BGPC NEWS March 2023
Sundays: 10 am Worship
Mondays: 9 am Sew It’s Monday
Other Important Dates: Wednesday, March 1: Lenten Bible Series at 10 am & 6:30 pm
Tuesday, March 7:
Circle #3 at 6 pm
Wednesday, March 8: Lenten Bible Series at 10 am & 6:30 pm
Wednesday, March 15: Lenten Bible Series at 10 am & 6:30 pm
Wednesday, March 22: Lenten Bible Series at 10 am & 6:30 pm
Sunday, March 26: Presbytery Meeting at Bethelwoods 2 pm – 5 pm
Wednesday, March 29: Lenten Bible Series at 10 am & 6:30 pm
Sunday, April 2: Worship Team meeting at 11 am in Sanctuary
Circle #3 continues on Tuesday, March 7th at 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Sis Bentley will be providing the devotion, and Mary Love will be Program Leader of Lesson #6. All women are invited to attend.
A Lenten Study for Adults
10 am & 6:30 pm Classes
Please let us know if you would like to join us for this Study Series and if you are willing to lead the discussions at either the 10 am or 6:30 pm classes.
Wednesday, March 1: Chapter 2
Give Up Harsh, Condemning Judgements
Wednesday, March 8: Chapter 3
Give Up the Enemies Within
Luke 11: 37-52
Wednesday, March 15: Chapter 4
Give up Running Away
Wednesday, March 22: Chapter 5
Give Up a Bad Habit
Wednesday, March 29: Chapter 6
Give Up Pettiness
Home Study: Chapter 7
Wrap Your Arms Around Something Good
Bethelwoods Camp-in-a-Van will be coming to BGPC on June 19-23! The Preschool Class will meet from 9 am – noon, and the K-5th Grade group will meet from 9 am – 3 pm. Registration begins this month! Contact email@example.com for registration form.
YOUTH (6th-12th Grades:) Bethelwoods is sponsoring a Youth Night at BGPC on Wednesday, June 21 at 6 pm. Registration begins this month!
Presbyterian Women: Spring Gathering: Saturday, April 15 at Grace Presbyterian (L)
In September 2014, a collaboration between Presbyterian Women (PW) and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) began to engage PW in the ministry of disaster preparedness. This training will give you the resources to train your congregation, families, communities—and to assist Providence Presbytery in Disaster Preparedness Training.
Children’s Sunday Program: All kids are welcome to our new Children’s Sunday Program led by Lacy Emma Gibson. After the Children’s Message, she (& an usher) will escort the kids to their classroom for a program of lessons, crafts, activities, games and FUN! We are excited to be able to offer Christian Education for kids!
YOUTH (6th-12th Grades:) Bethelwoods is sponsoring a Youth Night at BGPC on Wednesday, June 21 at 6 pm.
Support the Weekly Mission Opportunities:
--Rustling Bags of food for the Back-the-Pack Program at Clover School District
--Coins (quarters) for Heifer International
Want to contribute to our Ministry and/or Mission Opportunities? Please send your check to our Treasurer Kenneth Love, 1442 Love Road, Clover, SC 29710. If you’d like your donation to be designated other than to our Ministry Fund, please clearly mark in the memo section of your check.
