Come to the Yard Sale and Bake Sale!

See photos of preparations for Saturday’s Yard Sale and Bake Sale below!

Come and Support the Paint Fund at the Yard Sale and Bake Sale, Sat, June 27

Saturday is the BPC Summer Yard Sale and Bake Sale to benefit the Paint Fund from 8:00 am — noon. Delicious baked goods are just out of the oven and ready to bring home for tasty enjoyment. All kinds of wicker chairs and tables, household and kitchen goods, antiques, pictures, tools, and fun stuff are ready for you to search through for your favorite treasures. Still needed is help with set-up for the sale on Saturday. Arrive at 6:30 am to assist in moving items from trucks and trailers to the tables and continued sorting and arranging throughout the morning! Help with end of sale sorting and cleanup is also needed — and perhaps you might see your role as shopping in the early morning and coming back to pack up in early afternoon? Come out and have some fun! It’s to be a beautiful day!

Here’s What’s Happening This Sunday ...

“Music Sunday” Worship at 9:30 am Sunday, June 28th

This Sunday is the 5th Sunday After Pentecost and we will celebrate “Music Sunday” and the role and gift of music in our worship at 9:30 am. Our Bell Choir and Adult Voice Choir will play and sing for the final time before summer “recess” and their return in the fall when we return to regular worship hours at 10:30 am. Our Scripture lectionary passages this week include 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27, where David laments the deaths of Jonathan and Saul, killed in battle; the Psalm reading is Psalm 130, where the Psalmist says, Out of he depths I cry to you, O Lord; in your word I hope.; the Epistle reading is 2 Corinthians 8:7-15, where Paul writes, give graciously to those in need; for our sake, Jesus became poor; and the Gospel reading is Mark 5:21-43, where Jesus heals a long-suffering woman and raises a girl from the dead. Pastor Peter’s sermon is “Beyond Fear Into Belief and Joy.”

Summer worship hours continue this week. Worship begins at 9:30 am and Sunday School will be on recess for the summer. Children are welcome in worship. The Christian Education Committee will not be staffing the Nursery this summer; however, the service can be heard on the speaker in the Nursery Room for parents who wish to be with their children in the Nursery during worship time. All are invited to enjoy Refreshments and Fellowship after the service on the front lawn or, if rain, in the Parlors..

Deacons to Meet Sunday, June 28th, following Worship

The Board of Deacons will meet for their organizational meeting and to conduct business on Sunday, June 28, at 10:30 am (following worship). While all will not be able to attend the meeting, it is hoped that a majority will be able to attend in order to discuss the work, elect officers, and determine how best to do the Deacons’ work together. Pastor Peter apologizes for the delay in pulling everyone together!

Looking Ahead to Summer Worship Hours ...

Summer Worship Schedule

  • No Sunday school classes
  • 8:30 “Worship in the Garden” (Sundays in July & August)
  • 9:30 Summer Worship Hours in the Sanctuary
  • 10:30 Regular Worship Hours (return September 13)
  • 10:30 Sunday School classes begin (September 13)

BPC On Your Phone

Click for mobile siteDid you know you can catch up with what’s going on at BPC on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or other mobile device? Just click the smartphone image at right, scan the code printed in your Sunday bulletin, or navigate to m.bridgehamptonpc.org and you’ll be taken to our mobile site, recently certified “mobile-friendly” by Google. Here you can stay up to date with church activities, read a message from Pastor Peter, or listen to live and archived services.

Now you can listen in on your mobile device, as well as your home computer, on occasions when you can’t get out of the house. We’ve received positive comments from those who have taken advantage of this service.

Our webmaster is always receptive to your comments about both our desktop and mobile websites — please drop a line to feedback@bridgehamptonpc.org.

Feature Photos of the Week ...

Come to the Yard Sale, Saturday, June 27th, beginning 8:00 am

Above are some photos of the preparations being done for the Yard Sale and Bake Sale. Lots of good stuff to sort through (or sit on)! Come early and help set up and place items attractively on the tables. Come late and help clean up the front lawn for Sunday worship! In-between, why not do some Christmas shopping early!

BPC News to Know ...

Haydn’s The Creation

Saturday, June 27 at 7pm
Parish Hall, Most Holy Trinity Church, East Hampton
Mark Mangini, Conductor
With The Greenwich Village Chamber Singers

The Choral Society of the Hamptons will perform Haydn’s The Creation on Saturday, June 27, at 7:00 pm a the Most Holy Trinity Church in East Hampton. Dominated by arias and choruses brimming with the composer’s characteristic optimism, The Creation, Haydn’s crowning achievement, also contains some of the most experimental music that had ever been written at the time. The concert will feature soloists Alison Davy, soprano, Nils Neubert, tenor, Dominic Inferrera, baritone, and Enrico Lagasca, bass. For tickets, visit: http://choralsocietyofthehamptons.org.

Congratulations to Our Graduates

Congratulations to our graduates!

Janet E. Corwith completed her Bachelor's degree in Biology (cum laude) at the State University of New York at New Paltz in Dec. 2014. She currently works as a NYS Licensed Veterinary Technician at Olde Towne Animal Hospital in Southampton, NY.

Holly Halsey graduated from the University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY on May 9, 2015, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Holly Halsey, who graduated from the University of Rochester School of Nursing. She will work as an RN at Strong Hospital in Rochester on the Behavioral Medical/Surgery floor beginning August 24.

Eric Tortorella graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH on May 16, 2015 with a Masters degree in Accounting. He will be starting his new job in September with PricewaterhouseCoopers, NYC.

Our congratulations and best wishes to all as they enter the “work world”! The Church Office welcomes notice of other graduates this year: office@bridgehamptonpc.org.

