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!
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17 January 2022
As it is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, John Price and Kate Snipes focus on discussing Dr. King’s legacy, and his connections to the American Church in Paris. Kym Stewart talks about the upcoming ACP discussion series around the book “Be the Bridge: Pursuing God’s Heart for Racial Reconciliation,” by Latasha Morrison. Plus, we get an update of all the special events at ACP.
3 January 2022
Associate pastor Doug Fondell explains the meaning and significance of Epiphany, and host Amit Pieter joins in to discuss Epiphany in popular culture. Doug talks about upcoming Thurber lectures and the two make observations about prevalent New Year’s resolutions. There is a discussion of the 100 Days of Welcome Refugee Mission which begins in early January, and farewells to Doug and Jodi Fondell after two years of service to ACP.
13 December 2021
Amit Pieter and Pastor Jodi Fondell discuss the meaning of Advent, and why an Advent wreath may hold blue candles. Jodi explains the meaning of Santa Lucia Day (13 December), and she shares how it was celebrated in Sweden when she and Doug pastored in Stockholm. We get an update on the church renovations and transitions, and listen to some inspiring Christmas music.
15 November 2021
Hello, goodbye and … what is God’s plan for us? We say hello to new Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults, the Rev. Elizabeth Murray, and so do The Beatles with their hit “Hello, Goodbye.” We say good-bye to business manager Andrea Richard, retiring at end-2021 after more than seven years to the tune of “Turn, Turn, Turn,” by The Byrds. Plus, Alison Benney finds out more about what creation care means from Rose Marie Burke.
1 November 2021
For All Saints Day (Toussaint), Jorg Kaldeway, Rev. Paul Rock, and Rev. Don discuss saints and jazz and rock 'n' roll. Pastor Paul kicks off with the question, "What is a saint?". Then the three take a look at songs by the Rolling Stones, John Coltrane, Joan Osborne, and Bill Evans, and we close with Louis Armstrong and "When the Saints Go Marching In."
18 October 2021
Join hosts Natalie Raynal and John Price as they have a conversation with Nicole Taylor about Opera, Gospel, Karaoke, and best musical moments. Learn about The Story of Spirituals benefit concert coming up Oct. 30.
4 October 2021
Alison Benney and Pastor Don Lee co-host. We talk about Don and Tanas's 40th anniversary, and discuss the Question of Faith, "Where is God in our most difficult moments?" ACP member Rose Burke explains the upcoming Climate Sabbath, and Elizabeth Murray, the new Youth and Young Adult Minister, explains how she followed the call to become a pastor, and her path to the ACP call.
20 September 2021
Amit Pieter and co-host Kate Snipes discuss the post-Covid Church with comparisons to medieval pandemics. Kate speaks about Acts of the Apostles and their time to learn how to act without Jesus among them and the similarity to today when people must learn new ways of living. An update on the state of audiovisuals at church.
6 September 2021
It's the rentrée! Alison Benney and Pastor Doug Fondell co-host to bring listeners up to date on ACP news and exciting events. Pastor Paul Rock reflects on how we define the Holy Spirit, we discuss the fascinating history of our windows, and Kris Richardson explains the AFCU.
19 July 2021
Passing through: Jörg Kaldewey is host for this special conversation about transitions, specifically saying goodbye to Interim Senior Pastor Odette Lockwood-Stewart and Rev. Jim Lockwood-Stewart, and catching up with surprise guest, ex-Senior Pastor, Rev. Scott Herr.
5 July 2021
John Price and Reverend Jim Lockwood-Stewart discuss the significance, history and reason for creeds, including an explanation for the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed.
21 June 2021
Co-hosted by interim Senior Pastor Odette Lockwood-Stewart and Rose Marie Burke, this music-filled Fête de la Musique broadcast features Alison Benney interviewing incoming Senior Pastor Paul Rock, and interviews with incoming Visiting Pastor Don Lee and Council chair Kymberly Stewart, who tells us about the upcoming Gospel Welcome service on 27 June.
7 June 2021
Co-hosts Amit Pieter and Associate pastor Jodi Fondell announce that Rev. Paul Rock has been called as our new Senior Pastor. They speak with Children’s Worship pastor Allison Wheeler about Vacation Bible School and make an appeal for volunteers. In the context of World Refugee Day (20 June), we discuss ACPs 100 Nights winter program for homeless refugees, and one of our success stories. Jodi explores the new livestreaming of services, and we finish with My Story, My Song.
