ROMANS w/Mike Vonderau: Come and dig into the riches in the Gospel as revealed in the Book of Romans. This 8 week class will be a great opportunity to begin to dig into this text! Join others to grow in God’s Word on Sunday mornings during the 9:00am worship hour. Class begins on Sunday, October 28th in Auburn Hall.
LET'S SING IN CHRISTMAS!
Enjoy Christmas carols? Looking for ways for your family to serve and make some memories? Join a special family choir to help lead worship at our Family Service on Sunday December 23rd at either 9:00 or 11:00. To learn the songs, please attend one or more rehearsals on Saturdays from 11 to noon in Auburn Hall 12/8, 12/15, and 12/22.
Use your e-reader to join us in our Advent Devotional this year! Click below to access the file you need for your device. The first button is the file for Kindle readers, and the second button is the file supported by Apple iBooks, B&N Nook and all other e-book readers. If you don’t use an e-reader, the third button is a standard .pdf version.
If you have completed the Loving our Kids on Purpose 5 week class – you are welcome to join Amy Free for the NEXT STEP! Parenting is Heart Work is a deeper dive into practical, Biblical parenting strategies. The group will use the Parenting is Heart Work manual from the National Center for Biblical Parenting. The PHW class will meet for 10 weeks on roughly an every other week basis from 9:30 – 11:30 beginning Dec. 4th. Class fee is $30 to cover the cost of the manual. Childcare is available under separate registration with it’s own fee.
Questions? Contact Elizabeth Ritchie here.
Calling ALL moms! There is a place for you in MOPS to receive support, make new friends and grow in your faith – as a mom and a woman! MOPS is open to all moms of babies through kindergartners. Daytime groups meet twice each month on Mondays, the evening group meets twice a month on Wednesdays.
Registration is open until January 1st!
Childcare is provided, you will receive an email with a link to childcare registration after you register or Register here:
The week of December 10 - 14 has been chosen by Session as a week of prayer and fasting for our Congregation in anticipation of approval of our new Lead Pastor at the Congregational Meeting on December 16th. A time of prayer will be held in the Family Room Monday through Friday of next week from 11:00am to 1:00 pm. Elders will be there to pray with you.
A team of medical providers have recently returned from another successful trip to Guatemala where they provided much needed medical care, eye care, and also installed clean water systems. Take a look at some of the photos and read the stories they have to share by checking out the report.
Friends 55 and older are invited to a special Christmas Coffee with Pastor Chris on Thursday, December 13th at 10:00am in Auburn Hall. We will fellowship, usher in this joyous season, and hear a timely word from Pastor Chris. This is a free event and there is no registration necessary, see you for coffee on the 13th! Questions? Contact Tammy Wassmer (440.871.3822x106).
As we prepare for our Congregational Meeting this Sunday at 10:15am in the Sanctuary, please take a moment to read through the list of nominees for our nominating committee. If you have any questions, contact Sharon Brumagin (440.871.3822x136). This year’s nominees are John Engelbrecht, Joyce Roberts, Tom Vicarel, and Tiffany Yessayan.
John Engelbrecht and his wife Carrie have been members of BPC for 36 years and have raised our three daughters in the church. He came to know Jesus Christ as his personal savior while growing up in Cincinnati. As a member of BPC, he has taught Sunday school, served as a youth group advisor, served on the Boards of Deacons, Session and Directors. John has also served on two previous nominating committees and would be glad to do so again if elected by our congregation.
Joyce Roberts became a member of BPC May 13, 1996 and has enjoyed being an active participant in this Christ centered Church. She has been able to grow in her Christian walk with God through many Bible studies, been able to serve as a mentor with MOPS and also to share her love of music by singing with the Promise Choir and our current 9:00am choir. Currently Joyce and her husband Mark live in Westlake and are enjoying retirement with their growing family both in Ohio and New York.
Tom Vicarel has been a member of BPC for 24 years. He has previously served as Deacon, an Elder, and is now a member of the College of Elders. Tom has been an active lay leader in Men’s Ministry for 10 years and has led the annual men’s retreat for 10 years as well as leading several marriage retreats. Currently, Tom serves with his wife Terri in Marriage Ministry and the Engaged Couples Ministry.
Tiffany Yessayan was born in Houston Texas and grew up in the Southeast, including time spent in Arkansas, Tennessee and Georgia as her family moved a number of times due to her dad’s career. She moved to Kansas City as a junior in high school and graduated from Ottawa University before she began working in inside sales at Hallmark Cards. She and her husband Chris met and married in Kansas City in 1996 and finally settled in Northeast Ohio in 2005, after living overseas and across the U.S. in her first 9 years of marriage. They have been blessed with 2 children, Logan 16, who attends Bay High School and Ariana 11, who attends Westside Christian Academy (WCA) and have been attending Bay Presbyterian for almost 5 years.
