How can you know if you are saved?

This Generation+ event is about the big and all-important questions in life: What happens after death? Where do I go? Can I know if I am saved? What is the basis of any assurance of salvation? The pastors of the seetal chile, Cédric Brügger and Matthias Altwegg, will be discussing these and other questions in a...

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"Zacchaeus" - an Adonia musical

Adonia concert, 20 April 2024, 20:00 Mehrzweckhalle FahrwangenAdonia brings the extraordinary story of Zacchaeus to the stage as a rousing musical. A gripping story about loneliness and solidarity, the opportunities and limits of prosperity and the longing for peace. You too can be captivated by this biblical story and are cordially invited to this gripping Adonia musical.

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Spring cleaning in the seetal chile

This is what awaits you if you take part in the seetal chile annual clean-up half-day on Saturday morning, 13 April: great company while you work, a bit of fun, valuable conversations and a delicious lunch at the end of the effort. 😊 We will be working from 08:00 to 12:00. You can help out all morning or just for a few hours. We...

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Inspiration day for people 55+

Getting older - believing differently? Exciting impulses on this topic await you at the Inspiration Day of the St. Chrischona Theological Seminary for people over 55, which will take place on 7 May 2024 on Chrischona Mountain. Christel and Ulrich Eggers have been invited as speakers. The choir of the St. Chrischona Theological Seminary will provide musical highlights. The...

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Worship in the evening

In this service, we lift up another wealth of experience from someone in our midst. A challenging and instructive chapter has been added to LH's story in recent months due to cancer. How she experienced God through this will be an important part of her message. During the worship portion, we will pray specifically for healing from illness as well as...

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Small groups specifically

Our small groups start a new round after the spring holidays. The month of March is a pit stop during which you can register for a small group. Our small groups fulfil a dual purpose: to provide a manageable spiritual home within a larger church and to support individuals in their growth as disciples. The name KGk...

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Stubete with carol singing

With the Oldies Singers, seetal chile has found a band that wants to cultivate old church songs. On 10 March, the five band members are organising a "Stubete" in the plenum of the seetal chile youth centre, to which everyone is cordially invited. Together with the audience, they will perform the older church classics on this afternoon.

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Worship in the evening

In this service we will experience impressively how the deep realisation of forgiveness opens up new dimensions of freedom. The content of this event can change your life! Forgiveness - a central concept in the Christian faith. In her testimony, TZ shares with us the fundamental change in her life (of faith) when, after more than 40 years as a Christian, she finally...

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Getting to know each other

The get-to-know-you morning is an event that should fulfil two tasks: For people who are still undecided, it should provide a basis for a good decision, and for people who have already decided to join seetal chile, the event should help them to find their way into the church. In order for this to happen, we as a church leadership and staff team are...

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Leaps of joy for your brain

At this Generation+ afternoon, Eveline Lieberherr, certified memory trainer SVGT, will explain to us how we can help our brains to jump for joy. The event will not only be good for our brains, but also for our hearts and stomachs. Have you already exercised your memory or your brain today? Perhaps you're now wondering whether it's still possible...

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A thank you to you

The seetal chile lives from your commitment - be it in prayer, in financing, in cooperation or simply in your benevolent participation. Decisive things happen behind the scenes. At the thank-you party on 17 February, we as the church leadership want to make the hidden visible, express our heartfelt thanks, rejoice in what has happened and treat you to a dinner and cheerful entertainment....

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Small group concrete - Shepherds wanted

"Follow me!" is the theme of the seetal chile for 2024. The vessels in which discipleship is to become concrete are our small groups. That is why we are focussing on them and calling them KGK (small group concrete). How can concrete discipleship happen in a small group? We believe that shepherds have a decisive role to play in this....

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Alliance events 2024

The co-operation of the churches in the Aargau Seetal is important to us. That is why we regularly cultivate these neighbourly relationships in January during the National Alliance Prayer Week. This year, our get-together consists of two events on the topic "God invites - Vision for Mission": Thursday, 18 January at 19:30 (aperitif from 19:00): Prayer evening at the "Praise'n'Pray" of the Reformed Church...

