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.
Great News! Emily Reid has come on board as Interim Youth Minister until the end of May (beginning immediately). Emily will be part time (50%) and have special responsibility for Place2B, Ripple, Core Jr, and Project Compassion. Please pray for Emily as she begins this new role.
This January we kick off a new series of talks of the new year, “A Fool Proof Life” based on the teaching of the Wisdom Literature we find in the Old Testament, namely, Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes and some of the Psalms. This Sunday we look at “Truth, Spin & Fake News”.
Your child(ren) is/are to invited to come and join in the fun at the first FunFriday Bible Club event of 2019. God loves us – the Bible tells us so; it is God’s Love Letters to us. The two hours of action & laughter, will help your child(ren) to understand why God love us and how he displays His love through.
It will take place on Friday 15 February 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 action & 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
A new Alpha Course will kick off at the end of January and run throughout the Winter until April. Each evening is pretty straight forward – turn up, eat some great food, watch an engaging video and discuss. Alpha is a great opportunity to discover the meaning of life and address some of life’s great questions. Would you like to come? Contact Mark Jones (email@example.com).
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
In preparation for the Fête des Vignerons, the local Vevey Churches are coming together to plan how they can best serve the local community during this important celebration. There will be a central meeting to move this forward on Wednesday 6th February at 20h00 at le Centre oeucuménique de Vassin, La Tour de Peilz. Everyone is welcome.
LOVE FOR LIFE is an independent Christian charity, working to equip young people with the knowledge, skills and values necessary to make good choices when it comes to relationships and sex. Based in Northern Ireland they have worked in 70% of post primary schools across the country helping students develop a healthy respect for themselves and others. They also provide programmes for parents who as the primary carers have a really important role to play in helping young people navigate their way through the tricky world of relationships.
All Saints is delighted to welcome back Love for Life this March to support both our young people and our parents. In addition to going into Haut Lac School, they will host events at All Saints on Friday and Saturday evenings for our teens as well as a Saturday morning seminar for parents and carers.
We are happy to report that a new Chaplain has been appointed to St. John’s Church in Territet and members of All Saints’ are warmly invited to attend the Installation of the Rev. Canon Paul ORMROD on Saturday, the 19th January, at 14.00, and to the light refreshments afterwards. (You can find ‘blue’ 3 hour and 5 hour parking near the lake, just after the Church on the right, dir. Villeneuve.). Paul and his wife Jill have been serving for the past 5 years in Madrid and it would be good if we can give them our support on this occasion.
The bridge between December and January is generally very smooth when it comes to our personal banking. For some of us, we have set up our Standing Orders simply to continue into the new year. However, for others, we have set them up in such a way that they come to an end at the end of the year and therefore need to be renewed. If you find yourself in this category and plan to continue to give to the ministry of All Saints, could we ask you to ensure that your Standing Order is renewed before the end of December? Many thanks in advance!
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.
Brice Johnson has invited a group of men from All Saints to join Project Compassion 2019. Practically speaking this would mean flying from Geneva to Budapest on Easter Monday (22nd April), staying in a local “hotel” near the project itself (Taut, western Romania north east of Arad), serving as needed, and returning on Saturday (27th April). Clearly details are limited but if this would be of interest to you, please contact Clive. You can sign up at pc19.eventbrite.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Here is the autumn edition of our newsletter. On reading it, you will realise that we are going through a time of bereavement and uncertainty, which explains why we are organizing fewer events and concentrating on the essential – holding two services a month in La Coudre church and as far as possible continuing with our fundraising for Beryl Baker who is dependent on help from abroad to carry out her work among the Chaco Indians of Paraguay. If you live in the Neuchâtel area and are free on the afternoon of 28th October, we’d love to welcome you to our Harvest Festival service at 17.00, with refreshments beforehand at 16.00, and whose proceeds are sent entirely to Beryl.
Please check our website, www.neuchatel-english-church.org, regularly in case of last minute changes to times or venues.
Best wishes for a restful autumn.
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 email@example.com or Sandra Darra (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 email@example.com. You can also call Pieter or Rene Roux at 021 9443382 if you need someone to visit you
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