Sunday Announcements

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

Come hang out with your BPC Brothers – Find out more about the Men’s Ministry. 
Summer Sermon Series –What is the Bible? by Rob Bell
We will be studying the NY Times Bestseller, What is the Bible? by Rob Bell starting July 22 – September 2. We encourage everyone to read the book together. If you are in a small group, perhaps you will want to use this book as your guide this summer. There are copies of the discussion guide in the narthex. We’ll be reading the book during the seven weeks (7/22 – 9/2) this summer. The book costs $19 on Amazon.Purchase the book: What is the Bible? By Rob Bell
It is a great way to discuss our faith together. 
Please refer to the following reading schedule:
July 22:  Reading: Chapters 1-6
July 29:  Reading: Chapters 7-12
Aug. 5:   Reading: Chapters 13-18
Aug. 12: Reading: Chapters 19-24
Aug. 19: Reading: Chapters 25-30
Aug. 26: Reading: Chapters 31-36
Sept. 2: Reading: Chapters 37-43
School of Christian Learning (SCL)
We have a great summer SCL series schedule!  
Summer schedule on Sundays: 08/05, 08/12, 08/19, 08/26
SCL will meet at 8:30AM in the Garden Room
for coffee and goodies and the speaker will begin at 8:45AM
*Sunday, August 5 & August 12
Dr. Charlene Jin Lee
“Living the Psalms” – Contemplative, contextual and communal reflections on the book of Psalms. We will hear again the life-breathed words of the Psalmist through slow reading for our soul’s nourishment. All are welcome.
*Sunday, August 19 & Sunday, August 26
Rabbi Michael Gotlieb
“Unpacking the Psalms: Offering Insights Into Their Timeless Wisdom”
School of Christian Learning (SCL)
We have a beautiful FALL Schedule for September & October!
FALL schedule will be on Sundays: 09/16, 09/23, 09/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21
SCL will meet in the Garden Room – stay tuned for times; see the fall schedule below:
*Sundays, September 16, 23, 30 and October 7
Dr. Daniel Smith-Christopher
“Did Prophecy Continue? Does Prophecy Continue?”
*Sundays, October 14 & 21
Dr. Mark Baker
“Overcoming Shame: Let Go of Others’ Expectations and Embrace God’s Acceptance”
*October 26 – 28: Spiritual Life Retreat; Saint Andrew’s Abbey

Summer Schedule ~ Book Club at BPC

The BPC Book Group meets once per month, on the 4th Sunday (the next one is on 8/26). 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.
Our book for the month of August is Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. The central character of Rules of Civility is a young woman in post-Depression era New York City who suddenly finds herself thrust into high society. Critic have heralded the intricate imagery, themes and the immensely appealing characters. 
The next book club meeting is on August 26, 2018 at 7:00pm in the Church Library.
Summer Film Series:

WHEN: Wednesdays, July 11 – August 22 at 6:30 PM

WHERE: The Chapel

WHAT: Join us for the summer film series! Come together and view a current faith based film, have some snacks and join in a post film discussion. There is no need to sign up, there is no charge, just join us for some fellowship and a good movie.
The next film is “Last Days in the Desert (PG-13) on: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 6:30pm in the Chapel.
Hope to see you there!
“First Reformed” is a Rated R film that we will watch on Wednesday, August 22 at 6:30pm in the Chapel.
Volunteer. Give. Learn.  
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.
2018 Youth Summer Events
* August 5            Go Cart
* August 12          Pool Party
* August 19         Sundae From Heaven
Stay tuned for further details and sign-up information. 
The BPC Finance Committee Needs Additional Members!
The BPC Finance Committee makes recommendations to the Session concerning the financial operations of the church, including the annual budget, reviewing and analyzing monthly actual financial results, and other matters that affect church finances.
If you are interested in serving on the Finance Committee please contact E-mail Mike/Michelle Dennis, Elder for Finance or call: 310-428-1354
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.