We are still Worshipping, Connecting, Growing, Serving, Giving, & Sharing!
Sundays in September:
9:00 am Choir Rehearsal in Choir Room
10:00 am Worship
10:30 am Children’s Program
Mondays in August
1:00 pm Sew It’s Monday
10 am Bible Study (in-person)
6:30 pm Bible Study (via Zoom)
Other Important Dates:
Sunday September 3: Baby Shower for Gabe & Jaydan
Jayden Russell at 11:15 am & Deadline for
Presbyterian Resident Gifts
Tuesday, September 5: Circle #3 at 3 pm at the home of Rita Dulin
Saturday, September 9: Church Clean-up Day at 9 am
Sunday, September 10:
Homecoming Worship w/Communion.
Luncheon; Cemetery Association
Friday, September 15: Kids Night Out at Bethelwoods at 5:30 pm
Sunday, September 17: Dimes for Hunger Kick-off Sunday
Tuesday, September 19: Legacy of Faith Luncheon at 10:30 am at Bethelwoods
Sunday September 24: Outside Worship &
Adopt-an-Eagle Snack Deadline; Fellowship, Faith, Family Youth Event at Bethelwoods at 5:30 pm
Monday, September 25: Pack-the-Snack for the Adopt-an-Eagle Mission project at 10 am.
Tuesday, September 26: Adopt-an-Eagle Devotion & Snack
NEW PICTORIAL CHURCH DIRECTORY:
BGPC needs a new directory of our church families and friends that includes PICTURES!
There are three ways that you can get your pictures to us for the New Pictorial Directory
1. Johnny Dulin will be taking pictures immediately following worship on Sundays. The entrance to the church makes a beautiful back-drop for a family photo! Johnny Dulin (704)460-5393 or email@example.com
2. If you prefer, you can email your own favorite picture of your family to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3.You can choose to ignore both options above and risk getting hounded down by a member of the Congregational Care Committee until you give them a picture…Or Lisa will find one to serve in your place from her collection of awkward church directory picture. (See examples above.)
The Congregational Care Committee would like to have the new directory available as soon as possible. Please be sure that your (actual) family picture is included! If you have any questions, please contact CCC Chair Susan Flanagan at (803)627-4007 or email@example.com.
Baby Shower for Gabe and Jayden Russell Sunday, September 3rd, immediately following Worship
**All are invited to the Baby Shower for Jayden and Gabe and Baby Olivia immediately following worship on Sunday, September 3rd in the Fellowship Hall. Here is the link to their registry, https://www.babylist.com/list/jayden-russell
We are once again collecting supplies for the residents of the Presbyterian Home communities for their annual Christmas party. Ideas for gifts include postage stamps, Post-it-Notes, large print word search puzzles, large print paperback books, pens, small umbrellas, flashlights with batteries, Kleenex, mouthwash, toothbrush, toothpaste, shower caps, shaving cream, soap, lotion, deodorant, nail clippers and files, hair brushes, combs, men or women socks, individually wrapped pieces of candy, note cards, and all occasion greeting cards, but especially birthday cards. (Please note that small to medium size bottles of liquid items are preferred over larger bottles, for ease of handling by the residents.) Please bring all items to the church by Sunday, September 3.
BGPC will once again sponsor the snacks on Tuesday, September 26. Please bring a snack item from the list below to the church before that date. If you’d prefer to make a monetary donation, we will be glad to do the shopping for you! Be sure to mark your checks “Adopt-an-Eagle.” We will need to provide around 145 individual bags of snacks for all Varsity, Junior Varsity, & Coaches and their mentors and other volunteers. Please be sure to mark your donations with Adopt-an-Eagle.
List of Requested Snack Items:
Individual Dorito’s chips
Little Debbie Swiss Rolls
Gatorade (any flavor) 12 oz.
DEADLINE for Snacks is Sunday, September 24.
Pack-the-Snack will be on Monday, September 25th at 10 am. All are welcome to come help us pack the snacks!
