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24 December 2020
Christ Church Lille Newsletter
Dear [subscriber:firstname | default:reader]
This is the last newsletter before 2021, the next one will be issued on 8 January, so do take note of dates and how to register for church services. Otherwise, you can find the information on our website.
We hope that in spite of all the difficulties you will find time to experience the joy of Christmas, wherever you may be: read on for a message from Debbie Flach
We are looking forward to a more healthy 2021.
What's in this week's newsletter:
- Advent video series
- Christmas message from the chaplain
- Christmas Day service is fully booked
- How to register to attend a service in church
- Services on video
- A new Workshop for you in January
- Support for our ministry and mission
- A reminder for UK nationals in France
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Lighting the Advent candles

The last of our short Advent candle videos has been published, just visit this page. They are prepared each week by someone different, so enjoy them.
All our videos are available on our YouTube channel. Catch up on the ones you missed.
Advent video week 4
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Christmas Message from our Chaplain, Debbie Flach

As we celebrate the birth of the Christ Child on Christmas morning, wherever we are, let us remember the hope, love and joy that Jesus’ birth has brought us.
Although we may not feel like celebrating this Christmas, perhaps our plans have had to change at the last moment, the timeless truth is that Jesus, Son of God was born through Mary to become one of us and to be our Saviour.

Jesus, light of the world, give us eyes to see you; hearts to enthrone you and lives to worship you. Amen

Christmas Day service

25 December 10:30 am
There are no places left for the Christmas Day Service in the church but you will be able to watch the video service.
If you have already reserved your place, and you are coming to the service, Debbie needs a BALLOON PUMP (if you have one, of course)
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How to reserve your place for services in the church.

There are links on the website, but here they are for ease.
The church is fully booked for the service on Christmas Day, there are no places left.
Services on video will be available in addition to services in the church, for everyone who can't be there in person.
Links are on our website, or you can go directly to our YouTube channel.

Workshop on Racial Justice #BLM

Welcome to a new workshop on Sunday 10 January at 4 pm. We are fortunate to have Revd Smitha Prasadam join us for a workshop on racial justice. She is the Chaplain of St Alban's Copenhagen and one of two BAME champions and advisors to Bishop Robert in the Diocese. Read more on this page on the Diocesan website, and sign up below to join this Zoom meeting - we'll …
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Giving

Thank you to everyone who gives to sustain the life, mission and ministry of this church. Your gifts are very much welcomed.
And indeed, without your gifts, we cannot carry on - don't forget that the church is entirely self-funded.
Full details of all the ways to give are on our Giving page. (you can use the QR code for fast access to the page) Thank you!
If you are a UK national resident in France, please make sure you have done what is needed for you to remain in France from 1 January. All the information can be found here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-france Please don't forget to check the expiry date on your passport, too.
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