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.

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? The closest workshops to Vevey are, Geneva (3rd October, 18h-20h, Sign up here) and Berne (1st October, 18h-20h, Sign up here). There are also two Facebook Live Q&A’s on 24th September, Join here, 18h-19h & 22nd October 2019, 12:30 -13:30, Join here).

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

With the Church Weekend taking place up in Leysin, there will be one service only this Sunday at 09h00 (Holy Communion).

Consider sponsoring Light the Air Running Club as they run around Lac Léman (Sat 28-Sun 29). All money raised will go towards the work of Medair, “Lighting the Ethiopian Path” and Terre des Hommes. Follow them on Facebook for more information.

There will be only one service on Sunday 29th, Harvest Sunday. It will be an opportunity to celebrate God’s lavish goodness and to remember our call to be curators God’s world. Sarah French from “A Rocha” will speak. The whole church family will be together for this special time or worship.

A national gathering is being held on Saturday 28th in Bern to highlight the impact of Climate Change. It will begin at 13h30 across the road from the main Railway station.

Can you help!! Clive is looking for a portable outdoor pool that would be large enough for an adult baptism but small enough to be transportable. Would anyone in the congregation have such a thing.

Autumn Flea Market, Saturday 28th September
9 h – 15 h
Z.I. Chemin du Glapin 8
St-Prex

Come early for the best bargains.
Something for everyone from our huge stock
of 2nd hand items at bargain prices.
Lunch available. Children welcome.
Plenty of parking.

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?

The Church Weekend is now full, but don’t despair, you can still come. Here are a couple of ways. Firstly, place your name on our waiting list – the hotel are hoping their may be some cancelations closer to the time. Secondly, contact Louise Bowley (admin@allsaints.ch) for information about Day Tickets for either the Saturday or the Sunday. Please could you also make any outstanding payments for the weekend as soon as possible.

Our speaker this year is Malcolm Duncan who will speak on ‘Joy in every season: Exploring Philippians’. Our teen programme will be provided by Brice Johnson and Youth Compass, and our children’s programme by Westlake Church Lausanne. Odile Pollard will provide a supervised Crèche.

If you would like to come up to the Church Weekend, but are too late to stay in the hotel, there is the option to rent Chalet Ma Bagatelle in Leysin.  8 beds available.  Would suit a family with older children.  Cost 150 Chf for the entire apartment per night.  Please contact Louise Bowley (admin@allsaints.ch) for more information.

We plan to decorate our seven window ledges for our Harvest Celebration at the end of the month. This is being coordinated by Katie Shaw who heads up our Flower Team. If you would be willing to help out, please contact Katie (katie_s_82@hotmail.com). Decorating will take place on Saturday 28th from 14h00-16h00.

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.

It is that time again. Our theme this year has been “BEING”. So far we have had “Being Me” and Being Local”. This time it is “Being Global”. Have you done anything or been anywhere interesting and exciting this summer? Spring Harvest? Keswick Convention? Soul Survivor? An amazing holiday? Been involved in mission work? Or have you just moved to the area and have made All Saints’ your spiritual home? Or maybe you are reading this having left All Saints’ and moved on? We would love to hear from you all: long or short articles! Please email all contributions by Friday 27th September to margaretshinde@gmail.com

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

On behalf of the Church Council, the Chaplain is excited to announce the appointment of Calen Gayle as the new Children and Youth Worker. Calen joined us from the beginning of August. Originally from the United States, Calen spent his teenage years living in Geneva. Following his time at university back in the USA, where he studied music, he returned to Geneva to study theology. He has been involved in leading teen ministry at Crossroads Church, Geneva and more recently at La Côte Anglican Church near Nyon. Calen is married to Daphne and they have a 14 month old son, called Zedek. They moved into the area at the beginning of August and I know would appreciate your prayers as they prepare.

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.

The June news bulletin of the Neuchatel Church can be found here announcing service times and forthcoming events. Please do check their website, www.neuchatel-english-church.org, for additional information.

BOP, aka Birds of Pray, is a group of women who meet to chat, pray and read the bible together once a week at Maxine’s house in Fontanivent. We meet on a Tuesday morning during term time between 9.30 and 11, our first get together will be on Tuesday 3rd September. There is always coffee and an opportunity to share, support each other and build our faith and our friendships. We always welcome new members, whatever age or stage and wherever we are on our Christian journey. We’d love for you to join us. Come and give it a try, you can contact Maxine at maxandrich@bluewin.ch or on 079 329 0222 if you want to know more.

You may already have heard that Data Protection Laws are changing. Your privacy is important, and All Saints wishes to ensure that the manner in which we handle your personal data, complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), coming into effect at the end of this month. In response to this new legislation, you will have already received an email from All Saints this week asking for permission to continue to contact you by email. If you haven’t answered it could we ask you to do so by the end of this week coming. In order for us to use your personal data (address, telephone number and email address) we need your explicit consent and so in addition, we will be sending you a consent form. Again, we would be very grateful if you could complete this and return it as soon as possible. Sadly, if we do not receive your consent, we will no longer be able to contact you in line with this new legislation. Thank you on behalf of Louise, Clive and Michael in the Church Office.

Are there people in your community with professional skills and a solid faith who desire to put these and their compassion to work by applying for a position with Medair in the field or in our Swiss headquarters? Are there prayer warriors in your community who are willing to pray for our work, our teams and the nearly two million people in crisis we serve each year? If so, we would love to connect with them, because without them we cannot do this work. Please contact Medair for more information.

At the back of church, you can find various pamphlets from different mission groups. These include the Open Doors (Portes Ouvertes), ICS and The European Anglican. Please feel free to take one home.

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