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Holiday week in South Tyrol 60+

Together with the tour operator Surprise and two of our Viva Kirchen neighbours (Beinwil am See and Reinach), we are organising an attractive 60+ holiday week in beautiful South Tyrol from 15.09.2024 - 21.09.2024. Various activities are offered on individual days. Everyone chooses what suits their physical needs to enjoy a relaxing holiday. Hikers, bikers, connoisseurs etc....

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Getting to know each other

The get-to-know-you morning is an event that should fulfil two tasks: For people who are still undecided, it should provide a basis for a good decision, and for people who have already decided to join seetal chile, the event should help them to find their way into the church. In order for this to happen, we as a church leadership and staff team are...

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Christmas party - It's knocking on the door

Let's celebrate Christmas together. It is the festival on which we remember that God came into the world in the person of Jesus Christ. Various doors were opened at that time. Many, but not all, were opened. Through theatre scenes and songs, played and sung by the children from the Kigo, as well as through a...

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Welcome home in Advent 2023

During Advent, you have the opportunity to network within our church in a slightly different way, meet new people and deepen existing contacts. Register as a host for a day that is still free and be curious to see who will visit you as a guest - or register as a guest for an existing offer...

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Advent celebration Generation+

We are very much looking forward to celebrating Advent with you! The Advent celebration for the Generation+ begins at 12:00 noon with a delicious lunch. Fritz Stalder (former pastor in Seon) will organise the contemplative part with a Christmas story and in-depth thoughts. In between, we will sing some of the classic Christmas carols accompanied by a pianist. All this should...

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Situation of Christians in Ukraine and Eastern Europe

What is the actual situation of Christians in Ukraine in particular and in Eastern Europe in general? This question will be answered on this evening at the centre of the seetal chile. We will be offering an aperitif from 7.30 pm, which will provide an opportunity for informal dialogue. The Aargauer Seetal Alliance is organising an event in connection with...

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Worship in the evening

In the next "simply and movingly" service in the evening, we will deal with the topic of child abuse experienced in a Christian family. Despite the many sad experiences, the person concerned testifies: With Jesus, everything is possible. In a conversation, we gain an insight into J.R.'s dark childhood experiences and the effects on his later life.

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Generation+ on a Negev desert walk

Franz Meier reports with pictures about his desert hiking week in the Negev (Israel) in December 2022, covering 15 to 20 kilometres a day and sleeping in tents at zero degrees Celsius. The goal was to climb Mount Har Karkom. It is believed that this is the mountain where Moses received the tablets of the law. Afterwards, Franz...

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Worship in the evening

The motto of this evening service is also "simple and moving". You are cordially invited to make a personal contribution! Instead of one person telling a lot, many people should have the opportunity to share a short testimony on this occasion. Have you recently had an encouraging or a difficult experience with God?

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Getting to know each other

The get-to-know-you morning is an event that should fulfil two tasks: For people who are still undecided, it should provide a basis for a good decision, and for people who have already decided to join seetal chile, the event should help them to find their way into the church. In order for this to happen, we as a church leadership and staff team are...

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Excursion on and along the Rhine

Together we set off on a wonderful journey. We travel by car to Schaffhausen. At the quay we board a boat that takes us through impressive landscapes to Stein am Rhein. There we marvel at the well-preserved medieval town and then find ourselves in the Viva church there, where Markus Inäbnit (our...

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Generation+ with Tabea Inäbnit

Topic: Stumbling through life by God's hand Before Tabea moved out into the wide world, she was a pastor in seetal chile for ten years until 2017. Now she works as a pastor at EGW Konolfingen in Emmental. To refresh the relationship between her and the seetal chile a bit, we invited her. She...

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A little trip around the world

As part of the next Abentüür Gebäts on 6 June, we will go on a little trip around the world together: It will lead from Switzerland to Turkey, Bulgaria, Kurdistan and Central Asia. We want to dedicate this evening entirely to our friends in the field (FiA) and their neighbours. We will learn many interesting things about their current situation in the country, about...

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We baptise in open water

We will baptise in the Aabach on 28 May 2023 at 13:00. One person who wants to express their attachment to Jesus Christ has already registered. Further candidates for baptism are very welcome. Baptism is an expression of the desire to live one's life completely in trust in Jesus Christ. If you want this and...

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The police - your friend and helper

At this Generation+ event (60+) you will get an insight into the daily work of a police officer who is part of our seetal chile community. What does a police officer do? What are his specific and general experiences? How does he deal with the darker sides of our society? What advice does he consider relevant to Generation+? Also you...

