Announcements – 11/15/20
A Note from the Michener Family
Dear Bridgeway Family,
You can fake that you care, but you can’t fake showing up.
The showing up of our beloved church family started within minutes of the sudden death of our Davie-Boy as many of our clergy rushed to the scene—our home, on October 20th. . It has continued non-stop since then—with meals, flowers, cards, gifts, fruit baskets, a luminary prayer vigil with 350 handwritten signatures & notes, FB posts, texts and phone calls, financial gifts, gift cards, and countless sympathy cards.
Donna, Dusty, Kristin, Cody & Sydney, Kinzley & Baby Emersyn Dakota, (born October 27) and I cannot thank you all enough.
Please pray for my family in other parts of the country who are forced to grieve with us from afar due to the danger of COVID, prohibiting travel to Maryland for Davie’s small, private memorial service which took place yesterday, November 14. We know they were showing up in spirit though not in person, just like I was for my father’s memorial service in August, as I decided not to travel to Indianapolis in order to play it safest for my family—especially Davie-Boy. It’s still very difficult though—for us, and for them.
The pain of Davie-Boy’s loss is relentless, however, we believe, in due time, we WILL be okay, by God’s faithful & kind grace and endearing love & care.
You may not hear from or see us much in the next few weeks as we are taking a leave from vocational ministry so we can heal and learn how to live a life not permeated by constant care & consideration for our special son of 32 years—and return stronger to lead & serve you better.
We love you deeply.
Pastor Mich, Donna & Family
While schools are opening, we encourage you to use this time to invest in the spiritual life of your kids. You can find age appropriate resources for children from preschool through 5th grade at bridgeway.cc/kids. Materials will be updated every Sunday, but will remain online throughout the week.
These are being left available to create opportunities for review, reflection, and connection with your children.
BridgeKids Online Classes
September 13 – December 20
BridgeKids is launching our Fall BridgeKids Online Classes. These groups will give kids a chance to build relationships with one another as well as engage with the week’s bible story. Our Elementary group will meet on Sundays from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, and our Pre-School group will meet on Sundays at 10:00am – 10:30am.
Kid’s Kit Registration – December
Nov 15 | 2pm – Columbia Campus Pickup
Nov 22 | 2pm – Owings Mills Campus Pickup
We’ve put together all the materials your kids need to interact with their December lessons from home in convenient boxes that we are calling “Kid’s Kits!” Each Kid’s Kit includes craft supplies, printed activity sheets, family games, a 30 day faith challenge, and more! We would like to give each of your children a kids kit for free so that they can learn with hands on activities to supplement their video lessons.
Sunday Fellowship & Prayer with Pastor Eli Hernandez
Please join Pastor Eli Hernandez each Sunday immediately after the 8:00 am and 10:00 am service for prayer, conversation and spiritual dialogue about Sunday’s sermon. Please visit https://www.bridgeway.cc/services to join
If you are interested in getting the messages in audio format, you can subscribe to the Bridgeway Community Church Podcast
Check out a few of the events coming up this week at Bridgeway!
You can also find this video posted at bridgeway.cc/events
Women’s Ministry Character Study: Deborah
Nov 16 | 6:30pm
In line with our ministry year theme of “Back to Basics” coupled with focusing on us as women of God, our Character Study series begins on Monday, October 19th. Bridgeway’s very own Karen Twigg will guide us through a five (5) session virtual character study of “Deborah”. She was a prophet and judge who is known for her wisdom and courage.
Nov 18 | 12:15 pm
Hey guys. We’re running it back. Grab your lunch and your smartphone, tablet or computer and let’s meet up for a half hour via Google Hangouts for some encouraging discussion with Braxton Young & P. Mich. Check out a message here from Pastor Mich.
Wednesday Night Alive
Nov 18 | 7 pm
Wednesday Night Alive is continuing this fall with 12 classes available! All classes will be hosted online through Zoom video conferencing. The first 5 weeks will run from September 16th to October 14th on Wednesday nights. With so many classes to chose from we hope that you are able to plug in and stay connected here at Bridgeway.
Student Ministries Presents: F.O.C.U.S. Groups
Nov 18 | 7 pm
This fall Student Ministries is continuing Wednesday Night FOCUS groups. These online small groups will gather students together in small groups to share a common interest and to have some deeper connection with each other and the Lord.
Exploring Missions in Mexico
November 19 | 7pm
Join us for an interactive hour of learning about ministry in Mexico. Mexico is one of Bridgeway’s countries of focus for our missions ministry. We look forward to sharing what God is doing through games, video, and conversation. You can expect to learn about the country of Mexico, Bridgeway’s ministry in Mexico, and how you can make an impact in Mexico without leaving you home.
