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 will be at 10:00 a.m. in our Fellowship Hall.
Join us on Sunday for worship!
God knows where you are today
and knows how to get you to where you need to be.
Trust the Lord and follow God’s lead– We join with Christians throughout the world in the joyous feast at the Table of the Lord; a table that is not in a particular place but extends throughout the world to welcome everyone.
NOVEMBER 4: LET GOD LEAD IN GENEROSITY
God so loved the world that he gave … God is the perfect model of generosity. When we aregenerous with others, it points them to God.
Please join your fellow worshippers for a Celebratory Open House on Dec 2nd, our first Sunday back in the sanctuary! There will be one service at 10:00 a.m. We will gather after the worship service to celebrate in our new Welcome Corridor. We will tour the area and enjoy some snacks in our new space. Stop by on your way out of worship and stay at your leisure, walking through and admiring our new facility, and socializing with your church family. Members of the Building Committees will be there to answer any questions you may have. What a joyous occasion it will be!
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES FOLLOW BELOW
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 Sunday School Begins
Sunday, October 7 9:00-9:45 in the Beck Room
Discerning God’s Truth, Being Faithful in the World
What brokenness concerns you? How can we respond and heal it?
Using the model used this summer, we will identify the CORE LIE which manifests itself in the issues. We will collectively discern GOD’S TRUTH that speaks to the lie. There will be an opportunity for self-examination, confession, repentance and a reclaiming of our power as a church to address sin. The focus will be on transformation rather than information. Come with what weighs heavy on your heart and let us be a community where we grow together and become empowered. Join us on October 7 to help identify the justice issues we will explore during the next few weeks.
Children and Youth Sunday School Begins Sunday, October 7, 9am-9:45am
We are beginning our year with MUSIC!
Our younger children K-3 will learn hand chimes with Mr. Steve Henley and older youth grades 4-12 will learn the ukulele with Ms. Meredith Haynie. Our preschoolers will have Sunday School in their classroom. Music Sunday School will continue through November 11.
October 21 Sunday School will return to 9:45-10:45 a.m. still beginning with music through the November 11. Then we move into theology through theater! We start preparing our Christmas Pageant as part of Sunday School, November 4, and will continue through December 16. The Pageant will be performed Sunday, December 16,
at 4 p.m.
Youth in Kindergarten- 3rd grade are invited to learn to play hand chimes on Sunday mornings beginning mid-October.
No experience is necessary. Youth will learn to play hand chimes taught by Music Minister Steve Henley We will play music and have time together for spiritual formation and Bible study. For more information contact: Rev. Lauren Ramseur
Youth in Fourth grade and High School are invited to learn to play the ukulele on Sunday mornings beginning October 7. No experience is necessary. Youth will learn to play ukulele taught by Music Educator and ukulele teacher Meredith Haynie. We will play music and have time together for spiritual formation and Bible study.For more information contact: Rev. Lauren Ramseur,
Youth Calendar— November/December
Sunday, November 4 1-3:00 p.m.
Gleaning at Gallmeyer Farm
(High School Youth)
Gleaming for the Hungry –Come with us to Gallmeyer Farms to glean the remaining harvest for food banks! All ages welcome. We will leave at 12:30 p.m. from the church.
Rsvp to Rev. Lauren (Lauren@bonairpc.org)
Sunday, November 11 Noon-3:00 p.m.
Rake and Run Service Project
Sunday, November 18 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Presbytery-Wide Youth Event
Crop Walk 1-3:00 p.m.
Location: Camp Hanover
(Middle & High School Youth)
Sunday, December 7 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Hanover Christmas @ Camp Hanover
(High School Youth)