17 May 2021
Genie Godula and Rev. Odette Lockwood-Stewart co-host the show, with music and conversation. We start with a look at Pentecost, its meaning and how ACP celebrates it. Then we share the work of ACP’s Welcome and Inclusion Task Force, and actions moving forward. We interview student Samantha La Rocca on how the pandemic has affected youth and finish off with a discussion of the steps taken to find and call the candidate for our new Senior Pastor.
3 May 2021
Jorg Kaldewey and Kate Snipes co-hot the show/ We start with a Question of Faith: Women and spirituality, and then interview Father Tom Dawson, Ireland about centering prayer.
19 April 2021
John Price and Pastor Jim Lockwood-Stewart co-host, talking about the latest ACP events, plus Earth Day on 22 April and what churches can do to address climate change. They then discuss Adam Hamilton and his book, "Making Sense of the Bible," with an audio excerpt from Adam Hamilton.
5 April 2021
Co-hosts Rose Marie Burke and Pastor Jim Lockwood-Stewart co-host this Easter Monday show. Jim delves into the meaning of the Resurrection. Spire magazine writer Rebecca Brite speaks about the second anniversary of the fire at Notre Dame and The Forest. Rose, who also writes for the Spire, talks about what APC can do for Earth Day. William Cuozzi talks about being a teen and liturgist at ACP. Music: “Resurrection” by ACP's Devon Graves and “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen.
29 March 2021
Amit Pieter and Natalie McConnell Raynal co-host, with guests Marta Hobbs and Interim Senior Pastor Odette Lockwood-Stewart. Marta speaks about her work to create quality audiovisual communications for the ACP. Natalie answers the Question of Faith about how we can feel that we are doing our best against overwhelming odds. Pastor Odette speaks about Holy Week and provides a peek at the audio from a play presented on Palm Sunday.
15 March 2021
Alison Benney and Pastor Doug Fondell kick off the show with a question of faith on “Why did Jesus have to/choose to die?” Henry Fortu, acting chair of ACP’s African Fellowship, describes their Zoomed-in events. Daniel Tostado, Mission Outreach vice chair, describes the new Mission Minutes project, and we play the audio from ACP’s Prison Ministry, with Caroline Bouazouni and Patti Turquet.
1 March 2021
Jörg Kaldewey and Jodi Fondell discussed women and contemplation, followed by an interview with Kate Snipes on women, theology, and saints Sister Jayasara, a Buddhist nun, then spoke to us about spiritual contemplation and universal faith.
15 February 2021
This show is hosted by friends Pastor Jim Lockwood Stewart and John Price. In addition to an informative back and forth conversation on lent, the two bring us up to speed on what’s happening at ACP and go behind the scenes to discuss the ‘why’s’ underpinning it all.
1 February 2021
Co-hosts Rose Marie Burke and Contemporary Music Director Natalie Raynal. For Question of Faith, Natalie’s discusses the phrase “I belong to God.” Communications coordinator John Newman briefs us about the pastoral discussion about anti-racism. We listen to the contemporary music group’s rendition of “A Bridge Over Troubled Waters.” February brings together people for Valentine’s Day, an opportunity to learn how ACP is transforming its wedding ceremonies from wedding coordinator Jorg Kaldewey. Feb. 2 is Groundhog Day, an occasion for movie group leader Rebecca Brite to rewatch that film 28 years later and explore its eternal meaning.
18 January 2021
Amit Pieter and Pastor Odette Lockwood-Stewart hosted this special show on Martin Luther King Day. Our first guest is Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, chief executive of the United Methodist Board of Church and Society, located on Capitol Hill. She spoke to us about “faith in the public square,” addressing the shocking events in Washington on 6 January, and the upcoming inauguration. Our second guest, Rev. Dr. Dorsey Odell Blake, serves at the progressive Pacific School of Religion and is Presiding Minister of The Church for The Fellowship of All Peoples. He spoke about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Black Lives Matter movement in a global context, particularly with reference to the events in Washington.
4 January 2021
7 December 2020
30 November 2020
Listen in as Amit Pieter and Pastor Jodi co-host a discussion about ACP’s prison ministry, the Rainbow Connection grieving support group, and we’ll be calling Tim Vance in California to see how he’s been doing in the last year.
