BPC NEWS BRIEF
Wednesday,
March 16, 2022
mailing address:  Balmoral Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 17309, Memphis, TN 38187
NEWS THIS WEEK

  • WORSHIP and SUNDAY STUDIES for SUNDAY, MARCH 20

  • REFLECTIONS on LENT

  • MEXICO MISSION TRIP 2022
  • Photos from Xipitul

  • Fueled to Serve: PW Synod Gathering

  • SISTER ACT, Jr. at NEW SPARK PERFORMING ARTS features ELI GURLEN

  • Refugees ‘Just want to go home’: PC(USA) One Great Hour of Sharing SUPPORTING UKRAINIANS

  • LENTEN PREACHING SERIES at CALVARY EPISCOPAL (& Waffle Shop is OPEN!)

  • BPC Photos
  • Visiting a Special Friend


WEEKLY INFORMATION
  • Birthdays
  • Calendar of Events
  • OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
  • CONTACT INFORMATION
  • NEW WORSHIP & BUILDING POLICIES & PROCEDURES





BPC WORSHIP

Sunday, March 20, 2022


11:00am IN BPC's SANCTUARY

Scripture: Isaiah 55:1-9 & Luke 13:1-9
Sermon: You Are Worthy
CIRCLE of FAITH WORSHIP at 8:30am
IN BPC's Fellowship Hall

Everyone is invited to join Circle of Faith's worship service!
To enter the building, use Office door to the Fellowship Hall.
Bible Study of Matthew 
led by Clinton Bailey, Stanley Gates and William Warren.
Meets in Classroom A.
Book Study of "His Truth is Marching On: John Lewis" 
by Jon Meacham; led by Cliff Gurlen.
Meets in the Fellowship area
NEW BUILDING POLICY
WEARING MASKS is now OPTIONAL!
Social distancing is still encouraged, and we ask unvaccinated individuals to wear a mask while in the building. 
(SEE BELOW for FULL LIST of CURRENT POLICIES and PROCEDURES)
We will still send an email on FRIDAY
with the LiveStream YouTube link & Sunday Worship Guide. 

Previous Worship Services at Balmoral are still available on the 
REFLECTIONS on LENT
This Lenten Season we are celebrating God’s love. This is the love that leaves us Filled to the Brim, full of the amazing grace offered in ordinary and extraordinary times.  
In our house, which has lots of books, there is a particular story showing this abundance. Written by Trish Cooke, Full, Full, Full of Love tells the story of Jay Jay visiting his Grannie on Sunday. With delightful illustrations, we see that Gran is full, full of hugs and kisses. She is cooking and Jay Jay is hungry. Soon he and Gran are looking out the window, waiting and waiting for the rest of the family to come to the feast. 

Finally, the cars arrive and they are here – uncles and aunties, cousins and friends, Mama and Daddy. Gran brings the food to a table filled to the brim! Buttery peas, chicken and yams, macaroni and cheese, potatoes and ham, biscuits, gravy, collard greens, pasta salad, rice and red beans and just as many desserts! Jay Jay sees there is plenty, plenty for everybody. Everybody joins in, and soon everybody is full, full of Grannie’s dinner. When it is time to go, Jay Jay hugs Grannie and she hugs him back. Full of hugs, they hug some more. 

This charming bedtime story is the first thing I thought of when I heard our Lenten theme for this year. Jay Jay walks into his grandma’s home – his second home – and is surrounded by an abundance of love. His needs are met - physical, emotional, and spiritual in the presence of his Gran. I see him bounding out of her house, ready to meet the week, with his heart filled to the brim. 

We know a God who came to Earth to dwell with us, transforming every place we go with God’s presence. Like Jay Jay and his family, may we journey together in the coming weeks full, full, full of love.  

Rev. Elizabeth Dick
OUR MEXICO MISSION is BACK!!!
Crews are being gathered for 3 trips to Mexico this summer:
 
Dates available:  
May 9-16  
July 25-Aug 1
Aug 1 - 8

(Bill Hooker and Julie DeMarco are already signed up!
See below for pictures of Bill in Xjupil last week)

Clean water cistern building is part of Balmoral’s active ministries in Xjupil, Mexico. Members of Balmoral travel to Mexico two to three times a year to build the cisterns. The mission of providing clean water for impoverished families in the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula is BPC’s largest and most far reaching ministry. Since 1996, this mission, which is aligned with The Outreach Foundation and PCUSA, has built in excess of 400 cisterns for truly needy families. 

