This year during LENT we will be focusing on celebrating the Lenten Disciplines of Sabbath, Simplicity, Silence, Service, Study, and for Holy Week, the discipline of Submission. Palm Sunday is Sunday, March 25, 2018. On Maundy Thursday we will welcome storyteller Phyllis Blackstone who will help us prepare our hearts for the coming of Easter on April 1, 2018.

Sunday, February 18, 2018 is the last Sunday to NOMINATE three individuals to serve on the SESSION CLASS OF 2021. On your sign-up sheet, nominate a member to serve on each one of our committees as part of the Class of 2021. Please speak to the individuals you are nominating to get their permission before placing their names in nomination. Our 2018 Nominating Committee—Gordon Brigman (chair), Becky DeLoach, and Don Lamb—will discern, with all of you, the three people who are called to help lead our church.

Rev. Meisterman will be on PERSONAL LEAVE beginning Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. She will return to the office on Thursday, March 8, 2018. She will be caring for her mother who is having knee surgery.

Rev. Anne Hagler will be ON CALL from Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, through Wednesday, March 7, 2018, while Rev. Meisterman is away and will preach on Sunday, February 25, 2018, and Sunday, March 4, 2018. You may reach Anne at 901-628-2014.

Invite family, neighbors, and friends to enjoy ACOUSTIC EIDOLON’s return engagement at BPC for their “Soul Music Concert” this Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 7:00pm in our sanctuary. You will not want to miss these exceptional musicians!! They will have their CDs for sale in the narthex.

February is HEART HEALTHY MONTH at BPC. Save the date for our POTLUCK on Sunday, February 25, 2018, and bring a dish to serve 12. We will welcome registered dietitian Allison Bray as our featured speaker for the Potluck. She will give important tips on healthy eating. Watch for heart healthy recipes in the newsletter over the next month! Let’s learn to take care of our hearts together!!

Reserve 10am to noon on Saturday, March 10, 2018, for our LENTEN RETREAT in the fellowship hall. Leiza Collins will lead the first hour with “Healthrhythms” and Rev. Anne Hagler will guide us the second hour with ways we can focus on growing spiritually. Invite a friend and attend!

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