16 November 2020
John Price and Jim Lockwood-Stewart hosted the show, providing an update on ACP online services and other programs. That includes Musings with the Maestro, a new series by Music Director Fred Graman on the history of ACP. Pastor Jim then talked about Advent, the “new year” in the church calendar, and explained how the yearly cycle plays out. John discussed the Bible Study series “Making Sense of the Bible” and announced the Thanksgiving service plans and Gratizoom, and the current Generosity campaign.
2 November 2020
Amit Pieter hosted with ACP’s Contemporary Music Director Natalie Raynal, who answered the Question of Faith: During the pandemic, how do we find God’s strength in our weakness? Then, for My Story My Song, Natalie shared “I Will Not Give Up” by Devon Graves. Lisa Anselmo described the 55th Bloom Where You’re Planted seminar, happening online on 14 November, all virtual. We looked at upcoming ACP events online, and then finished with a prayer by Natalie for a safe and fair US election.
19 October 2020
5 October 2020
Alison Benney and ACP’s interim Associate Pastor, Doug Fondell co-hosted the show, and Pastor Doug opened with a Question of Faith: "Where is God in the midst of the struggle, pain, confusion, and loss that the world is facing?" Allison Wheeler, Director of Children’s Ministry, then talked about the challenges of child raising during the pandemic, and the special programs she created in response. Then Peter deWit, organiser of the Refugee Welcome Dinners, spoke about the life-changing experience of inviting refugees and asylum-seekers to share a dinner in one’s home. Then Tendayi Chirawu, head of the Paris Writers Group, wrapped it up by introducing “Through Walls” and anthology of creative writing by members of the American Church in Paris.
21 September 2020
Amit Pieter hosts with Associate Pastor Jodi Fondell. Jodi's Question of Faith "How does it feel to be known?" was inspired by the Enneagram study group and Psalm 139, Lisa Prevett and MaryClaire King talk about the exciting response and results from holding the Alpha course online, and about the next course starting on 1 October with a kick-off party. Then Teri Lee Valluy explains this year's Women Bible Study series on Women of the Old Testament, which starts monthly from 27 September.
7 September 2020
6 July 2020
15 June 2020
Alison Benney hosts with Grant Mongin, Youth and Young Adult Ministry Intern. For our Question of Faith, Grant discusses what he’s learned during this year of internship at the ACP, both pre-pandemic and post-confinement, and what comes next. Rose Marie Burke describes the ongoing Bible Study series, A Major World from the Minor Prophets, explaining how a Bible Study can be rewarding on Zoom, and how it’s changed how she sees the Bible. Then we hear from John Price, on the work done by the Task Force on Regathering, on the challenges or re-opening the building, and how we are moving forward.
1 June 2020
In this first post-confinement broadcast, Amit Pieter hosts with Associate Pastor Jodi Fondell. Jodi answers a Question of Faith by describing the importance of the pastors' daily prayer service each morning, then describes the process reopening the church house to the pre-schools. We discuss the meaning of Pentecost, and take a look at how things may roll out in the next few months.
2 March 2020
17 February 2020
Alison Benney hosts with Visiting Pastor Dan Michalek, who answers a Question of Faith with a story of partnering his church with an African-American church. Tarani Merriweather describes the ACP conversation series on Reconciliation and Race, and Rebecca Brite opens a discussion on "Just Mercy," the film and book by Bryan Stevenson.
3 February 2020
Amit Pieter hosts with Youth & Young Adult intern Grant Mongin. Grant answers a Question of Faith on the book study series on "Making Sense of the Bible," and his own relationship with the scriptures. Lisa Previtt presents the Alpha program, kicking off on 5 March, and explains the piece chosen for My Story, My Song. Grant closes with a personal anecdote from spring vacations.
20 January 2020
It was Martin Luther King Jr, Day, and we interviewed Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Lewis who discussed her upcoming Thurber lecture on 4th February, "Liberating God" as well as her activism to promote tolerance and love, and to establish multi-racial, multicultural congregations. Dan emphasised the importance of regular spiritual practice outside of Sunday church services, such as Bible study, for a more solid faith. John Price described the book, "Making Sense of the Bible" and the all-congregation study groups. And Teri Lee Valluy discussed her ongoing Bible study series, Focus on Forgiveness.