Camp Good Grief for Children who Have Experienced Cancer

East End Hospice offers Camp Good Grief — a summer program for children who have experienced a loss. This year’s camp will be held August 24-28, at Peconic Dunes in Southold, NY. For registration and information, please call Angela Byrns, LMSW: 631-288-8400.

Sign-up to Serve for Coffee Fellowship!
Serving from 11:30 am till Noon

Members of the congregation are invited to volunteer to serve during the coffee fellowship Hour the first Sunday of each month.

  • It works well to have 2 to 4 people (or two families) to provide and serve together.
  • Volunteers provide treats, make coffee, tea and juice, serve and clean up.
  • Suggested 3-4 kinds of treats (for example: fruit, cookies, bars, cupcakes, doughnut-holes, etc. (homemade or store-bought).
  • Our church provides coffee, napkins and cups; fresh milk is needed.
  • Instructions for brewing coffee are on the kitchen cupboard (Often, the Sexton sets up the coffee ahead of time: check!)
  • If interested, contact Donna Halsey or Elizabeth Barton; or call the Church Office: 631-537-0863.

Worship Liturgists and Greeter/Ushers Needed

This is a good time to try out something new or bring back a skill from the past! Worship and Music Committee invites you to be a liturgist reading the Scripture and leading prayers during a Sunday worship service and/or to serve as a greeter/usher welcoming congregants as they enter the worship space, offering a bulletin, and collecting the offering. We love to see new faces at the lectern and welcoming us to worship!

Bring a Bag of Gently Used Clothing to Worship this Sunday!

Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church is again helping to care for those who are needy and suffering on Long Island by collecting gently used clothing. BPC is partnering with the Long Island Council of Churches (LICC) and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDPLI) here on Long Island to collect clothing to assist those in need from the tips of the Forks to the Brooklyn and Queens borders. You will find the green Clothing Bin behind The Parlors. Pull up on the lawn to the bin and place your donations in the convenient slot. Donate and know you are making a difference for Long Islanders in need!

Recent News ...

Session Encourages All Members to Pay 2015 Per Capita

Session encourages members to pay their per capita as a special, designated donation, in addition to support of the overall church program. Members are urged to use the special envelope to make per capita donations for all household members. Per capita for 2015 is $30.83 per member (General Assembly: 47.07; Synod of the Northeast: $3.95; and, Presbytery: $19.91). Also, it’s not too late to pay your 2014 per capita if you have not previously done so: $30.78 per member. Find more info in the Church Office.

Do You Need Stewardship Giving Envelopes for 2015?

Please make sure you have handed in your Stewardship Pledge/Estimate of Giving Card. Extra copies are on the Narthex table. For some members and friends, it is beneficial to pre-pay your 2014 pledge. Special gifts toward the Capital Improvement Church Painting Fund may be an end-of-the-year extra gift. See Financial Secretary Elizabeth Barton if you need Stewardship Envelopes or call the Church Office: 631-537-0863. We thank you for your generosity!

Chat and Craft Group Meets Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 am

The “Chat and Craft” Group meets Tuesdays to chat and/or craft from 10:00 - 11:30 am in The Parlors. Any one who can chat and/or craft is welcome to this group that encourages social relationships outside of the regular Sunday worship and fellowship hours. All are welcome!

“Fitness for Mom, Fun for Baby” Exercise, Friendship and Fun Classes to Begin in Parlors

A new group stressing “Fitness for Mom, Fun for Baby” will be meeting in The Parlors Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 - 11:00 am. FIT4MOM is the country’s largest fitness program for moms offering pre- and post-natal fitness classes for every stage of motherhood. Fit4Mom is designed for every mom to get in shape with your baby and meet other moms! Classes offer an innovative stroller workout that combines power walking and jogging and intervals of body toning using the stroller, the environment, and exercise tubing. And best is that you get to bring your littles along with you for the ride!

Whether you are a new mom (or DAD), or even if your kiddos have gone off to school, this program is for all stages of motherhood and life! For more information on FIT4MOM of the Hamptons, contact Brooke (Wiggins) Cracco at 516-480-4341 or email: brookecracco@fit4mom.com or see the webpage at www.hamptons.fit4mom.com.

Share Pastoral Care Needs with the Church Office

If you are aware of any pastoral concerns please call the church office so that we may notify the pastor and the deacons contact: 631-537-0863. You can reach the Church Office by email: office@bridgehamptonpc.org or Pastor Peter directly: pastorpeter@bridgehamptonpc.org.

Six Ways to Stay Connected...

In the age of the Internet, BPC has six new ways for you to connect and keep current with your church family:

  • Stay up to date with church activities, or listen to live and archived services, on the BPC Mobile Website. Click or scan the code at right.
  • Receive the weekly E-pistle! The E-pistle is a mid-week email that goes out to the congregation and friends with all the news and announcements. Make sure the Church Office has your email or write it down and place it in the offering plate!
  • Become a FaceBook friend! To become a Friend, go to www.FaceBook.com and sign in, go to “Bridgehampton Presbyterian Church,” click on the word “Like,” and you are a “Friend.” Tell your friends!
  • Enjoy “live” streaming at media.bridgehamptonpc.org on days when you can’t make it to worship. Later on in the week you’ll also be able to hear archived highlights.
  • Check out the church website: www.bridgehamptonpc.org.
  • Receive the monthly Banner newsletter! While some continue to receive the paper version of the monthly Banner, it is also available early to those who sign-up for the email notice that a new month has been posted. Make sure the Church Office has your email address!

Whenever you see the “Give Now” button on our church Website or E-pistle, simply “click” on it and complete the easy and safe form to make your donation.

Your Generosity Helps Us Serve: Use BPC’s New Online Giving Option!

For the first time 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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