Category Archives: This week at BCMC

May 29, 2018

9:30 am     Worship with sermon by John Tyson; music by Menno Ringers and Chancel Choir ; Baptism

10:30 am   Fellowship Time in the Gathering Place

10:50 am    Faith Formation

11:45 pm   Potluck lunch in Fellowship Hall—everybody is welcome!

12:45 pm   Congregational meeting in the sanctuary–please bring your Annual Report booklets to the meeting

 

April 22, 2018

Sunday, April 22, 2018

9:30 am   Worship with sermon by Dawn Yoder Harms, Shepherd me, O God; music by the Junior Choir and the Cherub Choir

10:30 am  Fellowship Time in the Gathering Place with coffee/water/tea

10:50 am    Faith Formation—Visitors welcome!

  • Infants & Toddlers—Nursery at back of the sanctuary
  • Pre-K through 1st grade in B4; 2–4th grade in B3; 5–6th grade in B8
  • Junior High students (7–8th grade)—Room 26
  • Senior High students—Room 22— Catechism, John Tyson
  • Agape—Fellowship Hall
  • Bible Study—Rm 14—Mark 4:1-34
  • Book Study & Conversation —The Year of Small Things—Back of sanctuary with Jill Robb and Megan Kohlman
  • Catacombs—Rm B5—BCMC Common Statement of Purpose, a discussion led by a Church Board member
  • Fellowship—Rm B7
  • Fine Arts—Rm 24
  • Issues & Christianity—Rm 23
  • Mosaic—Rm 20—Sermon reflection and other current topics
  • Open Circle—Rm 21—Worship reflection and response
  • Seekers—Rm 28—The Benefits of Planning Well (From Everence)
  • Sojourners—Chapel—Testing “A Statement of Common Purpose” by two Church Board representatives

 

April 15, 2018

 

9:30 am    Worship with sermon by Dawn Yoder Harms, Joy, disbelief, and wondering; Music by Chancel Bells and special guests on Steel Drums, Brad Shores, Laura Tran, and also on steel drums, Chancel Bells member, Elizabeth Tran

10:30 am  Fellowship Time in the Gathering Place with coffee/water/tea

10:50 am    Faith Formation—Visitors welcome!

  • Infants & Toddlers—Nursery at back of the sanctuary
  • Pre-K through 1st grade in B4; 2–4th grade in B3; 5–6th grade in B8
  • Junior High students (7–8th grade)—Room 26
  • Senior High students—Room 22— Catechism, John Tyson
  • Agape—Fellowship Hall
  • Bible Study—Rm 14
  • Book Study & Conversation —The Year of Small Things—Back of sanctuary with Jill Robb and Megan Kolhman
  • Catacombs—Rm B5—Eric Schrag with word from BC Advancement Office
  • Fellowship—Rm B7
  • Fine Arts—Rm 24
  • Issues & Christianity—Rm 23—Glen Ediger on the Bonneville Salt Flats
  • Mosaic—Rm 20—Sermon reflection and other current topics
  • Open Circle—Rm 21—Worship reflection and response
  • Seekers—Rm 28—A conversation with Pastor Dawn Yoder Harms
  • Sojourners—Chapel—Solar powered desert garden in Terkana, Kenya, Lee Wheeler

12:00 noon  Catechism Lunch in Fellowship Hall

 

April 8, 2018

Sunday, April 8, 2018

9:30 am   Worship with sermon by John Tyson; music by the Chancel Choir

10:30 am  Fellowship Time in the Gathering Place with coffee/water/tea

10:50 am    Faith Formation—Visitors welcome!

  • Infants & Toddlers—Nursery at back of the sanctuary
  • Pre-K through 1st grade in B4; 2–4th grade in B3; 5–6th grade in B8
  • Junior High students (7–8th grade)—Room 26
  • Senior High students—Room 22— Catechism, John Tyson
  • Agape—Fellowship Hall
  • Bible Study—Rm 14
  • Catacombs—Rm B5—Journey toward forgiveness, Mennonite Media DVD
  • Fellowship—Rm B7
  • Fine Arts—Rm 24
  • Issues & Christianity—Rm 23
  • Mosaic—Rm 20—Sermon reflection and other current topics
  • Open Circle—Rm 21—Worship reflection and response
  • Seekers—Rm 28
  • Sojourners—Chapel—The reformation of the Reformation in Newton, Keith Sprunger

 

Holy Week Services and Easter Sunday – Aril 1, 2018

Upcoming Holy Week Services:

