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

It's the opposite of Easter season these days. Leaves are falling, days are darkening, weather growing colder. And yet, we need a glimpse of hope and resurrection more than ever.

Christians believe every Sunday is a "little Easter," so we glimpse resurrection every week. Our Resurrection Resilience series is trying to sustain us in Easter hope even as winter and virus and political uproar cast long shadows over us.

Last week, we talked about the cross, and where to find hope even when everything is taken away from you. (Watch here.) This week, we'll talk about "resurrection for the living," and finding renewal in our lives right now. Next week, we'll talk about eternal life, as we mark All Saints and All Souls Day, including a special evening Zoom service of memory and prayer. (Details below.)

I need a little Easter right now, and I am drawing hope from the promise of God to make all things new. How about you?

Faithfully,
Pastor Jennifer

WORSHIP
Worship in the Sanctuary:
Updated Information

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 -- October 25
Book Your Pew -- November 1
Worship Online Anytime

Sunday Worship for October 25 will premiere on YouTube and Facebook at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, and be available anytime after. The sermon and liturgy will be the same as the in-person service, but the music will be from Jonathan Eyers, shared last Sunday in the sanctuary.

Last week's online service is available below. Pastor Jennifer contemplates the cross as a sign of hope, and Siobhain Gibson and Liam Dunachie bring the music.
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/82457242312?pwd=WVhoc1F4RjFRZTJlZkhya3lWQm5FUT09
Meeting ID: 824 5724 2312
Passcode: 083666
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/89736441645?pwd=UTBEUzdMR0lza29UanhXRW9TSlo1Zz09
Meeting ID: 897 3644 1645
Passcode: 547449

 
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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