Steve Boisvert, Committee Chair
Adult Education has been an important and integral part of Bower Hill for many years. We traditionally take a break for the summer, when we begin planning for the coming year’s programs. Summer is over and we’re ready to go with what we believe will be classes that are informative, stimulating and uplifting. Adult Education will resume on Kickoff Sunday, September 13, with an intergenerational Capital Campaign celebration featuring Jim Guffey, Executive Director of SHIM (South Hills Interfaith Ministry) and some of his staff members who will share the many wonderful ways SHIM supports struggling families in the South Hills. BHCC has been a partner with SHIM for many years and it has been designated as one of the Capital Campaign four supported ministries. Also we are pleased that the Rev. Dr. Brian Snyder will continue to lead one session a month on a spiritual or biblical topic. Below is our schedule for the month of September and first week of October. Adult Education meets in the Friendship Room from 10:45 – 11:45 Sunday mornings following worship and a time for fellowship. If you are a regular attendee, welcome back! If you’ve never attended a session, give it a try. You’ll find stimulating ideas and conversation as we explore what it means to be people of faith in this ever-challenging world.
September 13: Kickoff Sunday’s Capital Campaign celebration with South Hills Interfaith Ministries.
September 20: The Rev. Dr. Brian Snyder will continue his series on spirituality and theology in our lives and the life of the church.
September 27: Elder Glenn Child and member Craig Grella will introduce BHCC’s new website. Come and see what will be available to the public and to members.
October 5: Navigating Hospice Care: An Update from the Neighbors: Barbara Ivanko, President and CEO of Family Hospice and Palliative Care, will share with us news of the organization’s upcoming affiliation with UPMC and Presbyterian Senior Care. In addition, she will discuss when it may be time to raise the issue of hospice care with loved ones. Who initiates the conversation, and what resources are available to help?