We’re so glad you found us! We invite you to worship with us at BCC.

We know it can be scary to walk into a new church for the first time.  That really is all you have to do, though – walk in! Whatever your reason for attending service – we welcome you to join us in communal worship among a safe and open congregation.

We are a group of faithful people seeking to learn more about God’s teachings. Every week, we leave Church feeling moved for the better.

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
– Matthew 18:20

Inspired.  Enlightened.  Thoughtful.  Focused.  Connected.  Compassionate.  Joyful.  Loving.  Loved.

It is always the way. Ask anyone in the congregation, and they will tell you they feel better for coming.   The Bible tells us we need each other – that we should gather together and not scatter.

People don’t remain strangers here for very long.  They stay and tend to become members of our Church family very quickly.

There are many reasons people decide to come through our doors.  Whatever the reason, we welcome and appreciate you!

Coming to Church

As you face the stone Sanctuary, you will see the main entry door on the left, beneath the square bell tower. Come through the double doors, which may be closed if it’s cold or service has begun, but are always “open”! Feel free to come in and join us.

When you walk in, you will be given an Order of Worship by one of our Ushers. Tell us you’re new and we’ll take care of you. There are also large format versions and an audio loop for those who need help hearing – please let the Usher know your preference.

Feel free to sit anywhere you wish. Our service lasts about an hour and is easy to follow.  You can find more details on the Worship page. We start and end with music, which is a special joy at BCC. Traditional music is played in many parts of the service, led by our very own world-renowned music director, Dr. Hui-Mei Lin (Fimi).  Hymnals and Bibles are provided in each pew so that you may follow along and join in.

There are also cards for newcomers to fill out their details, so that we can follow up with you, welcome you properly, and provide any further information or support you may need.

Each pew also has Prayer Requests, Caring Requests, and Celebration Requests so that, if you wish, you may share or ask for support from our Church community. You may put these in the offering tray when it comes around.  We don’t expect you to make an offering, so please don’t feel you have to.

We pray for each other every week, both in general, and specifically, as we share the ups and downs that are part of life.

Clearly a seat next to Pastor Farnsworth during this time is highly coveted! 

Children’s Message

About 20 minutes into the service, the Pastor calls the children up to the front of the Sanctuary to join in conversation for the Children’s Message. Kids can go up if they wish but are not required to.  Some may be shy at first, but most eventually want to go up and be part of this special time. The congregation leans in to hear some of the smallest voices weigh in on some big topics. We look forward to this special time with our congregation’s children each week, and the children love it too.

After the Children’s Message, the kids and Sunday School teachers go across the street to the Parish House to for their Sunday School lesson. The Ushers help to ensure they cross the street safely.

More information is provided in the Families with Children section, so you know what to expect in terms of Sunday School and our Nursery.

After Service

Post-service, please sign our guest book by the main door if you’re so inclined.  Also, the minister typically greets everyone on their way out, and he’d love to meet and welcome you!

Almost every Sunday after service we congregate across the street in Beebe Hall (our Parish House) for coffee hour. It’s an opportunity to meet people and enjoy good conversation, both faith-based and not, and sustenance.