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 (email@example.com) if you have any questions. You can also find tonnes of information about our Church on this website.
Sibongile Sibeko | Sunday 5th May
Sibongile Sibeko is a professional opera and gospel South African singer. She will sing with Anne-Marie Van Eeden as part of our worship on Sunday 5th May.
Baptism & Confirmation
Our Bishop, Robert Innes will be at All Saints on Sunday 2nd June. If anyone would like to consider Adult Baptism and/or Confirmation please contact Clive as soon as possible.
This Spring we are offering the Marriage Course, based on the book by Nicky and Sila Lee, over the weekend of the 17th to the 19th May. For more details contact Claire and Jeremy Daglish (Claire.firstname.lastname@example.org).
Friday night, May 17th, 20h00-22h00 : 1 session
Saturday May 18th, 09h00-18h00: 4 sessions
Sunday afternoon, May 19th, 13h00-17h00: 2 sessions.
Put the date in your diary! Our Church Weekend will take place from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd September in the Classic Alpine Hotel in Leysin. Our speaker will be Pastor Malcolm Duncan.
Yes, Malcolm is an Irish man, at least by birth, though having said that, he has lived most of his working life in England in a variety of roles. He is a pastor, having served in Goldhill Baptist Church until relocating back to Northern Ireland in 2017 where he is now pastor of Dundonald Elim. He is currently the chair of the Spring Harvest Planning Team and has spoken at this unique event regularly. On top of this, he is an author, broadcaster and government advisor. He is married to Debbie, a Clinical Nurse Tutor at King’s College, London. They have four children
The Australia and New Zealand Consulates-General warmly invite you to attend the annual Anzac Day commemoration which will be held at the Commonwealth War Graves’ Cemetery at St. Martin’s Cemetery, Vevey, on Thursday, 25th APRIL 2019 at 11.00 A.M. Light refreshments will be served on the spot following the ceremony.
Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand is a very significant day and ceremonies of remembrance take place throughout the world to commemorate those men and women who fought and died in all wars.
The Women’s night away is happening very SOON! We are excited because last year was great!
The good news is it is not too late to sign up to join us in a beautiful chalet in the mountains of Chateau d’Oex on 4-5 May. This is a really great opportunity to forge stronger friendships with one another and receive from our Heavenly Father and we would love you to come.
For those of you who have already said that you are coming we’d like the full payment please. The total cost is 140chf and the details are below.
The church banking details are:
BCV, 1001 Lausanne
En faveur de : ALL SAINTS CHURCH, Ave de la Prairie 40, 1800 Vevey
Compte: Z 0780.16.30
Motif versement: Womens weekend
Swift Code: BCV LCH 2LXXX
IBAN: CH09 0076 7000 Z078 0163 0
Please speak to Maxine if you want to know more, email@example.com or 0793290222.
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 is considering starting an Inductive Bible Study and would like to know who might be interested in taking part. 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. Once Becky has a feel for who is interested, she will then set a time that suits as many as possible.
Here is the winter edition of our newsletter. We continue to hold two services a month in La Coudre church and as far as possible continue with our fundraising for Beryl Baker who is dependent on help from abroad to carry out her work among the Chaco Indians of Paraguay.
Please check our website, www.neuchatel-english-church.org, regularly in case of last minute changes to times or venues.
During coffee time some of our younger members camp in the Youth Room and – how can we put it – rearrange the furniture in “creative ways”. Often this “creativity” means that those cleaning up on Monday mornings are faced with putting things back together again. We’d appreciate your help in ensuring that the Youth Room is kept tidy and ready for use by the next group.
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 4th 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).
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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