While in Australia, Tiffany was asked to join the American Women’s Auxiliary as Vice President, leading fundraising efforts for the Melbourne Royal Children’s hospital, enabling them to purchase $123,000 of neo natal equipment. This began a love of event planning and after returning to the states, started her own business and began putting together trade shows and conferences for GE Transportation systems. She has used these gifts at WCA as well, coordinating events that range from annual fund raising to graduation parties.
Tiffany is passionate about children and women’s ministry and taught Sunday school to 3-5 year olds at her previous Church, Westlake United Methodist Church while also serving on the Marketing Committee. She has been involved with a Women’s ministry at Grace Church as a table leader and is working to bring that ministry to Bay Pres. Tiffany is beginning classes in January through CCEF for Biblical Counseling and is excited to see where God leads her. She is thrilled to be a part of the nominating committee and to get more involved at Bay Presbyterian.
Session has called an official Congregational Meeting to take place on Sunday, December 16th in the Sanctuary. The purpose of this meeting will be to elect the person God has chosen to be the Lead Pastor Candidate of Bay Presbyterian Church. We will also elect the 2019 Nominating Committee and concur with Matt Guertin’s decision that was announced on November 18, as well as other business. Please attend this important meeting.
14 more directory picture appointments have been made available on Thursday, December 20th between 10:00am and 5:00pm. Click the button below to schedule your family photo. Questions? Contact Sally Gerycz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 440.871.3822 x 179.
Can you believe it? Christmas Eve is almost here. Join us for one of our special Christmas Eve services.
4:00pm Children & Families service
6:00pm BPC Christmas Eve (service with choir and band)
8:00pm BPC Christmas Eve (service with choir and band)
10:00pm Lessons and Carols (service with communion)
Make plans to join us!
Join the men of BPC for breakfast and a speaker on Saturday, January 5th from 7:00-8:30am in the Fallout. The men of BPC gather monthly to encourage each other in the Lord as we pursue Him and His ways in our lives, our families, our church, and our communities! Quesions? Contact Libby Peterson, Director of Discipleship Ministries, David Abood email@example.com or Mike Parks firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children turning three or four by August 1, 2019 will be eligible for our 2019-2020 enrollment.
Tours are being offered for prospective families during and December. You will want to tour the school prior to registration.
Registration opens on January 7th for BPC members or former families. For non-members/visitors/community, registration opens January 14th. All registrations are on-line at www.bpcpreschool.org. For more information or to set up an appointment for a tour, contact Maribeth McKee at 440.871.1503 x155 or email@example.com.
Is your child ready for preschool? Schedule a tour during the month of November by contacting Maribeth McKee (440.871.3822 x155).
Do you ever have too much month left over at the end of your money? Have you ever found your checking account overdrawn and yet you still have checks in your checkbook?
Did you know that there are about 2300 verses in the Bible that teach us God’s plan for us to manage our finances and stay out of financial trouble? It’s all right there. Laid out for us.
Want to learn more?
The five-week Crown Biblical Financial Study will answer these and other questions that we all have: tithing/giving, setting up a budget, eliminating debt, financial goals, etc.
Sign up soon. Class size is limited.
Register here through January 7.
Questions? Contact Gregg Huddle firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baptism is one of two sacraments of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. We baptize in response to Jesus’s command in Matthew 28: 18-20. At BPC we baptize adults who are professing Christians and who have never been baptized. We also baptize infants who have at least one parent who is a professing Christian and a member of the church. Read our Infant Baptism Statement of Belief, and learn how to become a member. Upcoming baptism dates are: January 20; March 3; May 12 (Mother’s Day); June 16 (Father’s Day); September 22; November 24 (Thanksgiving); August 11 (Lake Erie Baptisms). If you have questions about baptisms contact Elizabeth Ritchie (440.871.1503 x142)
ATTEND A RESPITE EVENT:
Every quarter we provide Respite, a free event designed to be a night off for parents of children with special needs, and a night of fun for the kids! Our guests are each paired with a trained buddy for the evening who accompanies them throughout a night of fun activities. Parents and caregivers enjoy a little break knowing their children are in a safe environment and are having fun. While this is a free event, registration is required and it fills up fast! If you’d like to attend our next Respite event on Friday, February 22nd, sign up now with the ATTEND button below. Please note: each child needs a separate registration form. You will have the opportunity to put your name on a waiting list if our guest registration fills up during the January 28-31 registration period. We look forward to welcoming you at Respite at BPC! Questions? Contact Beth Golik (440.871.3822x181)
SERVE AT A RESPITE EVENT:
Hosting Respite events takes a lot of coordination and a ton of volunteers. This is a great place to volunteer a few hours on a Friday night. The Respite team is a fun loving and welcoming group and we’d love to have you join us. Plus, you’ll experience first hand the impact you’re having as you bond with your buddy throughout the night. You’re also giving parents and caretakers a break, and for some of the families we serve, these quarterly Respite nights are the only nights off they get all year. It’s no surprise that every time we open registration for Respite it fills up in a few hours, and we always have people on a waiting list. When you sign up to serve you make it possible for us to open our waiting list to more guests. We can’t do this without you! If you’re interested in serving, click the SERVE button below.
