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Sunday, June 20. Please join us either in-person or via livestream for a sermon given by the Rev. Dr. Agnes W. Norfleet on Sunday, June 20 at 10:00 a.m. All are invited to attend our in-person worship service in the Sanctuary at 10:00 a.m. No pre-registration is required.
Outdoor Family Worship Service this Sunday. All are welcome to attend these family-friendly services on the front lawn at 4:00 p.m. In case of inclement weather, we will move into the Sanctuary.
Dialogue and Drinks. Sundays, June 20 and 27 and July 11 and 18, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., Foederer House patio.
BMPC pastors will lead informal conversations with neighboring clergy members as we explore one another’s traditions, our community life, and the ways that BMPC is partnering with these congregations. On June 20, we welcome the Rev. Carolyn C. Cavaness, pastor of Bethel AME Church in Ardmore, a congregation that has been a faithful partner in many of our local ministries. Other clergy members joining us are the Rev. Sean Lanigan, rector at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Ardmore who has helped organize the anti-racial violence vigils in Lower Merion (June 27); Rabbi Geri Newburge who will become the new senior rabbi at Main Line Reform Temple (July 11); and the Rev. Christopher Holland, pastor, New Spirit Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, and executive director of The Common Place, an organization that offers holistic care to children and families in Southwest Philadelphia (July 18). The availability of refreshments for these gatherings will be based on current COVID protocols. All are welcome to bring their own drinks, alcoholic or non-alcoholic. Space is limited to 30 attendees, and pre-registration is required. Register for the following dates:
June 20: http://bit.ly/DialogueDrinks-June20
July 11: https://bit.ly/DialogueDrinks-July11
June 27: http://bit.ly/DialogueDrinks-June27
July 18: http://bit.ly/DialogueDrinks-July18
Looking for a Church Home? Consider learning more about being in community here by attending our virtual “Discover BMPC” orientation classe on Monday, June 14, at 7:00 p.m. This class gives you the opportunity to learn about our denomination, our Reformed tradition, and our sense of Christian ministry. Inquirers welcome. Frank Pottorff.
Yoga Class. BMPC is hosting a new Gentle Hatha Yoga class on campus. Rosa Giletti brings more than 45 years of experience to her students. Classes are held on Mondays at 4:30 p.m. Remaining dates: June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26. Contact Rosa at 267-644-9685 for class details.
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 email@example.com or 610-873-0604.
Interfaith Racial Justice Vigils. Tues., June 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Bethel AME Church of Ardmore, 163 Sheldon Lane, Ardmore. Faith communities in the Lower Merion area are hosting a series of prayer vigils on Tuesdays through June 22. For more information and the vigil schedule, visit http://bit.ly/Interfaith-Racial-Justice-Vigils. Contact: RebeccaKirkpatrick@bmpc.org.
New Exhibit at the Presbyterian Historical Society. Fri., June 18, open from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m., 425 Lombard St., Philadelphia. Building Knowledge and Breaking Barriers: an archives-based learning project of the Presbyterian Historical Society and the Community College of Philadelphia. Join your fellow BMPC members for a special private opening of this new and innovative exhibit at PHS which includes stories of the Black Presbyterian Church, an exploration of abolition and revolution, and the history of Christian mission in Japan. Join us anytime from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. to view the exhibit with staff and your fellow church members. For more information about the exhibit: http://BKBBphilly.org/exhibit
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Vacation Bible Camp. This year we will journey with Elijah deep into the wilderness and see where God meets us! Rising fourth to sixth graders will assist with camp from June 21-25, and rising PreK and Kindergarten students and rising first to third graders will attend camp from June 23-25. For more details and registration information: http://bit.ly/VBC-2021. Volunteers needed! Contact Mary Richards.
Johnsonburg Weekend Plunge for Middle Schoolers. July 9-11. Rising fifth to seventh graders are invited, along with their parents, to experience camp during a weekend of worship, play and service! It’ll be a great opportunity for parents and middle schoolers to get a feel for our fantastic summer camp! Sign up here: http://bit.ly/Jburg-Plunge. Scholarships available. Contact: MaryRichards@bmpc.org.
BMPC Youth Camp at Johnsonburg. Aug. 1-4. For rising sixth to 12th graders, our vibrant camp tradition is spearheaded by a team of BMPC staff and volunteer leaders. Camp provides a fabulous opportunity for youth at all levels of church involvement to build lifelong relationships, experience the joy of the outdoors, and ask bold questions about life and faith in a safe and supportive environment. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/Jburg-Camp. Scholarships available. Contact: Mary Richards