  • March 29, 7 pm:  Maundy Thursday and Stations of the Cross Service, BCMC sanctuary. This service will offer reflection on how the suffering of Jesus connects to the suffering of the world, particularly to brothers and sisters in Palestine, those seeking to cross the Mexican/US border, and those in our own country struggling with racism.  There will be a fish bowl offering (at the back of the sanctuary) for the Caring Fund.
  • March 30, 7 pm:  Newton Community Seven Last Words Tenebrae Service, Trinity Heights United Methodist Church, with participation by BCMC
  • April 1, 7 am: Sunrise service  led by the Senior High School Youth Group at the Prouty Home, 332 N. Hoover Road, Newton.  Bring breakfast foods to share.
  • April 1, 10 am: Easter Worship with sermon by John Tyson; music by Chancel Choir, Junior Choir and Cherub Choir; No Sunday school

 

 

March 25, 2018 – Palm Sunday

9:30 a.m.    Worship with readings, scripture and music; music by the Chancel Bells

10:30 a.m.  Fellowship Time in the Gathering Place with coffee, water, tea available

10:50 a.m.  Faith Formation — everybody is welcome

This Week at BCMC:  March 25—April 1, 2018

Sunday, March 25

10:30 am  Fellowship Time in the Gathering Place with coffee/water/tea

10:50 am    Faith Formation—Visitors welcome!

  • Infants & Toddlers—Nursery at back of the sanctuary
  • Pre-K through 1st grade in B4; 2–4th grade in B3; 5–6th grade in B8
  • Junior High students (7–8th grade)—Room 26
  • Senior High students—Room 22— Catechism, John Tyson
  • Agape—Fellowship Hall
  • Bible Study—Rm 14—
  • Catacombs—Rm B5
  • Fellowship—Rm B7
  • Fine Arts—Rm 24
  • Issues & Christianity—Rm 23
  • Mosaic—Rm 20—Sermon reflection and other current topics
  • Open Circle—Rm 21—Worship reflection and response
  • Seekers—Rm 28—A conversation with Pastor Dawn Yoder Harms
  • Sojourners—Chapel—Crucible of Faith: The ancient revolution that made our modern religious world, John Esau

Monday, March 26

2:30 pm      BCMC worship DVD—Kidron Bethel Health Care

7:00 pm      Library Committee—Rm 14

Tuesday, March 27

12:45 pm   BCMC worship DVD—Kidron Bethel Assisted Living

Wednesday, March 28

10:00 am    Bulletin announcement deadline

6:30 pm      Cherub Choir—Rm 24  and Junior Choir—Rm 28

7:00 pm      Senior High Youth                     7:15 pm      Menno Ringers—Rm B7

7:30 pm     Chancel Choir—Sanctuary      8:30 pm     Chancel Bells—Rm B7

Thursday, March 29—Maundy Thursday

7:00 pm     Maundy Thursday and Stations of the Cross  Service in the sanctuary

Friday, March 30—Good Friday—office will be closed; building locked

Sunday, April 1—Easter

7:00 am     Sunrise service—Prouty Home, 332 N. Hoover Road, Newton

10:00 am   Worship with sermon by John Tyson; music by Chancel Choir, Junior Choir and Cherub Choir—No Sunday school

 

 

March 18, 2018 – 5th Sunday of Lent

9:30 am  Worship with sermon by John Tyson – “Game Time”; music by Chancel Choir

This Week at BCMC:  March 18—March 25, 2018 

Sunday, March 18

10:30 am  Fellowship Time in the Gathering Place with coffee/water/tea

10:50 am    Faith Formation—Visitors welcome!

Lenten Hymn Sing in the Sanctuary—All are welcome

  • Infants & Toddlers—Nursery at back of the sanctuary
  • Pre-K through 1st grade in B4; 2–4th grade in B3; 5–6th grade in B8
  • Junior High students (7–8th grade)—Room 26
  • Senior High students—Room 22— No Catechism this Sunday
  • Agape—Fellowship Hall
  • Bible Study—Rm 14—Lenten Hymn Sing—(Sanctuary)
  • Catacombs—Rm B5
  • Fellowship—Rm B7
  • Fine Arts—Rm 24
  • Issues & Christianity—Rm 23
  • Mosaic—Rm 20—Sermon reflection and other current topics
  • Open Circle—Rm 21—Worship reflection and response
  • Seekers—Rm 28—Lenten Hymn Sing—(Sanctuary)
  • Sojourners—Chapel—Bamboo Bikes and Story Carts, Chuck Regier

