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

We often sing at Christmas: dona nobis pacem, grant us peace. Yet again this year, we yearn for peace in our world and in our anxious hearts this Christmas season.

Yet our Advent song on Sunday is a song of that promise fulfilled, peace obtained. It is sung by Simeon, a man in his elder years who has prayed all his life to meet the Messiah. He meets Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus when they bring the eight-day-old child to the temple to be dedicated. Simeon sees the Christ child and proclaims he can depart in peace. His life is complete, and he is ready and able to face the future (and his own death) unafraid.

On Sunday, we will offer prayers for peace, but we will also listen to Simeon's song, and wonder about what might give us peace and courage to live all our days at peace and unafraid.

Faithfully,

Pastor Jennifer

 

COVID Update
As of now, our Christmas events below will proceed as planned. If guidance changes, we will share the news via this email, and online options will be available.

We encourage each of you to consider your own personal risk in deciding to come to worship, especially in light of the increased transmission of the Omicron variant. Online worship be available on Monday, and you can watch the previous week's worship on Sunday morning.

We require:
  • Everyone to wear a face covering at all times indoors.
  • Everyone to use hand sanitizer upon arrival.
  • Anyone with COVID symptoms to stay home.
We strongly encourage:
  • Everyone to take a home lateral flow test (free from the NHS) prior to coming to worship. (Our ministry team already does this.)
  • Everyone to get their vaccines and boosters as soon as possible.
  • Everyone to avoid socializing indoors, chatting instead outside before and after the worship service.
We will attend to the news as it unfolds and adjust our Christmas activities as needed.
WORSHIP
Sunday Worship from 12 December
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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