CONTACT SCOTT DAWSON if you are interested!
scott.dawson1956@gmail.com
Bill Hooker spent his birthday last week in Xjupil, Mexico.
Eli Gurlen is so excited about his upcoming production, Sister Act Jr! 

For more information on purchasing “Sparkler shoutouts” or tickets to the show, visit: 
Ukrainian Refugees
‘Just want to go home’
Partnerships in the PC(USA) Employed during the early days of the Ukraine crisis

by Mike Ferguson | Presbyterian News Service
March 15, 2022
LOUISVILLE — Asked during Monday’s Between Two Pulpits broadcast to discuss the need that’s on the hearts and minds of people around the world — the care and safety of millions of Ukrainian refugees and displaced people — Susan Krehbiel said what we often forget is that those who have fled the fighting “just want to go home. In these early days of war, people want to stay as close to home as possible. Once you are separated, it can be really hard to be reunited.”

Krehbiel, associate for Refugees and Asylum with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, was the guest Monday of Special OfferingsDr. Bill McConnell and Lauren Rogers.

“It is a crisis situation. People are running for their lives, and there is damage all across the country,” Krehbiel said. Even people not directly impacted by the violence have lost access to water, electricity, “all sorts of basic needs,” Krehbiel said. PDA is working alongside partners in the region, including Lutheran World FederationHungarian Interchurch Aid and “a number of other organizations who know how to get this work done,” Krehbiel said.

“They know how to work in partnership with the locals so they can get the aid where it’s needed,” Krehbiel said. “We’re talking about a very large crisis, but it is in Europe. There’s food in Europe. There’s clothing available in Europe. We don’t need to ship those things from here. They can purchase them there and they have the expertise to know how to disseminate those goods to people in the region.”

In addition to giving, “we can pray for them and advocate for peace,” Krehbiel said. “Peace talks haven’t been successful yet, but we need to keep up hope, because as we said earlier, people eventually really want to go home — and that means peace.”

Krehbiel thanked Presbyterians who have faithfully supported the One Great Hour of Sharing Special Offering. “It gives us readiness to respond when a crisis comes up,” Krehbiel explained. “We often say the church may not be the first one in, but we are often the last one out. We know this will be a long-term response.”
Krehbiel also pointed to the informational webinar set for noon Eastern Time on March 23, “Lifting Up Ukraine: PC(USA)’s Humanitarian Response.” The webinar, which will be available here and here, is being put on by PDA, Presbyterian World Mission, the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations and the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program.

Asked about which of the Revised Common Lectionary passages for Sunday preachers might turn to, Krehbiel at first said, “uh-oh,” owing to their difficulty. “Maybe this should be one of the weeks we should talk about the 90 texts that talk about welcoming the stranger,” was her initial response, she said.

“Then I looked at the psalm (Psalm 63:1-8),” Krehbiel said. “What if I were in the midst of a crisis. How would I hear these words?” (“O God, you are my God, I seek you, my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.”) When we’re in difficult times, she told McConnell and Rogers, it’s important to remember the scriptures and the faith of our forebears. “What better prayer for someone to be praying in the midst of a crisis?” Krehbiel asked.

That reminded her of a friend, a former refugee from South Sudan. When war came to their village, the women gathered at church, where they could hear the sounds of the fighters drawing near. “The women started singing,” Krehbiel said, “and they kept on singing until they couldn’t hear the fighters anymore. I just think about what that would be like.”

The other Old Testament text for Sunday comes from Isaiah 55:1-9, which speaks to people who have been thrust into any large crisis: “Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! … See, you shall call nations that you do not know, and nations that do not know you shall run to you …”
The author “was not thinking of Ukrainian refugees when those words were written,” Krehbiel said. “This is imagery, but this is what came to me as I thought about” Sunday’s scriptures.
Then there’s Luke’s account of Jesus’ parable about the barren fig tree.

“We’ve all gone through these periods. We wonder: Are we doing this work in vain?” Krehbiel said. “What came to my memory is how much waiting is part of a refugee’s life.” The refugee waits for aid, and “once you’ve fled, you’re waiting for the opportunity to go home.”

Until Ukraine, Europe’s most recent large emergency was in the former Yugoslavia during the mid-1990s. Krehbiel met some survivors of the Srebrenica massacre, including a woman who’d been living in a refugee camp for three years. During the first two years, she’d decided not to plant tomatoes there because “she had such hopes of returning that she didn’t believe she’d be there long enough to see the fruit,” Krehbiel said. “Finally, she decided to plant the tomatoes because she would be there long enough to harvest them.”

