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 (admin@allsaints.ch), 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 safeguarding@allsaints.ch.

Please note that for the moment, In-Person services are suspended.

10h30 | Zoom MORNING WORSHIP
Join us online on Sunday morning for worship led by Clive & Yvonne. Caroline Boyd and Patrick Beringer will also take part. We will pause to remember our Lord’s death during the service and so you may find it meaningful to have wine and bread to hand.

Please note that a separate video and audio recording of Clive’s talk will be available on the church website here from Saturday and you can download the service sheet, here. A recording of Sunday’s Service will be available from Monday. Louise Bowley, our Church Administrator, will send out an email with the link.

A recording of Sunday’s Service will be available from Monday. Louise Bowley, our Church Administrator, will send out an email with the link. For more details please contact her on admin@allsaints.ch.

If you’re not up the slope with us this Saturday, then you’re doing something almost as cool, we hope!

Like Sunday’s Cores Junior and Senior

Core Senior:, 10h30 on zoom: looking at old poems and new views of God’s beauty

Core Junior: 10h45 on (wait for it) zoom: finishing up James

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IN ONE MONTH’S TIME:

Project Compassion 21 begins (april 5th-9th) : projects in Vevey, Attalens, Nyon and Geneva, led by Tommy and Meghan Bresson (of youth compass).

Please join us for Zoom Song Times on Wednesdays at 10h00.
There will be sessions on 3rd 10th 17th and 24th March.

Join us to sing some favourite songs and rhymes including “One more step” and “Teddy bear, teddy bear”
Each session will include a story.

For Zoom link details, please email the Church Administrator.

Lent begins this Wednesday, 17th February and I would like to invite you to set your alarms for 12h00 and join me each weekday for 60 seconds through until Easter Sunday. Yes, just 60 seconds; and in that 60 seconds to pray for our new Chaplain, our Wardens and Council and the interregnum that’s ahead. You might find this prayer helpful!

Loving God,
as we journey together through this period of transition,
we thank you for your everlasting faithfulness to us.
At this time of uncertainty and change we ask that you send us your Holy Spirit,
to fill us with your vision, energy, and faithfulness in prayer.
We ask that you will help us to share responsibility,
grow in faith, love one another, care for those in need
and have courage to face our future and embrace the unknown,
with praise in our hearts, in loving obedience to you.
Amen.

Esther and Chris Blake are looking for donations of jeans, T-Shirts, Jumpers, Jackets ( winter), shoes (with a good sole), gloves and socks for the migrant population here in Leysin. It would be great if you could donated these used items (clean and in good condition). Size: M or L(clothes), shoes 42-45.

Just drop your bag off at All Saints and notify the All Saints Church Administrator (admin@allsaints.ch) and they can then collect your bag. Thank you for your help.

The Annual General Meeting of All Saints Church will take place on Wednesday 17th March 2021 at 19h30.

Notice is hereby given that the Electoral Roll of All Saints Church will be revised by All Saints Church Council. Applications can be made until Sunday 28th February 2021. The revised Electoral Roll will then be posted until Sunday 14th March 2021.

Under the Church Representation Rules any persons are entitled to have their names entered on the roll, if they meet the criteria described on the application form.

Forms of application for enrolment can be obtained by clicking this link or alternatively download it here. In order to be entitled to attend the annual general meeting and to take part in its proceedings, forms of application for enrolment must be returned to Louise Bowley, the Electoral Roll Officer (admin@allsaints.ch) by the date shown above.

If you are looking for a LENT devotional which you can enjoy together as a family, HTB in London have produce a serious of daily devotionals which they are sharing with everyone. Don’t forget to sign up by 8th February. More info here (https://www.htb.org/kids-online).

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.

Please note that for those of us over 75, or who are vulnerable or carers, it is possible to make an appointment at the CHUV to receive your vaccine. For an appointment tel. 058/715.11.00 or https:/rendezvous.chuv.ch.

It is also possible to make an appointment at the Riviera-Chablais Hospital in Rennaz from the 25th January. For more details, please see their website https://www.hopitalrivierachablais.ch/jcms/hrc_182461/fr/debut-de-la-campagne-de-vaccination-contre-la-covid-19

There will be a new Parenting the 0-10s course running this Winter/Spring. The dates and themes will be:

February 9th: Building strong foundations
February 16th: Meeting our children’s needs
March 2nd: Setting boundaries
March 9th: Teaching healthy relationships
March 16th: Our long-term aim

The course will be held via Zoom. It involves video based talks, followed by time to discuss and share ideas. For any further information or to sign up, do feel free to contact us: Jeremy and Claire Daglish via the Church Administrator (admin@allsaints.ch)

UCB, United Christian Broadcasters, will be familiar to anyone from the UK & Ireland, where they have provided high quality Christian radio for many years. Their aim is to provide local content in English and French for this region. You can find out more by clicking on the link here.

Gilla Stead and 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 (admin@allsaints.ch) or myself (cliveatkinson@bluewin.ch | 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
Banque Raiffeisen
Alpes Chablais Vaudois
IBAN CH19 8080 8006 4294 9373 3

You are welcome to join other members of the Church family from 07h30 – 08h00 to pray. These restarted on the 5th January 2021 after a short break over Christmas.

Everyone is welcome. Contact Clive (cliveatkinson@bluewin.ch) to get connected.

A new small group started this Autumn for young professionals. For more information contact Emily Reid, 078 741 83 53. For information about other Small Groups please see the Website

Serve Now!

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 allsaintsyouthvevey@gmail.com).

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 admin@allsaints.ch for their phone numbers)

Any time!:
Pieter and Rene Roux (contact admin@allsaints.ch for their phone number)

Let’s not underestimate the encouragement a phone call can bring. Why not set yourself the challenge of calling one person in the church family each day?

All editions of Contact Online can be watched here.

Blonay, Lausanne and Villars Small Groups are all meeting online and anyone can join. For more information please contact our Church Administrator, Louise Bowley, admin@allsaints.ch.

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 admin@allsaints.ch.

A question has arisen regarding giving, particularly for those of us who give primarily during the Offering at our Sunday services. With details available on the church website, you can make a donation at any time.

You can connect with Clive on either Facebook (Chaplain AllSaints) or Instagram (cliveatkinson68) for news from around the scattered community of All Saints.

If you are not getting our emails, it is very possible that we don’t have your GDPR permission form. Please contact Louise Bowley, our Church Administrator (admin@allsaints.ch) to get connected.

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

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.

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

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