Our mission and ministry flows out of our worship. Each Sunday, we gather to worship with reverence, relevance, openness, and joy. Bon Air is a family friendly church and children are welcomed in worship. Activity bags are available for children from an usher. Childcare for infants through two year olds is available in our nursery. The Sacrament of Holy Communion is offered on the first Sunday of each month and other feast days and special occasions. All baptized persons are welcome at the Lord’s Table.
Music is an import part of our worship. We sing God’s praises and enter into God’s presence with wonder and thanksgiving. Our choir and bell choir lead us at the 11:00 a.m. service.
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SCHEDULE
8:30 a.m. Worship Service
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Morning Coffee
9:45 a.m. Adult Education and Youth Sunday School
10:00 a.m. Children’s Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Worship Service
WORSHIP IN THE HALL
6/3/18 at 10:00 a.m. and continuing until completion of the Welcome Corridor construction project, Sunday services will be in the Fellowship Hall.
Join us for our Worship and Communion Celebration in the Fellowship Hall on 6/3/18 at 10:00 a.m. The Capital Campaign Committee will provide food for fellowship following the service, plan to stay to “Meet, Greet, and have a Treat.”
Note: During construction grape juice only will be provided for Communion.
WORSHIP IN THE WOODS
Casual Worship in our Outdoor Amphitheater begins July 8th at 9:00 a.m.
Summer Snacks are POT LUCK
During construction when services are in the Fellowship Hall at 10:00 a.m. Bring your favorite finger food treat on 6/10, 7/8, or 8/12. There will be tables set up where you can drop off your treat prior to the service. Then plan to stay to “Meet, Greet, and have a Treat.” Beverages and paper products will be provided.
The mission of our Christian Education program is to support spiritual growth by providing relevant educational experiences that open our hearts and minds to the joy of life in Christ. Education programs are offered on Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m. for children, youth and adults.
Adult Education – The goals of adult education are to foster spiritual growth and increase fellowship, in small group settings, where a variety of opportunities are provided to explore scripture, history, theological diversity and contemporary issues while respecting and nurturing faith and reaching out to the community to gain connectedness.
Children and Youth – Our Christian Education classes are designed to help children and youth discover their faith, develop a personal relationship with Jesus, and demonstrate God’s love to the world.
Enrichment Program – After the “Children’s Conversation” during the 11:00 worship hour, young children are invited to a special program with stories, crafts, and fun.
Youth Fellowship – PYC (Presbyterian Youth Connection) In addition to the Sunday School opportunity, the youth at BAPC can participate in a weekly youth program that includes social activities, service projects, seasonal retreats and camp (Camp Hanover, Montreat, and Massanetta).
Confirmation Class- As numbers and age warrant, Bon Air offers young people an opportunity to become full members of the church family by completing a nineteen week confirmation class which teaches them about the responsibilities and meaning of church membership.
Adult Spring Bible Study
Adults have an opportunity to learn more about one of the most significant books of the Old Testament, Isaiah. Isaiah portrays God in a majestic way and has a clear vision of Jesus, the Messiah. Join Bruce Miller during the Sunday School hour as he leads the study of this wonderful book. The class begins Sunday, April 15, in the Beck Room.
We are coming together again to read, discuss, and find ourselves in the story of race with Debby Irving’s iconic story, “Waking Up White and Finding Myself In The Story of Race.” We had excellent discussions, and insights exploring Irving’s story through the lens of social, economic and governmental politics, that are sometimes not our story but the story we have been handed. For those who participated before and are eager to explore through a different lens, “The Origin of Others”, drawn from Norton Lectures presented by Toni Morrison, in which shares her memories as well as politics, history, and especially literature. Join Joslyn Shipman on April 8 to begin this journey.
HEY KIDS – Another chance to ring those chimes! Mr. Henley will again be leading our children in hand chime ringing at the beginning of the Sunday school hour, starting January 14, at 9:45 a.m. Put on your brilliant tie-dyed gloves and join the fun.
YOUTH EVENT CALENDAR
Preschool Sunday School
Each Sunday our children will learn Bible studies that follow the church calendar, learning about God’s love in their lives and how to live their faith in the world. Through fun activities, prayer, and singing, children will gather in God’s grace and learn to respond joyfully in gratitude. Our preschool teachers are: Elaine Kasten and Becky Bullock.
Elementary Sunday School
We are excited about our new curriculum that teaches the stories of God’s love from our Scriptures and teaching children how they can live their faith in the world. Our elementary school teachers are: Elaine Augburn and Linda Jackson.
Middle School and High School Classes Our Middle School and High School classes will explore God’s grace through conversation and dialog around faith questions asked by Youth. We will begin the year talking about Jesus, “Who is Jesus?” “How is Jesus God?” and “What makes Jesus so great?”.