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Sunday, October 20. 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.
Carillon Tour. 11:00 a.m., Choir Loft. Come and see the instrument that welcomes you to worship and leads you out. Meet in the Choir Loft following the postlude to climb the tower stairs and see the bells.
Shane Claiborne. 11:15 a.m., Chapel. Shane Claiborne, author of Beating Guns: Hope for People Who Are Weary of Violence, explores how we all can be part of the solution to end gun violence in our community and the nation. Books available at the Book Center.
ARTolerance Concert: The Hope of Loving. 2:00 p.m., Sanctuary. As part of our new “Concerts with a Cause” series, BMPC is pleased to welcome ARTolerance, an organization whose mission is to advance the role of arts in dialogues, transcend communication boundaries, and explore common ground through performances, events, conferences, and workshops. The Bryn Mawr Chamber Singers join Udi Bar-David and other musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra to present “The Hope of Loving” by Jake Runestad, a work that features settings of poems from many religions. Fifty percent of the free-will offering goes to support Acting Without Boundaries, a local organization which aims to transform lives and build self-esteem in an empowered community of people with physical disabilities through theater that celebrates ability. Stephanie Speakman
Kickball Game with Church of the Redeemer. 6:00 - 7:30 p.m., Baldwin Field. All youth 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 with Amy Bauer
Great Decisions. Tues., Oct. 15, 2:30 p.m., Rosemont Presbyterian Village Entertainment Center. Discuss “Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics.” Marilyn Irwin
Urban Suburban Book Group. Tues., Oct. 15, 7:00 p.m., Overbrook Presbyterian Church. Discussion of Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. Joannehanna3@comcast.net.
Raising Awareness About Gun Violence Prevention and Safety. Tues., Oct. 15, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., Main Line Reform Temple, 410 Montgomery Ave., Wynnewood; presented by Main Line Interfaith Community. A flyer with more details is posted on the Peacemaking kiosk in the Ministries Center Court.
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. October Menu
Walk and Talk. Join Parish Nurse Carol Cherry for a brief devotion and half-hour walks on Thursdays in October. Meet at 8:45 a.m. in the parking lot at Ashbridge Memorial Park, 1301 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr.
Tour of the John Audubon Historic Home and Mill Grove. Thurs., Oct. 17, 10:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. For those registered: Bus departs back parking lot at 10:15 a.m. and returns to the church by 2:00 p.m. Docent-led tour of the historic home of John James Audubon and of the new museum at Mill Grove. Amy Bauer
Harvest Potluck Dinner. Fri., Oct. 18, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m., Congregational Hall. Bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share; baked ham and mashed potatoes provided. Following dinner, you are invited to join us in the gym for fellowship and fun. All are welcome. Register online with the number attending and what you are bringing.
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Bible From Scratch. Thurs., Oct. 24, 7:00 p.m., Converse House Parlor. This class, led by the Rev. Rebecca Kirkpatrick, explores both the basic content and interpretative practices of reading and following scripture. If you have never studied the Bible, this will be an open and gentle place to start. If you are ready to think about scripture in new and creative ways, this also is the class for you. In addition to reading directly from the Bible, this class also will use: A Lens of Love: Reading the Bible in Its World for Our World by Jonathan Walton.
Halloween Open House. Fri., Oct. 25, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., Ministries Center. Bring your little ones to trick-or-treat through the church offices; costumes are optional and warm cider will be served! Mary Richards
Lunch & Learn with Beth Kephart. Sun., Oct. 27, 11:15 a.m., Congregational Hall. Daughter of BMPC member Kep Kephart, Beth is an award-winning author and speaker. In addition to publishing 22 books, her writings have appeared in publications including The New York Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Beth’s talk at BMPC focuses on the art and value of written memoir. $10 per person. Sign up with your check, payable to BMPC, by Oct. 23. Contact Amy Bauer
Pastor's Book Group. Wed., Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m., Chapel. The Rev. Franklyn C. Pottorff leads a discussion of Holy Envy: Finding God through the Faith of Others by Barbara Brown Taylor. Taylor weaves together stories from the classroom with reflections on how her own spiritual journey has been complicated and renewed by connecting with people of other traditions — even those whose truths are quite different from hers. Books are available for purchase in the BMPC Book Center for $18.
Near East School of Theology. Sun., Nov. 10, 11:15 a.m., Chapel. Presentation by the Rev. Dr. George Sabra, President of NEST. Located in Beirut, Lebanon, it is one of the preeminent Christian seminaries in the Middle East. A long-term mission partner of BMPC, the staff work faithfully to train the next generation of clergy serving in Presbyterian Churches in Lebanon and Syria who face one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our generation.
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