Oak Leaves Blog


  • Updates from the Stewardship Campaign

    by Martin vandenHerik

    We are Grateful for the Generosity of the Congregation Thank you to the 179 individuals and families who have made pledge commitments for 2019 totaling $794,786. 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 […]

    Stewardship 2019 — We are Grateful for the Generosity of the Congregation

    by Gary Ingram

    Thank you to the 159 individuals and families who have made pledge commitments for 2019 totaling $657,826. 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 12 new pledges totaling $22,740 included in […]

    Oak Tree Update — Forged In Wood

    by Bill Emmitt

    November 27, 2018 Oak Tree Update Following our note to the congregation in October, Keith Keiling and David Schneck have formed “Forged in Wood” to implement the program of creating useful and decorative items from our Historic White Oak Tree. Work is already underway to process the wood; “Forged in Wood” is excited to announce […]

    “What Are You Expecting?” — An Advent Sermon Series

    by Rev. Dennis Jones

    This year the season of Advent begins on December 2, and it is the weekend we will kick off our Advent Sermon Series entitled, What Are You Expecting? Advent is a time of anticipation and expectancy. It is a time of waiting, and preparing, and being open to the arrival of God’s presence in our […]

    Alternative Gifts / Gifts for Those in Need

    by Betsy and Dick Fryling

    As we move closer to the Advent Season, we have a number of ways to support ministries and those in need through alternate gift purchases and other means. Here’s a list of ways to support others: E-port Thanksgiving Celebrations This year we are collecting food for Elizabethport Center for their Thanksgiving meal for sen-iors and […]

    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 […]

    North Carolina Mission Trip Report & Video

    by Gary Ingram

    A group of 9 members and friends of BRPC spent four days helping people in Laurinburg and Whiteville North Carolina recover from damage due to Hurricane Florence.  This is one of the poorest counties in North Carolina, and most people don’t have flood insurance  because it is not an area that normally floods. We spent […]