Here’s What’s Happening Sunday ...
Welcome to the Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost — September 25th!
Welcome to the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost with Sunday School and our regular Sunday worship hour back with us at 10:30 am. Our 2015-2016 Sunday School year is just under way using our new “Deep Blue” curriculum (see below).
The lectionary readings for this Sunday, September 18th, include from the Older Testament Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15, where Jeremiah writes, Buy the field at Anathoth; houses and vineyards will one day return; the Psalm of the day is Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16, where the Psalmist writes: The Lord says: Do not fear; I will deliver those who call on my name; the Epistle reading comes from 1 Timothy 6:6-19, where the author of the letter says, The love of money is the root of evil; be rich in good works instead; and, the Gospel reading is from Luke 16:19-31, where Jesus tells the parable of Lazarus and the rich man in Hades. Pastor Peter will preach on “Have You Seen Lazarus?”
Sunday Church School resumed last Sunday for the 2016-2017 Sunday School Year. Children will have again an opportunity to meet their teachers for this new year and be introduced to our new “Deep Blue” curriculum. Sunday School will follow the Children’s Message during the worship and the children will go with their teachers to their classes! Children are invited to bring their friends to Sunday School! Teachers and substitute teachers are needed. Please talk to Kathy Lowe or Pastor Peter.
Announcing the New Adult “Covenant Bible Study” ...
Announcing: “Creating ... Living ... Trusting ...” Adult Covenant Bible Study Begins this Fall ...
COVENANT is an in-depth group Bible study in which participants read and discuss the Bible together, learning how to love God — and each other — better.
The 24-week experience — broken into three 8-week segments — covers all the books of the Bible as participants move back and forth from Old Testament to New Testament. Covenant Bible Study shows the interconnectedness of scripture while demonstrating how the covenant relationship between God and people is woven through the entire Bible.
Covenant represents a relationship — a living, breathing conversation.
And here is your invitation to join in it!
This year Pastor Peter will offer Covenant Bible Study — “Creating ... Living ... Trusting ...” — beginning in October on a day and time (TBA) most convenient for those wishing to attend. Depending on the size of the class, it will meet in the Pastor’s home for informal and relaxed conversation or in the Newman Room lounge area.
The Biblical concept of “covenant” speaks to an enduring commitment between god and God’s fruitful people. It’s a promise — to live in a loving relationship with and for each other. So the purpose of Covenant Bible Study is to engage participants in conversations about this unique and special relationship — as well as our relationships with each other and the world around us — as we study the Bible together.
Covenant is an in-depth study with an accessible message in which we will read and discuss the Bible together; learning how to love God — and others — better. The Covenant Group will meet Tuesdays for 8 weeks at 7:00 pm for the first section. Please speak with Pastor Peter to express your interest!
Recent News ...
Both the Adult Choir and the Bell Choir welcome new members! See Thomas!
Adult Choir and Bell Choir Rehearsals Are Back — Check Them Out!
The Adult Choir meets weekly for Thursday Rehearsals at 7:00 pm in the Newman Room with a “warm-up” on Sundays at 10:00 am. The choir invites new members to add their voice to the choir and share in our music ministry! The Bell Choir is trying a different schedule this fall and will adjust as we see how it works. Rehearsals start Wednesday at 5:30 pm and the bells have moved downstairs under the west balcony in the sanctuary. If you don’t feel you can carry a tune, but can count to six, there’s a place in the bell choir for you! Speak with Music Director Thomas White to learn more.
“Chat and Craft” Group Meets Tuesdays and Invites You!
You are invited to join the Chat and Craft Group each Tuesday morning at 10:00 am meeting in the Church Nursery. All who wish to chat and/or craft are invited to join in the fellowship time. Remember, you don’t have to craft! Just come and chat! Or — if you wish — the group will share a craft for you to do as you chat!
Sunday School Children Explore the “Deep Blue” Curriculum this Year!