“That’s so beautiful,” Rogers told Krehbiel, adding that parable of the fig tree “is the perfect passage not just for the refugee crisis but for so much of what PDA does … It’s going to take a while for people and ecosystems to recover. There’s a lot of patience in your work.”
“So often, we talk about rescue and aid efforts as if we are the people of faith coming with all these gifts,” Krehbiel said. “My experience has been it’s the refugees I meet and the people I meet in this work who help me see the strength of faith. I am always in awe when I witness that.”

In fact, she said when asked about her hope for the future of the Church, it’s that “we really do live into seeing Christ in everyone we encounter, that we offer assistance and service always with humility to others, because really, they know their needs. We don’t have to go in and tell them that we can have the faith of that psalmist. Even when we can’t see the way forward — when we don’t even know there is a way — we can believe that God will provide a way.”

McConnell closed with prayer, lifting before God “our siblings who are in harm’s way and are fleeing for their lives … and for those who will be serving them as they cross into new places, into situations they have never experienced before. Give them safety and give them strength. Uphold them by your Spirit. Thank you for the opportunity to partner with those who serve them, that we may be your hands and feet, and that in each of them we may see you.”
PICTURE: People fleeing Ukraine enter Poland at the Medyka border crossing. (Photo by UNHCR/ Chris Melzer)
April 17, 2022
One Great Hour of Sharing
Support our Ukranian siblings
Europe is facing its largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. The United Nations estimates up to 18 million people, both internally displaced and refugees, will eventually be impacted.

Refugees, mostly women, children, people with disabilities and the elderly, had to leave their homes and spend days traveling to neighboring countries for safety, with almost nothing with them.

Your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing allow for an immediate response from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) when emergencies first occur, often responding to crises that never make it into the news. 
Lenten Preaching Series
at Calvary Episcopal
12:05–12:40 P.M.
WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS, AND FRIDAYS
at Calvary, 102 N 2nd Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

Calvary Episcopal Church celebrates its 99th annual Lenten Preaching Series and Waffle Shop. All are invited to attend
in-person to hear this year’s 16 dynamic speakers. All of this year’s preaching series also will be live-streamed at 12:05 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday on

SPEAKERS for this week and next week:
Thursday, March 17
The Rev. Rosalyn Nichols
Organizing Pastor of Freedom’s Chapel Christian Church and Interfaith Officer at MIFA Memphis

Dr. Nichols, a native of Memphis, TN, is the organizing pastor of Freedom’s Chapel Christian Church (DOC). Following the death of a childhood friend, Dr. Nichols created A More Excellent Way, Inc., an organization with a mission to help individuals from all walks of life to enter into, engage in, and maintain spiritually healthy relationships while eliminating relationship violence. She is a founding member of MICAH (Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope) and serves as Inter-Faith Officer for MIFA (Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association). She has been a visiting professor in Gweru, Zimbabwe, a church planter throughout China, and a Holy Land pilgrim. Dr. Nichols’s deepest passions are transformational teaching and working with others to seek justice, love, and mercy.
Friday, March 18
The Rev. Joshua Narcisse
Director of Spiritual Care, Church Health, Memphis

The Rev. Joshua Narcisse is a proud native of Queens, NY, who now calls Memphis home. He is a minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and a co-host of “The Mystic,” a monthly discussion forum on spirituality, faith, and meaning hosted at Crosstown Concourse. He currently serves as director of spiritual care at Church Health, a faith-based healthcare organization caring for the uninsured and underserved in Memphis. There he offers pastoral and spiritual support to staff and patients and coordinates interreligious programming. He is interested in the intersection of the Black church and Mysticism traditions; he is a fan of Howard Thurman, Barbara Holmes, and Richard Rohr. Narcisse is motivated by the possibilities within life-giving and God-honoring human relationships and our broader connectedness to all creation.
Wednesday, March 23
The Rev. Rufus Smith
Senior Pastor of Hope Church, Memphis

