Dear BPC Family
Did you enjoy last night’s lovely Blue moon? Here are a few things to keep in mind this week:
Thursday evening, 7 pm “Meet the Author” Night with Edith Maxwell
A local mystery writer with food themes – to go beautifully with our Farmer Dave CSA program. Everyone’s invited – no charge, though donations will be accepted.
Friday evening, 7:30 pm Friday Night at the Movies – featuring Lilies of the Field
Sidney Poitier won best actor honors as a traveling handyman who meets up with a group of nuns who want to build a chapel in the desert. Free! Popcorn! Bring friends!
And for Sunday – worship at 9:30 am A “Talk Sermon”
Get a chance to hear other voices – and share yours. On the eve of the 50th anniversary of King’s march on Washington and I have a dream…
Prepare by reading Jeremiah 1:4-10 and Mark 13:11.
When have you been moved to speak for what seemed right?
When has someone else’s speaking up seemed Spirit-inspired?
When has the church spoken for what you believe was right, even at some risk?
What do you believe the church should be speaking up about today?
Hoping to see, and maybe hear, you then!
As we anticipate the varied colors and whirling winds of autumn, here are a few notes of summer news and fall expectations:
Our thoughts and prayers are with Linda, our wonderful secretary. At this writing she is awaiting word from possible bone marrow donors. Mary Lou has been faithfully filling in with essential office needs, and Susan has helped prepare
An exciting and soul-refreshing one-day retreat, Walking Humbly With Our God, is planned for Saturday, September 29. See the article in this Crossroads
Window-installers are at this moment putting in long-awaited new windows for the sanctuary, atrium and offices. The Capital Reserve Fund and a special donation are making this possible
Many thanks to the volunteers who kept our worship lively during summer, and provided regular children’s activities through “Summer Celebrations.”
Likewise, to our Farmer Dave volunteers while Jane visited in Denmark – Mary Lou, Kathleen, Peggy, Judy; and those who delivered the leftover produce to the pantry and senior center – Joseph, Joan and Linda.
And to Hospitality members, especially Sally, for one of the best-attended and exuberant church picnics ever!
Movie fans enjoyed 5 features as part of our Friday Night at the Movies series, looking for the presence of grace in a variety of thoughtful and entertaining films
Despite the early summer heat, a crowd of close to 60 (many from outside our church family) responded enthusiastically to Celtic harpist Patrick Ball in late June
This is just a smattering of what’s been happening, and what is on the way. Please note the
additional news on the front page and calendar of this Crossroads, and join in for the start of
a new season.
By the way – please keep your offerings up-to-date and consider an extra gift. Our
stewardship has fallen behind a little more than usual over this summer.