Corona Virus and Your Church

Welcome to our November Newsletter. With the continuing news of Covid 19 and the relaxing of restrictions starting on the 30th June your Council has decided to continue with online Services at least until Christmas 2021, we  resumed services at Bagard Church on the 4th July 2021 observing  hygiene restrictions that are still in place, we are only able to alternate between Zoom and Bagard due to there being a French service every Sunday morning at Uzes which does not give sufficient time to sanitize the Church as per the regulations

We will advise you of any more relaxation of the French rules as they become available,  safety for all is still our prime concern.

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Newsletter November 2021

Welcome to St Michael’s November 2021 Newsletter.

 Proposed Programme of Services

 14 November 2021             Remembrance Service at Bagard Temple             10.30

28 November 2021             Advent Service on Zoom                                  10.30

19 December 2021             Christmas Carol Service on Zoom                      10.30

06 February   2022             Service at Bagard Temple                                 10.30

We had a very successful Harvest Festival Service. We thank Keith Bretel for leading the Service and for providing Holy Communion. We thank our congregation for the beautiful collection of produce. Thanks would not be complete without huge appreciation to Jim – our extraordinary auctioneer and to Carole and Eddy who provided him with extra support. We raised 560€ and this will be distributed to local charities, La Grebe, Resto du Coeur, Entraide Protestante D’Uzès and CSFPG.

The Service was followed by an excellent meal at Le Chêne Blanc. This was organised by the Council for our Congregation to relax and enjoy the company of friends during a difficult time.

We have recently had three cases within our congregation testing positive with Covid-19 which confirms that we must still stay vigilant.

There are still several vacances in St Michael’s both at Bagard and Uzès. Uzès in particular is causing great concern. The success of St Michael’s is because there are willing helpers, without whom it cannot continue. These vacances are:

Church Secretary

Our current secretary is nearing the end of her term and we are looking for someone to take over from her. If you are interested or if you know of someone who would be, please contact Carole ccfogg@gmail.com who will be delighted to discuss the role.

 Church Warden and Deputy Church Warden – Uzès.  This role is integral to the restarting of services.

Would you be able to help for approximately two hours each month? We need help in setting up and clearing away after the service in the Temple. Training can be given. Please contact John Smith (john.smith37@wanadoo.fr).

Safeguarding Officer

Is the designated person within our congregation with primary responsibility to ensure procedures are in place to safeguard children and vulnerable persons.

 

 

Please send any items for inclusion in the Newsletter to Pauline Cowell, Editor.

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