BPC NEWS BRIEF
Wednesday,
March 23, 2022
mailing address:  Balmoral Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 17309, Memphis, TN 38187
NEWS THIS WEEK

  • WORSHIP and SUNDAY STUDIES for SUNDAY, MARCH 27

  • CONGREGATIONAL MEETING, SUNDAY, APRIL 3 after WORSHIP

  • SIGN UP to be a WORSHIP LITURGIST!

  • Memorial for Bill Jones to be LiveStreamed on Facebook, this Saturday, March 26, 1:00pm

  • NEWS from the SESSION

  • BIBLE STUDY: WED, April 6, 10:30am

  • BOOK CLUB: TUES, April 12, 1:30pm (Selection for May will have the author, Phyllis Blackstone, as the discussion leader!)

  • PC(USA) One Great Hour of Sharing

  • While supporting Ukraine, don’t forget other conflicts

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

  • BPC Photos
  • Worship Sunday March 20
  • CONGRATULATIONS to NATHAN VOSBURG

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


REMINDERS:
  • MEXICO MISSION TRIP 2022
  • PW Synod Gathering: Fueled to Serve
  • SISTER ACT, Jr. at NEW SPARK PERFORMING ARTS featuring ELI GURLEN Apr 7-9 (Tickets now on sale!)







BPC WORSHIP

Sunday, March 27, 2022


11:00am IN BPC's SANCTUARY

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
& Luke 15:1-3, 11-32
Sermon: Prodigal Grace
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
LITURGIST SIGNUPS
We have some open slots for Worship Liturgist volunteers. Use the button here to sign-up!
Choose the Sunday(s) you are available to serve. All materials you need will be sent to you for that week!

(Contact Rev. Mary Gale if you have questions or need help signing up.)
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 
CALLED
CONGREGATIONAL
MEETING
Sunday, April 3
after Worship
The Session has called a Congregational Meeting for the purpose of electing officers. The Nominating Committee will give their report and make a motion to nominate Linda Warren, Karen Pilkington, and Barry Dotson (for a second term) for the Session Class of 2025.
CELEBRATION of LIFE MEMORIAL
for Rev. G. William "Bill" Jones
to be LiveStreamed on Facebook
Saturday, March 26, 1:00pm Central time
At the March 20 Session Meeting:
  • Approval for Balmoral to participate in the Nacome Capital Campaign, Flow to the Future, with Frank Carney serving as Balmoral’s coordinator. 
  • Transfer of Membership for Bill Hardwick from Germantown United Methodist Church.
  • Approved to sponsor Bill Hardwick’s Candidacy for Ministry.
  • Approved to have a Maundy Thursday service ending in Tenebrae/Good Friday style on Thursday, April 14, at 6 p.m.
  • Elected officers for the Balmoral Corporation as follows:
Erich Shultz, Agent; Fran Shannon, President; Becky DeLoach, Secretary; Dick Vosburg, Treasurer; Authorized Signatories: Kay Dawson, Dick Vosburg, Kathy Singleton; Board of Directors: Session Classes of 2022, 2023, & 2024
BRING YOUR QUARTERS
to Church!




The goat sticks are coming back beginning Sunday, April 3!
BIBLE STUDY

Wednesday, April 6, 10:30am

Classroom A

Everyone is welcome, any time!
BOOK CLUB
Tuesday, April 12, 1:30pm
Classroom A
Rules of Civility
by Amor Towles

New York Times-bestselling “sharply stylish” book about a young woman in post-Depression era New York who suddenly finds herself thrust into high society.
With its sparkling depiction of New York’s social strata, its intricate imagery and themes, and its immensely appealing characters, Rules of Civility won the hearts of readers and critics alike.

