Beth Evarts

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Advent Reflection Series

Advent Reflection Series

If you are able to join us for our Advent Reflection series, be sure to click here for the links to the online Zoom sessions. You do not need the book to follow along, join in when you can for open discussion and reflection during this Advent season. Click here

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

Join us as we celebrate the Incarnation and give thanks for the gift of the Christ Child. We will hold two services on Christmas Eve which will be very similar in format. Join us December 24th at 5 pm for Christmas Eve Candlelight Service that will be geared toward children

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Community Carol Sing-Along

Community Carol Sing-Along

This year BPC will be hosting a community carol sing-along. Be sure to invite your friends and neighbors, and join us on the front lawn of the church to sing some Christmas favorites. Song sheets will be provided. If the temperature is above freezing, we will be outside with no

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Youth Leadership Worship

Youth Leadership Worship

On Sunday, December 19 join us in worship with leadership by several of our Youth Group members as they lead us in service and prayer. Take in the sounds of the season and enjoy special music from the Senior Choir and the Handbell Choir as well.

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It's Advent at BPC!

It's Advent at BPC!

It’s shaping up to be a busy Advent at BPC! Here are just a few of the things going on in the month of December.  Mark your calendars and plan to take part! Sunday, December 12 at 10 AM – Children’s Christmas Musical – “Broadcasting Christmas” – Join us for the

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Children's Christmas Musical

Children's Christmas Musical

On Sunday, December 12 at 10 am during worship services, take a step back to the golden days of radio and enjoy this Children's Musical through story and song. Revisit the days of the 1940s live radio drama with our presentation of Broadcasting Christmas by Marti Kramer Suddarth.  Be sure

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Advent Reflections Group

Advent Reflections Group

Prepare your heart for Christmas in this 4-week discussion group. We will be using A Surprising God: Advent Devotions for an Uncertain Time by Thomas G. Long and Donyelle C. McCray. You are welcome to pick up a copy of the book in the foyer of Bedford Presbyterian Church, or

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Youth Triennium 2022

Youth Triennium 2022

New England GLOW is excited to announce the upcoming Youth Triennium 2022, July 24 - 27. As registrar for the Presbytery of Boston, any youth or leaders from across the region who are interested are invited to sign up to attend.  You can find more information about Youth Triennium here.

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Sunday School Schedule

Children's Ministry has had a wonderful time introducing the new curriculums this fall.  Children have been tossing streamers and bedazzling tables as they prepared God's "tabernacle" to learn about Moses and the Exodus. Preschoolers tote stuffed animals around teaching creatures to be fair and to share just as the prophet

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Help Pack Meals for Rise Against Hunger

The BPC Youth Group is hosting a Rise Against Hunger event at the church on Sunday, November 28 from 5 to 7 pm, to help package 10,000 nutritionally balanced meals for at-risk communities worldwide. Sign up HERE to participate. While we all work to sort, weigh and package each

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BPC Youth Host Rise Against Hunger

BPC Youth Host Rise Against Hunger

The BPC Youth Group is hosting a Rise Against Hunger event at the church on Sunday, November 28 from 5 to 7 pm, to help package 10,000 nutritionally balanced meals for at-risk communities worldwide. Sign up HERE to participate. While we all work to sort, weigh and package each

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Gratitude By Any Means Necessary

Gratitude By Any Means Necessary

This past week, I received two phone calls at the church office from two different people who received Thanksgiving gift cards from the Deacons of BPC.  They both wanted to know how we got their names and addresses, but they also wanted to say “thank you” for the gift.   With

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Getting Ready for Sabbatical Part 4 - "Doing What We Do Best"

Getting Ready for Sabbatical Part 4 - "Doing What We Do Best"

I hope that this week’s Thanksgiving holiday will be spent in some way - large or small - with people you love.  I have heard some people in our church that if there’s anything Presbyterians love to do, it’s eat.  It’s true - church people (no

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Way Leads on to Way

Way Leads on to Way

This past Monday night, BPC's Neighborhood Support Team was meeting.  This is a group of nearly 30 people from our church and the wider Bedford community that is working to provide support to support an Afghan family that have been evacuated to the US.  The main issue that the Team

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Adopt a Family Christmas Gift Giving 2021

TO PARTICIPATE:  PLEASE REGISTER FIRST BY CLICKING HERE (only if you did not register previously in 2020). You will then receive an email or text containing both the link to the virtual sign up page, and the Adopt A Family 2021 program instructions.  (If you register and don’t see

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Volunteers Needed for Arriving Afghan Families

As you may be aware, families and individuals have been forced to flee from their homes and country in Afghanistan and are now housed at military bases as they prepare to enter the United States for refuge. Soon New Hampshire and Massachusetts will be welcoming these families and individuals, and

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Make a Difference in the Lives of Afghan Families

Make a Difference in the Lives of Afghan Families

As you may be aware, families and individuals have been forced to flee from their homes and country in Afghanistan and are now housed at military bases as they prepare to enter the United States for refuge. Soon New Hampshire and Massachusetts will be welcoming these families and individuals, and

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Radical Hospitality

Radical Hospitality

One of our Mission Committee Elders, Larry Cowen has been heading up our effort to help resettle Afghan evacuees. On Wednesday of this week, he received a call and was asked, "If an Afghan evacuee family were to arrive in New Hampshire on Friday night, would you be able to

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Pathways to Generosity 2021 Daily Devotional Email

Pathways to Generosity 2021 Daily Devotional Email

As part of our Pathways to Generosity annual stewardship campaign, you are invited to take part in a daily practice of prayer and reflection that will last thirty days.  The first devotional will be sent within a day after you sign up. The series will kick off this coming Sunday,

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“Does Singing Make a Difference?”

“Does Singing Make a Difference?”

Join Pastor John in the sanctuary after worship on Sunday, November 14, to talk about the research he has been doing for his final Doctor of Ministry project.  Pastor John has been working on a project all about singing during Covid-19.  Does singing make a difference even when we sing

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Getting Ready for Sabbatical - Part 3 “While the Pastor’s Away..."

Getting Ready for Sabbatical - Part 3 “While the Pastor’s Away..."

When I was working in my first church, right after seminary, I served as a Director of Christian Education and Youth at Amity Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, NC.  Amity was a mid-sized congregation (smaller than BPC) and had a full-time pastor named Bill.  I remember when Bill was getting ready

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Thanksgiving Baskets

Each year at this time, the Deacons provide food to families in need within our community and beyond. As one of our major outreach events, we are thankful that many of you continue to commit to this vital ministry. Our goal is to help provide 200+ families with a Thanksgiving

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Tracy Carrier Art Auction coming soon

Tracy Carrier Art Auction coming soon

As you walk the halls of the church, perhaps on your way to tour the new Mission Outpost, you may notice something a little different. Unique pieces of artwork will adorn the walls in and around the Fellowship Hall and the Mission Outpost in preparation for an upcoming fundraiser to

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Financial TRIAGE Series Available Online

Financial TRIAGE Series Available Online

Bedford Presbyterian Church recently hosted a free seven-part education series titled “Financial TRIAGE" which invites viewers to reassess their post-pandemic financial priorities. Each segment of the series is now available online via BPC’s  YouTube channel, and on Bedford Community Television Channel 16. TRIAGE is an acronym for Taxes, Retirement,

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BPC Launches New Website

BPC Launches New Website

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new church website! Filled with images, easy navigation, and exciting activities and events in the life of our church, our new site provides clear pathways for you to connect with one another. Check out the Worship section for Sunday bulletins, the

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