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Sunday, December 4. Join us at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary or online via livestream for our weekly Sunday Worship Service. The Rev. Dr. Agnes W. Norfleet 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.
Advent Gift Market. 11:00 a.m., Atrium. AGM representatives will be in the Atrium after worship to process orders. Online orders also may be placed via the AGM website: www.brynmawragm.com.
Unto Us a Child Is Born: Advent, Isaiah and Our Jewish Neighbors. Today and Sundays, Dec. 11 and 18, 11:15 a.m., Fullerton Room. Drawing upon the insights from Tyler Mayfield’s book, Unto Us A Child is Born: Advent, Isaiah and our Jewish Neighbors, the Rev. Rebecca Kirkpatrick and Rabbi David Straus, former senior rabbi at Main Line Reform Temple, will lead a three-week conversation about the different historical and theological understandings of the most iconic passages from the Book of Isaiah.
Live Nativity and Advent Workshop. 4:00 p.m., Front Lawn. Dress for the weather and experience the Christmas Story, meeting live animals and actors while creating ornaments and simple gifts to share.
Evening Worship. 5:00 p.m., Sanctuary. Join us for our monthly intergenerational worship service. Join us for our monthly intergenerational worship service as scripture is read and carols are sung during the busy season of Advent. Musical leadership will be provided by the Children’s Choir and the Youth Chorale. The Rev. Frank Pottorff will preach.
Christmas Flower Donations. Contributions may be given in three categories for listings in the Christmas Eve bulletin: “In memory of,” “In honor of” or “In celebration of (marriage, retirement, birth, baptism).” Forms are available in the Ministries Center, in the Sanctuary, or online: www.bmpc.org/flower-donations. Monies received are used year-round for our floral decorations and Deacons’ flower ministry. Deadline is today. SarahMiciek@bmpc.org.
Advent Harpsichord Recitals. Tuesdays, Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13 and 20, noon, Sanctuary. Featuring Gabriel Benton, Silvanio Reis, Kathleen Scheide, Anna Kislitsyna, Alexandr Kislitsyn and Torsten Fras performing free 30-minute recitals on BMPC’s William Dowd harpsichord.
Quiet Prayer in Advent. Wednesdays, Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and 14, 7:00 - 7:45 p.m., Middleton Center, Room 200. Amidst the busyness of the Advent season, this is an opportunity for contemplative guided prayer which will include Scripture readings, space for reflection, and a time of communal silence. Caring Ministry team members and Deacons will lead these sessions. Kiki McKendrick
Martin E.P. Seligmnan’s The Hope Circuit. Fri., Dec. 2, 12:30 p.m., Congregational Hall. Join one of the brightest minds and most influential psychologists of our time, Martin Seligman, for an open Q&A about his book, The Hope Circuit: A Psychologist’s Journey from Helplessness to Optimism. The book is required reading for this class and can be found on Amazon. This event is hosted by Main Line School Night and is complimentary to BMPC members. To register, call 610-687-0460. Alicia Franklin
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Wee Christmas. Tues., Dec. 20, 4:00 p.m., Sanctuary. Designed for children ages 2 - 5 years and their families, this special retelling of the Christmas Story allows our youngest members to hear and participate in the story of Jesus’ birth. Helpers are welcome! MaryRichards@bmpc.org.
Longest Night Service. Wed., Dec. 21, 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary and via livestream. This contemplative worship service is for anyone yearning for comfort amid personal grief and hope for a more peaceful world. A meditation by the Rev. Dr. Agnes W. Norfleet will be accompanied by prayer, the singing of carols and lighting candles to lead us through darkness toward healing and wholeness. A labyrinth on the Education Building Lawn invites walkers following the service, weather permitting.
Christmas Eve Youth Alumni Party. Tues., Dec. 24, 6:00 p.m., Youth Lounge. Worship on Christmas Eve is made even more special by seeing those who grew up at BMPC and are now back home for the holidays. All are encouraged to attend! LeighDeVries@bmpc.org.
Add This Special Event To Your 2023! Sun., Jan. 8, 10:00 a.m., Sanctuary and Atrium. Join us in celebrating Jeffrey Brillhart’s 40 years of service to BMPC during the 10:00 a.m. worship and a reception in the Atrium following the service. At noon a luncheon also will be served in Congregational Hall to celebrate Jeff’s four decades; limited seating is available at $20 per person. RSVP deadline: Dec. 18. Contact PatrickHowley@bmpc.org or EdwardLandinSenn@bmpc.org for details.