All Saints News Sheet

If you are new to All Saints and are considering making us your spiritual home, please say “hello” to one of our Welcomers. If you would like to receive our weekly E-News from Clive, our Chaplain, and details about the Sunday Services by email, you will need to fill in a GDPR form (available here) which you will need to email to Louise Bowley, our Church Administrator (admin@allsaints.ch). Please contact her 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.

Our current service schedule continues with a more formal service of Morning Prayer with music provided by our organist Deirdre Kraege. There will be no Children’s and Youth ministry available at All Saints but this will be provided online.

You can register for the service through Eventbrite (link to be sent by email on Wednesday), email CLIVE (cliveatkinson@bluewin.ch) or text or call CLIVE (078 710 18 60). Don’t forget to register by Saturday at 17h00.

• It starts at 10h00

• Wearing a facemask is mandatory if you are 14 years or older.

• You need to register by contacting Clive (+41 787101869, cliveatkinson@bluewin.ch) before 17h00 on Saturday.

A recorded service will be available online from Saturday morning.

(1) Check the Service Schedule
The Service Schedule is different for the months of September and October.

  • The service starts at 10h00.

      Please ensure that you arrive in good time in order to make the Welcomer’s job easier!
  • Sunday 1: Morning Worship

      No children’s and youth programmes. These will be provided online.

      Sunday 2: Children’s Worship (upstairs in Church & OPEN to ALL)
      With Core Jr & Sr programmes in the Church Hall

      Sunday 3: Morning Worship
      No children’s and youth programmes. These will be provided online.

      Sunday 4: Youth Worship (upstairs in Church & OPEN to ALL)
      With Climbers and Explorers programmes in the Church Hall.

  • (2) Register (Before Saturday @ 17h00)
    Everyone needs to register. This is because capacity is limited due to social distancing rules and it means we can ensure the maximum number of people are able to come to church.

    If you register and need to cancel, contact Clive directly, even on Sunday morning. This helps us know if any space is available.

    (3) Bring a Mask
    This is not what we want but it is what is best at least for the moment. We suggest using surgical face masks or face masks that have at least two layers. Climbers, Explorers and Core Juniors do not need to wear facemasks (under 14). Just to mention, social distancing rules still apply.

    (4) When You Arrive
    When you arrive, you will be asked to use hand sanitizer and confirm your contact details. These will be kept safely for 14 days and then shredded.

    Once inside, a Welcomer will show you to your place. Seating is assigned to maximise the number of people who can attend. Please show lots of love to our Welcomers. This is a challenging responsibility at the moment.

    (5) Finally …..
    If you are feeling unwell, don’t come! Instead, let us know so we can support you and pray for you; and do make the most of the online service resources.

    If having been to Church you test positive for Covid-19, please let Clive know immediately.

    youth and children’s church online this sunday!

    Places2Be on friday

    For Places2Be and Ripple dates, click here or visit the Youth page of the All Saints website.

    Any newcomers with 11-18 year olds should reach out to Calen Gayle!

    The name L’ETAPE is familiar to many of us at All Saints. It is an association established by local Vevey churches in 1997 to support people going through times of crisis.

    This summer and autumn, encouraged by Calen, some of us Core Seniors have been helping out at their food pantry, where they have bagged and distributed food to needy members of our community. L’ETAPE currently helps 180 beneficiaries, twice a week.

    Some of the food they distribute comes from local supermarkets who partner with L’Etape, providing food which is either on or just past its sell by date. However, L’Etape also welcome additional food from local churches.

    Over the next three Sundays we are inviting members of the congregation to donate non-perishable food stuff and hygiene products which will be donated to L’ETAPE. You can either deliver it to the church over the next three Sundays or contact Clive who will arrange collection.

    Ezra, Florent and Phil invite you to join them at the end of the month to stand around fire pits, roast sausages and chat about life and faith. Pop the date in your diary and expect more information closer to the time.

    October sees the beginning of shorter days and darker nights. Let us bring some light into the Autumn atmosphere especially during this current health climate and recent experiences from the past few months and invite you to shine some energy at this year’s Light Party.

    Come along and have some “Darkness to Light“ fun!!

    It will take place on Friday 30th October 2020 starting at 4.30pm through to 6.30pm. Open to all children between ages 4-10 years.

    Only 5frs per child for two hours of fun & laughter with lots of learning about the word of God.

    Spaces are very limited, and on a first come first serve basis, so sign up today to secure a place for your child(ren). Contact Clare Camoeira by email via admin@allsaints.ch or alternatively Calen Gayle (076-652 8999) email: allsaintsyouthvevey@gmail.com , All Saints Youth Co-Ordinator for further details.

    Little Arrows is restarting with just 6 children per session. (Younger siblings who are not yet moving can be extra to this number.) At the moment we can only welcome one parent/ carer per family.

    Little Arrows will be organized following Cantonal guidelines and will endeavour to put the best practice possible in place to make it as safe as possible. This means that there will be some changes! The Little Arrows team will be there to help but parents remain responsible for their child(ren).

