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.
Christmas Eve Celebrations
Family Carol Sing – 4:00 p.m.
Catch a glimpse of the child’s view of Christmas as families join together
to sing familiar carols, tell the sacred story, and celebrate Jesus’ birthday.
Nativity Concert – 8:30 p.m.
Harp, flute, organ and our choir will fill us with Christmas spirit
as we prepare to enter into the sacred silent night of Jesus’ birth.
Candlelight Christmas Celebration – 9:00 p.m.
This year, we will be highlighting the 200th Anniversary of “Stille Nacht” (Silent Night), which was first performed on Christmas Eve at Saint Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf, Austria. Our service will honor tradition, with beloved Christmas carols and scripture readings, and celebrate the future, with a message of the joy and hope of our newborn Lord. We complete our celebration by passing the candlelight which transforms our darkened sanctuary with the glow of God’s love.
A Service of Remembrance,
Comfort and Hope
for those who find rejoicing difficult
Sunday, December 22
in the Garden Room
beginning September 15
8:30 a.m. Sabbath Worship
This service will offer worshipers 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
9:45 a.m.Christian Education Hour
Preschool, Elementary, Youth and Adult classes
11:00 a.m. Classic Worship
Join us as we worship the living God through liturgy, music, preaching and sacraments
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 Nursery Room throughout the morning for infants through 3 years old.
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.
PRESCHOOL AND ELEMENTARY SUNDAY SCHOOL
HANDCHIMES with MR. HENLEY
Sunday mornings 9:45 a.m. beginning September 15.
Youth in Kindergarten-5th grade are invited to learn to play hand chimes on Sunday mornings. No experience is necessary. Youth will learn to play handchimes taught by Music Minister Steve Henley. We will play music and have time together for spiritual formation and Bible study. For more information contact Rev. Lauren Ramseur, email@example.com.
Begins Sunday, September 8, at 10:00 a.m.
Growing in Grace & Gratitude is designed to help transform the lives of children and those who love them, shaped by grace and gratitude. Each Sunday, the children will share a Bible story that reveals God’s grace for us. Through fun, age-appropriate activities, prayer, and singing, children and their leaders will celebrate the meaning of this grace in their lives as they encounter a living God.
YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL
Begins Sunday, September 8, at 9:45 a.m.
” I want to find a way to live that keeps me involved in what God is doing in me and in the world around me.
How can I find a way to live that is like that?”
Our youth are invited into a community of people who don’t just go with the flow. This community’s image of “the good life” is not about having lots of stuff or being more successful than other people. Instead, it’s about getting involved in the loving, challenging life of God. Come join a spiritual journey of a lifetime!
ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CLASSES
During the 4 weeks of Advent leading up to our Christmas celebrations, the adult Christian Education church school class will focus on the book Journey to the Manger by Paula Gooder. We will explore the New Testament’s various accounts of the birth of Jesus which are about “the mind-blowing, brain-boggling truth that the God who shaped the universe into existence was prepared to be born as a tiny, vulnerable baby.” (Paula Gooder) More information about this class will be given in the December OUTREACH.