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    Interfaith Hospitality Network—Thank you!

    by Maureen Paterson

    Once again the Church House basement was filled with joy, love and laughter as we hosted another week of IHN. The highlight was the safe arrival on Tuesday of a brand new baby boy who returned to the program on Friday with his mother and sisters. Thanks to everyone who shared their time, energy and […]

    Hurricane Florence Relief through Presbyterian Disaster Agency

    by Maureen Paterson

    In response to the devastating effects of Hurricane Florence the Mission Council will be sending $3,000 for Hurricane Relief in North Carolina through the Presbyterian Disaster Agency.  If you would like to make a financial contribution to this effort please mark “hurricane relief” in the memo line of your check and place in offering plate […]

    Introducing Our New Mission Partner: Special Hope

    by Maureen Paterson

    “Special Hope Network is a faith-based, Christian organization called to bear witness to God’s glory through caring for children with intellectual disabilities in Zambia by equipping families and caregivers to provide these children with a loving home, holistic health, and exceptional education and therapies.” —from their website,

    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 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 […]

    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. […]

    Thank You for Your Generosity to Our Local Mission Partners!

    by Maureen Paterson

    The generosity of so many at BRPC continues to be amazing! Thank you to everyone who helped make our special Christmas mission giving opportunities so successful. Due to the overwhelming support of so many we received an additional $1,880.00 to support many of our existing mission partners through our Alternative Giving program. Thank you to […]