The discussion will be led by Janice Hill

Coming in May:

Author Phyllis Blackstone will lead the discussion of her new book,

"My Storied Life"
Tuesday, May 10

Don't miss it!
April 17, 2022
One Great Hour of Sharing
For over 70 years, One Great Hour of Sharing has provided Presbyterians a way to share God’s love with our neighbors in need around the world.
In a world of disaster, hunger, and oppression,
millions of people lack access to sustainable food sources, clean water, sanitation, education, and opportunity.
The three programs supported by One Great Hour of Sharing - Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People - all work in different ways to serve individuals and communities in need. From initial disaster response to ongoing community development, their work fits together to provide people with safety, sustenance, and hope.
Building Connections to Last
What does July 16 mean to you? If you are part of the Navajo nation, or have connections near Church Rock, New Mexico, that date might stir a heartbreaking memory of a preventable disaster that continues to have disastrous impacts.
Over 40 years ago, the earthen dam of a nuclear waste disposal pond broke near Church Rock and dumped tons of solid, radioactive waste and 90 million gallons of acidic and radioactive liquids into the Rio Puerco. The resulting contamination of the land, air and ground water affected nine Navajo municipalities.
The toxic and cumulative effects of this human-caused disaster have impacted the Navajo people for generations — especially in the form of such chronic health problems as asthma as well as a higher incidence of miscarriages, birth defects, and liver and pancreatic cancer. Each year, hundreds of Diné families and their allies come together near the tragic anniversary to pray, to heal and to act, together.
The toxic and cumulative effects of this human-caused disaster have impacted the Navajo people for generations — especially in the form of such chronic health problems as asthma as well as a higher incidence of miscarriages, birth defects, and liver and pancreatic cancer. Each year, hundreds of Diné families and their allies come together near the tragic anniversary to pray, to heal and to act, together.
One Great Hour of Sharing connects us with these families through MASE, the Multicultural Alliance for a Safe Environment. MASE’s mission envisions respectful, peaceful communities cherishing a healthy environment.
Our gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing connect us with people finding their voice and accessing their God-given power, and is the single, largest way that Presbyterians come together to work for a better world by advancing the causes of justice, resilience and sustainability. During Lent, we celebrate that God connects with us through Jesus’ resurrection and connects us with those “who have the least” — that’s how Matthew 25 puts it — and that’s what One Great Hour of Sharing is all about.

Thank you for your generosity! For as we always say … when we all do a little, it adds up to a lot.
 
Let us pray:
Thank you, God for connecting us. Thank you for neighbors, each with needs and gifts to share, and for our church, the whole Church, together, and for Jesus Christ, Amen.

Balmoral will be collecting One Great Hour of Sharing gifts through Easter Sunday, April 17. Envelopes will be provided on the sanctuary table beginning April 3. Or you may put a check marked for OGHS in the offering plates.
While Supporting Ukraine,
Don’t Forget Other Conflicts
PC(USA) Washington office urges US to consistently call for respect of international law
by Rich Copley | Presbyterian News Service
LEXINGTON, Kentucky ­—
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness (OPW) says the United States and its allies are right in their resolve to hold the Russian government of Vladimir Putin accountable for violating international human rights and humanitarian law in its invasion of Ukraine.

“The international community has, for the most part, supported Ukrainian efforts to resist Russian military aggression; supported the steps to receive refugees and provide for their needs; imposed targeted sanctions against Russia, its commercial outlets, its banks, and its leaders; and implemented commercial and cultural boycotts of Russian products, as well as companies that operate in Russia,” an Action Alert from the Capitol Hill office says. “Many Russians have also courageously opposed this military action. And, the international community must avoid demonizing the Russian people, even as it strongly opposes the actions of the Russian government.”

The Office just wants the U.S. and its allies to do the same in other countries where international law has been violated.

“In some situations, in the Middle East, such aggression has been and continues to be abetted and not opposed,” says the alert, which asks people to contact the White House and their congressional representatives to urge them to be consistent in upholding international law and human rights.

