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Come join us for Salt Shakers dinners! There are about 20 households participating each year and we have room for more! Couples and singles are welcome. Six to eight people agree on a date for a dinner with one household designated as host. The host provides the home and the entrée. The guests bring side dishes. The dinners are informal, fun and a great way to get to know your church family better!
Questions? Contact Alisha Gallini at email@example.com or at 804-560-7050.
Sign Up by September 10, please deliver this completed form to Church office OR Sunday morning offering plate OR Email (firstname.lastname@example.org) Sign up sheets are available in the August Outreach or from the office.
Thank you to everyone currently participating in the Kroger Community
Reward program to benefit the benevolences of BAPC! Our BAPC families who have signed up have raised over $450 to date through their participation in this program! This money will be used to support our Stop Hunger Now effort
in October! We have been excited by the success of this easy fund raising program and sincerely thank all the individuals and families who enrolled to support BAPC through their Kroger purchases.
Keep it up!
The current Community Rewards Program year runs until August 1st, so everyone currently enrolled will need to re-enroll their Kroger Plus Cards during the month of August to continue having a portion of your Kroger purchase benefit BAPC. If you haven’t joined yet, it is simple, easy, and absolutely no additional cost to your shopping bill! Instructions on Enrollment and/or Re-Enrollment in the Kroger Community Rewards Program are in the foyer outside the church office. (a link to instructions for enrolling or re-enrolling is provided at the end of this section)
We will keep you posted on this program and other simple and easy ways each of us can support the work of BAPC! Thanks again!
Richmond Flying Squirrels vs Portland Seadogs
Fireworks to follow
Upper Reserved Seats $8.50 each
Deadline to purchase tickets July 30.
20 tickets available – Give checks payable to BAPC to Judy Clayton.
Sign up on the Fellowship Board
This Fall, we will reinstitute our ministry for our seasoned members, friends, and neighbors. Watch for an invitation to our kick-off lunch celebration. But in the meantime, let’s decide on a new name for our new group. Some suggestions are listed below. If one of the names calls out to you or if you have another idea, please call or email Brenda in the church office and let her know your preference by August 13. For more information, talk with Becky Bullock or Carolyn Carper of the Fellowship Ministry Team.
OPUS Fellowship (Older People Up to Something)
SAGES (Senior Adults Growing, Engaging, Serving)
SAM (Senior Adult Ministries)
JOY Ministries (Just Older Youth)
Betterside of 60
Young at Heart
The Book Discussion Group has chosen “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman to read for our September meeting. Nancy Van Auken is our discussion leader.
We welcome new members. Please bring your picks for the coming season. We need titles and authors so that we can vote for our selections.
If you are an Amazon shopper, consider joining Amazon Smile and designating BAPC as your charity to receive donations from your purchases. It doesn’t increase what you pay for goods ordered.
You will receive your pledge giving statement for January – June in your email inbox soon. The giving statements will be sent to the email mail address the church has on file, but only one statement will be sent to each pledging unit. The document will be an attachment from the address email@example.com. You may have to adjust you spam filter or check you spam folder after the initial mailing to be sure you receive the statements in the future. If you DO NOT want to receive you giving statements by email or did not receive one, please contact Ted McCormack, Financial Secretary, at 378-0323 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Members who do not have an email address, however, will continue to receive their statement by regular mail
NURSERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Shepherd some of our youngest members. Adults and high school volunteers are needed to fill vacant spots for the 2017-2018 year. For full information, please contact Kellie Olsen.
Last year, our church re-established our membership in ACTS (Area Congregations Together in Service). We support that ministry through contributions made to the church’s Pastor’s Emergency Fund and have referred neighbors for service. Following are excerpts from a recently received letter from ACTS.
Thank you is a good way to begin this letter. Because of your commitment, our neighbors in financial crisis are able to live sustainable, self-sufficient and dignified lives. Funds, support, and other resources are given to those you refer to our dedicated caseworkers. We are grateful for you and for the example you set on what it means to be a faithful steward.
Last year, ACTS added to its base of 48 partners by gaining 8 new referring partners. The organization expended $200,000 in rent, mortgage, utility assistance and case management services. Because of YOU, 674 people (287 of them children) were prevented from becoming homeless. With your support, 291 families received financial assistance and 472 additional households received referrals to workforce development programs, social services and benefits to help support their ability to remain in their homes. 98% of those who have received services through ACTS remain housed for 12 months or longer. That means your partnership is not only important to us but it is transformative for the hundreds of men, women and children faced with the burden and stress of losing their housing.
In our community, most homeless services programs are unable to assist until after a person has entered the homelessness system. ACTS seeks to be proactive in preventing hard-working people, who unexpectedly face financial crisis, from becoming homeless by providing the short-term financial support and resources they need until they are able to get back on their feet.
WE’RE BACK! Ten of our youth and adults attended Montreat Youth Conference during the end of July. Those who attended were: Kyle Stevens, Ryan Stevens, Jacob Smouse, Evan Smouse, Calvin Hurlbert, Kate Hurlbert, Dylan Paz, Thomas Jackson, Sara Hinterlong, Erin Fisher, Mark Stevens (chaperone), and Alise Anzleone (chaperone).
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