All Saints News Sheet

If you are new to All Saints and are considering making us your spiritual home, please say “hello” to one of our Welcomers. If you would like to receive our weekly E-News from Clive, our Chaplain, and details about the Sunday Services by email, you will need to fill in a GDPR form (available here as a PDF document or here as a Word Document) which you will need to email to Louise Bowley, our Church Administrator (admin@allsaints.ch). Please contact her if you have any questions. You can also find tonnes of information about our Church on this website.

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 Mark Barneche and Louise Bowley.  Please contact them with any queries or concerns.  The new email for the Safeguarding Team is safeguarding@allsaints.ch.

Please note that for the moment, In-Person services are suspended.

10h30 | Zoom MORNING WORSHIP
Join us online for Morning Worship led by Clive & Yvonne.

For Zoom details, please contact the Church Administrator (admin@allsaints.ch)

In addition, the service sheet with links to the talk will be available here from Saturday morning. Do check your email on Saturday morning or contact the Church Administrator (admin@allsaints.ch) for more information.

UCB, United Christian Broadcasters, will be familiar to anyone from the UK & Ireland, where they have provided high quality Christian radio for many years. Their aim is to provide local content in English and French for this region. You can find out more by clicking on the link here.

Please note that for those of us over 75, or who are vulnerable or carers, it is possible to make an appointment at the CHUV to receive your vaccine. For an appointment tel. 058/715.11.00 or https:/rendezvous.chuv.ch.

Please join us for Zoom Song Times on Wednesday mornings in January at 10h00 – starting this week 13th January.

Join us to sing some favourite songs including “One more step”. We will end the sessions as usual with the rhyme “Teddy bear, teddy bear.

For Zoom link details, please email the Church Administrator.

Big changes are ahead this year for the All Saints family with Clive & Yvonne leaving and the church entering a period of interregnum. How should we prepare? Answer, gather to pray. This is the first of our monthly prayer times as pray for our church, Clive’s successor and the Church Council as they guide us into and through this important season.

During the hour there will be a time to worship, reflect on scripture and pray together both formally and informally. Everyone is welcome. For Zoom details, please contact the Church Administrator, admin@allsaints.ch.

Hello all!

We’re BAAAACK

Core Junior, Core Senior, on zoom screens both alike in dignity, 10h30 THIS Sunday!

Core Junior: get hyped! Come hear about pool parties and new life.

Core Senior here’s a new book, well, an old book, a really old letter ,but a new study starting. And it’s all about…

peace.

cg

Gilla Stead and our Care and Support Team (CAST) are available to offer practical support over the coming days. We understand that this “lockdown” is different from our experience in March. Many of you are comfortable doing your own shopping for example. However please do not hesitate to reach out to Gilla Stead (admin@allsaints.ch) or myself (cliveatkinson@bluewin.ch | 0787101860) if you need practical support.

Sethule Orphan’s Trust would like to invite you to read their latest Christmas newsletter here. Sethule Orphan’s Trust is one of our Mission Partners and is based in Zimbabwe and are currently experiencing a number of difficulties arising from Covid-19 and the current drought. Thank you for supporting the work of Sethule!!

Please note that the bank details for Sethule have changed. Should you wish to make a donation electronically, the bank details are:
Swiss Friends of Sethule Orphans Trust
Banque Raiffeisen
Alpes Chablais Vaudois
IBAN CH19 8080 8006 4294 9373 3

You are welcome to join other members of the Church family from 07h30 – 08h00 to pray. These restarted on the 5th January 2021 after a short break over Christmas.

Everyone is welcome. Contact Clive (cliveatkinson@bluewin.ch) to get connected.

A new small group started this Autumn for young professionals. For more information contact Emily Reid, 078 741 83 53. For information about other Small Groups please see the Website

Serve Now!

