Birth of Teddy Aigner
It’s my privilege to introduce you to our newest addition to the staff, Theodore (Teddy) Aigner. Teddy was born yesterday to the proud parents, Jonathan (music director) and Kelsey Aigner. He weighs 8 pounds 5oz and 21 inches. I know that you will want to celebrate with me as we welcome Teddy into our church family! We look forward to hearing him sing a solo part in the choir!
Weekly Recording of Sermons
Sermons have not been posted on this website since July 27 due to the move to the new sanctuary. Postings will resume once the audio recorder is installed.
Cross Country Cyclist to visit BHUMC on July 20th
Tom L’Italien is on a cross country bike and he is cycling to speak with veterans and their families about suicide and the Mental Health of veterans. Tom started his journey on July 4th in San Diego California and his goal is to finish in Fort Lauderdale by August 1st. He belongs to the Team Veterans Foundation to whom advocates and provides help for veterans suffering from Mental Health issues such as PTSD, however his main reason for this year’s ride is to raise awareness of the Veteran Suicide Rate. Tom will arrive at BHUMC around 2:30 pm on Sunday July 20th. Please come by and help us welcome him and support him on his journey. Please spread the word to your Veterans, Friends, Family, and community.
Sanctuary Move - Worship in the new Sanctuary will be August 10th.
We are happy to announce the following staff additions.
- Cindy Riddick, a candidate for Ordained Ministry, has been hired full time as Director of Congregational Life beginning June 5
- Our own highly talented Jonathan Aigner has accepted a full time position as Communications and Worship Music Director beginning the first week of June.
- Kari Whitmarsh will be assisting Joel Coulter as our student Summer Intern from the The University of Texas-Austin.
Let me ask you a question: Have you ever renovated anything at your house? Ever changed the carpet, painted a wall, or moved the furniture around? Whether it has been a big project or a simple one, I bet most of us have had some kind of personal experience regarding a need to change something.
If you have, let me ask you another question; Why? What led to that choice to change something in your living space? I know there are a billion answers to that question, but I suspect that every answer has to do with a deep need for things to “feel right”. In short, we want our home to be a comfortable place that we can enjoy. When it doesn’t “feel right”, we seek ways to make that feeling happen.
Now that we have made the big switch to worshiping in the sanctuary and having Kid’s dock meet in the Family Life building, I can’t tell you how many times I have heard that it, “This feels right”. Interestingly, most people can’t really qualify that feeling with a specific reason; but something has clicked into place and made a positive difference. It kind of feels like when you paint a wall or moves the couch to that perfect spot.
The last two weeks have been fun, for sure, and I am looking forward to experiencing many more moments when our church family “clicks” in worship and in ministry. One of those moments promises to happen this Sunday, as we celebrate BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS in both worship services. It is going to be a great time to bless our kids and experience the energy of all of our families together. Many of the families, by the way, may not be regular worshipers and may even be looking for a church home. So, this Sunday will be a great opportunity for us. I pray that our loving witness will “feel right” for them.
I do have one request. As you know, our 9:45 worship service is pretty full already, not to mention the large amounts of guests we will have this week. In order to make room for everyone, I want to invite you to think about worshiping at 11:00 for this Sunday. Your sacrifice would be much appreciated and a great way to express the hospitality of our church!
May God keep rearranging your life…..till it “feels right”!
See you in church,
Sundays - 9:45 and 11:00 a.m.
- All Sunday worship services at BUHMC are constructed based on the assigned scriptures from the Revised Common Lectionary.
- Our Sunday worship services are marked by symbolic liturgy, preaching, and congregational singing. The Chancel Choir sings at the 9:45 service. Holy Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month.
- During each service, we have a special children's sermon. Children are invited to come forward and hear the message of the day presented directly to them by the pastor.
- Childcare is available during both services. Infant care is in room 132 and toddlers in room 134.
"It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High" - Psalm 92:1
We believe that gathering for worship is central to the life of a faith community. It is in worship that we participate in the amazing story of God’s grace moving throughout history and into our lives. In our gatherings, we celebrate Christ as a community. We also believe that is important to reflect the dynamic nature of God by offering various forms and styles of worship. Aside from our regular Sunday worship services, we offer other creative worship opportunities throughout the week specifically for children and youth.