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Sunday, December 15. 8:00 a.m. Worship with Communion in the Chapel and 10:00 a.m. Worship with Sanctuary Choir in the Sanctuary. The Rev. Dr. Agnes W. Norfleet 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.
Digging Deeper. Sun., Dec. 15, 8:45 a.m., Main Line Adult Day Center, Living Rm., 1st Floor. Wrap-up study of “The Evolution of Faith” led by the Rev. Franklyn Pottorff.
Youth Ugly Christmas Sweater Fest. Sun., Dec. 15, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Gymnasium. A joyful evening of food, fellowship and fun. We’ll have music, holiday snacks, games, conversation and other awesome Christmas festivities. Wear your favorite ugly Christmas sweater and bring a white elephant gift under $20. Register: Mary Richards
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.
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
Advent Harpischord Recitals. Tuesdays, Dec. 10 and 17, 12:00 p.m. Temple University harpsichord students Silvanio Reis and Anna Kislitsyna 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.
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
Evening of Quiet Prayer. Wed., Dec. 11, 6:30-7:15 p.m., the Middleton Center, Rm. 202, second floor of Converse House. Join us for an evening 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
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
Casserole Blitz. Sat., Dec. 14, 8:30 a.m. ‘Tis the season to cook! Join the Hunger Committee in the Ministries Center to prepare casseroles for area shelters. Bring the family; children must be at least 4 years old. Register with Sandie Nicholson
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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.
Christmas Eve Youth Alumni Gathering. Tues., Dec. 24, 9:30 p.m., Witherspoon Parlor. Worship on Christmas Eve is made even more special by meeting with those who grew up at BMPC and now are home for the holidays. Join old friends after the 8:30 p.m. and before the 11:00 p.m. services. Mary Richards
Christmas Eve Services:
4:30 p.m., Sanctuary: Family Service with Nativity Tableau
8:30 p.m., Sanctuary: Candlelight Service with Communion and Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Agnes Norfleet. Prelude begins at 8:00 p.m.
11:00 p.m., Sanctuary: Candlelight Service of Lessons & Carols with Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Agnes Norfleet. Prelude begins at 10:30 p.m.
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