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What’s new at IPC

December 2021

This year we are co-hosting a special Advent Lessons and Carols service, on Sunday afternoon, December 5. This will be in place of our Sunday morning worship service. Our host church, Notre Dame de Blankedelle, will join us for this service. Come and hear the Advent promises of hope and peace, and come to sing Advent carols, as we alternate readings from the prophets with Advent carols. Readings and carols will be in French and English, with a full translation in both languages. Come at 15:00 to rehearse and sing with the choir or come at 16:00 for the service of Advent Lessons and Carols. And stay afterwards for a time of fellowship and refreshments!

Our Adult Education continues at 20:30 on Wednesday, December 8, with  an Advent-themed study! We will be using the book Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent, by Amy-Jill Levine. Join us as we trace the Christmas narrative through the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, and the visit from the Magi. Copies of the book are available at church, or you can purchase the Kindle version.

A recent visitor to our church, Milena Dzekova, has several part-time openings or internships for people with experience in law, finances, computers, or media. She also has a number of rooms available for reduced price in exchange for help. For more information, see www.musicfoundations.org or www.milenadzekova.net. You may contact her at 0465 78 63 78 or at internationalworkexperience@gmail.com.

Volunteers are needed for the Platforme Citoyenne. Roughly once a month, volunteers help prepare and serve the food as well as clean up. For more information, please speak to Danielle Tylke.

Any questions?

Socially Distanced Worship!

COVID-19 and Worship

We are allowed to resume face to face worship! Worship will still follow some restrictions due to the COVID pandemic.

  • Please enter the church using the main doors facing the street.
  • Please use hand gel at the entrance to the church.
  • Please follow the one-way directions in entering and exiting the sanctuary.
  • Please sit in every other row – the seats where you may sit are marked in white tape.
  • For your convenience, the hymns and scriptures will be printed in the bulletin.
  • We will be able to have an offering, but please do not touch the basket as the usher comes through the rows. If you would like to make an offering for the Mission of the Month, please pick up a Mission envelope when you enter the church, or leave your Mission offering in the Mission basket on your way out.
  • At the end of the service, please use the main center aisle to exit, allowing the rows behind you to leave before you stand up.

We know that not everyone will feel safe in attending. Accordingly, we are planning to continue to broadcast our services on Facebook.

Mission of the Month

November

Nativitas

Traditionally our fall mission project  supports Nativitas, a local soup kitchen. In past years we have collected non-perishable food items and made a financial donation to Nativitas to help purchase fresh food to prepare and serve on-site. Unfortunately, because of COVID, Nativitas has had to modify the way they function and therefore their needs have changed.

Read more at https://www.ipcbrussels.org/mission-of-the-month/