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Sunday, September 15. 8:00 a.m. Worship with Communion in the Chapel and 10:00 a.m. Worship with Baptism and Sanctuary Choir in the Sanctuary. The Rev. Dr. Agnes W. Norfleet will preach.
Sunday Morning Disucssion Group. 8:45 a.m., Congregational Hall. The Rev. Dr. Paul MacMurray leads the discussion of American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation by Jon Meacham. At a time when our country seems divided by extremism, American Gospel draws on the past to offer a new perspective.
Filling the Well. 8:45 a.m., Converse House Parlor. The Rev. Rebecca Kirkpatrick leads the discussion of Listening is an Act of Love. Each week the class listens to and discusses one of the many stories collected by the Story Corps Project as a way to reflect on relationships, meaning and connection in our families and community. This class is sponsored by BMPC Presbyterian Women and is open to women of all ages. Peggy Hermann
Youth & Parent Kickoff Meeting. 10:00 - 11:15 a.m., Gymnasium. Kick off the program year for Grades 6 - 12 and their parents! We’ll be sharing information about upcoming activities, summer trips and introducing the worship, service and fellowship opportunities for youth for the 2019-2020 school year. For more information, email Amy Bauer
Report form BMPC Scotland Trip. 11:15 a.m., Chapel. This past spring 50 members traveled to Scotland to experience the beauty of the country and learn more about the roots of our Presbyterian traditions. Attend the program to see images from the tour and to hear about participants’ experiences and how the trip impacted their connections to our theological heritage.
Men's Study Group Resumes. Wed., Sept. 11, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., Converse House Parlor. Join Brian Ballard for a lively discussion on The Civil War as a Theological Crisis, by Mark A. Noll. Noll examines writings about slavery and race from Americans both white and black, northern and southern, and includes commentary from Protestants and Catholics in Europe and Canada. Book available for purchase either through Barnes & Noble, Amazon or your favorite local book seller. Amy Bauer
Wednesday Night Dinners Resume. Our Wednesday Night Dinners begin on Sept. 11 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. September Menu
Casserole Blitz. Sat., Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m., Main Kitchen, Ministries Center. Join our Hunger Committee in making 130 casseroles (1,300 meals) for Philadelphia area food cupboards! Great family activity (children over age 4). Registration is requested: Sandie Nicholson
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Our September Menu for Wednesday Night Dinners.
Urban Suburban Book Group. Tues., Sept. 17, 12:00 p.m., Converse House Parlor. Discussion of The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish. Joannehanna3@comcast.net.
Third Grade Breakfast & Bible Presentation. Sun., Sept. 22, 8:45 - 9:45 a.m., Congregational Hall. Families are invited for a Third Grade Bible Breakfast before the 10:00 a.m. worship service in the Sanctuary. During that service, third graders receive their new Bibles. Contact Mary Richards with the full name of your child (as it should be printed on the bookplate), and to register with the number of attendees for the breakfast.
The Impact of Environmental Changes on Biodiversity. Sun., Sept. 22, 11:15 a.m., Chapel. Our Environmental Justice Committee welcomes Lisa J. Rodrigues, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Geography and the Environment at Villanova University, as she walks us through “The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services 2019 Assessment,” a report which shows that nearly one million species on earth are at risk of extinction. Carol Schmidt
Ordination & Installation of our New Associate Pastor. Sun., Sept. 22, 4:00 p.m., Sanctuary. Brian Ballard, Associate Pastor, Pastoral Care & Senior Adults, is being ordained and installed in a special worship service. Reception follows. Childcare is available: firstname.lastname@example.org.B
Brunch for Youth & Their Parents. 11:30 a.m., on the following dates: Middle School, Sept. 22; High School, Sept. 29; and Confirmands, Oct. 6, at Pastor Leigh’s Manse. All Youth and their families are invited to join together with Pastor Leigh for a time of fellowship after worship.
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