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