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to Jun 21

Christianity Explored (we're about to start!)

GET READY … Christianity Explored is here! This course is an opportunity to explore the message at the heart of Christianity – the good news of Jesus.

This 7-week course studies the book of Mark and will help to explore who He is, what He has done, and what our response should be. Each week people will walk through the Gospel message of Mark in a non-threatening, easy to understand way. Come because you have questions. Or come because you want to bring a friend or family member to whom you have been sharing with regarding Jesus and Christianity. We hope this time together will help to strengthen your faith, as well as equip you to accurately and compassionately share the truth of Jesus.

We have a variety of class offerings for you (various times & days).

Register here.

Once you register you will receive additional information by email with your starting date, location, and the name of your group leader. There is a $4 cost for your CE workbook that can be picked up at your first meeting. Please prayerfully consider coming or who you might invite to attend this course with you.  For more information, please contact Sally Gerycz.

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to Jun 30

Membership Class

We are a church family and you are important to us! If you are interested in growing in your relationship with Jesus, learning about who we are as a church, and exploring your spiritual gifts … join us for our upcoming membership class!  We hope you will consider taking this next step to connect – together we have the opportunity to share our gifts and talents as we grow, serve, and care for others! 

For four consecutive weeks:

Sunday, June 9th - 10:30 am-Noon in W211 (note: 10:30am start time for this Sunday only)

Sundays, June 16th - 30th 11:00 am-Noon in W211

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Ritchie (440.871.3822 x142)

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10:00 AM10:00

Golf Scramble for Young Life

Play golf in a fundraiser to help Young Life continue to reach out to the young people of Northeast Ohio. Young Life helps people take the first step in a life-long journey; choices they make today, based on God’s love for them, have an impact on future decisions - careers chosen, marriages formed, families raised.

This golf event plays a pivotal role in the financial stability of Young Life by helping fund the daily operations, future start-up opportunities, and many other needs we have in the area.

Come play golf at Valley of the Eagles Golf Club in Elyria on Friday, July 12th.

Find out more & register here.

Contact Austin Chelko (440.655.1295, or with questions.

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6:00 PM18:00

Summer Respite for families with special needs

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.


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.

Want to help with set up on Thursday or Friday (August 1 or 2)? Sign up here.


While this is a free event, registration is required and it fills up fast! Guest registration opens July 8 for the August 2 Respite Event. Questions? Contact Beth Golik (440.871.3822x181)

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3:00 PM15:00

Special Preview of Pilgrim's Progress (3/31)

Join us on Sunday, March 31st at 3:00pm for a private viewing of a new animated film based on John Bunyan’s epic masterpiece, The Pilgrim’s Progress. This story is a powerful allegory that helps families understand that the spiritual journey is the most important journey in life, as well as the importance of sticking to the path, even when the journey gets difficult. This is a free showing, but a love offering will be taken to help support and promote the film worldwide. Please note, parents are advised to determine the appropriateness of this animated film for their young children. Make your reservation here today.

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9:00 AM09:00

Family Communion Sunday

We all have something to learn when it comes to worship. Children learn what it means to worship by watching their parents and adults in church. Mature Christians learn to have the faith of a child when they see children respond to the Gospel. As a church that says that we value families, this is an important part of our identity. That's why we come together for our Family Communion Sundays. We foster experiences for our kids to worship with us, and in the process we learn with them. Our next Family Communion Sunday is coming up next week (February 17th), and it's a time when our Children's Ministry takes a break so that you can bring your kids with you to worship. It's a blessing to our church to bring all ages together for these special services and we want you all to join us on the 17th, no matter how old or young you are. We'll sing together, learn from each other, share Communion together, and we'll grow in our faith as a church family.

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9:00 AM09:00

Celebration reception for Chris & Kathy this Sunday - wear your cowboy boots!

We hope you’ll join us this Sunday after each service in the Connector Hall and the Gathering Area for a reception to celebrate and honor Pastor Chris and Kathy’s time here with us. Help us make this celebration even more fun by wearing your sweater vest and/or cowboy boots to church that morning!

Questions? Contact Sharon Brumagin, 440-871-3822 x136

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to Apr 7

Side-by-Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom & Love (Sunday class)

Side by Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love by Ed Welch. This class, based on book by the same title, will provide practical guidance for loving others well. God loves to use “ordinary people, ordinary conversations, and extraordinary and wise love” to accomplish His kingdom purposes! Come and learn!

Class will be taught by Rev. Alan Gay. Alan in an ordained minister in the PCA currently working remotely for Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia. Alan’s wife, Megan, grew up in this church and their young family has been active in the life of BPC since they recently relocated to the area.

You can purchase the book here.

Class begins January 13th and ends April 7th at 11am in W211.

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to Jan 15

Submit your photo for the directory

Did you miss the deadline for getting your picture taken for our Church Directory? It’s not too late to be included! Please fill out the submission information form with the button below, and then submit your photo to Terry Schordock. All pictures should be high resolution and emailed to Terry Schordock at If you have an actual photo, you may submit it at the Welcome Desk in an envelope with Terry Schordock’s name on it. There is a $10 charge for photo submission.

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