LOGO LENT
16 February 2018
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This week's readings

Coffee in-between

It's coffee in between our two morning services this Sunday, why not come early or stay late and enjoy coffee and cake or muffins and more importantly, the chance to chat to people you might not normally see!

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This Sunday is the first Sunday of Lent.
What are you doing for Lent?
Why not download the #LiveLent app from Church House Publishing. Click the image for more information and how to download.
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You can also sign up for 40 Acts, and take the 40-day generosity challenge. Get ideas for doing something generous every day. Sign up as a family and get everyone involved, or as an individual.
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Lent Appeal


Lent began on 14 February, Ash Wednesday. During Lent, we'll be handing out envelopes with something for you to read and think about.
If you can, please hand your envelope (sealed) to the chaplain, one of the church officers, or put it in the collection.

Lent Appeal
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C3 café for 18-30s

The first of our relaunched C3 café sessions takes place on Saturday 17 February from 5 - 8 pm.
Then every 3rd Saturday of the month.
It's not too late to put this in your diary, either as a visitor or as a volunteer.

A new discipleship course starting soon

Discipleship Programmes
The Power of a Simple Prayer is a 4-week course for everyone who wants to pray more, better and stronger, with more fire, faith and fervency. Join us on a journey to the very heart of biblical prayer. Learn how to let go of uncertainties, trust that God hears you, and embrace a prayer life that brings peace and rest. The course commences Sunday 4 March, with a light lunch at 12:30, teaching from 1pm – 2:30 pm.
Sign up online or contact churchoffice@christchurchlille.fr

A joint meeting with our friends from the Eglise Réformée

Last Monday Christ Church council met, and for the first time, welcomed the Pastor of the Eglise Protestante Unie de France (the Protestant church) and some of their council members to a joint meeting.
The Rueilly agreement, between the Church of England and the EPUF was signed in 2001: see more at this link. We have always had good relations with our friends and neighbours in the Place du Temple, but we are now making this friendship more concrete through joint projects.
There will be more news on our website soon.
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Here's a link to their website
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The next RSCM singing day takes place in March in Paris: see their website for more details.
http://www.rscmfrance.org/rscm2015/makepage.php?postid=1115

General Synod

Debbie attended General Synod last week, and was interviewed by Channel 4 news in the context of Safeguarding. Here's the link:

https://www.channel4.com/news/church-of-england-synod-told-it-needs-to-do-more-to-protect-people-from-abuse
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