Bye for now, Cathy!

Catherine Blank, née Findlay attended our worship services regularly during the past twelve years and was almost a “part of the furniture” in the Drop Inn on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as at the Breakfast Fellowship on Saturdays whenever she was in Berlin and feeling well enough.

She had originally belonged to the Apostolic Church in Port Glasgow, Scotland and had met her husband Lothar at a church convention in Wales. Over the years in Germany, however, whilst taking care of their two children, Claudia and Robert, as well as working in the Naafi in Spandau she had gradually lost touch with church life.

When Lothar died in 2006, Cathy considered returning to her roots in Great Britain, but in the end she remained in Berlin. Discovering our little international Methodist congregation helped her and gave her support. Having a group of friends who spoke English, could understand her Scottish accent and sang a lot of the hymns she had known for so many years was something that pleased and comforted her, particularly when she became weaker and her health gradually failed.

Cathy, who was born on September 12th 1937 and died on June 4th 2019 was one of a kind. She was a small lady filled to the brim with generosity, humour, obstinacy and tenacity. We are grateful for all the good times we were able to share with Cathy and commend her now into the loving arms of our merciful God in the assurance that we will meet again in heaven one day.

-- Carolyn Kappauf

Our Pastor

Our pastor, Rev. Carolyn Kappauf retired in 2016 as pastor of the German congregation in Charlottenburg - and started a new mission as our pastor for 1/4 of a position. We are so grateful to have her bringing new energy to the congregation. Welcome Carolyn!

Worship Timing

We begin our worship at 5:15 pm every Sunday evening with songs and choruses of praise. The service usually ends around 6:30 pm, and around 6:45 pm on communion Sundays and special Sundays. We enjoy a time of fellowship over coffee/tea and biscuits after the service. Everyone is welcome!

Drop Inn

The Drop Inn is open Tuesdays & Thursdays from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm.  Drop in for a chat over a cup of tea or coffee!  There is some reading material in English as well. 

Breakfast Fellowship

A time for fellowship and sharing on one of the Saturdays in the month, at 10:30 am in the Drop Inn. (Check Times & Dates)

Bible Study

Bible Study is usually held once a month on Fridays.  (See Times & Dates)

Fellowship Group

Once a month we get together at the home of one of our group members and share quality time together discussing pertinent issues. There are refeshments as well. (See 'Times & Dates')

Prayer Fellowship

We meet as required to pray together! This is a wonderful opportunity to spend some time together in intense, focused prayer - addressing individual as well as community concerns and giving thanks to God for the many blessings we have received, both small and great, seen and unseen.

Our bank details:

IBAN: DE04 3506 0190 1567 0680 10
Bank für Kirche und Diakonie - KD-Bank

Calling all members!

We need volunteers to help keep our mission alive! We would not have a church if it weren't for the hard work of a few people, but we'd prefer it if we had more helpers.

In particular, we need people who are able and willing to help keep the Drop Inn functioning. Jobs that need doing include:

It's a long list, but many hands make light work. Whether you can make a regular commitment or just manage a few hours once in a while, we'd like to hear from you. Speak to Heidi, Andrea or Sylvia (see 'Contact Us') if you think you can help out.

See also:
Times and dates for details of services and other events
Contact us if you want to contact us for more information

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