Sunday, April 25
Live, online Sunday Service at 10:30 am
Click here on Sunday at 10:30 am: https://livestream.com/accounts/20703637/events/6271266
Romans 5: 1-11
“What the Easter Season Work of Christ Does for Us”
Matthew 4: 18-22
Luke 1: 39-55; 24: 13-35
“Known to Each Other”
David preaching “Together in One Place“
Acts 2: 1-12
Sundays at 9:15 a.m.
The class begins at 9:15, but we open the Zoom meeting at 8:45 and fellowship. Bring your own coffee – no need to dress up!
Meeting ID: 857 6618 3170
You may also call in at (301) 715-8592
April 11: George Petrides – Birding in Your Backyard. Birds are all around us and are a ubiquitous part of our culture, religion and home life. Their color, song and beauty have made feeding and watching them the second largest hobby in America today. George will discuss the origins of bird feeding in the United States, the significant effect that Covid has had on the hobby and practical advice on how to get started and/or augment the hobby. BHPC member George Petrides has been a part of the wild bird feeding industry for the last 25 years, with the last 10 as the CEO of the Wild Bird Centers of America. He has owned and operated six backyard bird feeding specialty stores, is on the Wild Bird Feeding Institute Board of Directors and is a lifelong birder. He says that he knows “far too much about birds, squirrels and raccoons than anyone should.” He has served Bradley Hills in a wide variety of capacities, including as chair of two lay ministries and the nominating committee, and has just completed three years of service as an elder.
April 18: Congregational panel – The Montgomery County Climate Plan, from here to 2050. Doug Anderson and Dianne Whitaker will present an overview of Montgomery County’s response to the County Council’s 2017 Climate Emergency Declaration. Doug will highlight the process and recommended transportation initiatives; Dianne will speak as a Climate Ambassador from our public libraries. Linda Kauskay will update us on BHPC property management initiatives and responses to some of the climate action proposals, while Bonnie Holcomb will give an update Presbytery Earth Care activities. You can view the Montgomery County Draft Climate Action Plan here.
April 25: Professor Kenneth Davis, the Pennsylvania State University – “Is It Us, or Is It Mostly the Big, Bad Coal-Fired Power Plant?” Climate is changing, we’re responsible, and the consequences are serious. We have a moral imperative to act. What can we do that is effective? Ethical? Economical? Professor Davis will briefly review why greenhouse gases change the earth’s climate, what is causing the greenhouse gas content of our atmosphere to change, and present some of the basics of climate ethics. He will move on to talk about some of the technological and political tools that could be brought to bear to minimize damage to the earth’s climate, and invite discussion.
Professor Davis specializes in the earth’s carbon and water cycles. He teaches courses about the global carbon cycle, greenhouse gas management, and earth-atmosphere interactions. He is a lifelong Catholic, and a member of a number of environmental organizations including Pennsylvania Interfaith Power and Light.