Tune in to ACP Today, the American Church in Paris radio show. Broadcast the first and third Mondays of each month at 20h45, the 45-minute program is an exciting, inspiring mix of music, interviews, sermon highlights and discussion on hot topics. Don't miss it, and please invite others to listen — friends who may be housebound or who would simply like more devotional time on a Monday evening. That's 100.7 FM on the radio dial, Radio Fréquence Protestante. ACP Today, Faith Talk from Paris!
1 February 2016
On this episode visiting pastor Rev Jim Lockwood Stewart answers a question of Faith on Ash Wednesday. We talk to the Reverend Jodi Fondell who will be leading the upcoming women’s retreat on the theme « Blessed to be a Blessing ». We hear from Pascale Deforges and Claire Boutet who are preparing for a Mission trip to Pune India to support the work of the Deep Griha Society. Youth Pastor Billy Roberts tells us about ACP’s new buddy programme connecting highschool students with 9-10 years olds as mentors and friends in the church. Last we take a sneak peak at a special music lesson during Children’s worship. Host Ashleigh Searle Picq.
18 January 2016
4 January 2016
21 December 2015
In this ACP today, we say goodbye to associate pastor Michelle Wahila and visiting pastor Jay McKell, and hello to the new visiting pastor for 2016, Jim Lockwood-Stewart. Nicole and Mark Primmer are also in the studio to talk about their long-time experience in the ACP vocal choirs and bell choirs. And youth intern Alyssa McKnight tells us about the new Longest Night service for those who are not feeling particularly festive this Christmas. Hosted by Genie Godula.
7 December 2015
16 November 2015
This ACP Today was taped three days after the Nov. 13th attacks in Paris. Visiting Pastor Jay McKell reflects on the question of where God was that Friday night in the French capital. We'll also talk to a clinical psychologist about dealing with the trauma of such an event. The show also looks at stewardship, Thanksgiving and the Pope's encyclical on climate change ahead of the major summit in Paris. Hosted by Genie Godula.
2 November 2015
19 October 2015
5 October 2015
Fifty years ago this October, Martin Luther King Jr. preached at the American Church in Paris, and in this ACP Today we talk to esteemed King scholar, Dr Clayborne Carson. The Stanford professor was handpicked by Coretta Scott King to edit and publish the papers of Dr. King and we'll be speaking at the ACP Oct. 22nd. ACP's ministries are also on the show with a look at the youth music ministry, the ministry to help the refugees from Syria and Iraq and the Prêt à Manger ministry that brings food to the homeless every day. And interim associate pastor Jeff Powell talks about his upcoming Listening Skills workshop and the meaning of the Greek word, Koinonia or Fellowship. Hosted by Genie Godula.
21 September 2015
On this ACP Today, host Monica Bassett welcomes Pastor Scott Herr who talks about Yom Kippur and how understanding this Jewish event can deepen one's faith in Christianity. Kim Herr speaks about the orientation program, Bloom Where You're Planted. Holly Nugent, Asst. Director of Contemporary Music, discusses her ministry and life in France. There is also discussion about what it means to "love yourself" when the Bible says that we should love our neighbor as ourselves.
7 September 2015
20 July 2015
For the last ACP Today show before the summer holidays, host, Monica Bassett, talks to guests about art, music and spirituality. Curator, Liyu Leo talks about the Jerome Tisne photographic exhibition in the sanctuary. Artist, Kuy Delair explains the theme and content of Young Artist Week. Asleigh Searle Picq interviews Allison Wheeler about VBS. Joe Schlie speaks about the Agape art exhibition. Candice and Frederic Nancel talk about bringing Nashville's singer-songwriter Amy Grant to concert to Chantilly and ACP.
6 July 2015
15 June 2015
On this ACP Today, hosts Ashleigh Searle Picq and ACP Senior Pastor Scott Herr talk about pastoral care, prayer, the Beatitudes and theologian Karl Barth with Dr George Hunsinger and ACP spring retreat leader, Rev Dr. Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger. We hear from Amit Pieter about the origins of Father’s Day. Teri Lee Valluy talks about her devotional book: Things I've Learned about God from Parenting My Kids: Life Lessons for God's Children.
