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    Oak Tree Update — December 2017

    by Bill Emmitt

    In response to many inquiries as to the current state of the wood harvested from our Oak Tree, we thought it appropriate to provide you with this update. The primary activity over the past several months has taken place at the Pollaro Furniture facility in Hillside. As noted in previous updates, Frank Pollaro has played […]

    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.

    Advent Devotional Booklet for 2017

    by Maureen Paterson

    Once again this year, we have compiled a series of Advent devotions and reflections by our pastors, staff, and church members. We hope this will deepen your faith experience this Advent as we experience again the advent of Christ in our lives. Click to view or download as a pdf file

    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 […]

    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 […]

    We Celebrate Jen Nowack’s 6th Anniversary as Director of the Tree House

    by Gary Ingram

    On Sunday, October 22, we celebrated the 35th Anniversary of the Tree House and Jen Nowack’s 6th Anniversary as it’s Director. Under Jen’s leadership, the Tree House continues to grow and thrive with 124 children now attending. The creation of a new website, extensive staff development, and the implementation of the Creative Curriculum have impacted […]

    Fall Sermon Series, “Sharing God’s Love for ANOTHER 300 Years”

    by Gary Ingram

    On September 10 — Fall Kick-off Sunday — Reverend Dennis Jones will launch our fall sermon series: Sharing God’s Love for ANOTHER 300 Years. Each weekend in worship we will reflect together on an essential spiritual lesson God wants to teach us as we lean into the future and continue to share God’s love with […]

    New Ministry! Guardian Angel Ministry to Support our College-Aged Youth

    by Cathi Reckenbeil

    We are starting a Guardian Angel Ministry to continue relationships with and offer support to our college-aged folks. Each young adult is linked with an individual, family or group from the church who becomes that person’s angel for the school year. If you are interested in becoming a Guardian Angel, or you are a parent […]