Open Trunk Food Drive
Saturday, August 7, 9:30 – 10:30 AM
Join us in the BAPC Parking Lot – Fairly Traded Coffee & Chocolate will also be on sale
Join us for Worship in the Woods, which is held in our outdoor chapel at 9:00 AM. This service provides a casual opportunity to worship outside surrounded by God’s creation and includes the same sermon as in Hybrid Worship and a Children’s Conversation.
It is time to request grant distributions from the BAPC Endowment Fund! For instructions, visit the Endowment Fund page to access the online form. Deadline is September 30, 2021.
The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it.Psalm 24:1
Earth Care Congregation
BAPC has been certified as an Earth Care Congregation through the PC(USA). BAPC committed to the “Earth Care Pledge” and to accomplishing a specific number of actions toward caring for God’s earth in four categories:
- Facilities, and
If you have questions or would like to get involved, contact the Peace Action/Study Group (through Deborah Houghton) or the moderators of the Worship, Christian Education, Property or Church & Society Ministry Teams.
As we continue to ensure everyone’s safety during this unprecedented time, we continue to evaluate opportunities to reopen aspects of in-person worship and building use.
Currently, we are in our summer season and offer two worship services: Hybrid Worship at 10:00 AM and Worship in the Woods at 9:00 AM. The Hybrid service is held in the sanctuary and is also streamed on Zoom and Facebook for those who are more comfortable worshiping from home. Based on current CDC and state guidelines, anyone who is unvaccinated is asked to wear a mask throughout the service. All worshippers are asked to wear masks when they are singing in the sanctuary, regardless of vaccination status. Reservations are not needed and attendees are asked to physically distance based on comfort level.
Church committees will be permitted to have limited attendance meetings beginning May 1st. Moderators and Committee Chairs are required to reserve their meeting space through the electronic sign-up provided. All attendees will be required to follow all COVID safety guidelines. Moving forward, we will be making many of our meetings a hybrid experience – offering persons the option of joining in-person or virtually.
We value the opportunity to support several organizations with meeting space. Provided that health trends continue in a positive direction, we hope to welcome community groups back into our facility by July 1.
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.
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. For additional information about the policy, contact Ted McCormack.
The prophet Micah reminds us we are to “do justice, to love mercy, and walk humbly”.