Special ACP Programs and Events

ACP Vacation Bible School 2019 — ReNew

Monday 26 - Thursday 29 August at 9h-12h

ACP Vacation Bible School 2019 — ReNew

Place: American Church in Paris
Dates:  Monday-Thursday, 27-30 August 2018
Times: 9h-12h
Who: Children ages 3-10
Cost: Admission is free, with a suggested donation of 25 euros per child.

Register here.

ReNew is an environmentally-focused VBS program that inspires kids and adults to grow in faith, have fun, and change the world as they practice stewardship of creation! You and your children can still expect the things you love about VBS—kids learning about Jesus, exploring God’s Word, crafts, games, singing and celebrating—but ReNew VBS is centered on the stewardship of creation, and action-oriented for a big impact on the participants, our community, and the world.

Although the program will be conducted primarily in English, VBS is for open to to all children regardless of spoken language or level of ability ages 3-10 years old.

Please contact Allison Wheeler, Children’s Ministry Director for more information.

Register here.

Many volunteers are needed for a variety of roles, so please pray about whether God is calling you to serve in this fun, dynamic ministry. Please send a message to the Allison Wheeler.

Freiman Stoltzfus – Soundtrack for a Painting

Saturday 7 September at 20h

In the summer of 1999, Freiman Stoltzfus was a student travelling through Europe and wanting to find temporary housing came to check the ACP notice board. He found an apartment, a language group, friends and – during a longer stay in Paris in 2003 – a choir and a church home. Now an established artist in the United States, Freiman Stoltzfus will be back at the ACP this August and early September.

Freiman is a native of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, where he currently resides. He studied in New York City at The National Academy and Art Students League, and has travelled extensively in the Middle East as well as Europe where visits to museums and churches in particular inspire his work.

Music is an equally essential element for him in both his life and his art. He sang with the Oratorio Society of New York, is now with the Philadelphia Singers and is fondly remembered at the ACP for his contribution to the tenor section.

Freiman says, “I believe that art is a vital, regenerative act. It is the nature of God, and it is the nature of love, to create. Since we are made in God’s image, it is also in our nature to create. In my own experience, art breaks down barriers of every kind: religious, psychological, socio-economic, and political. Art clarifies and heals; art confronts and insists on justice.”

During his weeks as Artist in Residence, Freiman plans to offer a workshop, to create a visual diary of daily sketches and watercolors and have a role in VBS.

A highpoint of Freiman Stoltzfus' time in Paris is an event on Saturday 7 September: “Soundtrack for a Painting”, taking place in the ACP Sanctuary at 20h. Instrumental and vocal musicians will surround Freiman with music as he creates a painting. The piece will be unveiled to the audience at the end of the concert. Come watch, listen and enjoy!