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

This is one of my favourite Sundays of the whole year -- our Nativity Play! While our play is definitely and officially unrehearsed, our children and youth have been all been sent copies of the script and lines to read over at home. Our (simple) costumes are bagged and tagged with names and waiting unveiling.  The energy is sure to be high on Sunday, as we have at least a dozen young people planning to participate.

For me, there is nothing that better captures God's choice to arrive in the world in the form of a baby. Seeing our children and youth telling us that the Holy One appeared as a child, just like them, reminds me of how unexpected, wondrous, energetic, joyful God can be. And also a reminder that God comes at Christmas, even if we aren't quite ready and the situation feels a bit chaotic!

If you are able, join us on Sunday. All ages are invited to participate, no preparation required, and we even have costumes ready for you, too.

Faithfully,

Pastor Jennifer

 

COVID Update
Yesterday's announcement by the government of a move to "Plan B" does not impact our present COVID practices for worship or other activities. We already maintained our commitment to requiring face coverings; now that will carry the force of law again. Please continue to wear your face covering for worship, sanitize hands upon arrival, and stay home to participate online if you are unwell with any COVID symptoms. We encourage everyone to take a home test regularly, at least twice a week, to protect those around you.

In line with guidance, many of our staff will be working from home again next week, but we will be available by email or mobile phone.

As of now, our Christmas events below will proceed as planned. If guidance changes, we will share the news via this email.
WORSHIP
Sunday Worship from 5 December
ADVENT & CHRISTMAS
Christmas Concert
 
In support of the Cold Weather Shelter
The High Holborn Chamber Choir will be holding their Christmas concert here at AIC on Saturday, December 11, 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased on EventBrite or at the door, £10 for the general public and £6 for under 18 and over 65. 
COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS

Join us for online Bible Study via Zoom.  On December 12 and 19, we'll be studying Advent and Christmas scriptures, then take a break until January 9.

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

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86757897061?pwd=dVBkcW9OVE5hTUt3a25uZmxqbG1odz09
Meeting ID: 867 5789 7061
Passcode: 070537

SERVE & GIVE
Year-End Gifts and 2022 Pledges

We are reaching the end of our fiscal year, and facing a deficit. At the same time, we are planning our ministry for 2022. Can you help us with a year-end gift for 2021, and a commitment to give in 2022?

You can read more in letters from Assistant Treasurer Serge Ramin and Pastor Jennifer, sent in recent weeks. Make a 2022 commitment via this link.
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
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.

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