Respite - it’s fun for everyone!
BPC Men! Our 2019 Bay Pres MEN'S RETREAT is slated for March 8-9! The theme of the Retreat is "SHAPED & SHARPENED" and focuses on God's desire for us to be our brother's keeper by forging true, Christ-centered, "iron sharpens iron" relationships! If you've been to the Men's Retreat in the past couple of years, you know how powerful this gathering of men is! Save the date and bring a friend with you! (Online Registration Required.) The retreat will take place at Beulah Beach (6010 West Lake Road, Vermilion, OH 44089).
$85 per person
Register by 12/31/18 and SAVE $10!
Just use Promo Code "EARLYBIRD" on the registration page!
Registration closes on February 15th.
Contact Steve Corcoran (440.655.6073, email@example.com) or Spencer Ryan (440.653.0982, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Are you interested in going on an Impact Trip to Kenya to come alongside HIV+ individuals and their families? You will spend time with the staff, local pastors, church members, their clients and participate in a graduation of 80 clients who have completed the 9-month education and empowerment program. A deposit of $500 will hold your spot and is due by January 31, 2019. The entire cost of the trip is $2,000 PLUS airfare. For more information on the trip details please contact Phil Battershell at email@example.com or 440.773.1785
Join us Saturday morning, December 15th at 9:00am in Auburn Hall. Say hello to the Lead Pastor candidate Rev. Dr. Mark C. Tumney and his wife Stephanie. You are invited to an informally moderated "Meet & Greet" with coffee and refreshments.
Join the men of BPC for our quarterly social gathering at Spevocks Lanes in Avon Lake on Wednesday December 5th from 7:00pm-9:00pm for an evening of bowling and building relationships. $15 will pay for shoes, pizza and soda - you pay when you get there. Registration from 6:30-7:00pm. Please bring one or two friends. Be part of what God is doing to unite and encourage the men of BPC! Contact Jeff Campo if you have questions.
Refugee mentoring has been a long-time volunteer opportunity with BHITC. As part of it, newly arriving refugee families are paired with local citizens to help them through cultural adjustments and most importantly, build friendships. Once again BHITC is offering Refugee 101 Class as an introduction to volunteers who are interested in becoming mentors. Visit www.buildinghopeinthecity.org to register. For more information contact Martha Exoo.
WHEN AND WHERE:
Tuesday, November 20, 6:30 – 8:30 pm - The Hope Center, 15135 Triskett Road, Cleveland
Join the Christmas Store at the Family Ministry Center as we bless urban families with the gift of hope and dignity this Christmas. Families served at the FMC will be invited to shop at the store to buy new gifts at a fraction of the retail cost. We'll be accepting gift drop offs starting November 4th through Sunday, December 2nd. Register to volunteer at the store here, and shop for families on the Amazon gift wish list with the button below, gifts purchased through this list will ship directly to the FMC:
Come sing or play an instrument in the 9:00am worship service Choir/Orchestra. Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 7:00pm-8:30pm in Auburn Hall. Gather in community and prepare to lead worship as we serve and praise God together! High schoolers through adults welcome. Questions? Contact Marcia Lowe (216.389.6572) or Armin Karim (440.871.3822x139).
Grieving with Hope (for Women) is an 8-week course designed to come alongside women who are grieving the loss of someone they love. The biblically-based format is centered on our one true hope – Jesus Christ. Participants come together to counter one of the strongest effects of grief – isolation – for the purpose of exploring God’s care, protection and guidance on this journey. In addition, the class identifies the necessary day-to-day strategies that will enable one to grieve well to the glory of God. Register here. There is no cost for this course. Course meets in room W211 from 10:30am-noon on Fridays. Contact Lyn Kelley (440.554.4174).
In the Wildflowers is a 10-week course designed to offer women hope and healing from the effects of sexual, physical, or emotional abuse. Participants gather in a warm, confidential setting to process the effects of trauma. Teaching and sharing helps individuals reframe thoughts and self in light of Christ. Women move from simply surviving to thriving in Him. Space is limited. $10 for workbook.
Questions or to register: Contact Joanie Metrick (440.331.5916)