Christians in Dordogne
Welcome to our Website
We are an enthusiastic group of English speaking Christians who come together once a month to celebrate our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Our main meeting is a monthly evening service of worship, held in Bergerac. It is a ‘Café’ Church with light refreshments offered. We also love to spend as much time as we can as ‘family,’ so our Café Church day starts with a super ‘bring and share’ lunch at the home of one of our members.
‘Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere.’ Psalm 84 v 10
If you are planning a holiday in this beautiful part of South West France, or actually thinking that God is telling you to come and live here, we can promise you some genuine Christian fellowship.
You are welcome to join us for any of our services .
Dates : Every fourth Sunday of the month.
Time : 5pm for tea and cakes, service at 5.30pm
Place : 5 Rue Durou, Bergerac
Next meetings :
Sunday July 24th,
additional summer meeting Sunday August 7th,
Sunday August 28th.
Our website is in the process of being updated, but if you need further information, please contact ;
Ann and Richard Cole 0553735794. From UK 0033553735794
Cafe church is part of Christian Fellowship in Aquitaine
As I write this newsletter I am reminded on Facebook that a year ago today it was 43c here in the Dordogne. Today like many things the weather has changed, only
23c, there is an uncertainty amongst people we know as to the future of expats in Europe, and also of the freedom of the English speaking church which spans Worldwide. We hold on to the certainty of God’s love for us all, and the plan that he has for each and everyone of us.
Last Sunday, 26 June 2016, at Café Church we were pleased to welcome the Deacon Charlotte Sullivan, Chaplaincy of Aquitaine, as our speaker. Some of us have known Charlotte for some years, and it was a pleasure to have her
share with us a message taken from 2 Corinthians 12, the story about Paul’s vision and his thorn.
We had a great time of worship, finishing with communion. Please note our own website is at present being reconstructed, so only has limited information for the time being, but if you would like to listen to Charlotte’s message, you can
access it on www.eel-bergerac.fr !
Thank you to Peter for leading us.
Our next Café Church will be held on Sunday, 24 July, when we welcome one of our members, Ruth Meyer, who will be leading us in a service of Worship and Praise, supported by Glenn.
We invite all who love our Lord Jesus Christ to share together in the taking Communion, in memory of our Lord, and all he gave for us.
Our Fellowship Bring and Share Meal will be held at the home of Ann and Richard Cole. Meeting from 12.30pm, for lunch at 1pm.
If you are attending EEL in the morning and would prefer to go straight there, please let Ann know.
This is a regular event, and we warmly invite you to join with us for some good fellowship, and friendship in Christ, even if this is your first time attending Café
Church, or you are visiting the area on holiday. For further information please contact Ann Cole on firstname.lastname@example.org
We invite you to join with us for the Open Prayer Meeting which will be held at the EEL, Bergerac on Tuesday 19 July, with coffee available from 10.15am, starting at
10.30am. The Lord said, ‘where ever a few gather in my Name, there I will be’. All are welcome.
Please note that the group will not be meeting during August. If you would like to know more, please contact Ann Cole on email@example.com
The Bergerac Fellowship Group meets alternative Fridays, the next
being on the 15 July 2016, 10.30am for coffee, for 11am start. We have a shared lunch afterwards with a great time of fellowship. Everyone can take a turn to lead if they so wish, and those who are able, take it in turns to host. We look forward to you
joining us. The second meeting this month will be on the 29 July, host and leader to be advised. For details of venue and dates please contact Peter Shire
Prayer Network - Thank you from us all to Ruth Meyer, who has agreed to be our co-ordinator for the prayer network. In her words ‘What a privilege we have to intercede for others.
God told Job to pray for his friends and when he did, God blessed him with double he had had before.
We are not out to get for ourselves, but to bring God's blessings on others who need us to stand in the gap for them, and by so doing will receive a blessing.
People ask us to pray because they know we will, so we must pray with Faith Believing that as God hears our prayers it will open doors for Him to touch whoever we pray for’.
These may be prayer requests for yourself, a family member, neighbour, those within our fellowship, the only limitation is that you need to share these needs, however small, however large, everyone is important to our Father God. He hears each and everyone of our prayers, he will comfort us in our sadness, he will uphold us in our difficulties
Please forward your prayer requests to Ruth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mens Breakfast - all welcome but English spoken. The next meeting will be on Saturday, 9 July 2016, 8am till 10am, with What a privilege we have to intercede for
Do you have a word from God you wish to share, or a verse that has really meant a lot to you? I would love to include them in our newsletter. Please send your articles for the newsletter to email@example.com
Eglise Evangelic Libre, Bergerac Sunday service - A warm welcome is extended to English speakers, with translation available via headphones. They meet at 10am, every Sunday morning.
Have you heard of Impact France? They are co-ordinating a Prayer Initiative for the churches across France, and you can be part of that initiative.
Did you know that that France is the number one missionary field in the world today- and this is but one way that you can help the churches across our adopted land.
This is how it works:
1. Impact France choose one church per week in an area where there are the fewest Christians in the country.
2. You click on the link provided to learn about the church and their region and pray for them.
3. You let them know you're praying by signing the petition and even leaving a word of encouragement.
4. At the end of the week, they send the church the petition to let them know how many people have been praying for them along with the words of encouragement.
These churches don't know that we're praying for them - it's a surprise and an unsolicited boost of encouragement and intercession for these congregations and their leaders!
To learn more you can find them on www.impactfrance.org
A Place for Space… Wanting and getting space with the Lord to pray or fast, can be hard to achieve.
'A Place for Space' is being offered by Richard and Ann, on an informal basis, to those wanting a focused, quiet time with the Lord.
No cost; bread and soup lunch if needed; stop overs by arrangement - donations, if any, will given to Cafe Church.
Please contact Richard or Ann via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
FOR YOUR DIARY - 24 September 5th Worship Fest - This year sees a change of venue for this Chaplaincy event, to the Eglise Evangelique Libre in Bergerac.
This is a more central location so hopefully more people will be able to attend. It was brilliant that people from Bordeaux in the west made the journey last year. Besure not to miss it, plenty of notice. As the song goes - Our God is a great big God!
Leadership Team Kay and Glenn Doney Tel: 05 53 50 65 14
Ann and Richard Cole Tel: 05 53 73 57 94
Peter Shire Tel: 05 53 22 74 08
Jo Desaint Tel: 05 47 77 22 13