Reckless Love Study Series:
Reckless Love: Jesus’ Call to Love our Neighbor
10 am (in person) & 6:30 pm (via Zoom)
September 6: Expand the Circle
September 13: Lavish Love
September 20: Openhearted Love
September 27: Value the Vulnerable
October 4: Emulate Christ
CIRCLE #3: All ladies are invited to attend the Ladies Circle #3 on Tuesday, September 5th at 3 pm at the home of Rita Dulin (544 Green Pond Rd, Clover, SC 29710.) Jeannie Reiss will provide the devotion, and Susan Jackson will be the program leader of Lesson #2 of Sacred Encounters. For more information, please contact Rita at (704)293-5925 & firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church-wide Clean-up Day will be held on Saturday, September 9th at 9 am: Many hands make light work…and we’ve got a lot to do to prepare for Homecoming Sunday! We will be cleaning up the church facilities, sprucing up church grounds, and doing a roadside pick-up.
Homecoming 2023, Sunday, September 10 at 10 am: Welcome home to BGPC! Join us as we honor our past, celebrate our present, and look forward to our future! Worship with Communion will begin at 10 am in the Sanctuary followed by the Covered Dish Luncheon in the Fellowship Hall.
Cemetery Association Meeting:
The Annual Cemetery Association Meeting will be held on Sunday, September 10th immediately following worship and luncheon.
KIDS NIGHT OUT AT BETHELWOODS: All kids ages K5-5th grades are welcome to KNO! Please register online www.bethelwoods.org or contact them at email@example.com. The cost is $25 per child.
OUTSIDE WORSHIP: September 24th at 10 am
Legacy of Faith Honoree & Luncheon Information: Legacy of Faith Honoree 2023: Kenneth Love
Kenneth Love is a lifelong member of Bowling Green Presbyterian Church. He was ordained as a deacon in 1973 and as an elder in 1980. He has faithfully served as Church Treasurer for 47 years as well as on various BGPC committees—including the Leader for the Oyster Stew & Soup Supper Fundraiser, which
has raised funds for our neighbors-in-need for almost 50 years. In addition, he is the Trustee of the Cemetery Association. In addition to local church roles, he has also served on several Presbytery committees and was a representative to the Synod. Mr. Love also believes in the importance of being a witness of Christ by volunteering for many non-profits in our community: Rotary Club for which he has served as treasurer for 35 years; Member of the York County Board of Voter Registration and Elections for 43 years; Former Troop Committee Member for Boy Scout Troops at Clover Presbyterian and Oakdale Presbyterian; Founding
member of the CloverLEAF and Clover Schools Alumni Association; Patient Care Companion for Hospice and Community Care. Mr. Love currently serves as Chair of the Stewardship Team, which is currently exploring a Sanctuary addition and an outdoor worship/fellowship amphitheater. Mr. Love does all he does—not for the recognition—but because he wants to follow Christ’s example at work, at home, at church, and in the community. We are proud to nominate Mr. Kenneth Love as this year’s Legacy of Faith recipient!
LEGACY OF FAITH LUNCHEON: The Honoree’s lunch will be paid for by The Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina; however, guests may accompany the Honoree. Seating is limited. The cost for guests will be $ 13.00 for lunch and entertainment. Luncheon Reservations need to be made through Bethelwoods at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (803)366-3722 ex.2. Bethelwoods will confirm reservations.
Fellowship, Faith, Family YOUTH EVENT at Bethelwoods!
Parker Lucas, new program director at Bethelwoods, and Rev. Sam McGregor have been working on a
monthly gathering at Bethelwoods for families with older elementary and middle school aged kids. The event will include games, a meal, and a time for study for the kids and youth and a time for adults to fellowship with one another. We are also providing space for younger kids to be involved as well. BGPC will reimburse all family members for the meal. Questions or for registration information, please either call (803)366-3722 or email email@example.com.
