January 9, 2019

The history of Presbyterian Women dates back more than 200 years ago and one of the ways that Presbyterian Women are active at BPC is within something that we call Circles.  Circles are groups of women encouraging each other in their faith, growing through prayer and Bible study together, and working together in service.  At BPC we have several Circles: Lydia, Hildegard, and Faith meeting once a month. If you are a woman that made a New Years Resolution to grow in your faith this year, then joining a Circle might be a wonderful way to start.  Let me tell you a little bit about Faith Circle.  

When Jonathan and I started attending BPC in the Fall of 2005, I was a Flight Attendant for United Airlines commuting to Washington DC for my flights.  I was not very senior, so I flew a lot of weekends and couldn’t attend church regularly.  Sarah Woolsey reached out to me and asked if I was interested in joining the Youngish Women’s Bible Study that met during the week once a month.  This was a great fit for me and my first real connection to BPC. I am so thankful to Sarah for inviting me.  Faith Circle has traditionally either studied a book on faith or done a Bible study, as well as pray together and encourage each other in our faith.  

The Youngish Women’s Bible Study was asked by the Presbyterian Women to see if we would like to become a Circle and we changed the name to Faith Circle, taking the name from a book we has recently read- The Faith Club around 2010.  We are still a Youngish Women’s Circle with members in there 20s to 50s.  If you have been thinking about getting more involved, this is your personal invitation. Please join us tonight (Wednesday, January 9) at 7:30pm at the home of Linda Pospichal for dessert, drinks, and an exploration on children’s faith books- how is faith communicated to our children in literature? 

Can’t make it but would like to check out a Circle group? Be on the look out for February’s monthly meeting times and days for Lydia, Hildegard, and Faith.

Scripture Readings for January 13, 2018
Baptism of the Lord
Isaiah 43:1-7
Psalm 29
Acts 8:14-17
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22