Oak Leaves Blog

  • Conversations with Chris – Spring Oratorio 2018

    by Gary Ingram

    If you missed the forum discussion with Chris Fortin about the music for the Spring Oratorio Concert on March 18, we recorded it!  Here it is, including the video of Dan Forest, the composer of the work Requiem for the Living. Conversations With Chris from BRPC on Vimeo.

    Reflection:Do You See?

    by Maureen Paterson

    Do you see? Do you see the hurt in the eyes, pain in the soul, fear in the heart? Do you see? Do you see the hunger for love, search for peace, ache to belong? Do you see? Do you see beyond sins of the past, judgements pronounced, anger and blame. Do you see? Do […]

    Lenten Mission Offering and Food Drive

    by Gary Ingram

    This year we are supporting two of our local mission partners throughout the Lenten season. Safe and Sound (formerly Women’s Resource Center) We will collect financial donations to support the Safe House Resident’s Fund which is used for emergency needs for residents. Safe and Sound continues to operate a women’s shelter in a property which […]

    Lenten Reflection: Come Follow Me

    by Maureen Paterson

    Come and follow, Come, you say. Not now, Lord, not today. Really Lord? You want me? Right now Lord? How can that be? Let me first make a plan, think it through, You understand? I’m not so sure it’s for the best, I’m not so sure I’ll pass the test. Lord, I think it would […]

    IHN – Inter-Faith Hospitality Network

    by Joan Eichhorn

    We did it! We made it through two continuous weeks of serving our IHN guests. Thank you to all of you who helped to make our IHN program a success. Heartfelt thanks go to: Anne Gaus, Janet & Mark Bentley, the Horner family (Lee, Michelle, Kylee & Kelsey), Sonja Ryan (from Bishop Janes), Vanessa Castillo […]

    Lenten Reflection: Invitation to Lent

    by Maureen Paterson

    Dust made real with divine breath. Creation awakened alive in You. Newborn cries announcing hope. Toddler squeals proclaiming joy. Teenage sighs wrestling purpose. Dust made real with divine breath. Groans of lament dashed hopes and dreams. Gasps of delight hearts joined fulfilled. Silent tears loss too great for words. Dust made real with divine breath. […]

    Children and Family Ministry Search Committee

    by Karen Johnson

    Now that we have Susan Ward, our talented Interim Director of Ministry to Children and their Families, it is time to organize a Search Committee for the permanent position. We are looking for willing volunteers—workers and dreamers with an interest in helping BRPC find an energetic, creative and faithful leader for the next chapter in […]

    Souper Sunday — Souper Success!

    by Cathi Reckenbeil

    THANK YOU! Our Souper Sunday fundraiser raised over $2,300, which will directly support our Sr. High Maine Workcamp this summer, July 14 – 22. Serving others in need is a wonderful way for our youth to be engaged in their faith and your donations help make this life-changing trip possible. I want to thank so […]

    “Invitations From God” – Lenten Sermon & Small Group Series

    by Gary Ingram

    This Lent at BRPC our theme will be “Invitations From God.” Our sermon series, and a number of Lenten small groups, will be inspired by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun’s book, Invitations from God: Accepting God’s Offer to Rest, Weep, Forgive, Wait, and Remember. The book is readily available at Amazon [see note below] in both paperback and […]

    Farewell to Ms. Jackie

    by Gary Ingram

    On Sunday, January 21, we reluctantly said farewell to Jackie Obregon as she concluded her ministry here as the Director of Ministries to Children and their Families. With gifts of flowers and a picture featuring the fingerprints of many of the children whose lives Jackie has touched during the years of her ministry here, we […]