Looking for some inspiration on Wednesday evenings? While your child is attending Music Time for Kids, stop by our coffee house discipleship class for community and a video based study from Christian authors and speakers such as Andy Stanley. In the Gathering Room each week from 5:55-7 p.m. No sign-up, just show up!
The Family Life Committee is sponsoring a Parent's Night Out on Saturday, November 16, from 5-8 p.m for children ages 3 through 5th grade. Cost: $5 per child. Call the church office to sign up (977-5701), or register online: https://forms.gle/yRTA7sMqUEHPSpc67
Kick-off the Holidays with our Women's Ministry at a Hallmark Movie Night on Friday, November 22 at 6:30 p.m. (movie starts at 7. There will be cookies to decorate and enjoy, popcorn, and Hot Chocolate (water for those who prefer). Come in your "ugly sweater" and take a chance to win a prize. Bring your favorite movie pillow and blanket if you would like. Event for all ages. Register : https://forms.gle/vkjy44u7AyPqhvgm6
The BBC Men's Ministry is sponsoring free a breakfast for ALL VETERANS on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8 a.m. Veterans (male and female) are invited to gather in the Roanoke Hall for a delicious breakfast prepared by Chef Wayne. Guest speaker will be Jerome Krejcha, a retired Marine serving with Corporate Chaplains of America . Reservations for the breakfast can be made by calling the church office (540-977-5701) or navigating HERE. Deadline to sign up is Thursday, Nov. 7.. REGISTER HERE
If you're grieving the loss of a loved one, we're offering a one-night session of GriefShare centering on the holidays on Friday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. in B215. Register online at griefshare.org/holidays by October 28. Cost for the class is $5 to cover materials.
GriefShare sessions will begin on February 6, 2020.
Dealing with separation and divorce can be especially difficult during the holidays. Join us for a one-time event open to the community on Friday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Roanoke Hall. Childcare is available, register online at divorecare.org/holidays by October 28.
DivorceCare and DivorceCare for Kids will begin on January 7, 2020.
The 3rd Annual Bonsack Craft Expo will be held Saturday, November 2 from 9 am - 2 pm. This event, held in Bonsack’s Roanoke Hall, is free of charge for attendees, and all vendor fees go directly to our school partnership program, which provides snacks, school supplies and other needed items to local public schools. Come and start your Christmas shopping and browse over 40 vendors with handmade arts, crafts, jewelry and more.
Join us for a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 26 in the CLC! Featuring indoor & outdoor games, candy, food and more. We’ll also have a pumpkin decorating competition at 10:45 a.m. (bring your carved or decorated pumpkins with you), a costume contest at 11:30 a.m., and a magician at 12:15 p.m. This is a free community event, and everyone is welcome.
The book of Psalms is a collection of poems, songs and prayer that explore praise, lament, thanksgiving, and many other facets of our faith journeys. We’ll be walking through the Psalms for three weeks in October with Bill Drennan in Room CLC 2. Join us to experience the Psalms in a new way, regardless of your prior knowledge!
How would your life change if every day you could naturally and easily share your faith in Christ with one person? The "Make A Difference" (MAD) lifestyle evangelism training will motivate and equip you in four hours to share your faith in Christ. A love offering will be taken to help support the Don Sunshine ministry but the conference is free. Join us on Saturday, October 5, in the Roanoke Hall from 8:30 am -12:30 pm, with a complimentary light breakfast.
Is prayer a mystery to you? Are you interested in praying but don’t know where to start?
Join us for a one-night study looking at the discipline of Prayer with Andrea Greene. On Wednesday, October 2 in Roanoke Hall Room A, we’ll explore prayer and how we can better understand and utilize the discipline.
The Love and Logic approach to parenting is built around developing strong parenting techniques and strategies. An authentic, loving connection between parents and their children is the root of a healthy, thriving relationship built on trust and understanding. The strategies and techniques learned can be used for toddlers, preschoolers, elementary-aged children, pre-teen, and teens to help you create calm and loving solutions. With the loving yet powerful tools of Love and Logic, we can help our children learn to make good choices and experience happy lives while maintaining their love and respect.
REGISTER HERE: loveandlogic.pushpayevents.com
Taught by Decca Knight, MAEd, LPSC, CTS, of Blue Ridge Parenting
Free Childcare For ages 2 and above (register early as spaces fill up quickly).
On August 11, we used our Walker Technical Organ for the first time in our Sanctuary worship services. This 167-rank, digitally reproduced Aeolian-Skinner organ is a one-of-a-kind instrument that is to be celebrated! We will dedicate this worship instrument to the glory of God with a series of events on Sunday, September 29 with guest artist, Samuel Metzger. You will not want to miss these exceptional events that will be not only a celebration for our church, but also a musical gift to the Roanoke Valley.
September 29 Dedication Events
3 p.m. — Hymn Festival
Led by Samuel Metzger, this festival will feature musicians from the choirs of
Bonsack Baptist, Thrasher Memorial United Methodist, and Greene Memorial United Methodist, followed by a light reception in the Community Life Center preceding the recital.
