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Bulletin announcements: Sunday 26th June 2016
Next Sunday – Concert in the Park
On Sunday 3 July, there will be a free concert at Parc de la Grange, featuring the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande playing music by Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and Elgar. A group from the church will gather at 19h00 for a picnic meal and time together; bring something to share, or just come and enjoy the music and good company. The concert begins at 20h30. In case of inclement weather, the concert will take place in Victoria Hall. More information here:
Summer Concerts at the ELCG
Musique et Vie is once again organizing daily concerts at the ELCG this summer. From now through Saturday 6 August, there will be a concert at the church every day (except Sundays) from 12h30 to 13h30. Admission is free, and a collection is taken to support a charitable project—this year an organization teaching music to Palestinian children. More information is available on the Musiqe et Vie website:
Sunday Morning Education Hour – Galatians Bible Study
In our weekly Sunday morning education hour, we are currently studying the biblical texts for the upcoming Sunday. For the next several weeks, we will be reading through Paul’s letter to the Galatians. All are welcome to join at any time—Sunday mornings from 9h45 to 10h45 at the church.
A Pilgrimage to Palestine and Israel – Register Now
Our congregation is planning a pilgrimage to Palestine and Israel this coming fall. We plan both to visit biblical sites and to engage with the present realities of life in this part of the world, with a particular emphasis on connecting with the local Palestinian Christian community.
The trip will include time in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and the Galilee region. We are planning for 7–17 November 2016 and expect the trip to cost around CHF1,500 per person excluding airfare. A few places remain. Registration forms are available this morning.
The choir is taking a break for the summer. If you play an instrument or have a song, talk with Terry MacArthur about which Sunday you might be available to perform during the offering.
An Opportunity to Help: Refugee Needs
As refugees are resettled in our communities, there is always a need for many things for their new life. “Versoix Accueille,” among other groups, has put out a call for help: kitchen items, dishes, small furniture, clothing (babies to adults), bikes, baby carriages/strollers, etc. If you can contribute or have questions, please contact Mme Andisheh Mostafavi at 078 757 18 91 or by e-mail:
. She is willing to come collect the items and she speaks English, French and Farsi. Let your friends and neighbors know, too.
Contribution Statements Available
First-quarter contribution statements are available to pick up today.
New Membership Directories Available
Updated membership directories are available for members to take. Please help us save postage costs by taking yours home today.
Register Now for Next Fall’s Confirmation Class
We are now beginning the registration process for next fall's confirmation class for teenagers. Confirmation is a two-year process in our congregation, including study of the Bible and essential topics of the Christian faith. Young people typically begin when they are 13 or 14, though there is plenty of room for flexibility around ages. If your son or daughter would like to participate in confirmation class next year, please contact Pastor Willis by the end of May.
Valerie’s Jam on Sale Today
Valerie will be selling her homemade jam after the service today—apricot and strawberry jam as well as marmalade. Proceeds will go to the church.