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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions. You can also find tonnes of information about our Church on this website.
Clive will be at Soul Survivor next week. Please contact Ken Kvistad if you have any pastoral concerns (0041 79 318 27 99). Vanessa Jefferiss-Jones (Church Warden, 0041 79 862 21 24) and Louise Bowley (Church Administrator, 021 922 94 57, Mon, Tue, Fri mornings) may be contacted for church related questions.
Medair is celebrating its 30th anniversary of helping people survive crisis and recover with dignity, and you are invited to the party. Medair has extended this invitation to the entire congregation of All Saints. If you are planning to go, don’t forget to sign up on the Medair Website (medair.org/30/). Saturday, September 7 at 7pm, Espace Culturel des Terreaux (Rue des Terreaux 14, Lausanne).
Celebration Service | Sunday 1st September at 10h00 | Followed by Council Q & A
Please pop this date in your diary – Sunday 1st September. Reflecting on our AGM back in April, the Church Council felt that pausing more regularly during the year to celebrate what the Lord is doing among us, would be of real benefit to us as a Church family. With this in mind, we are planning a celebration service for Sunday 1st September at 10h00. This will also be the Sunday when we commission Calen Gayle, our new Children’s and Youth Worker. This will be followed by a simple lunch (Soup, Bread and Cheese – provided by the Council) during which there will be an opportunity to quiz the Council on its work, as well as raise other issues.
Encouraging people on short term mission is part of the vision of our church. We’re excited to tell you that Muriel will be spending two, one week periods this summer with Glo Europe (glo-europe.com) in Hungary and Italy, in both cases supporting a local church. Please keep Muriel in your prayers.
On behalf of the Church Council, I am excited to announce the appointment of Calen Gayle as the new Children and Youth Worker. Calen will join 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 will be moving into the area at the beginning of August and I know would appreciate your prayers as they prepare.
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. WHO ARE YOU GOING TO INVITE?
The Summer Small Group continues on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer running through until the end of August. Alongside spending time together, we will read through Matthew’s Gospel. The location will in general be at Church but may move temporarily during the Fête. Everyone welcome.
Keep an eye out for events taking place at short notice during the summer months – walks, BBQ’s etc. If you are doing something and would love to invite others, let us know and we’ll do our best to let everyone know!!
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 (email@example.com) for information about Day Tickets for either the Saturday or the Sunday.
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.
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).
Becky has started an Inductive Bible Study on a Sunday after the 10h30 service. If you are interested please contact Becky directly (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
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 email@example.com 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.
All Saints wants to grow the number of volunteers responsible for the Sound Desk at either the 09h00 or 10h30 service. This service opportunity is open to anyone and will involve some training in addition to working alongside the current team. If this would interest you, please contact Clive (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Children and Youth
Working with Children and Young People is a daunting task, the noise, the energy, the chaos. But it is also one of the most rewarding and fulfilling roles there is within the life of the a church. We are at a point within the life of All Saints that we need more volunteers to help with our youth and children’s work. If you can make juice, or can play games, or can lead a discussion group, or can make crafts I would love to meet you. Can you contact Michael Anderson at email@example.com or on my mobile 0793362963 or talk to him during coffee downstairs.
The Flower Rota for the Summer is on the board at the back of church. Please sign up if you would like to help with this creative ministry or contact Katie Shaw for more information.
ASIS is a Swiss humanitarian and Integration association in collaboration with the ebereijere foundation www.ebereijerefoundation.com in Nigeria. Doris Gomwalk, the founder and President, is currently seeking clothes (ages 3 to 12), English children’s books, teaching aids and donations for orphanages and the less privileged children and babies for a most worthwhile project in Nigeria. If you are able to help, please contact Doris firstname.lastname@example.org or Sandra Darra (email@example.com).