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We seek to be a church where everyone – young or old, new believer or mature Christian, life-long Richmonder or new in town – feels at home. We come from all walks of life. We learn from one another and share with one another a variety of faith, social, and political perspectives. We treasure the rich diversity of our members and friends! We like to think of our church as a place where you ………

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Bon Air Presbyterian Church, 9201 W. Huguenot Road, North Chesterfield, VA 23235, Phone: 804.272.7514

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We are proud and humbled to actively participate in the Shelter program run by Caritas once a year. CARITAS (Congregations Around Richmond Involved To Assure Shelter) was organized in the early 1980’s to respond to the huge unmet need for emergency shelter for homeless adults in the cold winter months.

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Finding Ourselves in the Wilderness

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. This year, we will gather for scripture, reflections, and song. Please join us as we begin our Lenten worship journey into the wilderness; the biblical location where people encounter God in the midst of uncertainty, emptiness, loneliness, confusion, and temptation.

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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.  



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





This year, Easter Sunday falls on April Fool’s Day.
Believe it or not, that is very theologically appropriate!

Easter is the morning when the Lord laughs out loud … laughs at all the things that snuff out joy and all the things that pretend to be all-powerful, like cruelty and anger and despair and evil. Jesus sweeps them away with his wonderful resurrection laughter.

Sunday, April 1

Worship Celebrations
8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

 Festive Brass Music
begins 10 minutes before each service

 Easter Sunday Breakfast
begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall 

Easter Egg Hunt and Flowering the Cross
10:30 a.m. on the front lawn 

Children’s Butterfly Easter Party
during the 11:00 worship




Easter Sunday for Families

Easter Brunch

Easter Egg Hunt 10:30 a.m.
in the front courtyard

Butterfly Release Celebration
during 11:00 a.m. worship





 In the Bible narratives, the wilderness is the place where the sojourners find God. The wilderness is the place where the people deepen their self-understanding and their relationship with the Lord.

This Lenten worship series, based on the book, Gifts of the Dark Wood: Seven Blessings for Soulful Skeptics (and Other Wanderers) by Eric Elnes, is about “seeing life through new eyes and recognizing that experiences of failure, emptiness, and uncertainty are as critical for finding our way through life as they are unavoidable.” We will see how the struggles of life can be the seedbed of spiritual awakening to the fullness of life.

We embark on a series of worship that will invite us to explore all the places where we find ourselves–not just the seemingly stable and blessed places, but the ones that feel lost, unsure, uncomfortable. These are the places where Jesus says “Do not be afraid, it’s me calling you out here to find the depths of your very soul.”

Life is messy. Life is uncertain. Rather than a problem to be solved, what if we saw uncertainty as a gift helping us let go of all we cannot know so that we can live more wholeheartedly? We begin our Lent journey where rich discoveries can be made when we are willing to answer the question, “Do you want to be made well?”

We may sometime feel empty inside and fear that there is nothing there of worth. But, what if we let go of our obsession with worthiness and accept that if we want to be filled, getting empty is the best way? We hear that even Jesus felt empty despair … and that was when God’s possibility of life beyond that pain was revealed.

Storms of life can make way for moments of insight that can offer us direction, helping us to negotiate life’s path and see our unique place in the world. Our Lenten journey of discernment and introspection invite us to open our senses in the midst of the storm.

The path of life is rarely clear or straight-forward. We find ourselves lost, unclear which direction to go. It is at these times of getting lost that we begin to pay more attention than we usually do. Perhaps we are looking for blatant signs when the subtle nudges of Spirit are already right there.

The gift of temptation may bring images of resisting evil–sometimes in seriously dangerous forms or as seemingly benign as a chocolate bar. But instead, the temptation for this week is following the “should’s” dictated only by outside expectations instead of following the path that helps us bring the best of our energy and joy to the world.

Palm Sunday, March 25 – A PARADE OF MISFITS
As Jesus comes into Jerusalem at the beginning of that fateful week, he is surrounded by those who will live the uncertainty, temptation and emptiness in their journey of life in faith. Could that be us?



christian education



 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.




Lenten Small Group Study
February 18-March 25



Give Up Something Bad for Lent
Give Up Harsh, Condemning Judgements for  Lent
Give Up the Enemies Within for Lent
Give Up Running Away for Lent
Give Up a Bad Habit for Lent
Give Up Pettiness for Lent
Wrap Your Arms Around Something Good for Easter

During the 40 days of Lent many of us give up something we like – a temporary sacrifice until after Easter. How would our lives be different if we gave up bad habits such as envy, jealousy, apathy, gossip, and negative thinking – for good? During Lent, small groups will study Give Up Something Bad for Lent by James W. Moore. This book gives each of us an opportunity to take a closer look inside ourselves to discover what is holding us back from a deeper relationship with God and the people in our lives. Each week, the study includes a reading based on Bible verses and questions for reflection.

Discussion groups will be offered at church on Sunday mornings, Sunday afternoons, Wednesday evenings, and Thursday mornings. Sign-up for a group on the board in the Church Office foyer. Books will be on sale for $11.00 each and can be purchased the first three Sundays in February.


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.




Service Project:   Saturday March 10   10:00 a.m. Help Set up for CARITAS Guests
Sunday March 11 5:30 p.m.   Serve Dinner for CARITAS Guests

Camp Hanover Youth Day: Sunday  March 18  2-4 p.m. for Middle and High School Youth

Camp Hanover Fun Day: Sunday  April 22  2-p.m. for Middle and High School Youth



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?”.












Concert Series

The SSSJ Concert Series is a self-supporting program to give local talent an opportunity to perform before a wider audience. All concerts are free and open to the public. A donation…

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Bon Air Presbyterian Preschool (BAPP) uses the Reggio Emilia approach to education and is committed to the creation of conditions for learning that will enhance and facilitate children’s construction of…

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We are proud and humbled to actively participate in the Shelter program run by CARITAS once a year.  CARITAS (Congregations Around Richmond Involved To Assure Shelter) was organized in the early 1980’s to respond…

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Richmonders Involved to Strengthen Our Communities (RISC) is an interracial, interfaith, nonpartisan organization which brings congregations together to build the power to meet God’s call to ‘do justice’.  In the…

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  SUNDAY WORSHIP 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…

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