Pastor’s Letter

Dear Friends,

At the end of today’s sermon, we’ll celebrate God’s grace at the Remote Area Medical Clinic recently hosted at Bible Center School. Through the leadership of Angie Settle at West Virginia Health Right, the generosity of the Kanawha Valley, and the sacrificial service of so many of you, this year’s clinic was another success.

Six hundred volunteers served 775 patients needing free dental, vision, and medical services. These services totaled $288,231.00 in free care that patients otherwise would not be able to access.

It’s hard to describe how I felt while visiting the event. One little girl told our volunteers about how she views a normal trip to the dentist: “My mom drives me to a parking lot in the middle of the night. We sleep in our car with lots of blankets and get up early to be first in line.” Another gentleman said, “I woke up at 4 AM and walked here to get new glasses. I can’t afford them on my own.”

Why do we host events like this? Because we believe every good work is a living billboard to a more beautiful story of salvation and restoration when God makes all things new. Giving a little girl a healthier smile and an elderly man his sight is a tangible way to “let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).

With you for the gospel and for the city,

Matt Friend • Senior Pastor


"Bless Your Neighbor" November

Use today’s handout, Bless Your Neighbor November, to encourage and honor people you see throughout your day.


Financial Health Seminar: Retirement Planning
Monday, Nov. 5 • 6:30 PM • Rm. 3105/06 • Free • Church-sponsored and conducted by attender Gary Swingle, CPA, PFS. Registration preferred, but not required. All adults are invited!

Bible Center School Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night
Wednesday, Nov. 7 • 5-8 PM • Chick-Fil-A Southridge • BCS receives 15% of the sales—a great way to support them! Visit the church or school Facebook page to obtain the graphic that must be presented at Chick-Fil-A.

Bible Center School Veterans Day Program
Monday, Nov. 12 • Reception: 10 AM, Program: 10:30 AM • Church Campus • Join the students and staff of BCS as we honor our veterans. Guest Speaker: Chief Master Sergeant Robert D. “Dan” Chandler, USAF (retired).

Thanksgiving Service is November 18
Join us for a special Thanksgiving Service dedicated to expressing our gratitude to God in creative ways, including baptism and communion.

‘Tis the Season to Remember
We’ll soon be decorating the Worship Center with poinsettias in honor of those who have shared with us the joys of the seasons past. If you’d like to participate by purchasing a poinsettia (at cost), forms are at the Info Desk. For complete details, refer to the order form or go to the app or



Girlfriends Get 2Gether: Rockin’ the Sock Hop
Friday, Nov. 9 • 7-9 PM • Bible Center School, The RIM • Join us for a fun night of activities from the ‘50s. No charge; register by Nov. 7.

Save the Date: Men’s Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon
Wednesday, Nov. 21 • 11:45 AM-1 PM • Bible Center Gathering Space • $15 • All men welcome! • Registration preferred, but not required.

Girlfriends Get 2Gether: A Christmas Crafternoon
Saturday, Dec. 1 • 2 PM • Rm. 1120/1121 • Create your own wooden holiday calendar. All supplies included in the $5 registration fee. Register by Nov. 17.



Union Mission Thanksgiving Food Collection & Distribution
Ends Nov. 11 • BCC is collecting non-perishable food for the annual Gospel Service & Food Distribution. Please drop off donations behind the fireplace or at Bible Center School. To participate in the Distribution (Nov. 17), register or contact Sheri Skidmore. Note: Nov. 17 will be the only opportunity to donate and serve this year.