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Sunday, December 6. We will post a prerecorded Sunday service video with a sermon by the Rev. Agnes W. Norfleet, online on Sunday, December 6 at 10:00 a.m.
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Women in the Bible. (VIRTUAL) 11:15 a.m., via Zoom conference call. The names and stories of women in scripture often have been neglected — left out of the lectionary and absent from our conversations about biblical models of faith. During this class we will explore the themes and significance of eight biblical women. Taken in pairs, these women introduce the practice of reading and understanding women in the Bible; they give us tools for reading and interpreting the whole of scripture. For more details on this class taught by the Rev. Rebecca Kirkpatrick, and for the Zoom link, check out the class page.
Christmas Angels Drive-Thru Drop Off. You are invited to help make the holidays special for the young people served by Gemma Services (formerly theVillage) by bringing gift cards and unwrapped gifts to the Drive-thru Drop Off between the Sanctuary and Chapel from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Click here for gift card recommendations and gift suggestions. You also may drop off gift cards in BMPC’s secure mailbox at the entrance facing the Radnor Street parking lot, or by appointment. Please note: Delivery to Gemma’s campus is by appointment only. All gifts are due by Fri., Dec. 11. Betty Wu
Advent Vesper Services. (VIRTUAL) BMPC will continue to livestream Advent Vesper services on Sun., Dec. 6 at 4:00 p.m. You are invited to view these services via BMPC’s Facebook page, the BMPC YouTube channel or the livestream page on the church website.
Advent Story Path Labyrinth. Walking a labyrinth during Adventnprovides a meaningful way to journey to Bethlehem. The labyrinth is offered in the Chapel during the Chapel’s open hours: Tuesdays from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. and Thursdays from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m. A booklet of scripture verses and poems will be available to guide you as you journey through Advent.
Facebook Live Concert Series. (VIRTUAL) Join us as we continue to broadcast live concerts via BMPC’s Facebook page on Tuesdays at noon. Our next concert on Dec. 1 features Edward Landin Senn, harpsichord Download program. Stephanie Speakman
Rainbow Reindeer Games. Sat., Dec. 5, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Front Lawn. In celebration of the season of Advent, BMPC Youth Ministry is hosting the first-ever Rainbow Reindeer Games! We’ll gather on the BMPC front lawn for an afternoon of color powder, games, and ridiculous shenanigans, all while each attendee wears a white hazmat suit, goggles, masks and gloves! Want to participate? Sign up online. All youth (grades 6-12) are welcome; $10 per person, with plenty of scholarships available! If for some reason we have to cancel, we’ll postpone the event for the spring of 2021! Mary Richards
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Longest Night Service. Sun., Dec. 20, 4:00 p.m., Livestreamed. While many of us bask in the holiday spirit of good cheer, the season of Christmas can be a difficult time for others. This service offers comforting and hopeful scripture readings, the singing of carols, a brief meditation by the Rev. Brian Ballard, and an extended time of prayer to lift to God our yearnings for healing and wholeness for ourselves and the world. Join us, and invite someone for whom you think this service might be meaningful, as we place our concerns for ourselves, those we love, and the world in the hands of our compassionate God.
Longest Night Labyrinth Walk. On Sunday, December 20, you are invited to walk our rope labyrinth on the front lawn (weather permitting) from 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Candlelit walk from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. A labyrinth offers a sacred, nonjudgmental place to pray, meditate and breathe. Walking a labyrinth engages the entire body in releasing the noise of everyday life and allows the possibility to receive the Light to refresh the soul. We invite you to walk or to simply take in the light. Kristyn (Kiki) McKendrick
Masks and physical distancing are required while walking the labyrinth.