All Saints News Sheet

If you are new to All Saints and are considering making us your spiritual home, please pick up a welcome brochure at the back of Church or better still, please say “hello” to one of our Welcomers. You can also contact our Church Office (admin@allsaints.ch) if you have any questions. You can also find tonnes of information about our Church on this website.

Ken Kvistad will lead and preach at both the services this Sunday morning. As normal there will be a full programme for our children and teens. Please do come along and support Ken.

In common with the rest of the Diocese in Europe, we have robust procedures to ensure the safety of young children and vulnerable adults.  Our Safeguarding Team comprises Bernice Reid, Louise Bowley and Sue Shaw.  Please contact them with any queries or concerns.  The new email for the Safeguarding Team is safeguarding@allsaints.ch.

Yes, its that time of year again when the clocks go back an hour. The good news is, we all get an extra hour in bed on Sunday 27th.

Please note, there will be Fellowship Lunch on Sunday 27th. Everyone is welcome. Please bring either a main course or dessert to share.

The Autumn 2019 Contact Magazine is now available in hard copy at the back of church. You can also find it on the Church Website here.

10h00 on Saturday 2nd November will be the culmination of weeks of effort. Two teams (let’s be honest, one will be Ireland…) will battle it out for the highest prize in Rugby Union.

All Saints’ Men’s Ministry will be showing the match with a late breakfast at Pepperdine in Lausanne (Av. Marc-Dufour 15, 1007- Lausanne). Doors open 09h45. All Saints’ Men (and their friends) are welcome.

Estimated cost around 5 CHF for basic breakfast/tea/coffee but please feel free to bring an edible contribution (cheese/meat/bread/fruit). Numbers are needed for catering so please let us know if you plan to come. We will try and co-ordinate some lifts from Vevey or you can get a train to Lausanne and then a 10 minute walk.

Place2Be and Ripple – no events scheduled in October

CORE Crunch, retreat for junior and senior Core, November 1st- 3rd, please have forms back to Calen GAYLE by October 27th

October sees the beginning of shorter days and darker nights. Let us bring some light into the Autumn with all its delights and invite you to shine some energy at this year’s FunFriday combined Light Party.

Come along and have some “Darkness to Light“ fun!!

It will take place on Friday 8th November 2019 starting at 4.30pm through to 6.30pm. Open to all children between ages 4-10 years.

Only 5frs per child for two hours of fun & laughter with lots of learning about the word of God.

Spaces are limited, so sign up today to secure a place for your child(ren). Contact Clare Camoeira (079-901 2881) or by email clarecamoeira@me.com or alternatively Calen Gayle (076-652-8999) for further details.

Kids aged 10 years and older are invited to the ‘Be on the bright side’ party on Thursday 31st October starting at 5pm through to 7pm. There will be sweets, pizza, candy, slime, games and bonbons, lots of fun and laughter. It will be about 5CHF per person.
To sign-up contact Vanessa JJ (0798622124) or email randvjj@hotmail.com.

Clive will be away on annual leave from Friday 11th to Wednesday 23rd October inclusive. Services on Sunday 13th October will be lead by Calen Gayle with Dr. Michael Cotton, preaching. Rev. Ken Kvistad will lead and preach at the services on Sunday 20th October. Emergency cover will be provided by Rev. Ken Kvistad (0041 79 318 27 99).

For the past 20 + years, Lee Saville has run a Christian NGO, called Networks, which serves the Roma people of North western Romania. Many of our teens and some of our men have met Lee while serving on Project Compassion. His story is a quite incredible one – how he came to faith, his call to stand down as a partner in a Law Firm and move to Romania, the development of Networks and its ministry to the Roma people.

Lee will visit All Saints over the weekend of Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th November and will share at a Breakfast on Saturday morning and at both services on the Sunday. I would really encourage you not to miss this.

Sorry, we know it’s only October, but we thought you might like to put these dates in your diary. More info on the way!

Carols by Candlelight, Sunday 1st December, 17h30

Nativity Play, Sunday 15th December, 10h30

An Evening of Jazz Carols, Sunday 15th December, 19h00

Trilingual Carol Service, Wednesday 18th December, 19h00

We are putting together a Scratch Choir for the Carol Service on Sunday 1st December. Rehearsals will take place on Saturday morning 30th November and Sunday 1st in the afternoon. Please contact Clive to sign up.

The Church Council will be spending a day together on Saturday 9th November to pray for our Church and to discern the Lord’s leading. We’d love you to pray for us in the lead up to this day.

ROSEY CONCERT HALL, LE ROSEY SCHOOL, 1180 ROLLE SATURDAY, 9th NOVEMBER AT 8.00 P.M.

