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Sunday, January 26. 8:00 a.m. Worship with Communion in the Chapel. The Rev. Brian Ballard will preach. 10:00 a.m. Worship with Sanctuary Choir in the Sanctuary. The Rev. Dr. Serene Jones will preach.
Adult Education, 8:45 a.m. in Converse House Parlor and at 11:15 in Congregational Hall
BMPC Welcomes the Rev. Dr. Serene Jones. In honor of the leadership of David and Ruth Watermulder, our Adult Education Committee has invited the Rev. Dr. Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary, to be our Theologian-In-Residence. At the 10:00 a.m. Worship Service today, Dr. Jones preaches and later, presents a lecture, “Theology is a Story,” at 11:15 a.m. in Congregational Hall.
Baptism Celebration Service. 4:00 p.m., Chapel. Bring your baptism memories and join us for a special worship service celebrating and remembering our baptisms! This service is designed for families with young children and will be primarily led by children in our Wednesdays Together program.
Urban Suburban Book Group. Tues., Jan. 21, 7:00 p.m., Overbrook Presbyterian Church. Discussion of Endurance by Scott Kelly. Joanne Hanna
Wednesday Night Dinners. Our Wednesday Night Dinners are held from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Congregational Hall. Food is served until 6:45 p.m. Cost: $8 for adults/$5 for children and students. Everyone is invited to enjoy fellowship along with a delicious meal prepared by Chef Ruth. January Menu
Bible From Scratch. Thurs., Jan. 23, 7:00 p.m., Loft. Explore both the basic content and interpretative practices of reading and following scripture with the Rev. Rebecca Kirkpatrick using the book A Lens of Love: Reading the Bible in Its World for Our World. Rebecca Kirkpatrick
High School Sabbath Retreat. Fri., Jan. 24 - Sun., Jan. 26. NorthBay Adventure Camp, Md., offers a weekend where youth can enjoy hiking, zip lines, small group fellowship, and worship together. Cost: $299. Feel free to invite friends! Register online. Scholarship assistance readily available for all trips and events. Mary Richards
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Deacons' Annual Blood Drive. Mon., Jan. 27, 2:00-7:00 p.m., Congregational Hall. Volunteers needed to donate blood and assist with scheduling appointments. Sherri Shields, 610-449-3351
Youth Sunday & "Souper Bowl" of Caring. Sun., Feb. 2, 8:00 and 10:00 a.m., Chapel and Sanctuary. The youth are leading both Sunday services with preaching, liturgy and worship. And it’s the “Souper Bowl” of Caring, so don’t forget to bring canned goods for us to donate to our friends in need in our community!
Introduction to Islamic Art. Sun., Feb. 2, 11:15 am, Chapel. Patricia Danzon, Middleton Center Spiritual Director, leads us through an introduction to Islamic art which is radically different than Christian art. Whereas the Church often uses art as a visual reminder of Bible stories, Islamic art for religious contexts bans the representation of humans/animals, and simply seeks to create a sense of the infinite nature of Allah.
Singing for Life. BMPC’s choir for adults age 55+ is open for spring registration! Thursdays, 9:30-10:45 a.m., beginning Feb. 6. Registration fee is $75 per semester; scholarships available. To register, contact Stephanie Speakman
Book Study: Learning to Walk in the Dark. Thursdays, Feb. 6 - March 12, 10:00 a.m., Converse House Parlor. Within the Christian tradition, a time of darkness often is associated with God’s absence. Yet, in Learning to Walk in the Dark, Barbara Brown Taylor asks us to put aside our fears and anxieties and to explore all that God has to teach us in the dark. In this book, we are invited into a spirituality of the nighttime, where God teaches us how to find our footing in times of uncertainty and gives us strength and hope to face all of life’s challenging moments. This class is led by the Rev. Brian Ballard, and books are available directly from Brian. Brian Ballard
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