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.
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 email@example.com for their phone numbers)
Pieter and Rene Roux (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for their phone number)
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 email@example.com.
This week the Church of England launched “A Daily Hope Line”, a telephone service which allows you to listen music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line. The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0044 800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind. Please do be conscious of the cost thought. Standard international rates will apply but may vary depending on your contract.
We launched the Parenting Teenagers Course on Monday 18th May at 20h, led by Jeremy & Claire Daglish. But its NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP. The course is designed for parents and care-givers looking for practical support to strengthen their family relationships. Over five sessions, the course will help you to:
o Keeping your long term aim in mind
o Meeting your teenager’s needs
o Setting clear boundaries
o Developing emotional health
o Helping them make good choices
The course is ideally suited to parents of children aged between 11-18.
The course is “online” and will take place every Monday evening from 18th May to 15th June. To register or for more information, contact Jeremy & Claire (firstname.lastname@example.org). Everyone irrespective of background is welcome
Core Junior meets, same time and place, this Sunday (10h30, via zoom link): looking at how the gospel doesn’t start with the Gospels, but the very beginning of Scripture: come learn about the (Real)Bible Code
Core Senior is still on stand-by for now BUT we will have a gathering for Pentecost Sunday, stay tuned: otherwise, do join us this Sunday for Youth Alpha,18h via zoom: we’ve discussed life, God, and the life and death of JEsus, so now we ask the question ” How can i have faith?” Don’t miss!
Contact Calen for links for Core Junior and Youth Alpha via email (email@example.com)
The youth and children’s ministries of churches in the Riviera are putting together Kids Games 2020, scheduled for the 9th- 14th of August. This is an inter-church effort, whose details are available at https://www.kidsgames.ch/regions/riviera/infos/
We are looking for keen volunteers for particular outreach with music, games, crafts, or just leading a small group of children: do contact Calen
The Tuesday Break Prayer Chain has been re-activated. It is quite simple. At two o’clock every day, wherever you are, whatever you are doing, you stop everything for five minutes to pray for the current situation. Everyone is more than welcome to join in!
Blonay, Lausanne and Villars Small Groups are all meeting online and anyone can join. For more information please contact our Church Administrator, Louise Bowley, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
On Friday the 13th March the Cantonal Authorities of Vaud announced additional restrictions including the closure of our schools and the limiting of gatherings to under 50 people.
This has direct implications for the life of our Church Family, and after the Chaplain met with the Church Wardens, the following decisions have been taken.
Until the restrictions are lifted, we will not meet for worship as a gathered community, at All Saints Church. This decision has been taken to reflect and respect the advice that our Federal and Cantonal authorities have provided.
Although we may not be able to worship as a family gathered in the same building, we will be able to worship as a family scattered throughout the area. Over the last month All Saints has been busy providing the church family with creative ways to worship at home. These resources include material for children and teens as well as adults which may include connecting our Core Jr & Sr groups online.
Again, reflecting the Cantonal guidelines, Little Arrows is currently pressing the “pause button”. Although Place2B and Ripple will not meet in the Church Hall for the time being, but are using creative ways to connect online.
My prayer is that during this time our church family would be an oasis of peace, where people can find hope in times of uncertainty and anxiety. I pray that each of us would know deeply that “the eternal God is our refuge and underneath are his everlasting arms.” Please continue to pray for those infected by the coronavirus, for those who care for them, and for health specialists and authorities who are combating the spread of infection. Could I ask everyone in our church family to be mindful of those within the church who are vulnerable, or who are on their own or who are elderly. If you find yourself restricted to the house, do let us know so we can support 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 postpone their AGM until later in the year.
In addition their regular formal services on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month and bible study are cancelled until further notice. 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.
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.
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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).