Sunday Worship

09h00: Traditional; weekly communion

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

13h30: Contemporary

Sandwich Ministry

Help the ACP Missions team feed homeless people. Sandwich preparation on Friday 19 Sept 19h30; distribution on Saturday 20 Sept 13h30. Contact.

Journée du Patrimoine

Saturday 20 September 10h-17h
The ACP will be open for visitors to learn the history and discover the treasures of the sanctuary.

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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Salon — Thurber Thursday 18 Sept 18h30

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David Simard

First of a three-part "Salon" series of musicians, poets, and visual artists sharing their work and discussing the relationship between artists and the church.

Dinner served at 18h30; lecture at 19h30.

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

Dr Greg Cootsona — Thurber Thursday 25 Sept 18h30

C. S. Lewis and the Crisis of Science

Dr. Greg Cootsona

Dr. Greg Cootsona is associate pastor for adult discipleship and college ministries at Bidwell Presbyterian Church in Chico, California. He co-directed Scientists in Congregations, a program from which the American Church in Paris received a grant to encourage the dialogue of faith and science. He has just finished his fifth book, C. S. Lewis in Crisis. Greg has a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the U.C. Berkeley, a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. Greg and his wife, Laura, live in Chico and have two teenage daughters. Besides hanging out with his family, he loves to mountain bike, read, and drink good coffee.

Dinner served at 18h30; lecture at 19h30.

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

ACP Café — Friday 26 September 19h30-21h30

 Still Point hosts the ACP Café 

Friday 26 September 19h30-21h30.  

ACP CaféStill Point, live in the ACP Courtyard. Free entry, beverages and snacks provided. Dinner catered by Kent’s Party Solutions. Free admission.

 

Bloom Where You’re Planted — Saturday 4 October 9h-18h

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Join us for this popular orientation program designed to help English-speaking newcomers settle into their new life in Paris.

Saturday 4 October 2014 — 9h-18h

 About Bloom     

 

Since 1970, the American Church has sponsored Bloom Where You’re Planted – How to Live in France. This full day seminar, designed to assist English-speaking newcomers to France, features speakers and/or workshops on various topics from food and wine tasting to health care and general safety, need-to-know subjects, and just plain fun facts about France. Bloom helps with understanding cultural differences, creating a new life in Paris, and getting connected with friends and organizations throughout Paris and the surrounding areas.

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ACP Fall Retreat — 31 Oct - 2 Nov, La Clarté-Dieu

ACP Fall Retreat — 31 October - 2 November, La Clarté-Dieu
Guest speaker: Dr. Eric D. Barreto, Associate Professor of New Testament at the Luther Seminary.

ACP Fall Retreat — 25-27 October, La Clarté-DieuThere will be time for morning devotions, groups sessions, worship together and plenty of time for Sabbath rest. Come and see God at work and be blessed by a weekend with the ACP family in a beautiful wooded setting.

The Retreat will take place at La Clarté-Dieu, a Franciscan center 20 km southwest of Paris.  The center is accessible by RER B and automobile. Detailed transportation information is available here.

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Eric D. Barreto, Associate Professor of New Testament at the Luther Seminary. Prior to joining Luther Seminary in July 2009, Barreto served in Atlanta as an adjunct professor at the Candler School of Theology and McAfee School of Theology. He also gained experience teaching in Sankor, Ghana, through Coast for Christ Ministries. In addition, he worked as a teaching assistant at Candler School of Theology and at Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS) in Princeton, N.J.

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Introducing our Youth Ministry Intern — Anastassia Sharpe

Anastassia Sharp Anastassia Sharpe has arrived and has already begun her year of work at ACP. Her experience, theological insight, gifts, skills, passion and presence will be a wonderful blessing to our ministries and our church community. It is our prayer as well that her time and experience with us will be transformative, as she is discerning God's calling

Anastassia Sharpe is a 27 year-old American, born outside of Philadelphia and raised in North Carolina. Growing up, she studied dance and French, focusing on modern dance choreography and becoming nearly fluent in French through 9 years of study. She left home to study Philosophy and Religious Studies at the College of Wooster, where she graduated with honors. That program required two theses, and she wrote her senior thesis on Kierkegaard’s philosophical defense of Jesus Christ.

Anna, or “stassi,” grew up going to a Methodist sailing camp and her home church, Westminster Presbyterian. She has attended Westminster since 3 years of age, and remains a member today. She attended Camp Don Lee for nine years, and later served as a youth counselor for three full summers as a lifeguard, a sailing/kayak instructor, a craft instructor, and a girl’s counselor.

After graduating college, Anastassia worked for her mom’s family law practice as a paralegal for three years. During that time, she discerned her call to Seminary. She is a student at Princeton Theological Seminary, where she serves as a deacon for the girls on her hall, and as the treasurer of the Women’s Center. She is thrilled about the opportunity to serve at the American Church in Paris, and cannot wait to meet you!

You can contact Anastassia by email : This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Children's Worship 2014-2015

Parents/guardians: Register your children for the 2014-2015 Children's Worship program here.

If you have any questions about the program or if you would like to join the worship team, please contact the ACP Children’s Worship Coordinators at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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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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