Upcoming events

Calendar for November

Next Tuesday, November 19

11:00am Special Care

11:00am Finance Ministry

1:00pm CUICHM

6:15pm Chairs of Session

7:00pm Session


ROOM IN THE INN signup sheets are located in the 10thAvenue Lobby. We will be hosting every Thursday starting next week on November 21, and need volunteers for many different tasks. Please check the lists and see how you can help (people can sign up for a one-time shift). Helpers for setup, cleanup, dinner hosts, innkeepers, and food providers are all appreciated and necessary for this outreach.

SATURDAY MEALS IS THIS SATURDAY NOVEMBER 16. Help needed with meal preparation (beginning 6:30am) and delivery (8:30am). 
Contact Judy Clark. We gather at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Church Avenue. 


CHRISTMAS MARKET HELP will be needed!.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094aa9ab2ca7f49-christmas1 Greeters, floaters, kitchen folk (to sell brunch items) cashiers, church vendors (to sell donated items) clean up, more.  Most shifts are two hours or less.  So plenty of time to shop and enjoy brunch also!


CHILDREN'S MUSIC MEETS EVERY Sunday at 9:00am.  Please make regular attendance a priority.  We always welcome new faces and all Kindergarten - 6th grade students welcome.


WE NEED CASSEROLES FOR OUR MARKET.  Our December 7 event depends upon premade breakfast casseroles. Recipes and pans are in the office.  WE ASK YOU USE OUR RECIPE AND PANS (recipe is specific).  Simply make the casserole, bake and freeze.  You can bring to the church at any time before Friday December 6.  Please label for the Market and what recipe (vegetarian or sausage). Email Shannon Dyche or Leslee Kirkconnell with questions. 


DID YOU KNOW? Our Sunday School offering has been designated to help Uspiritus (now Centerstone) purchase backpacks and suitcases for the children and youth in their care.  Each quarter the CE Ministry will designate a particular non-budget project for the dollars we receive each Sunday.  We will collect for Uspiritus through December. 


ANGEL TREE BEGINS THIS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 17. Please plan to choose one or more angels off the tree in the 10th Ave Lobby, purchase the items listed, wrap, and return by December 10 for delivery December 14. 

JOIN US FOR THANKSGIVING DINNER- Thursday November 28, at Noon in Fellowship Hall.  Turkey, dressing, gravy provided.  Please bring a generous side dish or dessert.  We need your RSVP to be sure enough places are set!  Email the office  or call us by November 26, Noon. 

OUR ADVENT DEVOTIONAL GUIDE is seeking submissions.  If you would like to submit a devotional for our annual publication, please send to Diane Simmons not later than November 21.  Our theme is 'Remembrance' in keeping with our anniversary celebration year - what special memories of Christmas would you be willing to share as a way to lift others this holiday season?


ART SHOW Our current exhibit in Fellowship Hall features photography by the Sunny 16 Camera Club. This show of new works will be on display through December 5th.

MEDIA INFORMATION If, on Sunday you have a fussy baby or are coughing, etc., the worship service may be viewed from the parlor via television (across the hall from the Sanctuary). If you would like to see the worship service online, please visit http://bgpres.org/media.php?pageID=22 .  


Preaching this Sunday:  Matthew Covington

Last Sunday:  Debating God? by Matthew Covington

  • Christmas Market and Brunch

    We look forward to hosting the community for a day of mission and shopping!  Join us for unique gift shopping from local artisans, delicious homemade brunch items, free coffee and hot chocolate and open restrooms during the Christmas Parade!   Vendor fees benefit Habitat for Humanity (vendor space is full).  Brunch purchase benefits Living Waters for the World.  Help us have a GREAT day!  Sign up for one or two hours to help us have a warm and welcoming presence.

  • Angel tree begins november 17

    Please plan to help brighten the holidays for struggling families in our community.  Choose one or more angels, purchase the items, wrap and return by December 10.  This is a project of our youth and they appreciate all the support given each year! 

  • thanksgiving day feast

    Join us on Thursday November 28 at noon in Fellowship Hall for our annual Deacon's Thanksgiving Day feast!  Turkey, gravy and dressing provided, please bring a side dish or dessert.  So we set enough places, please RSVP to the office by NOON Tuesday November 26.  Email Cheryl or call 843-4707.

  • Round Table Pulpit bible study

    Continues on Mondays, 5:00pm in Fellowship Hall. Led by the Rev. Dr. Matthew Covington, this is a time of study and conversation around the upcoming worship scriptures.  Bring your Bible and a friend.