5:30 p.m. — Dedication Concert
Samuel Metzger will perform a solo recital that will feature a wide array of organ repertoire, showcasing the expansive breadth of the organ.
Come be a part of the Beth Moore Living Proof Live Simulcast with us! $20 includes a Chick Fil-A packaged meal! Even if you can't stay all day, a little time with Beth and friends will bless your day. Childcare will not provided be provided with this event, due to its length. REGISTER
Whether you've grown up hearing Bible stories or you're exploring Scripture for the first time, the full story of the Bible can be overwhelming. Join us for 7 sessions beginning Tuesday, Sept. 10th 6:15-7:30pm in CLC 1. Seamless covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture.
In It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, Lysa Terkeurst invites women into her own journey of faith and, with grit, vulnerability, and honest humor, helps us to see our lives in the context of God’s bigger story. Join us on Thursday mornings at 9:15 a.m. in B215.
Whether you've grown up hearing Bible stories or you're exploring Scripture for the first time, the full story of the Bible can be overwhelming. Join us for 7 sessions beginning Wednesday, Sept. 4th 6:15-7:30pm in Roanoke Hall A. Seamless covers the people, places, and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture.
Madonna followed Kabballah, Freddie Mercury was Zoroastrian, many celebrities are Scientologists, and your neighbors might be Jewish, Arabic, or Buddhist. Knowing something about how all these religions relate to each other can help you understand and dialogue with other people. This class is an introduction to major world religions with comparison to other religions and Christianity; as well as mention of some fascinating ancient religions that influenced today. Join for three weeks beginning Wednesday, September 4 at 6 p.m. in Room CLC 2. Led by Dana Harris
Join us on Saturday, August 24 at Ole Monterey Golf Course and support youth missions at Bonsack! Shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.; access a registration form or sign up to be a sponsor here. Contact Tim Lucas (firstname.lastname@example.org, 966-3230) with any questions. All proceeds benefit mission work done by our student ministry.
You are invited to The Global Leadership Summit 2019, August 8-9, for two days of world-class leadership training including:
• Exclusive access to the LIVE HD broadcast in Charter Hall at the Roanoke Market Building
• A unique blend of vision, inspiration and practical skills you can immediately apply
• A faculty featuring diverse perspectives and backgrounds
The Roanoke Rescue Mission is hosting this event downtown at the Market Building, and you can register now to receive the best rates: willowcreek.com/summit
Save the date for In the Wild: Vacation Bible School 2019 beginning July 8! Older 3 year-olds (born before 9/30/15) through 5th grade are invited to encounter amazing animals and an even greater God who created them. Online registration is now closed, but you can still register your child this Sunday at the children's building entrance, or Monday morning in the CLC Atrium. See you In the Wild!
From skyrocketing anxiety to bullying on social media, our daughters face challenges we never knew at their age. So how can we help the girls we love? Equip them with the truth! Beginning June 12, this 7-week study for girls and their mother figures will help them see through lies about themselves, God, friendship, boys, and more. Meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 p.m. in Roanoke Hall C. REGISTER
Interruptions. They're aggravating. Sometimes infuriating. But how we handle interruptions actually tell us more about ourselves. What do we do when God interrupts our lives? Many times, like Jonah, we run! Priscilla redefines interruption and shows that interruption is actually God's invitation to do something beyond our wildest dreams.
This study meets Thursday mornings at 9:15 a.m. in Room B215, beginning June 6.
God of Creation is a 10-Session Study in Genesis from Author and Speaker Jen Wilkin. Over 10 sessions of verse-by-verse study, dive into Genesis 1-11 by following three critical stages of understanding: comprehension, interpretation, and application. Revisit familiar stories and historical figures, challenge your basic knowledge, and discover deeper meanings in the text. This study begins June 4, meeting Tuesday evenings in CLC#1 at 6:15 p.m.
Upward flag football and cheerleading are coming to Bonsack this Fall. Both are co-ed and available for kids Kindergarten through 6th grade. Registration is now open with practices and games beginning in August. For more information or to volunteer/coach, contact Ryan Saunders . Click through to register!
This is a unique performance featuring Bonsack’s Adult Choir, Student Choir, Music Time for Kids choirs, CLC Worship Band, orchestra & handbells. Performances will be held on Sunday, May 5 at 3 & 6:30 p.m. in Bonsack’s Sanctuary, and are free and open to the public.
We're excited to host our church picnic on Sunday, April 28 immediately after 10:30 a.m. worship. The picnic will be held on the field beside our lower parking lot, adjacent to the CLC. Dress casually when you come to church Sunday, and if you would like to contribute food:
Last names A-O: Please bring a side dish of your choice
Last names P-Z: Please bring a dessert of your choice
This service commemorates Jesus' final meal with his disciples. The word "maundy" is taken from the Latin word from which we receive the English word "mandate," and the word references the mandate that Jesus gave the disciples as he washed their feet after supper: “As I have loved you, so you must love one another." (John 13:34)