Sunday Worship

09h00: Traditional; weekly communion

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

13h30: Contemporary

Bloom – 3 October

Newcomer to Paris?   Attend the
Bloom Where You’re Planted orientation program on Saturday 3 October.
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ACP Café – 28 August

Opening of Liberté art exhibit at ACP Café – hosted by Still Point – at 19h30 in the Theater. Free entry. Beverages and snacks provided.

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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Opening of Liberté art exhibit at ACP Café – 28 August 19h30 in ACP Theater

Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom

Liberté art exhibit Come enjoy a special evening of art and music by Still Point Band to kick off the “rentrée.”

The famous phrase from the Apostle Paul “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (II Corinthians 3.17), not only underlines a basic tenet of the Christian faith, but has also been used to highlight a basic principal in a democratic world – freedom.

Agapé Art will be presenting Liberté (freedom), an exhibit of art on multiple mediums by artists of different nationalities. The exhibit will explore the idea of freedom from a variety of styles, and challenge the common notion of freedom, asking the question, "What is true Christian freedom?"

This exposition in solidarity with the city of Paris is a reminder that we as Christians are called to “seek the welfare of the city.” In collaboration with the American Church of Paris, Agape Art, a branch of the French Christian Association Agape France, has gathered together artists of various backgrounds, coming from five different nationalities – French, American, Korean, Taiwanese, and Filipino.

The vernissage will take place on Friday 28 August at 19h30, along with the ACP Cafe. The exposition will be open on Saturday 29 August 13h - 17h and Sunday 30 August 9h - 16h.

ACP Vacation Bible School — 24 to 28 August

 SonSpark Labs Vacation Bible School

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Place: American Church in Paris
Dates:  24 – 28 August
Times: 9h00-12h00
Who: Children ages 3-10

This year's theme is SonSpark Labs. It creates a fun and engaging discovery lab where children will have a great time singing fun songs, watching skits, creating crafts and playing games. But most important, they’ll discover that God’s plan for everyone is Jesus! We’re looking forward to sharing this exciting event with the children, and hope they will all join us at SonSpark Labs.

There is a 25 euro participation fee for each child (to be paid on the first day)

Registration is closed.

 

ACP Young Artists Week — 24 to 28 August

Young Artists Week 2015
led by KuyDelair: Poet, Visual artist, Musician

Young Artists Week 2015Place: American Church in Paris
Dates:  24 – 28 August
Times: 12h30-16h30
Who: Youth ages 11-18

Fee 25 euro per student

Registration is closed.

KuyDelair: Poet, Visual artist, Musician

Believing that Faith is a practice more than a concept, KuyDelair has demonstrated her commitment to God from a very early age. Volunteering as an artist, she also tends to focus her art practice around the topic of spirituality and a modern relationship with God through the physical body.

While studying in a PhD program in Art Study and Practice (Montreal, UQAM), she was selected for an Excellency Grant in Academic research and Art practice (MELS Program). She has lead conferences in Nanyang University (Singapore, 2008) and Lorraine University (France, 2013) among others. As of 2007, her poetic performances have intertwined sound (music and voice) and visual installation. She has published two books (2012): the first one is a bilingual poetry and sound performance book “Lady Death Aborted Chant” and the second one is a poetic novel “The Green Moon Kiss.”

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ACP Fundraiser Ball – 5 October 2015

Join us for the exciting ACP Fundraiser Ball on the 5th of October 2015.

It will be a night to remember as we raise awareness on the needs of the American Church in Paris, serving the community for the last 200 years, through its many ministries and missions.

This black-tie event will be filled with surprises such as a two course dinner prepared by a celebrated French Chef, Fashion Moguls and so much more!

Don't miss out! Join us for a wonderful evening as we waltz the night away in the beautiful Sanctuary, accompanied by a live orchestra.

The evening will end with a live auction. From useful to luxurious items, everything will go under the hammer with all proceeds going to further the work of ACP here in Paris and beyond.

Ticket packages:

Gold (Single Ticket) €50
includes: 1 glass of Champagne, 1 glass of wine, a luxurious cocktail dinatoire.

Gold+ (Couple Ticket) €95
includes: 2 glasses of Champagne, 2 glasses of wine, a luxurious cocktail dinatoire

Platinum (Single Ticket) €150
includes: 2 glasses of Champagne, 2 glasses of wine, a luxurious cocktail dinatoire, a two course dinner

Platinum+ (Couple Ticket) €300
includes: 4 glasses of Champagne, 4 glasses of wine, a luxurious cocktail dinatoire, a two course dinner

Platinum Table (8 people) €1,050
includes: 2 bottles of champagne, 2 bottles of wine, a luxurious cocktail dinatoire, a two course dinner

Tickets are only available online and in advance – no tickets will be sold on-site. All ticket sales are final. There are a limited number of tickets so don’t miss out, get yours today!

For more information, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Connect with our team via social media (FB, Twitter, Instagram) for regular updates and live announcements about this event! If you are interested in donating to the fundraiser or becoming a sponsor, please contact Synergy W at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Discover Your Spiritual Gifts Workshop — 26 September 9h00-16h30

Workshop Leader: Alicia Berberich

Alicia Berberich

Discover Your Spiritual Gifts is a day long program that helps you to understand what spiritual gifts are in general and to discern your specific gifts. Through exercises and discussion, you will see how your past reflects your gifts. We will also look for directions so you can see how your gifts can be best used. You will leave the workshop with a clear understanding of your spiritual gifts, what qualities are important for you, what gives you joy, and a template for how you can put all this information together to help you make decisions going forward. The fee includes lunch, snacks and handouts.

Alicia Berberich led the “Discover Your Spiritual Gifts Workshop" for her church in San Francisco, CA. She has a degree in psychology from UC Berkeley, is a certified life coach, mother of three teen-agers, member of National Speakers Association and Toastmasters International. She loves to help people discover their path and to help them achieve their goals. She has taught goal setting programs and works to help people figure out what is right for them and how to achieve their dreams. Alicia is currently living her dream by living in Paris!

 

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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Bloom Where You’re Planted — Saturday 3 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 3 October 2015 — 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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