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.
With the advent of Christmas, our Chaplain Clive is leading a series of Bible studies on “The Coming of the Saviour” on Tuesdays at 2.30 until 3.30 P.M. in the Church Hall. The first one will start on Tuesday, 24th October, and continue until early December. Anyone is welcome to join us and, for further info, please contact either Clive or Sandra Darra (021/943.32.63)
Sunday 22nd October
It’s Fellowship Lunch next week. an opportunity to enjoy some great food and meet some great people. Simply bring a main course or dessert to share. Fellowship Lunch takes place after coffee at the 10h30 service and finishes around 14h30.
Tuesday 31st October marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of The Reformation when Martin Luther published his famous Ninety-Five Theses. To mark this significant moment in Church history, we are going to look at Luther’s favourite New Testament letter, Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, which has been described as a “lion turned loose in the arena of Christianity.” Hold onto your hats as we allow this remarkable letter to speak to us of the remarkable grace of our Heavenly Father who accepts us before we perform and does not expect us to perform before he accepts us and how this amazing grace radically shapes the nationalism of our day and the identity politics of the West.
Clive will be away from Sunday 8th until Saturday 21st October. Rev. Roy Farrar will offer emergency pastoral cover (email@example.com, 032 730 51 83). Next Sunday Dr. Michael Cotton and Maxine Kibble will ensure that you are in good hands. If you have any questions relating to the life of All Saints please contact our Church Administrator, Louise Bowley, (firstname.lastname@example.org) during office hours.
Tuesday 31st October, 16h30-18h30, All Saints Church Hall
October sees the beginning of shorter days and darker nights. Let’s bring some light into the Autumn with all its delights 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 Tuesday 31st October 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 limited, so sign up today to secure a place for your child(ren). Contact Clare Camoeira (079-901 2881) or by email email@example.com or alternatively Michael for further details.
Appeal – If you have a set of fairy lights you would like to lend All Saints for this party, please contact Clare Camoeira. Just remember to label them so they can be returned at the end.
Sat 4 Nov 9am-1pm
When I reflect upon my journey to faith I think of three invitations which change the course of my life; Robin’s invitation to talk about Jesus; Gary’s invitation to the Scripture Union Club at school; and Derek’s invitation to connect with a church.
I have no doubt that all of us look back on our journey to faith and remember the people who “invited us along”. Our training morning with Michael Harvey focuses on the powerful act of inviting someone, whether that is to church, for coffee, to an event or simply to chat. Michael is an expert in helping congregations grow in this ministry and it would be wonderful if you were there.
Don’t forget to let us know you are coming!! You can do so by signing up on the “Eventbrite” link in the email you received this week or simply sign up downstairs on the sign up sheet.
The training morning will run from 09h00 to 13h00 at All Saints. Our aim is to provide a parallel programme for climbers and explorers.
Medair is organizing a benefit concert on the 21st November in partnership with Verbier Festival and Le Rosey international school with all of the proceeds going towards Medair’s mission to serve the world’s most vulnerable. To promote the concert we are running a flyer campaign at various other concerts in the Lausanne area. If you would like to volunteer to hand out flyers before and after these events we need people on the following dates:
8th November – Lausanne Cathedral – 20h
9th November – Lausanne Cathedral – 20h
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We would love to hear from you! If you would like to attend the concert, tickets are available at: http://relief.medair.org/fr/resilience-concert/.
Starting Monday 11th September at 19h30, All Saints Church Hall
You are warmly invited to join us for the Parenting Course for Parents of 0 to 10 year olds. Topics included are: goals for your family, family values, guiding, shaping… Please contact Jeremy and Claire Daglish (email@example.com) 076 344 9346 for more information or if you need babysitting help.
The dates and themes are:
September 11th: A vision for the family
September 18th: Communicating love
Sepember 25th: Who is influencing my children?
October 2nd: Family values
October 23rd: Guiding, shaping, boundaries
October 30th: Modeling love and respect
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 Summer 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 who will happily collect any items by car (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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