On a visit to the Warrior Games in the USA in 2013, HRH Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, saw how the power of sport can help physically, psychologically and socially ex-Armed Services personnel suffering from injuries and illness. Inspired by his visit, he started the Invictus (meaning “Unconquered”) Games, the first of which took place in London in 2014. The 5th Games will be in The Netherlands in 2020.

As 2019 marks the 80th Anniversary of the start of the Second World War and the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Normandy to liberate Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s occupation, it was decided, with the support of British Associations in Switzerland, including the BRA, that a Concert should be held to mark the anniversaries and to raise funds for the Invictus Games Foundation.

The Concert will feature the Brass Band Arquebuse, Switzerland’s leading ensemble in the brass band style, the Pipes and Drums Band of Geneva, a massed choir and soloists. The Hall seats nearly 1000 people and the audience will include diplomatic representatives of the 12 countries that were involved in the D-Day Landings in June 1944, as well as from the Federal Republic of Germany and Russia, formerly the Soviet Union. (Tickets CHF 46.30 and 61.60 from StarTicket https://www.starticket.ch/en/tickets/in-remembrance-concert-20191109-2000-rosey-concert-hall-rolle)

As each year, there will be a special Commemoration at the Commonwealth War Graves’ Cemetery in St. Martin’s, Vevey, at 10.45 for 11.00 AM. In the presence of HE the British Ambassador and members of the Diplomatic Corps from many different countries, everyone is warmly invited to attend this short but always moving Ceremony, as well as to the light refreshments afterwards.

Mark & Kelly Barneche are starting a new Small Group in Lausanne. It will start on 10 October and meet every other Thursday night around 19:30. For more information contact either Mark (mark.barneche@gmail.com) or Kelly (kelly.barneche@gmail.com).

The UK Embassy is running a series of workshops for British citizens in Switzerland specifically how Brexit will affect the rights of UK nationals living in Switzerland and what steps should be taken before Brexit? There are still workshops in Basel, Zurich, Belinzona, Lucerne and Vaduz as well as a Facebook Live Q&A on 22nd October 2019, 12:30 -13:30).

For more information, go to:
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/british-embassy-roadshows-in-switzerland

The Autumn Service Schedule starts on the 8th September with two services each Sunday at 09h00 and 10h30.

At All Saints one of our ambitions is to be an Invitational Church family. The ALPHA Course is a great program to invite friends and family to, especially those who have tough questions about, God, Church, Religion, The Meaning of Life… ! We are planning to run our the next Alpha course starting early in September every Thursday evening. If you are keen to join, know someone who might be or have questions about Alpha, please contact Mark Jones at mark_jones64@hotmail.com. WHO ARE YOU GOING TO INVITE?

Save this date, 9-10 May 2020, for the women’s night away in Chateau d’Oex.

Tuesday Break, our longest running Small Group, kicks off again next week as we continue our journey through the Book of Daniel. We start just after 14h30 and finish with the essential cup of tea and something calorific.

Our midweek evening Small Groups are starting up again after a well-earned summer break. Groups meet in Villars, Vevey, Blonay, and Jongny. Additionally the Inductive Bible Studay meets every Sunday after the 10h30 church service in the church hall.For more information, head to our Church Website – Small Groups. Exciting news about a Lausanne small group coming soon.

Do you want to learn how to study the Bible and make sense of its complexities? Join our in-depth Bible Study on the book of Daniel. We meet after church over a light lunch, starting September 8th. If you are interested please contact Becky directly (rebecca.miller63@bluewin.ch). To get the most out of an Inductive Bible Study, participants will need to do some “homework” before each session as well as commit to attending regularly.

Our Cluster scheme provides practical support to Church members in times of need in areas such as cooking a meal, offering a lift etc. It relies on the help of volunteers to function and we are now looking to replenish our lists of willing helpers. Please consider if you may be able to spare a little bit of time occasionally to serve those who need help. If the answer is yes then you will find sign-up sheets in Church and also on the All Saints website. Please place completed forms in the box at the back of Church or return to me. If you have any questions about the scheme please do not hesitate to speak to Gilla Stead – Pastoral Cluster Coordinator.

In general, on a Sunday morning, we try to keep the Church Carpark free for the older members of All Saints as well as families with babies or disabled members. Alternative parking can be found along the Route de Blonay (above the railway bridge).

The EasyEnglish New Testament app is available free of charge and has already been downloaded in 150 countries around the world. The EasyEnglish Bible is a new version of scripture using a limited vocabulary of just 1200 words and simple syntax which was devised by a small team of MissionAssist volunteers. It is ideal for people who are learning English, or speak English as a foreign language. Find it here (www.easyenglish.bible).

Clive’s mobile number has changed to 078 710 18 60. Please update your contact details. His old number will remain active but will only be monitored irregularly.

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