What’s new at IPC
We will join our host congregation, Notre Dame du Blankedelle, for our annual Advent Lessons and Carols Service this Sunday, 10 December, at 16:00, followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall. There will be no Sunday morning worship this Sunday.
The next meeting of the Women of the Church will take place Saturday, December 16, at the apartment of Linda Tylke on Avenue Louise in Brussels. The meeting will begin at 10:30 am with a light breakfast and fellowship followed by a study of The Reason for God by Timothy Keller. There will be agame exchanging small gifts – 10 euros or less (hopefully edible) – so please bring a small present if you would like to take part. Please let Linda Tylke know if you plan to attend.
Sunday School features Advent crafts for children on December 17. If you have children who would be interested in Sunday School, or if you are willing to help teach, please be in touch with Pastor David or with Nancy Evans.
The Youth Group meets meet the third Sunday of the month. Their next meeting with be Sunday, December 17. For more information, please see David Sanders.
We invite you to join in a four-week Advent study of Will Willimon’s new book, Heaven and Earth: Advent and the Incarnation. Willimon was the Dean of the Chapel at Duke University and a bishop in the United Methodist Church. We’ll meet once a week for four weeks, by Zoom on Tuesday evenings for an hour, starting at 20:30, beginning on November 28 and ending on December 19.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
- 3 December – First Sunday of Advent, with the traditional Hanging of the Greens
- 10 December – Advent Lessons and Carols service with Notre Dame du Blankedelle, at 16:00.
- 24 December – Christmas Eve Candlelight service at 17:00.
Our Life at the IPC
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!
In the Community
Many of you may be familiar with the book sales at Stone Manor held during the summer. Serve the City is now launching a winter book sale in town at the Vineyard Church premises in Auderghem. Bring your donations early, or browse to buy any time. Vineyard Brussels Boulevard du Souverain 220, Auderghem 25 November, 2023 SALE TIMES: 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. DONATIONS: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. NO DVDs OR CDs
The Brussels Choral Society and the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra invite you to a special concert with Johannes Brahms’ greatest choral works, the Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny) and his famous Ein deutsches Requiem, where Brahms focuses on the consolation offered by the Sermon on the Mount rather than the traditional Latin text for the Requiem. “Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
The Brussels concert will also mark the world premiere of Sounds of Baghdad, an evocation of the numerous faces of Baghdad, the origin of the composition of Belgian-Iraqi Qoutayba Neaimi.
Tickets: Saturday 2 December, 20h @Bozar: 45/35/25/15€ and 12€ for <26y (tick “BCS friends” for reduction)
Sunday 3 December, 16h @Sint-Romboutskathedraal Mechelen: 25€ and 15€ for <26y
Mission of the Month
NATIVITAS is a local soup kitchen located in downtown Brussels. The cold winter months are long and hard for the homeless and those in a situation of extreme poverty. Giving them access to a hot healthy meal in a welcoming atmosphere is a good start towards a better life, nourishing both body and soul! Together we can make such a difference!
We are collecting food and financial contributions.
Read more at https://ipcbrussels.org/mission-of-the-month/