1 June 2015
18 May 2015
4 May 2015
20 April 2015
6 April 2015
Host Amit Pieter interviews professional singer, Alexia Rabé, an ACP member. She plays 4 songs, 1 in English, three in French. She speaks about her albums, future projects and live concerts. Visiting pastor, Jeff Powell, plays a favorite Quaker song and answers the Question of Faith about the hows and whys of Pentecost.
16 March 2015
2 March 2015
Robert James Oliver spoke with host Amit Pieter about women in real estate, with an emphasis on Paris. Monica Bassett, artist, spoke with Suzy Schlie about AGAPE. Ron White called from California to speak about his Lincoln dissussions on Thurber Thursday.
16 February 2015
2 February 2015
For La Chandleur, Groundhog day and Valentine's day on the horizon, this ACP Today show is all about crêpes, groundhogs and intercultural love! Amit Pieter gives a history lesson about the origins of la Chandleur and Groundhog Day. For our Question of Faith, Pastor Scott analyzes the spirtual lessons from the movie Groundhog Day. Host, Ashleigh Searle Picq interviews Jean-Christophe Bieselaar on his book Viv(r)e le couple interculturel. Monica Basset and Marie Groult talk about the ACP Multicultural Couples Group. Nancy Dimich takes a look at the calendar of upcoming events at ACP.
19 January 2015
5 January 2015
15 December 2014
1 December 2014
17 November 2014
3 November 2014
20 October 2014
6 October 2014
15 September 2014
The ACP Today radio team welcomed new Youth and Young Adult intern Anastassia Sharpe to the set. She talked about making the transition from living in the Usa to Paris, something fellow guest "Global Mom" Melissa Dalton-Bradford spoke about on the show in a live interview from Germany. She is a featured speaker at the annual "Bloom Where You're Planted" event for Anglophiles new to Paris, held at ACP October 4. Also an interview with Greg Cootsona, Associate Pastor at Bidwell Presbyterian Church in Chico, California and author of the new book "C.S. Lewis and the Crisis of a Christian."
1 September 2014
21 July 2014
7 July 2014
On this ACP Today in between July 4th and le 14 juillet, Pastor Scott answers a Question of Faith on the biblical understanding of freedom. Pastor Bruce Morgan shares his thoughts on the ACP wedding ministry and the advice he gives couples as they commit themselves to each other before God. We hear from Dr Martha Robbins who led the Adult Spring Retreat. She explains how retreat participants conversed and prayed with the monks and endeavored to hear the voice of God in new ways during their time away. The best of Broadway on the Quai – a celebration of American musicals - wraps up the show.
16 June 2014
2 June 2014
Host Amit Pieter-Picard welcomes Senior Pastor Scott Herr, Bonnie Woolley (ACP Children's, Youth, and Young Adult Music Director), Lisa Prevett and Tim Holm. Scott and Tim talk about the live recording of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor show, scheduled for the 5th and 6th of September, 2014, at ACP
19 May 2014
5 May 2014
Amit Pieter-Picard, professor at Universite Paris XII, discusses the historical origins of VE Day on May 8. Fellow historian Robert Fulton, doctoral student at Northern Illinois, talks about how the American Church in Paris has been such a tremendous blessing to him during the past year. And Lexie Benson, discipleship course member and new to ACP this past year, chats on how much perspective and insight she has gained from the Old Testament thanks to the discipleship course.
21 Apr 2014
7 Apr 2014
Dr. Ron Tappy, Archaeologist, professor and museum director at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary talks with hosts Pastor Scott Herr and Ashleigh Searle Picq about his work and teaching on the cultural context of Biblical Israel.
In the My Story, My Song segment – Sabina Pan shares her testimony and talks about the music that inspires her. We will hear from Lisa Prevett on the successful conclusion of the Young Adults Alpha course.
