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Sunday, January 29. Join us at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary or online via livestream for our weekly Sunday Worship Service. The Rev. Franklyn C. Pottorff will preach.
Politics and the New Testament. 11:15 a.m., Fullerton Room. Does the New Testament offer any guidance on political questions? Should Christians be involved in politics? This class will examine the political context of the New Testament, how these early Christian writings address political issues, and how we might be guided in our political thinking today. Joshua Yoder, who has a PhD in Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity from the University of Notre Dame, will lead this class.
Two Piano Concert. Sun., Jan. 29, 2:00 p.m., Sanctuary. Jeffrey Brillhart and Laura Ward will perform a thrilling two piano recital featuring varied French repertoire that includes works by Bizet, Jongen, Poulenc, Rameau, and Ravel. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Divorce Care Support Group. Wednesdays through April 5, 6:00 p.m., Converse House Parlor. Whether you are divorced or separated, Divorce Care is a weekly support group that will help you through this difficult time. It is a warm, caring environment led by people who understand what you are going through. Learn practical information and gain hope for your future. Registration fee is $20 and includes a workbook. This fee can be waived as needed. Sign up at www.divorcecare.org. Please contact Renee Malnak at 610-520-8833 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walking Through the Valley: Womanist Explorations in the Spirit of Katie Geneva Cannon. Thursdays, Jan. 26, Feb. 2 and 9, 7:00 p.m., via Zoom. The Rev. Rebecca Kirkpatrick will lead a three-week class that explores the legacy of the Rev. Katie Cannon, the first African American woman ordained in the PC(USA) and creator of the discipline of Womanist Theology. In 2022, BMPC named our new adult education classroom after Dr. Cannon, and this class will delve into generations of scholarship she has inspired. Using a newly-published collection of essays by leading black female scholars, we will broaden our understanding of the Christian experience and deepen our appreciation for Dr. Cannon’s legacy. For information about this class, including purchasing a copy of the book and receiving the Zoom link, please contact RebeccaKirkpatrick.
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Wednesday Night Dinners. Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m., Congregational Hall. Everyone is invited for a delicious meal and fellowship! $10 for adults, $7 for children & students. Click button below to view menu.
Family Movie Night. Fri., Feb. 3, 5:30 p.m., Congregational Hall. Join us for a beach-themed movie night featuring Moana! Bring a towel or blanket and enjoy pizza and popcorn! Pizza will be served at 5:30 p.m., and the movie begins at 6:00 p.m. Please RSVP to MaryRichards@bmpc.org with number of adults and children, and any food allergies or considerations.
Presbyterian Advocacy Statements on Contemporary Issues. Sun., Feb. 5, 11:15 a.m., Fullerton Room. Join the Rev. Rebecca Kirkpatrick as we review the most recent PC (USA) statements on issues such as gun violence, racism, antisemitism, gender, and environmental justice. We will consider both the significance of each statement as well as what they call us to do and say as Presbyterians in the world today. AliciaFranklin@bmpc.org.
Great Decisions. Begins on Mon., Feb. 6, 10:00 a.m., via Zoom. Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. Led by BMPC member Bob Martin, this month we will discuss: Energy Geopolitics. The program is free, but registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Contact MonicaDevane@bmpc.org to register.
Holy Leisure Potluck. Fri., Feb. 10, 6:00 p.m., Witherspoon Parlor. Join us for a Holy Leisure Potluck, an Evening of Encouragement. RSVP online with a shared food item: https://bit.ly/FebHolyLeisure. Janet White, email@example.com.
Y-Group Book Discussion. Mon., Feb. 13, 7:00 p.m., Converse House Parlor. Y-Group (mothers and caregivers of young children) offers a book selection for the winter season: Steeped in Stories: Timeless Children’s Novels to Refresh Our Tired Souls by Mitali Perkins. Free copies of her book will be available on Sundays, Jan. 22 and 29 for you to pick up at 11:00 a.m. in the Education Building. You also can start listening to the book on the Hoopla app with your library card. Come for snacks and fellowship at 7:00 p.m. and a book discussion at 7:30 p.m. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to be added to their distribution list.