Pastor’s Letter

Dear Friends,

Welcome to church! We’re so glad you’re here. Feel free to grab a cup of coffee and donut from the lobby and make yourself at home.

Today I’m thrilled to launch our new spring series, Snapshots of Spiritual Friendship, walking verse-by-verse through Ephesians chapters 4-6 until March 15th. (Even though spring doesn’t officially begin until March 19th, to me, “spring series” sounds much warmer than “winter series.”) 🙂

What pictures do you keep stored on your phone? Which one do you currently use as your iPad or computer background? Why did you choose your current profile pic on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter? What’s your favorite pic ever posted on Snapchat?

Treasured snapshots provide much more than records of birthdays, sunsets, children, friends, pets, and vacations. Pictures give us glimpses into the heart of everyday life. They tell stories, inspire courage, summon tears, and help us reflect on the highs and lows of life.

In Ephesians chapter 4-6, the God-inspired writer, the Apostle Paul, provides multiple snapshots of what it looks like to live the Christian life. It’s as if he chronicles the Christian journey—one step at a time—through pictures.

Join us each Sunday through March as we catch a glimpse of the practical side of Christianity, especially as it relates to doing life with other spiritual friends.

Thankful for your spiritual friendship,

Matt Friend • Senior Pastor
@PastorMattBCC

Announcements

Spiritual Gifts Workshop

Saturday, Feb. 22  •  9:00 AM-12:30 PM 

What are spiritual gifts? Does everyone have one? What is yours? How can you find your sweet spot in ministry?

All these questions will be discussed and answered—don’t miss out! The cost is $10, and lunch is included. Free child care for children up to 4 years old also provided. Registration preferred. Led by Pastors Mike and John. 

Belong

A Special Invitation for All BCC Ladies
Tomorrow • 6:30 PM • Lobby • There are so many ways to build each other up in our faith and to share it with the women in our city. Come listen or share ideas about how to navigate our next steps in 2020. Let’s dream together! Light snacks provided; RSVP for yourself or a whole group.


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. The Nominating Committee meets to consider your nominations in March and April. Email Jane, submit a Connection Card, or use the app.

Financial Peace University — Free 1st Session
Starts tonight • Sundays until April 5 • 6:00-7:30 PM • Not sure if you’re ready to dive in? Preview tonight’s session for free! Dave Ramsey & Team will walk you through budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and more. Questions? Contact Jane.

Celebrate Recovery: New Time (with Light Dinner)
CR now has a new start at 5:30 PM for dinner. Meetings then begin at 6:30 PM. Email Poozie for more info. CR is for everyone with hurts, habits, or hang-ups.

Going Deeper: Snapshots Study Books
Free Snapshots of Spiritual Friendship booklets are in the Lobby at the Groups Wall for anyone who wants a copy. This is the follow up (Eph. 4-6) to Making Spiritual Friends, which came out last September.


Serve

Supplies Needed for Crossroads Dinners
Sign up online to contribute food items, paper products, or make a monetary donation for dinners at Union Mission. Your contributions provide two meals/month. Contact Sheri for info.


Family

Sunday Funday (4th & 5th Grades)
February 23 • Approx. 12:15 PM • Bring money for food. • All 4th- and 5th-grade children are invited to SkyZone! Children will meet at BASE Camp (rm. 1102A) at the conclusion of the second service and leave together in church buses. Parents may pick up their child at SkyZone at 3 PM. Sign up online or on the app.

Middle School Missions Trip (6th-8th Grades)
March 9-13 • WAR, International. (Grand Rapids) & fun day (Chicago) • $250 • All middle school students are invited! First, we’ll be going to Women At Risk headquarters to help them with various maintenance projects. Then we’ll spend a fun day in the Windy City! Space is limited, so sign up soon! For questions, contact Pastor Josh.