La Côte Activities
This group meets every other Tuesday from 09h15 to 11h00 at the Davies' home in Founex.
Bible study alternates with the Prayer group. This is an opportunity to explore the Bible and share our experiences on how it applies to our lives. It is an informal meeting, open to all and ecumenical in nature. We are currently exploring the Gospel of Matthew. Please feel free to join us and get in touch.
This group meets every other Tuesday from 09h15 to 10h30 at the Tracey's home in Trélex.
The Prayer Group meets every other Tuesday morning at the Traceys’ home in Coinsins, or occasionally at Ted Tabot's in Trélex, from 09.15 to 10.30 within the framework of a short service. Our prayers are for the world, our church family, those known to us and those who have asked for prayer in confidence. Believing that prayer is at the heart of our church community, we are constantly giving thanks for answered prayer. Silence is important too. Around ten people regularly attend. Between us there is the strictest confidence in the names we mention and we welcome your requests for prayer. Everyone is welcome, whether for just one time or on a regular basis.
This group meets at 19:00 on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month in the parish rooms of Catholic Church, Notre Dame à la Colombière, in Nyon.
This group meets on the third Thursday of every month.
We typically number about 12 and share evening dinner together while discussing contemporary issues from a faith perspective. Recent themes have included "Men and Feminism", "Why we go to Church", "What does it mean to live a life of Abundance?". We meet in the Prieuré, a community room adjacent to the Temple in Nyon. With the space to ourselves and home cooking on offer, the Blokes' Dinners are as popular as ever. All (men) are welcome. Contact David Cooke for details.
This group meets fortnightly on Fridays from 09h30 to 11h30 in the church parish in Gingins.
We are a very friendly group of ladies (though we do not exclude men or even the odd dog!) who meet fortnightly on a Friday morning from 9.30 - 11.30 am in the church parish room in Gingins.
The aim of the group (apart from a good catch up over coffee ☕️ & cake 🍰 or similar) is to be a place of encouragement, sharing and edifying in our Christian walks and lives. We choose a topic / theme that can last from a term to a year. We have just been studying the ‘I am’ sayings of Jesus by Andrea Skevington. Our future topics may include ageing well and the complexity of suffering hopefully along with a few lighter topics and sprinkled with a good dose of laughter that characterizes our group.
We are currently 20 on our mailing list but a regular 10 or so attendees. We love newcomers and we love a party! For the last couple of years we have had a weekend mountain retreat called a ‘Prosecco & Prayer Weekend’. This has been an excuse to party and socialize along with spending some time in beautiful mountain scenery and some quiet reflection. This Christmas we have our first ‘Carols and Cabernet’ evening.
Upcoming dates: 24 Jan, 7 & 28 Feb, 13 & 27 Mar, 3 Apr
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Involvement with Asylum Seekers
We have continued to deepen our involvement with our neighbours in the asylum community. Members of the Social Action team make a weekly collection of clothes and other needed items that are delivered to the two Day Centres closest to us. We also set up and ran a local Garden project. Through the generosity of parishioners, we have provided a variety of much needed items for individuals and families being moved into private housing. Members of our church have also offered accommodation/rooms to rent to individual refugees who have been granted permission to stay but who struggle to find accommodation of their own. In addition, we offer language lessons and conversation, mainly English and weekly Art Therapy sessions at the Gland Day Centre. When possible, we include asylum seekers whom we get to know in church and family activities, offer transportation and assist with legal procedures. Through a coordinator, refugees are linked up with members of our community (church and other) to assist with gardening, decorating, moving house etc. in order to earn money. Our Chaplain works with a representative of the Westlake Church in Nyon, in a weekly “open house” for refugees and with the Pastor of the local Swiss church in Gland, ministering to the asylum seekers in general and to individuals with specific needs. This has included a sponsored bike ride in support of a gardening project, offering pick-up for church services and events, providing practical support in their search for jobs and accommodation, as well as friendship, hospitality and a listening ear when problems threaten to overwhelm their well-being.
We also look for ways to encourage the learning of the whole of our church community through services with a specific theme. In the future we would like to encourage members of our church with particular expertise in areas of development, ecology, science and social entrepreneurship to help us explore some of these issues that underpin the problems of inequality and poverty. Awareness raising comes through getting to know people and projects struggling with these problems.
In addition to these local projects, our Church looks to the wider world and has makes many donations to charities.
This group meets on the first Sunday evening of every month from 19h00 to 22h00 in Duiller.
Ted’s house on the first Sunday evening of every month provides a convivial setting for a chat over a glass of wine, the striking up of new acquaintances and of course – great live music! These convivial evenings continue into their 8th year and are still held on the first Sunday of the month chez Ted Talbot. They survived the ‘downsizing’ from Nyon to Trelex although it is a bit ‘cosier’ in his new abode. The principal is also still the same - whether you want to Listen in the Living Room, Talk on the Terrace, Discuss in the Dining Room, Kiss and make-up in the Kitchen, the evenings are not just to provide great live music, but to create an opportunity to meet old and new friends, invite neighbours, discuss burning issues or merely relax in pleasant company. Mission accomplished in 2015/16, as each month there was at least one newcomer in our midst. The year has also had the same wide spectrum of music with familiar favourite performers as well as some new faces. These wonderful, talented people come and perform completely free of charge and this last year, the music has varied from Irish folk, to classical opera, from jazz to join in and sing from music hall favourites to Christmas carols.
Drop-Ins are from 7.0 pm to 10.0 pm at 9b Route de Duillier, 1270 Trelex, with drinks and cold buffet provided, (cover charge: SFr.8.00).
SO...Come yourself and bring a friend or two! Contact the Chaplain for information and see the Weekly Bulletin for the next event to be announced
This group meets periodically on Sundays after the morning service.
Created in April 2012, the Divonne Song Group, led by Richard and Heidi Hawkings, sings at various services throughout the year including on Palm Sunday, Pentecost, at the Harvest service, Remembrance service, and the candlelight carol service, as well as supporting the music for the nativity play. Numbers are around 16. We sing a range of music, from modern songs to more traditional pieces that allow us to sing in four-part harmony (sometimes a cappella). Some wonderful musicians have also accompanied us on occasion. Rehearsals take place periodically on Sundays after the morning service. For more in depth practices, members of our congregation have kindly hosted us in their lovely home. New voices are always welcome, so please let Heidi Hawkings email know if you would like to join us.
This group meets once per month, usually, on a Tuesday evening, for a practice in Luins.
The Gingins Song Group meets once per month, usually, on a Tuesday evening, for a practice in Luins. We accompany the congregation in Church on the third Sunday of every month and also at important festivals, such as on Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday. We have 23 members on our list and, on average, 12 join us regularly for practice and Church performances. On 22 November 2015, the Gingins Song Group performed for the 100th time since it was formed. Margaret Ducommun (second from the left) told members of the congregation that it all began with a carol singing evening at her home in December 2006 to which she invited Paul Holley, the Chaplain of La Côte at that time. Paul later asked her husband Harold if he would be willing to set up a Song Group to add another dimension to the singing in Gingins, and the first performance was held on 20 January 2007. Practices are an important part of the package and friendship has developed thanks to round the table discussions.The camaraderie and fellowship are very strong and after practice sessions we enjoy a glass of wine, nibbles and a good chat! Our aim is for us all to enjoy being together, taking pleasure in leading and singing with the congregation - and we all know that we do not have to be accomplished musicians and trained singers to do that! We would be happy to welcome more male voices. Interested guys, please contact Margaret.