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Fall 2018 at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian

Sunday School is now taking an inter-generational approach.   Jamie will lead 45 minutes which will focus on building connections, learning simple prayer practices, sharing and responding to a story and departing with a blessing. It will include children entering kindergarten and all ages beyond. Younger children are welcome if they are accompanied by a parent or another adult and are able to sit in a circle. Join us for donuts at 9:15 and the group begins at 9:30 on Sundays before worship.    Info: Jamie Schultz or Suzanne, chair of Christian Ed.

The BMPC choir has begun 2018-19 season with practice on Wednesdays at 7 p.m..  Absolute beginners and lifelong singers are equally welcome to join our choir community!

Adult Ed begins Sunday, September 9 with Brene Brown’s Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead (preface and chap1, pages 1-31.)  The book explores these powerful, tough topics:  Acting courageously and strong to be vulnerable; building resilience to shame, serving as a role model for children. We’ll meet Sundays, Sept. 9 – Oct. 14  in the More Light Room at 9:30 a.m. Contact Sally  to request a book and assignments before class starts.

for more info on any of these, email:  office@brynmawrchurch.org, and your request will be passed along to those involved in the programs.

Summer at BMPC

Sunday School, Adult Ed and Choir take a break for the summer.

Visit Clearwater Forest for camping ideas for children.



Join us for a Transgender Ally Workshop

Transgender Ally Workshop

Bryn Mawr Church is hosting a Transgender Ally Workshop event on Sunday, April 29 from 3:00-4:30 pm.  Back by popular demand, the featured presenter will be Austen Hartke, the creator of the YouTube series “Transgender and Christian,” and the author of “Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians,” now available from Westminster John Knox Press. Along with sharing from his own experience as a transgender person and a person of faith, Austen will also address several key questions: What are some common terms and vocabulary?What is the transgender community? How can transgender allies build authentically welcoming communities and families? How can individuals and organizations create safe spaces and work for justice? What practical steps can we take to work towards full inclusion?

The event is free and open to the public; the church welcomes those who are part of the LGBTQ+ community as well as those who are still in the early stages of learning about marginalized gender identities and sexualities.

Austen has spoken at conferences all over the country and with organizations including the Reformation Project, Q Christian Fellowship (previously Gay Christian Network), The Wild Goose Festival, Why Christian?, Lutheran Outdoor Ministries, and the Philadelphia Transgender Health Conference. Currently Austen lives in St. Paul, MN where he spends his downtime baking, reading about theology, and exploring Minnesota State Parks with his dog, Mowgli. You can purchase his book “Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians” at your local bookstore, or at http://austenhartke.com/book.

Bryn Mawr Church is located at 420 S. Cedar Lake Rd. in downtown Bryn Mawr and is accessible; find more details online at brynmawrchurch.org andaustenhartke.com.

Holy Week 2018

Holy Week

March 25       10:30 a.m.    Palm Sunday Worship and Palm Parade

March 29       7:30 p.m.    Maundy Thursday Service of Tenebrae,

Communion and Music. Offering benefits MN FoodShare

April 1         10:30 a.m.   Easter Sunday Worship

followed by a Candy Egg Hunt for Children

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