Log Church Concert Series
Oct
22
3:00pm 3:00pm

Log Church Concert Series

Join us for an afternoon of amazing music, featuring our own Mark DeZwaan and JiHyun Kim.  The concert will feature all types of music: classical, jazz, ragtime, boogie-woogie, and four-hand piano.  Following the concert there will be time for fellowship, food, and conversation.  This is the first in a series of musical events at the church.  You won't want to miss this!

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Blessing of the Animals
Oct
8
10:00am10:00am

Blessing of the Animals

In honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, we will again have our annual blessings of the animals worship service.   Invite a friend, bring your pets to this casual service, and receive a special blessing.  As usual, the service will focus on the beauty of God's creation and our responsibility to care for it.  Elder Bill Boyle will lead this special service.

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World Communion Sunday
Oct
1
10:00am10:00am

World Communion Sunday

Since 1934, several Christian denominations have celebrated the first Sunday in October as World Communion Sunday. This special celebration of the Lord's Supper reminds us of the unity of the Church and encourages us toward ecumenical cooperation with other Christian denominations.  Following our regular service of worship, we will have our customary soup and bread lunch.  Please bring a pot of your favorite soup or bread to share.

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Open House
Jul
3
2:00pm 2:00pm

Open House

Bill and Jane Chapin cordially invite their church family to an open house in their home.  They look forward to spending some time with us before they move to Virginia later this summer.  For details, please contact the Chapins or Pastor Scott.

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Pentecost Sunday
Jun
4
10:00am10:00am

Pentecost Sunday

Join us for worship on this Pentecost Sunday, when we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit and the birthday of the church.  You are especially encouraged to wear red for this service; it is the liturgical color of Pentecost!  In addition, we will take up the annual Pentecost offering for the Presbyterian Church (USA).  This special offering supports work with at-risk youth in our community, nation, and world.

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Molly's Farewell Luncheon Bash
May
28
11:00am11:00am

Molly's Farewell Luncheon Bash

Join us for a potluck lunch following worship to say farewell to Molly DeWitt.  She concludes her year-long supervised ministry placement at BCPF as our Associate Pastor Intern.  She looks forward to a summer filled with activities at Camp Pyoca, and will return to Christian Theological Seminary next fall to finish the last year of her Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree program.  Join us for this celebration of Molly's fine work with us!

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Maundy Thursday Service
Apr
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Maundy Thursday Service

Please join us for our annual Maundy Thursday service in Fellowship Hall.  This year we will return to our traditional tenebrae service, blending a scriptural re-telling of the Passion story with hymn singing.  Join us for this deeply meditative experience in preparation for Easter.

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Potluck Lunch
Apr
9
11:09am11:09am

Potluck Lunch

Join us for a potluck lunch following worship!  Molly DeWitt will be preaching worship that day, and her family will be visiting from Logansport.  The church will supply a main dish and drinks; please bring a side dish or dessert to share.  This will be a great opportunity for fellowship and sharing as we enter Holy Week.

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Souper Bowl Sunday
Feb
5
11:00am11:00am

Souper Bowl Sunday

Join us for our annual Souper Bowl Sunday after worship.  We will enjoy homemade soups, breads, and (of course) desserts!  If you would like to bring food to share, please sign up in Fellowship Hall.  We look forward to another great time of fellowship!

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Annual Congregational Meeting
Jan
15
12:00pm12:00pm

Annual Congregational Meeting

The annual congregational meeting will be held after worship. Included in that meeting will be the annual report for 2016, the election of church officers, and a review of the 2017 budget.  Please join us and be informed about what the past year has been and what the next year will be!

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Candlelight Christmas Eve Service
Dec
24
to Dec 25

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service

Join us for our candlelight Christmas Eve service.  In the stillness of the night, we will welcome the birth of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.  This will be a service of lessons and carols, including readings from Scripture and song, and will tell the story of salvation.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Annual Christmas Party
Dec
18
1:00pm 1:00pm

Annual Christmas Party

Join us for our annual Christmas party following worship!  We will have a potluck lunch (with ham and drinks provided), so please bring a salad, side or dessert.  And, we will have our customary "Dirty Santa" gift exchange.  Please also bring a wrapped gag gift and join in the fun.  This is a great time every year!

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Bob Young's 70th Birthday Party!
Dec
3
5:00pm 5:00pm

Bob Young's 70th Birthday Party!

Come and join the celebration for Bob Young's 70th birthday!  There will be a catered dinner, lots of music, and fun filling Fellowship Hall.  He asks that you not bring gifts for him, but come prepared to donate a little something to the musicians: Mark DeZwaan and Jihyun Kim will wow us on the piano, and Mac Bellner and crew will offer their wonderful folk music.  You won't want to miss this celebration!

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Bathroom Renovation
Nov
28
to Dec 3

Bathroom Renovation

For the next two weeks the bathroom adjacent to Fellowship Hall will be under renovation to make it accessible to persons with disabilities.  While this will be a bit of an inconvenience, it is a much-needed improvement.  Thanks to the BCPF Trustees who are supervising this project!

