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.

We’re currently in the middle of a series, Snapshots of Spiritual Friendship, walking verse-by-verse through Ephesians chapters 4-6. In this inspired letter, the Apostle Paul provides a spiritual photo album 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.

Today we’ll observe “Snapshots of a Christian Home” from Ephesians 5:21-6:4. Who leads whom? How can a Christian wife best show love to her husband? How can a Christian husband best show love to his wife? (Not surprisingly, men and women often see this differently.) What responsibility do children have in contributing to a Christian home? How can we best show Jesus to our kids and grandkids?

Let’s remember the words of Patrick Henry, one of America’s founding fathers: “I have now disposed of all my property to my family. There is one thing more I wish I could give them, and that is the Christian Religion. If they have that (and I had not given them one shilling) they would be rich; and if they have not that (and I had given them all the world), they would be poor.”

Come back next Sunday, and bring a friend, as we explore “Snapshots of a Christian at Work.”

For the Christian home,

Matt Friend • Senior Pastor


Sunday, March 8 | 6 PM | Auditorium

Make plans to join us as our Senior Pastor and Elder Board share their hearts and clarify our vision for the decades ahead. These meetings help explain the Why? behind our past, present, and future. We hope all members will attend along with regular attenders considering membership.

Church Life

DivorceCare Starts Tomorrow
6:30 PM • Living Room (#2101) • 1st & 3rd Mondays • Discover hope and healing. The Life After Divorce group will begin the DivorceCare program. No registering—just show up. Go to for info.

Daylight Saving Time: March 8
Set your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed on Saturday.

Baptism Class
Choose a Wednesday night: March 11-April 8 • 6:30-7:30 PM • Rm. 3104 • While children’s and student ministries enjoy their scheduled programming, Pastor Matt will teach a class for anyone interested in baptism (what it is, what to expect, etc.). Simply show up or email questions to Our next baptism is Easter Sunday, April 12.

Core Class Intensive: Historical Theology with Dr. Gregg Allison
Saturday, March 21 • $10 for book and lunch • 8:30 AM-12:30 PM • Get an historical-theological overview of our core doctrines! Walk-ins are still welcome, but we ask that you please register on or before Sunday, March 15 to ensure enough materials and food.

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

Susan Bosley Camp Scholarship Fund
Did you know 85% of people who come to faith in Christ do so by age 18? Consider investing in the next generation by giving to this fund! In doing so, you will help students attend summer camp to hear life-changing messages from God’s Word by speaker David Platt, be encouraged to deepen their faith and grow closer to Jesus, make memories that will last a lifetime, and come home ready to tell others about what God has done in their lives.


Fitness with Friends Begins Tomorrow (Women)
Mondays & Thursdays, Ends April 9 • 6-7 PM • The RIM, school campus • $30 due with registration • This exercise class is primarily yoga with God-centered meditation. Led by Poozie Null. Bring your own mat—and a friend!

Men’s Breakfast
Saturday, March 7 • 8 AM • Ryan’s in Southridge • All men are invited! Speaker: BCC Deacon Tom Minturn. Dutch treat.

GEMS Luncheon (Widows)
Saturday, March 14 • Noon • Panera (Southridge) • All are invited! Dutch treat. RSVP to Suzanne Lackey (304-610-3034) or just join us!

OWLS Bingo & Lasagna Dinner (Adults 55+)
Friday, March 27 • 5:30 in the RIM at Bible Center School.


This Month at The Maker’s Center…

  • Volunteer Training: Thursday, March 26
  • Teacher Training: Sunday, March 29.

See website for details. Register online or on the app.

Volunteers for 3rd Annual Special Needs Dance
Friday, April 3 • Enjoy a fun evening of serving, friendship, and music. Register to volunteer: choose from being a buddy, set-up/tear-down, direct cars, serve refreshments, and more! For questions, contact Special Needs Director Emily King (304-346-0431).