WHO ARE WE?
We are an Assemblies of God of France community of evangelical Christians. We believe in the Bible and its central message, that God loves man in his sinful, lost condition. This love God has shown to us, sending His Son Jesus Christ for our forgiveness and salvation.
The Gospel changed our lives dramatically from the moment we believed. Its Blessed Hope includes resurrection into the eternal kingdom of God. In the meantime, it also assures us of Christ’s everyday presence in the lives of believers, who can thus turn to Him in their times of trial and remain grateful for the blessings He freely bestows upon them.
This is the good news which we want to share today with our fellow-creatures, and that is why we hold weekly meetings to which everyone is welcome.
We also have a Sunday school and young people’s meetings. Seniors are not forgotten since monthly meetings are also organised for them.
We also organise charitable actions to help the down-and-outs. Our aim is above all to testify of God’s mercy in the lives of all who trust in Him.
We have good relations with other evangelical Protestant communities within an Association of Evangelical Protestant Churches called APEA which operates in Greater Annecy and organises various events every year.
FUNDAMENTAL TRUTHS – ASSEMBLIES OF GOD OF FRANCE
1. The Scriptures are the inspired Word of God, the infallible rule of faith and conduct of the church as a whole and of every Christian in particular (John 17/17; 2 Timothy 3/15-16; 2 Peter 1/21)
2. The unity of the one true and living God, who is the eternally self-existent I Am, revealed as one in three Persons. (Exodus 3/14; Deuteronomy 6/4; Matthew 28/19; Mark 12/29; John 8/58; Acts 5/3-4)
3. The Fall of Man, who was created pure and innocent, but fell into sin by voluntary transgression. (Genesis 1/26-31, 3/17; Romans 5/12-21)
4. Salvation in Jesus Christ, who died for our sins, was buried and rose again. Through his death and bodily sacrifice we have “redemption, the forgiveness of sins”. (Romans 3/19-27; Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14)
5. Baptism by immersion, enjoined on those who have repented of their sins and have received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour (Matthew 28/19; Mark 16/16; Acts 10/17-48)
6. Sanctity of life (in thought, speech, behaviour and dress) in obedience to the divine command “be holy as I am holy”. (1 Peter 1/15-16; 1 Thessalonians 5/23; Hebrews 12/14; 1John 2/6)
7. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit, with the initial scriptural evidence of speaking in tongues. (Acts 2/4-8; 10/44-46, 19/6.)
8. Divine healing, provided for in the atonement. (Isaiah 53/4-5; Matthew 8/16-17; Mark 16/16; Jacques 5/14)
9. The Lord’s Supper or communion under both species, of which all believers are to partake until the Lord comes. (Luke 22/14-20; 1 Corinthians 11/23-24)
10. The premillennial second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, as the blessed hope set before all believers. (Acts 1/11; 1 Corinthians 15/20-24, 51-57, 1 Thessalonians 4/13-17)
11. The eternal punishment of those who have ignored or rejected the offer of salvation provided in the Gospel. (Matthew 25/46; Romans 2/12-16; Apocalypse 14/11, 20/10-15, 21/8)
12. The offices mentioned in the New Testament and the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, given to believers to be exercised in the Church for the edification of the Body of Christ. (Ephesians 4/11-12; 1 Corinthians 12/1-11)
In 1965 the Rev. Jean Marie Margreth, sent by the Assemblies of God of France, came to pastor a small congregation of fifteen recently converted Christians. The meetings were then held in a community hall.
Later, the small community rented larger venues located in rue Royale to hold its meetings. The beginnings proved difficult. Pastor Margreth also preached in Thonon, Chambéry and Morzine. A few people were baptized by immersion according to Scriptural teaching.
In September 1968, Rev. Jean HALEPIAN, from Roanne, replaced Rev. Jean Marie Margreth. The community then had thirty members.
After a year of laborious effort, the proclamation of the gospel met with a measure of success, especially during a series of meetings of preaching the gospel and praying for the sick. These meetings were held in a hall graciously provided by the Protestant Reformed Church.
This venue, which proved more spacious and more accessible than the previous one, was located in the Novel district, in the heart of a cluster of buildings. At that time, additional meetings were held at Annemasse and Albertville, and more baptisms were registered (about forty). Several pastors succeeded one another over the following years, after the departure of Rev. Jean HALEPIAN.
In 1976, the Church of Annecy purchased the premises located at 4 rue de Seyssel and in 1994, other premises located at 33 Avenue de Cran.
Today, the Evangelical Pentecostal Church in Annecy has about one hundred and forty active members meeting in Annecy, Rumilly (12 rue de Pont Neuf) and Faverges.
Tuesday : (evening)
– 20H00 : Gospel, prayer for the sick
Friday : (evening)
: – 20H00 : Etude biblique
Sunday : (morning and afternoon)
– 10H00 : worship
– 10H00 : childhood
– 16H00 : Gospel, prayer for the sick
4, rue de Seyssel
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4, rue de Seyssel
74000 Annecy Ouvert du Lundi au vendredi
de 9H30 à 11H45 et 14H30 à 17H00