Women’s Ministry 3rd Friday Festivities – Game Night
Nov 20 | 6:30pm
This month’s Friday Social Event is Game Night! Ready to Have Some Fun? How is Your Guessing Game? Join us at 6:30 PM and show-off your skills!
Men’s Virtual Gathering
Nov 21 | 8am
Men, grab your breakfast and your device and jump into our next virtual Men’s Event – complete with worship, connection, inspiration from the Word, and breakout groups.
BCC 201 Partnership Download
November 22 | 9:30am
For those who have not attended the introductory BCC 101, during this season we invite you to jump into the next step in Partnership – the more detailed BCC 201. BCC 201 covers discussion about Bridgeway’s Vision, Values, and Partnership Process.
Bridgeway Women’s Ministry’s Health & Wellness: Mindful Mondays
December 14 | 7pm & 7:45pm
Many of you expressed an interest in Health and Wellness for Us. We heard you! Christina, an experience personal trainer and yoga teacher, will take us through 30 minutes of breathing and stretching only. This is not a Yoga class. The sessions are for all fitness levels and will help us learn to relax and focus on ourselves and our bodies. The goal is to refresh and be better prepared for the rest of the week.
Exploring Missions in Kenya
Dec 17 | 7pm
Join us for an interactive hour of learning about ministry in Kenya. Kenya is one of Bridgeway’s countries of focus for our missions ministry. We look forward to sharing what God is doing through games, video, and conversation. You can expect to learn about the country of Kenya, Bridgeway’s ministry in Kenya, and how you can make an impact in Kenya without leaving you home.
Virtual – New Year Baby Dedication 2021
Jan 10, 2021
Bridgeway Community Church offers baby dedications for parents to commit themselves before God, family and the church to teach their children about God and His ways, and to model a safe Christian home and marriage for their children.
Financial Boot Camp 2021
Jan 12, 2021
Are you tired of living paycheck to paycheck? Do you need to save more? Do you need to get out of debt? Do you feel like you never have enough money? Do you need help reaching your financial goals? Join us for a 6 onth Financial Bootcamp where you will be empowered to get to the next level financially.
Community Cupboard Hours
The Community Cupboard will be open as a “Drive-Thru” only, with pre-packaged boxes that will be assembled by volunteers or staff 30 minutes before the scheduled opening. No guests will enter the building. Security will be present.
- Columbia on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
- Closed on Sundays
- Deliveries are suspended unless a specific need from someone from Bridgeway arises and then we will ask an employee to make the delivery and not a volunteer.
Thanksgiving Basket Requests
Each year we are honored to serve you by providing Thanksgiving meals to our wonderful community. We pray your Thanksgiving Day is full of love with family fellowship and good food!
Please note: Due to Covid challenges, there will be no deliveries this year. All baskets must be picked up. Baskets can be picked up from one of our two campuses: Columbia or Owings Mills. One basket per family.
To request a Thanksgiving basket, call Bridgeway at 410-992-5832: leave your name and phone number. You will receive a call back confirming your basket request. Call backs will begin Nov 1.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
2020 Thanksgiving Volunteers
Each year we are able to bless families in our community with a Thanksgiving meal. In order for this to go smoothly we need you. Please consider signing up as a volunteer for one (or more) of the various areas of need. Each volunteer must register for this event.
We look forward to serving our community with you!
Phillip & Princess Fralin
Bridgeway’s Thanksgiving Ministry Leads
Angels for Kids
Bridgeway Community Church Angels for Kids would like to thank all sponsors who have supported the ministry by purchasing gifts and volunteering with registrations and delivering gifts at Christmas. This year our efforts are totally virtual and because of your consistent, dedicated financial support, Bridgeway will not seek sponsors for children’s gifts this year. The church will support the children of Bridgeway caregivers who have no means of providing gifts for their children at Christmas. Caregivers will need to provide proof of hardship.
Have a question related to your personal financial situation?
Need support defining your financial goals?
Need assistance getting financially organized or setting up a spending plan?
Have a desire to increase savings or to get out of debt?
Need help understanding credit and credit reports?
Have a desire to tithe but not sure where to get the money?
Have concerns about when your COVID unemployment bonus ($600) stops?
If you answered ‘YES’ to any of these needs, our financial mentor volunteers offer FREE mentoring services in these areas. Our mentors have been trained and certified by the University of Maryland Extension office using a program called ‘Master Money Mentors.’ Our mentors have a passion to provide one-on-one assistance and to teach you how to be successful in your financial management so you can reach your financial goals. Mentoring sessions can be held in-person or virtually using a variety of communication platforms.
For additional information or to initiate a mentoring session click the link below and submit a counseling request form specifying Type of Request = Financial.