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.
Resuming, January 5
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. resuming January 5
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, resuming January 5, 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, at 9:45 a.m.
Middle and High School Youth- Join us as we start a new series “Red Letter Christians” that follows some of the leading voices in contemporary theology and how they live out their faith. We’ll we watching videos of these leaders talks and discussing together what we learn. Led by Glen Hurlbert in the Middle School Room. January Sundays at 9:45 a.m.
ADULT CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CLASSES
Adult church school class will continue our discussions from The Wired Word in January. Our first lesson opens with a report on the way Inuit people in the Canadian Arctic teach young children anger management. The Inuit approach may suggest creative methods of discipline and teaching to parents and caregivers of toddlers, while providing the opportunity to discuss the broader topic of how to handle our own anger, as well as hostility expressed by others. Come join us in the discussion in Room 104 at 9:45.
Adult Christian Education invites you to join us on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 2:00 pm as we celebrate the amazing life and legacy of Frederick Douglass with a live performance from poet Nathan Richardson. He was born into slavery, later was later freed and became one of the most famous intellectuals of his time, advising presidents and lecturing to thousands on a range of causes, including women’s rights, Irish home rule and abolition of slavery. He shattered the white cultural belief that African descendants were intellectually inferior. Among Douglass’ writings are several autobiographies eloquently describing his experiences in slavery and his life after the Civil War.
January 5 – Trip to Monticello – leaving church at 8:30 a.m.