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The Bridge Cafe on Buffaloe at First Alliance Church:
Cafe – Community – Development

What’s on this month at The Bridge Cafe Raleigh:

***Click a link below for a further description of an event.***

September 26, Tuesday
8:30am – 11:30am The Bridge Cafe open Tuesday – Saturday
6:00pm – 7:00pm Come to the Table Meal
7:00pm – 8:00pm Elder Financial Seminar
7:00pm – 8:00pm Games Night at The Bridge
7:00pm – 8:00pm The Lectio Course – Workshop (videos)

September 28, Thursday
9:30am-10:30am Senior Special Breakfast

September 30, Saturday
8:30am -11:30am Produce

New Events coming up in October:

October 2, Tuesday
7:00pm – 8:00pm Killers of the Flower Moon – Book Club
7:00pm – 8:00pm Games Night at The Bridge
7:00pm – 8:00pm Love in Chaos – Bible Video Workshop

October 6, Friday
7:00pm – 8:00pm Open Mic Talent Night

The Lectio Course
Fall September Workshop

Pastor Dan Rothra of First Alliance Church will be leading a free workshop on the four Tuesdays in September (7-8 pm) called “The Lectio Course” — an absorbing and inspiring four-part series that walks you through the practice of Lectio Divina. Learn the rhythms of reading, meditation, prayer, and contemplation as they apply to the Bible. Hear the astonishing stories of men and women who have encountered Jesus through this ancient yet astoundingly relevant spiritual habit. Discover how to hear God in His Word.

The discussion group and presentation will meet at the Bridge Cafe (entrance to First Alliance Church, 4400 Buffaloe Road, Raleigh, NC)

Here’s a video trailer and more information about this discussion and media workshop.

For more information contact Pastor Dan Rothra dan@facraleigh.org or 919-606-3285. The workshop is free so just come along starting Tuesday, Sept 5th at 7 pm if you’re interested.

Games Night at the Bridge-on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

Join your friends or make new ones at a Tuesday night “Games Time” at the Bridge Cafe – from 7-8 pm – and starting Sept 5th through Nov. 14th. It follows our weekly “Come to the Table” dinners at 6 pm for $3 so why not come early for a home cooked meal? Each week we’ll enjoy a different board or card game. (Note: no meeting on Oct 31st.)

For more information or if you would like to help facilitate this workshop, contact Martha Poehler workshops@facraleigh.org or 919-931-4228.

Free Elder Financial Seminars –
Tuesdays in September
at The Bridge!

Join us for four free seminars to help seniors plan for their retirement and end of life care. Led by Rick Messemer, Community Liaison for Kevin Houston Estate Planning & Elder Law. Each talk is from 7-8 pm on the four Tuesday evenings in SEPTEMBER – with opportunity for questions and interaction.

Meeting in the Education Building at First Alliance Church, 4400 Buffaloe Road, Raleigh, NC.

Topics will cover:

1. Start Planning Now (before I even think of the documents, what do I need to do?)

2. Important Legal Documents and WHO will I pick as my agent and executor?

3. Beneficiary Designations. They DO avoid probate, but can there be pitfalls?

4. Government Benefits that Pay for Long Term Care: Medicaid, VA or Special Assistance. You may not qualify for a dime.

For more information contact Rick Messemer: rickmessemercsa@gmail.com 919 656 2959 — or Martha Poehler: workshops@facraleigh.org or 919 931 4228.

Morning Card Games at The Bridge the third Wednesday of the month 20th:
September 20
October 18
November 15
December 13

Do you enjoy playing card games? Ever heard of “Hand and Foot”? That’s only one of many card games our card guru Vicki Strayer is prepared to teach anyone who wants to drop in to the Bridge Cafe on Wednesday Sept 20th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Don’t worry, you don’t have to play that one with your feet…)

All are welcome to join friends or meet new ones at this card playing event. For more information contact Vicki Strayer at 919-523-6218 or email grammie10.vs@gmail.com

If you can’t make it in September, Vicki plans to host this event on the third Wednesday of every month – so the next card party is Wednesday October 18th.

The Bridge Cafe is located at the entrance to First Alliance Church at 4400 Buffaloe Rd, Raleigh, NC

Fresh Produce open on Buffaloe Road on Saturdays

The popular Buffaloe Road Produce is open on Saturdays, from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Come shop for fresh fruits and vegetables at reasonable prices (average $1 per pound) and meet your neighbors. We’ll be here every Saturday until the Fall, so why not stop in? The Bridge Cafe is open for coffee and treats. Find us at the entrance to First Alliance Church on 4400 Buffaloe Road, Raleigh, NC.

October Book Club books available NOW !
Killers of the Flower Moon

Our next book club at the Bridge Cafe starts October 3rd and will meet for the first four Tuesdays in October (Oct. 3,10,17 & 24) from 7-8 pm. Our new book is available for free loan NOW! So contact Marty Poehler (who will facilitate the discussions at the workshop) at 919 606 2169 or martypoehler@gmail.com if you’d like to reserve your copy. Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award.

Here’s a summary from www.goodreads.com

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.

Then, one by one, they began to be killed off. One Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, watched as her family was murdered. Her older sister was shot. Her mother was then slowly poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more Osage began to die under mysterious circumstances.

In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes such as Al Spencer, “the Phantom Terror,” roamed – virtually anyone who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll surpassed more than twenty-four Osage, the newly created F.B.I. took up the case, in what became one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations. But the bureau was then notoriously corrupt and initially bungled the case. Eventually the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only Native American agents in the bureau. They infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest modern techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most sinister conspiracies in American history.

A true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history.

Open Mic at The Bridge
on October 6th, Friday

Our next OPEN MIC at the Bridge Cafe is coming soon: Friday Oct 6th at 7:00 PM. We’re looking for ten brave souls to share their talent in a 5 minute family-friendly act of music, poetry, dance or other creative medium. If that could be you, please sign up with Pastor Dan at dan@facraleigh.org or 919-606-3285. Doors open at 6:30 pm for dessert & coffee. Bring the whole family for a fun evening together. All are welcome.

The Bridge Cafe is located in the entrance of First Alliance Church, 4400 Buffaloe Rd, Raleigh, NC


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Come to the Table soup or salad entree meals at The Bridge Cafe

Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Delicious meal and warm chance to talk with friends! Join us Tuesdays at 6 pm for a new soup or salad main entree menu. Suggested donation of $3, but not required.

Senior Special Breakfast

Thursdays 9:30 – 10:30 AM
If you live near Buffaloe Road and are a Senior (or even if you’re not) why not stop into the Bridge Cafe (at entrance to First Alliance Church at 4400 Buffaloe Road, Raleigh) for our Breakfast Meal for only $3 – every Thursday from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. (The Cafe is open from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.) Great bottomless coffee too!

The Bridge Cafe

Open Tuesday to Saturday 8:30-11:30 am
Fresh roasted,
Delicious coffee.
Locally made treats.
Internet access.
A home away from home.
$2/ bottomless cup

Community Center

Kids Clothes (infant to pre-K).
Food Pantry (at Bridge Cafe at First Alliance Church –
parking lot.)
Supportive environment.
Opportunities to participate.
Book reading groups.
Music jam sessions.
Collaborative ventures.


Growth opportunities.
Shared experiences.
Teaching / learning.
Becoming better at family, finances, and the future.

The Bridge Cafe on Buffaloe at First Alliance Church:
Cafe – Community – Development

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Friday mornings 8:30am to 11:30am
+Special events at 6:00 PM Tuesday evenings :
(Come to Table soup meals for $3 donation)