Announcements from Sunday

Please call the church office for more information on any of these announcements.
 
 
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
Help recovery efforts for the recent hurricanes. You can write a check to BPC indicate P.D.A. or you can donate online. The denomination works with local churches to assist in communities. Please give generously.
 
The School of Christian Learning (SCL) Class
Led by Eric David, the three-part series of classes begin December 31; January 7 & 14
Join us on Sunday morning at 8:15 AM on December 31 and on Sunday mornings on January 7 and January 14 at 9:15 AM in the Garden Room for interesting and thought-provoking classes taught by some BPC favorites.
 
Winter Class Schedule for SCL (January – March 2018) below:
3 Sundays with Dr. Mark Baker – January 21, January 28 & February 4
4 Sundays with Rev. Dr. Jeff Siker – February 18, February 28 & March 4 & March 11
 
The Women’s Retreat is from January 12 – 14
The Women’s Retreat 2018 is approaching soon. 
Join the women’s ministry at the beautiful Casa de Maria retreat center in Montecito.
The speaker is Rev. Dr. Judy Siker – Finding Our Voices: Learning to Listen, Learning to Speak
 
BPC Youth Ministry
The Youth Forest Home Trip – January 19 – 21, 2018
Sign up for the Jr. High (6th – 8th grade) Youth Trip at Forest Home.
Contact the Youth Pastor, Bill Wilkin for more information. 
 
BPC Book Club
The book club meets on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 7:00 PM in Room 213. 
The book is called My Brilliant Friend (Book One) by Elena Ferrante. New York Times bestselling Neopolitan quartet about two friends growing up in post-war Italy is a rich, intense and generous-hearted family epic by Italy’s most beloved and acclaimed writer, Elena Ferrante. 

 

Breathing Under Water

As we begin the New Year, and approach Lent and Easter, a new Small Group will be starting, led by Linda Regan-Johnson.
 

We will study a wonderful book by the widely-respected Franciscan contemplative, Fr. Richard Rohr, who is known as an inspirational speaker and has published numerous recorded talks and books.  His “Breathing Under Water” offers a different approach to the 12-step program. Instead of a focus upon a specific addiction, he simply and clearly writes about our core addiction to thought patterns that keep us from living into the joy and fulfillment God has for us. A study of this book using the companion journal, prayer, and meditation will begin on Wednesday, January 17th from 10:30 to 12:30 at Linda’s home.

If you are interested, please email Linda to RSVP or get more information at Linda.reganjohnson@verizon.net. The book and companion journal can be purchased through Amazon.
 
Annual Sock Drive
We will be collecting SOCKS & UNDERWEAR throughout January – February 2018!

Throughout January and February, BPC will be collecting new, unused socks and underwear for both men and women. All donations will go to assisting the Homeless at the temporary winter shelter of the Armory in West Los Angeles. You can drop off donations in the Narthex on Sundays or the church office during the week. The socks/undies will be sorted between services on Sunday, February 25, starting at 9:15 a.m., then distributed on Wednesday, February 28, between 6-9 p.m., at the Armory on Sawtelle, just south of Wilshire. If you’d like to help with this project, please contact Wade Huie, 310-663-9172, wade.huie3@gmail.com, or sign up after church on the Patio.

 
Deacons & Red Cross Blood Drive
Blood drive is on January 28, 2018
Give the gift of life. 
 
SAMOSHEL 
Saturday Dinner Cooking – January 27
Volunteer to cook for the Santa Monica Shelter. Feed the homeless; help cook a Saturday dinner.
 
Potluck Presbyterians
Potluck Presbyterians Dinner is on January 28, 2018.
Come join us in fellowship with our fellow BPC family members. Because there is just something about a meal that bonds us human spirits together!
 
New Members Class & Lunch
Sunday, February 11, 2018 from Noon – 3:00 PM in Room 121.
Are you or someone you know new to BPC? Do you know someone interested in becoming a member and joining the BPC family? Learn about what it means to be Presbyterian at this lunch-time class. Learn about how to get connected, serve and grow.
 
 
BPC Transportation Ministry Team
BPC has a Transportation Ministry Team that is available to help support those who need assistance with getting to and from church as well as for medical appointments or errands such as getting groceries. Please contact Bill Jordan by email or cell phone (310) 702 – 0052 and he can help coordinate transportation requirements.