Upcoming events

Calendar for August

To see more information on any of the activities listed below, please click this link:  http://bgpres.org/#/upcoming-eventscalendar


Next Tuesday, August 16

9:30am Chair Yoga

11:00am Finance Ministry

11:30am Special Care

1:00pm CUICHM

2:00pm Staff Meeting

7:00pm Session


FLOOD RELIEF   Thank you to all who have contributed to the eastern Kentucky flood relief fund. So far our church has raised $5500.00 for those communities. Money raised is being used to send water, hygiene items, and gift cards to affected communities.


PIG PICKIN' is this Sunday August 14! 10:00am at the Beard Pavilion (1061 Garvin Lane). Similar to last year, our picnic will be an all-in event, with everything provided. We hope you will take the opportunity to invite someone new to join us, and there is no need for anyone to bring anything but themselves, or maybe a folding chair (as desired) and their appetite! We’ll worship and then enjoy food and fellowship together. We will spread tables out and have additional shaded seating. Come and enjoy some of the best ribs and pulled pork you'll ever eat! (NO events at the church this weekend!)


RALLY DAY will coincide with Pig Pickin’ this year, on August 14th! We will highlight our upcoming Sunday School programs and Children’s Church, and recognize our teachers as well. Join us for games and fellowship at the picnic as we kickoff a new season!


JOIN US IN SHOWERING BARBARA SOLBERG-HALE and her baby girl with love and gifts! Sunday, August 21, from 2-4 pm in the Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Please let us know you will be dropping by. RSVP to Mary Evans at 270-791-7205 or maryameliaevans@gmail.com. Barbara is having a baby girl in October. She is registered at babylist.com. Her registry is listed as Barbara Solberg-Hale and Micheal Hines. The direct link is https://www.babylist.com/BabygirlHines1017 )

OUR FOOD PANTRY has seen a great many requests for food assistance in the last month. We are getting low on items many items, like canned soup, fruit, and beans. Also, Mac’n’Cheese, cereal bars, cracker packs and bottled water are always helpful. The office is always appreciative of food donations for restocking our shelves. Items may be brought to the church office. Thank you!

CHURCH CLEANUP DAY   We are planning a church cleaning day on Saturday, August 27.  Signups for specific tasks will be available. Keep a lookout for more information coming soon!


SMALL GROUPS   We're meant to do life together! Small Groups are a gathering of folks that visit, laugh, learn, serve, pray and grow spiritually. You can join a Small Group at any time during the year and now is an especially good time as we rally back together for the new church year and new school year.  We have a variety of Small Groups and look forward to having more.  Currently the following Small Groups are meeting and would welcome new members:

God/Dog is Love (Mondays 9 a.m. at Covington Woods Park, Contact Debbie Morse)

Chair Yoga (Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. at our church, Contact Trudy Burkeen)

Breakfast Group (Wednesdays, 7 a.m. at Teresa’s, Contact Wayne Hendrix)

Men’s Breakfast Group (Fridays, 7 a.m. at Lisa’s 5th Street Diner, Contact Tim Leigh)

Neighborhood Group (1st Thursday, 7 p.m. at Julia Roberts’ home, Contact Julia Roberts)

The Bible and Bees (Meets periodically, Contact Matthew Covington)

Presbyterian Women’s Circles (Contact Donna Meredith.)

Eating Out (Starting soon, Fridays and Sundays, Contact Mary Evans)

Do you have an idea for a new Small Group?  Talk to Matthew Covington, David Clarke, Tim Leigh, Pamela Napier, or Mary Evans and they will help make it happen!


THE CHOSEN upcoming on August 21 (no Sunday School for Pig Pickin’):  Episode 6, Season 2, Unlawful. Matthew and Simon try to get along as they search for Mary in dark places. The group fears for Mary as they struggle with lack of food and bad news about John the Baptist. Meanwhile, Jesus continues to upset Pharisees across multiple regions.


CHANCEL CHOIR RESUMES ON AUGUST 17. We’ve enjoyed our hiatus, but not quite as much as we enjoy singing. If you enjoy singing then you should consider being a part of the Chancel Choir. We rehearse on Wednesdays from 5-6 pm and gather at 10:00 on Sundays to sing through the hymns and the anthem for that day. One does not have to be a music reader to participate. We have plenty of readers so it’s easy to join in. You don’t have to sound like a soloist. Part of the beauty of a choir is the various timbres coming together to create a choir. We keep track of when folks need to be away from rehearsal and/or Sunday worship and plan our anthems accordingly. This is a fun and loving group who prays and enjoys being together. A special treat is welcoming and getting to know our Collegiate Ensemble members. If you have questions just talk to Wayne or call/text him at 270-991-8761 or any Chancel Choir member. Come and be a part!   


CURRENT ART EXHIBIT An unusual and exciting exhibit of Andee Rudloff’s doodles and sketches hangs in Fellowship Hall. Andee’s reputation for whimsical murals is remarkably evident on walls of schools and buildings in Kentucky and Tennessee, especially in our immediate area and Nashville—and notably here in the children’s hallway of The Presbyterian church.  Her art work employs community cooperation with others painting the shapes she draws.  Her art minions have included school children, members of community groups, and other artists.  


LAY READERS  A signup has been created online for upcoming lay readers. If you are willing to serve on one Sunday, please visit this link and sign up for a date. Lay reader information will be emailed on the Friday prior to the date.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e49acac23a7ff2-layreader    


NURSERY CARE is available on Sunday mornings.  9-10:15 for children up to 3; from 10:15 to end of worship up to age 4 (pre-K).  Please note masks continue to be required by all in the Children's Center (if over 2). 


Preaching this Sunday:  Matthew Covington – Rally Day and Pig Pickin’

Last Sunday:  Enough for Our Souls by Matthew Covington

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MEDIA INFORMATION Currently we are worshiping  both in-person (masks required)

or online on Sundays at 10:30am.

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