17 Mar 2014
For this special St. Patrick's Day show, host Jim Hobbs and Pastor Scott Herr discuss who St. Patrick was and what made him so famous. Also, Robert James Oliver and Claudia Garcia talk about organizing and planning the first ever Executive Women in Real Estate conference in Paris on 25 March, and finally ACP member Lola George is featured in the "My Story, My Song" segment, singing her original, "Sufficiency in All Things."
3 Mar 2014
Four of our ACP members -- including two youth members -- just got back from their mission trip to India. They'll be in the studio to tell us all about their experience there. You'll also get the latest on the final stages of the Faith Into Action renovation project on the ACP building. Plus, Associate Pastor Michelle Wahila will fill you in on the upcoming family communion class and Visiting Pastor Kit Schooley is on hand with some new ways to mark Lent this year.
17 Feb 2014
Hosted by Robert James Oliver, co-hosted by Pastor Scott Herr. Lucinda Laird, Dean and Rector of the American Cathedral in Paris, spoke with Scott Herr about the history and recent renovations at the Cathedral. Ellen Kountz followed up last month’s discussion about Martin Luther King Jr with a look at Black History Month, and the years since the US Civil Rights Act became law in 1964. The show finished up with Paris city historian Paul Smith. He shared information about the site of the American Church, where a tobacco factory operated in the 19th century, and spoke about the industrial heritage of the city.
3 Feb 2014
It’s the two year anniversary of ACP Today! On this show Ashleigh and Pastor Scott interview Rev. James Bultema, Pastor of St Paul Union Church, a sister church of ACP in Antalya, Turkey. We hear about women being pampered by God’s love at God SPA – the ACP Women’s retreat on 8 February. Members of the ACP running group share their training programme and running devotional as they prepare for the upcoming Paris Marathon. Rev. Dan Haugh talks about the plans for the upcoming mission trip to Pune India.
20 January 2014
In honor of the Martin Luther King Jr holiday in the USA, Jim Hobbs and Senior Pastor Scott Herr welcome ACP Black History month organizer Ellen Kountz and author and speaker Enuma Okuro to discuss the current state of racism and discrimination in Paris, the States, and worldwide.
6 January 2014
On this ACP Today, meet new visiting Pastor Kit Schooley and his wife, Terry. Also, singer Alexia Rabé gives a live performance. And you'll learn about the bicentennial year for English-language churches in Paris that's already in full swing.
16 December 2013
It’s our annual ACP Today Christmas show, so we’ve got lots of music lined up. We hear from Senior Pastor Scott Herr and both of our other ACP pastors, Michelle Wahila and Dan Haugh. Our very own Charles Mitchelmore, who sang in Saturday’s Christmas concert, sits down with fellow choir member Philip Glenister to talk about Philip’s role in “My Fair Lady” which is currently playing right here in Paris at Chatelet until the end of the year.
2 December 2013
Ashleigh Searle Picq and Pastor Scott talk about Advent – the time of preparation and waiting leading up to the celebration of the Nativity. Carolyn Baouzouni, Chair of the Mission Outreach Committee, shares with listeners the wide range of local and international mission projects supported by the American Church in Paris and the motivations for organising the Mission Outreach Retreat on 7 December. John Winings, Executive Director of the Haiti Fund, Inc, talks about what mission is and how churches can effectively engage in mission work. Hanna Woodhead – a former youth intern fill us in on what she’s been up to – including her participation in the World Council of Churches meeting in Korea. The ACP Christmas pageant is coming up on 15 December. Allison Wheeler talks about making sheep ears and making sure the children of ACP understand and know the true meaning of Christmas.
18 November 2013
On this ACP Today host Genie Godula and Pastor Scott Herr get ready for Thanksgiving by interviewing one of the organizers of the annual AUP turkey dinner in the sanctuary. Also, spiritual author Enuma Okoro talks about her new book, Talking Taboo: American Christian Women Get Frank About Faith, we'll look back at the Remembrance Day Ceremony in English at Notre Dame, and we preview a new segment highlighting ACP parishioners, My Story, My Song.
