Upcoming events

Calendar for November

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



An effort to fill you in on what’s going on in 60 seconds or less.


Next Tuesday, December 6

9:30am Chair Yoga

11:30am Special Care

2:00pm Staff Meeting

7:00pm Deacons


GALLERY HOP  Friday evening, December 2nd our Fellowship Hall will host a Gallery Hop for a new exhibit.  We welcome back ArtWorks for a new show, and the reception will be from 5:30-7:00pm.  Please join us!


WEDNESDAY EVENING ADVENT GATHERINGS - Supper is served at 6:05. November 30, December 7, and December 14 (not on the 21st). A soup supper will be served at 6:05 followed by an Advent meditation. All are welcome; please make plans to join us in the Fellowship Hall.  On November 30 - Chili, Potato Soup, cheese and crackers, veggies, and dessert. RSVP:  Please do call the church office to let us know you plan to attend so we know how much soup to make. There is no cost for the soup supper, but you may make a donation to one of our church missions if you choose.


ANGEL TREE Don’t forget to select your angel(s) from the Angel Tree outside the office.  In addition to gifts, we also provide each family with food for Christmas dinner.   Diane Simmons and other church friends have been chief shoppers the past several years (Thank you to these Ladies!) and are willing to offer their expert advice to two new shoppers this year.  If you are willing to be a shopper, please contact Judy Whitson for more information.


ANGEL TREE GIFT SHOPPING  A Fellowship Opportunity:  As the holiday season approaches we all know how busy a time it can be and how annoying it can be to do that seasonal shopping. So why not make it a little more enjoyable by shopping with friends? On December 7th after our Wednesday night Advent meditation, we will be having a group shopping trip. So if you have some Angel tree shopping to do or just some shopping of your own, please feel free to come join us as we do some shopping, and then maybe some wrapping and festive music at the church afterwards. If you would like more information speak to David or Matthew.  We plan to leave together on a bus at approximately 6:45 PM.


TIME TO ORDER COFFEE, TEA and CHOCOLATE!  On December 11, Doug Humphrey be submitting another order to Equal Exchange.  Contact Doug now or be sure to see him on Sunday to put your coffee/tea/ chocolate order in!

CHURCH CAROLING On Sunday, December 18, our church will send small groups out caroling to folks in the community who are homebound, or less able to come worship in person. We plan to have a light lunch after worship, then divide into groups to make visits. We’ll be taking cookie tins to offer along with festive music! Would you like to participate? RSVP to the church office so we can plan for lunch. We’ll also need cookies and tins, which can be dropped off at the church office any time. Mark your calendars!


SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES at 9:00am.  Class offerings during Advent:

The Moment That Changed the World - Advent Sunday School for All Ages - 9:30-10:15 a.m. – in our Church Fellowship Hall - November 27, December 4, 11, and 18.  Come share in the joy of the four Sundays of Advent through familiar carols, beautiful art, treasured Bible stories and festive crafts. Pastries, coffee, and juice will be available. For more information, contact Mary Evans or Julia Roberts

Youth Class – in the Youth Suite on the 2nd floor

Preschool and Children’s classes – downstairs


DRITI is up and going with our max guests (15) plus one, on the first Thursday night we hosted.  Thanks to the many folks who helped this to happen.  Now, we ask that YOU add your name to sign-up sheets located outside the chapel wherever you can help. Your assistance is needed and appreciated! 


THE CHURCH WORSHIP COMMITTEE is seeking church members to help once a month with communion preparation. The committee is also looking for people willing to occasionally act as greeters / welcomers during events such as funerals, weddings, and other group gatherings. If you have questions or an interest, please reach out to Jean Harris:  jean@eleganttraditions.net


GLOVES WITH LOVE returns!  Our 10th Street fence will be dressed in gloves, socks, hats, and scarves during the DRITI season.  Your donations of items to hang on the fence are appreciated. We have a good stock of hats and scarves right now, but are low on gloves for adults. Please place your donations in the blue bin under the table in the 10th Street Foyer.  If you would like to be a helper who stocks the fences each week let the office know.


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, 7:30 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!


LAY READERS for December:  A signup has been created online for upcoming lay readers. Please consider serving on one Sunday and visit this link to sign up for a date. Lay reader information and instructions will be emailed on the Friday prior to the date.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e49acac23a7ff2-layreader    


Preaching this Sunday:  Matthew Covington

Last Sunday:  Looking Forward by Matthew Covington

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