• Limited Children’ ministry this Sunday January 9th at the Parc Hotel
  • ANCL Books for January – February 2011
  • Volunteering at ANCL – your participation is needed in 2011
  • Alpha at ANCL – Starts January 26th – Who are you inviting to attend?

ANCL UpdateThis Sunday ANCL is at the Parc Hotel in Dommeldange but we have a limited number of Children’s ministry classes because of limited volunteer availability.  The Nursery will be available for children up to 4 years old and the 15 to 18 year old class.  Our apologies from not being able to provide the others classes.  Kids without classes are invited to worship with the adults in the service.

ANCL books for January & February.  This year we are tying an experiment.  We are encouraging you to consider reading and discussing some books during the year.  For the first two months of 2011 we are suggesting the following books – Surprised by Hope, by N.T. Wright or The Case for Faith, by Lee Strobel.  We will endeavor to have these books available on Sunday but you can also get them at amazon.co.uk with free shipping to Luxembourg (with 25£ minimum purchase).

Alpha Course Starts 26 January

Alpha is a 10 week discussion on Christianity that is great for – People who believe, people who don’t believe and people who have questions about Christianity.  Each week there is a meal (yum) at 19:00, a presentation and a group discussion.  If you have friends with questions or misconceptions about Christianity, Alpha is a great way to further the discussion.  For more information or to sign up go to http://www.alphacourse.lu/

Volunteer

ANCL is a community of Faith built on volunteers and in 2011 we need for people to join the ranks of those who are already volunteering.  At the bottom of this update you will find a list of ways you can volunteer at ANCL.  Clearly from the first announcement we need more volunteers with our children’s ministry but the same is true for our set up, clean up and coffee team and other areas at church. So in the next few weeks expect an invitation to get involved – if you do you and the church will benefit.  A big thank you to those who are volunteering right now at ANCL!

Volunteer opportunities at ANCL

We need you – it is as simple as that!  A healthy church is full of participants rather than spectators.  Feeling like you’re a part of the ANCL community of faith comes as you participate in serving that community and in the process making friends. If ANCL is your Church home in Luxembourg then for us to be a healthy community we need for you to find a place to use your time, talents and treasures for God’s kingdom.  We also recognize that in any community there are “family chores” that no one really feels a “calling to do” but the community needs have done in order to fulfill its mission. When you find an area you want to know more about please contact the office and I will forward your interest/question on to the relevant ministry leader who will contact you.  Responding does not obligate you to serve, it just helps us to get you the information you need to make a decision. We endeavor to make serving easy and not too time consuming.  Many of the following area of service are once a month.  Some like Children’s ministry are intended to be limited (serving for 1/3 off 2/3 of the time) so you can continue to participate in regular Sunday worship services.  If we all to a little no one feels overburdened!

Ministry areas Role/Frequency Time of service

Nursery – 0 to 4 years Nursery worker / once a month / Sunday morning

Children’s Sunday school

  • Age 4-8 Teacher/helper (indicate preference) / Sunday morning
  • Age 8-12 Teacher/helper (indicate preference) / Sunday morning
  • Age 12-15 Teacher/helper (indicate preference) / Sunday morning
  • Age 15-18 Teacher/helper (indicate preference) /  Sunday morning

Worship Service set up Once a month as available  / Sunday at 09:00

Worship Service clean up Once a month as available  / Sunday at 12:00

Greeters/ushers Once a month as available /  Sunday at 10:10

Coffee table Once a month as available / Sunday at 09:45

Sound Team (as available)  / Once a month as available / Sunday at 09:00

Youth Ministry (Monthly) / Monthly usually on a weekend / Various times

Alpha Class Set up/clean up cooking, etc. /  Wednesday 18:00

Worship team Singer/Instrumentalist  / 1 Saturday a month practice / 2 Sundays a month for worship

Global Outreach Team Team member – monthly  /  Weekday evening.