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Events & Classes:
 
Events:       
     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 a friend.
    
     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 baby syndrom."
               
     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.  
        
Classes:
 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.

 

Church Staff E-Mail Addresses
   Toni Mullins                      tmullins@beckleypres.org
   Susan Sniadowski            susan@beckleypres.org
   Church Office                   office@beckleypres.org
   
Member Updates: 
 

     Births:  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.

               

Deaths/Sympathy: 
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, died Dec.17th
Mary Jo Ransom, (sister of Ray Richmond), died Dec. 16th
Annette Swiger, died Dec. 11th
Sonja Hrapchak, (sister of J. Blankenship) died Dec. 6th
Constance Cooper, died Dec. 2nd
Marie Rodgers, (aunt of Patricia Lester) died Dec. 1st
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 Dec. 18th
 
Presbyterian Women: 
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.
 
     CirclesThe 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.
         
Youth:
     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.
 
Youth Fundraising: 
     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.
     However, YOU must also enroll your Kroger Plus Card in order for BPC to receive funds.   It's very simple. Visit Kroger's secure website: www.kroger.com/communityrewards to 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.

 
For photos, Graduates, and more, See Youth Page.
 
Things Needed
 
Office VolunteersWe 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 VolunteersWe 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 narthex.
 
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.
 
Nursery Volunteers:  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.
 

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 A place for seniors to meet, learn, and have fun.
And it's right at our own Beckley Presbyterian church!
 
Every Tuesday, 9:00 AM to Noon, September - May
Lunch ($3) is served in Friendship Hall at noon.
 
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 to join.
 

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Cookbook Corrections:  Corrections for the cookbook we sold a while back, "Feeding the Flock," are as follows...
 
     Recipe correctionpage 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.
     Recipe correction:  page 126 - Chocolate Eclair Cake - the Cool Whip ingredient  should read 1 containter (8-oz) Cool Whip.
     Recipe correction:  page 81 - Chicken Pot Pie in Puff Pastry - add 1 can cream of chicken soup to ingredients.
 

 
Calendar
May 2017

  

May 2 - Shepherd's Center 9:00 am, Friendship Hall; Knitting Group, 10:00 am, Witherspoon Room

 

May 3 - Book Club 6:30 pm, Witherspoon Room

 

May 4 - Handbells 6:00 pm; Choir 7:15 pm

 

May 7 - Sunday School Classes 9:45 am; Worship Service 10:55 am; Youth Spaghetti Lunch (fundraiser), Noon, Friendship Hall

 

May 9 - Shepherd's Center 9:00 am, Friendship Hall; Knitting Group, 10:00 am, Witherspoon Room; Cub Scouts 6:30 pm, Friendship Hall

 

May 10 - Carpenter's Corner 11:00 am, Christian Church Ed.Bldg; Book Club, 6:30, Witherspoon Room

 

May 11 - PW Birthday Offering Luncheon, Noon, Friendship Hall; Handbells 6:00 pm; Choir 7:15 pm

 

May 14 - Sunday School Classes 9:45 am; Worship Service 10:55 am

 

May 16 - Shepherd's Center 9:00 am, Friendship Hall; Knitting Group, 10:00 am, Witherspoon Room

 

May 17 - Book Club 6:30 pm, Witherspoon Room

 

May 18 - Handbells 6:00 pm; Choir 7:15 pm

 

May 21 - Sunday School Classes 9:45 am; Worship Service 10:55 am

 

May 23 - Shepherd's Center 9:00 am, Friendship Hall; Knitting Group, 10:00 am, Witherspoon Room; Cub Scouts 6:30 pm, Friendship Hall

 

May 24 - Carpenter's Corner 11:00 am, Christian Church Ed.Bldg; Book Club, 6:30, Witherspoon Room

 

May 25 - Handbells 6:00 pm; Choir 7:15 pm

 

May 28 - Sunday School Classes 9:45 am; Worship Service 10:55 am

 

May 30 - Shepherd's Center 9:00 am, Friendship Hall; Knitting Group, 10:00 am, Witherspoon Room

 

May 31 - Book Club 6:30 pm, Witherspoon Room

 

 

 SAME EVERY WEEK

*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  
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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.
 

 
Prayer Concerns
 

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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
Cents-Ability Offering
Contact Person - 
for Local Mission Offerings
Adopt-A-Family Participant
Publicity Chairman -
for Special Offerings
Missionary Contact
Communion Preparer
Church Social Events
Bereavement Team
Transportation Help
Lay Reader
 
Visitation Volunteer
Sunday School Teacher, Substitute, or Assistant
Nursery 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
Chancel Choir
Jubliant Ringers Bell Choir
Church Publicity Assistant
Campus Ministry
Hospice House
Building & Grounds Maintenance
(cleaning, painting, decorating, carpentry,
masonry, landscaping, etc.)
 

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In the HospitalRead 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. . .

 

LITTLE  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. 

 

     New >> 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 program. However, YOU must also enroll your Kroger Plus Card in order for BPC to receive funds.

    

     It's very simple. Visit Kroger's secure website: www.kroger.com/communityrewards to 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.  

 

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