As we live into the current reality of being physically apart, we seek new ways to be together. BHUMC has an online meeting tool called: ZOOM. Zoom allows us to hear one another, and (if your phone or computer is camera-equipped) to see one another. Explorers, Seekers, Pub Explorations, Early Birds, staff and others are already meeting by Zoom. If you have questions about any of these studies/discussions, or would like to receive the Zoom link so you can participate, please call or email one of the pastors, or Cindy in the main office (518-399-5144).
Come and chat: Every Sunday at 11 AM, we will have an informal "Coffee Hour". One or both pastors will be present each time, and all are welcome to gather.
Also happening: This at-home time is a great opportunity to deepen our understanding of scripture, and of what it means to follow Jesus. Disciples are always learning…
Several individuals have expressed interest in discussion and dialogue on anti-racism in a faith context. The pastors have begun a small-group discussion on a faithful response to systemic racism. An “in-person” group will be held on Tuesday afternoons at 1pm, either “under the tent" or out by the Peace Pole. Since we are limited in seating capacity, please contact Pastor Holly if you would like to join (there will also be future opportunity to participate in discussion online). We are beginning with a book called Dialogues on Race, from SparkHouse, a Lutheran publisher. Please email Pastor Holly if you would like to participate.
Explorers Bible Study On Wednesdays, from 9:30-10:30 AM, Explorers is doing a study on Biblical Wisdom Literature. Each Explorers session includes a bit of fellowship, a video of an educational session led by a biblical scholar, and time to discuss what we hear in the video, what we may have learned, how it might apply in our lives or understanding of Scripture and/or Biblical context. Each Explorers session is a stand-alone unit, so feel free to attend whenever you can, but do not worry about missing other sessions.
Pub Explorations is also on Wednesdays, in the evening. Contact Pastor Doug for more information.
Seekers, the women's Bible/Book Study, meets on Thursdays from 9-10 AM, and is discussing the book Take This Bread, by Sara Miles. Contact Pastor Holly for the Zoom link.
The Early Birds are now watching and discussing a new video-based discussion, and welcomes new participants. We Zoom on Fridays at 9:30 AM. Contact Pastor Holly or the office for the Zoom link. Watch the video first: the segment from Living the Questions, on the theme Evil and Suffering, is online at: https://vimeo.com/398120400