Sunday Announcements

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

 School of Christian Learning (SCL)
Sundays, June 3, 10, 17 & 24 at 9:15AM in our Garden Room.

Exploring Biblical Wisdom: Problems and Possibilities with Dr. Daniel L. Smith-ChristopherProfessor of Theological Studies (Old Testament), Director of New Zealand Study Abroad & Coordinator of Special Projects in Theology


Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job are usually called “The Wisdom Books” of the Old Testament, and in the New Testament, the Epistle of James is also often identified as deeply influenced by the Hebrew “Wisdom” tradition.  This body of writing has attracted attention – but also generated controversy – in recent years.  In this series, we will take a look at these writings, and explore some of the fascinating controversies surrounding these writings.  Along the way – perhaps we can gain a bit of wisdom ourselves!

Men’s Ministry Gathering –  at Q’s Billiard Club & Restaurant
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Play pool, play shuffleboard, or just hang out and chat. We’ll be in the private room upstairs at Q’s with games, drinks, food and fun. $10 donation for hors d’oeuvres!
 Guest Pastor, Rev. Dr. Tom Tewell at BPC on Sunday, June 24th
Rev. Dr. Tom Tewell has been an ordained pastor for 40 years serving congregations in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and New Providence, New Jersey, as well as the 5,100 member Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas and the 3,500 member Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City.  He recently retired as Founder of Macedonian Ministry and he and his wife Suzanne have relocated to Southern California.
Rev. Dr. Tom is the recipient of numerous awards for his preaching and social ministry. He is the recipient of the Inter-Faith Service Award for starting a ministry to persons with A.I.D.S. in Houston, Texas and the Social Ministry Award from the Council of Churches of the City of New York for ministry with the homeless. 



 Summer Schedule ~ Book Club at BPC

The BPC Book Group meets once per month, on the 4th Sunday (6/24, 7/29, 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. 
The next book club meeting is on Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm in the Library.

Our June book is: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

A novel set in Stalinist Russia, A Gentleman in Moscow is winning and stylish in a way that keeps things easy. The story follows a “former person” sentenced to live out his days inside a Moscow luxury hotel. He passes the decades making a whole world of the hotel and the people in it. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, Count Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery.



Volunteer. Give. Learn.  
The Giving Spirit – Summer Solstice Celebration
Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 6pm – 10pm
Bergamot Station, Santa Monica
Silent Art Auction, Food & Drinks, Live Music!
Save the date for TGS Summer Solstice Celebration! See below
Habitat for Humanity build day!  
Mark your calendar! BPC plans to be working on the construction site for 10 new homes in Culver City on Saturday, June 30. Sign-ups will be on the patio starting Sunday, June 10th.  For questions contact Steve Ruth (562) 412-4646.
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


2018 Youth Summer Events:

* June 22-23       Lock-In

* July 13-15       Middle School

                             Camp Out

* July 26-30       High School

                            Rafting Trip

Stay tuned for further details and sign up information.
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.