Sunday Worship

09h00: Traditional; weekly communion

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

13h30: Contemporary

New member orientation

Interested in becoming a member of ACP? Join the orientation class on 13 July 12h30 in the 2nd Floor Library. 

Please RSVP to Community Life.

Vacation Bible School

25-29 August 9h-13h30. Children ages 3-10 journey to "SonTreasure Island," where they will discover the greatest treasure of all: God's love for us. More information.

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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A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor

A Prairie Home Companion radio show
Friday 5 September 20h00 and Saturday 6 September 16h00.

 

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Slow-talking, down-home Minnesota native Garrison Keillor will soon make his radio debut in Lac Wobegon, France.

The American Church in Paris is pleased to welcome Garrison Keillor for two shows of the Prairie Home Companion radio show – Friday 5 September 20h00 and Saturday 6 September 16h00.

A Prairie Home Companion, the radio show heard by over 4 million listeners weekly on hundreds of radio stations across the US.

Ticket proceeds will be donated to the church. Open seating, doors open 30 minutes before show,  Due to the nature of the performance, latecomers cannot be seated.

Reserve your places today for this very special event at the American Church in Paris.

Bruce Morgan, Visiting Pastor

The American Church in Paris re-welcomes Bruce and Nancy Morgan.

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The Rev. Bruce W. Morgan, retired American Baptist pastor, of Kansas City, Missouri, has served four American Baptist congregations over his 40 years of active ministry. In retirement, he has also served as Interim Pastor of five ABC Congregations in Kansas and Missouri. Bruce was born in Salem, New Jersey and graduated from Topeka High School, Topeka, Kansas, where he met and began dating his future wife, Nancy. He graduated from William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri in 1963, and the American Baptist Seminary of the West in Berkeley, California in 1967. He was ordained at the Calvary Baptist Church of Denver, Colorado in 1967 and began his ministry in that church. He served churches in Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, and New Jersey, and retired in 2004 from full-time pastoral ministry.

Nancy retired from her position as biostatistician with Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceutical Corp. in 2004. The Morgans have two adult children, David Morgan, Dayton, Ohio, and Elizabeth O’Rourke, Kansas City; and two grandchildren, Garrett Morgan, 13, and Morgan O’Rourke, 9.

In retirement, Nancy devotes her time to recorder playing and reading. Bruce is a tennis player and both he and Nancy play bridge regularly. Both enjoy theater, choral music, and travel. Bruce has volunteered for United Way, treatment programs for alcohol and drug abuse, the Board of Trustees of Central Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Ministers Council of his denomination. The Morgans were dear personal friends of Dr. Edwin Tuller, former pastor of ACP and highly respected American Baptist leader.

ACP Vacation Bible School — 25 to 29 August

 SonTreasure Island Vacation Bible School

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Place: American Church in Paris
Dates:  25 – 29 August
Times: 9h00-13h00 (lunch is included)
Who: Children ages 3-10

Pre-registration is encouraged.
Registration forms available on Sundays and here.

Cost is 25€ per child (payable on first day) includes lunch.

This year we'll be journeying to "SonTreasure Island," a tropical paradise where children ages 3-10 will discover the greatest treasure of all: God's love for us.

It's a week of treasure-hunting adventure in the Caribbean Islands! Through their adventures children will discover that God's Love Is Giving, God's Love Is Kind, God's Love Is Caring, God's Love Is Forgiving and God's Love Is Forever!

We will have a great time with lively songs, hilarious skits, creative crafts, exciting games, Bible stories and tasty snacks—all of the things that make Vacation Bible School so much fun for children. On top of that, we will be helping children learn about God's amazing love. SonTreasure Island can be an inspirational and educational adventure for your entire family.

We need plenty of volunteers, so please contact Allison Wheeler if you are interested in joining us for this exciting week!

ACP Young Artists Week — 25 to 29 August

 Young Artists Week // 2014 // Fresh Sight

Young Artists Week // 2014 // Fresh SightPlace: American Church in Paris
Dates:  25 – 29 August
Times: 13h00-16h00
Who: Youth ages 11-18

Pre-registration is encouraged.
Registration forms available on Sundays and here.

Young Artists Week this year will be an informal gathering of youth between the ages of 11 and 18. This event is free and open to any collège or lycée students.

Together we will visit the Palais du Tokyo, discussing the creative process in connection with the process of criticism. We will talk about each other's work, and the work we see in the museum. We will be creating with cameras- disposable, digital, instant, and film. We will talk about the world around us, what we see and feel and experience. We will work through a series of writing prompts, and collect found objects on the street and in the park to create installations that represent our worldview and our faith.

Young Artists Week is a time when creative youth can express and be inspired. Together we are exploring what we see and how we express our vision and our beliefs- while digging deep to gather our creative resources.

Young Artist Week will be led by Visiting Artist, Jonathan Grant www.culture-keeper.com

Schedule:
Monday- How we view the world around us-
Tuesday- How we talk about Art-
Wednesday- How we express what we see-
Thursday- How do we talk about what we create?-
Friday- Final Critique / Devotional / Writing Prompt / Prepare group work for exhibition /

What to bring: Any cameras you want to use (digital, disposable, film, polaroid… along with the compatible film) An open mind

To register please click on the following link: acparis.org/yawregistration

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

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