Sunday Worship

09h00: Traditional; weekly communion

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

13h30: Contemporary

Women's Gathering

Sunday 3 May 10h00-11h00 in the Library. Women and men are invited to hear Paula Lucas of the American Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center speak.

ACP Today – 4 May

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ACP Today, Faith Talk from Paris!

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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Introducing our next Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry — Billy Roberts

Billy RobertsBilly Roberts, our next Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry will arrive in August.

Billy Roberts was born and raised in Michigan and is the youngest of three children. He graduated with a degree in Political Science from Saginaw Valley State University in 2008 and received his Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2012.

Billy has previously served as Youth Worship Associate at La Cañada Presbyterian Church in La Cañada, California (2009-2011) and has most recently served as Director of Youth Ministry at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church (2013-2015) in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he has worked with students, adults, and worship ministries. He started a local Pub Theology group that meets throughout Grand Rapids and regularly speaks on faith, technology, and youth in West Michigan. He is currently an Inquirer for ordination in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Billy enjoys writing and has written several pieces for Fuller’s website, Relevant, and was co-founder and editor of the faith and culture website, The Public Queue, for 3 years. In his free time you can usually find Billy at a concert, buried in a book, or at a local pub watching a soccer match and trying the latest craft beers. He is interested in theology, music, sports and will challenge anyone who thinks they can beat him at Settlers of Catan. Billy is looking forward to serving at the American Church in Paris with such a vibrant, passionate, and loving community.

Introducing our Youth and Young Adult Intern 2015-16 — Alyssa McKnight

Alyssa McKnight Alyssa McKnight, our next Youth and Young Adult Intern will arrive in August.

Hi there! My name is Alyssa and I am so excited to have the opportunity to serve alongside you all at The American Church in Paris! I have only been to Paris once, in 2012 after I studied abroad at Ridley Hall in Cambridge, England, and I absolutely fell in love with the beauty of the streets of Paris. I am the fourth of six children and so I love big families and big gatherings and everything that comes with them! I was born and raised in Honolulu, HI, USA and have slowly been moving further and further east, unintentionally of course ☺. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical and Ancient Languages and am currently studying and working very hard to receive my Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. I enjoy school and studying very much, but cannot wait to begin working full time in the field I am passionate about.

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Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley to preach at ACP — Sunday 24 May

Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley

Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley is the Senior Pastor of Alfred Street Baptist Church (ASBC) in Alexandria.

Rev. Wesley represents the fourth generation of Baptist preachers in his family. He is the son of the late Rev. Dr. Alvin J. Wesley and Dr. Helene J. Wesley. A 1994 magna cum laude graduate of Duke University; he doubled majored in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering. After his first year in medical school, he yielded to God’s call once again and walked away from a medical career to attend seminary in preparation for serving God’s people. He attended the Boston University School of Theology where he was a Martin L. King, Jr. Scholar and a 1997 summa cum laude graduate concentrating on Biblical Studies and African-American religious history. His passion for preaching and learning led him to the Associated Chicago Theological School’s Doctor of Ministry in Preaching Program where he graduated from the Northern Baptist Theological Seminary with his Doctor of Ministry degree in 2003.

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Pastor Karla Halvorson — Thurber Thursday 28 May 18h30

Centering Prayer

Karla Halvorson

"Contemplative Prayer is the world in which God can do anything. To move into this realm is the greatest adventure. It is to open to the Infinite and hence infinite possibilities.” T. Keating.

Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.

Dinner served at 18h30; lecture at 19h30.

Thurber Thursdays is an adult community gathering and growth time that is open to all.

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Paul Ohana — Thurber Thursday 4 June 18h30

Leadership in the Bible

Paul Ohana

Our guest speaker will be Paul Ohana. Paul, co-author of Leadership in the Bible (www.leadershipinthebible.com), is an international management consultant, has a broad background in leadership. Entrepreneur, author and lecturer, he strives to make everyone a better leader.

Paul has a multidisciplinary background in engineering, law, economics, management, and marketing acquired at ENSTelecommunications Paris, the Sorbonne, International Marketing Institute of the Harvard Graduate School of Business, and at the graduate School of the University of Pittsburgh. He has managed large companies and innovative start-ups in France, Morocco, Israel and the United States. Paul lives in Paris.

Dinner served at 18h30; lecture at 19h30.

Thurber Thursdays is an adult community gathering and growth time that is open to all.

Dr. Ravi Zacharias to preach at ACP — Sunday 7 June (11h & 13h30 services)

Dr. Ravi Zacharias

Dr. Ravi Zacharias is an Indian-born Canadian-American Christian apologist. A defender of traditional evangelicalism. He is the Founder and President of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM), which celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in 2014.

Dr. Zacharias has spoken all over the world for 42 years in scores of universities, notably Harvard, Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins, and Oxford University. He has addressed writers of the peace accord in South Africa, the president’s cabinet and parliament in Peru, and military officers at the Lenin Military Academy and the Center for Geopolitical Strategy in Moscow. At the invitation of the President of Nigeria, he addressed delegates at the First Annual Prayer Breakfast for African Leaders held in Mozambique.

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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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