4 November 2013
Host Ashleigh Searle Picq talks to Pastor Dan Haugh about the AICEME youth conference in Luxembourg and about the ACP Fall retreat on Tracking God. Natalie Raynal presents the upcoming retreat of the American church in Paris's contemporary worship band, Stillpoint. Trent Meacham, a professional basketball player, and his wife Theresa share their thoughts on basketball, faith, living abroad and the story of how they found the American Church in Paris. Kristie Worrel talks of the plans for the ACP Marché de Noël on 16 November in support of Mission Outreach activities.
21 October 2013
7 October 2013
16 September 2013
2 September 2013
15 July 2013
1 July 2013
17 June 2013
Host Ginny Power talks to ACP's wedding coordinator Ilinca Mreana and Visiting Pastor Bruce Morgan about ACP's wedding ministry, and Senior Pastor Scott Herr tells us about the meditation retreat with Cynthia Bourgeault. At the end of the show, Ginny introduces the upcoming screening of It's a Girl and briefly relays her conversations with producer Andrew Brown and with Deep Griha Society founder Dr. Neela Onawale.
3 June 2013
Hosts Charles Mitchelmore and ACP Senior Pastor Scott Herr interview Radford Laney, re-elected moderator of the new ACP Council, and discuss how the American Church congregational government works. Two women members of the American Church describe different programs to feed the homeless and hungry in Paris—through the Friday Mission Lunch and the Saturday Sandwich Ministry. And we have an update on the Paris Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, a movement that expanded into Europe nearly a century ago, from beginnings in the ACP Sunday School.
20 May 2013
Host An Tampere interviews author and missionary Diane Collard about Forgiveness. Other topics of tonights show include Africa Night with Deborah First-Quao and the Young Professionals trip with Elodie Lasserre.
6 May 2013
Hosts Charles Mitchelmore and ACP Senior Pastor Scott Herr interview Professor T.M. Luhrmann of Stanford University by phone from Palo Alto about the newspaper column "The Benefits of Church" based on her anthropological research into American Evangelicalism. They also chat with Christian Griggs, Cubmaster of Pack 112, about American Scouts in Paris today, noting that the first American Boy Scouts were founded nearly 90 years ago in the American Church. Pastor Herr looks at Ascension, as well as the Mothers' Day pancake breakfast (12 May), and other events and activities in at ACP in the month of May.
15 April 2013
Host Charles Mitchelmore chats with Rev. Bruce Morgan about ACP's wedding ministry. Gregg Foster, retiring president of the American and Foreign Christian Union (AFCU), explains the role of an organization that has been highly important to the American Church through its century and a half history--and now plays a similar role to the ACP sister churches in Berlin and Vienna. Laurana Mitchelmore, accompanist, and Philip Glenister, the bass soloist, discuss the Petite Messe Solenelle by Rossini that is the featured work at this coming Saturday's Spring concert by the American Church choir and the Lux Perpetua choir--a sacred work by a famous opera composer.
1 April 2013
Host Ginny Power interviews concert pianist Nathalia Romanenko about the upcoming Habitat for Humanity concert, Dr. Julie Canlis about 'Culture, Christian Identity and the Authenticity Hoax' and Pastor Dan Haugh about what follows Easter for Christians around the world and about ACP's upcoming youth events.
18 March 2013
Chris Pruszko kicks off this ACP Today with a panel discussion on "Answered Prayers" with Kerry Lieury, Prayer Chain leader, Joan Minor, jazz artist and ACP member, and Illinca Mreana, Young Adult Group leader, with contributions by Geni Mermoud and Peggy Smithhart. Chris also interviews Dr. Susan Perry on technology's impact on human rights and how listeners can take action. Finally, Senior Pastor Scott Herr discusses the Holden Service and a Question of Faith describing Holy Week.
4 March 2013
In today's show, Genie Godula interviews artist Monica Basset-Monteliu about her paintings and inspiration from God; Philippe Dubost talks about his very original job resumé which went viral on the internet; Peter Bannister explains what's happening at the Vatican after Pope Benedict XVI's resignation; and Senior Pastor Scott Herr gives a brief history of Protestantism.
