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The IPC Brussels

What’s new at IPC

July 2024

The Rev. Phil Lane will be the guest preacher this Sunday. Phil is the Executive Director of Oasis Belgium, a Christian charity working for the inclusion of all, particularly women and children affected by trafficking and violence. He is also a Baptist minister. He and his wife Rachel have four children. Come to church to welcome Phil to IPC!

Join us at 11:15 this Sunday, at Avenue des Héros 40, 1160 Auderghem.

Save the Date!

20 July:  Women of the Church meet, 10:30.

27 July:  Men of the Church meet for Bible Study, 9:30 at Fox.

1 September:  Creation Sunday, 11:15.

7 September:  EPUB District meeting, 9:30.

8 September:  Welcome Back luncheon, after worship.

21 September:  TBA, possible retreat or vespers service.

22 September:  Car-free Sunday, no worship service.

6 October:  World Communion Sunday.

20 October:  Harvest Festival, after worship.

27 October:  Reformation Day service, followed by a potluck luncheon, 11:15.

24 November:  Thanksgiving luncheon, after worship.

1 December:  Hanging of the Greens service, 11:15.

15 December:  Advent Lessons and Carols, 16:00.

24 December:  Christmas Eve candlelight worship service, 17:00.

Any questions?

Our Life at IPC

Welcome!

We have a full program of Choir, Worship, and Fellowship every Sunday, with special events held throughout the year. There are also a variety of educational and fellowship events every week.

Children’s Sunday School is available as needed —  children and their teacher leave for Sunday School immediately following the Anthem.

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

Men of the Church meet twice a month on Fridays for drinks and snacks, and meet one Saturday a month for breakfast.

We celebrated our 100th anniversary all last year . 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 are excited to begin our second century!

Mission of the Month July and August 2024

Lebanese schools for Syrian refugee children

More than 12 years after the beginning of the war in Syria, over one million refugees are still present in Lebanon: tens of thousands of children are among these refugees, many of whom were born in the numerous camps spread throughout the country. The National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon is helping educate these children, through its Compassion Protestant Society (CPS).

The program operated four refugee centers last year, which included about 350 students and 31 teachers and staff members. In addition to education, these service centers also provide some relief to Syrian families already struggling to put food on the table—CPS centers serve one nutritious meal and a snack daily, and provide primary healthcare services when needed.

For many refugee children, CPS centers became one of a few places where they can “feel normal”—a place where they are safe, accepted and can dream about a brighter future. Arts, sports, and music became part and parcel of the program at the beginning of this academic year. Developing the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social abilities of children is creating new opportunities for kids to discover their hidden talents and gain new skills to carry with them into their future life.

The fact that most of these children are Muslims and that this project is sponsored by a Church also provides a strong testimony of our will to live in peace and in solidarity with each other, regardless of our differences. It is a question not only of contributing to the future of these children but also of building good neighborly relations, since many of the refugees will undoubtedly remain in Lebanon.

These schools depend solely on the financial donations of church members. Contributions have fallen over the past several years, as Lebanon has faced not only the explosion in the port of Beirut but also increased tension along Israel’s border. Educating Syrian refugee children is a real challenge in this context, and your contribution will make a big difference in continuing this vital ministry. 100% of your gift will go directly to supporting these vital schools.

Thank you for your generosity!

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