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. Explorers started a new series that began on December 2 and will go until, roughly, late spring. 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. They are finishing up "Liturgy Of The Ordinary," by Tish Harrison Warren and will be starting a new study on May 20th, based on the book, "Everything Happens for a Reason,and Other Lies I've Loved," by Kate Bower. Contact the office if you would like a book, and Pastor Holly for the Zoom link.
The Early Birds The study meets on Zoom, at 9:30 AM Fridays. The next discussion starts on April 16th and will be a study on The Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles.The Zoom link and instructions will be available from Pastor Holly.