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Welcome to Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church

A memorial service for Kathryn Emily (Eckblad) Hoglund will take place at Bryn Mawr Church on Friday at 1:00 with visitation one hour ahead of the service.

Hoglund, Kathryn Emily Eckblad Age 41, died tragically and unexpectedly on January 1, 2019. Born on May 7, 1977, Kat was a compassionate, caring, and loving wife, mother, daughter, teacher, and friend to anyone who had the joy of meeting her. She was also an exceptional cook, and used her talents to feed the underprivileged in her community. A celebration of her life will be held at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church on Friday, January 11th, with visitation at 12 p.m. and a service at 1 p.m. Memorials preferred to the benefit of The Sheridan Story, which supports her mission of caring for hungry children unconditionally. ‘Teacher Kat’, you will be sorely missed.

 

A Series on Compassionate Communication (also known as Nonviolent Communication or NVC)

When: Thursdays in January from 6:30-8:30 pm
January 10, 17, 24, 31

Where: Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
420 S Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Taught by: Jamie Schultz

Connection is the main goal of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). NVC provides practical skills and tools for easier communication with others. It can lead to greater connection, grace, and healing, even in difficult situations or conflicts.

Compassionate communication assumes that we all share the same basic needs. Learning to communicate out of our shared compassion and needs gives us ways—in our world and in our families—to connect with the love and empathy we all share.

Welcome to Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church

A memorial service for Kathryn Emily (Eckblad) Hoglund will take place at Bryn Mawr Church on Friday at 1:00 with visitation one hour ahead of the service.

Hoglund, Kathryn Emily Eckblad Age 41, died tragically and unexpectedly on January 1, 2019. Born on May 7, 1977, Kat was a compassionate, caring, and loving wife, mother, daughter, teacher, and friend to anyone who had the joy of meeting her. She was also an exceptional cook, and used her talents to feed the underprivileged in her community. A celebration of her life will be held at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church on Friday, January 11th, with visitation at 12 p.m. and a service at 1 p.m. Memorials preferred to the benefit of The Sheridan Story, which supports her mission of caring for hungry children unconditionally. ‘Teacher Kat’, you will be sorely missed.

 

A Series on Compassionate Communication (also known as Nonviolent Communication or NVC)

When: Thursdays in January from 6:30-8:30 pm
January 10, 17, 24, 31

Where: Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church
420 S Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55405

 

Taught by: Jamie Schultz

Connection is the main goal of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). NVC provides practical skills and tools for easier communication with others. It can lead to greater connection, grace, and healing, even in difficult situations or conflicts.

Compassionate communication assumes that we all share the same basic needs. Learning to communicate out of our shared compassion and needs gives us ways—in our world and in our families—to connect with the love and empathy we all share.

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.

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