Pastor’s Letter

Dear Friends,

Welcome to church! Please make yourself at home.

Are you satisfied with your social life? Your dating life? Your married life? Your sex life? Our relationships are gifts from God, and He wants them to flourish!

How can we deepen our friendships and marriages? What does the Bible teach about intimacy, dating, marriage, sex, conflict management, life-giving words, and lifelong commitment?

Today we launch a 6-week series, walking verse-by-verse through Solomon’s Song of Songs. Here’s what we’ll be studying…

  1. Today: Desire Intimacy (1:1-6)
  2. March 3: Save the Date (1:7-3:5)
  3. March 10: Enjoy Better Sex (3:6-5:1)
  4. March 17: Pursue Peace (5:2-6:13)
  5. March 24: Choose Life-Giving Words (Proverbs) Pastor Shawn Thornton
  6. March 31: Want More (7:1-8:14)

Begin praying now for God to transform your life. You’ll enjoy the many relationship resources available on our website or our app. There you’ll find book recommendations, videos, gift ideas, conference ideas, and even a cruise recommendation!

PG-13 Advisory – Due to the nature of Solmon’s Song of Songs, parental discretion is advised. If you haven’t yet done so, please check your children into our children’s ministry department downstairs. Leaders are waiting and happy to assist.

With you for gospel-centered relationships,

Matt Friend • Senior Pastor
@PastorMattBCC

Announcements

February/March Sermon Series

Relationship Goals: God’s Design for Friendship, Dating, Marriage & Sex

Our relationships are gifts from God, and He wants them to flourish! How can we deepen our friendships and marriages? What does the Bible teach about intimacy, dating, marriage, sex, conflict management, life-giving words, and lifelong commitment? Begin praying now for God to transform your life.
For more info, go to BibleCenterChurch.com.

Due to the nature of Solomon’s Song of Songs, this series is PG-13. Parental discretion is advised. Please take advantage of our children’s ministry department.

Charleston Police Department, Chick-Fil-A, & Bible Center Church present:

Celebrate, Charleston! Special Needs Prom
Friday, March 22    6:30-9PM
Enjoy a fun evening of friendship, music, and dancing. Bible Center is pleased to host the second annual prom for those affected by special needs. Register to attend or volunteer. For questions, contact Special Needs Director Emily King.


CHURCH LIFE 

Nominating Committee
Members of the congregation are invited to submit names for consideration for the positions of Deacons and Elders for the new fiscal year starting July 1. Email Jane Jackson-Fowler, submit a Connection Card, or use the app.

Celebrate Recovery: Open House
Tuesday, Mar. 5 • 7 PM • Everyone struggles with something—guilt, abuse, anger, drugs/alcohol—to name a few. Don’t suffer alone; gain support from people who understand, and meet others who struggle with the same things. Confidentiality is a priority. See the info and schedule onlineor contact Pastor Ted Tanzey, a licensed counselor.

Upcoming Core Class: God Almighty (2nd in the Bible Doctrine Series)
Mar. 14, 21 & 28 • 6:15 AM, noon, or 6:15 PM • Study guide: $5, 50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith (for all 2019 Core Classes): $20 • Register online or on the app.  Contact Sheri Skidmore with questions.

Not Getting Our Emails?
Some of our attenders with Suddenlink email addresses have reported not receiving our updates. If you have an address you’d rather we use (instead of a Suddenlink one), email Jessica VonCrist.


BELONG

OWLS Bingo & Lasagna Dinner (Adults 55+)
Friday, Mar. 1 • 5:30-7:30 PM • the RIM, Bible Center School • $10 at the door • Proceeds will help provide money for mission trips to Haiti for the University of Charleston Physician Assistant Program. Carryout is also available. Register for dine-in and carryout by contacting Judy Mercergoing online, or by using the BCC app.

Men’s Breakfast
Saturday, Mar. 2 • 8 AM • Ryan’s in Southridge • All men are invited! Speaker: Dr. Steven Ghareeb. Dutch treat.


SERVE

New Opportunity to Serve
Beginning in March, BCC will be serving two meals per month at Union Mission Crossroads. Partner with us to help show the love of Christ. Servers are needed on Mar. 7 and 28 (please arrive at 4 PM) in addition to donated items and monetary contributions. Sign up today online or contact Sheri Skidmore​.