Sunday Announcements

Call the church office for more information on any of these announcements.

School of Christian Learning 9:15 – 10:15am The Garden Room
Join us for studies in the book of Isaiah with Dr. Charlene Jin Lee for six Sundays beginning November 11, 2018.
(Classes run: 11/11, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16).
Six Sundays, November 11 – December 16 at 9:15 AM
“Comfort, Comfort My People”
Studies in the Book of Isaiah with Dr. Charlene Jin Lee
The Book of Isaiah is a theologically rich and literately compelling collection of prophetic writings that stirs the heart. Journeying in Israel’s history of exile and restoration, we will listen for Isaiah’s announcements of hope in dark times, the promise of Immanuel, a glorious vision of God’s presence for God’s people.
Book Club at BPC
The BPC Book Group meets once per month, on the 4th Sunday (the next one is on 11/25). We read and discuss fiction, with special attention to acclaimed best-sellers and books that are critically regarded.  We do not read self-help or political books. Also, we do not read explicitly religious books, leaving them to the Small Groups program.
Stay tuned for the next BPC book and Book Club meeting.
Flower Ministry 2019:
Please sign up to donate flowers in memory of or in celebration of a family member, friend or special anniversary. Flower arrangements can be taken home after the 10:30am worship service, or delivered to our ill or homebound members or a local care facility. The arrangement cost is $80. Sign up to donate on the patio after Worship or email Mary Garbesi
Six Days to Bethlehem: Join us for the holidays!
Sunday, December 9 and December 16 at 6:00pm. 
This exciting new musical is written by Nancy Reeves!
The Inn  A worship service for high schoolers, college students and young adults occur every 1st & 3rd Sundays from 8:00pm-9:00pm in Room 222. Come on out, invite your friends, enjoy a time for your spirit at The Inn. 
An Evening of Opera – Friday, November 30, 8 PM
Worship Committee & Friends of Music Mends Minds invite you to an Evening of Opera starring internationally acclaimed Michelle Buscemi and Mattia Campetti, straight from Lucca Italy. A glorious night at BPC featuring an exciting blend of opera arias, duets and traditional songs. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased here: come, first served. All are welcome!
Parent’s Night Out – Christmas Edition!
Saturday, December 1, 2018
4:00-8:00 PM
Pizza and popcorn will also be provided. 
Drop your children off for a fun filled evening of Christmas themed crafts, games, snacks and a movie! 
A Night In Bethlehem
December 9, 4:00 – 5:00 PM in Room 121
A Christmas program, where families wander through the bustling Bethlehem marketplace and discover what life was like when Jesus was born.  
Followed by “Six Days to Bethlehem: A New Christmas Musical” in the Sanctuary.
Cookies Cookies Cookies
We have many opportunities for you to bake/buy/bring cookies to church! Christmas Concert Receptions – December 9 & 16 and of course Christmas Eve – Three Evening Services. Please bring them to the library on any of these occasions or the church office anytime! Thanks to all!
Volunteer. Give. Learn.  
The Giving Spirit (TGS) Winter Outreach 2018
Thursday, December 13 through Sunday, December 16. Founded in 1999, The Giving Spirit assembles and personally delivers survival kits to homeless children, women, and men throughout the streets of greater Los Angeles. PLUS! On Saturday, December 16, join groundbreaking breakout sessions to educate, inform, and engage our community. You can help make this happen!
Volunteers needed: 
Thursday night, 7:30-10:00 PM (adults preferred);
Friday afternoon, 3:30-6:00 PM (Family time – younger kids and parents encouraged);
Friday night 6:30-10:00 PM (adults and older kids preferred);
Saturday shifts 7:30 AM-1:30 PM (mainly assembly), from 
11:00 AM-5:00 PM (assembly and distribution) and 1:00-4:00 PM (finish and clean up).
Sunday, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM (outreach only).
Help TGS make a meaningful impact in the lives of LA’s homeless! 
For information please call 310-943-6480.

2019 BPC Women’s Retreat

The Women’s Ministry continues to bless and encourage the women of BPC with weekend retreats, Saturday mini-retreats, brunches and inspiring guest speakers.
The 2019 Women’s Retreat is from January 11-13. 
Please click on the two button links below to register and to discover more information on the retreat. 
  LA Auto Show on Saturday, Dec 8  
Here’s the plan. Take the Metro’s Expo Line from the 17 th St ( and Colorado) station (some parking available) in Santa Monica aiming for the 8:30 am scheduled train. Just jump on and look for familiar faces. There are only 3 cars. Get off at the Pico stop downtown which serves the LA Convention Center where is show’s being held. It should be around 9 am or a little thereafter. Straight off to the Box Office which can be another meeting place. Look for familiar faces. 
Tickets: Adults: $20, $15 if bought online in advance; Seniors: $15.
Any details?
That’s the plan for any or all interested. 
Contact Steve Ruth ( or Tom Oliver (
Thank you for helping to feed hungry families this Thanksgiving. 
You may check out the button links below for more information or to donate to BPC.  
The YAH Holiday Luncheon has been cancelled. 
Please inquire with the church office for any questions (310) 826 – 5656. 
Habitat for Humanity build day!  
BPC works with Habitat for Humanity on the construction sites to build homes! Volunteers for future builds. There will be more dates coming up. For questions contact Steve Ruth (562) 412-4646.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
Help recovery efforts for the recent hurricane Michael. You can write a check to BPC indicate P.D.A. or you can Donate to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance online. 
The denomination works with local churches to assist in communities. Please give generously.