Projection Fund

We need to replace our projector in the auditorium.  The Board voted this past week to replace the projector and the computer that runs the projection equipment when we have funds available.  Estimates that we have received to accomplish this are around $10,000.  We have on hand $3,500.  If you wish to help with this expense, please designate your gift for the Projection Fund.  Thank you.

~ Kurt

Independence Day

We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year.  We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.

God’s Beauty and Creativity

When viewing our landscape, we see God’s creativity in the astonishing diversity of nature.  This week at Bell Ridge we observed turkeys sprinting across the bean field, bald eagles flying from tree to tree and a fawn waiting patiently for the return of its mother.  

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Don!  Your church family and friends wish you many blessings on your special day.  We’ll celebrate with a pie made with Hindsboro strawberries.  

Worship Services

To our Bell Ridge Families,

I pray that this letter finds all of you doing well. We have missed you and we have missed having you in worship. The Leadership believes that the time has come to meet together again for worship. So this Sunday, June 7th we will be having worship at 8:15 (Traditional) and 10:30 (Contemporary). We know that there are those that may have some concerns about this so we have tried to address some issues that are listed below. We want you to know that if these actions do not eliminate your concerns, do not feel obligated to come. You will be missed but we want you to feel safe so that you can focus on worshipping God. We also ask that you be considerate of others. If you know that you have been ill or around someone who is ill, please stay away for the safety of others. Here is a list of topics so that you know what to expect when you come;

Respect others’ wishes to wear or not wear a mask and to practice social distancing.

We would ask that families sit together. There will be no nursery and children are to sit with their parents. To start with every other pew will be closed off so that people will not sit right behind or in front of each other.

There will be singing. Offering plates will be in the foyer and you can drop your gifts in as you arrive or leave. Communion will be in pre-packaged units that you will pick up as you enter. We will partake together after the Elder’s meditation.

Hand sanitizer, gloves, masks, and bottled water will be available in the foyer.

We will continue to record the service utilizing video and audio for those who choose to participate, just not in our church building. We will also continue drive thru communion from 9:45-10:15 for those who wish to take communion but not come in.

Sunday School classes and Sunday night services will not be held at this time.

We hope that you will come and worship with us. If you have any concerns, please let the Elders know what you are concerned about. If we are fortunate to have the problem of too many people we will consider adding another service. If you have any questions please contact the Church office and we will try to answer them for you.

God bless and we hope to see you Sunday!

~ Kurt

Week of Prayer

A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in the Week of Prayer!  Our prayer is that it was uplifting to you and your family, and that God has been glorified in these hours of prayer.  I hope to do something similar next spring, so please let me know if that’s something you would like!  Psalm 126:3 – The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.

~ Camille

BRCC Announcements

I hope and pray that this post finds everyone doing well and that you sense God’s presence in your daily life.  Just want to share a couple of announcements.  One, Vanessa Janis is starting a zoom session for young women.  You can contact her for when they are “zooming” and to get the code to join in.  Second, May 7th is the National Day of Prayer.  Because we can not meet together to pray, the Paris Ministerial Fellowship is asking each Church to pray for our nation during one hour of that day.  Bell Ridge has been asked to pray during the 4-5 hour of the afternoon.  I hope that you will join me in that time to pray for our nation.  There are many things to pray about, but the most important would be for our nation to turn back to God one person at a time.  Ask God to change the heart of one person.

~ Kurt

YouTube, Facebook and SoundCloud

We have expanded the technology options for you to listen to Kurt and Don’s sermons and devotionals.  YouTube, Facebook and SoundCloud are available if you want “see” or just “listen” to their sermon recordings.  The hyperlinks for all three options are provided by accessing Media then Sermons on this website. 

Communion Services

Many are asking about our “drive thru” communion service.  We will continue to serve communion on Sunday mornings starting at 9:30 AM until we are allowed to return to our regular Sunday morning worship.  God bless each and everyone of you; may He protect you and keep you healthy.

~ Kurt