(Disciples of Christ)
a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world

Lines From Leigh – Palm Sunday Preview

An Opportunity to Cry and Cry Out Luke 19:28-40 Have you ever been happy and sad at the same time? Have you ever wept during a wedding? Have you ever bawled at the birth of a baby? Have you ever been amused during a memorial service? When something really painful happened in your life, have…

Children’s Sunday

Children’s Sunday Exodus 2:1-10 By Rev. Steven Straub  This weekend the children of Beargrass will take a special role leading us in worship as we celebrate Children’s Sunday. During the service the children will be leading songs, reading Scripture, sharing prayer, leading worship, wonder and much more! They are looking forward to sharing their gifts with…

Outdoor Service Sunday, Oct. 4

We were grateful for our 100 plus attendees of the first outdoor worship service on Sunday, September 6!  A special thank you to all those who contributed to the special offering for St. MAM; there were tears of joy when the Beargrass van delivered the offering a few days later. Thank you as well to Terry Dick…

Phase 2 Regathering Plan

Dear Beargrass Family,In a special called Ministry Leadership Team meeting held in conjunction with our team of medical experts, the decision was made to move to Phase 2 of re-opening starting September 13. Phase 2 involves continuing to worship virtually while offering meeting space for Beargrass groups of 25 or less. Below you will find…

Outdoor Worship Service Sept. 6, 2020

Hello Beargrass Families,We are looking forward to hosting our first outdoor worship service this weekend. (This will be in addition to our regular live-streamed Sunday morning worship.) The outdoor service will be held at 7 pm on Sunday, September 6th in the parking lot behind the Cornerstone building. Our worship will focus on Psalm 13, and we…

Search Committee Update

The Search Committee completed the third round of interviews for the Senior Minister position.  The committee was pleased with the quality of the applicants and is happy to report interviews went very well with the selected candidates.  The committee is continuing to make good progress and is dedicated to following the selection process as outlined…

Retirement Reflections by Dr. Leigh Bond

I would prefer to have a face-to-face conversation with all of the members and friends of the church family, but that is not feasible. So, if you haven’t seen the video that was sent out yesterday or “heard through the grapevine,” I have an important announcement to share. Ellen and I have been reflecting about…

Re-Opening Update

“I Miss My Hugs” By Leigh Bond Several of our beloved Beargrass members regularly send me emails that say, “I miss my hugs.” And I have to confess that I agree with them—I miss the hugs, handshakes, high-fives—all of the ways we greet each other and express our gratitude for each other when we gather…

Senior Pastor Search Committee Update

July 16, 2020 The Search Committee completed the first round of interviews for the Senior Minister position earlier this month. The committee was pleased with the quality of the applicants and is happy to report interviews went very well with the selected candidates.  The next step for the committee is to conduct a second round…

Pre-Opening and Re-Opening Updates

At the June 15, 2020, MLT meeting, incoming Board Chair, Alan Forsythe, shared some proposed pandemic principles and values that we adopt as we move ahead with our mission and ministry. A common set of values will help us stay focused during our pre-opening and re-opening phases.  Values during the Pandemic Motivated by love, our…