Category Archives: This week at BCMC

November 18, 2018

9:30 am        Worship with sermon by Dawn Yoder Harms; music by Chancel  Bells; Pony Express Captains will bring the Pony Express Packets back; There will be a reception of new members during worship

10:30 am     Fellowship Time in the Gathering Place

10:50 am      Faith Formation


November 4, 2018

9:30 am  Worship with sermon by Safwat Marzouk; music by Chancel Choir

Safwat Marzouk from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary.   Safwat is Associate Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and will speak from Ruth 2, focusing on the interactions between hosts and migrants.  Safwat is in the area for the Bethel College Bible Lecture series Nov. 4 and 5.

Dr. Marzouk, is associate professor of Old Testament at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (Elkhart, Ind.), where he has taught since 2011.
On Sunday night (Nov. 4), he will speak on “Migration in the Joseph Narrative: Integration, Separation and Transnationality,” at 7:30 p.m.
On Monday morning (Nov. 5), he will speak on “Ethnic Boundary Crossing as a Way of Resisting Tyranny and Oppression in Exodus 1-2” at 11 am in convocation.  Both lectures are in Krehbiel Auditorium.
Dr. Marzouk was invited to give the lectures this year particularly because of his scholarship on the book of Exodus, one of the common texts for this school year’s capstone course for Bethel seniors, Basic Issues of Faith and Life (BIFL).  He will be meeting with students in the two fall BIFL classes Monday afternoon to discuss that book.

10:30 am  Fellowship Time in the Gathering Place
10:50 am    Faith Formation—Visitors welcome!


October 7, 2018

Sunday, October 7—Fall Fest Sunday—Inauguration Service

10:00 am        Worship on the Bethel College campus— Memorial Hall  THERE WILL BE NO SERVICES AT BCMC THIS SUNDAY

No Sunday school at BCMC


September 30, 2018

9:30 am        Worship with sermon by Jordan Miller, Kansas Mennonite Disaster Service Unit Chair; music by Menno Ringers

10:30 am     Fellowship Time in the Gathering Place

10:50 am      Faith Formation—Session in the sanctuary with Jordan Miller

11:45 am      Potluck in Fellowship Hall—Everyone is invited!

12:45 pm     Congregational meeting in the sanctuary


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