August 8th, 2018

If you have a longer-term memory of BPC picnics in summers past, or if you would enjoy an outdoor gathering with your church family, we have the event for you!  On Sunday, August 26, at 4:30 pm, we are holding our End of Summer Shindig!  We will gather at Nancy and Rick Furr’s house on Southgate Drive (between the Huckleberry Trail bridge and campus).  They have a great flat backyard perfect for lawn chairs and lawn games.  So bring your chairs or blankets and gather for an evening outdoors with good food, good friends of all ages, and fun times!

At 4:30, those of us who wish will meet at the Furrs’ house and head over into the nearby Stadium Woods for a nature walk with Jeff Kirwan, who is a retired VT forestry professor who was one of the surveyors of the trees there several years ago, helping to discover that they were a few hundred years older than was thought.  Jeff is also experienced in and committed to leading young children in learning about big trees and how to appreciate and care for them.  Join Jeff to learn about an old-growth forest ecosystem.

After the walk (around 5:30), we will gather for picnic food and games on the lawn.  In the interest of conservation and sustainability, we are encouraging everyone to bring their own reusable dinnerware, including spoons and extra cups for ice cream.  (We will have some extra supplies for those who forget.) We will have some lawn games set up, but if you have a favorite, please bring it along!

This event is jointly sponsored by the Fellowship Ministry and the Creation Care Team.

Scripture Readings:
2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33
Psalm 130
Ephesians 4:25-5:2
John 6:35, 41-51