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What’s new at IPC

September 2023

Some of Jesus’s followers didn’t think they were being treated fairly. Is it fair that God love us all equally, even though we do not serve in God’s vineyard equally? Come to church to hear about the parable of the workers in the vineyard.

Avenue Joseph Chaudron (the road from the Esso station up the hill to the church) will be closed to cars for a flea market this Sunday. Please plan accordingly!

The Youth Group will meet the third Sunday of every month. The next meeting will be Sunday, October 15. Mark your calendars!

If you have children who would be interested in Sunday School, please be in touch with Pastor David or with Nancy Evans.

The Association of International Churches in Europe and the Middle East (AICEME) will hold its first post-COVID youth conference Friday through Sunday, October 27-29, 2023, in The Hague, Netherlands. You are invited to arrive on Friday and leave after lunch on Sunday. The conference leadership includes Ginny Hughes, the youth director at the American Protestant Church in The Hague, and Elizabeth Murray, the Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults at the American Church in Paris. For more information, please see our pastor.

If you are a youth who would like to explore what it means to affirm your faith and become a member of church, please be in touch with our pastor for more information and to arrange a time to meet (by Zoom) this fall.

Any questions?

Our Life at the IPC


Sunday School, Youth meetings, and Choir are back. Adult education and Women of the Church meetings are resuming

Don’t miss our children’s Sunday School every second and fourth Sunday of the month, children and their teacher leave for Sunday School immediately following the Anthem.

Youth Meetings will be every third Sunday of the month following the Anthem.

Women of the Church meetings are monthly. Watch the website or the Weekend Watch email for details!

We will be celebrating our 100th anniversary all year long. Our congregation began with a series of meetings in 1922, ending in the laying of a cornerstone on November 9, 1923, at a church on the Champs de Mars in downtown Brussels. We have a new centennial seal that has been designed to help us celebrate. Several special events are being planned throughout the year, including a festive worship service on Reformation Sunday, October 30. Watch for more details!

In the Community

David Monkcom, long-time member of IPC, has just published a book, Beyond Belief: A Former Fundamentalist Examines the Case for God. In his words, “a brief account of my upbringing in the [Plymouth] Brethren and my journey away from fundamentalism provides a springboard for a discussion of wider questions about knowledge, belief and faith in God. Its central message is an appeal to ditch dogmatism and engage in dialogue.” In his acknowledgements, he thanks his friends at IPC. The book is available as a Kindle download or as a paperback. The book will be released on September 20. David has set up a web site devoted to discussion of the book:

Mission of the Month

September 2023

Beautiful Gate

The Beautiful Gate Care Centre, located in Maseru, Lesotho, first opened its doors in 2001 to care for abandoned and HIV/AIDS affected children. It reaches out to orphaned, abandoned, and neglected children, ages newborn to 5 years old, to give them the care, comfort and love they need and deserve.

In a country afflicted by overwhelming poverty and extreme disease, children are often treated with no more respect or worth than a discarded candy wrapper. Children have been found in a trash dumpster, a toilet pit, alone on the streets, or in a forest. Beautiful Gate Lesotho seeks to give them the opportunity to be more than just a statistic and simply be kids. It does not matter whether they are orphaned or abandoned, they are still children, and their first and foremost identity is as a precious child made in the image of a loving Heavenly Father.