Latest News & Events
It’s Finally Happening!
This is an exciting and historic time in the life of our church. We have been talking about needing new bathrooms near the sanctuary, and the need to remove our asbestos ceilings and upgrade our hvac systems for over 10 years. Now, we are going to be the ones to get it done. Construction will be during summer 2018. Imagine our new, accessible bathrooms and warm, welcome corridor in place by this time next year! We are making it happen! Come to the Building and Annual Campaign Kickoff Lunch to learn more details and how you can help with your time, talent and treasure. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
Building and Annual Campaign Kickoff Lunch
Oct 15 12:30-1:30pm
Come hungry! Come curious!
Mindfulness is everywhere. Practices from contemplation and meditation are being used in home, schools, and workplaces. People are cleansing their chakras, feeling their breathing, and visualizing. While some have criticized the trendiness as McMindfulness, this is yet another example of the church having spiritual amnesia, of Christians giving away our birthright – or not even knowing we have one!
We Christians join the American culture in rushing through daily life at a breathless pace from one thing to the next, as we jump mentally ahead to the next thing while doing this one. We may stop for a breather on Sunday mornings for an hour, but then it is back to the races. And yet, our tradition offers us a way to center ourselves in the moment.
Join Pastor Janet and prayer companions on Sunday, November 5, at 3:00 p.m. in the Parlor as we practice Christian Mindfulness … being fully present in the presence of God.
Bon Air Crop Walk
Sunday, October 15
Starts at the Bon Air Library at 1:30 p.m.
All are welcome to walk!
Donations to the BAPC Team may be made online at:
see a BAPC youth member in the narthex on the day of the walk..
RISE AGAINST HUNGER
October 1 – 2: p.m.
Established in 1998, Rise Against Hunger ( formally known as Stop Hunger Now) is an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world. Meals are packaged and sent to schools in countries where children are dying from hunger, to countries in crisis from natural disasters or man made disasters, and to clinics where children are malnourised. The meals are packaged by volunteers in an assembly style process. This is an activity that all ages can participate. BAPC is going to help and send 10,000 meals to the needy.
On October 1, World Communion Sunday, we are going to package 10,000 meals. This is our fifth year packaging the meals. Every year more and more of you become acquainted with this activity and see what a great program this is and what a fun time all of us have together. We will need 50 to 100 volunteers to help with the packaging. No skills required. So come and help us with our outreach project. If you are not able to attend but would still like to help any finicial aid is appreciated. The meals cost 29 cents each and we have to raise all the funds for this event. More information will be in the bulletin. If you have any questions just contact Linda Johnston. This is a outreach program sponsored by the Church and Society Division and the Chef’s Club.
Don’t miss the fun!
Sunday, October 29, at 3:00 p.m.
EVERYONE is invited to join the fun. It’s not just for little children … it’s fun for everyone who is a kid at heart! Prizes for costumed little ones and prizes for trunk decoration!
KIDS! Wear your best costume, join the parade, and maybe you will win a prize in the costume contest.
There will also be carnival games to play and car trunks with decorations and goodies.
ADULTS! How will you decorate the back end of your car? Well, once you decide, collect the necessary supplies and don’t forget some goodies to give to the kids. Park your car in the side parking lot next to the Fellowship Hall. Open your trunk (or back end if you have no trunk!) and decorate to your heart’s content. Be sure to be all ready by 3:00 p.m.
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Bon Air’s benevolences every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to help the benevolences supported by our church.
Get started with these easy steps:
- Visit smile.amazon.com. It’s just like shopping on amazon.com.
- Sign in. Simply use your existing Amazon credentials. If you don’t have an account, you can create a new one.
- Type in Bon Air Presbyterian Church in the “pick your charitable organization” box and hit select.
- Start shopping! Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.
- After you’ve chosen BAPC, your shopping experience will be the same as it is on the Amazon website. And there’s no extra cost for you at checkout! Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of your purchase to Bon Air.
Please remember to shop our smile.amazon.com link every time. Purchases on the main Amazon.com site do not support BAPC. To help remember, bookmark the smile.amazon.com link.
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!
Attention all book lovers!
Book Discussion Group
Tuesday, October 17
1:30 p.m. in church library
The Book Discussion Group has chosen “Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly to read for our October meeting. Gisela Stech is our discussion leader. We welcome new members.
Prime Time Circle is a fellowship group designed for women who wish to build the bonds of Christian friendship. The group meets on the first Monday of every month at 7:00 pm in the parlor for social activities, speakers and community service. Guest speakers are from church leadership, lay leadership and people from the community on topics of various interests. Monthly hostesses provide refreshments. Plan to attend to hear about the “nitty/”gritty” of the West Virginia Missionary Trip this past July on October 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in room 104.
ROMEO’s will meet on Tuesday, October 10 – 12:00 noon
Wood & Iron
11400 Huguenot Rd.
Call Don Thornburg (675-8529)
All High School Youth
are invited to join us for a great fall line-up:
Sunday, October 1 – 2:00 PM Rise Against Hunger @ BAPC
Sunday, October 8 – 5:00 PM Dinner & Youth Group @ BAPC
Sunday, October 15 – 2:00pm-4:00pm Crop Walk @ Bon Air Public Library
Sunday, October 22 – 5:00 PM Dinner & Youth Group @ BAPC
Sunday, October 29 – 3:00 PM Trunk or Treat (1:30pm setup)
Sunday, November 5 – 5:00 PM Dinner & Youth Group @ BAPC
Sunday, November 12 – 5:00 PM Dinner & Youth Group @ BAPC
Sunday, November 19 – Leave at 1:15 PM for 2:00-4:00 PM Youth Gathering at Camp Hanover
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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