Beth Evarts

119 posts published

What a Difference a Year Makes

What a Difference a Year Makes

Greetings, fine, gentle, and generous people of Bedford Presbyterian Church! Almost one year ago, in early November 2021, a handful of volunteers from BPC greeted an Afghan family of four at the Manchester Airport shortly after midnight. A few days earlier, the Resettlement Coordinator from Ascentria (formerly Lutheran Social Services)

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Vision and Mission

Vision and Mission

Ten years ago, I was looking for a new job as a pastor and was feeling a bit discouraged. I couldn’t seem to find the right “fit” when it came to what I was looking for in a church and what the churches who were looking for pastors were

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Science and Scripture

Science and Scripture

Are you inquisitive? | Do you like science? | Are you familiar with the Bible? | Is there a connection between Science and Scripture? Join our very own Dr. Paul Carr as he leads a discussion of his PowerPoint talks on Science and Scripture. Talks will take place October 9 and 30, from

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Mission BBQ Potluck Dinner

Mission BBQ Potluck Dinner

Join us for the first of our monthly All Church Dinners on Sunday, October 2, at 5 pm. We will kick off this monthly event with our Mission BBQ Potluck dinner, celebrating how we have served those in need through our Mission Ministry. The menu for the BBQ will include

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Exploring BPC!

Exploring BPC!

We invite you to Exploring BPC! class with us, where it is our hope for you to learn more about the life and ministry of Bedford Presbyterian Church. Next class is Sunday, September 25, following worship service (11:00 AM). We will meet in the Mission Chapel Outpost. Grab a

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...ALL Neighbors

...ALL Neighbors

In a few weeks, you will receive a letter with the new proposed Vision and Mission Statements for Bedford Presbyterian Church. It has been ten years since the church last intentionally examined the congregation's mission and vision. A lot has changed in those years in our congregation, our denomination (the

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We are hiring!

We are hiring!

Bedford Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) is seeking a Nursery Worker to offer childcare to young children (Infants through Pre-K) on Sunday mornings. This is a part-time position, staffing our church Nursery between the hours of 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM each week. Click HERE for more information and to

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"See, I am doing a new thing!"

"See, I am doing a new thing!"

Link HERE for the September 16 Weekly Word: "...ALL Neighbors" "See, I am doing a new thing!"(Isaiah 43:18)God is always doing something new - both in the life of the world and in our own lives. Sometimes, this new thing can be hard to see, and sometimes

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fALL Welcome Party 2022

fALL Welcome Party 2022

We want to celebrate with all of you! We are excited about the transition to autumn here in New Hampshire and are even more excited about the start of our new program year at BPC. We are eager to see you in person following worship service on Sunday, September 18,

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Take A Hike! Literally :-)

Take A Hike! Literally :-)

If you feel the great outdoors is calling your name - then we have just the group for you! Do you like to get outside, take a hike (or walk), and just...breathe? Don't like to hike alone? Well then, be sure to join the BPC Hiking Group for some

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Naming What Has Been, Hoping For What Will Be

Naming What Has Been, Hoping For What Will Be

Over the past few weeks, I have had multiple conversations with people about where we are in the life and history of the world. There have been several times in which I have shared that I feel the need to be very mindful of the fact that we have just

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Lectionary Bible Discussion

Lectionary Bible Discussion

Lectionary Bible Discussion coming this fall! Join Bethany Avery in the Mission Outpost at the church for a twice-a-month Bible discussion, on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, meeting from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM.  RSVP by filling out the form below! We will be reading

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BPC Adult Seniors Luncheon

BPC Adult Seniors Luncheon

BPC Adult Seniors - you are invited to attend the kickoff of our new group designed just for you on Tuesday, October 4th from 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall of BPC. A buffet lunch will be provided along with entertainment and door prizes. We

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2022 Survey Results

2022 Survey Results

We asked, and you responded. Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our 2022 BPC Participation Survey. We wanted to hear from all of you about what matters most in the life of our church. Having been apart for two years due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we

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Words, Words, Words. . .

Words, Words, Words. . .

As a person who works with a significant amount of words each week, I am often in awe by both the power of words and how the meanings of words can shift over time. One expression that has recently received much attention is the word "woke." Most of us regularly

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Back to School Movie Night

Back to School Movie Night

Join us August 27, starting at 7:30 PM for a fun, back to school celebration for children and youth and their families. RSVP below! Please arrive between 7:30 PM and 8:30 PM for fellowship and ice cream sundaes. Around 8:30 PM, or when dark enough, an

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Frederick Buechner (1926-2022)

Frederick Buechner (1926-2022)

Years ago, my Aunt Lucille and Uncle Carl invited me to attend a baccalaureate service at Wake Forest University.  Frederick Buechner was the preacher for the day.  I fear that I do not remember what Buechner said, but I do remember that he looked like he really meant what he

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Recovery Trip: Final Day

Recovery Trip: Final Day

Friday, August 5 By Rheya King, Recovery Trip Team Member After completing the week, there is certainly a lot to look back on. Even though all groups did not fully complete their projects, all got a significant amount of work done. Each member of the mission trip has something to

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Positively Impact the Life of a Young Adult

Direct Support Staff Person – Part-Time Are you looking for work that makes a direct positive impact in a person’s life? We are the parents of a 21-year-old developmentally disabled young man, and we are looking for staff to provide community-based services to our son, the client. He is autistic

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When Life Gives You Lemons... Take a Brookstick Lesson

When Life Gives You Lemons... Take a Brookstick Lesson

My family and I recently returned from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Scotland and Northumbria.  This was part of my sabbatical from earlier in the year that had to be postponed because of COVID-19.   We left on a Friday evening flew from Boston to Edinburgh, had a great time exploring the

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Recovery Trip: Day 5

Recovery Trip: Day 5

Thursday, August 4 By Rheya King, Recovery Trip Team Member Just as expected, today was filled with tremendous accomplishments and impressive progress. Everything we had hoped to accomplish yesterday and today was completed all in one day. After blowing three fuses in a single morning and relying on a portable

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Recovery Trip: Day 4

Recovery Trip: Day 4

Wednesday, August 3 By Rheya King, Recovery Trip Team Member While most days on the job are filled with tremendous accomplishments and visible differences from morning to afternoon, occasionally, some days have little to no progress. It's important to remember that even when you don't get as much as you

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Recovery Trip: Day 3

Recovery Trip: Day 3

Tuesday, August 2 (photos at the end courtesy of Recovery Team members) After a great day yesterday, the Recovery Team is ready to continue their work. Early risers had coffee in the main room. The teams packed their lunches, and after breakfast, morning prayer, and reflection for the day, everyone

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Recovery Trip: Day 2

Recovery Trip: Day 2

Monday, August 1 Rise and shine! For the Recovery Team, the day begins with making lunch at 7 am in the "lunch room." Dietary needs and food requests are gathered weeks in advance during the planning process and again the night before we head out to the job sites. Any

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Recovery Trip: Day 1

Recovery Trip: Day 1

Sunday, July 31 This year the Recovery Team is continuing its work with Mission at the Eastward (MATE), leading a team of nearly 20 individuals to help families and individuals throughout Maine. MATE is an organization formed to bring together volunteers to help families and individuals continue to live safely

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