18 February 2013
This ACP Today looks at multicultural couples, third culture kids (TCK), and ACP's refugee ministry.
4 February 2013
This ACP Today looks at some of the many cultural events on at the American Church in Paris. February is Black History Month and Ellen Kountz is in to talk more about the woman behing the Underground Railway -- Harriet Tubman. We'll also see how the ACP is celebrating the Year of the Snake with its first ever celebration of Chinese New Year. And contemporary music director Natalie Raynal introduces us to 18-year-old artist Phineas. He'll be performing live in the studio in a sneak preview of this week's ACP Café.
21 January 2013
It's Martin Luther King Day in the US and Human Rights is the theme of this month's Thurber Thursdays. Hosts Ginny Power and Rev. Dr. Scott Herr are joined in the studio by: Youth Intern Hanna Woodhead to talk about her new role at the church; Norma Jean Deak who leads the Mindful Meditation group on Saturdays; and Rabbi Tom Cohen on human rights. Plus a report by Charles Mitchelmore about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s visit to the American Church in Paris.
7 January 2013
17 December 2012
It's our Christmas show ! Hosted by Ginny Power, today's show features more on the meaning of Advent by Pastor Scott Herr and Enuma Okoro, a report by Natalie Hideg on ACP's Christmas pageant, Carrie Cheney on her and husband Yarrow's animated film "The Very First Noel," and Camilla Macfarlane on the upcoming Christmas parties.
3 December 2012
It's a music extravaganza in this show hosted by Genie Godula. Pianist Laurana Mitchelmore and vocal soloist Philip J. Glenister give a behind the scenes look at the incredible ACP Choir. Bronze Ringers Laura Potratz and Megan Staley will fill you in on just what it takes to ring those bells. And Pastor Scott Herr shines a light on the real meaning of Advent.
19 November 2012
In today's show, host Genie Godula finds out what the Beatles, U2 and Christianity all have in common thanks to resident theologian Peter Bannister. He'll be giving some highlights from his Thurber Thursday talk on Rock Music and Theology. This year the American University in Paris celebrates its 50th anniversary and outreach director Kristina Keenan will be telling us all about the school that actually got its start in the basement of the American Church... And Camilla Macfarlane shares the secret of making hundreds of little pumpkin pies for the annual ACP Thanksgiving dinner.
5 November 2012
15 October 2012
Host Rachel Ramsay leads the discussion about mission work and mission projects. With Dr. Rev. Glen Thorp and his wife Genie Thorp, and guests from Presbyterian missionaries and the Fuller School.
1 October 2012
Tom Macfarlane hosts the discussion, noting: Paris is a beautiful place to be, yet a difficult place to live. What faith-based solutions help us endure the struggles? Featuring newly-installed Associate Pastor Rev. Michelle Wahila, 2012 Bloom director and senior pastor’s wife Kim Herr, and “Moms in Prayer” leader Caroline Corda-Razat.
17 September 2012
During the high holy days leading up to Yom Kippur, a focus on the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah. Genie Godula hosts with guests Rev. Dr. Scott Herr, Dr. Angela Hancock, and Rabbi Tom Cohen.
3 September 2012
It’s Labor Day in the United States and back to school in France. How are our adolescents coping? Rachel Ramsay hosts the discussion featuring Youth and Young Adult Pastor Dan Haugh, Jonathan Grant, Tom Macfarlane and Peter Chalmers.
20 August 2012
How are we to spiritually survive la rentrée, France’s autumn re-entry to work and school? Host Tom Macfarlane leads the discussion with guests Rev. Dr. Scott Herr, visiting pastor Rev. Dr. Jeff Powell, and Associate Pastor-elect Michelle Wahila.
16 July 2012
What is the importance of Sabbath and its significance to Christians? Rev. Dr. Scott Herr shares his views during the summer vacation here in Paris. Learn more about the rich history of the ACP building - especially its catacombs and "Josephine" the Steinway Piano. Special Guest Natalie Raynal, Contemporary Music Director, talks about the ACP Contemporary Service, its start and growth at the Church, as well as the importance, significance, and various styles music at ACP.