The Rev. Rufus Smith IV is the senior pastor of Hope Church (EPC) in Memphis. He joined Hope’s staff in September 2010 and became senior pastor in 2013. Under Smith’s leadership, Hope has transitioned from a predominantly Caucasian church to a multi-ethnic, multi-generational congregation. In 2016, he founded the Memphis Christian Pastor’s Network (MCPN), an ethnically and denominationally diverse clergy-only network that builds trust and broadens impact via candid conversation and collaboration. The MCPN works to reduce economic disparity in Memphis. Smith was born in Houston, TX and for 12 years served as the senior pastor of The City of Refuge (COR) Presbyterian Church. He founded The FORGE for Families (FFF), a CDC that empowers underserved neighbors in the greater 3rd Ward community in Houston. In addition, he was for three years the lead chaplain for the NBA Houston Rockets. Crazy about baseball, reading, and walking, his real claim to fame is his wife of 36 years, Jacqueline, and their three children: Ruth Abigail, Rufus V, and Rhoda Anna.
Wednesday, March 23 6:15pm and Thursday, March 24 Noon
Rabbi Katie Bauman
Senior Rabbi, Touro Synagogue, New Orleans

Rabbi Katie Bauman serves as the senior rabbi of Touro Synagogue in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bauman was blessed to spend the first ten years of her rabbinate at Temple Israel in Memphis, Tennessee, where she focused on worship renewal, youth and adult education, young adult engagement, and counseling and pastoral care as an assistant and then associate rabbi. Along with her Temple Israel work, Rabbi Bauman was the founding chairperson of MICAH, Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope, and was a passionate advocate for social justice as described by the Hebrew prophets. Bauman’s sense of purpose as a rabbi is derived from the experiences of revelation she has encountered through relationships across lines of difference. She believes that our capacity to bring healing and wholeness to the world is predicated on our ability to trust and love each other. Her work inside the synagogue and beyond is inspired by and devoted to bringing people into authentic and even courageous relationships with one another, believing that holiness springs from that place.
Friday, March 25
The Rev. Lisa Anderson
Executive Director, Room in the Inn, Memphis

God's evolving call in the Rev. Lisa Anderson’s life has led her from pediatric chaplaincy and parish ministry to caring for those experiencing homelessness. As founding director of Room in the Inn-Memphis and pastor of Colonial Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Anderson lives each day in an atmosphere of holy hospitality. She experiences being welcomed into the lives of people who are living unsheltered as a sacred gift. Through the Room in the Inn, Anderson oversees an ecumenical network of congregations who welcome strangers and experience the incredible joy this service brings to each community of faith. As places of worship in Memphis open their doors in reaction to God's call to justice, love flows in all directions.
Wednesday, March 30
Dr. Ellen F. Davis
Theologian and Old Testament Scholar, Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC

Dr. Ellen Davis spends most of her waking hours writing and teaching (or getting ready to write and teach) about the Bible in ways that may illuminate the difficulties and beauties of being human. Those difficulties may be personal (getting along with our neighbors), spiritual (getting along with God), or public and global (climate change, interfaith relations). Her latest book, Opening Israel’s Scriptures, was published in 2019. She is currently collaborating with professional dancers, musicians, and painter Makoto Fujimura on interpreting the Psalms through the arts.
NOTE: At this time, the Calvary website indicates the following COVID procedures:
Masks and physical distancing are required for all people over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status, in public worship services, outreach ministries, education offerings, and gatherings at Calvary.
FUTURE WEEK SPEAKERS:
The Rev. Dan Matthews Former rector of the Church of Trinity Wall Street, New York
Thursday, March 31

The Rev. Dr. Kathryn Kimmel Senior pastor, First Baptist Church, Memphis
Friday, April 1

Rabbi Micah Greenstein and The Rev. Sam Teitel
Senior Rabbi at Temple Israel and Minister at Church of the River, Memphis
Wednesday, April 6 ~ Noon and 6:15 p.m.

Mr. Geoff Calkins Columnist, The Daily Memphian
Thursday, April 7

Mr. Justin Pearson
Community activist and co-founder, Memphis Community Against the Pipeline
Friday, April 8

For more information about the Lenten Series, visit their website at
Calvary's
Waffle Shop
MARCH 3-APRIL 8, 2022
WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS, AND FRIDAYS 
11 a.m.-1:30- p.m.

It’s been 93 years since plates were piled up with waffles, chicken hash, and fish pudding at Calvary’s first Waffle Shop in Lent of 1928. For all that’s changed in our world since then, Memphians still stream to Calvary each year for these three dishes, as well as more “recent” additions such as shrimp mousse, tomato aspic, and Tennessee bourbon pie. Why some of these might not have been on the menu even as long as you’ve been alive! But Waffle Shop has become the ultimate annual comfort food for many, so we are pleased to let you know that it will be up and running again in 2022!
Dining will be offered in-person in the Mural Room on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups of 10+ can make reservations in advance by calling 901-525-6602. To-Go meals will be offered.

