All Saints News Sheet
It’s time to sign up for the Church Weekend. Sign up forms are at the back of the Church. We’d love as many from the Church Family to attend as possible so please get in contact with Clive if you have financial concerns. Ian and Ruth Coffey will lead the Adult stream, Brice Johnson and the Youth Compass Team are coming back to lead our Teenager Stream and we hope to have confirmation on our Children’s stream by the end of the month. Most importantly of all, there will be a Crèche!!
The former Bishop in Europe, Bishop Geoffrey Rowell went to glory on Sunday 11th June after a short illness. I first met Bishop Geoffrey in 2003 when he interviewed me prior to coming to Switzerland. He would visit All Saints on several occasions during his tenure, in particular marking our 130 anniversary. Our children particularly loved his warm and grandfatherly demeanour which put them at ease. Although an academic at heart, he was deeply pastoral and when with him I always found him caring and considerate. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
As part of its commitment to the environment, our diocese is encouraging us to appoint an Environmental Officer at All Saints to help support the congregation in being good stewards of creation. If you would like to know more about this voluntary opportunity, please speak to Clive.
Starting Monday 11th September at 19h30, All Saints Church Hall
You are warmly invited to join us for the Parenting Course for Parents of 0 to 10 year olds. Topics included are: goals for your family, family values, guiding, shaping… Please contact Jeremy and Claire Daglish (firstname.lastname@example.org) 076 344 9346 for more information or if you need babysitting help.
The dates and themes are:
September 11th: A vision for the family
September 18th: Communicating love
Sepember 25th: Who is influencing my children?
October 2nd: Family values
October 23rd: Guiding, shaping, boundaries
October 30th: Modeling love and respect
The large majority of our Sunday services at All Saints have the very same component parts. This is intentional as each component part is meant to be something we take with us in the week ahead. This sermon series will explore how 7 of these components are actually in reality life long habits that not only have the power to shape us but the also the world around us.
Can you imagine Paul under house arrest in Rome, dictating his famous letter to the Philippians? What did it sound like? How would he have said it? How would you say it to people you care about? We will use the tools of an actor and exegete to explore Paul’s words in order to speak them – word for word – with the same passion and conviction, with the same joy and love he had for his brothers and sisters. We will imaginatively experience his circumstances and make sensible guesses at his reasoning and feelings. Speaking only the words of Philippians, we will give our listeners a deeper understanding of the richness of God’s Word.
Can you imagine memorising a Gospel? Hiding the Word of God in your heart? Check out this summer seminar opportunity at YWAM with Broadway actor Bruce Kuhn. More information on the YWAM Lausanne Website (ywamlausanne.com).
Nick Vujicic is a remarkable, passionate, uplifting speaker. He is in Bienne on the 13th July. If you are interested in going and are aged between 12 and 17 years old, you are most welcome. The cost is 13-17chf per person and we only have limited spaces. If you are interested can you please speak to Maxine Kibble or contact her on email@example.com.
Doris Gomwalk is Honorary President of a recently created humanitarian aid association (A.S.I.S.) and is currently seeking children’s clothes – for ages 3 to 12 – and English books for children, as well as teaching aids, for a most worthwhile project in Nigeria. If you are able to help, please contact Doris (firstname.lastname@example.org). Otherwise, Sandra Darra, who is giving Doris a wee hand, will happily collect any items by car (email@example.com).
During the month of June 2016, this community pledged over CHF60,000 to ensure the reappointment of a Children’s and Youth Minister. This was a fantastic answer to prayer and as a result of God’s grace and your generosity we are looking forward to welcoming Michael Anderson into the All Saints at the beginning of January. Thank you to those who have already realised your pledges. We are looking forward to all the Pledges kicking in this January in time for Michael’s arrival. If you would like more information about giving to the ministry of All Saints, please do not hesitate to get in contact with Andrea Bruce (firstname.lastname@example.org) who heads up our Finance Team.
Alexandre Dominique is a 49 years old French Christian looking for a job as an International NGO Project Manager. He teaches French and Spanish (A1-B2 levels – beginners and intermediate) at 30.-/h. For more information, please contact him on 0787924269.
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).
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 (email@example.com) if you have any questions. You can also find tonnes of information about our Church on this website.
In addition to Prayer Ministry in church, you now have the opportunity to also send prayer requests for you or loved ones by completing a prayer request card at the back of church or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call Pieter or Rene Roux at 021 9443382 if you need someone to visit you
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