Do you have a home that needs visiting? Let Calen know if you’d like to host a Ripple gathering at yours (cooking, hosting for a couple hours on a Sunday evening, we’ll help with cleanup)

Core Senior could use some leaders! One sunday a month, study Scripture with 14-19 year-olds from the comfort of our couches: reach out to Calen Gayle or Al Bates to sign up! Or, if you’re a middle-schooler kinda person, talk to us about helping with Core Junior (again, contact Calen Gayle at allsaintsyouthvevey@gmail.com).

As Christians we find hope in our risen Lord who walks with us through life’s storms, and at this time we are particularly glad that we can turn to Him 24/7! Even so, we all recognise that the current situation we find ourselves in is a source of great concern for many of us.

We may be worried about our own health or a vulnerable loved one, not to mention the unique challenges as we learn to deal with children at home, feelings of loneliness, isolation, anxiety or financial concerns.

We can pray alone anytime, but we can also draw strength and encouragement from one another. Many of us can vouch from personal experience that it’s sometimes really helpful to have another Christian brother and sister to pray with us and listen on the end of the phone.

With this in mind the Daglish’s and Roux’s have kindly stepped in to offer you their personal phone numbers for you to call if you need prayer for any reason during this challenging time.

Every evening after 20h, weekends, Wednesday and Friday afternoons:
Claire Daglish & Jeremy Daglish (contact admin@allsaints.ch for their phone numbers)

Any time!:
Pieter and Rene Roux (contact admin@allsaints.ch for their phone number)

Let’s not underestimate the encouragement a phone call can bring. Why not set yourself the challenge of calling one person in the church family each day?

All editions of Contact Online can be watched here.

Blonay, Lausanne and Villars Small Groups are all meeting online and anyone can join. For more information please contact our Church Administrator, Louise Bowley, admin@allsaints.ch.

The Leysin’s Lady’s small group is meeting every Wednesday evening at 18h00 via ‘Google Hangouts’. If you would like to join , please contact Carol via admin@allsaints.ch.

A question has arisen regarding giving, particularly for those of us who give primarily during the Offering at our Sunday services. With details available on the church website, you can make a donation at any time.

You can connect with Clive on either Facebook (Chaplain AllSaints) or Instagram (cliveatkinson68) for news from around the scattered community of All Saints.

If you are not getting our emails, it is very possible that we don’t have your GDPR permission form. Please contact Louise Bowley, our Church Administrator (admin@allsaints.ch) to get connected.

All Saints’ has a Facebook Page. Please click here to Like the page. If you would like to receive details from this page, also click Get Notifications (found by clicking the arrow on the Like button). Please share articles from this page to increase publicity for our events. If you have any photographs of current or previous events, please contact Louise Bowley on email admin@allsaints.ch

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, Cantonal and Federal directives and in order to reduce the risk of exposure, the Neuchâtel English Church committee has decided to cancel, until further notice, their regular formal services on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month and bible study are cancelled. Instead they will be joining All Saints worshipping online every Sunday and an online Bible Studay is being held on Wednesdays at 2pm.

Please periodically check their website, www.neuchatel-english-church.org, for additional information and updates.

Bernice Reid works as a midwife at the CHUV and they are looking for clothes for newborn refugee babies and their mothers. If you can help, please contact her on breid@bluewin.ch.

The Church Council is aiming to provide two parking spaces in the Church Carpark for people with disabilities. Currently one space (by the Church Hall) is marked on Sunday mornings with a traffic cone. Thanks for respecting this! More formal signage will appear soon.

LECTIO 365 is a daily devotional resource that helps you pray the Bible every day. Written by leaders from the 24-7 Prayer movement, and produced in partnership with CWR, this resource helps you engage with Scripture to inspire prayer and shape your life. Journey through the year with Pete Greig, Carla Harding, Phil Togwell, Jill Weber and international guest writers. Lectio365 is based upon the simple model of P.R.A.Y. Pausing to be still; Rejoicing with a Psalm and Reflect on scripture; Asking God to help us; and Yielding to his will in our lives that day, come what may.

To download, click here

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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