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Inspiration day for people 55+

Glimmers of hope in the darkness - exciting impulses on this topic await you at the Inspiration Day of the St. Chrischona Theological Seminary for people 55+. It will take place on 2 May 2023 on Chrischona Mountain. Experience the successful Christian author and lecturer Dr. Debora Sommer, meet old and new friends, meet the tsc with its students...

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Spring cleaning in the seetal chile

This is what you can expect if you join the seetal chile's annual cleaning day on Saturday morning, 15 April: great fellowship while working, a bit of fun, valuable conversations and a fine lunch at the end of the exertions. We will work from 08:00 to 12:00. You can help out all morning or just for a few hours. We...

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Getting to know each other

The get-to-know-each-other evening is an event that should fulfil two tasks: For people who are still undecided, this should provide a basis for a good decision, and for people who have already decided to join seetal chile, the event should help them to better find their way into the congregation. In order for this to happen, we as the congregation leadership and staff are...

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Worship in the evening

In the next "simply and poignantly" service in the evening we will deal - in the Passion season - with the theme of suffering based on the life story of Andreas Hardmeier. How such a stressful situation is experienced by the spouse, we learn from his wife Ruth. In conversation with the Hardmeier couple, we learn how they deal with an unspeakable...

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"Filius - The Son" - a musical

In time for Easter, we will enjoy a musical with vividly staged Bible texts and powerful songs about the Son of God. The play will be performed by Schauspiel GmbH under the direction of Beat Müller. The musical is a lively production of central Bible passages that describe the nature and character of God's Son. The red...

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New small group round

After the spring break, our small groups start a new round. Before that, there will be a pit stop where you have the opportunity to join a small group. The purpose of our small groups is twofold: to provide a manageable spiritual home within a larger church and to support individuals in their growth in discipleship. If you would like to be part...

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Worship in the evening

We celebrate the second "plain and simple" service in the evening. Once again it is about "lifting treasures" and getting a personal insight into God's work in a life. On 26 February, Cédric Brügger tells how he deals with identity that is felt to be in conflict. Despite all doubts, he experiences that he is a beloved son of God,...

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Discussion evening Gässli 6

After the application of our neighbour D.H. from Gässli 6 for a new boundary line was postponed at our last community meeting, there will be a new edition on this matter at the next AGM on 2 March. In order to give every parishioner a good basis for their own opinion, we are organising a question and discussion evening with the persons concerned....

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Worship in the evening

The time has come: we are celebrating the first "plain and simple" evening service. Simple and moving because these services are less elaborately produced (e.g. without livestream), but all the more personal. On 22 January Chrigi and Miri L. will tell how they experienced God in their marriage even in difficult times. Their testimony is very...

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Film Afternoon Generation+

"The Chosen" - this is the name of the latest, excellent film adaptation of Jesus' life on this earth, adapted to the culture of the time. At the moment, the third season of this series is being filmed. The films have been dubbed into German. On 16 February, we will watch an episode from this epoch-making work together on the big screen in the seetal chile....

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A thank you to you

The seetal chile lives from your commitment - be it in prayer, in financing, in cooperation or simply in benevolent participation. Decisive things happen in secret. At the thanksgiving party on 18 February, we as the church leadership want to make the hidden things visible, thank you warmly, rejoice in what has happened and present you with a dinner and a cheerful conversation....

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Prayer for the Winter Camp

Currently, about 70 people are experiencing the winter camp in Lenzerheide with great expectations. You have the opportunity to become an important part of it by praying for the camp. The leadership team will send out prayer information by email every evening. You can sign up for this prayer email right now!

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Getting to know each other

The get-to-know-you morning is an event that should fulfil two tasks: For people who are still undecided, it should provide a basis for a good decision, and for people who have already decided to join seetal chile, the event should help them to find their way into the church. In order for this to happen, we as a church leadership and staff team are...

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Together with our neighbours

Looking over our own fence again is fun and broadens our horizons. We are promoting this by organising three events with our neighbouring churches from 10 - 15 January 2023. The theme of the whole week is "Joy - that my joy may fill you completely". We offer the following events: Tuesday, 10 January 20:00:...