    Pre-booking will be necessary for all sessions during the pandemic and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. If the demand for places means that you don’t get a place at one session you will be given priority for the next possible session.

    To sign up for the next possible session or if you’d like more information, make any comments or discuss anything, please contact Jo via admin@allsaints.ch

    Working together we can keep Little Arrows a fun, safe place.

    You are welcome to join other members of the Church family from 07h30 – 08h00 to pray. Everyone is welcome. Contact Clive (cliveatkinson@bluewin.ch) to get connected.

    A new small group is starting this Autumn for young professionals. For more information contact Emily Reid, 078 741 83 53. For information about other Small Groups please see the Website

    Serve Now!

    Do you have a home that needs visiting? Let Calen know if you’d like to host a Ripple gathering at yours (cooking, hosting for a couple hours on a Sunday evening, we’ll help with cleanup)

    Core Senior could use some leaders! One sunday a month, study Scripture with 14-19 year-olds from the comfort of our couches: reach out to Calen Gayle or Al Bates to sign up! Or, if you’re a middle-schooler kinda person, talk to us about helping with Core Junior (again, contact Calen Gayle at allsaintsyouthvevey@gmail.com).

    Early on during lockdown, we interviewed Thabbeth Cotton who shared about the needs in Zimbabwe arising from Covid-19 and the current drought. Sethule Orphan’s Trust was responding with a food distribution and invited our support. You can find a very helpful report here which describes the practical support Sethule has been able to offer with your support. Thank you for supporting the work of Sethule!!

    The Church family is ready to help if you find yourself quarantined or in need of any kind. You are welcome to contact either Gilla Stead (admin@allsaints.ch) or myself (cliveatkinson@bluewin.ch | 0787101860) and we will coordinate the support you need.

    As Christians we find hope in our risen Lord who walks with us through life’s storms, and at this time we are particularly glad that we can turn to Him 24/7! Even so, we all recognise that the current situation we find ourselves in is a source of great concern for many of us.

    We may be worried about our own health or a vulnerable loved one, not to mention the unique challenges as we learn to deal with children at home, feelings of loneliness, isolation, anxiety or financial concerns.

    We can pray alone anytime, but we can also draw strength and encouragement from one another. Many of us can vouch from personal experience that it’s sometimes really helpful to have another Christian brother and sister to pray with us and listen on the end of the phone.

    With this in mind the Daglish’s and Roux’s have kindly stepped in to offer you their personal phone numbers for you to call if you need prayer for any reason during this challenging time.

    Every evening after 20h, weekends, Wednesday and Friday afternoons:
    Claire Daglish & Jeremy Daglish (contact admin@allsaints.ch for their phone numbers)

    Any time!:
    Pieter and Rene Roux (contact admin@allsaints.ch for their phone number)

    Let’s not underestimate the encouragement a phone call can bring. Why not set yourself the challenge of calling one person in the church family each day?

    All editions of Contact Online can be watched here.

    Blonay, Vevey, Lausanne and Villars Small Groups are all meeting either online or in person and anyone can join. For more information please contact our Church Administrator, Louise Bowley, admin@allsaints.ch.

    The Leysin’s Lady’s small group is meeting every Wednesday evening at 18h00 via ‘Google Hangouts’. If you would like to join , please contact Carol via admin@allsaints.ch.

    A question has arisen regarding giving, particularly for those of us who give primarily during the Offering at our Sunday services. With details available on the church website, you can make a donation at any time.

    You can connect with Clive on either Facebook (Chaplain AllSaints) or Instagram (cliveatkinson68) for news from around the scattered community of All Saints.

    If you are not getting our emails, it is very possible that we don’t have your GDPR permission form. Please contact Louise Bowley, our Church Administrator (admin@allsaints.ch) to get connected.

    All Saints’ has a Facebook Page. Please click here to Like the page. If you would like to receive details from this page, also click Get Notifications (found by clicking the arrow on the Like button). Please share articles from this page to increase publicity for our events. If you have any photographs of current or previous events, please contact Louise Bowley on email admin@allsaints.ch

    Due to the current Covid-19 situation, Cantonal and Federal directives and in order to reduce the risk of exposure, the Neuchâtel English Church committee has decided to cancel, until further notice, their regular formal services on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month and bible study are cancelled. Instead they will be joining All Saints worshipping online every Sunday and an online Bible Studay is being held on Wednesdays at 2pm.

    Please periodically check their website, www.neuchatel-english-church.org, for additional information and updates.

    Can you help with the first step towards a supervised Crèche? Our goal is to provide a supervised Crèche on the fourth Sunday of the month (23rd) for the next few months with the hope of extending this to twice a month on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month.

    What needs to happen to make this a reality? Firstly, we need volunteers. Each Crèche needs two (potentially three depending on numbers of children) volunteers, one of whom needs to be Safeguarded. Could this be you?

    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. 30 minutes free emergency parking – 2CHF per hour in main car park afterwards.

    There is also a Permanence at both Montreux and Vevey Gare from 08h-18h30 each week day and 09h-13h on Saturdays. A Paediatrician will be available at Vevey Gare 50% of the time.

    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 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.

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