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.
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 email@example.com.
Over November the accident and emergency units in Chablais and Riviera are moving to the new hospital in Rennaz. This will be phased starting with the A&E unit at the Montreux hospital closing on Friday 8 November at 07h00, the Gynaecological emergency unit at Vevey Samaritain closing on Saturday 16th November at 07h00, the A&E for children at Vevey Samaritain closing on Tuesday 19th November 2019 at 08h00 and the A&E for adults at Vevey Samaritain closing on Thursday 21st November 2019 at 07h00. Instead, you should be going to Hôpital Riviera-Chablais, Route du Vieux-Séquoia 20, 1847 Rennaz. More details can be found at www.hopitalrivierachablais.ch/demenagement
Clive is preparing the Service Rota for December and January over the next two weeks. Here is the link to the Doodle Calendar. Thanks for remembering to tell me when you are NOT available.
One of the things that I find so humbling and encouraging, is to see people carve out time in their diaries and invest themselves in others. I see it as people arrive early on a Sunday morning to welcome people to worship. That smile and handshake makes such a difference. I see it as people stay after church washing up after coffee, having served people and enabled them to connect with others. I see it when the kids leave after the worship songs, followed by their leaders who have spent time that week preparing and praying. I see it on a Friday night when the worship band gathers to practice after a working week. I see it as members of the compassion team chat to visitors, provide bags of food and vouchers for “Hubloz”, Vevey’s homeless shelter. I see it in so many different ways.
There is something about serving that not only “gets a job done” but which defines a community and reflects to that community something of Jesus. Thank you for being part of this!! It would be so helpful if you could fill in the rota by this Sunday!! Hard copies are available at the back of Church.
Yes, it is that time again when we ask for articles for the Contact magazine. Without your input the Contact magazine cannot continue. So, if you read and value the magazine, then this is your time to contribute. The theme for this issue is “Being Heavenly” and, so far, we only have two potential articles so it might be a very small issue indeed.
So, as we prepare for Christmas what does Emmanuel mean; having the Kingdom of Heaven here on Earth? Does it make us live our lives differently? How does it influence how we deal with loss, celebration, family, work, the world around us and leisure? Or do you simply have some news you want to share with the church family?
All contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 13th December 2019.
PS We do appreciate feedback about Contact magazine. It is a constantly demanding job that requires creativity, ideas and asking people for help. We will meet to plan 2020 very soon and would much appreciate any thoughts on themes/ideas for next year. Thank you. Margaret and Jacqui
For the past 20 + years, Lee Saville has run a Christian NGO, called Networks, which serves the Roma people of North western Romania. Many of our teens and some of our men have met Lee while serving on Project Compassion. His story is a quite incredible one – how he came to faith, his call to stand down as a partner in a Law Firm and move to Romania, the development of Networks and its ministry to the Roma people.
Lee will visit All Saints over the weekend of Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th November and will share at a Breakfast on Saturday morning and at both services on the Sunday. I would really encourage you not to miss this.
Please do put these dates in your diary. More info on the way!
Carols by Candlelight, Sunday 1st December, 17h30
Nativity Play, Sunday 15th December, 10h30
An Evening of Jazz Carols, Sunday 15th December, 19h00
Trilingual Carol Service, Wednesday 18th December, 19h00
We are putting together a Scratch Choir for the Carol Service on Sunday 1st December. Rehearsals will take place on Saturday morning 30th November and Sunday 1st in the afternoon. Please contact Clive to sign up.
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 (email@example.com) or Kelly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 (email@example.com). 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).
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).
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