Upcoming events

Calendar for August


Next Tuesday, August 13

11:00am Special Care

11:00am Finance Ministry

2:00pm Staff Meeting

6:15pm Chairs of Session

7:00pm Session


CIRCLES  All circle moderators will please turn in the new information for their circle members to Cheryl as soon as possible. New booklets need to be finished and printed this month. Thank you!


SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL hospitality needed.  Please consider bringing one or two items for breakfast:  sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f094aa9ab2ca7f49-breakfast1  Our homeless friends are joining us and we want to have an abundant table.  You can also call the office with what you plan to provide.  Items can be dropped off by noon on Friday or brought Sunday morning.


CASSEROLE INGREDIENTS NEEDED. Help us with Sunday hospitality, but in an easier way!  Bring one item to help us assemble casseroles to serve (we have a good number of homeless friends with us every week and we want them to have something hot and nourishing).  We need:  1 lb packages of breakfast sausage (hot or mild); packages of shredded sharp cheddar (16 oz); whole loaf bread (especially good with bargain rack items from Kroger - any kind), dozen eggs, gallon whole milk.  Bring to the kitchen and place in fridge - PLEASE LABEL 'for Sunday casserole.' 


OUR CHURCH YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW continues through September 1.  This Sunday we will learn more about some of the beautiful additions created by members.  On the 25th we will be working on creating a Time Capsule! September 1 will be a mission project work day. Come learn and grow with us-and invite a friend.  


BUCK IN A BASKET for August will help prepare the pantry for Room in the Inn.


SATURDAY MEALS IS THIS WEEK.  And the location has changed to OUR CHURCH.  Please come to OUR CHURCH by 6:30am to help set up, organize and pack.  DRIVERS will be able to line up along 10th Ave for loading.  Questions?  Contact Judy Clark


CHRISTMAS MARKET AND BRUNCH PLANNING TEAM meets THIS Sunday August 18 following worship. 11:30am in the Fellowship Hall.  Lunch will be available.  If you are interested in helping us plan our second big event, please join us.  If you wish to have  table on December 7, click here. Tables are $25 for full or $15 for half, and those funds support Habitat for Humanity. 


SEERSUCKER SUNDAY is August 25.  Wear your seersucker in our fond 'farewell' to summer and join us in Fellowship Hall for a picture!  We will also have a BACK TO SCHOOL BLESSING in worship that Sunday. 


PRESCHOOL LEARNING CENTER:  The PLC is currently taking registrations for Fall enrollment.  We have openings in the 2’s classes; Mon/Wed 9-12 OR Tues/Thurs 9-1:30.  One class choice is available for 3 year olds; Tues/Thurs 9-1:30.  And we have openings in either Mon/ Wed OR Tues/Thurs classes (both meeting 9-:130) for 4 year olds. The PLC has a well known program with success in preparing children for the next level, with an emphasis on Kindergarten readiness.  Please tell your friends and family about our wonderful program.  Visit the church office to pick up a packet or email Dana Patterson, the director, at plcdirector@bgpres.org for more information.

BRUSH AND LENS, an exhibit of members, opened July 19 in our church gallery, Fellowship Hall. Artists include Shannon Dyche, Myra Dwyer, Doug Humphrey, Linda Leigh, Alan Reeves, Sheila Backfisch Reeves, Bud Schlinker, Diane Simmons, Gail Smrtic, Peg Truman, and Mark Hendershot with Peg Truman.

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:  the Pig Pickin' picnic

  • Summer all together

    Summer Sundays are all together!  Join us each Sunday from July 7-September 1 from 9:15 (breakfast) - 10:15.  Our Church Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow is our theme as we continue our anniversary celebration.  We share breakfast (as available) beginning at 9:15, followed by our program from 9:30-10:15.  ALL AGES TOGETHER!  Nursery for those under 4 as needed. Join us and bring a friend. 

  • breakfast sign ups

    Help us provide abundant hospitality for our summer Sunday School (July 7-September 1).  Please consider bringing one or two items over the course of the summer.  Click here

  • rally day - september 8

    Join us for RALLY DAY!  Sunday September 8.  Breakfast serving begins at 9:00am (donations).  Visit our Mission Partners and Ministry displays.  Find friends new and not-so-new.  Discover service opportunities.  We will also visit classes and find out what growth opportunities are coming. 

  • habitat luncheon and dessert auction

    Sunday September 22, immediately following worship.  POTLUCK LUNCH - bring a side dish, salad or vegetable.  Each table will pool funds to bid on the decadent desserts.  We will also have Herb's world famous bird houses for auction as well.  Funds benefit Habitat for Humanity and Living Waters for the World. If you have a decadent dessert to donate, contact Debbie Trickey.

  • 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. 

  • 70th anniversary celebration

    Sunday October 13, beginning at 8:30am at the Century Palace (corner of State Street and 12th Ave).  Coffee and fellowship beginning at 8:30am, Breakfast (donations please) at 9.  At 10am we will gather to march down State Street to our church for worship with Communion.  (NO activities at church before 10am).  Join us as we mark 70 years of merged ministry! 

  • 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!  We are seeking vendors to join us - click here for the application.  Vendor fees ($25 full table, $15 half) benefit Habitat for Humanity.  Brunch purchase benefits Living Waters for the World.