All Saints News Sheet

A small group of women are heading to Cherish on Thursday 1st to 4th June in Leeds U.K. It’s a huge Christian conference for women of all ages held in Leeds arena. Unfortunately one of our number is no longer able to join us so there is one spare ticket going. We are staying at the premier inn and flying easyJet. It is always fun inspiring and faith building ( plus the shopping is great!) If you want to know more about the event, price and timings etc please speak to me. Thanks. Maxine 079 329 0222 or maxandrich@bluewin.ch

The Australian and New Zealand Consulates-General warmly invite you to attend the annual ANZAC DAY commemoration at the Commonwealth War Graves’ Cemetery in St. Martin’s Vevey on Tuesday, 25th April, at 11.00 AM. The service, which is organized by the Australian Consulate-General this year, will be led by our Chaplain, the Rev. Clive Atkinson, and it is always a moving occasion. Anyone wishing to attend is most welcome and it is good if we are able to support our Commonwealth friends. Refreshments are served on the spot, following the ceremony, to which everyone is invited. (No charge)

Our Annual General Meeting is fast approaching – it will take place on Tuesday evening 25th April at 19h30.

In the lead up to our AGM, here is a little insight into the role of the Church Wardens
Our two Churchwardens are officers of the Diocesan Bishop, with the duty of representing the members of the church, and working in close partnership with the Chaplain. They are elected each year at the Annual General Meeting. They are expected to lead by setting a good example of Christian discipleship and by encouraging unity and cooperation. They are charged with maintaining ‘order and decency’ in the church, especially at times of worship services. The contribution the churchwardens make to all aspects of All Saints, both material and spiritual, is of vital significance. To be churchwarden is to undertake a demanding, all embracing, rewarding and very important job.

At this AGM there will be elections for 2 wardens, 2 Archdeaconry Representatives and 1 Council Member. Nomination forms can be found at the back of church.

Doris Gomwalk is Honorary President of a recently created humanitarian aid association (A.S.I.S.) and is currently seeking children’s clothes – for ages 3 to 12 – and English books for children, as well as teaching aids, for a most worthwhile project in Nigeria. If you are able to help, please contact Doris (eby_gomwalk@yahoo.com). Otherwise, Sandra Darra, who is giving Doris a wee hand, will happily collect any items by car (sandra.darra@gmail.com).

The Spring Edition of Contact Magazine is now available here with hard copies at the back of the church. Margaret and Kate have once again done a fantastic job with the focus this time on or Mission Partners.

Several years ago, All Saints hosted the Bryan College Chorale from Dayton, Tennessee, the old alma mater of Rod Miller. We are pleased to tell you that they will be returning to Switzerland this Spring and will give a concert at All Saints on Friday 12th May from 20h00. I am writing to ask if you would be able to host some students on that Friday evening – the choir will be heading off to France the next day. There are a considerable number of students who need a bed and so the more you can take the better. If you are able to help, please contact Clive (cliveatkinson@bluewin.ch) as soon as possible.

The Finance Team are seeking additional help with the Church Accounts. The church accounts are put together each month using accounting software. We are looking for someone to take on the role of system input in order to free up the treasurer’s time and ensure the church has adequate cover for the role. You should be available once per month to input information into the accounting system, approximately 50 entries taking 3 to 4 hours. No previous knowledge of the software is required but the role does require someone with a knowledge of double entry bookkeeping, accruals and prepayments and attention to detail.

Core Junior is our Discipleship group for 10-13 year olds that meets on a Sunday morning during the 10.30am service. Due to a number of reasons we are short a few helpers. If you would be interested in helping out with this inspirational ministry then please get in touch with Michael Anderson after this morning’s service or by email on youthcoordinator@allsaints.ch.

The latest Neuchatel church magazine is centered around Easter as they approach Holy Week, with articles by Ken and Roy on the theme of suffering and grief but also on its resolution with Christ’s conquest of death through the Resurrection. Continuing the topic of the Reformation, of which we are celebrating the 500th anniversary this year, the magazine is focussing on events in Neuchâtel this spring and summer, and on the Huguenot connection.

Their website address has changed and is now www.neuchatel-english-church.org

During the month of June 2016, this community pledged over CHF60,000 to ensure the reappointment of a Children’s and Youth Minister. This was a fantastic answer to prayer and as a result of God’s grace and your generosity we are looking forward to welcoming Michael Anderson into the All Saints at the beginning of January. Thank you to those who have already realised your pledges. We are looking forward to all the Pledges kicking in this January in time for Michael’s arrival. If you would like more information about giving to the ministry of All Saints, please do not hesitate to get in contact with Andrea Bruce (swissfamilybruce@yahoo.co.uk) who heads up our Finance Team.

Michael Anderson, our new Children’s and Youth Minister will arrive on Thursday 5th January. Here are two ways in which you can help welcome him to Switzerland.

Invite him for Supper … especially if you have children or young people. Not only will you be offering hospitality to Michael but you will also give him an opportunity to connect with our family and children and young people he is here to serve.

Take him Out …. Going to a movie? Going skiing? Why not invite Michael to join you. As a matter of interest, Michael is a provincial level tennis player if anyone wants a lesson!

Contact Clive for more details (cliveatkinson@bluewin.ch).

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Ian and Ruth Coffey will be our keynote speakers for the Church Weekend this year. Ian and Ruth are regular speakers at summer conferences such as Spring Harvest and are church leaders in their own right. We are so excited that they are able to come along and hope you can too. Put the dates in your diary and pick up a sign up sheet at the back of Church.

Ensure you’re free to enjoy the great outdoors this summer, by learning about prevention and treatment of ticks, duck fleas in Lac Léman, marching caterpillars and snake bites.

Come along to an informative evening given by Dr Michelle Wright, in English.
Places are limited so sign-up today.

When: Thursday 27th April 19:00 – 21:00
Where: All Saints English Church Hall, Avenue de la Prairie 40, 1800 Vevey
Price: 35 CHF/person
Tickets: www.healthfirst.ch/event/beasties

Bernice Reid works as a midwife at the CHUV and they are looking for clothes for newborn refugee babies. If you can help, please contact her on breid@bluewin.ch.

Alexandre Dominique is a 49 years old French Christian looking for a job as an International NGO Project Manager. He teaches French and Spanish (A1-B2 levels – beginners and intermediate) at 30.-/h. For more information, please contact him on 0787924269.

For the near future, Crèche will be unsupervised.

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).

Christel Thompson is collecting clothing to send to Moldavia, Belorussia and the Ukraine. If you can help, please contact her on admin@allsaints.ch. Christel is happy to receive any donations throughout the year.

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 (admin@allsaints.ch) if you have any questions. You can also find tonnes of information about our Church on this website.

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 prayfouryou@gmail.com. You can also call Pieter or Rene Roux at 021 9443382 if you need someone to visit you

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

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