BPC Stories

Nativity Farm Begins Building!

As the days get longer and warmer, the crew has been hard at work on Nativity Farm, gearing up for the Potluck Lunch and Garden Workshop on Saturday, My 21. First, we had a wonderful Service Sunday! Kids drew plans, imagining what the farm might look like. They planted seeds for the garden and took […]

Session Updates

The last time the session met, we welcomed Sarah Ryan and Bart Tyler as new elders. They will be tremendous additions to the church leadership.   Sarah has a lot of experience in real estate and interior design, so she is working with the property and maintenance committee. Her expertise will be invaluable as we […]

Legacy Farm Grant

Last week, the Council of the Hudson River Presbytery approved the first installment of a Legacy Grant for Nativity Farm! The first year of the grant is for $50,000 and it funds ministries that demonstrate partnership, hospitality, justice, passion, curiosity, honesty, joy, generosity, and inclusivity. It enables churches to transform through new visions of ministry […]

God is for us

During Lent, Courtney Steininger has been leading us through The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity. I don’t know how many times I have been through the book since I fist picked it up twenty years ago. I was a new pastor at a wonderful, struggling church. It was in a rural town […]

Changing our Image of God

I often talk with people who struggle with faith, and one of the most important questions that they ask is, “Why do innocent people suffer?” We turn on the news and see hospitals in Ukraine being bombed, and we wonder, “Where is God in all of this?”   It is difficult when we have an […]