Congregational Care Ministry Team invites
Our church members and friends to join together
In a time of prayer each
WEDNESDAY EVENING PRAYER GATHERINGS
We will continue to meet for prayer each Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. only now we will join together through Zoom. We will use the devotional resources that the Fellowship Team distributed weekly at Wednesday Night Dinner. Our time will include scripture, a reading from the devotional, sharing and prayer. Meetings last about 30 minutes. Everyone is welcome to join us.
Wednesday Evening Prayer Gathering
6:00 p.m. every Wednesday beginning April 1
A link will be posted in the
MIDWEEK CHILDREN’S ZOOM GATHERINGS
Elementary School and Preschool Families: Look out for your invitation to weekly Zoom gatherings on Wednesdays! This past week we made Lenten pretzels together. Hope you’ll join us for a time of connection and sharing.
COMFORT FOOD: A FEAST OF LOVE – Sunday, April 5
On April 5, we will be celebrating Palm Sunday and it is also the first Sunday of the month when we traditionally celebrate communion. This Palm Sunday, we will be offering an alternative to the sacrament of communion; a Comfort Food Feast of Love. Following our online worship service, those who are interested are welcome to join the feast. Each household will provide their own comfort food; whatever food brings you comfort (BAPC staff suggestions: Cream of Wheat, mac and cheese, anything chocolate). We will participate in a liturgy and prayer, then we will join in fellowship and partake of our comfort food virtually together. Watch for more information in next week’s Weekly News.
March 28 8:30 a.m.
Bring your work gloves,, rakes, and willingness to help clean up the grounds for the Easter celebrations.
VOLLEYBALL – Everyone, young and old, skilled and “just-willing” will enjoy the fellowship and exercise on Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m. in our Fellowship Hall, beginning January 2.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUPPERS begin again on January 8. It will be great to get together for a delicious meal and catch up with our family and friends. Dinner starts at 6:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Cost is $5.00/adult and $3.00/child with a family cap of $20.00. Sign-up on the sheet at the welcome desk in the office lobby or call the church office.
BAINBRIDGE COMMUNITY CENTER FOOD PANTRY – First Sunday of the month collection: Non-perishable food items may be placed in the cart at the front of the sanctuary. Food items are collected on the first Sunday of each month in support of this local food pantry.
Bring your 5¢-A-MEAL CONTRIBUTIONS on Sunday to support ministries to hungry people, locally and throughout the Mid-Atlantic, through the Presbytery of the James. Please place your donation in the designated basket at the back of the sanctuary.
FAIRLY TRADED COFFEE AND CHOCOLATE is on sale in the Welcome Center foyer following the service the first Sunday of each month.
View the Ministries page to see what the various ministries are planning for this winter and spring.
This is where Assisting Families of Inmates (AFOI) makes a world of difference and your dollars make a difference given to AFOI through benevolences. Helping families see their loved ones and navigate the stringentrules, scheduling, taking down obstacles – that is AFOI in action. AFOI has a program for families to take a chartered bus to the correctional facility which allows families to relax not worrying about driving, and the opportunity offers support for prayerful preparation and reflection. New this past year AFOI has expanded the technology options for families and now they can visit loved ones through video visitation at locations around Virginia and now through their own devices at home.AFOI also is active in local schools and works directly with children whose parents are incarcerated. The programs provided ensure that the children have the tools to navigate their parent’s absence. So, whether it is through a bus ride, through technology or through working directly with the children of those incarcerated, families impacted by incarceration are not forgotten and supported until they can be together again. Bon Air Presbyterian Church supports this vital connection for families through benevolences and in doing so supports our mission to Seek and Serve Jesus Christ!
RISC Research Begins!
Affordable Housing/Evictions This research team of 30+ strong is renewing efforts from last year to take more permanent action with group check-in meetings all starting at 6:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month in 2020 (January 30, February 27, and March 26) . More info? See Martha Singdahlsen, Joslyn Shipman, Barbara Jacocks. Gun Violence This research team of 40+ will be looking at local and regional ways to help bring about constructive solutions to ending gun violence. Group check-in meetings all starting at 6:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month in 2020 and have been set for January 28, February 25, and March 24. More info? See Mindy Peters.We welcome new research team members AND active RISC/BAPC team participation! This is the most active time in the RISC year as we prepare for the Nehemiah Action on Monday, April 27, 2020.
Social Media Policy Adopted
Bon Air Presbyterian Church uses photography to helps us flourish as a faith community. We highlight the work of those who serve in less visible roles and communicate our mission as a church via our publications, website and social media. Photographs also provide important ways for us to bear testimony, both now and to future generations, to the work God is doing in our life together as a body of believers.
Our church takes many pictures of worship services, concerts, mission trips, special presentations, Church School, fellowship activities and community outreach projects. We use these pictures on bulletin boards, in slide shows and PowerPoint presentations, in printed publications, and on the church’s web site and social media.
In this 24/7 digital age, BAPC has become increasingly aware of the need to protect the privacy of those who may be in images that are used by it in printed publications and online. To address those concerns and other issues, the Session adopted a Social Media Policy that sets forth guidelines for images commissioned and used by our church.
Copies of the complete Social Media Policy and the Media Images Opt-Out Form are available on the church’s website (bonairpc.org), at the Welcome Center Desk or in the Church Office. For additional information about the policy, contact Ted McCormack.
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