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8 January 2021
Christ Church Lille Newsletter
Dear [subscriber:firstname | default:reader]
Here is the first newsletter of 2021, and you'll find a New Year message from Debbie Flach as well as information about services in January.
What's in this week's newsletter:
- New Year message from the chaplain
- How to register to attend a service in church
- Services on video
- The workshop on #BLM Racial Justice has been postponed
- Ladies' Bible Study
- A special calendar
- Support for our ministry and mission

A message from our Chaplain, Debbie Flach

As we begin the new year 2021, my wish for you all is for a happy and blessed year.
But while I write this, I am well aware that the difficulties of 2020 have not gone away. I get fed up with it all, and I know you do too. How we face up to 2021 will be one of the major challenges for each of us this year.
Change, restrictions, challenges abound in our own families and lives: what about Christ Church here in Lille?
We’ve found new ways of joining in worship, new ways of coming together, and we’ll carry on learning and reaching out. We have learnt that we can meet and share online, and some people have discovered new ways to connect through the internet: let’s celebrate these new links.
But you are all doing an amazing job. You are reaching out to friends without internet; those who just need a friendly word; you are joining in groups and services online; and you are continuing your financial support. And quite simply, without this support we wouldn’t be able to continue.
So in 2021, Christ Church Lille is here for you, whether that is in church or online, or via a support network or group. We’ve been here for 150 years, and together we’ll face up to the future.
We don’t know what tomorrow will bring, but we’re all doing our best, and in belief, hope and trust, we have faith in the One who holds tomorrow in His Love.

Services in the church on Sundays (unless the regulations change)

You'll still need to register, and Covid-19 precautions are still in place.
  • There will be a Sunday morning service at 10:30 am every Sunday in January,
  • There will be a Mosaic Sunday evening service at 6:00 pm (please note the change of time, because of the curfew)

Services on video continue

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 #BLM Racial Justice postponed

The workshop has been postponed for now, we'll let you know when we have a new date.

Ladies' Bible Study

The group starts again on 14 January meeting online every Thursday morning. Please contact churchoffice@christchurchlille.fr for details of how to join in.

An illustrated calendar

Some of you will know Elliot Wordsworth. He has designed a "Birds and Bugs" calendar in aid of the SMILE TRAIN charity (which helps children in developing countries who are suffering from a cleft palate or lip. There are still a few left so if you would like to buy one, here's the link: https://elliotwordsworth.bigcartel.com
Find out more about the Smile Train
You don't need cash

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!
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