Situations OPW cites are:
  • Yemen, cited by the World Food Program as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, where more than 16 million Yemenis are on the verge of starvation due to a war instigated by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and supported by the U.S. and Canada.
  • Syria, where an 11-year war supported by various outside powers has displaced more than half the country’s population, with 7 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries.
  • Palestine, where “Israel’s decades-long illegal acquisition, occupation, and annexation of Palestinian land have resulted in more than 5 million refugees whose rights remain disrespected or ignored,” the alert says, adding, “boycotts and sanctions to hold Israel accountable have been deemed illegitimate or even made illegal. Palestinian non-violent resistance, unlike that in Ukraine, has been ridiculed and delegitimized.

“Contact your elected officials and urge them to apply principles of international law and human rights consistently so that every person — especially victims of war, violence, and oppression —are treated with equal dignity and respect,” says the alert, which provides links and suggested text for contacting officials.

The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations and Office of Public Witness are Compassion, Peace & Justice ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency.
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: 
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 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.
Thursday, March 31
The Rev. Dan Matthews
Former rector of the Church of Trinity Wall Street, New York

The Rev. Dan Matthews is a consistent favorite at Calvary’s Lenten Preaching Series. His preaching is inspired by powerful and meaningful stories like the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son. In light of these stories, Matthews pushes us to recognize when genuine blessings come our way. He believes that these moments of being “kissed by God” are more than being in the right place at the right time. His spiritual discipline of holy love is modeled after his mother’s ability to love with abandon. Each time he receives communion he is reminded of the transformative power of that love.
Friday, April 1
The Rev. Dr. Kathryn Kimmel
Senior pastor, First Baptist Church, Memphis

The Rev. Dr. Kathryn (Kat) Kimmel grew up in North Carolina where she learned to love the mountains, county fairs, and livermush (no, you don't want to know what's in it!)—and it was there she was formed and loved into faith. She has served in chaplain and pastor roles during her years of ministry. Kimmel and her husband, Tom, moved to Memphis in 2021 when she was called as senior pastor at First Baptist Church. For Kimmel, ministry is about showing up and being present: listening, building trust, and journeying through this life together.
Wednesday, April 6
noon & 6:15pm
Rabbi Micah Greenstein and
The Rev. Sam Teitel
Senior Rabbi at Temple Israel and
Minister at Church of the River, Memphis

Rabbi Micah Greenstein and Rev. Sam Teitel have been buddies since 2017. They share a love of scripture, a belief in social justice motivated by faith, and an aversion to weak coffee. Micah is the senior rabbi at Temple Israel; Sam is the minister at The Church of the River. They are thrilled to be collaborating on this sermon together for LPS and hope to multiply the life of a sermon by the power of two!
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:

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
John Gilmer (27)

BIRTHDAYS for
Susie Knight (3); Doreen Lutey (20); Sean Orians (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 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 & Communion in the Sanctuary
& on LiveStream
CALLED CONGREGATIONAL MEETING following Worship

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
10 30am BIBLE STUDY meets in Classroom A

Sunday, April 10, 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 Palm Sunday Worship in the Sanctuary
& on LiveStream

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
1 30pm BOOK CLUB meets in Classroom A

Thursday, April 14, 2022
MAUNDY THURSDAY COMMUNION SERVICE
6:00pm in the sanctuary

Sunday, April 17, 2022
8:30 AM Circle of Faith Worship in the Fellowship Hall
(no Sunday Studies)
11:00 AM BPC Easter Sunday Worship in the Sanctuary
& on LiveStream

BPC PHOTOS
Worship from Sunday
March 20, 2022
Chiming the Hour
Liturgist Scott Hill with The Rev. Mary Newberg Gale
Musical Offering "You Do Not Walk Alone”
Nathan Vosburg (son of David and Kate, grandson of Dick and Shirley Vosburg) is presenting a poster at the American Chemical Society meeting on original research he did, was confirmed by one of David’s students and is to be published!
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
The calendar will take a few seconds to load and, once it opens, you will see the month that we are currently in. To see the next month's calendar, click on the arrow pointing down - it is just to the right of the name of the month. Once you click on that arrow, an icon will appear with all the months of the year listed. Click on the month that you want to see. To see a specific date, click on the number of the day you would like to see. The entire 2021-2022 calendar is available to you.