Annual PW Birthday Offering Luncheon: All
women of the church are invited to share in this important celebration on Thursday, May 11, at noon in Friendship Hall.
Call the office to make reservations by May 8th. We hope you will attend and bring
Book Club: Join us on Wednesday
evenings at 6:30 pm in the Witherspoon Room for our book discussion group. Our new book will be "A
Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson. This book is available on Amazon and at the library. Check with the office
about what weeks they willl meet.
Knitting Group: Our women's Knitting
Group meets weekly in either the Chapel or Witherspoon Room at 10:00 am to Noon on Tuesdays. Anyone
is welcome to join the group. They have been making little baby caps to donate to the hospital as a reminder about "shaken
First Sunday Fellowship Lunches: On the first Sunday of each month following the worship service there is
a lunch downstairs in Friendship Hall for members and guests. Please join us on those Sundays as we visit and enjoy
a meal together.
5th Sundays - Favorite Hymn Time: In months where
there are five Sundays, we will have a "Favorite Hymn Time" on that 5th Sunday to replace the instrumental prelude.
Just tell us what your favorite hymn is and we'll sing a verse or two.
Sunday School Classes:
Adult: The Present Word Class meets
in Friendship Hall. Charles McNeel and others share responsibility for leading this class.
Fellowship in the Witherspoon Room is also offered each Sunday during the Sunday school hour.
Please join friends for coffee, cookies, and good conversation.
Congratulations to Andrew & Tara Reed on the birth of their baby boy, Wyatt Scott Reed, born on april 22nd. His
grandparents are Roger & Karen Reed.
New Members: We
welcome new members Kim & Kevin Smith.
Beulah Gillenwater, (mother
of Lannie), died Apr. 16th
Elma Allen, (sister of
John Walker), died Mar. 11th
James Kemper, (cousin
of B.Gilmer & M.Bland), died 2/27
Jacquelyn Willis, (mother
of Bill Mullins), died Jan. 11th
Clara M. Brown, (Sister
of Nancy Estep), died Jan. 4th
Rev. Dr. William dePrater,
Mary Jo Ransom, (sister of Ray Richmond), died Dec.
Annette Swiger, died
Sonja Hrapchak, (sister
of J. Blankenship) died Dec. 6th
Constance Cooper, died Dec. 2nd
Marie Rodgers, (aunt of Patricia Lester) died Dec.
Mary Elizabeth Avis, (age
103) died Sept. 8th
Wilmot Jones, (husband
of Harriet), died Aug. 10th
Brenda Caperton, (wife
of Austin Caperton), died March 24th
Grace Sharpenbeerg, (mother
of Ann Bays), died Feb. 25th
John Yurick, (husband
of Barbara), age 62, died Feb. 5th
Fletcher Harris, (brother
of Jeff Harris) died Jan. 25th
David C. Klingensmith,
(brother of Walter), died Jan. 5th
Sarah Riley Cunningham,
died Dec. 27th
Betsy Kelly Mason, died
Presbyterian Women Circles
- PW Circle meetings are from September through May. The current Horizon Bible Study is "Who is Jesus? What
a Difference a Lens Makes" by Judy Yates Siker.
Circles: The women's Circle meets
each month from September through May for Bible Study and fellowship. Several years ago the
Morning Circle decided to join the Saturday Lunch Circle, so we now have just the one Circle group.
The Lunch Circle usually meets the 2nd Saturday
of each month at Noon ($5.00 donation) in Friendshp Hall followed by Bible Study. Since lunch is served, please
contact the church office if you plan to attend.
Ronald MacDonald Pop-Tab Collection: The young
people of the church have been collecting pop can tabs to help support a very worthwhile cause - Ronald MacDonald
Houses. You can read about this project by visiting the MacDonald website.
Kroger Gift Cards: The youth want to thank everyone who has purchased and is using the Kroger Card for
food and gas, which helps to raise money for their mission trips.
NEW > >Kroger
has changed their Kroger Cares Program to Kroger Community Rewards. Instead of using
the Kroger Gift Card you purchased through the church, you now use your Kroger Plus Card for this program. Beckley
Presbyterian Church has enrolled in this new program.
also enroll your Kroger Plus Cardin order
for BPC to receive funds.
It's very simple. Visit Kroger's secure website: www.kroger.com/communityrewardsto
enroll your individual Kroger Plus Card to BPC. In addition, once a household member enrolls the card, all linked Kroger Plus
Cards within the household will begin earning funds.
Your fuel point balance will not be affected by enrolling in the Kroger Community Rewards program. More information is available
in the church office.
We are looking for volunteers to help in the church office with large mailings and when the secretary
is away. Please contact Susan at 304-252-6289 if you are interested in helping out.
