October 24th, 2018

At a called meeting last Sunday, the Session appointed an outstanding five-member Transition Team to guide BPC through next steps surrounding my retirement. They are Martha Dillard, Dave Hayes, Peggy Kincaid, Chris Lawrence, and Heather Polikoff.

The Transition Team’s first task will be to search for an interim pastor, a job that can begin right away. They have scheduled their first meeting, and will doubtless keep the congregation well-apprised of their activities and progress. Be on the lookout for communications, and perhaps a page on the church website where you can stay up to date with their activities. Meanwhile, if you or a family member knows of a skilled interim you’d like to recommend, please give the name to any member of the Team.  Most importantly be in prayer for each of them. Despite other commitments they have said “yes” to an important job at an important time in the life of BPC.

Peace, Catherine

Scripture Readings:
Job 42:1-6, 10-17
Psalm 34:1-8 (19-22)
Hebrews 7:23-28
Mark 10:46-52


During worship on All Saints Sunday, November 4th, we will read the names of BPC members and loved ones who have died in the past 12 months. To submit a name, please call the Church Office, 552-2504, or email Office Manager Sherry Ingham at sherry@blacksburgpres.org by Wednesday October 31st. Please provide help with pronunciation.