Sunday Worship

09h00: Traditional; weekly communion

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

13h30: Contemporary

Young Artists Week

25-29 August 13h-16h. Youth ages 11-18. "Fresh Sight" is a time when creative youth can express and be inspired. More information.

Vacation Bible School

25-29 August 9h-13h30. Children ages 3-10 journey to "SonTreasure Island," where they will discover the greatest treasure of all: God's love for us. More information.

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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A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

A Prairie Home Companion radio show
Friday 5 September 20h00 and Saturday 6 September 16h00.

 

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Slow-talking, down-home Minnesota native Garrison Keillor will soon make his radio debut in Lac Wobegon, France.

The American Church in Paris is pleased to welcome Garrison Keillor for two shows of the Prairie Home Companion radio show – Friday 5 September 20h00 and Saturday 6 September 16h00.

A Prairie Home Companion, the radio show heard by over 4 million listeners weekly on hundreds of radio stations across the US.

Ticket proceeds will be donated to the church. Open seating, doors open 30 minutes before show,  Due to the nature of the performance, latecomers cannot be seated.

Reserve your places today for this very special event at the American Church in Paris.

ACP Vacation Bible School — 25 to 29 August

 SonTreasure Island Vacation Bible School

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Place: American Church in Paris
Dates:  25 – 29 August
Times: 9h00-13h00 (lunch is included)
Who: Children ages 3-10

Pre-registration is encouraged.
Registration forms available on Sundays and here.

Cost is 25€ per child (payable on first day) includes lunch.

This year we'll be journeying to "SonTreasure Island," a tropical paradise where children ages 3-10 will discover the greatest treasure of all: God's love for us.

It's a week of treasure-hunting adventure in the Caribbean Islands! Through their adventures children will discover that God's Love Is Giving, God's Love Is Kind, God's Love Is Caring, God's Love Is Forgiving and God's Love Is Forever!

We will have a great time with lively songs, hilarious skits, creative crafts, exciting games, Bible stories and tasty snacks—all of the things that make Vacation Bible School so much fun for children. On top of that, we will be helping children learn about God's amazing love. SonTreasure Island can be an inspirational and educational adventure for your entire family.

We need plenty of volunteers, so please contact Allison Wheeler if you are interested in joining us for this exciting week!

ACP Young Artists Week — 25 to 29 August

 Young Artists Week // 2014 // Fresh Sight

Young Artists Week // 2014 // Fresh SightPlace: American Church in Paris
Dates:  25 – 29 August
Times: 13h00-16h00
Who: Youth ages 11-18

Pre-registration is encouraged.
Registration forms available on Sundays and here.

Young Artists Week this year will be an informal gathering of youth between the ages of 11 and 18. This event is free and open to any collège or lycée students.

Together we will visit the Palais du Tokyo, discussing the creative process in connection with the process of criticism. We will talk about each other's work, and the work we see in the museum. We will be creating with cameras- disposable, digital, instant, and film. We will talk about the world around us, what we see and feel and experience. We will work through a series of writing prompts, and collect found objects on the street and in the park to create installations that represent our worldview and our faith.

Young Artists Week is a time when creative youth can express and be inspired. Together we are exploring what we see and how we express our vision and our beliefs- while digging deep to gather our creative resources.

Young Artist Week will be led by Visiting Artist, Jonathan Grant www.culture-keeper.com

Schedule:
Monday- How we view the world around us-
Tuesday- How we talk about Art-
Wednesday- How we express what we see-
Thursday- How do we talk about what we create?-
Friday- Final Critique / Devotional / Writing Prompt / Prepare group work for exhibition /

What to bring: Any cameras you want to use (digital, disposable, film, polaroid… along with the compatible film) An open mind

To register please click on the following link: acparis.org/yawregistration

Children's Worship 2014-2015

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

Plans are already underway for the 2014/2015 Children's Worship year, so register your children now! Registration is required for each child at the beginning of every new school year

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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Introducing our Youth Ministry Intern — Anastassia Sharpe

Anastassia Sharp Anastassia Sharpe is currently a student at Princeton Theological Seminary and will be arriving in Paris soon to serve for 12 months. Her experience, theological insight, gifts, skills, passion and presence will be a wonderful blessing to these ministries and our church community here at ACP. 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 26 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 will be taking a year off of school, before her senior year, to come serve the American Church in Paris. She is thrilled about this opportunity, 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 .

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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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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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.