Sunday Worship

09h00: Traditional; weekly communion

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

13h30: Contemporary

Spread Christmas Cheer

Volunteer opportunities. Looking for ways to spread Christmas cheer to those less fortunate? Volunteer for one of the ACP’s local missions over the holidays.

Advent Calendar

During Advent, we celebrate Christ's coming into the world and watch with expectant hope for his coming again. ACP calendar and devotional materials here.

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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Alpha Course

Got questions about life? Try the Alpha Course

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Ever wanted to explore the meaning of life or ask challenging questions about the Christian faith? Do you have a family member, friend, neighbor or colleague who is asking questions about life? If you've answered "yes" then the Alpha Course is for you!

Alpha is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed, informal and friendly way. It welcomes all those big questions – and it's free!

From January 2015, ACP will be starting an all-Church Alpha (open to all ages) with a Launch Party on Thursday 15 January. The course will then run every Thursday for 10 weeks. Each session starts with a meal at 18h30 followed by a short video talk looking at different aspects of the Christian faith, with topics such as How can I have faith? and Does God heal today?. Afterwards there are small group discussions, where you can talk about what you have heard and ask any questions you might have.

No question is too simple or too hostile!! Whether you've never heard of God, you're someone who has recently come to faith or you have been a Christian all of your life, this course is for you! Even if you've been a Christian for many years, Alpha is a great way to remind yourself about the fundamental aspects of faith and it is also perfect to invite friends to who are seeking answers about life...so why not invite them to come along with you?

Is there more to life than this? Come and join us at the free Launch Party on 15 January at 19h30 and let's find out together.

For more information, please feel free to contact Michelle here. Make sure that you keep up-to-date with details about the Launch Party and the course by checking the ACP website and social media channels.

22.5 million people around the world have done Alpha – have you?

More information here.

ACP Mitten Tree

7 - 21 December

On the second Sunday of Advent, a Christmas tree will be erected in the Theater of the church. But here’s the catch: we have to provide the trimmings! We are inviting everyone to bring new mittens, hats, gloves, and scarves to decorate our tree. But these items will do more than brighten our church space: they will be donated to our mission partner, Foyer de Grenelle, for those in need during this chilly time of year.

Women's Sunday Gathering — Sunday 21 December at 12h30 in the Herr's Apartment

Christmas Tea and Cookie Exchange

We will spend our time of fellowship Christmas caroling with Joan Minor Grayson and Laura Tramel and sharing our favorite Christmas cookies. Please bring 2 - 3 dozen cookies or your favorite sweet treat to contribute to the festivities!! We hope to have enough cookies that we'll all be able to take some home to our family and friends. Looking forward to seeing you there! For more information, contact Kim Herr at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

All Church Family Christmas Party

Saturday 20 December at 17h00-19h00

 

Christmas Eve Services

Wednesday 24 December

ACP Christmas Eve Services — 24 December

16h00   Family Service

Especially for those with young children.
Join the worshipping community for a special service of worship celebrating the birth of our Saviour in a child-friendly setting. Glow sticks will illumine our special "candle light" service and special treats will follow worship.

16h45   Fellowship Cookie Reception in Thurber Room

19h00   Musical Prelude
19h30   Candlelight Service

With Choir, Handbells and Soloists
Service is preceded by 30 minutes of special music, and concludes with the lighting of individual candles and the singing of Silent Night. 

21h30   Musical Prelude
22h00   Candlelight Service

With Choir, Handbells and Soloists
Service is preceded by 30 minutes of special music, and concludes with the lighting of individual candles and the singing of Silent Night. 


23h15    Fellowship Cookie Reception in Thurber Room

Please note the church building will be closed on Wednesday 24 Dec from 12h00 to 15h30 and all day on Thursday 25 December.

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200th Anniversary Service DVD Available

On Saturday 13 October the English-speaking churches in Paris celebrated the 200th anniversary of English-speaking worship in this city. This inspirational ecumenical worship service includes the message by Dr. Mark Labberton (President of Fuller Theological Seminary), the 200-voice anniversary choir, the ACP Bronze Ringers, members of the American Dance Academy of Paris and the many lectors who helped lead worship. There are also many beautiful shots of the interior of the Madeleine Church. The cost is 10 euros per DVD. They can be purchased at the Sunday fellowship time after services, or at the reception desk during the week.

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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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.