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New Year Service 2023

The new year 2023 starts on a Sunday. So that everyone is fit and well rested after New Year's Eve, we start our New Year's service at 5:00 pm. The same applies to the children's offerings. Our first service of the new year is meant to exude courage, hope and confidence. This is done through an encouraging sermon, heartfelt worship, a communion...

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High-ranking visitor

At Christmas we celebrate God's visit to man. So it is not man who has to work his way up to God, but God sets out and comes to us in the person of Jesus. With different scenes, played by children and adults, this important message will be illustrated in an impressive way. To this creative and profound Christmas celebration...

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Advent celebration with lunch and alphorn

We are very excited to celebrate Advent with you! The Advent celebration for Generation+ begins at 12:00 with a delicious lunch. The contemplative part that follows includes a story, a devotion and, in between, soothing musical sounds that Lisa Stoll will skillfully elicit from her alphorn. We are invited to sing along with the well-known Christmas carols. All this...

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Discover D'Bible

The offer "Discover the Bible" is just right for people who want to dive deeper into the Bible. The first discovery will be that this is a totally worthwhile investment! ? Next month the group, led by Daniele Tartoni, will start with a new book, Ephesians. This is a very good moment...

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Persecution and hope

Nigerian Christians in the face of Islamist terrorism and persecution This event will take place in the Reformed Kirchgemeindehaus in Seon. We will already meet at 7:30 pm for an aperitif. You are cordially invited! Nigeria is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a Christian today. Islamic terrorism, which is carried out by terrorist organisations such as Boko Haram and...

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Run for Jesus - my Challenge for Compassion

Report by Daniel Rubsch-King Link: Run for Jesus | TOGETHER - Compassion Switzerland Fundraising My fundraising project "Run for Jesus" is aimed at all those who want to support those in need in these difficult times in the spirit of the core message of Jesus Christ: Love your neighbour as yourself. My goal is to raise CHF 1,000 in donations and to...

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Viva Church Experience Day

As seetal chile have the privilege of hosting at the first national Viva Church Experience Day entitled "Host - Table Fellowship". This day will include an inspiring worship service, a tasty barbecue lunch and guided table discussions on the theme. The event will be broadcast to various locations across the country where Viva Churches meet. In May,...

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Life in freedom

The path to freedom remains a lifelong task. The course "Living in Freedom" has the potential to initiate or advance a healing process in your life. On four evenings and one Saturday you will get the opportunity to start becoming aware of things and to address them. The course gives you the opportunity to release pent-up, repressed...

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Journey to the Jura to the Anabaptists

On 25 August, we will go on a journey to the Jura, which is very interesting in terms of landscape and church history. The trip is organised by the Generation+ team, and everyone is invited. On the Thursday in question we will board the car at 11:45 am, which will be waiting at the seetal chile car park. Soon we set off and travel in a pleasant...

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Getting to know each other

The get-to-know-you morning is an event that should fulfil two tasks: For people who are still undecided, it should provide a basis for a good decision, and for people who have already decided to join seetal chile, the event should help them to find their way into the church. In order for this to happen, we as a church leadership and staff team are...

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Photo reportage from Lake Hallwil

Since Brigitte and Hanspeter Stutz moved to Boniswil in 1986, they have been walking around Lake Hallwil once a month. Since one of their hobbies is photography, they have taken many impressive photos of Lake Hallwil over the years, which have also been published in an illustrated book. They will be presenting some of them to us on 16 June at our...

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Baptism on 12 June 2022

On 12 June 2022 we will again baptise in open water. Two people have already registered. If you want to live your life in faith in Jesus Christ and have not yet experienced a baptism of faith, you are cordially invited to be baptised as well. The registration of two children for a baptism gave us the occasion to...

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Livestream from Bad Schussenried

This Sunday we will not celebrate a service in Seon, but one in Bad Schussenried at the church weekend on the theme of "heavenly". Since the event will be livestreamed, you can join in and be part of it. The livestream will start unusually at 11:00 a.m. - and also in an unusual technical quality. For the sake of simplicity, we will be using a camera to...

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Getting to know each other

The get-to-know-you morning is an event that should fulfil two tasks: For people who are still undecided, this should provide a basis for a good decision, and for people who have already decided to join seetal chile, the event should help them to better find their way into the congregation. In order for this to happen, we as church leadership and...

