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

Every conversation I have these days seems to end with a mutual shrug. "We just don't know, do we?" What will happen with schools, offices, winter? Will the number of COVID-19 cases increase, decrease, or stay the same? 

Everything is uncertain, and it feels impossible to make plans beyond a very short time horizon. And even those plans can change in an instant!

Most of us aren't used to living this way. We book up our lives well in advance, so we can anticipate the good things and prepare for the difficult ones. Living with uncertainty is stressful.

Thankfully, our faith has a lot of perspective and help to offer, as we are not the first of God's children to live in uncertain times. Throughout September, we've given our worship series the cheeky title "To Be Decided," because that best captures the spirit of the mutual shrug we are all sharing.

Even so, we do have some plans. We hold them lightly, knowing all can change, but this Sunday we will regather for worship in the sanctuary at 11:00 a.m. We will follow strict guidelines for social distancing. While pre-booking is required, there is currently plenty of room, and booking will remain open as long as space is available, including on Sunday morning. Those of you remaining at home can still catch us on YouTube starting at 11:00 Sundays as well.

In addition, Bible study, children's Sunday School and youth group are all re-launching, in ways that will be flexible to adapt to changing circumstances. Details are below.

Life remains uncertain, but God is not. May we lean into God's abiding presence and peace as we navigate each week together.

Faithfully,
Pastor Jennifer

WORSHIP
Worship in person September 6

We have the necessary guidelines set and plans made to re-gather for worship in the sanctuary beginning this Sunday, September 6.

Worship in this time of social distancing will look very different than the experience we left behind. If you would like to join us, please take a few minutes to read the details here, then book your pewPre-registration will be required, but the online booking will remain open as long as spots are available, or until 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning.
Book Your Pew
Worship Online Anytime

Sunday Worship for September 6 will premiere on YouTube and Facebook at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, and be available anytime after. This week, we launch our new series on uncertainty with the comforting words of Philippians 4, and music from Jonathan Eyers.

Last week's online service is available below. Pastor Jennifer wrapped up our series on Noah, with brilliant music from Nick Allen and Liam Dunachie.

 
CHILDREN & YOUTH
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
Bible Study
Sunday Mornings – 9:00 to 10:00 on Zoom (NEW TIME & NEW LINK)

For the month of September, our study will focus on the book of Jonah. All are invited to attend. Click the link below to join.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86757897061?pwd=dVBkcW9OVE5hTUt3a25uZmxqbG1odz09
Meeting ID: 867 5789 7061
Passcode: 070537
Becoming Antiracist
Spend time with all or one of the following and join us via the Zoom link below:
Listen: Allies of Joy in a Systemically Racist World
Watch: Nova Reid on Microaggressions
Read: Britain's Big Race Divide

Click the link below to join.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81254079659?pwd=NGRTLzR5TGJicTMvOU5Qc1BDeXJiQT09
Meeting ID: 812 5407 9659
Passcode: 082803
Virtual Fellowship Hour (NEW TIME & NEW LINK!)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83062819798?pwd=bWFMRkhMS240dXhEMkZpL2VoVkI4dz09
Meeting ID: 830 6281 9798
Passcode: 600317

 
PRAYER & SUPPORT
A new format for our Pause for Prayer, now available every Wednesday, with an invitation to stop from the hustle and bustle and spend a few minutes with God.
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
SERVE & GIVE
The NHS has reached out to our church to ask for help in research to save lives from COVID-19. If you or anyone you know has recovered from COVID-19, please consider donating plasma to help treat patients with the virus. It is safe, and only takes about 45 minutes. There is a site near to the church. You can sign up by calling 0300 123 23 23 or completing the online form at www.nhsbt.nhs.uk.
Support for Vulnerable People in Lockdown
 
If you are not considered vulnerable, are able to travel without using public transit, and would be willing to help someone who might need delivery of groceries, medicine or other items, please contact jonathan@amchurch.co.uk.  

Giving: Your generosity matters more than ever.

We know that many people are facing challenging financial circumstances. AIC is in a solid position to weather the loss of Latchcourt income, but we will be relying more than usual on gifts from the congregation to keep our ministries going, our staff supported and our income flowing. If you are in a position to do so, we would ask you to consider making a special gift to support the church at this time, or to pay your 2020 pledge now, rather than across the course of the year.

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

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