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Sunday, Oct. 2. Join us at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary or online via livestream for our weekly Sunday Worship Service. The Rev. Rebecca Kirkpatrick will preach.
8:00 A.M. Worship Service Is Back! We are offering a worship service with communion at 8:00 a.m. in the Chapel. Please note that this service will not be livestreamed.
Presentation About the Recent Choir Trip to the Middle East. Sun., Oct. 2, 11:15 a.m., Congregational Hall. Join us as participants in the Choir Tour to Israel and Jordan share their experiences exploring the Holy Land, ancient archaeological sites, and singing side by side with musicians in the region. This presentation features images from the trip and music created and shared during their journey. Jeffrey Brillhart
Journey to the Middle East. Sun., Oct. 2, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Art Gallery, Ministries Center. A photo exhibit by Bill Kemmerer of the recent BMPC Choir Tour to the Holy Land. On display through the end of October.
Blessing of the Animals. Sun., Oct. 2, 5:00 p.m., Front Lawn. Gather for fellowship, singing, scripture, prayers, and individual blessings of companion animals.
Men's Study Group. Begins Wed., Sept. 28, 10:00 a.m., Converse House Parlor. All men are welcome to join this group which meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. The group will discuss The Misunderstood Jew by scholar Amy-Jill Levine. In the book Dr. Levine helps readers understand the "Jewishness" of Jesus, increasing their appreciation of him so that a greater interfaith dialogue can take place. Led by the Rev. Brian Ballard. To register, email MonicaDevane@bmpc.org.
Thursday Book Group. Begins Thurs., Sept. 29, 10:00 a.m., via Zoom. All are welcome to read and discuss The Gift of Years by Sister Joan Chittister. The book is a celebration of the blessings of growing older, showing us that our later years are a gift, not a burden. Led by the Rev. Brian Ballard. To register, contact MonicaDevane@bmpc. org.
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Community Forum. Mon., Oct. 3, 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary and livestream. Dr. Paul A. Offit, a pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases and an expert on vaccines, immunology and virology, will be our featured speaker. All are invited to attend Dr. Offit’s presentation, “COVID: Where We Are and What We Can Do.” A question and answer session follows his talk. No registration is required for this free event. Dr. Offit’s presentation will be livestreamed at www.bmpc.org/livestream. Elena Perri.
Singing for Life Choir Resumes. Thursdays, Oct. 6 to Dec. 22, 9:30 a.m., Fine Arts Center. The Singing for Life Choir is open to anyone 55 years or older. Cost is $75. If you or anyone you know is interested in joining this choir, contact the Music & Fine Arts Department at email@example.com by Mon., Oct. 3.
Holy Leisure. Fri., Oct. 7, 6:00 p.m., Jean Reynolds’ home, Bryn Mawr. Brenda Oliphant leads our discussion of “Memories of the Middle East.” RSVP online with a shared food item: Click to RSVP. Janet White
Digging Deeper. Sundays, beginning on Sun., Oct. 9, 8:45 a.m., Cannon Room, Ministries Center. In this six-week study facilitated by the Rev. Frank Pottorff, we will explore James K.A. Smith’s book, You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit. Smith helps readers recognize the formative power of culture and the transformative possibilities of Christian practices, and argues for why the church and worshiping in a local community should be the hub and heart of Christian formation and discipleship. Frank Pottorff
The Intersection of Slavery and Faith Communities in Greater Philadelphia. Sun., Oct. 9, 11:15 a.m., Congregational Hall. Historians Colin McCrossen and Dr. Craig Baily from Villanova University will share the history of slavery in Greater Philadelphia, especially its connections with Christian congregations and faith leaders in this area. Alicia Franklin