Welcome to BPC!

When you attend worship....

Members of BPC will greet you and ushers will hand you a bulletin outlining the morning service and listing important upcoming events in our life as a church. Please feel free to ask ushers for assistance finding a seat. With advance notice, we will create large-print bulletins for guests.

The atmosphere in our Sanctuary prior to the beginning of worship is friendly and conversational. Bells or music often signal the beginning of the service and at that time, the church will become quiet to prepare hearts and minds for worship.

During the worship service we offer a time stand up (if you are able) and greet those seated around you. We encourage you to ask others’ names and introduce yourself, too!

Handicapped accessible

There is a wheelchair ramp at the parking lot entrance near the handicap parking spots. The elevator to the Sanctuary is located to the right when you walk in the side door.

Worship customs

Prayers and our liturgy are printed in our bulletins, so anyone can follow along with the order of worship. Hymns are sung from pew hymnals and sometimes we have special music printed in our bulletins. Bibles are placed in our pews so you can follow along with Scripture readings if you’d like. Children are welcome in worship and worship folders are available in the narthex for use. Nursery care for up to age 5 is offered at the 9:00 a.m. Christian Education hour and at the 10:00 a.m. worship service.

Music each Sunday, led by our creative Music Director, Barb Flocco will range from traditional to contemporary. We are fortunate to host many guest muscians and vocalists throughout the year. Living into our Varied Worship Ministry Goal, we are currently working on a plan to offer a weekly contemporary service.

Communion

Communion is typically offered the first Sunday of each month and is open to all individuals who profess faith in Jesus Christ. Any baptized child under the guidance of parents may also take communion. There is no need to take a special “class” or be a member to participate in communion.

Attire

BPC is as casual or as dressy as you’d like it to be. On any given Sunday, you’ll see people in jeans, dresses, sneakers, suit coats & ties, and sports uniforms…we invite you to dress according to your comfort level.

Offering

An offering plate is passed at each service to support BPC’s mission. Financial gifts make it possible for BPC to be present in the mission field, serving others following the example of Christ our Lord. The first Sunday of the month the Deacons Offering takes place to provide direct aid to the needy, the sick, the poor. Collections for special causes are announced at the beginning of the offertory or during the time for announcements.