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A little trip around the world

As part of the next Abentüür Building on 26 April, we will go on a little trip around the world together: It will take us from the OM Office Switzerland via Turkey and Bulgaria to Central Asia! We want to dedicate this evening entirely to our friends in the field (FiA) and their neighbours. We will learn many interesting things about their current situation in...

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The long shadow of the past

For the next event of the Generation+ we could win Karl Albietz. He will take us into an exciting pastoral topic. "The Long Shadow of the Past" takes us into the last hours of Moses (Deut. 34:1-7). It is interesting to see the connection between Moses' "fall into sin" in Exodus 20:2-12 and his "fall" only a few kilometres...

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Spring cleaning in the seetal chile

This is what you could expect if you join the seetal chile's annual cleaning day on Saturday morning, 23 April 2022: great fellowship while working, a bit of fun, valuable conversations and a fine lunch at the end of the exertions. 😊 We will work from 08:00 to 12:00. You can work the whole morning or just a few hours....

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Together for refugees from Ukraine

The images of fleeing people in the media speak volumes about the plight of those affected. Do you wonder where all these people will be accommodated? Do you have a possibility and can you imagine offering refugees a temporary home? At the moment, the situation in Switzerland is relatively relaxed compared to neighbouring countries in Ukraine....

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Small Groups and Just People Course

After the spring break, our small groups start a new round. Before that, there will be a pit stop where you have the opportunity to join a small group. On the first seven evenings after the new formation, we will run the course "Just People" in the small groups, which is about Christian responsibility in this world and a just...

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Parking on Sunday morning

There are few churches that have as many parking spaces as we do. Still, there is the challenge of getting one on Sunday morning. Our neighbours do not like to see our cars parked on the sides of the road or even on the street. In an emergency scenario, this would hinder a rescue by ambulance or fire brigade. The following alternatives are...

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Lecture on Israel

Doron Schneider will speak on the topic "Fulfilled prophecies in modern Israel and our task as Christians". This important and interesting event will take place in the Kirchgemeindehaus in Dürrenäsch. The 2G rule applies in the hall, but there will be a transfer to the certificate-free UG. So you will definitely find a place! On the occasion of this event, which is organised by the...

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Armenia - a country in need

A Generation+ event* with Stephan Schneider. Armenia still suffers greatly from the consequences of the collapse of the Soviet Union. The devastating earthquake of 1988, the ongoing conflict and the recently reignited war with neighbouring Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, as well as the strained relationship with Turkey, weigh heavily on the Armenian people. That is why Armenia belongs...

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Alliance Service 2022

On the theme "We love Sunday", we will celebrate an Alliance service together on 16 January 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in various churches in the Aargauer Seetal. The joint service will mark the end of our Alliance Week, which has the motto "Sabbath - living according to God's rhythm". Frédéric Légeret will preach the sermon and a worship group from the seetal chile...

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Getting to know each other

The Getting to Know You Morning on 22 January 2022 at 09:00 is an event that is intended to fulfil two tasks: For people who are still undecided, this should provide a basis for a good decision, and for people who have already decided to join the seetal chile, the event should help them to better find their way into the community. For this to happen...

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Mission impossible?

The current situation with the Covid regulations of the Federal Council is quite challenging for us as church leadership. How a mission impossible can become a mission possible. At the moment, our Sunday service is a certified service in the centre. People appreciate the fact that they can come without any restrictions....

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Christmas parcels" campaign

Every year, tens of thousands of people from Switzerland give needy people in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe a Christmas parcel. For them, a parcel is a great gift that will be remembered for a long time. The recipients are deeply touched by the fact that someone has thought of them and put together a Christmas parcel with valuable and useful items. Many families can...

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Discover D'Bible

The offer "Discover the Bible" is just right for people who want to dive deeper into the Bible. The first discovery will be that this is a totally worthwhile investment! ? Next month the group, led by Daniele Tartoni, will start with a new book, Philippians. This is a very good moment...

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Fascination Alps

Filmmaker Kurt Baltensperger presents his latest work at the Generation+ event on 21 October. No one has to stay at home for this event, because no Covid certificate is needed! From the film description:The Alps, a gift to our homeland. Somehow the beauty and wildness of these habitats fascinate everyone. The viewers experience the Alps in the change of...

