All Saints News Sheet

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).

The EasyEnglish New Testament app is available free of charge and has already been downloaded in 150 countries around the world. The EasyEnglish Bible is a new version of scripture using a limited vocabulary of just 1200 words and simple syntax which was devised by a small team of MissionAssist volunteers. It is ideal for people who are learning English, or speak English as a foreign language. Find it here (www.easyenglish.bible).

Clive’s mobile number has changed to 078 710 18 60. Please update your contact details. His old number will remain active but will only be monitored irregularly.

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.

Sound Desk
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 (cliveatkinson@bluewin.ch).

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 allsaintsyouthvevey@gmail.com or on my mobile 0793362963 or talk to him during coffee downstairs.

Flower Arranging
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.

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.

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

Data Protection Laws changed in 2018. 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). We do need your permission to continue to contact you by email. If you haven’t done so, please contact Louise on admin@allsaints.ch. In order for us to use your personal data (address, telephone number and email address) we also need your explicit consent and so in addition, you will need to complete a consent form which Louise can send you by email. 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 Calen in the Church Office.

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 eby_gomwalk@yahoo.com or Sandra Darra (sandra.darra@gmail.com).

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