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
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
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