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Communion Service Potluck
Nov
20
11:00am11:00am

Communion Service Potluck

Join us for a potluck lunch after worship today!  During the lunch, we will celebrate the Lord's Supper as part of this communal meal, as most historians believe the early church did.  The church will provide ham and drinks; please bring a side dish or dessert to share.  Even if you can't bring anything, please join us!

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November Session Meeting
Nov
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

November Session Meeting

The November meeting of the BCPF Session will be held in Fellowship Hall beginning at 7:00 p.m.  We will review the current financial reports, hear reports on the various ministries, and consider the slate of nominees for church offices for 2017.  All are welcome to attend this meeting.

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Celebrate 35 Years of Marriage
Nov
6
11:00am11:00am

Celebrate 35 Years of Marriage

After church today, we will have a potluck lunch to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Bill and Cheryl Boyle.  They are providing the fried chicken and a cake.  If you are able, please bring a side dish to share.  Several friends of their from various county civic organizations will also join the celebration.  Come, and help us celebrate the gift of long marriage!

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Ordination of Jaeseok Park
Nov
5
1:00pm 1:00pm

Ordination of Jaeseok Park

BCPF will have the privilege of hosting the ordination of Jaeseok Park to the office of Teaching Elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA).  Originally for Ulsan, Korea, Jaeseok earned his Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2013.  Living now in Bloomington, he has completed candidacy for ordination and will begin serving a church very soon.  In addition to hosting the ordination service, BCPF will provide a dessert reception following. This is a wonderful reminder of the connectional church to which our congregation belongs!

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Molly DeWitt Preaching and Leading Worship
Oct
16
10:00am10:00am

Molly DeWitt Preaching and Leading Worship

The Associate Pastor Intern at BCPF for 2016-2017, Molly DeWitt, will preach and lead worship on this Sunday.  Molly is a second-year student at Christian Theological Seminary in the M.Div. degree program, preparing for a vocation in ministry through the church.  A life-long Presbyterian, she is under care for ordination in the Presbytery of Arkansas.  Come and support this young woman of faith and leader in the church.  She will bring a word of challenge and hope!

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Blessing of the Animals
Oct
9
10:00pm10:00pm

Blessing of the Animals

"All creatures of our God and King, lift up your voices and with us sing!"  Wear your casual clothes, bring your critters, and join us for our service of Blessing of the Animals.  This annual celebration honors the feat day of St. Francis of Assisi, and reminds us of the wonder of God's creation and calls us to greater responsibility in caring for it.  Each animal also will receive a special blessing during this service.  We will have the service on the front porch of the church, so watch the weather and dress accordingly!

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World Communion Sunday
Oct
2
10:00am10:00am

World Communion Sunday

Today BCPF will celebrate World Communion Sunday.  A tradition begun in 1933 by the Presbyterian Church, this celebration now includes many denominations and churches across the world.  It acknowledges the global unity of the church and urges all Christians toward ecumenical cooperation, especially in ministries of peace and global justice.  A special offering will be received to support this work through the Presbyterian Church (USA).  Come and join us for this special Sunday!

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Hymn Sing!
Sep
25
10:00am10:00am

Hymn Sing!

In Pastor Scott's absence today, Elder Bob Young will lead a hymn sing in our regular worship service, and will offer a reflection.  Of course, Jihyun Kim and Mark DeZwaan will bless us with their remarkable musical talent.  You won't want to miss this special Sunday worship!

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New Carpet!
Aug
29
8:00am 8:00am

New Carpet!

Workers from Reardon Carpet will be at the church all day installing new carpet in Fellowship Hall and several other areas of the church.  Many thanks to Cathy Junken who provided the initial vision, and to Pete Bullard and Bill Chapin for carrying the project through to completion.

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Pastor Scott at First Presbyterian Church, Ann Arbor
Aug
21
8:00am 8:00am

Pastor Scott at First Presbyterian Church, Ann Arbor

Pastor Scott will be in Ann Arbor, Michigan, preaching at First Presbyterian Church.  The congregation is celebrating its 190th anniversary, having been founded more than ten years before Michigan was a state!  He has worked with the pastoral staff to construct a worship service much as it might have been in 1826.  His message is based on Matthew 25:14-30, and is entitled "The Fearful Investor."  Feel free to visit the church's website at http://firstpresbyterian.org.

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Appreciation Dinner
Aug
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Appreciation Dinner

Brown County Presbyterian Fellowship will host an Appreciation Dinner are all those who made this year's "On the Road Again" event of God's Grace such a huge success.  Thanks to more than 70 volunteers, 486 children each received clothes, shoes, and hygiene products in preparation for the start of school.  If you are a member of BCPF and would like to provide a salad, side dish, or dessert, please speak with Mary Kilgore or Pastor Scott.  There is a sign-up sheet in Fellowship Hall. 

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