In the morning the CNEF33. There were just 4 of us in the meeting, two of whom are leaving Bordeaux in the next couple of years. Humph.
On the agenda, our Big Easter Service on Easter Monday Morning, then prospects for the future, finance etc. I shared the news of our International Startup in the city centre and we talked about current dogma in Church Planting and stuff.
there were two jobs that need filling. One we conveniently ignored for the moment - we'll have to tackle that sometime. The other we divided into three. I got one part - liaison with CNEF Central. We'll share out another - travel to Paris for CNEF meetings - and the third part we'll decide as and when it arrives - writing to and liaising with local authorities.
Then off to the city centre to meet up with a friend who owed me some money and who repaid me.
You can't just take the money and waltz off, so we had a coffee together in a café I'd never been to but wanted to try, it's the one where the waiters wear kilts. There we are. Done that. It's OK but noisy because of passing traffic.
Then off to the bank to open an account for the Communauté Chrétienne Internationale de Bordeaux, otherwise known as Bordeaux Church. The lady in the bank was charming, intrigued to meet a protestant pastor, inquisitive about our family finances, and she said that banking for associations is free as long as all they need is a chequebook. Ace!
The big problem with days like this at this time of year is that in the morning you need a sweater and a fleece. At lunchtime you are COOKED! So you end up traipsing round dragging your jacket and wishing you could tie your sweater round your waist like a cricketer.