Sunday 29 August

Dear reader
This Sunday is the last of our summer services, which will be led by our Reader Suzanne Bray. Suzanne is a long-serving member of Christ Church and will be leading a service of Morning Prayer.
Summer is nearly over, and next week, it's back to school. On 5 September, Debbie will be back and leading us in a service of Holy Communion, but please read her important message at the link below.

Learning, growing and serving together

Next week sees the start of a new academic year and also new beginnings here at Christ Church Lille. In this newsletter you'll find details of:
  • a message from the chaplain
  • forthcoming events and meetings
  • ministry to students and young professionals
  • what's new in September
  • how you can participate in the life of our community
  • Sunday club dates
  • how you can continue to support us

Welcome Back: a message from the chaplain

Welcome back to Christ Church; I hope that you had the opportunity to relax and take life gently after these long months of the pandemic. September sees the start of the new academic year and also new beginnings here at Christ Church. Our life together is always centred around our life as disciples of Christ, learning, growing, serving together. …

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Save the date
  • Living in Love and Faith An in-person course in the church hall starting mid-September, more details to follow. There will also be an online virtual course on Monday evenings in November.
(Find out what this is all about at this link)
  • Pastoral Principles. We'll be using material from this course once a month in the Morning service. We'll send you a link to the support material in the newsletter.

CCL Ministry to students and young professionals

With the start of a new school year comes the time for exciting new plans. If you'd like to take part in our discussions about the way forward for our ministry to students and young professionals, we're inviting you to a meeting on Sunday 12 September from 16 - 18:30 in the Church hall. It's open to everyone, so come along and let us know what you think, and what you're hoping for. We're listening out for God's plan for us.
(And there should be a welcome snack to enjoy, too!)

What's new in September

  • No need to reserve a place in church on Sunday morning, just come along. We'll be able to welcome more people so we look forward to seeing you.
  • We'll still be asking you to sign in, however, in case we need to contact you, and we'll maintain our hygiene routines for as long as necessary.
  • Sunday Club starts again on 5 September, see below

Taking part

Helping with Sunday Club, helping to welcome visitors, helping at the Wednesday morning café ... small tasks or big, behind the scenes or in front; there are lots of ways for you to bring your gifts and talents to the service of God and neighbour. Over the coming weeks we'll be exploring ways to participate in the life of our community. See you there!
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Sunday Club dates

5, 19 September
3, 17 October
7, 21 November
5, 12, 19 December
More on this page
And here is this week's children's activity sheet: Clean hands or clean heart?

Thank you for your continued support

We are entirely self-funded and the months of the pandemic have affected everything and everybody, not least our financial situation.
We're grateful to everyone who continues to support the church and its work, which goes beyond weekly services. Thank you!
It's easy to give, here's a link to our "Giving" page

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