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THIS WEEK AT AIC
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Dear <<First Name>>, 

Whether you are here in the UK or elsewhere around the world, you have probably heard about the COP-26 climate change conference taking place in Glasgow next week. This is a critical moment for the world to come together and set a path towards not only halting human-induced climate change but to also begin imagining what damage we can yet reverse.

But is it too late? Can we as Christians--and a global community--repent for all of the destruction we have caused and find a way forward? The prophets of the Old Testament give us some thoughts on that: our inability to love one another and care for creation has already brought bloodshed and destruction, and no one (not even the church) is without blame. We have stumbled and will continue to stumble again.

Yet, there is (possibly, for now) some hope left. We know what the Bible says about caring for creation, and we know what we can and must do to save our planet. So instead of me simply reminding you of that our lecturing for fifteen minutes this coming Sunday, we're going to be lifting up some of the voices--some of your voices--which have been speaking into this space and imagining a better, healed world.

We also have the gift of a baby dedication and infant baptism this week! I can think of no better representation of our shared commitment to a better future than in the vows we make to our youngest members.

Join us as we explore all of this together.

In Faith,
Jonathan Miller
Community Minister

 

WORSHIP
Worship 

Join us on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. Choir and children's message return, communion will be served, and we will be able to sing together throughout the service. 

Reminder of our COVID protocols:
  1. Face coverings over the nose and mouth are required to attend worship. 
  2. Pews are marked with signage and lines indicating 1m social distance, so that it is easy to choose a seat that maintains appropriate space. 
  3. Sign-in is now optional, using either the NHS app or paper sign-in sheet.
  4. All are required to use hand sanitizer upon entry to the building.
  5. Fellowship time remains outside, as outdoor gathering is much safer than indoors.
If you missed us last week or are not ready to return in person yet, our online service will be posted to YouTube on Mondays. You can watch last week's below.
SERVE & GIVE
Next Dates: Friday and Saturday, 5th and 6th of November
Email jonathan@amchurch.co.uk for more details
Giving: Your generosity matters more than ever.

This year remains difficult in many ways, and we ask you, if you are able, to consider making a gift to keep our ministries thriving. 

You may give via bank transfer with the following information:
Beneficiary: The American Church in London
Sort Code: 40-05-16
Account Number: 81651498

Conversations on Marriage, Gender & Sexuality

At our AGM on 26 September, the Council asked for your feedback to begin a conversation about diversity & inclusion, specifically about the topic of equal marriage. We will be offering the programs below based on your input.

Are there other ways you want to engage with our community in this discussion? Please contact Elodie Lasserre, Jared Jaggers, or Jonathan Miller if you would like to help plan these conversations or to let us know how you would like to participate. Email info@amchurch.co.uk for more information.

Next Meeting: Wednesday, 10 November
Read: Pages 129 to 158 (Garry, Tamsin and Lucy)

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81254079659?pwd=NGRTLzR5TGJicTMvOU5Qc1BDeXJiQT09
Meeting ID: 812 5407 9659
Passcode: 082803

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Autumn Plans for Children & Youth

As more of our community is regathering in person, we are helping our young people find a place to belong in the church; to help them know they are at home in the house of God.

  • Babies aged 0-3 are welcome in our crèche or to remain with parents in the sanctuary.
  • Our children ages 4-9 are welcome as part of our worshiping community, with a special place for them to worship through creativity and play in our PrayGround.
  • Children 10+ are encouraged to sit with their family and join in worship.
  • 24 October – Our next youth activities 12:30-14:00; continuing the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. Lunch will be provided with activities and a lesson. All children and youth are welcome. Location in the AIC building, pick up at 14:00.

We hope to see you and your children soon!

Faithfully,
Pastor Jared

Join us for online Bible Study via Zoom. In the month of November, we will spend four weeks studying marriage and sexuality. In the meantime we will be studying our scripture passage from Sunday worship.

Note the early start for those who want to attend Bible Study and then travel to worship.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87140047345?pwd=dXZmOGg1OUNrcU1JazN2TE0yVWRaQT09
Meeting ID: 871 4004 7345
Passcode: 571543

 

If you want to sing in the choir at St. Paul's, please plan to attend rehearsals on November 17 and 24, and contact Scott at music@amchurch.co.uk.
PRAYER & SUPPORT
If you have concerns to add to our prayers or outreach, please e-mail prayer@amchurch.co.uk or contact us directly.

Reach out to us:
Jennifer Mills-Knutsen,  jmk@amchurch.co.uk, 0780 143 7133
Jared Jaggers, jared@amchurch.co.uk, 0756 568 7333
Jonathan Miller, jonathan@amchurch.co.uk, 0752 235 5669
A note on technology:

Zoom is an online platform to host video chat. It is free to use, but may require you to download an app to your phone, tablet or laptop.

Facebook will also host all our videos, including worship, Pause for Prayer and children’s messages. You do not need to have a Facebook account to view them, only to comment or engage.

AIC now has a YouTube channel. Subscribe or visit anytime for the latest worship services, pause for prayer moments, children’s messages and more.
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