Pastor’s Letter

Dear Friends,

Welcome to our Online Church Campus!

I can’t fully express how eager I am for us to meet back together in person. Many in the media seem to think Christians want to be IN churches; however, I believe they’ve misunderstood what a church is. It’s not a sacred space we long to be IN, but a redeemed people we long to be WITH. We want to be together, assembled as a church, in whatever building we may meet. The Lord has used this pandemic to remind me that there’s something sanctifying—mysteriously life-changing—about meeting together as a church family week after week.

As you see in the 4-phase re-opening plan below, it looks like that will be early-to-mid June for us.

Furthermore, separate sermon notes for both adults and children can be found on our app (under “Media”) or at BibleCenterChurch.com/Live. The children’s version provides ways to draw pictures related to the sermon… and yes, adults are allowed to use that version too. We won’t judge.

Today is the second weekend in our Exodus series, “Divergent: What in the World Do We Do Now?” This summer we’re going back in time over 3400 years to journey through the wilderness with God’s people. If there’s a book in the Bible that speaks to our confusion and fear as we emerge from a pandemic, it’s certainly the book of Exodus.

Today’s message is titled, “Finding God’s Grace in our Mistakes.” I believe this true story from Exodus 2 can help and encourage us all.

Thankful for God’s amazing grace,

Matt Friend • Senior Pastor
@PastorMattBCC

Announcements

Church Online

You’re invited to worship with us Sunday
at 9 AM (multigenerational) or 11 AM (modern).

Gather your family, and invite someone to join you virtually for worship, encouragement, hope, and practical application. And kids will have a special message just for them!

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Mobile App

Facebook

YouTube

WVAH-TV Fox 11

When will we re-open the church campus for in-person gatherings?

We trust you’ll find the following information to be both caring and strategic as our Pastors, Staff, and Elders have worked hard and prayed much to lead us to this next step, continuing to follow local and CDC guidelines.

Though we hold the plans loosely since things are regularly changing, the information and a video explaining it can be found on our Campus Re-Opening Plan page.

Church Life

Honoring 2020 Graduates
To submit names of those graduating high school, college, or graduate school, complete the appropriate form by Sunday, May 31. Be sure to include a photo that we can use in our pre-service loop since we’re not meeting in person right now! High School | College & above

Online Giving
Your gifts to Bible Center Church are changing lives in the Kanawha Valley, in the Mountain State, and around our country and world in Jesus’ name. Thank you! During this time of isolation, you may find it easier to give on our app or online. If you have any questions or would like to talk to someone about it, please contact Lee Walker.

Subscribe to Our YouTube Channel
Have you missed a service, Night of Prayer, or 9:Online devotional? You can get caught up any time on our YouTube Channel!


Students

High School Summer Camp: Alpine (upcoming 9th through graduated 12th)
Summer camp update: Due to COVID-19, Student Life (the organization that hosts beach camp) has canceled all camps in the month of June. Deposits will be refunded.

High School students will now head to the Alpine Ministries (on the campus of Appalachian Bible College) for summer camp July 26-July 31. The cost is $381, due by July 19. This will be our own camp! Activities include, whitewater rafting, paintball, ropes courses, basketball tournament and more! Cost includes, all activities, meals, lodging and transportation. Registration will start soon.


Belong

New Here or Wanting to Connect More?
If you’re new to Bible Center, whether you’ve visited in person or online only during the pandemic, we’d love to connect with you and pray for you. Let us know how we can help!

Connect with a Zoom Group
If you are looking for connection in this time of social distancing and isolation, we are offering Zoom Groups… a place where group members can talk via the web/video conferencing tool, Zoom. Click here to let us know you’re interested!

 


Serve

2 Tangible Ways to Help During the Pandemic

1. Frontline Medical Staff Encouragement Teams | 6:30 to 8:00 (AM & PM) each day per CAMC
Families or individuals will make signs and “cheer” on CAMC’s medical personnel from a safe distance as they begin or end a shift at the hospital. We want to help these doctors, nurses & other medical staff know that we appreciate them and the sacrifices they are making during this pandemic. Sign me up!

2. Buy Dinner for a Hospital Department
Sign up here to receive more information.

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