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This Sunday

Sunday, September 26. Please join us either in person or via livestream for a sermon given by the Rev. Dr. Agnes W. Norfleet on Sunday, September 26 at 10:00 a.m. Childcare is available on Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to noon for children ages six months and older. Sunday School and Youth Gathering are available as well.

Filling the Well. Sundays, 8:30 a.m., via Zoom. Resuming on Sept. 19, this class for women provides an opportunity to be in fellowship and study with one another each Sunday morning as we discuss issues of life and faith. Our time together this fall will be shaped by a series of videos created by The Bible Project as we explore topics such as generosity, holiness, covenants, justice, atonement and Sabbath. Contact Rebecca Kirkpatrick.

Sunday Discussion Group. Sundays, 8:30 a.m., Education Building, Room 204, and via Zoom. Resuming on Sept. 19, the Rev. Dr. Paul MacMurray leads this longstanding Sunday morning class. You are invited to join this fall in reading Richard Rohr’s book, Falling Upward: Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life. Most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, but the whole thesis of this book is exactly the opposite. For information about joining the class and purchasing Rohr’s book, contact Paul MacMurray.

Youth Fall Kickoff. Sun., Sept. 26, 11:30 a.m., Front Lawn. The BMPC Youth Ministry invites all youth and parents to hear about this fall’s youth programming, reconnect with friends, and experience God’s grace together in a faithful and inclusive community. Childcare is available. Reach out to Pastor Leigh if you have questions or want to reserve childcare.

This Week

Repose Yoga. Tuesdays, 9:00-10:15 a.m. starting Tues., Sept. 21, Congregational Hall, and via Zoom. This mixed level yoga class uses evidence-based movement and breath exercises to strengthen, stretch and feel better! Suggested donation of $10 supports the BMPC Hunger Committee. In-person students are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and wear masks. A virtual option is available. Contact instructor Karen Gagnier, 610-952-0622

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 rmcktaichi@yahoo.com or 610-873-0604.

Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor Book Discussion. Tuesdays, Sept. 14 - Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., via Zoom. In preparation for Yossi Klein Halevi’s Community Forum presentation on Oct. 18, we will meet online to discuss his bestselling book, Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor. In a series of letters, Halevi endeavors to untangle the ideological and emotional knot that has defined the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for nearly a century. The discussion, co-led by Dr. Joshua Yoder and Rabbi David Straus, also includes members of Main Line Reform Temple. Register here, or contact Alicia Franklin.

Thursday Discussion Group. Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. starting on Sept. 16 via Zoom. Join the Rev. Brian Ballard in a six-week discussion of Christian M.M. Brady’s new book, Beautiful and Terrible Things: A Christian Struggle with Suffering, Grief and Hope. Brady reflects on his own grief after the death of his son and the perseverance of hope in our Christian tradition. Contact Brian Ballard for information about joining this online class.

Genesis From Scratch. Thurs., Sept. 23, 7:00 p.m., Education Building, Room 204. This monthly Bible Study, taught by the Rev. Rebecca Kirkpatrick, will be both a survey of the Book of Genesis as well as a deeper dive into some of the more difficult stories that have been handed down from centuries ago. Oriented toward those who may be studying Genesis for the first time, it also will be an opportunity for those who wish to refresh their understanding of and engagement with these formative stories. For the complete class schedule, click here. Contact Alicia Franklin to sign up.

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Upcoming

A History of Presbyterians in the Middle East. Sun., Oct. 3, 11:15 a.m., Sanctuary. Presbyterians have been actively engaged in mission in the Middle East for over 150 years. The Rev. Rebecca Kirkpatrick will take us through the stories of how American Christian denominations divided up the Holy Lands for mission work and provide a brief summary of the most recent statements the Presbyterian Church USA has made on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

Build Day with Habitat for Humanity. Sun., Oct. 3, 4:00 p.m., Front Lawn. Join us for a hands-on afternoon of service as we build step stools for Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia. This outdoor event will be an opportunity to pitch in with Habitat and to learn how they have been impacted by the pandemic. Families are encouraged to come and build together. Sign up here, or contact Alicia Franklin.

Blessing of the Animals. Sun., Oct. 10, 4:00 p.m., Education Building Lawn. Gather for fellowship, singing, scripture, prayers, and individual blessings of companion animals.