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Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

– I Thessalonians 5:11, 28

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    BRPC Snow Day / Weather Policy

    by Gary Ingram

    As winter weather and the possibility of closings and cancelations becomes a reality again this year, here’s a reminder of the church’s snow day policy.

    Thanks to our Interfaith Hospitality Network Volunteers!

    by Gary Ingram

    Thank you to those who helped serve our guest and her beautiful 7 month old daughter. Volunteers included Carol & Richard Skidmore, Pam Meyers, Betty Mills, Maureen Paterson, Dolly & Steve Tharp, Betsy & Chuck Miller, Karen & Ken Skoglund, Julie & Stu Conway, Beth & Bill Adams, Betty Hahn, Tom & Jill Brown, Sally […]

    Advent Sermon Series

    by Gary Ingram

    Join us in worship this month, and bring a friend, as we celebrate the sacred seasons of Advent and Christmas! Our sermon series will be entitled “Don’t Be Afraid.” In the midst of the fear and anxiety that is present in the world or in your own life, learn all over again to trust and […]

    We are Grateful for the Generosity of the Congregation!

    by Gary Ingram

    Stewardship 2018 Thank you to the 142 individuals and families who have made pledge commitments for 2018 totaling $588,739. In response to prayerful consideration of what God is calling them to do, many in our congregation have increased their pledges from last year. We are excited and encouraged by the 17 new pledges totaling $31,260 […]

    Session Highlights—November

    by Gary Ingram

    Upon recommendation from the Personnel Council, Session voted on a change in the hours and salary for the Church Administrator & Treasurer position, effective 1/1/18. Upon recommendation from the Personnel Council, Session approved a small increase in the number of hours worked each week for some of our Support Staff, effective 1/1/18. Session approved a […]

    The Giving Tree

    by Gary Ingram

    Once again we will have the opportunity to bless others during this Christmas season. The Giving Tree is up in Westminster Hall and has been filled with ornaments detailing a wish from one of our mission partners. This year there are gifts for God’s Co-op Pantry clients, Homeless Solutions, IHN and women of the Bo […]

    New Church Historian

    by Gary Ingram

    The Mantle has been passed! John Charles Smith is our new Church Historian having assumed the responsibilities of leading the Historic Records Committee from “honorably retired” George Fricke. John is no newcomer to this church – he is a member of the “50 years and MORE membership club”! John shares more than his passion for […]

    Mind the Light — Stewardship 2018

    by Gary Ingram

    For 300 years, our congregation has been a beacon of God’s hope, love, and grace. Over these years, God’s abundant generosity and the generosity and faithfulness of the many generations before us, have enabled God’s light to shine forth. This light has called and guided many—those who have walked through our doors, been influenced by […]

    Nominating Committee Seeks Input

    by Gary Ingram

    It’s About BRPC’s Future! We need your help to identify the best candidates for important leadership positions at BRPC.  A sense of God’s call to serve, coupled with a willingness to serve, is much more important than any particular set of skills or talents. Please prayerfully consider those who play significant roles in the life […]