Sunday Worship

09h00: Traditional; weekly communion

11h00: Traditional, with choirs; communion
           first Sunday of month

13h30: Contemporary

Holiday Season 2014

Come to the American Church for Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas worship services, concerts and festivities.

Schedule here.

Youth Parent Forum

Denise Dampierre speaks on Family Annual Review. Sunday 30 November 15h00-17h00 in the ACP Library. FREE event, open to the public. More informaton here.

Welcome to the ACP — A Beacon on the Seine since 1857

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The American Church in Paris (ACP) welcomes you to worship each Sunday at one of our three services. The 09h00 service is a weekly communion service; the 11h00 service is a traditional service with special music from one of our guest soloists or various choirs; the 13h30 service is a contemporary service.

Our congregation is an interdenominational and international Christian community whose mission is to bear witness by word and deed to the love of God as revealed in Jesus Christ, to provide a place of English language worship in the American Protestant tradition, and to engage in ministries and services that enrich the lives of residents and visitors in Paris.

The ACP is the first American church established outside of the United States. Begun in 1814, its official charter and first sanctuary were established in 1857. We have been located on the quai d’Orsay since 1931.

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Stewardship and Discipleship at the ACP

At the ACP, we believe that stewardship is a function of discipleship. We give, because we recognize that God has given so much to us! There are two ways in which you may support the ministry and missions of the ACP, one through the general "We Give!" offerings to support the annual operating budget, and another through the capital campaign "ACP-160: Strengthening God's House" which focuses on the renovation and development of our amazing facilities.

We Give! — regular giving of financial gifts, time and talents

This is our annual giving of tithes and financial offering – God's invitation to experience the joy of giving – which pays for the annual general operating expenses for our staff, ministries, and missions. We encourage people to grow toward the tithe (Malachi 3:10).

For more information on how you can participate via financial gifts, time and talent contributions, please visit our Stewardship page. On 23 November, we will be asking our congregation to pledge their 2015 financial gifts to assist in our budgeting and planning of church programs, missions, and ministries. If you are not able to attend worship on November 23, please download and complete a pledge form here.

ACP160: Strengthening God’s House — special giving for ACP's capital campaign

This is a special capital campaign focusing on support for major building maintenance and improvement projects. We are inviting people to give to this campaign over and above their annual giving of tithes and financial offering. The gifts pledged for this capital campaign can be paid over the next three years and will enable us to maintain and improve our amazing facilities, so generously given by our predecessors, so that ACP's ministry and mission will thrive for generations to come.

For more information on this capital campaign, please download the ACP160 Case Statement. On 23 November, we will also be asking our congregation to indicate whether or not they wish to participate in the ACP160 campaign to support this capital project. If you are not able to attend worship on November 23, please download and complete the ACP160 pledge form here.

Please prayerfully consider how God is calling you to give to support the ministry and mission of the ACP.

Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

Saturday 29 November at 17h00 and 20h30

The American Church in Paris, Thurber Room

Please join us for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings!
 
Turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie.

And for adults, a glass of wine.


Saturday 29 November
 
Two seatings:
- Family Seating: 17h00 (children's activities and special movie screening included)
25€ per adult or youth (age 12 and older)
18€ per child (age 11 and younger)

- Late seating: 20h30
25€ per person

 

 

Tickets available: Sunday 2 November — Sunday 23 November
on-line only, see order form below.

Note: Each table seats 10 persons. Parties wishing to sit together should purchase their tickets in a single order. Large parties should consider purchasing an entire table. Otherwise we cannot guarantee seating preferences.

Men's Retreat 2014 -- Friday-Saturday 5-6 December

Please join the Men’s 2014 Fall Retreat

5-6 December 2014 at Clarté-Dieu retreat center in Orsay

Easy access from Paris - Fri. evening until Sat. evening
24h of Fellowship, Music, Meditation, and Fun
For more information, contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please RSVP here

 

Family Annual Review — Sunday 30 November in the ACP Library

Family Annual Review with Denise Dampierre

Family Workshop — 12h30-14h00

Youth Parent Forum — 15h00-17h00

A Parent's Guide to Social Media This is a FREE event, open to the public and we hope will help educate and encourage parents, and continue to develop a strong parental resource network here in Paris.

Please RSVP to Pastor Dan Haugh to reserve your spot.

Family Annual Review

Do you ever feel like communication between you and your child just does not connect? You say something and ... nothing. Zero response. Aggggh! Might your teens think the same thing about communicating with you?!

Many times when we "converse" with our children, parents do most of the talking. The Family Annual Review from Home Is Fun provides a positive moment when children express sensitive topics in positive and encouraging ways. They share one appreciation about Mom and Dad and one idea about something new.

In our parent workshop, we will help you introduce this rich, meaningful, and vibrant discussion into your home in a simple and positive way. Background information here and here.

Having lived her childhood in Paris, Denise Dampierre returned to the City of Light after completing her MBA at Harvard to work for Lancôme in marketing. Eight years, a French husband, and two sons later she left the company to work on other interests. She now has 4 sons and is passionate about strengthening family relationships, having created her blog Home Is Fun (www.home-is-fun.com) to encourage parents.

Positive Discipline for Parents

Positive Discipline for Parents

Monday, Oct. 6, 13, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24, and Dec 1 – 9h00-11h00 in Catacombs

For parents who want to (who doesn’t!):

• Eliminate power struggles
• Create calm bedtime and morning routines
• Quiet sibling conflicts
• Find more joy in your busy life
• Teach your child(ren) positive life skills

Interactive workshop to learn and practice tools to grow family harmony and reduce tension. A principle-based approach to growing honor-based relationships at home.

Facilitated by Denise Dampierre, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and Teacher Educator. Also, MBA, manager, mother of 4 boys, and ACP Children’s Worship volunteer.

First session (October 6) is free. If you like it, stay n’ pay for the 6 successive classes. 200€ for the 14 hours of hands-on learning and training. For scholarships and couple rates, contact Denise Dampierre at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Click here to reserve your spot.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) at ACP

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Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is a program designed to encourage mothers with children under school age through relationships and resources. We come from different backgrounds and lifestyles, yet have similar needs and a shared desire to be the best mothers we can be! www.mops.org

For more information about MOPS at ACP, contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Support Us

Gifts in support of the ministries and mission of the American Church in Paris may be made directly to the Church or to our United States sponsor, the American and Foreign Christian Union (AFCU).
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The Spire & ACP Today

Click here to read the current edition of The Spire, ACP's monthly newsletter.

 

Click here to hear the latest ACP Today: Faith Talk from Paris radio broadcast.