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Sunday, October 24. Please join us either in person or via livestream for a sermon given by the Rev. Dr. Agnes W. Norfleet on Sunday, October 24 at 10:00 a.m. Childcare is available on Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to noon for children ages six months and older. Sunday School and Youth Gathering are available as well.
Filling the Well. Sundays, 8:30 a.m., via Zoom. This class for women provides an opportunity to be in fellowship and study with one another each Sunday morning as we discuss issues of life and faith. Our time together this fall will be shaped by a series of videos created by The Bible Project as we explore topics such as generosity, holiness, covenants, justice, atonement and Sabbath. Contact Rebecca Kirkpatrick.
Sunday Discussion Group. Sundays, 8:30 a.m., Education Building, Room 204, and via Zoom. The Rev. Dr. Paul MacMurray leads this longstanding Sunday morning class. You are invited to join this fall in reading Richard Rohr’s book, Falling Upward: Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life. Most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, but the whole thesis of this book is exactly the opposite. For information about joining the class and purchasing Rohr’s book, contact Paul MacMurray.
Digging Deeper. Sundays starting Oct. 10, 8:30 a.m., via Zoom. Join our conversation this fall on Carolyn Helsel’s and Suzie Park’s new book, The Flawed Family of God: Stories about the Imperfect Families in Genesis. We will explore the ways these ancient families wrestle with the same struggles families experience today: sibling rivalry, infertility, family relocation, blended families, etc. Contact FranklynPottorff@bmpc.org for more information about joining the class.
Christian Peacemaker Teams, Getting in the Way in the West Bank. Sun., Oct. 24, 11:15 a.m., Sanctuary. Christian Peacemaker Teams is an international non-profit organization of peacemakers working in areas of conflict around the world. Team members will join us from their site in Hebron on the West Bank in Palestine. They will share the story of their work, including the challenges and also the signs of hope. To participate online, join via zoom: https://bit.ly/peacemaker-teams.
Kickball with Church of the Redeemer. Sun., Oct. 24, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., Baldwin Field. All youth in grades 6 - 12 are invited to join Pastor Leigh for a friendly game of kickball with our friends from the Church of the Redeemer. After kickball, enjoy a slice or two of pizza! Register: JackLiskey@bmpc.org.
Community Forum. Mon., Oct. 18, 7:00 p.m., Main Line Reform Temple, 410 Montgomery Ave., Wynnewood. Our Community Forum speaker Yossi Klein Halevi will share insights from his best-selling book, Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor. This event is being offered in partnership with Main Line Reform Temple. Halevi is a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and has been active in Middle East reconciliation work. Registration is required for this free event:
Repose Yoga. Tuesdays, 9:00-10:15 a.m. starting Tues., Sept. 21, Congregational Hall, and via Zoom. This mixed level yoga class uses evidence-based movement and breath exercises to strengthen, stretch and feel better! Suggested donation of $10 supports the BMPC Hunger Committee. In-person students are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and wear masks. A virtual option is available. Contact instructor Karen Gagnier, 610-952-0622
Tai Chi Classes. Improve your balance, regain serenity, join friends! Class meets virtually every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. For information and to sign up, contact Rich McKenzie, teacher at BMPC for 16 years, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-873-0604.
Dance for Parkinson’s Disease (PD). Tuesdays through Dec. 15, 1:00 p.m., Congregational Hall. Two professional dance instructors integrate movement from modern, ballet, tap, folk and social dancing to engage the minds and bodies of persons with PD and their care partners, creating an enjoyable, social environment for artistic expression. Persons with PD pay $5.00 per class; care partners attend for free. Masks and proof of vaccination required. Contact instructor Sharon Friedler for more information, 215-563-5701.
Flu Shots. Wed., Oct. 20, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 pm., Education Building. BMPC is partnering with Main Line Health to help us care for ourselves and one another by offering a flu vaccine clinic for individuals 18 and older. The high-dose vaccine for those 65+ will not be offered at this clinic. Please note that if you receive a COVID-19 booster shot, it will not interfere with your flu shot. Registration is required by contacting Carol Cherry, Parish Nurse, at 610-520-8832 or CarolCherry@bmpc.org. You will be assigned an appointment time and provided with additional instructions. Masks are required, and physical distancing will be in effect.
Thursday Discussion Group. Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. starting on Sept. 16 via Zoom. Join the Rev. Brian Ballard in a discussion of Christian M.M. Brady’s new book, Beautiful and Terrible Things: A Christian Struggle with Suffering, Grief and Hope. Brady reflects on his own grief after the death of his son and the perseverance of hope in our Christian tradition. Contact Brian Ballard for information about joining this online class.
SING! Family Movie Night. Fri., Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m., Ed. Bldg. Lawn. Bring your blanket, wear a jacket, and get ready to SING! RSVP to MaryRichards@bmpc.org.
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Trick-or-Treat Halloween Festival. Fri., Oct. 29, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Ed. Bldg. Lawn. Drop by any time, costumes optional, to Trick or Treat and enjoy fellowship together.