We are gathering items during Advent for people who are served by our Food Pantry. Please bring SOCKS and DIAPERS (especially large) and place them in the baskets under the Advent Tree. During the morning Christmas Eve worship service, we will also place BABY CLOTHES in the manger which will be taken to the Food Pantry as well.

SIGN UP and make a $12 donation to MIFA’s Plus-1 program to keep electricity on during the winter months for people on the margins of our community. Remember or honor someone special for each $12.00 contribution. Use the sign-up sheet to provide the names, fold your check or cash in the sign-up sheet, and place it in the offering plate. Names will be published in the Christmas Eve worship service bulletin.

SIGN UP to serve at the First Presbyterian SOUP KITCHEN on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. You will depart from worship after your commissioning and go have lunch. After lunch you will work at the church in the soup kitchen and clothes closet.

SIGN UP to sort food at the MID-SOUTH FOOD BANK FOOD SORT on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Meet in the church parking lot at 5:30pm, and enjoy dinner together after the sort.

‘Tis the season to enjoy some concerts! Mark your calendars for the holiday concerts at BPC! On Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at 7pm, BEALE CANTO will offer their holiday concert in our sanctuary. And in worship on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, we will hear our own BPC CHOIR perform this year’s cantata, A Christmas Story: A Classic Carol Celebration.

Our three-week ADULT ADVENT SUNDAY STUDY will continue on Dec. 10 and 17, 2017, in classroom b. This year we are studying the MUSIC OF CHRISTMAS.

Our Christmas JOY OFFERING for the PCUSA, supporting racial ethnic leaders and workers in the church who are in need, will be taken up on Christmas Eve during the 11:00am worship service.

All aboard for CHOO CHOOS and COOKIES, Sunday, December 27, 2017, at 2:00pm at Glenda & Dave Ellis’ home, 8373 Burning Tree Lane, Memphis, 38119. Children, parents, grandparents and those who are young-at-heart are invited!!

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