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…
Explorers Bible Study On Wednesdays, from 9:30-10:30 AM. We will be starting a new series beginning on December 2. Anyone with an interest is invited to join the group as we begin "Jesus and His Jewish Influences," presented by Dr. Jodi Magness. This study will look at "the roots of Jesus’ actions and teachings within the traditions of early Judaism." Approaching the topic "from a historical, rather than scriptural, perspective; one rooted in ancient texts and archaeological discoveries." If you are interested in attending, please contact Pastor Doug for an invitation to the Zoom space.
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 Waiting for the Light (A study for Advent), by William Delia. Contact Pastor Holly for the Zoom link.
The Early Birds All are welcome to join a 4-week online study of the book, "Almost Christmas." The study meets on Zoom, at 9:30 AM Fridays, December 4, 11, 18, and possibly January 8. Zoom link and instructions are available from Pastor Holly.