First Sunday Lunch
Volunteers: We need volunteers to set up tables and help in the kitchen before
and during the worship service and to help serve and clean up during and after lunch. There is a sign-up sheet in the
Cookies in the Parlor
and Greeters: We need people to sign up for both of these two things.
There is a sign-up sheet in the narthex.
We need more volunteers to help in the Nursery during Sunday school, Worship, and special times such as evening services.
If you can help, please contact Susan Sniadowski at 254-9612.
Bereavement Help: We are in need of volunteers willing to help with funerals and memorials at the church:
assist the families by providing coffee and water in the parlor, handing out programs, and notifying the kitchen staff
when meals are needed.
Sound System Volunteers:
Volunteers are needed to operate our sound system once a month and ocassionally at special events. Scott Worley is willing
to train anyone willing to learn. Call him at 253-2964.
Click to visit website.
A place for seniors to meet, learn,
and have fun.
And it's right at our own Beckley Presbyterian
Every Tuesday, 9:00 AM to Noon, September
Lunch ($3) is served in Friendship Hall at
Activities include: Blood Pressure, Line Dancing, Quilting,
Bible Study, Computer Instruction, Group Singing, and a Speaker once a month.
All seniors in the community are welcome
Cookbook Corrections: Corrections
for the cookbook we sold a while back, "Feeding the Flock," are as follows...
correction: page 41
- Bob's Baked Beef Stew - half the ingredients were somehow
left out of the printing. Please add the following to Bob's recipe: 1/2 tsp. pepper (or less), 5 T flour, 1 tsp.
sugar, 3 to 4 cups V-8 juice, and 3/4 cup burgundy or heavy dark wine.
correction: page 126 - Chocolate Eclair Cake - the Cool Whip
ingredient should read 1 containter (8-oz) Cool Whip.
correction: page 81 - Chicken Pot Pie in Puff Pastry -
add 1 can cream of chicken soup to ingredients.
*Staff Meetings - Every Tuesday 10:00 am
*AA Meetings - Meetings held in Ed. Bldg. - Mon.,
Wed., Thur. at Noon, and Tue., Fri. at 8:00 pm
For the complete calendar, which includes various committee
meetings, go to the Pipe Line page and open a .pdf file for a monthly Pipe Line.
Please pray for all our members and friends
who are going through difficult times, are unwell, or are experiencing surgery and recovery.
Pray also for those in the military
who are in Afganistan and other areas of conflict.
Opportunities to Serve
in the Mission of our Church
Below is a partial
list of ways that our members can help the church by volunteering their time and talents.
Back to School Project
The Carpenters Corner
Contact Person -
for Local Mission Offerings
Publicity Chairman -
for Special Offerings
Church Social Events
Sunday School Teacher, Substitute, or Assistant
Jr./Sr. High Youth Advisor
"Time with the Children" Volunteer
"Greeter" on Sunday Mornings
Church Library Worker
"Coffee & Cookies" in the Parlor
New Member Mentor
Jubliant Ringers Bell Choir
Church Publicity Assistant
Building & Grounds Maintenance
(cleaning, painting, decorating, carpentry,
masonry, landscaping, etc.)
In the Hospital? Read This!
A Federal Law prohibits the disclosure of patient information by hospitals. As
a result, the church office or pastor may not know the status of a church member.
If you are hospitalized
and would like for the pastor to be aware of your situation, please call the church. (If you do not wish us to announce
to the congregation that you are ill, please let us know that as well.)
Support Our Youth. . .
EFFORT - BIG REWARDS
The Youth of Beckley Presbyterian Church have
been implementing a Kroger Gift Card Fundraising Program which is a
just phenomenal. It is so very simple, yet so very prosperous.
Recently, Kroger changed their Kroger Cares Program to Kroger Community Rewards. Instead of using the Kroger Gift Card you purchased through
the church, you now use your Kroger Plus Card for this program. Beckley Presbyterian Church has enrolled in this new
also enroll your Kroger Plus Cardin
order for BPC to receive funds.
It's very simple. Visit Kroger's secure website: www.kroger.com/communityrewardsto enroll your individual Kroger Plus Card to BPC. In addition, once a household
member enrolls the card, all linked Kroger Plus Cards within the household will begin earning funds. Your fuel point balance will not be affected by
enrolling in the Kroger Community Rewards program. More information is available
in the church office.
Each time you use your Kroger Plus Card for your purchases, the total
amount of your purchase will be recorded in the Beckley Presbyterian Youth account.Then, each time $5,000 has been raised, Kroger will send a check for 5% of that total.The 5% can become quite substantial over
a period of time especially if numerous folks have enrolled and are using their Plus Cards.