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Sunday Schedule: Live virtual service at 9:00am, in-person service at 10:30am

Christian Education

With our small size and committed teachers, we are able to respond to our children and adults with dynamic programs and personal attention. During Advent and Lent, we frequently offer an evening adult class, usually six weeks long, designed by our pastor. This year it has been held by Zoom but we hope to be in person soon.

In the fall, the children and adults are welcomed back with a Family Sunday Event, a luncheon with special entertainment. This year, 2022, the Board of Christian Education is considering an international pot luck.

One of our favorite activities with the Sunday School children is the annual Easter Egg Hunt, held on the Saturday morning before Easter. Friends and neighbors are more than welcome.

Infant care is always available by prior arrangement with the office or by speaking with the Deacon on Duty on Sunday morning.

Be sure to check out recent Children’s Messages on our YouTube Channel! Pastor John and several others provide topics of interest.

Pastor Loring teaching Sunday School
Pastor Loring teaching Sunday School

Pastor John giving a Children's Message.

Children doing arts and crafts at Sunday School
Children playing music at Sunday School
Children looking at something on a tree with a magnifying glass

Primary School Program

Presently, we are meeting for Sunday School during the worship hour. The elementary-aged children leave the worship service during the offertory and go with their teachers to the Scott Education Building for the remainder of the hour. They return to their families at the conclusion of worship in time for “Lemonade on the Lawn” or “Cider in the Cemetery.”

Our curriculum for the Winter and Spring is “Great Men and Women of Faith Who Have Made a Difference.” The children choose the people they wish to read about from our two texts, one week a woman of faith, the next a man of faith. So far among the favorites have been Fanny Crosby, Martin Luther, Harriet Tubman, and Rev. Jesse Bushyhead.

Frequently, a craft or art project accompanies the lesson.

During the summer, the children are encouraged to come to worship with their parents. We welcome their sweet voices and occasional interruptions. Parents of infants or squirmy children may prefer the family-friendly balcony. Activity boxes are available from the Deacon on duty.

Note: All those who work with our children have a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal History Background Check. Read more on PA’s standards here.

Read more about our policy here.

BCGV Sunday School students and church family took at the Audubon Center's museum this fall
Our Sunday School students and church family took a trip to the Audubon Center's museum this fall.
Pastor John showing us an owl at the Audubon Center
Pastor John showed us an owl at the Audubon Center; this little guy loves a head scratch!

BCGV Book Club

Join us monthly on Zoom for lively discussion — of both fiction and nonfiction, religious-themed as well as secular selections. All views are welcome!

Current Books

Check back regularly to see what’s new and upcoming in our book club.

Book Cover Of Hercule Poirots Christmas By Agatha Christie

December Review

For the holidays, the group enjoyed Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie. This classic whodunnit left each of us guessing until the end, and featured some wonderfully memorable characters. Recommended!

Book Cover Of The Testament By John Grisham

January-February Preview

January-February’s book is The Testament by John Grisham – a legal thrilled focused on the fortune of a dying man, and the lawyer who has to travel the world to unlock its mysteries. Join us February 7th at 11:15 a.m. to discuss! Contact us for the Zoom link.

The BCGV book club discusses Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
The club discusses Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. We look forward to returning to in-person gatherings in the "Red Conference Room" of our Scott Building when safety allows.
BCGV book club discusses The Giver by Lois Lowry
We discuss The Giver by Lois Lowry — and strike a thoughtful pose!
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