For more information and menus, go to their website at https://calvarymemphis.org/learn/lenten-preaching-series/waffle-shop/
BIRTHDAYS
Robin Van Nortwick (20), John Gilmer (27)
 
Every Monday
2:00pm Writer's Group CLASSROOM A and/or on Zoom

EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY
12:30pm CHAIR YOGA in CLASSROOM B

1st Wednesday of the Month
BIBLE STUDY 10:30am in Classroom A

1st & 3rd Thursday of the Month
Ellis Small Group 10:15 am

2nd Tuesday of the Month
1:30pm BOOK CLUB in Classroom A

2nd Thursday Evening of the Month
7:00 pm Trouble I've Seen Small Group
in Classroom A

1st & 3rd Thursday of the Month
COLONIAL PARK FOOD DRIVE
Sunday, March 20, 2022
8:30 AM Circle of Faith Worship in the Fellowship Hall
9:30 AM SUNDAY STUDIES: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
  • Bible Study meets in Classroom A
  • "His Truth is Marching On" meets in the Fellowship area
11:00 AM BPC Worship in the Sanctuary
& on LiveStream

Sunday, March 27, 2022
8:30 AM Circle of Faith Worship in the Fellowship Hall
9:30 AM SUNDAY STUDIES: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
  • Bible Study meets in Classroom A
  • "His Truth is Marching On" meets in the Fellowship area
11:00 AM BPC Worship in the Sanctuary
& on LiveStream

TUESDAY, MARCH 29 
5 30pm OUTREACH meeting at BPC (room TBD)

Sunday, April 3, 2022
8:30 AM Circle of Faith Worship in the Fellowship Hall
9:30 AM SUNDAY STUDIES: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
  • Bible Study meets in Classroom A
  • "His Truth is Marching On" meets in the Fellowship area
11:00 AM BPC Worship in the Sanctuary
& on LiveStream




COMING in APRIL ...
PW BIBLE STUDY April 6

PALM SUNDAY April 10

BOOK CLUB April 12
  • April's book is Rules of Civility by Amor Towles

MAUNDY THURSDAY COMMUNION SERVICE April 14

EASTER April 17
BPC PHOTOS
Hudson DeLoach visits R.J. Powell for a story
and an exploration of R.J.'s home
COLONIAL PARK FOOD DRIVE
IF ANYONE IS CALLED TO SERVE....
We work every 1st and 3rd Thursday. 
Colonial Park UMC
5330 Park Ave
CONTACT SCOTT DAWSON for more INFORMATION

CLOTHES DRIVE
for
JOHNSON AUXILIARY
Men’s Clothing:
  • Men’s Casual Shoes (athletic-type shoes) /Slippers (with backs) (All sizes needed)
  • Men’s Jackets and Hoodies (all sizes) & gloves
  • Men’s Casual Pants—Waist Sizes (All sizes needed, but particularly need sizes 30-36 waist and sizes 44 and up waist)
  • Men’s Casual Pants—Sweatpants (All sizes)
  • Men’s Casual Shirts—long sleeve (All sizes needed, but particularly need sizes XL and up particularly big and tall sizes); button down the front and pullover
  • Men’s underwear and socks (Must be new)—(All sizes)

Women’s Clothing:
  • Women’s sweatpants—all sizes needed
  • Women’s underwear and socks (must be new); all sizes needed
  • Women’s hoodies/casual outerwear (all sizes needed, particularly plus sizes); gloves
  • Women’s casual shoes (athletic-type) /slippers (with backs)—Sizes 9 and up

Other Clothing Related Needs:
  • Umbrellas
  • Rainwear such as ponchos (unisex, preferred)

If items have been previously worn, they must be clean, odor-free, stain-free and not in need of repair.
Your contributions really help and are greatly appreciated! 
(Place items near the Food Cart in the narthex hallway.)
VOLUNTEERS are also needed!
Contact Beverley Hooker for more information!

