Welcome Back!
Dear reader
Back to school!
We hope it all went well for families with children who returned to school - or started school - this week.
And Sunday Club starts again this Sunday, we're looking forward to new beginnings.
New beginnings, too, for our ministry to students and young professionals - read more below.
In this newsletter:
  • forthcoming events and meetings
  • ministry to students and young professionals
  • what's new in September
  • taking part in the life of our community
  • Sunday club dates
  • how you can continue to support us
If you missed Debbie's "Welcome Back" message, you can read it here
There will be a special "Blessing the backpacks" during the morning service on 19 September, don't forget to bring yours.


  • 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.
Looking further forward
Dates for your diary:
  • Ladies' Bible Study starts again 9 September at 11 am womensgroup@christchurchlille.fr
  • 19 September Blessing the backpacks
  • 17 October Creationtide service and collection of non-perishables for the food bank to celebrate Harvest
  • 14 November Remembrance Sunday

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 this Sunday, 5 September, see below

Taking part

There are lots of ways for you to bring your gifts and talents to the service of God and neighbour.
For example: we'd like to re-open the Wednesday morning café but we need volunteers. What's involved? Availability once a month from 9:30 to 12:30 on a Wednesday morning, full training given. Contact churchoffice@christchurchlille.fr
And don't forget Debbie is looking for helpers on Saturday afternoon 18 September, see above.
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Sunday Club dates

5, 19 September
3, 17 October
7, 21 November
5, 12, 19 December
More details on this page
And here's the link to this week's children's activity sheet: He does all things well
Interested in helping at Sunday Club? Please contact sundayclub@christchurchlille.fr

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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