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Services in the seetal chile

We are happy to have the opportunity to worship, even though the regulations of the Federal Council affect us sensitively. In addition to listening to God and worshipping, it is very important to us that we as seetal chile can maintain unity between people with different beliefs and understandings. For the time being, we will hold our service at two different...

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Community forum "two services

The new regulations have put a stop to a physical meeting. Therefore, we will now meet for a Zoom meeting on 20 September at 20:00. The church leadership is keen to talk about this issue with as many people from seetal chile as possible - especially the staff. This spring we made...

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Getting to know each other

The Get-to-know-you morning on 11 September 2021 at 09:00 is an event that is intended to fulfil two tasks: For people who are still undecided, this should provide a basis for a good decision, and for people who have already decided to join the seetal chile, the event should help them to better find their way into the community. For this to happen...

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Trip to Lake Constance

Our Generation+ team is organising a half-day trip to the Swiss Cider and Distillery Museum in Arbon on Lake Constance on 26 August 2021. Even if you don't belong to the Generation+ yet, you are cordially invited! We will take part in an interesting, interactive and informative journey of discovery through the world of fruit and its utilisation. More info on the...

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Being a Christian

Recently someone from the seetal chile drew my attention to the following text by Maria Hüsing: To be familiar with sorrow, but to live without bitterness To doubt oneself, but not to despair To feel God's hiddenness painfully and yet to believe hopefully To know one's own guilt and yet to stand in grace To lack some things and yet to have everything...

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The main thing is to be healthy!

On 13 June, the next seetal chile Talk will take place during the 7 p.m. service on the topical and explosive subject of "The main thing is to be healthy! The discussion partner is a man who is very familiar with illness, health and death, namely the oncologist Andreas Jakob. Is it really the main thing that we are healthy? Why do we experience so little healing, even though the...

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Baptism in open water

Next Sunday, 27 June at 13:30, we will have a big baptism celebration at Hübelholz. It is a privilege that 11 people will be baptised in the Aabach, so why not be part of this celebration? You can park at the indoor swimming pool, in Oholten or at the Catholic church and then walk within a few minutes to the...

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The Marriage Course

Seven date nights for your relationship - that's the slogan for familylife's marriage course. This course offers couples the opportunity to invest in their relationship over seven evenings in a romantic setting. A delicious dessert is served each evening. Exciting presentations provide impulses for everyday life and suggestions for conversation as a married couple....

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Our co-pastor

We are happy to announce that we will have a new co-pastor from summer 2021, who will be responsible for youth work and adult ministry. Cédric Brügger (29) applied in response to our advertisement. During the process of getting to know each other and applying, we came to the mutual conviction that Cédric would be a very good fit for us at seetal chile. Before...

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God loves you unconditionally!

We are already a third of a year into the theme of "metamorphosis". Suddenly the thought spread through me that the claim of the transformation of our being could also exert pressure. Do we have to become more like Jesus in order to please Him? The answer, expressed in images of the annual theme, is: God loves a larva and a caterpillar just as much as...

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Getting to know each other

The get-to-know-you evening on 7 May 2021 at 7:30 pm is an event that is intended to fulfil two tasks: For people who are still undecided, this should provide a basis for a good decision, and for people who have already decided to join seetal chile, the event should help them to find their way better into the community. For this to happen...

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Senior Citizens' Day 2021 in Seon

On 4 May 2021, we will be broadcasting the St. Chrischona Theological Seminary Seniors' Day at seetal chile. The livestream will start at 2:30 pm. So that we are ready for the start, we will already meet at 2:15 pm. Topic: "When the Unexpected Upsets Our Lives" Again and again people in life are caught off guard by unexpected events. An accident,...

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How does leadership work?

How do you run a church like seetal chile is? How much democracy is needed? How much power does the church leadership have to act? What does the Bible say about these questions? Let us say this much in advance: The Bible says very little about the decision-making processes in a church. When I read the Pastoral Epistles (Timothy and Titus) and Acts 20...

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Personal metamorphosis project

Tackling a personal metamorphosis project (PMP) together with others in an inspiring setting and under competent guidance - could that be something for you? Reni Wick was able to gather a lot of experience at a pastoral care centre and would like to start such a group. It could be a discussion group that meets on a regular basis....

