14 December 2018
Christ Church Lille Newsletter
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The Third Sunday of Advent

CHRISTMAS 2018 at Christ Church Lille
The church calendar is on our website, and all the services and readings are shown there.
Latest update: there will be a service of Holy Communion at 9:15 on 23 December
Don't forget there are no evening services on Sundays 23 or 30 December.

Sunday 16 December

Join us for Carols this Sunday - a traditional Service of Nine Lessons and Carols in the morning, and a more contemporary Carol Service by candlelight in the evening.
And you will be very welcome at 9:15 too, when we hold a quieter service of Holy Communion.

Follow the Star!

How many stars have you made so far? Get the family involved and let's show how many we can display.
Why not add some glitter or any other decoration.
They'll appear in our Christmas message, too.
The drop-in café has closed now for the Christmas holidays, but we roped in visitors on Wednesday morning to make stars!
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Sunday 16 December

Don't forget our Christmas market, following the service of Nine Lessons and Carols.
This year, it will be held in the Aumônerie on the other side of the road.
We are very grateful to Soeur Estelle for making this space available for us.

Did you miss the Nativity Play?

There are some photos on our Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/ChristChurchLille/
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Good news about the new Men's Group

The inaugural men's social will happen on
19 January 2019 from 18:00 - 20:00
at Le Lovibond, 169 bid de la Liberté, Lille
They serve coffee and local beers, and snack food.
Drop in at any time during the two hours, it'll be the opportunity to chat and think about further events or things to see or do.
Please reply to mensgroup@christchurchlille.fr or contact Tom directly: he needs to know approximate numbers to let the café know how many to expect.

There's still time to bring a gift to church, thank you to everyone who has already donated.

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My Pledge

Have you returned your pledge envelope yet? Please return it, even if the answer is that you can't do anything just now.


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For those on their own this Christmas

You are very welcome to join others also on their own, for fun and games and a Christmas meal from 19:45 - 23:00 at Eau Vive, in good time to return to CCL for the Christmas service at 23:00 if you wish.
L'Eau Vive is situated at 20 Rue Véronèse, which is very close to the métro station - St. Maurice Pellevoisin - when coming out of the métro station go down the street opposite (Rue Gounod) and at the bottom of the hill turn right. L'Eau Vive is in the old Post Office on the left.
It's free but you need to sign up by contacting Mark and Judy Bolton either by phone on 03 20 96 13 30 or by e-mail at mark.bolton@wanadoo.fr or judy.bolton@wanadoo.fr. before 21st December.
And here is a link to some other wonderful musical opportunities in Lille this Christmas:
http://www.lille.fr/Noel-a-Lille/Actualites/Noel-en-musique
And please note that there will be a concert of organ and saxophone at Christ Church Lille at 16h on 22 December.
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