Category Archives: This week at BCMC

September 16, 2018

Peace Sunday
Remembering who we are:  People of god’s justice and peace
9:30 am  Worship with sermon by Jalane Schmidt

BCMC will observe Peace Sunday September 16 with a special worship service featuring Dr. Jalane Schmidt.  Jalane is a 1991 graduate of Bethel College.  She also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School as well as Masters and Doctorate degrees from Harvard’s Committee on Religious Studies and is currently an associate professor in the University of Virginia’s Department  of Religious Studies.  She is co-founder of the Charlottesville, Virginia Black Lives Matter chapter.  On August 12, 2017, Jalane was in Charlottesville organizing against the white supremacist Unite the Right rally.  She will share some of her experiences during our morning worship service and also elaborate further during the Sunday School hour.  Jalane is the granddaughter of BCMC member Roland Schmidt.  ~ Witness Commission

10:30 am  Fellowship time in the Gathering Place

10:50 am  Faith Formation – all are welcome!  Dr. Jalane Schmidt will also do a presentation during the Sunday school hour in the sanctuary

 

 

September 9, 2018

Remembering who we are:  Gathered Around a Common Purpose

9:30 am  Worship with sermon by Dawn Yoder Harms; music by Chancel Choir

10:30 am  Fellowship time in the Gathering Place

10:50 am  Faith Formation – everybody is welcome

Parents of Kindergarten through 8th grade children–met in Fellowship Hall   We will review Faith Formation goals, schedules for the fall, and speak about what parents can do to support the Sunday School and Wednesday evening activity here at church.  Please join us!  ~ Faith Formation Commission of BCMC

 

 

September 2, 2018

9:30 am  Labor Day reflections — Reflecting on our work: Vern Preheim, Rebecca Schloneger,   Ben Lichti, Elizabeth Raid

10:30 am Fellowship time in the Gathering Place with coffee, water, tea available

10:50 am  Faith Formation — all are welcome!

 

August 19, 2018 – Back to School Sunday

Sunday, August 19—New Bethel College student orientation and brunch

9:30 am        Worship with sermon by Dawn Yoder Harms; music by Kilometer 81

As part of the Bethel College orientation, all new students  (around 100 guests) will be attending our church service Aug. 19.  As a welcome to BCMC, the Hospitality Commission is hosting a new student brunch during the Sunday School hour.   ~ Hospitality Commission

10:30 am     Fellowship Time in the Gathering Place

10:50 am      Faith Formation

 

August 12, 2018

9:30 am       Worship with sermon by Kathy Neufeld Dunn; music by Karen Schlabaugh

10:30 am     Fellowship Time in the Gathering Place

10:50 am     Faith Formation—Debbie Schmidt and Daagya Dick from Shalom Mennonite Church

 

August 5, 2018

Things that make for peace:  Radical Reconciliation

9:30 am  The Senior High Youth and their sponsors will lead the worship service and report on their time at Rehoboth Christian School, Rehoboth, NM (near Gallup, NM)

10:30 am  Fellowship time in the Gathering Place

10:50 am  Delegates from BCMC to Western District Conference will share from the WDC Assembly, July 27-29. We will gather in the sanctuary.

July 29, 2018

9:30 am  Worship with sermon by Eric Massanari; music by John Thiesen, trombone and Karen Schlabaugh, organ

10:30 am  Fellowship time in the Gathering Place

10:50 am  Faith Formation for the Sunday school classes which are meeting in the summer

July 22, 2018

9:30 am  Worship with sermon by Tim Hodge; music by Bell Ensemble

10:30 am  Fellowship Time in the Gathering Place

10:50 am  Faith Formation for Sunday schools which are meeting during the summer