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MID-WEEK SMALL GROUPS
As part of the 2020 summer sermon series RESILIENT, there will be two small group offerings to the congregation.  
All are invited to join! 
 
Small group ministry is an important way to connect.  
There are additional small groups throughout the week to consider.  
Contact Bob Inadomi for information. rbjn@aol.com  
 
RESILIENT FAITH:
AN INTRODUCTION TO A CONTEMPLATIVE PRACTICE
 
WEDNESDAYS  @ 7:30PM
 
 
HOSTED BY REV. LORA EAST & FRIENDS
 
 
Meeting ID: 867 2949 5953
Password: 773570
To joIn by phone: +1 669 900 9128
 
ARTWORK BY MARGE WINDISH
 
THURSDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY
A LOOK INTO PHILIPPIANS & GALATIANS
WITH REV. DAVE CARPENTER
 
 
 
thursday from 5pm – 6pm
 
email pastor dave at dcarpenter@bpcusa.org or info@bpcusa.org for the zoom link information.  
all are welcome!  
 
RESILIENT FAITH PODCAST
 
For 9 weeks, we will provide a guided meditation to support your journey to live a fully present life, and a deeper
understanding of the resilient power within you. Opportunities to find deeper resilience within ourselves can come when life seems most challenging. This podcast is to help you develop that resilience and connection with God.
Being Resilient and having power starts with Faith. Resilient Faith is sponsored by
Brentwood Presbyterian Church in West Los Angeles.
 
AVAILABLE ON ALL PODCAST PLATFORMS
Spotify, inTunes, Podchaser, Podcast Addict, Deexer, Listen Notes, iHeartRadio and Buzzsprout
 
OR CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
 
VIRTUAL BOOK STUDY ON THE EFFECTS OF RACISM IN OUR NATION
 
We have been told, rightly, that the work ahead is primarily the work of the white and privileged community to wake up, face the deep systemic evils of the racism we have allowed to fester in the fabric of society, and use our influence tomake real and enduring change.  It all starts by opening our eyes and seeing, listening and hearing, studying and understanding, the systems we have created and passively enjoyed while others suffer.  We want to begin this journey by reading and discussing a book together, “Waking Up White” by Debby Irving.  It chronicles the odyssey of a middle aged, middle class, white woman facing up to the racism in her life and her society.  
 
DATES:  JULY 12, 19, 26 & AUGUST 2 – 11:15AM – 12:45PM
 
Zoom Invitation Link: 
Meeting ID #:  865 1757 1537
Zoom Link:  https:11us92web.zoom.us/j/86517571537
669-900-6833 and enter meeting ID
Here is the link to the author’s website:  https://debbyirving.com/the-book/
Here is the link to her TEDTalk:  https://youtu.be/oD5Ox5XNEpg.
 
Stay-Home-Faith-Based Film Series
FRESHMAN YEAR
 
In an age of Oscars Too White and Black Lives Matter, it’s impressive how many people of color are represented in nearly every film we’ve watched this series, as well as almost all of the “rejects” we won’t be screening .
FRESHMAN YEAR has the most black representation of all, from the main character to the college he attends to the music and the culture and the language. And the film is also the most diverse we’ve seen in a while, including Hispanic characters as well.
The worship and point of view is, most pertinently, also in an African-American setting, and the father/preacher in the film, is played by Benjamin A. Onyango, a Kenyan. The freshman from the title, CJ, is played by Diallo Thompson, who had a bit part in THE HATE U GIVE, one of the most powerful films about race this decade. Be sure to see it. Diallo does an admirable job as a Christian trying to live out his faith among the physical and spiritual temptations of college. To add to the diversity of representation, the other main character, Marcella, CJ’s love interest, is a Latina. 104 min. PG.
 
Watch the trailer:
 
This week’s movie is on Netflix and iTunes:
 
College students falling away from their faith is common. Read more here: