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Bryn Athyn Church Preschool Open House

Bryn Athyn Church Preschool Open House

Written by on March 21, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:00 am – noon We warmly welcome you to come and visit the Bryn Athyn Church Preschool! Bring your preschooler for a morning of play and activities. You will have an opportunity to meet our teachers, see our rooms, play with some toys, and have a snack! We will have registration […]

Pay-It-Forward Crew Work Day

Pay-It-Forward Crew Work Day

Written by on March 21, 2017

Saturday, March 25, 2017 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Would THIS Saturday be a day that YOU could join the Pay-It-Forward Crew for a morning of serving our neighbors? We need plenty of people, with rakes and trimmers, to do some heavy yard clean up at two homes. We’ll meet at the Society Building at […]

COMMENCING READING OF TRUE CHRISTIAN RELIGION

COMMENCING READING OF TRUE CHRISTIAN RELIGION

Written by on March 15, 2017

Starting on March 28, a local men’s reading and doctrinal discussion group will begin the culminating work of the Heavenly Doctrines entitled True Christian Religion. Our first meeting will be a lightning survey of the entire two-volume work as outlined in its extensive table of contents and first three pages. This men’s group meets biweekly […]

A Track and Turntable for the Allen Organ

A Track and Turntable for the Allen Organ

Written by on March 13, 2017

You may not know that our beloved Allen organ, the remarkable electronic organ that has its home on the Cathedral’s rear balcony, is frequently moved. For some services, it needs to be in the center of the balcony. At others it needs to be at the side–for example, when the choir is singing or if […]

$75,000 Matching Grant to BACS Student Financial Aid Fund and Bryn Athyn Church Annual Fund

$75,000 Matching Grant to BACS Student Financial Aid Fund and Bryn Athyn Church Annual Fund

Written by on February 15, 2017

The graphs below show the year-to-date amount given to meet our Matching Grant to the Student Financial Aid Fund and the Annual Fund Grant. The Student Financial Aid Fund supports the Bryn Athyn Church School students. Our goal and practice is to provide financial aid in order to make a distinctive New Church education available […]

Bryn Athyn Cathedral Summer Camp

Bryn Athyn Cathedral Summer Camp

Written by on February 15, 2017

June 26-30, 2017 Time: 9:15-12:00 (slight change from last year) Ages: 3-7 years old (slight change from last year) This is a beautiful and stimulating church camp for young children. We start with an interactive worship followed by activities in arts/crafts, music, games and theater. We provide a healthy snack and end the day with […]

Occasional Choir: Spirituals

Occasional Choir: Spirituals

Written by on January 31, 2017

This year we are reviving the tradition of the Occasional Gospel Choir. We will sing at the 11am service on February 26 (call is 10am), and rehearsals are the two Thursdays before at 7:30 pm (February 16 and 23). I am hoping to do a wonderful arrangement of Daniel Prayed (among others), so in need […]

MINDFUL COMMUNICATION CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH

Written by on January 31, 2017

One of the wonderful things about being part of a church is connecting with people locally, and even around the world, through a common spiritual focus. This spring, congregations around the world will be taking part in the latest Journey program, Mindful Communication Challenge, which Bryn Athyn ran last fall. For the spring launch, participating […]

Bryn Athyn Church School Open House

Bryn Athyn Church School Open House

Written by on January 12, 2017

Wednesday, February 15 9:00 – 11:00 am 601 Tomlinson Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 Bryn Athyn Church School is having an open house for grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade. There will be a short program at 9:15 followed by tours of the school. If you have ever wanted to learn more about the school, or […]

NEW SMALL GROUP AFTER INFORMAL SERVICE

Written by on January 6, 2017

Sundays, 10:45 am Heilman Hall All are invited to attend a new small group forming in the New Year. This group will be a place where people can connect and meet new people, share insights and questions about New Church teachings, and find encouragement for the week ahead. The group will meet each Sunday at […]

MEDITATION GROUP IN NEW YEAR

Written by on January 6, 2017

All are welcome to join in a meditation group starting Friday, January 6, at 11:00 am. This group will be led by Cathy Schnarr at the Bryn Athyn Cathedral. We will discuss starting the new year with a focus on light and expanded heart, and quotations related to the Creation story will be utilized. There […]

NEW SMALL GROUP SERIES — CREATE

Written by on January 6, 2017

Are you looking for support and encouragement in the new year for creating more space and time for restorative practices? Bryn Athyn Church will be launching a new small group series, beginning January 29 and running for five weeks. This series is about creative living and nurturing your vision for a healthy, vibrant life, through […]

Marriage Conference 2017

Written by on January 6, 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017 The conference this year will be a great opportunity to enjoy other people, work on your relationships, and grow. Take your pick between marriage-friendly movies, hands-on workshops where you get to make things, tackling tough subjects, or hearing from experienced couples who have worked hard to get through struggles. Registration booklets […]

NO POST THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 26-30/REDUCED PASTOR’S OFFICE HOURS

NO POST THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 26-30/REDUCED PASTOR’S OFFICE HOURS

Written by on December 13, 2016

NO POST ON THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 26-30 If you have a Post ad to place during that week, please send your announcement by 11 am on December 19 via email to post@brynathynchurch.org. REDUCED PASTOR’S OFFICE HOURS December 19-22 and 27-29: 9:00 am-2:00 pm CLOSED: December 23, 26 and 30

LIVESTREAMING FROM THE CATHEDRAL

Written by on December 12, 2016

Work is in ongoing in an effort to improve the streaming of church services from the Cathedral. We welcome feedback both good and bad as upgrades take effect. Please email your comments to Julia.Schmucker@bacathedral.org. Give the date and time of the service you’ve watched and the nature of the problem or any improvement you’ve noticed. […]

2017 Bryn Athyn Directory

Written by on November 28, 2016

The new directories are now available.  Pick up your complimentary copy (courtesy of Judy (and Leon) Rhodes) at the Pastors Office.  Our holiday hours are as follows: December 19-22 and 27-29: 9:00 am-2:00 pm CLOSED: December 23, 26 and 30

2017 Offertory Envelopes

Written by on November 28, 2016

If you would like to try the envelope system for basket offerings, please call Sue Adams at 215-947-6225 ext 201. We will mail you a box of envelopes for the year 2017. This system supports regular contribution habits for both adults and children, and we will provide an acknowledgement of your offerings at the end […]

Meditation Small Group

Meditation Small Group

Written by on November 2, 2016

Fridays, 11:00 am All are welcome to join in a meditation small group that meets Fridays at 11:00 am at the Bryn Athyn Cathedral led by Cathy Schnarr. This is a small group that began during the Mindful Communication Challenge series and is continuing with new people welcome. Plan to arrive at 10:50 am to […]

New Bryn Athyn Church Board Members

Written by on October 2, 2016

Two Bryn Athyn Church Board members have recently resigned. Caira Bongers is starting a graduate program that has Monday evening classes that would prevent her attending Board meetings. Dale Smith will soon be moving to Kempton to assume the role of Vice Principal. The Board has appointed Abigail Roscoe and Angus Glenn to replace them.

September 2016 Pastor’s Council Meeting

Written by on October 2, 2016

A number of topics came up at this month’s Pastor’s Council including the recommendation that when announcements are made after church services about someone passing away that a moment of silence or other similar time for reflection would be appreciated rather than going directly to other announcements. There was a discussion of worship attendance with […]

Abridged Arcana Available

Abridged Arcana Available

Written by on October 2, 2016

A remarkable gift to the church has been made by Dr. Willard Mansfield of South Africa.  He has worked for many years on an abridgment of the Arcana Coelestia, which he offers for lay people. A book review of this work was published in New Church Life for July/August, 2016.  Since many people find the […]

Stephen Ministry News

Stephen Ministry News

Written by on September 7, 2016

“When people who are perceptive have feelings of compassion they know that they are being alerted by the Lord to offer help.”  Arcana Coelestia 6737 If you are a good listener, can maintain confidentiality, and want to help people through difficult times, consider Stephen Ministry. If you have interest in becoming a Stephen Minister, we […]

Arcana Class at Cairnwood Village

Arcana Class at Cairnwood Village

Written by on August 30, 2016

4:00 pm Thursdays All are welcome.   Starting September 1, I will be leading a weekly class on the Arcana Caelestia at Cairnwood Village at 4:00 pm. Picking up from last year’s class, ably led by Rev. Walter Orthwein, the class will continue in Volume 9 and complete Volume 10 by the last class in […]

POLITICS AND THE NEW CHURCH

POLITICS AND THE NEW CHURCH

Written by on August 30, 2016

Cathedral Doctrinal Class series – Rev. Jeremy F. Simons 4:00 pm Wednesdays – September 14, 21 and 28 Traditionally the General Church never suggests to anyone how to vote or what political party to belong to. This does not mean, however, that New Church teachings are silent on political issues. Our first Cathedral Doctrinal Class […]

BACS Parent Volunteer Program

BACS Parent Volunteer Program

Written by on August 16, 2016

Would you like to volunteer at BACS this year? We warmly welcome you to join the Parent Volunteer Program. For details and more information contact Mary Beth DeGeorge at Marybeth.degeorge@bacs-gc.org or call 215- 947-4086 ext. 251.

Wanted: Miscellaneous Household Goods

Wanted: Miscellaneous Household Goods

Written by on August 16, 2016

BATS is seeking a surge of good, clean inventory. We’re planning ahead for the fall, adapting to variations and changes in staff schedules, and potential “rainy days.” This will help us more easily maintain (or increase!) our financial goals for our contribution to the church and school. Please send your lovingly used goods our way […]

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE OUR YOUNGEST WORSHIPPERS

OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE OUR YOUNGEST WORSHIPPERS

Written by on August 16, 2016

We have a team of “ushers” who help the Young Children’s Church to run smoothly on Sundays at 9:30 am. It’s not a complicated thing but it is very important. We rely on wonderful helpers to set out the worship booklets, see that the candles are lit, greet families and to ask a child to […]

PIFC WORK DAY THANK YOU!

PIFC WORK DAY THANK YOU!

Written by on August 1, 2016

Thanks so much to the 25 volunteers who helped out at our two work days last week! Because of bad weather on Thursday, two of the sites were postponed, but we did have crews work at three different homes. What an amazing group of volunteers! They spanned an age range from 11 through 86, and […]

BRYN ATHYN LISTED 2ND IN PHILLY SMALL TOWNS TO VISIT

BRYN ATHYN LISTED 2ND IN PHILLY SMALL TOWNS TO VISIT

Written by on July 19, 2016

Here’s an excerpt from the write-up on Curbed Philadelphia: 2 Bryn Athyn Come here for the history, stay for the architecture. This National Historic Landmark was established as a religious community in the late 19th century and is now home to architecturally significant estates and churches like John Pitcairn’s Beuax-Arts mansion Cairnwood and the stunning […]

PRESCRIPTION DRUG COLLECTION BOX

PRESCRIPTION DRUG COLLECTION BOX

Written by on July 19, 2016

Bryn Athyn Police Department currently has a collection box for unwanted/unused prescription drugs. You can drop-off your collection at any time at 2825 Buck Road, Bryn Athyn. If the station is closed, call 215-947-3131 to have an officer meet you at the station. ~ Chief Glenn Coffin, BA Police Department

Update on FY2016 Budget

Update on FY2016 Budget

Written by on July 18, 2016

Thank you for your generous donations! We are still processing donations, but below is an updated chart on the current figures. As you can see, we have surpassed the projected goal for the Annual Fund. However, the amount for the basket offerings is lower than what was projected. Below are some of the ways these […]

Donations Still Accepted For Bryn Athyn Fireworks Display

Donations Still Accepted For Bryn Athyn Fireworks Display

Written by on July 6, 2016

Many thanks to the following volunteers for giving our community a spectactular 4th of July: Brian Cooper for organizing the flagpole ceremony, arranging a speaker, and races; the Bryn Athyn Boy Scouts and their leaders for the wonderful display of our country’s flag along our roads; Brent McCurdy and family, and his team of volunteers […]

NEW SUMMER WEEKLY MOMS GROUP

NEW SUMMER WEEKLY MOMS GROUP

Written by on June 21, 2016

Thursdays, 9:30am – 12:00pm (come when you can) BA Scout Building, next to BA Swim Club Are you looking for more connection with other moms? Please join Nina Dewees at our weekly Thursday morning drop-in moms group. You are welcome to come at any time during that 9:30 am to noontime window. Small kids are […]

Preview Newest Journey Series Launching in October

Preview Newest Journey Series Launching in October

Written by on June 21, 2016

The newest Journey series is coming soon! It is called the Mindful Communication Challenge and offers structure to help us improve how we connect with each other. Paying attention to how our words, tone, and actions affect others, and asking ourselves “Is this true? Kind? Useful?” True connection feels heavenly. Mindful Communication Challenge is grounded […]

New Church Celebrations Thanks

New Church Celebrations Thanks

Written by on June 20, 2016

  New Church Day Fair                 June 19th Pageant                             Last Sunday, June 12, many people enjoyed the New Church Fair put on by Andrea Cranch, Glynn Schauder and many other volunteers. While adults were entertained, fed and could […]

NEW WOMEN’S WORKSHOP: THE DARING WAY

Written by on May 18, 2016

Saturday, June 25, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm EVENT SOLD OUT – REGISTRATION IS CLOSED Would you enjoy a morning of renewal and connection with other women? Do you love the work of Brené Brown? (She has one of the top five most viewed TED talks of all time, and three best-selling books including “Rising […]

Male Stephen Ministers Available

Male Stephen Ministers Available

Written by on May 3, 2016

If you would like a confidential listener with whom to process some of the challenges in your life, considering talking to a Stephen Minister. We have male Stephen Ministers available and eager to support men who are looking for this kind of individual care. Please contact Stephen Leader Nina Dewees to learn more about it. […]

Giant A+ Rewards Program

Giant A+ Rewards Program

Written by on April 5, 2016

GREAT NEWS!!  BACS earned a total of $4054.20 from this program, an increase of $400 from last year’s earnings. Many thanks to everyone who registered their BonusCard numbers with BACS. This program has ended and will restart again in September for the school year 2016-17. Keep an eye out in September for announcements in the […]

Cathedral Summer Camp (ages 3-8)

Cathedral Summer Camp (ages 3-8)

Written by on April 5, 2016

June 27 – July 1 / 9:00 – 11:45 am The Life of Joseph: A Dream Come True Time to enroll in the Bryn Athyn Cathedral Summer Camp! This is a memorable camp filled with fun and loving moments. The children sing, worship the Lord, and play together under the encouraging direction of six experienced […]

Stephen Ministry Commissioning Service

Stephen Ministry Commissioning Service

Written by on March 23, 2016

Sunday, April 3, 2016 – 12:30 pm Bryn Athyn Cathedral Please join us for this special service to recognize the Bryn Athyn Church’s Stephen Ministry program and bless these volunteers in their new use: Peter Boericke                     Christopher Dunn                          Helen Ference Debra Leicht   […]

Easter Services 2016

Easter Services 2016

Written by on February 22, 2016

March 20, 2016 – Palm Sunday Cathedral: 9:30 a.m. Family / 9:35 a.m. Young Children / 11:00 a.m. Adult. Pick up a palm branch as you enter the church, to be carried forward and laid on the chancel during the first hymn. Heilman Hall: 9:20 a.m. Informal Family Service. Palm procession with live donkey (procession will be held […]

RETIREMENT PARTY FOR SGT. RAY DOMAN

RETIREMENT PARTY FOR SGT. RAY DOMAN

Written by on February 20, 2016

Saturday, April 2, 2016 5:30 – 7:30 pm Heilman Hall, 600 Tomlinson Road, Bryn Athyn A long-time police officer for the Bryn Athyn Borough, Sgt. Ray Doman is retiring having completed 49 years in law enforcement, 25 years of which was for the Bryn Athyn Police Department. Everyone is invited to come to his retirement party.  Speeches will […]

Finding Hope in the Face of Things We Don’t Talk About

Finding Hope in the Face of Things We Don’t Talk About

Written by on January 28, 2016

Saturday, April 2, 2016 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (doors open at 8:30 am) Mitchell Performing Arts Center, 800 Tomlinson Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009 Tickets: $20/$10 student/$75 for 3 CEUs (pending) Purchase tickets by calling 267-502-4924.   For online tickets, click here. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dan Gottlieb, Ph.D. Gottlieb is a practicing psychologist and therapist with more […]

An Alternative Schedule for Reading the Word in a Single Year

An Alternative Schedule for Reading the Word in a Single Year

Written by on January 14, 2016

  Dozens of people have picked up a copy of the “Daily Reading Through the Old and New Testament in a Year.” I hope this schedule supports them in their regular reading of the Word. I recognize a disadvantage to starting in Genesis in January and finishing with Revelation at the end of December. Easter […]

Marriage Conference

Marriage Conference

Written by on January 13, 2016

Please join us on Friday, February 12-13, 2016, where there will be a romantic dinner at Cairnwood, with live music. Dinner is free to all registrants! Saturday is the conference itself, with a spectrum of workshops to choose from. Some are discussions; others are activities to enjoy. Ceramics with Dave Deibert, which had a waiting list […]

New Small Group Forming

New Small Group Forming

Written by on January 5, 2016

A new group is forming to support families and friends of people with mental illness. This group will be a space for people to safely share the experience of living with and loving someone who is suffering from psychiatric disorders. It will not be a treatment or therapy program, or medical consultation. Hopefully the members […]

Update on BACS Dining for Dollars

Update on BACS Dining for Dollars

Written by on December 9, 2015

Around $600 was raised from the BACS Bertucci’s Dining for Dollars event. What a successful and fun evening it was! Thanks to all who supported this event. I did speak to the manager to address some issues regarding wait times so hopefully they will be better prepared for our next event. Stay tuned for upcoming […]

Christmas Festival Services

Christmas Festival Services

Written by on November 29, 2015

Cathedral Tableaux (Rev. Erik Buss) December 11, 2016 – 3:30, 5:00, 7:00, 8:15 pm The Christmas story will be presented in living pictures. On your way in be sure to notice the shepherds and various animals (meet “Percy,” the camel, the sheep and donkey) around the campfire near the porte-cochère. Children may pet the animals, but […]

Small Groups Welcome

Small Groups Welcome

Written by on October 25, 2015

Bryn Athyn Church supports small groups in many forms. Are you looking for more intentional positive community in your life? Do you have an idea you want to gather community around? Maybe launching your creativity? Maybe a support group for a challenge in your life right now? Maybe a study group of a book of […]

Videos for the Living Gratefully Journey Program

Written by on September 23, 2015

Seven videos are available on both Vimeo and YouTube at www.sunroomgroups.org/videos.html. Leading a group can be as easy as gathering a few friends, watching the video together and discussing it. The videos can be used to facilitate a group meeting, or to enhance your reading of the Living Gratefully material.

Widows and Widowers Group

Written by on September 23, 2015

Beginning in October, the group will be meeting at a different place, on a different day and time. Instead of the first Monday of each month at 7 pm, we will meet the first Friday of the month at 2:30 pm. No more driving after dark and for some people, no driving at all. The […]

Pay-It-Forward Crew Cooks Again!

Pay-It-Forward Crew Cooks Again!

Written by on August 4, 2015

August 20 and 22, 2015, Society Kitchen Please join us for a delightful time to cook together. Our goal is to create nourishment for the body and heart of people going through challenges or in need of a bit of care in the form of food. Cooking together is possibly as fun as receiving the […]

VISITING FRIENDS, STEPHEN MINISTRY AND PASTORAL SUPPORT

Written by on July 21, 2015

The Bryn Athyn Church has the following programs to provide support to people throughout the cycles of their lives: Visiting Friends – This is a network of volunteers who do informal and occasional visits to support individuals who are lonely or house-bound. The next meeting of volunteers is on Wednesday, August 5, at 1:00 at the Pastors’ office. […]

Loving Arms Mission Relief Efforts in Nepal

Loving Arms Mission Relief Efforts in Nepal

Written by on May 1, 2015

For $244, Loving Arms Mission bought 660 pounds of rice, 150 packages of instant noodles, 15.4 pounds of salt, 55 pounds of lentils, 10 pounds of tea, 33 pounds of beaten rice, 180 packets of crackers, 17.6 pounds of soy protein, and plastic bags to divide it all into. They then drove 4.5 hours to […]

Newcomers’ Class

Written by on April 7, 2015

Would you like to dive a little deeper into the teachings of the New Church? We would love to share some of the ideas that have guided, encouraged, and supported us in our lives, and provide a time to discuss and ask questions about how New Church thought applies to daily living. Please join our […]

Bryn Athyn Church’s Newest Small Group Program

Bryn Athyn Church’s Newest Small Group Program

Written by on December 30, 2014

All are welcome to join in a mindfulness series. Beginning February 1st and continuing for five weeks the Bryn Athyn Church Sunday services will focus on the theme of Practicing Mindfulness. This will give all a chance to practice mindfulness together. To learn more or to find out how to join a Practicing Mindfulness small […]

Begin a New Life

Begin a New Life

Written by on December 30, 2014

Four Universal Steps of Life Change and Spiritual Transformation -A One-Day Workshop.  Come and experience a new program of spiritual growth developed for the New Church and broader public. It is a universal, faith-based approach to life change that is based on the NC steps of repentance. It offers an experience of change that is […]

Handel’s Messiah

Handel’s Messiah

Written by on December 16, 2014

On Saturday, December 20, 2014, the Christmas portion of Handel’s beloved oratorio Messiah will be offered as a musical service in the Bryn Athyn Cathedral.  Come hear this beautiful rendition of the prophecy and events surrounding the birth of our Lord into the world, along with a few selections from the later parts including Hallelujah […]

BACS Christmas Program

BACS Christmas Program

Written by on December 9, 2014

Friday, December 19, 10:20am, Bryn Athyn Society Building Please plan to be seated by 10:15, doors open at 9:45 (Please note above corrected time – incorrect on society calendar.) Let us help you get into the Christmas spirit.  We have a sleigh-full of musical treats.  All parents, grandparents, relatives and friends are warmly invited to […]

Christmas Readings

Christmas Readings

Written by on December 2, 2014

Christmas readings are available now at the Bryn Athyn Church Office and Cathedral. To receive the readings via daily email, go to: www.newchurch.org/materials/programs/holiday-readings/sign-up.html.

NEW!  Donate to the Bryn Athyn Church when you shop on AmazonSmile!

NEW! Donate to the Bryn Athyn Church when you shop on AmazonSmile!

Written by on November 24, 2014

Almost anything you buy on Amazon you can buy on AmazonSmile.  Follow this link and Amazon will donate a percentage of your sale to the Bryn Athyn Church http://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-1445612

Thanksgiving Day Service

Thanksgiving Day Service

Written by on November 12, 2014

The Bryn Athyn Church will celebrate Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014, with a special service at the Asplundh Field House. The Service will begin at 10:30am with special brass music beforehand. The service is ideal for people of all ages. This is one of the most popular services of the year. All are invited to bring […]

Thanksgiving Food Donations

Thanksgiving Food Donations

Written by on November 11, 2014

Please bring food donations to the Bryn Athyn Church Thanksgiving Service, held at the Asplundh Field House on November 27 at 10:30am. DELTA MU, the ANC Secondary Schools service organization, will once again gladly receive donations of canned and packaged food on behalf of Hope Prison Ministry, which helps support families of inmates. Rice is […]

Christmas Centerpiece Workshop

Written by on November 9, 2014

For 4th grade and up Given by Sylvia Cooper Where:  Lord’s New Church When:   Saturday, December 13 from 9:30-11:30am What: Great ready to create eye-catching Christmas centerpieces under the guidance of Sylvia Cooper, renowned flower designer extraordinaire. $15 for materials and building usage fees. To register:  Call Ceri B. Stein – 215-947-2434.

Families Invited to Sing at Thanksgiving Service

Families Invited to Sing at Thanksgiving Service

Written by on November 5, 2014

There will be a group singing “Thank You Lord for Food this Day” (see #1092 in the Liturgy). Only one very short rehearsal with our music director Graham Bier at the Field House on Wednesday afternoon, November 26 at 2pm. Reserved family seating at the Thanksgiving service for those who sign up by the week before. […]

Pay It Forward Crew Work Day

Pay It Forward Crew Work Day

Written by on November 5, 2014

Thursday, November 6, 3:00-8:00 – Food Prep Saturday, November 8 – Work Day Morning Shift 9-12, Afternoon Shift 1-4 There is still a chance to get involved in this day of kindness! Please see page 9 under “Volunteers”for details about what is being done, and what is still needed. Please join us for an energizing, […]

Star of Wonder Event

Star of Wonder Event

Written by on November 2, 2014

Join us on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 10am-12pm at Bryn Athyn Cathedral for a morning of Christmas crafts and community.  We will be decorating cookies (and eating them), painting a star to hang on your Christmas tree and making a centerpiece with greens and a candle for your dinner table. Light refreshments provided. All […]

BACS Book Fair

BACS Book Fair

Written by on October 21, 2014

November 3 – 5, 2014 Monday and Tuesday, November 3 and 4, 8:00am to 4:00pm and 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  Wednesday, November 5, 8:00am to 3:30pm. Reading is vital to every child’s success, and raising kids as readers means getting involved while they’re young. Now is the time. Since there will never be a substitute for […]

Festival Chorus: Messiah

Festival Chorus: Messiah

Written by on October 21, 2014

The Festival Choir will be singing Bairstow’s “Blessed City, Heavenly Salem” as part of the organ dedication service on November 21, and Handel’s Messiah with orchestra on December 20.  If you are interested in taking part in either or both of these projects, please write promptly to Graham.Bier@bacathedral.org for more details.

What Would Love Do – November 8, 2014

What Would Love Do – November 8, 2014

Written by on October 20, 2014

In connection with the fall Journey Series, the Pay It Forward Crew is organizing a work day on Saturday, November 8 to step out and help people who could use some support.  We will have several different sites hosting work parties to do yard work, home clean up and repair, etc.  We will also have […]

Loss and Found

Loss and Found

Written by on October 20, 2014

In your grief, have you noticed “What Love did” to help you in your time of need? Please join us on November 17 at 7:00 pm in the Bryn Athyn Cathedral. We will discuss the ways the Lord sent his love to us while we were suffering loss. How were you fed, clothed and visited […]

What Would Love Do? Updates

What Would Love Do? Updates

Written by on October 14, 2014

Forty small groups (that we know of) are running in Bryn Athyn Church. There is still room for you to join! Prison Ministry Small Group Fridays at 4:30pm a group gathering for the What Would Love Do? series with a special focus on prison ministry. If prison ministry tugs at your heart strings, there is […]

Pay It Foward Crew

Pay It Foward Crew

Written by on October 11, 2014

Digging a new pathway…

Organ Dedication Service

Organ Dedication Service

Written by on October 11, 2014

The dedication service for the new pipe organ will be held the evening of Friday, November 21. Doors to the nave open at 6:40pm, organ preludes begin at 7, and the service begins at 7:30.  The Rev. Eric Carswell will give this dedication service for the new/historic Chara Aurora Cooper Haas pipe organ at 7:30pm on Friday, November 21.    Musicians […]

Informal Family Service Sunday School

Informal Family Service Sunday School

Written by on September 23, 2014

During the What Would Love Do? Journey series at the Informal Service at Heilman Hall, we will be offering Sunday school, October 5 through November 16.  There will be a children’s talk as well as an adult talk during this series.  Solomon Keal, Pastor for the Informal Service.

Journey Series and Opportunities to Serve

Journey Series and Opportunities to Serve

Written by on September 10, 2014

This year’s Journey program, What Would Love Do?, provides a beautiful exploration of the Biblical text of Matthew 25. In this text the Lord teaches that how when we serve others, we are also serving Him. With this in mind, we are looking to coordinate a variety of service opportunities throughout the Journey series. Please […]

Organist News

Organist News

Written by on September 9, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014,  was bittersweet, as Betsy Walsh (pictured with two of her grandchildren), played the organ for the final time as Assistant Organist at Bryn Athyn Cathedral.  Betsy dedicated much time and effort to learning and practicing this complex instrument, studying first with Terry Schnarr and Michael Sheerin, and later with David Furniss.  She […]

Sixty Minutes for Parents of Young Children to Talk

Sixty Minutes for Parents of Young Children to Talk

Written by on September 9, 2014

Want to talk to other parents about parenting, about life as a mom or dador just about life? Here is your chance. Right after the 9:35 AM Young Children’s Service we will provide babysitters for your kids while you get to talk and listen to other parents for an hour in the Cathedral Council Chamber. […]

Semiannual Meeting of the Bryn Athyn Church

Semiannual Meeting of the Bryn Athyn Church

Written by on September 3, 2014

Please plan on attending the Semiannual Meeting of the Bryn Athyn Church on September 24, 2014.  Dinner at 6:15pm, meeting at 7:30pm.  Annual reports have been mailed out and contain information on much that will be covered in the meeting.  Email or call to make your dinner reservation post@brynathynchurch.org or 215-947-6225 x200.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry

Written by on August 5, 2014

“When people who are perceptive have feelings of compassion they know that they are being alerted by the Lord to offer help.”  Arcana Caelestia 6737 If you are a good listener, can maintain confidentiality, and want to help people through difficult times, consider getting involved in Stephen Ministry.  We are seeing if there is enough […]

Shane Claiborne Speaking Event

Shane Claiborne Speaking Event

Written by on July 3, 2014

The Bryn Athyn Church is kicking off a seven week fall small group series on Sunday October 5, 2014. The program title is “What Would Love Do?” and it will be a beautiful and energizing exploration of what it means to love our neighbor. There is a new service-focus in this small group series. To […]

Bryn Athyn Church School Family Picnic

Written by on July 1, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014, 5:00-7:30pm BACS will be hosting another relaxed, fun-filled picnic this year.  Mark your calendars now and then on September 26 bring your picnic dinner to our athletic fields and spend the evening visiting with old friends and meeting our new families.  Watch the Post for more information and contact Greg Henderson […]

The Pay It Foward Crew

The Pay It Foward Crew

Written by on July 1, 2014

Bryn Athyn Church is coordinating a new effort to connect people in times of need with people who want to help out and offer support. We are calling it the Pay It Forward Crew. It is composed of community volunteers – a network of men and women, young and old, who would love to help […]

Marriage Friendly Movies in August

Marriage Friendly Movies in August

Written by on June 29, 2014

Join us at MPAC for four wonderful movies. The first will be “Still Mine” which will be shown on Saturday, August 2, “Courageous” on Friday, August 8, “Not Easily Broken” on Friday, August 15, and “What If?” on Friday, August 22.  All movies begin at 7pm.   This is a wonderful way to have a low-cost […]

The Garden of Life Picnic

The Garden of Life Picnic

Written by on June 29, 2014

RESCHEDULED for Sunday, August 10,2014, 6pm to sundown on the east lawn of the Bryn Athyn Cathedral. Gather on the east lawn of the Bryn Athyn Cathedral for an opportunity to come together in community to celebrate the people we love who have passed on. Think of one or two (or a few!) people you […]

Special Program at Cairnwood Village

Special Program at Cairnwood Village

Written by on June 28, 2014

On Thursday, July 17, 2014, Cairnwood Village will host The Rev. Eric Carswell, Bryn Athyn Church Head Pastor, as he gives a report on the General Church Council of the Clergy Meetings that were held here in Bryn Athyn the final week of June. This will take place immediately following the Thursday, July 17, 6:30pm supper.  Please […]

Cathedral 9:30 Family Service in July

Cathedral 9:30 Family Service in July

Written by on June 24, 2014

Young children will be joining the Cathedral family service throughout the month of July. The service will begin with a special message for preschoolers and then the children will be invited to go for a project and snack in the social hall.  We will be interested in your feedback after a few of these services. […]

Landmarks in Lights

Landmarks in Lights

Written by on June 17, 2014

Thursday, June 26 | 8:00 to 11:00pm | FREE admission. Additional activities for a small fee. Enjoy quiet reflection as you explore the grounds of the Bryn Athyn Historic District in lights. Cairnwood Estate: FREE Admission to the Garden House, including exhibitions and an orientation video; self-guided house tours: $5/person. Bryn Athyn Cathedral: FREE Admission; […]

Small Groups Update

Small Groups Update

Written by on May 6, 2014

We had a wonderful gathering recently with 35 people coming out to hear more about small groups, service, and the upcoming fall JOURNEY series (titled: What Would Love Do?) Stay tuned for more information on the JOURNEY series. In the meantime, there are quite a few small groups in the early stages of forming. Here […]

Please Give Us Feedback on our Strategic Planning Priorities

Please Give Us Feedback on our Strategic Planning Priorities

Written by on May 6, 2014

Each year, we ask for feedback about what you think are priorities for our strategic plan. If you are involved in the Bryn Athyn Church, please fill out the following survey. it will help us with the direction of the church. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/D7KNWJC. It will really help the administration and board in choosing direction for the […]

BACS Volunteer Workday a Smashing Success!

BACS Volunteer Workday a Smashing Success!

Written by on May 6, 2014

Thanks to the many parents, students, community members, and teachers who showed up to lend a hand! The halls were filled with the happy sounds of people laughing together and offering help to one another. The snacks and lunch were delicious, as usual, thanks to the work of LynnEllen King, and several incredibly valuable jobs […]

ANC Senior Blessing Service

ANC Senior Blessing Service

Written by on May 5, 2014

Please join us at the Bryn Athyn Cathedral as we acknowledge the high school graduating seniors in a special service to welcome them into the adult life of the church.  This service is about forty minutes long, with special music and refreshments following in the social hall.  All are welcome!

New Church Day Fair

New Church Day Fair

Written by on May 5, 2014

Please join us for the 3rd New Church Day Fair, Sunday, June 15, 2014, 12-4pm, Bryn Athyn Church Society Building.  A family event designed for celebrating the Church’s birthday.  ~ NEW!  POTLUCK BRUNCH!  ~Bring a favorite dish to share and eat for FREE!  or buy a meal ticket at the door.  Seven dollars per person or $20 per […]

Stephen Ministry Commissioning Service

Stephen Ministry Commissioning Service

Written by on April 15, 2014

May 4, 2014 at 4pm at the Bryn Athyn Cathedral.  You are invited to a special commissioning service for our newly-trained Stephen Ministry volunteers.  Please join us in welcoming them to the Stephen Ministry team by attending a brief reception in the Social Hall immediately afterwards.  If you would like to learn more about Stephen […]

Bryn Athyn Church Semi-Annual Society Banquet and MeetingApril 30, 2014

Bryn Athyn Church Semi-Annual Society Banquet and MeetingApril 30, 2014

Written by on April 15, 2014

The Bryn Athyn Church Society banquet (6:15pm in small gym) and meeting (7:30pm in Heilman Hall) will be held on April 30, 2014.  Voting for four Bryn Athyn Church Board of Trustees will take place at this meeting.  There will be an update on the Bryn Athyn Society and reports on the Bryn Athyn Church School.The nominating […]

Good Friday Vespers – 8pm

Good Friday Vespers – 8pm

Written by on April 15, 2014

Good Friday Vespers – Funeral Sentences8pm on April 18th, 2014 Bryn Athyn Cathedral Rev. Erik Buss is joined by the Bryn Athyn Festival Chorus and the Cathedral Choristers for a service of musical reflections on themes of grief, loss, and death.  The centerpiece of the service is a set of introspective funeral sentences composed by Henry Purcell […]

Easter Services 2014

Easter Services 2014

Written by on April 1, 2014

April 13, 2014 Palm Sunday Services (Palm Processions)Informal Family 9:30/Young Children’s 9:35/Family Cathedral 9:30/Adult Cathedral 11:00April 16, 2014 Young Adult Vespers Holy Supper 7pm – CathedralApril 17, 2014 Holy Supper 7pm – CathedralApril 18, 2014 Good Friday Vespers 8pm – CathedralApril 20 Easter Sunday Services (Flower Offerings)Family 9:30/Young Children’s 9:35/Family Cathedral 9:30/Adult

“Looking to the Future” Appreciative Inquiry Event

“Looking to the Future” Appreciative Inquiry Event

Written by on March 18, 2014

Please join us on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 6-8:30 for a light dinner and conversation reflecting on positive changes and what we would like to see more of going forward.  Please call the Bryn Athyn Church Pastor’s office to sign up 215-947-6225 x200.  Event will be at the Bryn Athyn church Society Building, 600 Tomlinson Rd., […]

Pre-Easter Informal Sunday School Series

Pre-Easter Informal Sunday School Series

Written by on March 18, 2014

March 30, the Informal Service Easter Sunday School series continues with part two of three. The children will be working on palm branch crafts to contribute to the Palm Sunday service.  And the older children will continue construction of the sepulcher for the Easter pageant.  Children of all ages are welcome!  Hope to see you […]

Small Groups and the Eben Alexander Event

Small Groups and the Eben Alexander Event

Written by on March 11, 2014

Are you interested in being more involved with the Eben Alexander/ Proof of Heaven event? If you would like to lead (or participate in) a small group studying Proof of Heaven and Heaven and Hell following this event, let Bronwen Henry (bronwen.henry@brynathynchurch.org) know! There are groups that will be forming following the April 6 event […]

Special Cathedral Family Worship

Special Cathedral Family Worship

Written by on March 11, 2014

Sunday March 23, 2014, at the 9:30 service in the Big Cathedral Room (aka the Nave).   As a way to bring families with children of varying ages together for worship we are having a special service which will include participation by the young children. As the waters begin to rise, they will find refuge in […]

Central Bucks East HS Choir at Cathedral

Central Bucks East HS Choir at Cathedral

Written by on March 9, 2014

Special Music at the 11am Service on March 30, 2014 will be provided by the Central Bucks East High School Choir.  They will be singing the entirety of Bach’s Easter Cantata (BWV 4) to help us get into the sphere of the Easter season.  This multi-movement piece, accompanied by our string players and organist, will make […]

BACS Teachers and Staff honored at “Le Bec Bryn”

BACS Teachers and Staff honored at “Le Bec Bryn”

Written by on February 26, 2014

If you live in the Philadelphia area, you are probably familiar with the iconic French restaurant Le Bec Fin, credited with kicking the Philly restaurant renaissance into high gear.  We had our own version of that restaurant right here in Bryn Athyn that we called “Le Bec Bryn.”   This event was initiated by a parent who […]

