Welcome Rev. Denise Diaab, our new Associate Pastor at BHPC.  For more info see https://files.constantcontact.com/6f028b9a001/e7ba77c0-c746-4996-8378-4cbb76ef2d03.pdf

 

Thanksgiving Food Drive Shopping List

Collecting Oct 23 – Nov 7

Please join in our interfaith effort to collect thanksgiving meals for 60 families in our area! Bring this list with you on your next trip to the grocery store and include one of each of the items listed below to help a family enjoy a thanksgiving meal over the holidays in coordination with National Center for Children & Families and A Wider Circle.

Please deliver to MEMORIAL HALL by Sunday, November 7 so the youth can organize everything in preparation for the Interfaith Assemble-a-Basket activity on November 14.

A monetary donation enables us to include grocery store gift cards for each family to purchase a turkey or other perishable items for their meal.  Please note: if you would like to donate $25 gift cards from Giant, please deliver to Matt Nabinger or the BJC office.

Monetary donations may be made payable to either Bethesda Jewish Congregation or Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church with “Thanksgiving Drive” as the memo.
Questions? contact Matt: matt@bradleyhillschurch.org or Maran: eddirect@bethesdajewish.org.

 

Shopping List of
NON-PERISHABLE food items:

  • Canned yams or sweet potatoes
  • Canned corn
  • Canned green beans
  • Other canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Jarred applesauce
  • Canned cranberry sauce
  • Gravy (can, jar, or packet)
  • Box or bag of stuffing mix
  • Box of cornbread mix
  • Box of cake/frosting, Jello, or pudding mix
  • Box or bag of pasta
  • Rice or rice mix
  • Can of soup or ramen noodles
  • Pair(s) of white socks-children or adult sizes
  • New re-useable shopping bag

 

Halloween sized candy donations welcome for us to include in baskets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Services

 

 

 

830 Worship

Starting September 19 and running through  October 24, weather permitting, join us for outdoor worship at the cross at 830, then inside starting Oct 31

 

 

 

October 17

David preaching  on Psalm 42

 

October 24  Stewardship Sunday

David preaching on Psalm 90

 

Moving inside to Covenant Hall at 830

October  31   All Saints Sunday

David preaching on Psalm 23

Communion

 

November 7

Dedication Sunday

David preaching  on Psalm 139

New Member’s Joining

No communion

 

November 14

Interfaith Sunday

 

Ministry intern Nachee Miller preaching at 830

Christian, Jewish  and Muslim Worship at 1030

 

November 21

Christ the King Sunday

Matt Nabinger preaching

 

November 28

First Sunday of Advent

David preaching on Isaiah 40

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Activities

 

Sunday – Adult Education Classes – 9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m., via Zoom
Join members of our congregation and community for live speakers on topics of the moment such as the Bible, civil rights, social justice, the environment and public policy!  Knowledgeable and exciting speakers share their insights with the audience followed by questions and answers.

 

Wednesday – Bible Study – 2:00-3:00 p.m., via Zoom
Join the Pastors for a discussion of upcoming scripture.

 

For Zoom informati0n, contact Linda Reynolds at linda@bradleyhillschurch.org

 

Music Ministry at Bradley Hills

Making music to the glory of God is a central part of our faith, a core part of Bradley Hills’ identity, and has been practiced by Christians in times both good and bad through the millennia. Bradley Hills’ Music Ministry hopes and plans to cautiously recommence activities with in-person volunteer musicians this coming fall.

To participate in one of the musical ensembles at Bradley Hills, everyone must be vaccinated (unless ineligible, e.g. children under 12). We anticipate requiring mask wearing for the foreseeable future. We anticipate significantly distancing participants. Additionally, we are planning to hold all of our rehearsals in large spaces: the Sanctuary or Covenant Hall. We are closely monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic; our plans may be changed as the public health situation evolves.

We hope you and your family members will consider joining us this fall for fun, fellowship, and, most importantly, soul-moving music!

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir sings each Sunday at the 10:30 am Worship Service from September to May, as well as for special services throughout the church year. It consists of volunteers who are supplemented by a professional quartet of section leaders. Our repertoire includes a wide variety of liturgical music, from English choral anthems and Renaissance polyphony (in Latin) to Gospel music and spirituals. Rehearsals are held on Thursdays, usually from 7:30pm-9:00pm.

Are you interested in joining the Chancel Choir? All adults and high school students who read music are welcome – auditions are not required. To learn more, contact Matthew Robertson at matthew@bradleyhillschurch.org

Bradley Ringers

The Bradley Ringers are a handbell choir offering music that delights all ages. They offer music several times per year, using a three-octave set of Schulmerich English handbells. They typically play in the balcony where the music rings out over the congregation. The Bradley Ringers typically rehearses once before they play in worship. This is the lowest time commitment of all of the Bradley Hills musical opportunities.

Are you interested in joining the Bradley Ringers? No auditions are required, although an ability to read music is necessary. Prior to each performance during the year, the choir rehearses on three consecutive Thursdays from 6:45-7:30 pm in the Sanctuary. To learn more, contact Matthew Robertson at matthew@bradleyhillschurch.org

Lantern Chorale (grades 6-12)

Children and youth in this choir are exposed to many of the world’s best composers, learn music theory, sight-singing, how to use their voice effectively, as well as teamwork skills. The choir sings during worship services about once a month and rehearses on Thursdays from 6:00-7:00.

Is your youth interested in singing with the Lantern Chorale? To learn more, contact Matthew Robertson at matthew@bradleyhillschurch.org

Alleluia Singers (grades K-5)

This choir is a wonderful way to expose children to music, develop basic knowledge of music and of the voice and have a wonderful time. The choir sings approximately every six weeks in worship services and rehearse after worship for 30-45 minutes.

Is your child interested in singing with the Alleluia Singers? To learn more or to register your child, contact Alleluia Singers Director Marie Marquis: marie.n.marquis@gmail.com