The BMPC annual meeting will be held Sunday, January 21, 2108 following worship. We will have a potluck lunch after the meeting. Please plan to bring a dish to share and join us.
What's Happening at Bryn Mawr
Sunday, December 3 – Hanging of the Greens Service 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, December 10 – Communion Sunday
St Anne’s Christmas Gifts due
Voices for Peace Winter Concert, 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 16 – Pageant Rehearsal
Sunday, December 17 – Christmas Pageant 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, December 20 – Santa Night at St Anne’s 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 24 – Worship, 10:30 a.m.
Christmas Eve Service 7:30 p.m.
Monday, December 25 – Christmas Day
St. Anne’s Place / Haven Housing Holidays
This year there are two opportunities to include St. Anne’s Place families in your holiday giving. Attached is information about both ways to give to families served through St Anne’s Place (now renamed Haven Housing). I have attached information about both ways to give in this email. They will be posted on the hall bulletin board at church starting tomorrow, Sunday November 19. Please note that we need you to bring your gifts to the church by Sunday December 10!
This year, we are sponsoring three families who are now in their own housing but still need support as they work towards their life goals. Please sign up for an individual on the bulletin board at church so that we can track who has sponsors over the next weeks.
Holiday Store contributions
As many of you know, St. Anne’s sets up a “Holiday Store” on the third floor of the shelter where donated gifts are made available to the residents to shop for their family members. If you volunteer for Santa Night this year on Wednesday, December 20, you can help the kids shop for their Moms from the store! Stay tuned for an update from Heather. Please bring unwrapped gifts listed on the attached wish list for the holiday store by Sunday December 10! (We will collect gifts and make one delivery, so please ignore the drop off dates listed in the flyer.)
Thank you in advance for your generosity this holiday season, and have fun shopping!.
Adult Ed at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian is reading:
- In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction, by Gabor Mate (10/22-29, Nov. 5-19). This book explains that addiction is more than a matter of individual choice or a medical disease. Almost anything can become addictive, from seemingly healthy activities such as eating or exercising, to abusing drugs intended for healing. Addictions, for the most part, develop in a compulsive attempt to ease one’s pain or distress in the world. Instead of understanding and acceptance, we give addicts punishment and moral disapproval. The author locates the source of addictions in the trauma of an emotionally empty childhood, making it a relational rather than a medical problem. This potential cause leads to human connection rather than traditional treatment as the cure.
our next title:
- Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living, by Krista Tippett (12/3-17, Jan. 7-21). When President Obama gave Krista Tippett the coveted National Humanities Medal, he praised her for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence.” Grounded in Tippett’s life of conversation, the book offers more than a chronicle of her award-winning public radio program, On Being. The author not only gives us the voices of the remarkable people with whom she’s conversed on-air. She speaks her own voice as well, a voice informed by her lifelong search for truth and meaning.
Join us at 9:30a.m. in the More Light Room every Sunday. All are welcome.
Fall is nearly here and that means Friendship Sunday
Picnic/potluck time! When: Sunday, September 10.
Immediately after worship, we will gather on the front lawn for a fun time of fellowship, food, and fall weather. If it rains, we will gather in the downstairs dining room. Deacons will provide drinks, brats, hamburgers, and veggie burgers. If you or your guest have particular dietary restrictions, please let me or another deacon know.
Please bring: A Friend!, A dish to share (we encourage salads and other hearty sides especially); A blanket or camp chair
We are looking seeing everyone, socializing with each other, and coming together for another wonderful year of worship.
Adult Education will discuss 5-6 books on a variety of topics in 2017-2018. The initial schedule is as follows:
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande ( 10-24, Oct. 1-15). Modern medicine has triumphed over illness and injury, making many diseases manageable instead of harrowing. But with aging and death, the goals of medicine may run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Medicine should not only enable health and survival, but also wellbeing. In this book, Gawande examines the cracks in the system of health care to the aged and the seriously ill who might have different needs and expectations than family members expect.
click the link below for the fall newsletter:
Thank you volunteers for distributing 3813 @SheridanStory bags at Bryn Mawr & 455 bags at Anwatin last school year @MPS_News