2 July 2012
Join us for a discussion of the sportsworld as seen through the eyes of Christians. What can Christians learn from sports and vice versa? Rev. Dr. Scott Herr and Rev. Dan Haugh, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, discuss. In light of the month of July, we also talk about 14 Juillet (Bastille Day) in France and Independence Day in the United States. What's American at the American Church and what ties do both France and USA have to the ACP Church?
18 June 2012
4 June 2012
21 May 2012
Our Visiting Theologian here at ACP for the next few weeks, Enuma Okoro discusses her first book "A Reluctant Pilgrim" along with her search for a spiritual community, relationship with Christ and the ups and downs of a life of faith. In addition, one of the strongest fellowship's at ACP, the Philipino Fellowship, shares its journey from inception to the present day mission at the Church and in the Parisian community.
7 May 2012
Modern day mystic, Episcopal priest, writer, and internationally known retreat leader, Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault talks about Interior Silence, Centering Prayer, Christian Meditation, Spirituality Practice and the Recovery of the Christian Contemplative Tradition. Rev. Dr. Scott Herr and Peter Bannister, Resident Theologian at the American Church in Paris, join us in the studio for this fascinating discussion. Also, Rev. Dr. Scott Herr offers his reflection on the recent Presidential election and Presidential campaign here in France and how it affects us as Christians.
16 April 2012
In light of "Low Sunday," the Sunday a week after Easter, we discuss dealing with suffering, tragedy and bad news as Christians and justifying God in the face of these circumstances. Later, Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung, author and professor of philosophy, joins us to talk about her book "Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies." A discussion about self-examination, self-understanding, spiritual growth, and philosophical insight as well as details of vainglory, envy, sloth, avarice, wrath, lust and gluttony follows.
2 April 2012
Learn about the ACP Mission Outreach as we discuss our upcoming Mission Trips to Africa and Romania and fundraisers coming up to help fund both efforts. Rev. Dan Haugh, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, talks about the upcoming Youth Group trip to Africa focusing on construction, education and teaching. Habitat for Humanity's history is discussed as well as the ACP's Young Adult Group's mission to Romania to build housing for needy people in that part of the world. We close with Rev. Dr. Scott Herr talking us through the current Holy Week here at ACP and the events that are and will be taking place at the American Church in Paris during Easter.
19 March 2012
The African Fellowship's new President, Elizabeth Eposi, talks about the organization founded in 2001 and how it helps expatriated African Christians constitute families away from home by focusing on Unity, Love, and Fellowship during their meetings at the American Church in Paris. Rev. Dr. Scott Herr, Senior Pastor, and Peter Bannister, Resident Theologian, interview Prof. Keith Ward who will be a guest speaker at ACP in late March. Keith is a British philosopher, theologian, pastor and scholar, and will be talking about "the big questions in science and religion," amongst other topics, while visiting us in Paris.
5 March 2012
Alison Benney gives us a tour of the Church's sanctuary - please join her on Sundays after the 11h00 service for Docent Tours of the American Church in Paris to learn more. Rev. George Hobson, a pastor, a distinguished international academic and theologian, talks to Peter Bannister about a very difficult topic - how to hold onto Christian belief in the world of great suffering - after seeing much pain and sorrow personally while visiting Rowanda, Burundi and Armenia on teaching mission trips. Rev. Hobson will be joining us at ACP during Thurber Thursdays' latest talks focusing on Faith and Science later in the month.
20 February 2012
With Ash Wednesday nearly upon us, the Rev. Dr. Scott Herr explains the liturgical year and the liturgical calendar and takes us through the Christian year and its feasts, celebrations, holy days and their meanings, history and Biblical background. Learn more about "Josephine" - one of the oldest members of the American Church in Paris - she's not exactly a patron - she is the Church's 9 foot Steinway concert grand piano.
6 February 2012