International Club of Berne


  • Saturday, 12th December 2020 at TBD
  • Thursday, 24th December 2020 at TBD
  • Friday, 25th December 2020 at TBD

Location: online

This event is in the past.

In the Christmas spirit, join online services and enjoy the music and the spirituality.

Saturday 12 December Online Carol Singing

Thursday 24 December Christmas Eve

Friday 25 December Christmas services

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Graham wrote
at 6:12am on Thursday, 24th December 2020
Dieses Jahr ist das schönste Geschenk von allen, dass es uns gut geht und wir gesund sind. Deshalb ist Ihre Gesundheit auch unsere persönliche Herzensangelegenheit. Damit Sie sich vor allem an Weihnachten um das kümmern können, worauf es im Leben wirklich ankommt: eine unbeschwerte Zeit mit der Familie und Ihren Liebsten zu verbringen.

DocMorris wünscht Ihnen und allen Ihren Angehörigen ein frohes und unvergessliches Fest.

Bleiben Sie gesund!
Graham wrote
at 6:09am on Thursday, 24th December 2020
Get fit and be healthy - a great youtube video (2'40 minutes)

It is actually an ad from a pharma company

German pharmaceuticals company DocMorris has unveiled a tearjerking Christmas advert which tells the story of an elderly man's bond with his granddaughter.

Hailed as the 'best Christmas advert' of the season, the two-minute clip sees the man embark on a solo fitness quest in the run-up to the holidays, lifting dumbbells in his shed.

With much perseverance, he keeps trying each day until he eventually succeeds, becoming stronger and lifting heavier weights.

At the end of the clip we see why he was training: so he was strong enough to lift his granddaughter up to put the star on top of the Christmas tree.

The ad finishes with a German slogan which reads: 'So that you can take care of what really matters in life'.

The description, which was written in German, translates as: "This year, the best Christmas gift is that we all stay fit and healthy. That's why, your health is our personal matter."

At first, the elderly man struggles to lift the weights, confusing inquisitive neighbours who wonder what he is up to. Determined to never give up, we then see the man reach for a photograph of his young granddaughter, which he uses as motivation.
Graham wrote
at 6:03am on Thursday, 24th December 2020
You are warmly invited to our ZOOM Christmas Carol Service, this coming Sunday, 20th December at 17h30. This year we will join with two other churches, St. Peter’s Chateau d’Oex, & Neuchatel English Church, as we “hear again the message of the angels”. Our carols will be led by the All Saints Virtual Choir; our Christmas Bible readings will be shared live by members of our three churches; and we will have three short recorded interviews on the theme of “What Christmas Means to Me.” Please do pass on this invitation to friends and family.

These are services of Anglican churches.
In order to join this service you will NEED to register. This will take you a few minutes but will ensure that everything will be secure and in good order for this special event. To register, please click email the Church Administrator ( The link provided will take you to a page where you will be asked to provide your name and email address. You will then be sent an email with a link to the service. Please be assured that All Saints will treat this information in accordance with GDPR regulations.

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Chat Groups

By Graham on 10th January

Here is the list of WhatsApp groups as printed in the January-February Newsletter
General Groups

TGIF (Thank Goodness It’s Friday)
    8 Jan at Schwellenmatteli
    5 Feb at Restaurant Da Vinci
General conversation and support                   

Discussion about corona, etc 
   Monday, 18 Jan – Current news

Discussion on communicating, health, etc ;  
   Monday, 15 Feb – Valentine’s Day

Discussion on global problems
   Monday, 4 Jan – Resolutions
   Monday, 1 Mar – Global warming

Discussion on politics and economics  ; Monday, 1 Feb – A new US

Language Cafés

Parla Italiano
   Tuesdays, 26 Jan and 23 Feb
Café Français    
   Wednesdays, 13 Jan and 10 Feb

English TeaTime         ;  
   Thursdays, 21 Jan and 18 Feb

German Conversation                  
   Thursdays, 28 Jan and 25 Feb

Café Español  
   Thursdays, 7 Jan and 4 Feb






   9 or 23 Jan – Lake Thun area
   6 Feb – Hike+BBQ
Walk & Talk       
   17 Jan –  Galeries in the Old Town
   31 Jan –  Aare walk or museums
     7 Feb – City East Hills
   21 Feb – Gardens walk
Rackets (tennis, badminton, squash)
   27 Dec and 7 Feb


Winter Sports
   2 or 23 Jan –  Snowshoeing Gantrisch
   3 or 10 Jan –  Schwarzsee
   24 Jan – Skating, KaWeDe
   14 Feb – Skating, Weyermannshaus
   28 Feb – Skiing

Special Interest Groups

Movies and videos     

Museums, Art and Nature  ; / Events

Musical Culture

Book Readers
   6 Jan, Haweswater, 18:00
   24 Feb, Jphn le Carré 18:00
   Also:   short stories and sci-fi and crime

Life-Long Learning   (we also have math and I.T. chats)

Gardening (see Walk & Talk events)   


Wine & Dine and Zoom Parties
   Friday, 15 Jan – Cooking with Carla
   Friday, 29 Jan – Whisky Tasting
   Friday, 19 Feb – Masked Party

Handcrafts, painting, etc


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