. New voices are always welcomed into the choir. No audition necessary.

‘Living With Integrity’ – Monday 10th July at 7.00pm in the Chapel Side Aisle. Our discussion group is working through the chapters of the book ‘Living with Integrity: Unitarian Values and Beliefs in Practice’. This month we’ll consider the chapter on ‘Championing the Environment and Greening the Spirit’ with the Management Board Chair, Tanya Morrison

‘Heart and Soul’ – week night circle – will meet on Monday 17th July at 7.00pm in the Chapel.This gentle week night service features prayer ritual, meditation and an opportunity to share.

Book Group – will meet on Monday 24th July at 7.00pm (Chapel Side Aisle). Join us to discuss this month’s book choice: ‘Leaving Alexandria’ – A Memoir of Faith and Doubt’ by Richard Holloway

Pot Luck Lunches – The next ‘Pot Luck Lunch’ will be on Sunday 30th July in the side aisle at 12.30pm (after the morning service) – it will be in honour of young Unitarian guests from the Czech Republic. This is an informal, friendly occasions – all are welcome and the request is to bring some food to share or make a financial contribution (£3.00 minimum). We look forward to seeing you there.

Open Chapel in August 
As we did last year, we will hold an Open Chapel every Sunday afternoon in August. We found we had many visitors, some people had lived in the area for many years and had never set foot inside the chapel. They were surprised and delighted to see the treasures inside. Meeting visitors and showing them around is a great way to reach out to our community. If you would like to help us host Open Chapel for a couple of hours, please contact me with when you’re available: revkatedean@gmail.com

Services Next Sunday
Sunday 16 July (11.00 am)
‘Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo’

Rev Kate Dean & Chapel Choir
For their special summer performance, the Chapel Choir tell the timeless story of Noah and the Flood. An entertaining experience for all the family – with words and music by Michael Flanders and Joseph Horovitz.

Sunday 16 July (11.00am)
Rev Kate Dean
Mr and Mrs Noah (and their floating zoo)
A light-hearted evening of words and music painting an alternative picture of Noah and the Flood.