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What’s new at IPC

February 2024

The Men of the Church are invited to get together at 9:30 Saturday morning, on 24 February, for breakfast at Fox, a food court at Boulevard du Souverain 25 in Watermael Boitsfort (https://www.fox.brussels/en). It’s on tram line #8, between the Tenreuken and Fauconnerie stops. There is also a parking garage, but plenty of on-street parking is available on the Boulevard du Souverain (use your blue disk!) For more information, please speak to Pastor David or Rick Griffiths.

Join us for a Stone Soup luncheon after church this Sunday, February 25. “Stone Soup” is a folk story that emphasizes the value of sharing, and our lunch will be made from shared ingredients. The Fellowship team will provide the normal drinks, bowls, and spoons but everyone will provide the ingredients for the soup. There will be two pots — one meat-based and one vegetarian. Before the service everyone is invited to come to the kitchen with a donation to the soup – already prepared and ready to go into one of the pots – clean and cut vegetables, frozen soup vegetables, soup noodles, etc. Then we will all stay after church to enjoy a wonderful bowl of Stone soup and fellowship. We hope you can participate.

Book study continues Wednesday, 28 February 8:30 p.m. This six-week study will review the encounters of science and religion in the areas of creation, quantum physics, evolution, human nature, and nature in this clearly written survey. Dr. Barbour, a nuclear physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project and a theologian with a degree from Yale Divinity School, received the 1999 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion for his pioneering role in advancing the study of religion and science. A review notes: “In simple, straightforward language, Barbour explores the fascinating topics that illuminate the critical encounter of the spiritual and quantitative dimensions of life.” For this week, read Chapter 2, “Astronomy and Creation.” Kindle copies are available here: https://www.amazon.com/When-Science-Meets-Religion-Strangers-ebook/dp/B00AHC9PZM

Any questions?

Our Life at the IPC

Welcome!

Sunday School, Youth meetings, and Choir are back. Adult education and Women of the Church meetings are resuming

Don’t miss our children’s Sunday School every second and fourth Sunday of the month, children and their teacher leave for Sunday School immediately following the Anthem.

Youth Meetings will be every third Sunday of the month following the Anthem.

Women of the Church meetings are monthly. Watch the website or the Weekend Watch email for details!

We are celebrating our 100th anniversary all year long. Our congregation began with a series of meetings in 1922, ending in the laying of a cornerstone on November 9, 1923, at a church on the Champs de Mars in downtown Brussels. We have a new centennial seal that has been designed to help us celebrate. Several special events are being planned throughout the year. Watch for more details!

Mission of the Month

February 2024

FARMING SUPPORT FOR HOUSEHOLDS
AFFECTED BY COVID-19
IN ZINGA, RWANDA

In Rwanda, the confinements of COVID-19 hit poor families hard, leading them to an intolerably precarious situation. These households used what little they had to survive during this period.
To help these 100 households living in the district of Kirehe, in Rwanda’s Eastern Province, the Brabant Francophone district, in partnership with Solidarité Protestante, has decided to co-finance the “Project to support 100 households most affected by the consequences of COVID-19.” The project is being implemented by the Presbytery of Zinga of the Presbyterian Church in Rwanda (EPR), in line with MDG 1 (Sustainable Development Goal) “No Poverty” and the efforts of government authorities to support populations affected by COVID-19.

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