Third Tuesday Together is back! Mark your calendars for these upcoming events at Bethelwoods. To register for any of these, please contact Bethelwoods at (803)366-3722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 Casey Jackson
5 Connie Adams
6 Caleb Long
9 Beth Kirksey; Terri Decker
10 Skylar Tench; Hailey Randell; Matt Burchfield
13 NeTorrian Dé Patton
14 Sarah Jackson; Eli Russell
16 Scott Shillinglaw
17 Mary Beth Brown
23 Cathy Smith; Nadine Jackson
30 Ted Cieraszynski; Jane Stokes; Joseph Carney
1 Mack & Linda Henry
2 Lee & Nadine Jackson
15 Michael & Kim Hughes
30 Tim & Duree Burnett
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances."
Updated Prayer List: In order to keep our prayer list up to date, please let Susan Jackson when someone can be removed.
Church Family: Amy Adams, Janet Burgin, Ted Cieraszynski, Barbara Cockrell, Mike Dulin, Rita Dulin, Danny Duncan, Sully Drummond, Grant Farris, Danny Jackson, Tom “Dogbed” Jackson, Betty Love, Clara Love, Peggy Moore, Jeannie Reiss, Jake Rumfelt.
Friends and Family:
Robert Baldwin—First cousin of Nina Miriello
Donald Baldwin & family—son of Bob, who is first cousin of Nina Miriello
Kenneth Ballard—father of Terry Stephens
Robena Basdeo—neighbor of Nina Miriello
Gene & Imogene Blackmon—friends of Betty Love
Carrie Blanchard—cousin of Jane Stokes
Frances Bowman—sister of Sarah Jackson
Margaret Boyd—friend of Joanne McDaniel
Jenni Rose Bunkley—relative of Joanne McDaniel
Nancy Burgin—mother of Janet Burgin
Jimmy Burton—friend of Debbie & Danny Jackson
Mike Cieraszynski—brother of Ted Cieraszynski
Julie Clouse—sister of Mayme Long
Muriel Cocuzza—friend of Nina Miriello
Lula Covington—sister of Ed Jackson
Tim Deal—neighbor of Sis Bentley
Preston Dreyhere—relative of Mike Brown
Pete Files—father of Tracy Spurrier
Edmund Fitzgerald—friend of Betty Love
Sharon Gaskins—mother of David Gaskins
Carol Gregory—cousin of Nina Miriello
Hugh Hartness—friend of Becky Musey
Bill Helfer—nephew of Barb Witzel
Marty Ballard Hipp—friend of Janet Burgin
Betty Hodges—former musician at BGPC
Lori K. Hoffman—sister of Lisa Johnson
Robbie Hopper—cousin of Mayme Long
Charlotte & Dick Jackson—friends of Rita Dulin
Charlotte Jackson—daughter-in-law of Joanne Jackson
Beth Jones—mother of Joel Jones
Dolores Jones---friend of Nina & George Miriello
Jane Jones—niece of Betty Love
Heather Laney—friend of Joanne McDaniel
Oliver Laney—great grandson of Joanne McDaniel
Rylie Grace Marquis—daughter of Alec Yukob’s best friend
J.C. McCarter—friend of Becky Munsey
Beth McDonald—sister of Susan Jackson
Cathy Morton—sister of Marti Caldwell
Jeff Onley—friend of Danny & Debbie Jackson
Dean Putnam—friend of Danny & Debbie Jackson
Mark & Lory Rose—friends of Nina & George Miriello
Barbara Scott—neighbor of Nina Miriello
Fred Taylor—friend of Mike Brown
Lucille Turner—friend of George & Nina Miriello
Pat & Ed Veasy—friends of Rita & Bob Dulin
Beau Whiddon—great-nephew of Nina Miriello
Dale Woods—brother of Dave Woods
Woody Wooten—friend of Debbie & Danny Jackson
Jenny Young—neighbor of Nina Miriello