CONTACT INFORMATION
Pastoral Care is supplied by Pastoral Care Intern Rev. Elizabeth Dick 314.330.0506
       or email elizabethdick2@gmail.com
and our Transitional Pastor
Rev. Mary Newberg Gale 913.481.7427
       or email mngale@balmoralpc.com
    
Session members are your primary contact for ongoing communication. Here's the current contact list:
Lori Blackwelder .... (901) 262-8282 ............... LORIEB1165@yahoo.com
Leiza Collins ........... (901) 246-5031 ..................... leiza1016@gmail.com 
Becky DeLoach ...... (901) 489-3369 ............. BeckyMD2905@gmail.com
Barry Dotson .......... (901) 277-1596 ............... barry.dotson@yahoo.com
Janice Hill ............... (901) 826-9747 ................... janicehill81@gmail.com
Beverly Hooker.........(901) 496-1241 ......................... bev.h@earthlink.net
Ted Pearson home: (901) 754-9796 ...................  pearsonteda@aol.com 
...........................cell: (901) 486-6117
Erich Shultz .............(901) 268-4951 ...................emshultz@bellsouth.net
John Van Nortwick (901) 605-2907 ............ jvnortwick@cornerstone-
systems.com

(NOTE: Many of these Session members work during the day, so you may want to text them or email them.)

Keep in mind that ANY Balmoral member who is healthy will most likely be happy to help you in case of need as well!

To contact other members, the most-current contact information is available by requesting a copy of the BPC PHONE DIRECTORY from Kathy Singleton by email ksingle2@bellsouth.net or by phone or text to (901) 734-7193. 
NEW POLICIES for WORSHIP & BUILDING USE
effective March 6, 2022
Now that the latest surge has passed, Balmoral is REMOVING many of the restrictions:
 
  • Wearing a mask in the church building is optional.
  • Social distancing is still encouraged.
  • Individuals exhibiting symptoms of illness are asked to not enter the building.
  • Unvaccinated individuals are asked to wear a mask, including members of community organizations that use the building.
  • Should a surge in Covid-19 infections prompt the Shelby County Health Department to recommend indoor mask-wearing and social distancing, the task force will convene to decide how to react.
  • Members who test positive for Covid-19 are asked to notify Rev. Elizabeth Dick, who will notify the congregation so members can decide how to respond.
  • To keep the SEED children as safe as possible, the procedures controlling the old end of the building will remain unchanged, except when there is a need for someone to pass through the SEED area.
  • Individuals may bring only water into the sanctuary; food and drink is permitted elsewhere.
  • Passing plates to collect the offering is permitted.
  • The SEED children and staff are allowed to use the new hallway to access the playground and the main bathrooms.
  • The drinking fountains are no longer off limits.
  • The kitchen is no longer off limits.
  • Collections for the Food Cart may resume.
NOTE: Since the church office is NOT currently manned and the outside doors remain locked, those needing access to the church office will need a key or be with someone who has a key. Please continue to stay vigilant about keeping the SEED children safe by avoiding going into their area. Thank you!
Small Group Meetings in Classrooms A & B must be scheduled with Barry Dotson, barry.dotson@yahoo.com or signed text/cell: 901. 277.1596
THIS ISN'T ENTIRELY OVER YET, HOWEVER!
PLEASE, FOR THE SAFETY OF YOURSELF and ALL THOSE YOU LOVE AND CARE FOR:
Anyone who is experiencing symptoms of illness (EG: sinus infection; flu like symptoms; sore throat; fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea) should consider contacting your Healthcare Provider and let them know you may have been exposed to a breakthrough case of COVID-19 to a fully vaccinated person.
PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE CHURCH
IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS

Thank you for continuing to observe the ever-changing policies as we navigate the pandemic together.
To contact the Chair of the BPC COVID-19 Task Force:
Scott Hill - signed text: 901.277.9794
email: sphill1946@gmail.com (NOTE his new email!)
IF YOU ARE EXPOSED TO OR HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH COVID    
Contact: The Reverend Elizabeth Dick 314.330.0506 or elizabethdick2@gmail.com
Let Elizabeth know when you were last in church; Give permission for notification to the congregation; Get Tested, if you have not already been; Contact any person or persons you have been with and follow with your doctor's advice.
  • Newsletter Articles & Photos should be emailed to Kathy Singleton at ksingle2@bellsouth.net no later than Monday at noon for the week you want the article in the news.
  • Bulletin Information should be emailed to Rev. Mary Gale, with a copy to Kathy Singleton, no later than Monday noon the week before the Sunday you want the information to appear.
  • Prayer Concerns should be submitted via email to Rev. Mary Gale (mngale@balmoralpc.com) and/or Rev. Elizabeth Dick (elizabethdick2@gmail.com) with a copy to Kathy Singleton at ksingle2@bellsouth.net.
MARCH 2022
online church calendar
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