Announcements from Sunday

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

New Bible Study Led by Rev. Dr. Judy Siker
We have the rare opportunity to have a Bible Study led by Judy Siker who was chosen as the 2016 – 2017 Presbyterian Women/Horizons Bible Study author. 
When: Friday mornings from February 2 – April 20
Where: Garden Room
Time: 10:00AM – 11:30AM with optional small groups to continue discussions after lecture.
 
BPC Book Club
Sunday, April 22, 2018 in the Library
Our April book is Autumn by Ali Smith.
It is a tale about aging, time and love; a take on popular culture and a meditation, in a world growing ever more bordered and exclusive, on what richness and worth are and what harvest means. 
 
School of Christian Learning (SCL)
Sundays at 9:15AM in our Garden Room.
Mark your calendars as we have a very exciting Spring series planned for SCL!
 
On Sunday, March 25 (Palm Sunday) – Dr. Daniel Smith-Christopher speaks on “Prophets & Priests” 
Did the Prophets Hate Temple Rituals? Then why did they keep going to the Temple? We will start by looking at a variety of VERY strongly worded passages suggesting that Prophets had no time for Temple rituals and sacrifice. But is that true? This is an ongoing controversy among Old Testament scholars – and it has more implications for Jesus and the New Testament than you might think!
 
FAREWELL TO THE SIKERS

May 6 at 9:15 AM – Fellowship Hall/Garden Room

Join SCL and friends on May 6 at 9:15  as we celebrate Jeff and Judy Siker for their many years of contributions to the Adult Ministry programs.  (Close to 40 years combined )! Mini brunch, plus a time of “stories and “memories” in the Fellowship Hall/ Garden Room.

 
Easter Sunday, April 1 – No Class
 
Sundays, April 8, 15 & 22 – Dr. Daniel Smith-Christopher speaks on “Zydeco Theology & the Gumbo Bible”
Zydeco music is the result of lots of cultural mixing in Louisiana! Thinking about Zydeco raises an interesting question for Bible Study! Is there any “cultural mixing” in the Bible? Spoiler alert: YES! 
Come to the first of three sessions to hear a live Zydeco band to get us started on the topic, and then two more sessions looking at evidence for cultural mixing in the Bible with a “gumbo” of ancient cultures!
 

Exciting SCL Class Sunday, April 8th

This coming Sunday, SCL proudly presents Old Testament Scholar Dr. Daniel Smith-Christopher and the renowned Zydeco and Cajun music band The Mudbugs, for a special class they are doing together called “Zydeco Theology and the Gumbo Bible”. You won’t want to miss this! The Mudbugs have been featured on  Prairie Home Companion. The class will be held Sunday at 9:15 AM in the Fellowship Hall to give the band some room to spread out.   
 
Zydeco Theology and the Gumbo Bible
 
Zydeco music is the result of lots of cultural mixing in Louisiana!  Thinking about Zydeco raises an interesting question for Bible Study!  Is there any “cultural mixing” in the Bible!  Spoiler alert: The answer is yes!  Come to the first of three sessions to hear a live Zydeco band get us started on the topic, and then two more sessions looking at evidence for cultural mixing in the Bible…the Bible is a “gumbo” of ancient cultures!!
 
Hope to see you all there! 
 
Your humble SCL Team

 
 
Sundays, April 29, May 13 & May 20 – Dr. Lee Cerling 

“Beauty and the Experience of God”

We experience beauty in art, music, poetry, architecture, nature—and in the laughter and play of children, in the warmth of a fire on a cold day, and even, perhaps, in a well-made cup of coffee.  But is our experience of beauty merely a personal feeling?  Or might it be a sign of the presence of God, and of God’s loving care for this world?  In this course, we will learn a little bit about the richness of the teaching of the Christian tradition on the topic of Beauty.  And to illustrate, we will use visual art, music, poetry, and literature.  Join us for an experience of Beauty that, by God’s grace, may become for us a manifestation of the very presence and glory of God.

 
Wine & The Word
Saturday, April 21 at 6:00 PM
Join us at a BPC Member’s home for an Italian-themed Potluck with Italian vino and a special devotional time. Cost is $15/per person in advance or $20 at the door. Spots will be going like hotcakes so sign-up on the Patio April 8 and 15!
 
Bring something (Italian) to share by your last names:
*Appetizers: S-Z
*Main Dishes: M-R
*Desserts: A-G
*Veggies/Sides: H-L
 
 
Potluck Presbyterians
April 22, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Because there’s just something about a meal!
Sign up at the Fellowship Table on Sundays or call the church office at: (310) 826 – 5656
 
Vacation Bible School
June 11 – 15 from 9:00AM – Noon
Join us for VBS this summer! Our theme this year is Rolling River Rampage!
Spots are filling up fast, so register with us today! Click here to register for VBS
 
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 to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance online. 
The denomination works with local churches to assist in communities. Please give generously.