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Acting out of faith

With the theme of the transformation of our being, the metamorphosis, the exciting question arises: what does God do and what must man do. "Be transformed in your being!" This is a passive voice with the imperative mode. The imperative shows us that we are to strive for transformation, knowing that we...

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Create living space

"The church is a living space that encourages committed relationships with Jesus Christ and each other." This is the first value in the mission statement of seetal chile. In the online AGM of 25 February 2021, a project planning loan of Fr. 20,000 to create more living space was clearly approved. The idea behind this wish is that we can also live in...

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Small groups to promote metamorphosis

Every spring, our small groups make a pit stop. This gives each group the opportunity to take stock of where they are and to decide whether they want to continue in the same way or whether interventions are needed. At the same time, new people can easily join at this stop. In the spirit of our annual theme, the small groups should focus even more on the...

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We do not live towards dying, but die towards life

Meanwhile, we are already in the middle of the new theme for the year. I am fascinated by the idea of metamorphosis, the transformation of our being into Jesus-likeness. I myself was somewhat surprised by the discovery that this does not just happen smoothly, but comes at a high price, namely our lives. The new life is not simply grafted on,...

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Metamorphosis

The annual motto for 2021 is: "Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful" (Luke 6:36). The standard for our mercy should therefore be the mercy of the Father. And God, our Father, is enormously merciful (e.g. Psalm 103:8). An excessive demand!? Of course, if I look at my modest possibilities. Of course not, if I look at God's possibilities....

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We, in the midst of Corona....

For more than seven months now, we have been challenged to find the right protection concept for us as a church. In the process, we are making interesting experiences. After each decision, there are individual people who struggle. Some don't want to register, others scoff at the mask requirement. Some are very afraid themselves, others talk about the fact that we as...

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Information about our worship service

As of 03 November 2020 Corona measures will apply from 29 October. We will face these and try to use the remaining free space constructively and creatively. Worship services, kigo, crèche and bistro We are happy to be able to continue to hold worship services with visitors - even if, in addition to the staff, there may only be 50. In order to...

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On the phenomenon of "post-mortem torture

During the time when we were producing online services in the studio, various people - including me - left the studio grumbling. If only I had worded that passage a little better! If only I had been a little freer! Why have I forgotten this thought? After everything was in the can, I would have liked to have done it better. Exactly at that time...

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Through falls to humility

Since I will be having shoulder surgery tomorrow and will then be "writing handicapped", I am already getting to work on the preface. This operation is the result of a fall with my bike on the Rigi. In my last sermon I mentioned the following biblical passage: "Before the fall a man's heart is proud; and before...

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Getting to know each other

The Get-to-know-you morning on 12 September at 9:00 a.m. is an event that is intended to fulfil two tasks: For people who are still undecided, this is to provide a basis for a good decision, and for people who have already decided to join seetal chile, the event is to help them find their way better into the community. In order for this to happen,...

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Abentüür Gebät

Praying together is a joy and has great power. We believe that praying together must be the basis of all our work in seetal chile. Therefore we are very happy about every single person who supports us in prayer and takes part in the "Abentüür Gebät" on 18 August at 20:00. "Abentüür Gebät" is the name...

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Men's Event at the Sandstone Caves

Networking, active recreation, fellowship and a cosy evening among men. All this awaits you on Saturday, 29 August 2020. We will meet at 18:00 in the seetal chile to start our next men's event. First, we will march to the sandstone caves in Gränichen (approx. 1.5 hours) and then spend a cosy evening in...

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Reconciled with God

Humans are made for healthy relationships. While every pack of cigarettes warns that smoking threatens life, it is less well known that loneliness increases the likelihood of premature death by 42%, a researcher writes. Loneliness is toxic. It is less about whether you are single or in a partnership. It's about the...

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Live streaming - are you there?

With our online services, people could participate in our services who would not have been there in the presence service. On the one hand, these are senior citizens and on the other hand people who want to get to know seetal chile anonymously. In addition, we assume that even after the lockdown has been opened, many people will stay in touch with us for a long time.

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See crises as opportunities

In the welcome to the first online service on 15 March 2020, a statement of mine included two points: We do not want to act out of fear and we want to see the crisis as an opportunity. After eight online services, 24 episodes of the iconic children's theatre "Die krassen 4", some glow streams, a few online impulses and...

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