Congregational Care & Family Ministries

Rev. Jeff Hodge  (updated 01-27-23)   Lent Study for 2023 features Poems of Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson and the Poetry of Lent  -  Study begins March 1
For the 3rd year, we will offer a joint study for Pennellville  UMC and BFUMC via zoom. The class is free, but registration is needed to get the Zoom link. We will meet every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. between March 1 and April 5. Copies of the devotional are available in the office. Digital materials will be sent upon registration. Sign up in the office or dining room. Lent is a time of reflection and insight, a change of seasons - and Emily Dickinson, one of the world’s most beloved poets, was also an avid gardener and a careful observer of the natural world. In this Lenten devotional, biblical texts and simple, accessible practices weave together with Dickinson’s poetic vision, creating a 40-day journey into the heart of the holiest week of the year.

Eureka! For February ~ February 28, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. – (via zoom) Just Mercy: a story of justice and redemption by Bryan Stevenson
2014 Written by the founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit in Montgomery, Alabama, this book recounts true stories of their work serving the poor and voiceless.  Highlighted is the case of Walter McMillian, a black man who was accused of two murders and spent more than six years on death row despite compelling evidence of his innocence.  Powerful and thought-provoking as well as hopeful.  Released as a full-length movie starring Michael B. Jordan in 2019.

Pastor Jeff’s Office Hours: 
Thru February 9: Mondays and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Week of February 12: Thursday, February 16, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Week of February 19: Monday, February 20 and Thursday, February 23, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.