January 2015 Beacon

Read Doug’s lead article:Looking Backward and Forward

Worship in January

  • Contemporary, 8:00 and 9:30 a.m.
  • Traditional, 11:00 a.m.

January 4 “Hate Evil, Love Good, Establish Justice” Amos 5:14-15, 21-24

January 11 “The Sin of Standing Aside” Obadiah 1:10-15

January 18 “What Would He Say Today?” Habakkuk 2:1-4, 2:18-3:2 

January 25 “Surprised By God” John 4:27

Upcoming Events

  • January 1 Happy New Year!! – Office Closed
  • January 10 White Elephant Gift Swap
  • January 19 Martin Luther King Day—Office Closed
  • January 19 Beacon Deadline
  • January 27 Annual Dinner and Meeting
  • January 29 Small Group Leader Support Meetings

Campaign Exceeds Goal

Picture1The “Preserving our Past … Building our Future” fund-raising campaign has exceeded its goal!

$466,500 has been pledged against a goal of $455,000 for a sensational result of 102.5%.  Plus $299,000 or 64% of those pledges have already been paid in full.

Thanks to all who pledged and contributed the Church was able to do the restoration work and will be able to implement the Bill Easum strategy recommendations while maintaining BBC’s strong financial integrity.

Winter Quarter Adult Education Classes

Beginning January 4th! Read all the details online, on the Adult Discipleship page.


(Just Us Ladies Interested in Eating Together)

Happy New Year!! The first get together of JULIETs in 2015 will be Monday, January 5 at 9:00 a.m. at Hearth & Kettle in Orleans. Come join us for breakfast.

We can confess how many resolutions have already been broken… maybe not.

Help Wanted!!

We are in need of several people to serve in the nursery area in the coming year.

We have openings on Sunday mornings at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

We are also looking for 2 paid ($25/day) nursery people for Thursday mornings during Mom2Mom 9:15-11:30.

If you an interest in helping with any of these needs, please email Jeni Byrne at jenib423@gmail.com or contact Pastor Barbara Burrill. Thank you!!

New Class for Student and Parent Ministry – LIVE Apologetics

Sunday nights, 6:00 – 8:00, starting January 11

In a pluralistic culture filled with numerous voices and worldviews, how can we help our students more clearly understand, explain, and defend their Christian faith? The 17 lessons in LIVE Apologetics will equip teenagers to do just that!

  • Lessons focus on several major themes:
  • An Overview of Apologetics
  • Understanding Who Jesus Christ Is
  • Responding to Naturalist Worldviews
  • Responding to Other Worldviews and Religions
  • Explaining Your Faith to Others

LIVE Apologetics will equip and encourage your students to clearly and effectively explain why they believe what they believe. And they’ll be prepared to respond to some of the worldviews they encounter, including atheism, agnosticism, Buddhism, and Islam.

Faith Neighborhood Kitchen  Picture24

(formerly Calvary Meals/Nutrition Mission)

We are committed for Jan. 12. Volunteers are needed to help prepare the meal at BBC, transport and serve in Hyannis, plus cookie bakers. Contact Linda Viprino, 508-246-8860 or lindervip2@aol.com.

Thank You!

A warm thank you to all who helped complete the Overland White Cross quota of Women’s Fellowship for the refugee center in Lexington, MA.

It was joyously and gratefully received by the pastor in time for their Christmas Party; and that was       because Pastor Patti made it so. Thank you one and all!!

Elizabeth Covell, Chairman

Women’s Book Discussion Group

January 22, 1:00 p.m. at BBC.

We will discuss “The Rosie Project,” by Graeme Simsion.

All women are welcome!

Deacon Caring Ministry News

The Deacons and Caring Ministry Team are very grateful for ministry Patti Ricotta served as Minister of Visitation. Patti’s love for people is evident to all and her ability to engage everyone is a true gift from God. She was able to bring the presence of God into every home she visited. And we are thankful to her.

Picture25Many folks have asked what we will do when Patti ends her ministry as a pastor here at BBC so she can devote more time to her passion and work in Africa.

One of our Deacons, Judy Turpin, has recruited some people who will do lay visitation with our folks who are homebound or recovering from surgery, illness or other situations where a caring visitor would be welcomed.

We will have an Information Meeting on January 24, 2015 from 10:00-12:00.

If you would be interested in sharing some of your time as a friendly visitor, please contact Deacon Judy Turpin (508) 255-7303.

Thank you very much.

Pastor Mary Scheer

Finding Your Niche

Picture24 week class – starting Thursday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m.

God has uniquely made everyone to serve inside or outside of the church.  This four week process is to help Christians understand who God has uniquely made them to be and guide them to a place of meaningful service.

The class will help you identify the three elements of your unique Servant Profile:

  • Spiritual Gifts (“what” you’re equipped to do to serve competently)
  • Personal Style (“how” you can best serve to authentically)
  • Ministry Passion (“where” you’re motivated to serve enthusiastically)

You will also have a better understanding for God’s design for the church and your role with it. Pastor Doug and Pastor David will be teaching this class.  If you have any questions, please contact David Pranga at dpranga@brewsterbaptistchurch.org or stop by the office.  Hope to see you here.

White Elephant Yankee Gift Swap and Potluck Supper

Picture3January 10, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

How about that set of Leprechaun bookends from Aunt Shannon still in the box or that 5,000 piece puzzle or that once loved Knick knack souvenir you are tired of dusting?

Here is your chance to “re-gift” that old, useless domestic clutter.

Hey, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure!

Bring a WRAPPED, used or unwanted gift for each person in your family…please Do Not buy a gift. Also, bring a dish (main, salad or dessert) to share.

This is a fun time for all ages! Hope you can come! Questions? Contact Jenny Hilbig at mjmcc1119@comcast.net or 774-722-0939.

Annual Meeting

January 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Dinner at 5:30 p.m.

Annual Reports are due to the office by January 5. Email them to Sharon@brewsterbaptistchurch.org

Thank You!

To everyone who made this a special Christmas season here at BBC!

Music 101: Guitar & Vocal Lessons

Picture21BBC Student Ministries is offering FREE beginner guitar and vocal lessons.

Are you interested in learning how to play the guitar or improve your singing?

These beginner sessions run for 6 weeks beginning January 11.

1 hour group lesson Sunday evenings from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Programs are open to students in grades 6-10!

Guitar 101

Lessons are led by Mitch Summey and David Condon!

Students must provide their own acoustic guitar!

Vocals 101

Lessons are led by Nancy Sveden and Shauna Condon!

Space is limited for both sessions and signup is required.

Contact Sharon Kautz Sharon@brewsterbaptistchurch.org and reserve your space today!

Deep Freeze at Berea

This year’s Deep Freeze theme at Berea is Upside Down:

  • Instead of King, Servant
  • Instead of First, Last
  • Instead of Taking what’s deserved, Giving it all away

The perspectives and priorities of the world turned Upside Down.

February 6-8, 2015

Sign up online: https://brewsterbaptistchurch.org/schedule-for-students/

Florida Citrus Available at BBC

The Chatham Chorale will be distributing Florida oranges and grapefruit January, February and March from the BBC garage-rear of church.

Oranges–$23/box 25-30 count

Grapefruit–$23/box 15-20 count

Pick up dates :

  • January 10
  • February 7
  • March 7

Call 508-896-0226 to order or for information. Half and split boxes are available.

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