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

What memory do you associate with your baptism? Was it peaceful or raucous? Alone or crowded? Conversion, confirmation or childhood?

Every year on the second Sunday of January, we remember Jesus' baptism, and our own. When we read the account of Jesus' baptism, I imagine a cinematic scene, with a beam of light breaking through the crowd, a gentle dove, and a hush falling over the crowd as God pronounces a blessing.

In reality, though, Jesus' baptism was likely muddy, loud and surrounded by onlookers, maybe even some hecklers. John the Baptist was eccentric by any standard--wearing animal skins, living in the wilderness, eating insects and preaching bold claims about God. He invited people to make a bold choice to follow God, to take a risk and join him in this wild, holy life. 

Whatever your baptism looked and sounded like, you too are invited to follow God into a wild, ho


Faithfully,

Pastor Jennifer


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Children's Sunday School and Adult Bible Study classes
resume this Sunday, January 13.

Report on Quaker Christmas Shelter at AIC
 
We were honored to host Quaker Homeless Action's Open Christmas 24/7 drop-in center for the homeless and vulnerably housed from December 23 through December 30. Services offered included a mobile shower unit and extra toilet provisions; food and clothes pantries; brunch, dinner and snacks and soup in between; street vets; a TB van and other NHS services; and an outreach team provided by The Pilion Trust to begin working on case files for the guests. By the end of the week, 26 guests had next steps lined up with The Pilion Trust for when the drop-in center closed, and hundreds more stopped in throughout the week to use the various services that were on offer.

Thank you to the Council and Congregation of AIC for having the vision to host this service and for all those who volunteered their time during the week it was open. We look forward to continuing this partnership with Quaker Homeless Action in the years to come.
Giving to AIC in 2019
 
God is up to something at our church right now. There is an energy and excitement about the Spirit calling us to new and greater ministries. 

If you have already responded the invitation to support this work by making a giving commitment to the American International Church in 2019, THANK YOU. 

Thanks to those who have already made a pledge, we are two-thirds of the way to our ambitious goal--a goal that would allow us to increase our staff to maintain a full-time position for community ministry while hiring another minister for children, youth and families.

If you have not yet made a commitment for 2019, we still need your help to reach our goal. We want to make it a little bit easier. You can simply click on this link to submit an online pledge form.

The Council will need to make plans for our 2019 staffing and budget early in the new year, and we need to know we can count on your support to grow the ministry of the American International Church.  

Thank you for your faithful support, in sharing your time, talent and treasure.
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Pavement works have now started in earnest on Tottenham Court Road as a part of Camden's West End Project. Through access will be maintained during the works, but partial lane closures and periodic parking suspensions may be in effect. If you normally drive to the church, be prepared to factor this into your journey times. If you take the bus, check to make sure there are no diversions or changes.
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