Pastor’s Letter

Dear Friends,

Welcome to church! May today’s service help us all take another step in our walk with Jesus.

What would happen if you told God how you really feel? Have you ever wished you could truly open up and pray what you think? The Psalms teach us that you can.

No other part of the Bible exposes our inner struggles more than the Psalms. Each one reaches beyond the world of sight and sound to reveal what our senses long to see and hear—our authentic self and the heart of God.

Today we launch another Summer in the Psalms series to learn how to pray. Each Psalm teaches us that God is big enough to handle all our pain, rage, fear, desire for control, prejudice, greed, doubt, unfulfilled longings… or any other feeling inside us. Let’s make this summer count!

With you in the school of prayer,

Matt Friend • Senior Pastor



Baptism in June
If you’d like to be baptized, choose any service in June! An outdoor baptism will be held June 23 at 2:30 PM instead of morning services. Contact Jane.

Books for Sale
Stop by the Group Wall to check out the books and study guides available.

Member Meeting (Annual Meeting)
June 9 • 6 PM • Make plans to join us as our Senior Pastor and Elder Board share their hearts and clarify our vision for the decades ahead. We’ll install new Deacons and Elders, present next year’s budget for approval, and celebrate Pastor Richard’s 20-year staff anniversary with cake and ice cream! Regular attenders interested in membership are also invited. Next year’s budget is available at the Info Desk.

Kari Jobe & Cody Carnes in Concert
Sunday, June 30 • 7 PM • Kari Jobe & Cody Carnes are coming to Bible Center for their Summer Worship Nights Tour! General admission tickets can be purchased at the Info Desk for $25 or you may purchase tickets at


Vacation Bible School
Serve in a fun environment by helping with registration, crafts, or in a classroom. Middle schoolers to adults are welcome. Email Pastor Steve for questions. Sign up today!


Beach Camp Meeting
June 9 • 12:15 PM • Middle School Room (#2104) • For parents of all students attending Beach Camp.

Child Dedication
June 16 • Register today or text Jess Backus (304-941-2836) or email her if you have questions.

Cribs (6th-12th Grades)
Wednesdays in June & July • 6-7:30 PM • Stay connected and hang out with friends weekly in different host homes. Info online.

Power Up! Vacation Bible School (3 years old-5th Grade)
July 14-18 • 6-8 PM • Invite your friends fun, music, activities, and snacks! Register now.