Sunday Church School for our children and youth has begun for the 2015-2016 year! As usual, children will be in worship in the sanctuary until just after the Children’s Message, when children age 4 and above will walk with the teachers to The Parlors. Children through age three will go to the Nursery for their class. Our new curriculum is “Deep Blue” One room Sunday School Kit by Cokesbury. Our new curriculum includes a CD for music and a DVD featuring engaging animated videos. Each video segment tells a Bible story through the kids’ point of view with help from the Deep Blue kids, Asia, Edgar, Kat & Caleb. Don’t forget Indigo — the doggy. Music videos and Bible story quizzes add more fun!!
Along with the Nursery (0 - 3), taught by Kathleen McCleland and Jenn Dupree, we will have two classes this year. Ages 4 - 5 are taught by Emily Otto and Jihye Bennett. Ages 6 - 12 will be taught by Kathy Lowe, Donna Halsey, Anne Ramunno and Loren Bennett. Our Music Director and Choir Master Thomas White will lead the Sunday School Choir.
The curriculum for the Multiage Class is a crafted understanding that a multiage environment is a wonderful place for children of various ages to grow in faith. Differences in the experiences, knowledge, and abilities of the children can be celebrated. It is a joy to observe older children as they help their younger friends. They do so with great pride. As we watch older children respectfully interact with younger ones, we see their potentials unfold. Younger children benefit by modeling actions from their older peers.
Children are invited to bring their friends to Sunday School! Teachers and substitute teachers are needed. Please talk to Kathy Lowe or Pastor Peter.
“Deep Blue” — Just for Kids — A Weekly Adventure Through the Bible!
Our Christian Education Committee introduces this fall a new Sunday School curriculum called “Deep Blue.” Deep Blue is an awe-inspiring biblically based resource for children including adventures, exciting stories, science experiments, arts and crafts, animated video storytelling, and active games — all combined into a faith experience that helps children discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ today!
“In the debts of who I am I rejoice in God my savior.” (Luke 1:47)
Deep Blue is based on the award winning Deep Blue Kids Bible, which we presented to our children last spring entering 3rd Grade.
“Deep Blue Adventures” App Helps Reinforce Bible Lesson During Week
Imagine if a child could hear a Bible lesson Sunday morning and later that week at home could log onto a digital virtual world through a mobile device, where the lessons taught in Sunday School were reinforced and brought to life in 3D! While playing, children would not only have fun but learn as they experience Bible truths. Children would associate God’s Word in a positive way that would encourage them to share it with friends. Deep Blue Adventures offers such an opportunity to our Sunday School children. More information next week as Sunday School begins!
The “Thankful Giver” Corner ...
Your Generosity Helps Us Serve: Use BPC’s Online Giving Option!
BPC members and friends can now give to the church online — just as you do for many charities — using a debit or credit card or electronic funds transfer to support our congregation’s ministries!
All you have to do is click on the “Give Now” button on our church website: www.bridgehamptonpc.org. You will be redirected to the Presbyterian Mission Exchange and our Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church “Donate” page. A secure form is easily completed and you can designate and make your donation all in a matter of minutes. You can make a one-time gift or set up a recurring donation as your weekly offering or stewardship pledge. It is the generosity of members and friends like you that allows us to do what we do.
By clicking “Give Now” and filling out the form, we realize that you are trusting us with your money. We want you to know that every attempt has been made to make this process simple, easy and safe. The information you provide is encrypted, secure and confidential. We appreciate your confidence in our ministry and value your contribution through our partnership with Presbyterian Mission Exchange (a service of the Presbyterian Foundation).
In order for you to make your online donation, simply “click” on the icon and complete the form, indicating your choice of the funds available:
- Capital Improvement Fund
- Mission Fund
- General Fund
- Music Fund
If you wish to designate a donation more specifically, check “General Fund” and indicate the special work you wish to support in the “Note” area near the bottom of the form. Your transaction will appear on your statement as BB - Presbyterian Foundation. You will receive an email acknowledgement and expression of gratitude. Your full donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Go ahead! Give it a try! Why not become familiar with how it works by donating $10.00 to the Capital Improvement Fund. It’s that easy!
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