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.

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.

Since the 23rd December you will be pleased to know that there is a special ’emergency service’ at the Providence Hospital in Vevey (not far from the Church), Ave de la Prairie 3, 1800 Vevey, which is open 7 days a week between 8h and 20h for adults and children from 4 years old for all medical problems. You do not need a rendezvous. Telephone number is 058 773 21 46.

An equivalent service is offered at the Monthey Hospital, Route de Morgins 54, 1870 Monthey. Telephone number 058 773 11 46.

For emergencies for all especially babies phone 144 or visit Hôpital Riviera-Chablais, Route du Vieux-Séquoia 20, 1847 Rennaz. To contact a duty doctor in Vaud phone 0848 133 133 and in Valais phone 0900 144 033. More information can be found here.

An opportunity to share a meal with other members of Church. Simply sign up and come along! More information coming soon.

Save this date! Starting the second week of the Vaud holidays – Tuesday 21 April through to Friday 24 April. More details of the program to follow in the next couple of weeks. Any questions to contact Clare Camoeira or Calen Gayle.

Would you be free to cook for the Alpha Course? The Alpha Course is based around a meal. Food is a fantastic way to help people relax after a busy day, get to know each other and provide a space for great conversation. If you would consider cooking one evening for Alpha, could you contact Christine Ng (079 712 13 16, Christine.Ng1@nestle.com). Thank you!!

This practical Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course equips participants with practical skills that could save a baby, child or adult’s life. Using realistic manikins and scenarios, we will cover:

  • How to call for emergency help in Switzerland and what to say.
  • How to assess a person’s level of consciousness.
  • Putting an unconscious baby, child or adult into a safe position (the ‘Recovery Position’).
  • How to give CPR to babies, children and adults.
  • What to do in the case of drowning.
  • Signs and symptoms of a heart attack or a stroke and what to do.
  • How to help a choking baby, child or adult.

When: Saturday 1st February 2020, 09:30-13:30

Where: All Saints Church Hall, Vevey 

Course certification: HealthFirst Certificate of Attendance in CPR (valid for 2 years

More information and to register: https://www.healthfirst.ch/event/cpr-1-feb-vevey/

Venue: All Saints Church Hall
Module 1 Date: 04/02/2020 Module 1 Time: 18:00 – 21:00
Module 2 Date: 08/02/2020 Module 2 Time: 09:00 – 17:00

This is the obligatory, fully certified, First Aid course required for the driving licence in Switzerland. It is delivered by native English-speaking trainers.

Participants are welcomed from the age of 14 years. The certification lasts for 6 years.

Course contents include:

  • How to evaluate and react at the scene of an accident, including how to keep yourself and others safe.
  • How to call for emergency help in Switzerland, including essential French and German phrases.
  • Training in how to give Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) to babies, children and adults with practice using life-sized manikins.
  • How to assess an injured person’s level of consciousness and how to use the ‘Recovery Position’.
  • How to approach a casualty with a suspected spinal injury.
  • First Aid for an injured person at the roadside including the management of severe bleeding and burns.
  • The symptoms and signs of a heart attack and a stroke and what to do.
  • An introduction to using an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
  • Real-time skills practice in small groups.

Course certification: First Aid Course for the Swiss Driver’s Licence as recognised by Das Bundesamt für Strassen (ASTRA)/Office fédéral des routes (OFROU). The certificate is valid for 6 years.

For more details, contact HealthFirst https://www.healthfirst.ch/event/driving-licence-feb-vevey/

Are you a student or young professional looking to rent a room in a shared flat? Room for rent in a beautiful 2.5 room apartment in a quiet neighborhood in Lausanne, This sunny apartment has a balcony and a large garden. The kitchen and bathroom are shared as are the laundry room and cellar. Available from: 1.02.2020 Address: 1004 Lausanne Price: 800 CHF/month Looking forward to hearing from you, Myriam Ladaique (contact via admin@allsaints.ch)

Ripple – our Friday night event for 14-18’s – kicks off on Friday 17th. This term our aim is to meet in people’s homes rather than in the Church Hall. Would you be willing to host? Please contact Calen (076 652 89 99).

Youth: More details to come but put these dates in your diary.

Adults: Are you an intermediate to advanced skier? Would you be free on Saturday 8th to chaperon some young people on a ski day in either Leysin or Villars? If so, Calen would love to hear from you as soon as possible (076 652 89 99).

Are you between 14-18 years old? Coming to PC this year? If so we’d love you to sign up before the end of the month. Speak to Calen (076 652 89 99) for more details!!

You are an adult and you want to get involve with Project Compassion 2020. Great! There are plenty of opportunity here and in Romania. Please contact Calen or Florent Peutot (via admin@allsaints.ch). If you want to go to Romania, you need to decide by the end of January 2020.

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

Clive begins preparing the service rota for the months of February to April next week. We’d love you to be part of this great opportunity to serve each other. Watch out for the doodle calendar link and don’t forget to tell us when you are NOT available. It’s a little counter intuitive but very biblical. It would be so helpful if you could do this by Sunday 12th January. If you hate computers, there will be hard copies at the back of church. Thank you!!

The January 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.

A new edition of Contact Magazine is now available in hard copy at the back of church or online on the Church Website.

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 midweek evening Small Groups are starting up again after a well-earned summer break. Groups meet in Lausanne, 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.

Mark and Kelly Barneche have started a new Small Group in Lausanne. The next meeting is on 30 January and meet then every other Thursday night around 19:30. For more information contact either Mark (mark.barneche@gmail.com) or Kelly (kelly.barneche@gmail.com).

Tuesday Break, our longest running Small Group, kicks off again next year on the 7th January 2020. We start just after 14h30 and finish with the essential cup of tea and something calorific.

Do you want to learn how to study the Bible and make sense of its complexities? Join our in-depth Bible Study. We meet after church over a light lunch. 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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