6 January 2020
Epiphany and the New Year was celebrated on the radio show with Jodi and Doug Fondell via phone who spoke about their arrival at the ACP for the Interim Associate Pastor position. Josh Veit spoke about his participation in the 100 nights refugee ministry.
16 December 2019
2 December 2019
18 November 2019
It was the first Ladies Night on the ACP Radio show. Kate Snipes speaks about her talk to the Women's group about Catherine of Sienna. Carrie Bellanger, Pastor in Jerusalem, joins us via phone, to share her experience with the group of women led by Kim Herr on the pilgrimage from Paris to Chartres at the end of September. Kim Herr recounts her pilgrimage experience on the St. Jacques de Compostelle.
4 November 2019
21 October 2019
7 October 2019
16 September 2019
2 September 2019
15 July 2019
1 July 2019
17 June 2019
3 June 2019
Dr. Tony Campolo talked about his reversal in attitude toward gay marriage, and his upcoming talk on 13th June; Reverend Scott Herr answered a Question of Faith about the why and wherefore of Pentecost; and journalist David Jolly shared his experience traveling through Japan to learn about 16th-century Christians.
20 May 2019
Visiting pastor Dan Michalek tackles a question of faith about mental health. Jorge Sosa, library director of AUP tells us about the inauguration of the new Learning Commons at 69 quai d’Orsay. Former pastor Tina Blair talks about her visit to Paris for the AFCU meetings, reminisces about her time at ACP and her book writing. Tre’mar Baptiste, ACP member, shares about his life in Paris and sings a song.
6 May 2019
15 April 2019
1 April 2019
On this 1 April 2019, we welcome Visiting Pastor and supporting spouse Rev. Dan and Fran Michalek and also hear interviews with Tre'mar Baptiste and congregation members Kim Ball and Jonathan Wheeler.
18 March 2019
4 March 2019
18 February 2019
4 February 2019
21 January 2019
7 January 2019
17 December 2018
3 December 2018
19 November 2018
5 November 2018
15 October 2018
1 October 2018
17 September 2018
3 September 2018
Julia Metcalf, intern for Youth & Young Adults, speaks about the ACP theme: No Longer Strangers. Nina Montoliu interviews Frédéric Mion, President of Sciences Po, Paris. Lanecia Rouse, ACP visiting artist, shares about her personal experience of creating at the ACP. Monica Bassett interviews author and creative coach, Eric Maisel about creativity and finding meaning.
16 July 2018
2 July 2018
18 June 2018
Host Ashleigh Searle Picq is joined in the studio by Rev. Dr Grace Ji-Sun Kim. Dr. Kim will be delivering a Thurber lecture at the American Church in Paris on 20 June entitled - Embracing the Other: The Transformative Spirit of Love. Dr. Kim is an Associate Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion and the author or editor of 12 books on a wide range of themes intercultural ministry, social justice, environmental issues and the church. ACP Associate Pastor, the Reverend Timothy Vance tackles a Question of Faith and explains where the Holy Spirit appears in the Bible and how the Spirit manifests itself. We also hear from Bob Stains, a trained conflict resolution coach and consultant, on how Reflective Structured Dialogue can help churches have tough conversations on difficult issues. Last, the team of volunteers with Vacation Bible School talks about the plans for this year’s August session entitled “Shipwrecked”.
4 June 2018
Pentecost Monday has us talking to Pastor Scott about the presence of the Holy Spirit working in our lives. Pastor Carol Simpson and husband Mike Simpson speak about their individual careers and living their lives in faith together. Lionel Montoliu shares how he became baptized by Carol Simpson. Felicia Henderson shares words about listening to God and to each other.
21 May 2018
7 May 2018
16 April 2018
2 April 2018 (replay 17 April 2017 broadcast)
19 March 2018
5 March 2018
19 February 2018
Pastor Tim Vance, youth intern Jake Van Aston and wife, Trisha, join Monica Bassett on the set to talk about this year’s Lenten journey and Contempletive Prayer. Konnie Labecki answer’s questions about The Significant Marriage Seminar in March. Ashleigh Serle Pique interviews visiting Rev. Lewis Poag about his ministry at the ACP.
5 February 2018
15 January 2018