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.
Medair are responding to the Rohingya refugee crisis on the Myanmar/Bangladesh border. Your gift will go towards enabling the Medair Team to continue to provide much needed Shelter and Food Assistance for the almost 120,000 displaced people.
Myanmar has experienced more than six decades of internal conflict and violence, with hundreds of thousands of people forced from their homes and communities. As a result, many families live in terrible temporary conditions.
On top of this, the country is one of the most disaster-affected countries in the world. Over the past 10 years the people of Myanmar have endured three powerful cyclones, two earthquakes, heavy flooding, and deadly landslides. Families living in rural, isolated areas often feel the impact of these disasters the most. For many, their land has been damaged or destroyed, which has devastated local livelihoods, while thousands of families have been forced from their homes.
Gift envelopes are available in the pews which can be placed into the offering bags today. For more information go to the Medair website www.medair.org.
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.
Please note the TIME CHANGE for our Sunday Services over the Christmas Period as we move from two services to one.
Sunday 24th 10h00 Christmas Celebration (Speaker: Michael Anderson)
Sunday 25th 10h00 Christmas Day Holy Communion
Sunday 30th 10h00 New Year’s Eve Service (Speaker: Jonny Torrance)
Sunday 31st December | New Year’s Eve | 10h00 Service of the Word
Join us on Sunday 24th at 10h00 for a Christmas Celebration. This one-hour service will include Christmas Carols, the return of our Nativity Crèche following its journey around the region, and a short message from our Youth and Children’s Worker, Michael Anderson. There will a Climbers and Explorers programme for this Sunday.
St. Peter’s is an Anglican church located in Grand Rue of Château d’Oex in the beautiful Pays d’Enhaut region of the Swiss Alps with links to All Saints. For more details about St Peter’s and their Christmas Services at Saint Peters, Château d’Oex and Saint Niklaus Kapella, Gstaad please click here.
As Winter approaches we would like to fill up the church’s food pantry. Alongside vouchers for emergency accommodation at Caritas in Vevey, we aim to offer food packages that provide people with something to eat without having to find cooking facilities. At the back of church, you can find information of the food items we are looking for. If you are able to help please bring your food items to church over the next few weeks! Thank you!
Janell Rolland is putting together an environmental team/task group. If you are interested in being involved or if you feel God is calling you in this direction, please contact Janell on email@example.com or 0799257620.
We also want to put up a notice board specifically for environmental news and activities and would like to hear from you if you have something we could re-use or re-purpose as a notice board. Examples are old mirrors, white-, cork- or blackboards. Creative ideas are welcome!
We are delighted to have Love For Life with us from the 9th-12th March 2018. Love For Life are a charity from Northern Ireland who work with children and young people to promote healthy relationships. They will be joining us for a weekend, to lead our young people, help parents and be involved on a Sunday morning. If you are a parent of any aged child within All Saints and want to be part of a workshop which will help you as you children discover sexuality, have questions about the internet and marriage, this is the place to be. This workshop will be held on the morning of Saturday 10th March.
It is official, Project Compassion 2018 is going to Serbia from the 30th March to the 7th April. If you are aged between 14 and 18 you would be most welcome to join All Saints as we head to Project Compassion. We have a number of fundraisers in the future, please pay attention to News in the Pews for the details. As always, any questions please do not hesitate to contact Michael on 0793362963 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Saints is part of a network of Anglican Churches in Switzerland. Each year the Archdeaconry organises a Choir Festival the next of which is taking place this April in Basel under the direction of Paul Spicer, currently one of Britain’s foremost choir trainers and choral conductors (see paulspicer.com). Members of the Anglican churches come together for this weekend to form an impromptu choir and if you would like to know about this event please contact directly Roland Johnson (email@example.com).
At the back of church you can find information on trip to the Holy Land and Jordan being led by Hilary Jones the Chaplain of the Anglican Church in Basel, for September 2018 (30th August to 10th September).
Classic Hotel Alpine, Leysin, 21st – 23rd September 2018
Here is a date for your diary!! Next year’s Church Weekend will take place on Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd September 2018 in the Classic Hotel Alpine, Leysin. Booking forms will be available in January along with confirmation of our main speaker.
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 Winter is on the board at the back of church. Please sign up if you would like to help with this creative ministry.
Beautiful autumn days are with us now and our diaries are already starting to fill up with activities at the Neuchatel Church for the next few months. In our new magazine we also have some dates for you to note, the most important of which is Sunday 22nd October, our Harvest Festival and auction of goods to raise money for our friend Beryl Baker, who copes single-handed in her clinic in Paraguay among the Chaco Indians and who is dependent on our donations. Her latest letter is published for you to read. See you at 15.30 at La Coudre for a harvest tea preceding the service, with the auction of your gifts afterwards.
Our series on the celebrations of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation is coming to a close, with a report on the local cantonal ecumenical service we took part in and announcements of some events yet to come.
Please look regularly at our website for last-minute details or changes to our service times or places: www.neuchatel-english-church.org
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).
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).
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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