We invite you to open your mind and connect with what is deepest in your heart by joining us for study, conversation, reflection, and prayer.
Our classes are designed to be intellectually engaging and spiritually enriching to help you explore what you believe and grow in faith. In some classes you may consider the implications of religious faith for daily living or learn about the Bible and the basic themes of Reformed theology. In others you will experience Christian prayer practices or engage in discussion about a variety of compelling contemporary issues. Bring your curiosity and questions! You will not be told what to think but instead given the opportunity to process ideas with others.
Debby Irving, author of Waking Up White: And Finding Myself in the Story of Race,” joins us in an all-church book discussion on April 29. Presentation at 11:15 a.m. in Congregational Hall with a light brunch followed by a 1:00 p.m. interactive workshop on how we name power and interrupt patterns of privilege in our communities. The book is available in the BMPC Book Center for $5 each.
Main Line Gun Violence Awareness Event ~ Sun., May 6
BMPC’s Peacemaking Committee will join more than 14 interfaith communities and Heeding God’s Call to End Gun Violence for a Main Line Gun Violence Awareness Event on Sun., May 6. All are welcome to come and make their voices heard.
4:00 p.m.: Gather at Bethel AME Bryn Mawr, 50 S. Merion Ave. (down the street from the firehouse). There will be a short interfaith worship and education program to learn about the issue around gun violence.
4:30 p.m.: Witness Walk from Bethel AME down Lancaster Avenue to Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Ave. (0.9 mi). Bring your own sign to carry your message about gun violence.
5:00 p.m.: Remembrance Service at the "Memorial to the Lost" T-shirt display on the front lawn of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church. Hear from a family member who has lost her father, nephew and son to three separate episodes of gun violence.
5:30 p.m.: Advocacy Activities – write your state legislator your views on recently introduced legislation. View a moving art exhibit Souls Shot: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence. (Click here to view a three-minute video on the exhibit.) Community fellowship and refreshments.
Parking: There is limited parking on the grounds of Bethel AME, but lots of street parking, as well as nearby municipal lots and the Bryn Mawr Hospital parking garage. Or park at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church and walk over to Bethel AME.