Build a Dragon and Build Our Community

Build a Dragon and Build Our Community

Written by on February 4, 2014

Over spring break (March 9 through 15) we have hired the renowned team at the ProcessionalArtsWorkshop.com (NY) to come to our town and show us how they build the huge structures/creatures they go around the world making. We have been in consultation with them about how to make a huge, Biblical, 7-headed dragon for our […]

Cook Together and Nourish Community

Cook Together and Nourish Community

Written by on January 17, 2014

You are invited to join one of the small groups forming for the month of February to cook together in the Bryn Athyn Society Kitchen.  Cook for the Church, your own family or a family in need, or just for fun!  Check out this info to see what would nourish you! Wednesday Mornings “Cooking for Church” 10:30am-12noon […]

Labels and Box Tops for Education

Labels and Box Tops for Education

Written by on January 16, 2014

The Bryn Athyn Church School has recently received an extraordinary amount of Labels for Education and Box Tops for Education.  One person said that her cleaning lady collects them and brings them to her.  Someone in Florida collects them and sends them up to us.   Thank you to all who continue to bring them in!  […]

College Care Packages

College Care Packages

Written by on January 16, 2014

For years the Bryn Athyn Church has been sending Valentine’s Day care packages to young people from our community who are away at college.  There has always been broad support from the community and great appreciation from the college students.  Would you like to get involved in helping with this loving gesture this year? MANY […]

Swedenborg’s Birthday Banquet

Swedenborg’s Birthday Banquet

Written by on January 15, 2014

January 31, 2014.  Wine and Cheese at 5:45 & Dinner at 6:15 in the Gym, Program at 7:30 in Heilman Hall Please send us your reservation by January 29, 2014— sign up online Swedenborg Birthday Banquet Registration Form,  OR email your reservation to post@brynathynchurch.org,  OR call 215-947-6225 x200. MENU Wine and Punch/Cheese and Nuts Breads and Rolls/Caesar […]

A Day for Marriage

A Day for Marriage

Written by on January 7, 2014

A Day for Marriage is February 15, 2014. It will be a fun day of thoughtful presentations, playful enterprise, good food and friendly people. If you are married, or hope to be one day, please join us. It is not about already having it figured out, it is banding together as we find our way. […]

Begin A New Life Workshop

Begin A New Life Workshop

Written by on January 6, 2014

Four Universal Steps of Life Change and Spiritual Transformation, A One-Day Workshop, January 25, 2014, Bryn Athyn Cathedral, 8:30am-4:30pm, Final Registration at 8:00am                         Come and experience a new program of spiritual growth developed for the New Church and broader public. It is a […]

Interim Cathedral Directors

Interim Cathedral Directors

Written by on December 31, 2013

Goodbye and thank you to Jim Adams – Welcome to Stephen Morley.  With the Cathedral Services on Sunday, December 29, 2013, Jim Adams finishes his six-month term as Interim Director of the Cathedral. I am deeply grateful for the warm presence he has had and effective work he has done. With the limited hours he had […]

Lessons and Carols – December 22, 2013

Lessons and Carols – December 22, 2013

Written by on December 19, 2013

A presentation of the famous choral Lessons and Carols service, freshly imported from England along with our new Director of Music.

A Day For Marriage

A Day For Marriage

Written by on December 18, 2013

Plans are in motion for a fun and inspiring day February 15. There will be workshops, keynote speakers, yummy refreshments, and great childcare. The registration at www.caringformarriage.org is ready for you to choose what you want. There will be a quilt display of wedding quilts and bulletin boards for people to bring photos of themselves […]

Christmas Eve Festival Services

Christmas Eve Festival Services

Written by on November 6, 2013

Family Services: 4, 5:30 & 7pm (Cathedral) Rev. Eric H. Carswell Young Children’s Svc: 4, 5:30pm (Council Chamber) Rev. Phil B. Schnarr (2nd service will be less crowded).  Join us as we bring our treasures to the Lord like the wisemen who “saw the young child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him.” […]

Christmas Day Worship Service

Christmas Day Worship Service

Written by on November 5, 2013

All are warmly welcome, please join us!

New Interim Cathedral Director Appointed

New Interim Cathedral Director Appointed

Written by on November 3, 2013

I am happy to announce that I have appointed Stephen Morley to fill the role of Interim Cathedral Director effective January 1, 2014.  Stephen has already had a small part-time role at the Cathedral helping with the educational program there.  He has also been working in a semi-retired role for the Glencairn Museum. With this […]

Thanksgiving Day Worship Service – November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Day Worship Service – November 28, 2013

Written by on October 31, 2013

The Bryn Athyn Church will celebrate Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Tableaux Services – December 15, 2013

Christmas Tableaux Services – December 15, 2013

Written by on October 9, 2013

The Christmas story presented in living pictures.

New Journey Program, “Seven Practices of Peace”

New Journey Program, “Seven Practices of Peace”

Written by on September 22, 2013

Sign-up for a Journey Program small group! The seven-week Journey Program “Seven Practices of Peace” starts October 6 and goes through the week of November 17.

Extension of Jim Adams’ role as Interim Director

Extension of Jim Adams’ role as Interim Director

Written by on September 22, 2013

I am grateful to be able to announce that the Academy Board is willing to have Jim Adam’s tenure as Interim Cathedral Director extended until the end of January.

Bryn Athyn launches a new website design!

Bryn Athyn launches a new website design!

Written by on July 23, 2013

We’ve given our website a facelift, and hope you like it.

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