The Peace and Global Witness Offering will be collected on October 3rd. This offering is one of the PCUSA’s Denominational Offerings, and it is used to promote the peace of Christ by addressing systems of injustice across the world.
BAPC’s Church and Society ministry team has selected the Richmond Peace Education Center (RPEC) (www.rpec.org) as the 2021 recipient of BAPC’s 25% portion of the Peace and Global Witness Offering. Established in 1980, RPEC promotes peaceful conflict resolution, social justice, and nonviolent social change in the Richmond region through workshops, public events, youth programs, and training sessions.
Join us for Wednesday Night Dinner at 6:15 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Sign-up electronically for either the permanent list or weekly list at Wednesday Night Dinner or call the church office, 804-272-7514, by 10:00 AM on Monday. The cost is $8.00 per adult and $4.00 per child with a $25.00 family cap.
Hybrid Christian Education began on September 12 at 9:30 AM for all ages. Check out the Adult CE post for information on the fall curriculum.
Children and Youth, join us for classes (preschool to high school)! Information and Zoom links will be in the weekly email.
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:
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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.
We offer two worship services: 8:30 AM (in-person) and 11:00 AM (hybrid). 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 have been meeting using Zoom, Hybrid and In-person formats. Rooms should be reserved by contacting the church office. The Garden Room, Beck Room and High School Room are all equipped with Hybrid capability.
We are happy to welcome back several organizations to our facility.
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”.