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

Jared spoke in our worship service last Sunday about resurrection for the living, a powerful encouragement about the renewal of the dry bones of our lives and spirits. (Watch here.) This week, we think beyond our lives now, to the life beyond this life.

This Sunday is All Saints Day, when the Christian church pauses to remember and give thanks for all those who have gone before us, and to remember that God promises us eternal life.

In this year when so many lives have been lost, it will be important to acknowledge our grief, but also hold on to hope. We will do so in our prayer time in our online and in-person Sunday services, but also in an additional All Saints gathering via Zoom. You can find the details below.

Speaking of hope, I have good news to share: we have done the risk assessment and planning to have our choir back in worship again, starting this Sunday! Scott Stroman will be leading, and our singers singing. Unfortunately, the congregation will not be allowed to sing along, but we can receive the gift of music they provide.

Faithfully,
Pastor Jennifer

WORSHIP
Worship in the Sanctuary

Even with the new Tier 2 restrictions in London, places of worship are allowed to open. We have carefully reviewed our protocols again, and they already exceed the COVID Secure guidelines required. Therefore, we plan to continue in person worship this Sunday. However, please consider your own personal risk assessment, and walk or cycle to avoid public transit if possible. 

The decision to continue gathering will be reviewed weekly, based on attendance, local cases, staff safety and other factors. However, if London enters Tier 3 or a "circuit break" lockdown, we will not gather for in person worship until those restrictions are lifted. 

Pre-registration is required, as there are a limited number of spaces available.

As of now, there is still plenty of room this Sunday. Online booking will remain open as long as spots are available, or until 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning. If you discover the form is closed, it means we have reached capacity. Please email info@amchurch.co.uk, and we will be in touch if we have a cancellation and space becomes available.
Book Your Pew -- November 1 (with Communion)
Book Your Pew -- November 8
Worship Online Anytime

Sunday Worship for November 1 will premiere on YouTube and Facebook at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, and be available anytime after. You'll have to wait one more week to hear the choir, but Joanna Davies will bring the music and the sermon and liturgy will be the same as the in person service.

Last week's online service is available below. Pastor Jared speaks of resurrection for the living, and Jonathan Eyers brings the music.
Choir Returning!

Scott Stroman has returned from furlough, and he will be leading our choir to make music again starting this Sunday, 1 November. Risk assessments are in place conforming to government guidelines, as well as music professional association guidance.

The choir will rehearse from 9:30-10:30, lead us in worship at 11, then stay to make recordings for the following Sunday. Newcomers are welcome, but please reach out to Scott ahead of time at music@amchurch.co.uk for the details of the new COVID secure protocols. Also, pre-registration is required for choir, but you do not also need to register for Sunday worship if you have signed up to sing.
All Saints Prayers of Memory and Thanksgiving
Send names for inclusion to
prayer@amchurch.co.uk. Prepare a candle or candles to light in your home to remember those you have loved and lost.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88678472170?pwd=KytvenJteVNrRE0yOXVqNGwrbFVKQT09
Meeting ID: 886 7847 2170
Passcode: 386559
CHILDREN & YOUTH
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
Bible Study
Sunday Mornings – 9:00 to 10:00 on Zoom 

In October, we will study the sermon scripture from worship together. All are welcome to join by clicking the link below.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86757897061?pwd=dVBkcW9OVE5hTUt3a25uZmxqbG1odz09
Meeting ID: 867 5789 7061
Passcode: 070537
Becoming Antiracist
Spend some time with all or one of the following:
Read: "A lot of talk but no action": Are charities finally ready to tackle institutional racism? from ThirdSector
Listen: Challenging system racism in the workplace by CIPD
Watch: 10 Ways to Promote Anti-Racism in the Workplace from Forbes

Join us via the Zoom link below (note new time):
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81254079659?pwd=NGRTLzR5TGJicTMvOU5Qc1BDeXJiQT09
Meeting ID: 812 5407 9659
Passcode: 082803
Virtual Fellowship Hour
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83062819798?pwd=bWFMRkhMS240dXhEMkZpL2VoVkI4dz09
Meeting ID: 830 6281 9798
Passcode: 600317

 
PRAYER & SUPPORT
Our Pause for Prayer, now available every Wednesday, offers 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
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.

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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