Lenten Sermon Series: The Parables of Lent
Service of Ashes, Wednesday, February 22 at 7 pm: Receive the Justification
The Parable of the Pharisee & the Tax Collector
First Sunday in Lent, February 26 at 10 am: Receive the Word
The Parable of the Sower & the Seed
Second Sunday in Lent, March 5 at 10 am: Receive the Treasure
The Parable of the Hidden Treasure & the Priceless Pearl
Third Sunday in Lent, March 12 at 10 am: Receive Mercy
The Parable of the Good Samaritan
Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 19 at 10 am: Receive Grace
The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard
Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 26 at 10 am: Receive Forgiveness
The Parable of the Prodigal Son
Sixth Sunday in Lent (Palm,) April 2 at 10 am: Receive Love
The Parable of the Lost Sheep
Maundy Service, Thursday, April 6 at 7 pm: Receive the Meal
The Parable of the Great Banquet
Tenebrae Service, Friday, April 7 at 7 pm: Receive the Sacrifice
The Last Words of Christ
Easter Sunrise Service, Sunday, April 9 at 7 am: Receive Eternal Life
The Parable of the Wise & Foolish Builders
The five Presbyteries of South Carolina will host a workshop on Tuesday, April 25 at Westminster in Columbia. The workshop will be led by the Rev. Sarah Griffith Lund. Sarah is senior pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Indianapolis, serves nationally as the Minister for Disabilities and Mental Health Justice for the United Church of Christ, and has authored three books on mental health. Participants attending will be able to purchase Sarah Lund’s books at a 20% discount off current sale price. The books will be distributed on the day of the event.
Event fee: $60 per participant for workshop, including lunch.
Registration deadline – Tuesday, April 11.
Space is limited.
Please contact your church or Presbytery if you need financial assistance to attend.
Parents it is time to register your children for Bethelwoods camps. The camps are 25% booked for this summer. Remember BGPC will pay 50% for each of our campers. Go to https://www.bethelwoods.org/summer-camp.html and register your camper now.
March Birthday’s and Anniversaries!
2 Debbie Jackson
3 Jeannie Reiss; Mack Henry
7 Teresa Petty
10 Rita W. Dulin; Sarah Love
11 Brittiany Jackson
18 Allison Love
19 Clara Love; Ben Wilson
20 David Walker; Karen Lundquist; Ernest Flanagan
24 Ashley Petty Shrader
30 Lisa Wilson
21 David & Ruby Woods; Scott & Amy Adams
25 Bailey & Jaye Jackson
27 Gabe & Jayden Russell
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances."
Updated Prayer List: Please help us keep our prayer current. If you see any names that need to be removed or added, please email or call Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church Family: Amy Adams, Janet Burgin, Ted Cieraszynski, Barbara Cockrell, Mike Dulin, Danny Duncan, Grant Farris, Danny Jackson, Susan Jackson, Betty Love, Clara Love, George Miriello, Peggy Moore, Jeannie Reiss, Lenora Rumfelt, & Robin & Steve Shillinglaw.
Friends and Family:
Robert Baldwin—First cousin of Nina Miriello
Donald Baldwin & family—son of Bob, who is first cousin of Nina Miriello
Gene & Imogene Blackmon—friends of Betty Love
Frances Bowman—sister of Sarah Jackson
Margaret Boyd—friend of Joanne McDaniel
Jimmy Burton—friend of Debbie & Danny Jackson
Nancy Capps—friend of Nina & George Miriello
Mike Cieraszynski—brother of Ted Cieraszynski
Julie Clouse—sister of Mayme Long
Muriel Cocuzza—friend of Nina Miriello
Edmund Fitzgerald—friend of Betty Love
Carol Gregory—cousin of Nina Miriello
Lisa Hall—friend of Lisa Johnson
Marty Ballard Hipp—friend of Janet Burgin
Betty Hodges—former musician at BGPC
Robbie Hopper—cousin of Mayme Long
Charlotte Jackson—daughter-in-law of Joanne Jackson
Beth Jones—mother of Joel Jones
Dolores Jones---friend of Nina & George Miriello
Rylie Grace Marquis—daughter of Alec Yukob’s best friend
Beth McDonald—sister of Susan Jackson
April Miller—friend of Debbie Jackson
George Morgan—friend of Danny & Debbie Jackson
Jeff Onley—friend of Danny & Debbie Jackson
Dean Putnam—friend of Danny & Debbie Jackson
Libby Robinson—cousin of Joanne McDaniel
Mark & Lory Rose—friends of Nina & George
Sally Webb—Charlotte (Wes) Jackson’s grandmother under hospice care
Beau Whiddon—great-nephew of Nina Miriello
Dale Woods—brother of Dave Woods and Lenora Rumfelt
Woody Wooten—father of Judy Burton, friend of Debbie Jackson