Dear Cafe Church members, friends and supporters.
Spring is here and Lent is fast moving towards the celebration
of Easter and Christ’s Resurrection
– the world’s
most awesome reason for celebration; the gift of
the Holy Spirit and His promise of salvation!
This season of New Beginnings is also the moment to share
news from the former Cafe Church fellowship, which
has equally been settling into its new beginnings.
The now familiar bi-lingual services on the third Sunday
of every month are being followed by the traditional bring and share
lunch plus a time of fellowship,
led by the speaker of the day. These are proving
to be flexible times of teaching, testimony, shared
journeys, and various aspects of ministry, prayer and
These times together are blessed by being co-led by English
and French members, as well as everyone singing
choruses in English and French. We
have been and will continue to welcome well known and
loved speakers, as well as, new ones drawn from across
France and beyond.
We started the year welcoming the new Chaplain for Aquitaine,
Tony Lomas, who led a lively time of fellowship
- thus setting the bar for the rest of the year!
Amongst those who will be returning will be Derek Cook,
the founder of Cafe Church, and Charlotte Sullivan
- both will undoubtedly be warmly welcomed!
Derek will be preaching on May 21st - it will be a special
occasion, as before and during the Bring and Share lunch and
fellowship, the English speaking community along with the
international membership will be thanking Derek for all that has
been achieved through his obedience to Christ's promptings. We would
love you to join us!
The other Sundays of the month the Eglise Evangélique Libre Service’s
are translated into English via headphones.
New comers continue to arrive via the portal of the website
through which most of the folks found their way
to the fellowship.
With France being the number one destination for global
mission, we are delighted to be reconnected to Glen
and Jessica Shady, who have moved from America with
their three girls and are now they are living and studying
near Paris. Having
being led to and hosted by Cafe Church a couple
of years ago, it is very exciting to see this gifted
couple establishing the France Mission charity and
living in France for the foreseeable future. We were
very excited and greatly blessed by Glen and his eldest
daughter Elizabeth driving 8 hours from Paris to be
with us for the February meeting - it was the best of
early spring surprises!
Glen will be the speaker for the
August service., so if you would like to know more , check
them out on French Christian Ministry
The prayer and fellowship meetings continue as we all learn
more about change following the news that with Pastor
Guy and his wife Cecile will be working in Orthez from
With Him though all things are possible!
Thank you for your prayers and support over the years and
especially throughout these last month’s
– the transition
is well underway and together with our brothers
and sisters in EEL, we are each stepping onto a
new path for HIS GLORY.
Peace and Blessings
Peter, Richard, Jo and Ann
2017 MONTHLY SERVICES and SPEAKERS
23rd April Peter Holmes
21st May Derek Cook
18th June t.b.a.
16th July Robin Nash
20th August Glen Shady
17th September t.b.a.
15th October Charlotte Sullivan
19th November t.b.a.
17th December Carol Service
Eglise Evangelique Libre, 5 rue Durou, Bergerac. www.eel-bergerac.fr