Baby Friendly Group
The Baby Friendly group, otherwise known as the TGIF (Thank God it’s Friday) is an informal gathering to support parents of very young babies. International life in our church means a high turnover (and babies grow and parents return to work), so we encourage everyone to jump straight in. We aim to support one another in the weird and wonderful life of parenting, walking faith together.
When: Friday mornings (9:45-11:45-ish, flexible as babies require!), except during school holidays.
Where: Currently in Lyon 69007 at a bakery, Fournil des Girondins, or in someone’s home.
What: Baby-friendly, everyone welcomed, with the understanding that babies may be present and may demand attention and that’s fine!
How: We currently begin with croissants and tea, coffee or chocolate, spend time catching up and sharing life, then do a short bible study, pray and encourage each other. We have a Facebook closed group and a WhatsApp prayer group, to share prayer needs and encouragement during the week. We are now studying Brother John from Taizé’s Reading the Ten Commandments. We also organize ladies’ nights out (open to all) at local restaurants every three months.
The Ladies Group welcomes all women who are available on Thursday afternoons for a time of encouragement, study, and prayer. Our meeting schedule follows the school calendar with breaks during school holidays.
The Men’s Group meets once a week for a brew and study and regularly for projects, pints, praying, pizza, pool and pioneering.
Check out our specific website for dates and locations.
French conversation group
For those who feel they need a place to practice their French, as opposed to formal lessons in a language school, there is the opportunity to meet in a small group on Wednesday mornings between 9.15 and 11 in a café near Place Bellecour, for French conversation in a light-hearted atmosphere. There are two groups, one for beginners and one for more advanced learners.
Atelier d’éveil spirituel – Singing, making music, craft