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

Remembrance Sunday pauses to remember all those lives lost to war, which we will do on Sunday with two minutes of silence starting at 11:00 (please be prompt!), then by hearing the Fauré Requiem sung by combined AIC and Eclectic Voices choirs throughout our worship service.

The day also invites us to pray for peace and seek ways to overcome conflict without war and violence. In 2 Corinthians, Paul tells us that Jesus' new life and grace assign each of us a role as an "ambassador of reconciliation." That means we are sent by Christ to be peacemakers in the world, to find ways to bring people together to break down injustice and overcome disputes in ways that do not leave behind victors and victims, but friends and neighbours.

This work is urgently needed in our world today. Join us on Sunday to remember by listening to music, listening to one another, and listening to God, that we might become "ambassadors of reconciliation" in Christ's name.


Faithfully,

Pastor Jennifer


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Is AIC your church home? Become a member!

 
If you have been worshiping with AIC for awhile and consider it to be your church home, we would prayerfully ask you to contemplate membership. Membership represents a commitment to live your faith by attending, supporting and engaging with the work of AIC, and makes you a full participant in our democratic decision-making process.

We will be organizing groups to join on Sundays, October 27 and November 17, and we would love to welcome you. There will be a luncheon meeting on November 10 to learn more, or you can reach out to Pastor Jennifer at jmk@amchurch.co.uk to learn more about what membership means.
Cold Weather Shelter has begun! Last Wednesday was the launch of our twelfth shelter season. Every Wednesday night and Thursday morning, we host up to 16 guests in partnership with C4WS Homeless Project. We still need volunteers for overnight shifts as well as New Year's Day. Please contact Jonathan for more information: jonathan@amchurch.co.uk

Able to do some extra laundry? Bags of laundry are now available at the back of the sanctuary. If you can take one with you, get it washed (We promise not to ask how!) and bring it back next Sunday, you will help us save over £800 over the course of the season--and get involved in the shelter in a concrete, hands-on way!

 
Sing in St. Paul's!
All are invited to join a specially assembled choir to sing at the American Thanksgiving Service in St. Paul's Cathedral on Thursday November 28 at 11AM. Each year many British and international friends join singers from the American International Church and International Community Church to sing for over 2500 people at this special event in the presence of the Ambassador.  Music featured this year includes a new anthem to words by by Maya Angelou by director Scott Stroman as well as music by Duke Ellington, traditional gospel songs, and hymns.  It's a very satisfying experience, and anyone can join.
Rehearsals are on Wednesdays November 20 and 27, 7-9 PM at AIC. On November 28 we meet at St. Paul's at 9AM to rehearse for the service which runs from 11-12.
Please email music@amchurch.co.uk to register.

 
Reserved Seats at St. Paul’s
While the event is free and open to all, AIC has the opportunity to reserve a block of seats for people in our church community, their friends and family to sit under the dome on Thanksgiving Day. Please contact Morgan at info@amchurch.co.uk to indicate the number of seats you would like to reserve. You must be in place and seated by 10:40, otherwise seats will be filled by members of the public. Seats will be grouped for all of AIC together, and we must have the final count by 20 November. This is a great opportunity to invite friends to join you!
 
Thanksgiving at The Soup Kitchen
On Monday, 25 November, from 9am to 1pm, we will be using our leftover potluck turkeys to offer up a Thanksgiving meal at The Soup Kitchen. All volunteers slots that day will be reserved for members of the congregation, so please contact Jonathan if you are interested in helping out: 
jonathan@amchurch.co.uk 
West End Welcome Refugee Sponsorship
 
We have been approved! The Home Office has reviewed and approved our application to become a community sponsorship group along with Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church and Westminster Quaker Meeting. Plans are moving quickly, and we hope to welcome a refugee family to the West End in early January. You can e-mail Jonathan for ways to get involved or to be put on the mailing list: jonathan@amchurch.co.uk
 

Sunday School and Adult Education programs have resumed!

Adult Bible Study starts at 9:45 a.m. in the Choir Room.
This week, we will look at the three parables in Luke 15.

Children ages 4-10 will join the first part of worship
then adjourn to children’s church.

The Creche is open, as always, from 9:45 to 12:15.
 
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