SUNDAY SERVICES at Church ARE CANCELLED
Look for a link in our Weekly News Emails to join us for online worship.
Summer 2020 Mission Trip UPDATE
At this moment, BAPC is still moving ahead with our upcoming summer mission trip. However, we will be continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation and how it might affect our plans, and if things change, we will let folks know. But, for now, we are moving along with our mission trip planning. So, here is our update:
-Confirmed week is: August 23 – August 29, 2020
-Two possible locations: Wilmington, N.C. and West Virginia
The C&S team determined the later date would avoid possible conflicts with Montreat, so that HS families could participate in our mission week and it would allow time for the virus situation to ease (as we are all praying). C&S decided upon WVa and Wilmington as our final two possible sites because we have history and experience with both of these site options.
So, if you feel moved to come along to have some fun with your BAPC family, and to positively impact lives through our mission work, let Ernie Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mindy Peters (email@example.com) know. Please continue to watch and listen for updates. The C&S team is committed to doing this in a responsible fashion, and will keep everyone up to date as we progress closer to August. Stay healthy everyone…
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 Weekly News
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.
Canceled due to Covid-19 Pandemic
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.
Hebrews 13:3: Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.
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 stringent rules, 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!
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.