29 November 2019
Christ Church Lille Newsletter
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Dear [subscriber:firstname | default:reader]
As we enter the season of Advent, we enter one of the busiest times of our church year. It's also one of the most joyful, so take time to enjoy the special services and events. We look forward to seeing you.
Apologies for getting the date of Thanksgiving wrong last week. Hope you all had a happy time on Thursday.
1 December: Advent Sunday
Readings: Isaiah 2:1-5 and Matthew 24:36-44
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The church calendar is on our website, and all the services and readings are shown there. Also on the calendar are major works and the events taking place.
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Nativity Play 2019 edition: it's next week

We welcome everyone to enjoy a different look at the Christmas story on 8 December during the morning and evening services.
The morning service will be followed by Holy Communion.
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Advent Appeal

During Advent we are supporting the Maria Skobtsova House and their work with refugees.
If you'd like to find out more, please visit this page on our website
Please bring your gifts (see the list) to church from now on and they will be delivered to Calais at Christmas. Thank you most sincerely for your help.
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Men's Group

An advance notice of the next Men's Breakfast meeting on Saturday 14 December. More details in next week's newsletter. mensgroup@christchurchlille.fr
Parents and children, please put this special Christmas activity morning in your diary. Children (and parents) welcome.
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Church Heating
You will have noticed that the heating is working! The problem was with the filter, which was totally blocked with dust from the demolition and the road works.
We'll be checking the filters regularly from now on, because although the road works are finished, the building works are not.
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Bishop Robert has also launched his Advent Appeal, to support the Anglican Communion Fund and its work empowering women in different and often difficult parts of the world.
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