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.
We Will Be Celebrating Throughout the Day!
Casual Morning Celebration -10:00 a.m.
Pull on your comfy Christmas sweater
and join us as we sing our favorite carols
and hear the message of hope that comes to us each Christmas.
Family Carol Sing – 4:00 p.m.
Catch a glimpse of the child’s view of Christmas as families join together
to sing familiar carols, tell the sacred story, and celebrate Jesus’ birthday.
Nativity Concert – 8:30 p.m.
Harp and string quartet fill us with Christmas spirit
as we prepare to worship by candlelight.
Candlelight Worship Service – 9:00 p.m.
Come in from the cold night and feel the warmth of the candle glow
as we join together for traditional carols and an inspiring message.
We conclude the service by transforming our darkened sanctuary with the glow of God’s love.
Many folks are carrying around all sort of extra baggage this year. We may feel weighed down by the events of the past year. With all that is going on in our personal lives, our nation, and our world, how can we prepare for the true gift of Christmas?
Join us each Sunday as we unpack the baggage we carry, lighten our load, and open ourselves to the peace, joy, hope, and love of the season of Advent.
December 3 – “Released”
An Advent Communion Service
What do we bring to this Advent season that inhibits our expectation?
December 10 – “Refiner’s Fire”
Letting go of our regrets and mistakes. Our sinfulness met by God’s grace is transformative.
December 17 – “Trusting God with Abandonment”
even in challenging or chaotic times.
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.
Join us each Sunday morning beginning September 17 as we start each Sunday morning exploring the gifts of God through the arts! The first 20 minutes of our Sunday School is dedicated to growing in our faith through creativity and the arts.
September 17- October 22: Elementary age students can learn to play handchimes, led by Steve Henley, Minister of Music
October 29 – November 19: children and youth join resident artists in a hands-on art workshop
November 26- December 17: children and youth will sing and act as we participate in retelling the Nativity story, led by Bruce Miller
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?”.