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.
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.
September 8: CONNECTIONS SUNDAY
One worship celebration at 10:00 a.m.
Blessing of the Backpacks
Followed by lunch and fun in the Fellowship Hall
September 15: CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SUNDAY
Commission Teachers and Leaders
Return to Regular Sunday Schedule
8:30 a.m. Sabbath Worship Celebration
9:45 a.m. Christian Education Hour
11:00 a.m. Classic Worship Celebration
Choir returns to the Classic Worship Celebration
September 29: MUSIC MINISTRY SUNDAY
Recognition of musicians and singers at 11:00
October 6: WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY
Special celebration during both worship hours
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
The Christian Education Ministry Team will be offering two classes for adults beginning September 15 at 9:45 a.m. — one based in Old Testament (OT) scripture and the other an open class discussion of current events ripped from the headlines using “The Wired Word.”
An informative introduction to our Fall study of the Old Testament prophets who heard God’s commandment to speak his truth and judgement to kings and community leaders even when his words were ignored. What do you think a prophet is? What do the scholars say a prophet is? Why are/were prophets important? Do you have to be awkward to be a prophet? Book available for $10.
Our second class offering will be an open discussion of current events provided by “The Wired Word” to be held in Room 104. Questions about God, creation and life have existed since humanity became aware of itself. Is there room in Christianity for double? The Bible informs us that there is. Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. Let’s join together as we ask and maybe answer some good questions…seeking what our way forward can be. (Reading material will be emailed upon request.
Come and give Sunday school a try. It’s a great way to interact with fellow church members as well as an opportunity to explore your own beliefs. For Christian Education planning, please let us know if you wish to participate in one of these classes or purchase the book for $10 by emailing Sidney Whitlock at firstname.lastname@example.org or give her a call at 804-248-2043. We hope to see you on September 15!
Friday, September 13, 6 p.m.- 9 a.m.- Saturday, September 14
All Middle and High School Youth are invited to a fun night out and in! Bowling, Pizza, Campfire, Movie, Games, Lock-in and Breakfast. Meet at church at 6:00 p.m.