Beth Evarts

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Welcome, Confirmation Class of 2022!

Welcome, Confirmation Class of 2022!

Join us this Sunday as the Confirmands of 2022 declare what they have come to believe with the congregation, affirming their faith and becoming members of BPC. Congratulations Confirmands! As your church family, we will continue to be a faithful partner in your journey.

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Special Coffee Hour

Special Coffee Hour

Join us in the Fellowship Hall on June 12 after worship service for a special coffee hour celebrating Pastor John's Doctorate of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary.  All are welcome to stop by and help us congratulate The Reverend Doctor John Hardin Sawyer!

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How Long, O Lord?

How Long, O Lord?

On Tuesday evening, after news of the killings at the elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, I was helping my son with bath time. He has a new set of swimming goggles that he was trying out, dipping his head under the water and looking around, filled with wonder. While he

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We Want Your Feedback!

We Want Your Feedback!

Over the next few weeks you will have the ability to fill out a Participation Survey through the mail, in person at the church or online here.In this time of reopening and beginning again (in some cases, starting over from scratch), we are hearing calls from all of you

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2022 Mission Recovery Trip

2022 Mission Recovery Trip

It's official! This summer we will continue our support for the housing ministry of our long-term partner, Mission At The Eastward (MATE). Anyone 16 or older can participate. Kids 13-15 years old can attend with a legal guardian or parent. Can't go for the week? That's ok! Go for any

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Music & Choir Celebration

Music & Choir Celebration

Potluck and Swimming = Summer!We want to thank you for the wonderful music that has filled our hearts and minds over the last two years. All BPC members and friends who have shared their musical talents are invited to come together for this Music/Choir summer celebration. Bring your favorite

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Energy Subcommittee

The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it on the seas and established it on the waters. ~Psalm 24:1-2 Are you interested in climate action while leading the way to a sustainable future for our

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Just Call Me John

Just Call Me John

(Tassels Abound!)When I was newly-ordained and began serving as Associate Pastor in my old church down in Georgia, I made the mistake of telling people “Just call me John or Pastor John.”  This was something that most of the people in the church did with no problem, whatsoever.  There

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

Join the BPC and Others Book Group in reading "What Happened to You: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing" by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry.  Then the group for an important discussion on this topic on Tuesday, May 24 at 7:00 PM. You can attend online via Zoom

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The Ear of the Beholder

The Ear of the Beholder

Some of you might know that I have a minor obsession with guitar effects pedals. For those of you who don’t know about pedals,  you can take an electric guitar and plug it straight into a guitar amplifier (with a speaker that makes it loud) OR, you can plug

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Special Forum on Ukraine

Special Forum on Ukraine

Bedford Presbyterian Church welcomes guest speaker Christina Vogel of the Ukrainian Catholic Church. Christina will offer a 45-minute presentation with time for questions and answers about Ukraine and the difficulties facing the Ukrainian people.  We will explore a broader understanding of the war and what fellow Christians are doing to

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Children's Sunday

Children's Sunday

Join us on Sunday, May 15 for Children's Sunday. Listen to Word and prepare your hearts and minds for worship as the children of BPC join Pastor John Sawyer in leading us through service. If you have a child interested in leading service on Children's Sunday, send an email to

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Second Chance Auction

Second Chance Auction

Due to continued interest you can still bid or buy now for your favorite illustration before it's gone!Bidding will continue to be open through June 4, 2022, at 5 p.m. 100% of proceeds will go directly to Families in Transition. Start your bidding today! https://bit.ly/bpc-art-auction

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Walk Against Hunger

Walk Against Hunger

On Sunday, May 15 at noon, BPC Youth Ministry members, families, and friends will be walking to help Families In Transition raise awareness and support efforts against hunger. For just $10, you can walk with us or support one of our BPC walkers in this effort: https://bit.ly/37kMNyu

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When People Disagree. . .

When People Disagree. . .

A member of our church sent me a message this week, saying,  “Another super pressing morality debate is upon us!  This is, what, like #258 in the past five years?” They were, of course, referring to the news of the leaked Supreme Court opinion regarding the possible overturning of the

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Special Offering for the People of Ukraine

Special Offering for the People of Ukraine

On Sunday, May 15, BPC will be taking up a special offering to support Presbyterian Disaster Assistance’s relief efforts with and for the displaced people of Ukraine.  Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is helping to fund relief organizations among our partner churches in Eastern Europe as well as some efforts

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Celtic Psalms: Special Guests

Celtic Psalms: Special Guests

We are excited to announce that we will have some very special musical guests joining us on Sunday, July 3rd during worship service. Kiran Young Wimberly and the McGraths will be stopping by to share their talents while on a visit from Ireland. Kiran Young Wimberly is an American Presbyterian

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PNNE Meeting at BPC

BPC is hosting the next Presbytery of Northern New England Meeting in the Sanctuary on Saturday, May 21st. The meeting is open to anyone who wishes to attend. We are in need of volunteers to help with various meeting logistics. This includes welcoming attendees, helping at the registration table, directing

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End of the Pandemic Phase

End of the Pandemic Phase

I was grateful to hear the news this week that the US is “out of the pandemic phase.”  Public health and infectious disease experts have downgraded Covid-19 in the US basically from “full-blown pandemic” to “controlled pandemic.”  There are fewer infections each day, fewer hospitalizations, and fewer deaths.  This is

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Harold G. Williams Jr. Scholarship

Harold G. Williams Jr. Scholarship

Bedford Presbyterian Church has been providing awards from the Harold G. Williams Jr. Scholarship Fund to one or more applicants planning on continuing their education at a college, trade school or graduate degree program in the fall of the year in which the scholarship is awarded. Recognition and awards will

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What Can Be Done to Help?

What Can Be Done to Help?

So there I was. . . hiking along a rocky seashore trail in Northern Ireland one week during my sabbatical.  I had heard about a secluded beach at the base of a cliff near the town of Ballycastle and I wanted to see it for myself.  I parked my car at the

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Holy Week and Easter Services

Holy Week and Easter Services

As we enter into Holy Week remember all that He sacrificed and reflect on the life and death of Jesus Christ. His ride down the Mount of Olives. His clearing of the Temple. His shouts of "Hosanna to the King!" His word about God's love. Preparing for the Last Supper,

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Children's Easter Celebration

Children's Easter Celebration

Children's Ministry invites you and your children (preschool through grade 5) to attend our outside Easter Celebration on Saturday, April 16, at 10:00 AM. We are excited to bring back many of last year's favorites including: An Easter storyMusic and sing-along songsEaster egg hunt andThe popular flower crossBe sure

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Trivia Night

Trivia Night

This Saturday, April 9th. Register your team here: https://bit.ly/BPCtrivianight22 Doors open at 5:30 PM.   Prizes, food and music abound. Walk-ins are welcome. Open to the everyone so bring your friends, neighbors, cousins, siblings - you get the idea :). To view the video only, click HERE.

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Award-winning Illustrator Tracey Dahle Carrier Donates Art Collection to Raise Funds for Families in Transition

Award-winning Illustrator Tracey Dahle Carrier Donates Art Collection to Raise Funds for Families in Transition

April 6, 2022 | Bedford, NH | In the early months of the pandemic, when people started losing jobs and businesses began closing, Tracey Dahle Carrier, an award-winning children’s illustrator based in Bedford, New Hampshire, turned to her husband, Charlie, and said, “There must be something we can do to help.

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