12:00 noon   Usher’s Orientation—Fellowship Hall

Monday, March 19

2:30 pm      BCMC worship DVD—Kidron Bethel Health Care

Tuesday, March 20—Women’s Fellowship Circles

12:45 pm   BCMC worship DVD—Kidron Bethel Assisted Living

2:00 pm      Circle 2—Evelyn Quiring’s, 3001 Ivy Dr., Apt . 404, North Newton

3:00 pm      Circle 1—Kidron Bethel Sun Room

7:00 pm      Circle 3—Kathryn Simmons’, 403 Lakewood Dr., North Newton

7:00 pm      Circle 4—Lois Preheim’s, 3005 S. Kansas Rd., Newton

7:00 pm      Creation Care Committee—Rm 14

7:45 pm      Garden Task Force—Rm 14

Wednesday, March 21—No children’s choir rehearsals or clubs or Youth Group due to Spring Break week

10:00 am    Bulletin announcement deadline

6:00 pm      Wednesday night supper—Fellowship Hall

7:30 pm     Chancel Choir—Sanctuary

8:30 p.m.   Chancel Bells—Rm B7

Thursday, March 22

3:00 p.m.   Witness Commission—Rm B7

7:00 pm     Deacon Commission—Rm B7

Sunday, March 25—Palm Sunday

9:30 am   Worship with readings by Dawn Yoder Harms; music by Chancel Bells

10:30 am    Fellowship Time in the Gathering Place

10:50 a.m.  Faith Formation

 

March 11, 2018 – 4th Sunday in Lent

9:20 am   Prelude with Gabriel’s Trumpets (trumpet ensemble with members Kyle Unruh, Evan Koch, Braden Unruh, Tim Regier, Connor Born, Patrick Flaming, Eric Schrag, Arlin Buller and Karen Unruh on the organ)

9:30 am  Worship with sermon by Dawn Yoder Harms – “Look and Live”; music by Cherub Choir

This Week at BCMC:  March 11—March 18, 2018

Sunday, March 11

10:30 am  Fellowship Time in the Gathering Place with coffee/water/tea

10:50 am    Faith Formation—Visitors welcome!

  • Infants & Toddlers—Nursery at back of the sanctuary
  • Pre-K through 1st grade in B4; 2–4th grade in B3; 5–6th grade in B8
  • Junior High students (7–8th grade)—Room 26
  • Senior High students—Room 22—Catechism, John Tyson
  • Agape—Fellowship Hall
  • Bible Study—Rm 14—Gospel of Mark
  • Catacombs—Rm B5
  • Fellowship—Rm B7
  • Fine Arts—Rm 24
  • Issues & Christianity—Rm 23
  • Mosaic—Rm 20—Sermon reflection and other current topics
  • Open Circle—Rm 21—Worship reflection and response
  • Seekers—Rm 28—Rodolphe Petter, Swiss missionary to the Cheyenne: Photographs,  Weldon Schloneger
    Sojourners—Chapel—H.D. Penner, Early Mennonite Leader, Clarence Niles

Monday, March 12

2:30 pm      BCMC worship DVD—Kidron Bethel Health Care

7:00 pm      Facilities Committee—Sanctuary

Tuesday, March 13

12:45 pm   BCMC worship DVD—Kidron Bethel Assisted Living

6:30 pm      Faith Formation Commission—Rm B7

7:00 pm     Finance Committee—Rm 14

Wednesday, March 14

10:00 am    Bulletin announcement deadline

4:45 pm      Gifts Discernment Committee—Rm 23

6:00 pm      Wednesday night supper—Fellowship Hall

6:30 pm      Cherub Choir—Rm 24  and Junior Choir—Rm 28

7:00 pm      Senior High Youth

7:15 pm      Junior High Club—Rm 26 and Journey Club—Rm B8

7:30 pm     Chancel Choir—Sanctuary    8:30 p.m.  Chancel Bells—Rm B7

Thursday, March 15

5:30 pm     Sojourners Sunday school class gathering—Fellowship Hall

Sunday, March 18—5th Sunday in Lent

9:30 am       Sermon by  John Tyson; music by Chancel Choir

10:30 am    Fellowship Time in the Gathering Place

10:50 am    Faith Formation— Everybody is welcome!

 

March 4, 2018 – 3rd Sunday in Lent

This Week at BCMC:  March 4—March 11, 2018

Sunday, March 4

9:30 am   Worship with sermon by Dawn Yoder Harms — “Firmly Bound, Forever Free”; music by Chancel Bells

10:30 am  Fellowship Time in the Gathering Place with coffee/water/tea

10:50 am    Faith Formation—Visitors welcome!

