Pastor’s Letter

Dear Friends,

Welcome to church!

Today we continue our 6-week Relationship Goals series, walking verse-by-verse through Solomon’s Song of Songs.

If you missed either of the first two messages, let me invite you to listen or watch on our app or website. So far, we’ve learned that intimacy and attraction are God’s gifts (1:1-6). Last Sunday we studied one of the most beautiful, romantic, dating—or courtship—conversations ever penned (1:7-3:5). Today we’ll survey God’s view of sex (3:6-5:1).

In their book, The Meaning of Marriage, Tim and Kathy Keller report, “Sex is glorious not only because it reflects the joy of the Trinity, but also because it points to the eternal delight of soul that we’ll have in heaven, in our loving relationships with God and one another. The best marriages point to the deep, infinitely fulfilling, and final union we will have with Christ in love. It’s no wonder that sex can be an embodied, out-of-body experience. It’s the most ecstatic, breathtaking, daring, scarcely-to-be-imagined look at the glory that is our future.”

As we approach such a sensitive subject, please pray that our Lord will be honored, that marriages will be strengthened, and that those aspiring to marriage will be inspired by God’s beautiful gift.

PG-13 Advisory – Due to the nature of Solomon’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

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

Church members are invited to submit names for consideration for the positions of Deacons and Elders for the new fiscal year starting July 1. Email Jane, submit a Connection Card, or use the app.

GO Team Moldova Info Meeting
Sunday, Mar. 17 • 10:15 AM & 12:15 PM • Front of Worship Center • A meeting will be held for this summer’s Global Outreach (GO) Team (Jun. 27-Jul. 8). Join Pastor Ted as he leads his 20th team to Moldova, the poorest country in Europe. Contact Ted with questions.

Core Classes (Part of the Bible Doctrine Series)
Register online or on the app • 50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith (book used for 2019 Classes if you haven’t purchased one already): $20 • Study guide: $5
• God Almighty • Mar. 14, 21 & 28 • 6:15 AM, noon, or 6:15 PM • Rm. 3106
• Creation & The Fall (1-Day Only, Core Class Intensive) • Friday, Apr. 12 • 6:30 PM • Worship Center

Info Meeting: Israel Trip 2020
Pastor Matt & Sarah would love for you to join them in Israel for 10 days in February of 2020! Pastor Shawn Thornton will be leading this trip and they’ll be alongside you. Plan to attend the info meeting with Matt and Shawn on Sunday, Mar. 24, at 5 PM in rm. 3105/06.

Member Meeting
Sunday, Mar. 31 • 6 PM • Worship Center • Make plans to join us as our Senior Pastor and Elder Board share their hearts and clarify our vision for the decades ahead. In addition to our other communications (bulletin, app, social media, website, All-in! email), these meetings help explain the Why? behind what we do. Regular attenders interested in membership are invited. We’ll also celebrate Pastor Caleb’s (belated) 10-year staff anniversary with cake and ice cream!

Community Easter Egg Hunt
In partnership with Chick-fil-A and V100, an egg hunt will be held Saturday, Apr. 20. Stay tuned for ways you can be involved in impacting our community this Easter!


SERVE 

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


CHILDREN

AWANA: Carnival Night (Grades K-5)
Wednesday, Mar. 27 • 6:30 PM • Step right up! Join us for food, games, and fun–invite your friends, too!


STUDENTS 

Beach Camp (Current 6th-12th Graders)
June 17-21 • Students are invited to worship and Bible study in the sand and surf! Experience a combination of God’s beautiful creation during this life-changing week. A $60 deposit is due by Mar. 24. Register online.


BIBLE CENTER SCHOOL 

BCS Annual Fundraiser: Technology Vision 2020
Thursday, Mar. 14 • 6-7:30 PM • Great things are happening! Our fundraiser will focus on taking students to the next level in learning through new technologies like 3D printing and AR/VR tools. Join us for fun and the opportunity to see and experience these new resources firsthand. Everyone will be encouraged to donate online as we continue to pursue academic excellence.


BELONG

Fitness With Friends: Led by Poozie Null (Women’s)
Mondays & Thursdays • Mar. 18-May 2 • the RIM, School Campus • $30 • Online or app registration. Contact Paula Toney for questions.

Barn Door BBQ (Women’s Event)
Saturday, Apr. 6 • 11 AM • $15, full lunch included • We’re bringing the barn indoors for a fun lunch with a farmhouse chic theme. Invite a friend or neighbor to join us. Let’s reach every neighborhood in our city!

You can wear boots, blue jeans and pearls or even your favorite cowgirl hat – whatever says fun to you. Activities will include corn hole, giant Jenga, and even a line dancing lesson if you’re game. Enjoy a demonstration of how you can use old doors in your home decor and a reminder of the One True Door. Purchase your tickets by Mar. 31 online or on the BCC app.


[PG-13]
Take Advantage of Our Children’s Ministry
Due to the nature of today’s message, parents are strongly encouraged to have their kids take advantage of our children’s ministries on the bottom floor.