Upcoming Events and Notes of Interest

Summer Young Men Discipleship group—Tuesday, August 2nd from 6:30-8:00pmPastor Mark will lead this young men’s discipleship group for students age 14 and above.  Fathers are welcome (and encouraged) to attend as well.  We will discuss what it genuinely means to be a Christian man, disciple of Christ, and what it means to grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ.                                        Pastor Mark:  419-630-7049,

Adult Bible Study— Wednesday,  August 3rd from 6:30pm – 8:00pm.    Pastor Mark:  419-630-7049,

Abide Ladies Ministry First FridaysMark your calendars for          Friday, August 5that 6:00pm for an evening of food (bring a snack), games (compete or observe), teaching (relatable teaching for God’s Word specific to current issues facing women), resources (books & more) & prayer (specific time to lift one another in prayer).

Ladies Bible Study—Thursday, August 11th is when the next Ladies Study will begin. Idolatry will be the topic of the summer study. We will consider the sin of idolatry and how it is perhaps in more areas of our lives than we would notice or readily admit.                                          Renee Pitman: 419-630-0028,

Men’s Ministry—The next Men’s gathering is Saturday,                  August 13th beginning at 6:00am.

Project Respect’s 12th Annual Golf Outing—August 20th at 8:00am at Eagle Rock Golf Club in Defiance. In-person registration begins at 7:00a.m. The cost is $320 per team of 4 players or $80 per individual. Registration includes 18 holes, golf cart, and lunch. To register as a team or as an individual, visit the events tab at or call  419-636-5692. Business sponsorship opportunities are also available. Proceeds from the event help fund positive character education in our local communities.  Project Respect is the educational program of CPC Women’s Health Resource.

Baptism & Family NightSunday, August 21st we will be having our family night at Monica Monachino’s parent’s pond beginning at 4:00 PM. This special family outing will include a cookout, swimming, and a baptism service. Please bring your own meat to grill and a dish to share.

Baptism is a way of showing others that you have entered into a relationship with Jesus      Christ. It symbolizes what took place in your heart at the time of salvation. If you are interested in being baptized, please contact Pastor Mark.                                                                  Pastor Mark: 419-485-8229,

Directions from the church to the pond: Head West to SR 49 – Turn Right on SR 49 -Go ½ mile to CR Q – Turn Left on Q – The drive to the pond is about ½ mile down on the right hand side

Stirring up Memories—Angela will be compiling your favorite recipes into a cookbook as part of our 150th anniversary celebration. Please have your recipes to Angela by August 31stAngela Fritsch: 419-451-0534,

Cancellation PolicyIn the event of inclement weather on Wednesday evenings or Sunday mornings, we will leave a message on the church answering machine (485-8229), have it posted on our webpage ( and it will also be announced on WBCL  (89.5 FM).—Did you know that if you place orders through and choose Bridgewater Community Church as your charity, we receive 0.5% from your order? Prices are the same as and it doesn’t cost you a penny. Please consider ordering from and choose to support Bridgewater Community Church. THANKS




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