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 as an online form ). If you are interested in your children attending our children and youth programs, you will need to fill in a GDPR form for them too (available here as an online form). Please contact Louise Bowley, our Church Administrator (email@example.com), 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 Mark Barneche and Louise Bowley. Please contact them with any queries or concerns. The new email for the Safeguarding Team is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us online and in person on Sunday morning for an informal service led by Calen Gayle and our Youth Ministry Team. To book for the In Person service or to obtain the Zoom link, please contact Louise Bowley, on email@example.com.
Please note you can download the service sheet (available on Saturday morning) and a recording of Sunday’s Service will be available from Monday. Louise Bowley, our Church Administrator, will send out an email with the link.
UPDATE: everyone over the age of 50 is now eligible to receive a vaccination against Covid-19. There are a number of centres offering the vaccine and it is a matter of choosing the centre that you prefer. There is further information available on the following website: www.coronavax.ch There is also a cantonal vaccination Hotline – 058 715 11 00. It seems that if you would like two appointments together eg with another eligible member of your family, it is best to ring the Hotline.
PASTORAL COVER – Rev. Ken Kvistad will offer emergency Pastoral Cover starting from Monday 5th April. Ken can be contacted by phone (079 318 27 99) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ALL SAINTS CONTACTS – For questions related to All Saints, please contact either the Church Wardens (Mike Stead (0798699440, email@example.com) | Vanessa Jefferiss-Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org)) or the Church Administrator, Louise Bowley (email@example.com)).
Sadly the decision has been taken by the Consulates-General of Australia and New Zealand not to arrange a public ANZAC DAY Service on the 25th April at the Commonwealth War Graves’ Cemetery in Vevey. This is owing to the rules on group gatherings and the health risks still posed by COVID-19.
They do intend for a representative each from Australia and New Zealand to continue the custom of laying a wreath at St. Martin’s Cemetery to pay respects but unfortunately they are still unable to support public attendance. Photographs of their visit on the 25th April will be placed on their website and social media accounts.
The Lord often blesses us when we step out of the boat! If you feel prompted to get out of your comfort zone and contribute to our live / zoom / hybrid services, Maxine would love to hear from you! We are specifically looking for people who can read the Sunday bible passage or lead prayers for our church family and beyond. Both these things can be done either online from home or in person at church. So if you are an enthusiastic reader or passionate prayer let us know and we can add you to the rota. Please contact Maxine directly or via the Church Admnistrator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Are you excited about Spring?!? Fit and unfit females alike are invited for a walk on a Saturday morning, weather permitting.
Saturday 24th April, meet at 9am by the Les Avants fun / train station for the circuit around le Cubly. This 4.5km walk has a climb of 200m at the start and takes about 2.5 hours.
We are planning two walks because currently we have to limit numbers outside to 15. Both of these walks are easily accessible by public transport.
If you would like to join one of these meanders please let Maxine know via the Church Administrator: email@example.com
A huge “Well Done” to our parents who responded to the appeal on Sunday to fill in and return the GDPR Forms for their children and young people. It’s such a great help. Just in case you missed it, here is the link to the form.
But while we have your attention, because All Saints is committed to protecting everyone’s personal details, we also have a GDPR form for adults. If you haven’t fill one in yet, here’s the link. This will only take a few minutes and it will allow us to keep you informed with what’s going on.
Our Care and Support Team (CAST) are available to offer practical support over the coming days. We understand that this “lockdown” is different from our experience in March. Many of you are comfortable doing your own shopping for example. However please do not hesitate to reach out to Gilla Stead (firstname.lastname@example.org) or myself (email@example.com | 0787101860) if you need practical support.
Sethule Orphan’s Trust would like to invite you to read their latest Christmas newsletter here. Sethule Orphan’s Trust is one of our Mission Partners and is based in Zimbabwe and are currently experiencing a number of difficulties arising from Covid-19 and the current drought. Thank you for supporting the work of Sethule!!
Please note that the bank details for Sethule have changed. Should you wish to make a donation electronically, the bank details are:
Swiss Friends of Sethule Orphans Trust
Alpes Chablais Vaudois
IBAN CH19 8080 8006 4294 9373 3
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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)
Blonay, Lausanne and Villars Small Groups are all meeting online and anyone can join. For more information please contact our Church Administrator, Louise Bowley, email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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.
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).
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