Entries by jhaley

A Bee in One’s Bonnet

Who can explain a fixation on attending the Sunday service? A whim that mutated into a yen, a turn, a habit? Go overboard: a hang-up, a compulsion? Could prove your destiny. You’re early, say ten of ten. A mom, maybe a couple, with a child in tow, scurries around the corner. Neat, plausible ushers, sometimes […]

Working Together

When I relocated to NY in 1982, I began to check out the options available for my young children to receive the discipline of a spiritual, and not necessarily religious, education. I was tireless in my search, visiting churches and synagogues in NY and CT with no avail. I wanted for them to have an […]

Families Are Complicated

Nothing in my life prepared me for being a grandparent. You’re probably thinking – what could be better than grandparenthood? Yea, that’s what I thought. I was not prepared for the disappointment and heartbreak that came along with my realization that I was a G2. I didn’t know there was a difference – silly me. […]

Quilters Returns

Quilters returns September 2016! Quilters meet every Tuesday until last Tuesday in November.  Proceeds from the quilt raffle go to various programs in the church. Every year, the ladies in the church make a quilt to be raffled off at Mistletoe Mart. While there are several people that have been working on our quilts for […]


Early in January, the BELLRINGERS sent two octaves of our Whitechapel bells to be refurbished, machine polished, and returned in time for use this spring. Our set, two octaves originally purchased as a memorial gift in 1960 and now numbering 86 bells, has never been completely serviced. We have sent individual bells that we could […]

Millie Kane Luncheon

All “seniors” (55 and over) are warmly invited to enjoy an afternoon of holiday cheer! Come meet Santa, enjoy lunch, and kickoff the holiday season! Please RSVP by Sunday, December 6th to the church office 914-234-3672 or [email protected] Date/Time Date(s) – Dec 9, 2015 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Mistletoe Mart

The Mart is always the first Saturday of December and always our biggest fundraiser (with our beautiful quilt leading the way) here at BPC.  Make sure the kids visit our Children’s Workshop for fun crafts led by Kate Horn and the Youth Group volunteers (when they’re not stirring the homemade chili and serving hot chocolate […]

Old Friends/New Friends Dinner

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!  This is many people’s favorite social event at BPC. It’s a potluck supper and this year it will be hosted by Paul and Shodie Alcorn, who live right next door to the church.  It promises to be a great night.  You can sign up in Fellowship Hall after the service, or […]

Sunday Spirit

Our full Sunday Spirit program begins this Sunday, September 13th!  We can’t wait to see many of you back from your summer adventures.  Our time together will be spent reconnecting through games and sharing.  Classes will be designated as follows:  Middle School (youth room), 3rd – 5th (room 11), K – 2nd (room 10) and […]

Rachel’s Retirement

**SAVE THE DATE** Celebrate Rachel’s retirement! ‘Mardi Gras in June’ An evening reception on Saturday, June 6th and at our Sunday service on Sunday, June 7th More information to follow