Upcoming Services

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

David preaching

Romans 5: 1-11

“What the Easter Season Work of Christ Does for Us”

 

May 2

David preaching

“Follow Him”

Confirmation Sunday

Matthew 4: 18-22

 

May 9

Luke 1: 39-55; 24: 13-35

David preaching

“Known to Each Other”

Communion

 

May 16

Youth Sunday

 

May 23

Pentecost

David preaching “Together in One Place“

Acts 2: 1-12

 

Upcoming Activities

Adult Ed

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!

 

Click Here to Join the Zoom Meeting Each Sunday

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.

 

How to Be An Activist Against Genocide –

Understanding the Chinese Persecution of the Uyghurs Panel Discussion 

Monday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m. 

 

Learn what you can do to help stop the genocide and oppression of the Uyghurs. Join us for a Zoom panel discussion.

Click here for Zoom link

Meeting ID: 810 4149 2001, passcode: BJCIPC

 

Click here for more information about the panel discussion.

 

“Rising from the Threshold: Empowering Women through the Stories of Sexual Violence in the Bible” 

 

Doctorate Project Presentation

April 14, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. via Zoom

 

Drawing on years of study from womanist and feminist biblical scholarship, Rev. Kori Phillips McMurtry makes space for the telling and hearing of woman’s stories. Her approach incorporates the dramatic arts, storytelling and personal reflection alongside intentional engagement with biblical stories of sexual violence. Join Rev. McMurtry as she presents her research and how this type of creative approach offers women connection and empowerment.

 

Register here: https://forms.gle/RvCKfaYgcAL9qNsu8

 

Interfaith Climate Summit

 

BHPC inaugurates its first Interfaith Climate Summit this month, a joint project of the Earth Care Council and Mission Coordination Lay Ministry. We invite members of BHPC, BJC and our Muslim friends to participate in this exciting three-part summit as we examine our experiences and feelings about climate change in the context of our faiths and explore ways to fulfill our obligations to do justice and care for all of God’s Creation.

 

We begin with an Outdoor Youth Summit on April 18, 3:30 -5:00 p.m., followed by an Inter-Generation Zoom Dialogue on the climate crisis on April 25 at noon. The Summit will culminate in a Zoom Workshop on May 23 at noon, at which we’ll discuss steps we can all take to work for climate justice.

 

More details in the April BHX!