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.

Newtown – Remembrance Service & Town Hall Discussion on Gun Violence

Friday 14 December, 19h-21h
Remembrance Service &
Town Hall: Public Safety and Firearms

Paris Newtown Commemoration Service: 14 December, 17h in the ACP SanctuaryCome join us for a special service to remember the lives lost in the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT – USA on 14 December 2012 and other gun violence in the United States.

The service will be followed by a town hall discussion in the Thurber Room on gun violence. Light refreshments will be served. Roundtable participants will include:

- HE Brendan Berne, Australian Ambassador to France
- Joe Smallhoover, President of Democrats Abroad
- Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly, Giffords Org (by video)
- Chris Murphy, US Senator from Connecticut (by video)

Video of last year's roundtable is here.


Please see below for references to learn about how some people have acted in response to gun violence. Groups started by families and groups in Newtown to limit gun violence in schools:

Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) “seeking common sense solutions to make our communities and country safer." http://www2.sandyhookpromise.org/

Safe and Sound is developing safety guidelines for school districts across the country. http://safeandsoundschools.org/

National groups working to prevent gun violence:

The Brady Campaign http://www.bradycampaign.org/

Mayors against illegal guns http://www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org

Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence http://smartgunlaws.org/

Americans for Responsible Solutions (Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly) http://americansforresponsiblesolutions.org/

Everytown for Gun Safety www.everytown.org