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    Historical Focus for December—Looking Forward in Faith

    by Rev. Dennis Jones

    As this tricentennial year of celebration draws to a close, we pause to give heartfelt thanks to all those who so generously gave of their leadership, love, and creativity during this joyous year of remembrance and renewal. I especially want to express gratitude to Bill Emmitt, Kris Emmitt and George Fricke who served so faithfully […]

    Lent 2017 at BRPC — Encounters with Jesus

    by Rev. Dennis Jones

    This year, during Lent, we will meet the people who met Jesus. We will learn from their joys and their struggles, from what they discovered and from what they totally missed. In the midst of that we will open our own hearts and minds to the transformative encounters that our Lord yearns to have with […]

    Our Historic Oak Tree – June 2016 update

    by Rev. Dennis Jones

    Dear Friends, The following message is from our Trustees and Session’s Planning Council and pertains to the present health of our beloved historic oak tree.  We hope this update is helpful and promise to keep you posted on any new details or decisions. In faith and love, Dennis   The Trustees and Planning Council of […]

    “Thank you!” from Rev. Dennis Jones

    by Rev. Dennis Jones

    Dear Friends, What a stunning surprise you all pulled off in worship on October 18 with a surprise celebration of the 25th anniversary of my ordination as a minister!  It is a day I will always remember!  Thank you for the kind words, the wonderful stories, the song from our amazing choir, the gift of a […]

    Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Approves Marriage Amendment

    by Rev. Dennis Jones

    Last summer our denomination took action that granted Presbyterian clergy permission, at their discretion, to officiate at same-sex marriages in states where such marriages are legal. Additionally, as of March 17 a majority of the 171 presbyteries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) have approved a change to the current description of marriage in the PC(USA)’s […]

    Senior Pastor Sabbatical Report

    by Rev. Dennis Jones

    Senior Pastor Sabbatical Report—Summer of 2014 Upon the 5-year mark of my ministry as the pastor at BRPC, and as a component of my original terms of call, during the summer of 2014 I was generously granted a 12-week sabbatical.  My time away began on June 3, and I returned to BRPC on August 25.  […]