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.
SUNDAY MORNINGS at BAPC
8:30 a.m. Sabbath Worship Service with Communion
9:45 a.m. Sunday School for All Ages
Preschool—Music and experiential learning about God’s love
Elementary—”Learn to Love Like God” (Storyteller Room)
Youth—”Faith Questions” – (Youth Room)
Adults “What Are You Seeking: Gathering Insights” (Beck Room)
11:00 p.m. Classic Worship Celebration
Coffee and Fellowship in the Garden Room following each worship service.
8:30 Sabbath Worship
This service will include the elements of the Classic Worship service with the addition of weekly communion and special music. It will offer the smaller group of worshippers the opportunity to gather as a community in prayer, reflection, and familiar hymns. The same scripture and sermon presented in the Classic service will be presented in the Sabbath service.
Worshippers are invited to gather in silent reflection ass they enter the sanctuary. The Prelude will begin at 8:25 to offer those present quiet music to assist in preparing for worship. Those who would like to visit with friends before worship are welcome to meet in the Garden Room. A bell will be rung at 8:25 to encourage those in the Garden Room to come to the sanctuary for worship.
9:45 Christian Education Hour
Preschoolers meet in the Block Room of the Preschool for Music and experiential learning about God’s love
Elementary meet in the Storyteller Room for Learn to Love Like God.
Youth meet in the youth room for “Faith Questions.”
Adults meet in the Beck Room for “What Are You Seeking: Gathering Insights:.
11:00 Classic Worship
Join us as we worship the living God through liturgy, music, preaching and sacraments. We glorify God, celebrate God’s gifts to us, and listen for God’s voice as we worship together. Our Chancel Choir and Handbell Choir lead us in expressing our faith through music. Communion will be served the first Sunday of each month.
Young children are welcome to join us for worship through the “Conversations with Children” and then may stay with their families in worship or leave for “Godly Play.”
Child care is available in our new Nursery Room throughout the morning for infants through 3 year olds.
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.
LENTEN SMALL GROUP DISCUSSIONS
Lenten Study – Small-Group Study
Mark your calendars now to participate in our 2019 Lenten Study. We will study the book, Which Way Lord? Exploring Your Life’s Purpose in the Journeys of Paul by Rob Fuquay. Paul spent many years preparing for his ministry. He endured many challenges during his life. Paul redefined his understanding of faith and God’s purpose in his life. Join us as we strive to understand God’s desire for our lives as we study Paul’s life experiences.
Each week we will read the book and watch the DVD filmed in Turkey, Israel, and Greece to discuss how Paul’s life resembles and differs from our own. We’ll also rediscover the truths that we are wonderfully made, created for purpose, and equipped to live a life of significance. Despite the adversities and detours we will encounter along the way, we can rely on God. Join us as we travel together to find our purpose and meaning in life.
Week 1: Preparing for Purpose
Week 2: Taking Stock
Week 3: Facing Adversity
Week 4: Dealing with Detours
Week 5: Relying on God
Week 6: Developing Tenacity
PRESCHOOLERS-BEGIN THE YEAR WITH MUSIC! Join Ms. Barbara for music and music games on Sunday mornings at 9:45am beginning January 6th, followed by creative exploration of learning about God’s Love in Sunday School with our fabulous Ms. Elaine!
HEY KIDS – Another chance to ring those chimes! Mr. Henley will again be leading our children ages 5-10 in hand chime ringing at the beginning of the Sunday school hour, starting January 13, at 9:45 a.m. No experience is necessary. We will play music and have time together for spiritual information and Bible study. Put on your brilliant tie-dyed gloves and join the fun.
Youth Calendar— March/April