Pastor’s Letter

Dear Bible Center family & friends,

Welcome to church! Thanks for visiting in person or tuning in online or on TV.

This weekend we conclude our 5-part Crafted series, studying God’s creation of the universe and exploring why God made all things. Today we’ll discover what went wrong with God’s creation—why everything appears to be broken.

This message, in particular, is designed to prepare our hearts for the Christmas season ahead.

  • Have you ever wondered why the world needed that first Christmas so badly?
  • What’s so wrong with the world that it needs a Savior to rescue it?
  • How do our actions and attitudes still affect the world around us?
  • Whether Christmas is your most or least enjoyable holiday, what might help you enjoy it more?

We’ll end today with a beautiful—yet solemn—rendition of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” May the words echo in the deepest recesses of your soul…

O come, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel,
That mourns in lonely exile here,
Until the Son of God appear.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan’s tyranny;
From depths of hell Thy people save,
And give them victory o’er the grave.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Dayspring, from on high,
And cheer us by Thy drawing nigh;
Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death’s dark shadows put to flight.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Thou Key of David, come
And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Adonai, Lord of might,
Who to Thy tribes, on Sinai’s height,
In ancient times didst give the law
In cloud and majesty and awe.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

Longing for the Christ of Christmas,

Matt Friend • Lead Pastor


This Week at a Glance

Thursday | November 26
  • Happy Thanksgiving | No evening service.
Sunday | November 29
  • Worship Service | 9 & 11 AM (In person & Online)
  • Early Childhood & Children’s Ministry | 9 & 11 AM
  • Middle School Ministry (MSM) | 9 & 11 AM
  • High School Ministry (HSM) | 9 AM only
Wednesday | December 2

No evening activities.

Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods.

Psalm 95:1-3


Fund the Ministry | Expand the Ministry

Through the years, the Bible Center family has creatively and generously given in various ways during the holidays. This year, we have a special opportunity again to continue building relationships and reaching people with the gospel in our city and beyond.

Funding the Ministry

  • Broadcasting our services online and on TV
  • Serving families affected by special needs
  • Partnering with local organizations, and much more!

Expanding the Ministry

  • Finishing the baseball fields
  • Completing a bike park
  • Building a playground

Church Life

Christmas at Bible Center
Christmas will be here before you know it! We can’t wait to celebrate the birth of Christ with you! Throughout December, many opportunities are available for you to worship, connect, and celebrate Christmas through familiar sights and sounds. Whether in person, online, or on TV, may the joy of our Savior’s birth flood our hearts this year.

To view, download, share, and save events to your own calendars, please view the Christmas at Bible Center page. Included are the Christmas Concert (4 times to watch) and the Christmas Eve Services (available in person and online).


Wednesday Evening Activities

  • Wednesday, December 2 | No activities for children or teens.
  • Early Childhood and Children’s Ministry Wednesday activities will resume in January.

Jingle Jam (All ages)
Friday, December 11 | 5:00 PM | Online & On Demand | Don’t miss Jingle Jam—an advent-urous look at the advent wreath and how it helps us stay centered on the real meaning of Christmas! Play games, worship, and come chill at the coolest party this side of the North Pole! Click here for more details!


2 Ways to Find Belonging Whether you’re ready to attend in person or you’re still more comfortable at home, there are several ways to connect and find community.

  • Visit our Groups web page and choose an in-person or online group that fits you best.
  • Become a part of our Bible Center Facebook Group where you can connect with others, join in conversations, and even enjoy some random questions (and maybe even some corny jokes!) from Online Campus Pastor Matt Garrison.

Bible Center School

BCS Employment Opportunities

  1. Substitute Teachers (grade levels and days are flexible)
  2. Part Time Elementary Aide/Aftercare Attendant

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