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Sunday, December 8. 8:00 a.m. Worship with Communion in the Chapel and 10:00 a.m. Worship with Sanctuary Choir in the Sanctuary. The Rev. Rebecca Kirkpatrick will preach.
Childcare (up to age 5) with pagers, 7:45 - 12:30 p.m., Fullerton Room. Sunday School for ages 2 - grade 5, Ministries Center. Youth Gathering for Grades 6 - 12, Ministries Center. Adult Classes available at 8:45 a.m and 11:45 a.m.
Gathering of Medical Professionals. 11:15 a.m., Congregational Hall. The BMPC Mission Council invites all medical professionals, including those who are retired, for a brainstorming session on how our church might engage in medical mission and outreach to the local community. This is part of a larger conversation on what mission and outreach might look like in our newly-renovated spaces. A light lunch follows. RSVP to Carol Schmidt to confirm attendance.
Christmas Concert: "Magnificat." 4:00 p.m., Sanctuary. Celebrate the Christmas season with all BMPC choirs, accompanied by the Brandywine Brass. This concert also features works by Anton Bruckner, Paul Halley, Gerald Finzi, Franz Biebl, Elizabeth Poston, William Dawson as well as congregational carol singing. A free-will offering supports Prevention Point Philadelphia, a nonprofit organization working to fight the opioid crisis by providing harm-reduction services in the Philadelphia area.
Prime Time Advent Party for Singles and Couples Ages 50+. 6:00-8:00 p.m., Merion Tribute House. Register by Dec. 4 online or with a check for $18 per person (includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages.) attn: Monica Devane.
Looking for a Church Home? A “Discover BMPC” orientation class is being offered on Mon., Dec. 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Ministries Center. This class provides an opportunity to become acquainted, ask questions, and learn more about our church, our Presbyterian heritage, and our mission. Frank Pottorff
Advent Story Path Labyrinth. Offered in the Chapel during December. Chapel is open for walkers Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Advent Harpsichord Recitals. Tuesdays, Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 12:00 p.m. Temple University harpsichord students Silvanio Reis and Anna Kislitsyna, and their professor, Joyce Lindorff, perform 30-minute recitals on BMPC’s William Dowd Memorial Harpsichord. A free-will offering supports theVillage, one of BMPC’s mission partners that promote the healing of the spirits of children, families, and communities broken by violence, neglect, addiction, poverty, mental illness, racism, and other serious societal problems.
Horizons Bible Study. Wed., Dec. 4, 10:30 a.m., Rosemont Presbyterian Village Ballroom. The Rev. Brian Ballard leads Lesson 4, “Words of Love: Honor the Life-Givers” in Love Carved in Stone. Joyce Malott
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. December Menu
Evenings of Quiet Prayer. Wednesdays, Dec. 4 and 11, 6:00-6:45 p.m., the Middleton Center, Rm. 202, second floor of Converse House. Join us for two evenings of gentle prayer, candlelight and thoughtful conversation. Patricia Danzon, spiritual director, along with the Rev. Brian Ballard and Deacon David Heaton, facilitate prayers, readings, contemplative music and a time of sharing. Brian Ballard
Bible From Scratch. Thurs., Dec. 5, 7:00 p.m., Loft. Led by the Rev. Rebecca Kirkpatrick. If you’re ready to think about scripture in new and creative ways, this class is for you.
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Y-Group Meeting. Tues., Dec. 10, 9:15-11:00 a.m., Congregational Hall. Join us for fellowship during our Gratitude Coffee Hour. Abby Pottorff
Y-Group Cookie Swap and Gift Collection. Thurs., Dec. 12, 7:00 p.m., home of Annie Lee. Annual cookie swap and gift collection for children and youth served by theVillage. Abby Pottorff
Dimensions in Literature. Tues., Dec. 17, 2:00 p.m., Converse House Parlor. Discuss Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City’s Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation by Brad Ricca. EricThorJohnson@gmail.com.
Great Decisions. Tues., Dec. 17, 2:30 p.m., Rosemont Presbyterian Village Entertainment Center. Discuss the “State of the State Department and Diplomacy.” Marilyn Irwin
A Wee Christmas. Tues., Dec. 17, 4:00 p.m., Sanctuary. Designed for children ages 2 - 5 and their families, this special retelling of the Christmas story allows our youngest members to hear and participate in the story of Jesus’ birth. Mary Richards
Longest Night Service. Wed., Dec. 18, 7:00 p.m., Sanctuary. This special worship service is for anyone who finds joy and celebration difficult to experience during the Christmas season. Scripture readings, the singing of carols, a brief meditation by the Rev. Brian K. Ballard, and a time of prayer to express our yearnings for healing and wholeness are intended to lead us through the long darkness. A labyrinth set up on the front lawn, invites walkers following the service, weather permitting.
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