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Christ Church Lille Newsletter 30 September 2022

Creationtide and Harvest
food bank
Dear reader
With apologies, this information should have gone in last week's newsletter so it's rather short notice, but there's still time!
If you are able to, can you bring some non-perishable food items on Sunday 2 October, so that we can celebrate the Harvest? All these will then be donated to the FoodBank run by our friends at the Protestant church.
Cans, bottles, rice, pasta, beans, lentils ... all will be very welcome. Thank you in advance for contributing.
Our church lunch after the morning service on 9 October will have a sustainability theme (read more below) but we would also really like you to read more about the Eco-Church movement, and what we are trying to do.

What's in this Newsletter

  • Church lunch
  • Eco-church
  • Dates for the Diary
  • Sunday Club
  • Children's activity sheet
  • Ladies' Bible Study
  • Prayers for Ukraine
  • Can you help us?

Church Lunch

There will be a church lunch on Sunday 9 October, following the morning service. On our theme of sustainability, this will be a simple meal but still a good occasion to come together over a shared meal.
Please contact churchoffice@christchurchlille if you'd like to take part.
save the planet

Eco Church

What is an Eco-Church? What does that imply?
- Read more on this special web page
And check out our handy tips:
- Regrowing vegetables
- Why tin cans are wonderful *
* If you can bring us some washed tins, large ones are great but standard size ones too, we will be giving out some seeds for people to grow something on the windowsill. Thanks!

Dates for your diary

1 October Tree planting at the Cathédrale de la Treille (contact churchoffice for details)
2 October Harvest Festival, part of the season of creation
9 October Sunday Club: starts again, see below and our Church Lunch after the service
13 November Remembrance Sunday
11 December a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

A reminder of Sunday Club dates

Put these dates in your diary now; Daniel and helpers look forward to enjoying time with your children. If you'd like to be a helper, get in touch sundayclub@christchurchlille.fr
  • 9 October
  • 20 November
  • 11 OR 18 December tbc
  • 15 January
  • 12 February
  • 19 March
  • 16 April
  • 14 May
  • 18 June
  • 23 July
Here's the link to this week's children's activity sheet: How much Faith is enough?

Ladies' Bible Study

Continues every Thursday morning online, and they are currently studying the book of Ruth.
Contact womensgroup@christchurchlille.fr if you would further information or would like to join us.

Prayers for Ukraine

Please don't forget that this conflict is ongoing and your prayers are still needed. Prayers and other resources are available on the Diocesan website
We are entirely self-funded and we have cut back our expenses as much as possible; but we still need a regular income.
Our income is currently about €1000 per month less than our outgoings.
We're grateful to everyone who continues to support the church and its work, which goes beyond weekly services. Thank you!

If you're not already a regular giver, please consider whether you can give a little each month. Small amounts are just as welcome as large ones, really!
It's easy to give, here's a link to our "Giving" page
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