Current News of the Congregation
Following worship, BCPF will hold its annual corporate and congregational meetings. We will review the pastor's annual report for 2017, financial statements, and 2018 budget. This meeting also will include the election of officers. Please plan on attending! Everyone is welcome!
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. There will be no morning services on Christmas Eve.
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!
The annual concert of the Bloomington Classical Guitar Society will be held at our church on Saturday, December 16, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Come and hear beautiful music played by Ginni Bullard and her fellow musicians. A reception will follow again this year.
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!
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.
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.
During this Sunday's worship service, we will celebrate the baptism of Merrit Elizabeth Kipp Prendergast, daughter of Dan and Ann (Kipp) Prendergast, and granddaughter of BCPF members, John and Mary George Kipp. Following the service, the Kipps will host a catered brunch for everyone in attendance. What a great Sunday this will be!
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.
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!
Everyone is welcome to join us for our Easter breakfast and worship service. Our potluck breakfast will begin at 9:00 a.m., followed by our worship at 10:00 a.m. Bring your friends and family to enjoy good food, special music, and a celebration of the good news of the resurrection.
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.
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.
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!