  • Infants & Toddlers—Nursery at back of the sanctuary
  • Pre-K through 1st grade in B4; 2–4th grade in B3; 5–6th grade in B8
  • Junior High students (7–8th grade)—Room 26
  • Senior High students—Room 22—Catechism, John Tyson
  • Agape—Fellowship Hall
  • Bible Study—Rm 14—Gospel of Mark
  • Catacombs—Rm B5
  • Fellowship—Rm B7
  • Fine Arts—Rm 24
  • Issues & Christianity—Rm 23
  • Mosaic—Rm 20—Sermon reflection and other current topics
  • Open Circle—Rm 21—Worship reflection and response
  • Seekers—Rm 28—George Dawson’s book, “Life is  so good”, Don Kaufman
  • Sojourners—Chapel—John and Jan Albertson-Introduction, Dave Warkentine

7:00 pm  Newton Chorale Concert—Sanctuary

Monday, March 5

2:30 pm      BCMC worship DVD—Kidron Bethel Health Care

Tuesday, March 6

12:45 pm   BCMC worship DVD—Kidron Bethel Assisted Living

2:30 pm      Caregiver’s Support Group—Rm 14

Wednesday, March 7

10:00 am    Bulletin announcement deadline

6:00 pm      Wednesday night supper—Fellowship Hall

6:30 pm      Cherub Choir—Rm 24  and Junior Choir—Rm 28

7:00 pm      Senior High Youth

7:15 pm      Junior High Club—Rm 26 and Journey Club—Rm B8

7:30 pm     Chancel Choir—Sanctuary    8:30 p.m.  Chancel Bells—Rm B7

Saturday, March 10

8:00 am     Youthful Men’s Breakfast at Mojo’s, Bethel College campus

Sunday, March 11—4th Sunday in Lent

9:30 am       Sermon by  Dawn Yoder Harms; music by Cherub Choir; Gabriel’s Trumpets; Prelude by Gabriel’s Trumpets begins at 9:20 am

10:30 am    Fellowship Time in the Gathering Place

10:50 am    Faith Formation— Everybody is welcome!

 

February 25, 2018 — 2nd Sunday in Lent

9:30 am Worship with sermon by John Tyson —  A new name. . . A new God?    
Music by Chancel Choir and Junior Choir

This Week at BCMC:  February 25—March 4, 2018

Sunday, February 25

10:30 am  Fellowship Time in the Gathering Place with coffee/water/tea

10:50 am    Faith Formation—Visitors welcome!

  • Infants & Toddlers—Nursery at back of the sanctuary
  • Pre-K through 1st grade in B4; 2–4th grade in B3; 5–6th grade in B8
  • Junior High students (7–8th grade)—Room 26
  • Senior High students—Room 22—Gospel of Matthew—Tim Hodge
  • Agape—Fellowship Hall
  • Bible Study—Rm 14—Leviticus—Class discussion
  • Catacombs—Rm B5— Theology of John Howard Yoder, Marion Deckert
  • Fellowship—Rm B7
  • Fine Arts—Rm 24
  • Issues & Christianity—Rm 23
  • Mosaic—Rm 20—Sermon reflection and other current topics
  • Open Circle—Rm 21—Worship reflection and response
  • Seekers—Sanctuary—Desiderius Erasmus:  Another Look, Dale Schrag
  • Sojourners—Sanctuary—Desiderius Erasmus:  Another Look, Dale Schrag

Monday, February 26

2:30 pm      BCMC worship DVD—Kidron Bethel Health Care

6:00 pm      Investment Club Dinner—Fellowship Hall

7-9 pm        Newton Chorale—Sanctuary

Tuesday, February 27

12:45 pm   BCMC worship DVD—Kidron Bethel Assisted Living

4:00 pm     Staff Congregation Relations Committee—Rm B7

Wednesday, February 28

10:00 am    Bulletin announcement deadline

6:00 pm      Wednesday night supper—Fellowship Hall

6:30 pm      Cherub Choir—Rm 24  and Junior Choir—Rm 28

7:00 pm      Senior High Youth

7:15 pm      Junior High Club—Rm 26 and Journey Club—Rm B8

7:30 pm     Chancel Choir—Sanctuary    8:30 p.m.  Chancel Bells—Rm B7

Thursday, March 1

7:00 pm     Church Board—Rm 14

7-9 pm       Newton Chorale—Sanctuary

Sunday, March 4—3rd Sunday in Lent

9:30 am       Sermon by  Dawn Yoder Harms; music by Chancel Bells

10:30 am    Fellowship Time in the Gathering Place

10:50 am    Faith Formation— Everybody is welcome!

3:30 pm       Sharon Koehn’s students piano recital—Sanctuary

7:00 pm       Newton Chorale Concert—Sanctuary