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    Our Summer Challenge

    by Maureen Paterson

    This Pentecost, Rev. Maureen challenged us to remain open for the Holy Spirit around us in the world this summer. As we did a few years ago we invite you to make note of these moments when you become aware of the signs and wonders of God – write them on a card and place […]

    New Members

    by Gary Ingram

    On May 28, we welcomed our latest class of new members.  Give these folks a warm welcome as you see them around!

    Pam Smith Celebrates a Milestone Anniversary—and Retirement!

    by Gary Ingram

    For the last thirty years, Pam Smith has been an integral part of the administrative staff of BRPC. We celebrate her tenure on her anniversary, but this celebration is a double-edged sword: Pam is retiring with her husband Marshall for life in Florida. She is looking forward to continuing her love of swimming and hopes […]

    New Church Office Hours

    by Gary Ingram

    Effective Monday June 12 the church office schedule is: Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Session has approved a motion from the Personnel Committee to change our office hours to better meet the needs of the church and the staff. There is no change in the number of hours staff are working for […]

    New Officers Ordained and Installed

    by Gary Ingram

    On May 21, a new class of deacons and elders was ordained and installed at the 10:15 am service. Thank you for answering God’s call to help lead our congregation! You can see all the current officers here: Session Deacons Trustees Is God calling you? You don’t need to wait ’till next year’s elections—here’s a list of […]

    Session Highlights – May 2017

    by Tina Bramel

    Session examined and welcomed the new elders, trustees and deacons who are starting their terms this month. Dennis announced the Council and Committee Leadership assignments for 2017-2018. Dennis thanked the seven outgoing elders for their dedication and service to our church. Upon recommendation from the Personnel Council, Session voted to authorize a change in the […]

    Youth & Young Adult Committee Scholarships Available – Apply by May 31

    by Gary Ingram

    The Youth and Young Adult Committee administrates a number of scholarship funds.  These scholarships are generally available to upperclass or graduate level students in the helping professions such as the pastorate, social work, Christian education, psychology, psychiatry, medicine, nursing, law, and rehabilitation counseling. Applications are due May 31, 2017.  Click here to view/download an application. […]

    Church Office News

    by Gary Ingram

    On June 7, after 30 years of service to our church, Pam Smith will be retiring. Although it will be impossible to “replace” Pam, we do need to hire someone to continue her work supporting the church operation. The candidate we are seeking should be proficient in Word, Excel, Publisher and Servant Keeper, be detailed […]

    300th Anniversary Celebration – Mission Focus for May: Restore Ministries Inc

    by Gary Ingram

    BRPC’s mission council began a partnership with Restore Ministries Inc in 2015. This organization operates within Second Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, NJ and their mission is to nurture urban youth who are at risk of dropping out of school. Through after-school clubs and cultural and arts programs as well as a summer outreach they hope […]