Pastor’s Letter

Dear Bible Center family & friends,

Welcome to church! Thanks for visiting on campus, online, or on TV.

In preparation for Thanksgiving, today’s message is titled, “The Generosity of Jesus.” In the long list of items for which we can be grateful, Jesus’ generosity tops them all!

Throughout the sermon, we’ll be studying an ancient Christian hymn that the Holy Spirit led Paul to include as part of the inspired Holy Scriptures over 1,900 years ago…

Have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Jesus became human, but His big-heartedness didn’t stop there.

Jesus made Himself a servant, but His open-handedness didn’t stop there.

Jesus humbled Himself, but His liberality didn’t stop there.

Jesus relegated Himself to a level of obedience we could never achieve, but His charity didn’t stop there.

At the peak of His benevolence stands an old rugged cross. Jesus enrobed Himself with death so we could be enrobed with eternal life. Oh, what generosity!

Thankful for Jesus,

Matt Friend
Lead Pastor

This Week at a Glance

Thursday | November 18

7 PM | Worship Service

Sunday | November 21

(Kids/Students Schedule | Groups Schedule)

  • 8:45 AM | On Campus & Online
    Overcoming Anxiety Pop-Up (Rm 3105/06)
  • 10:00 AM | On Campus, Online, WCHS-TV
  • 11:15 AM | On Campus, Online
    Overcoming Anxiety Pop-Up (Rm 3105/06)
Tuesday | November 23

Celebrate Recovery | 6:30 PM

Wednesday | November 24

No evening activities

Thursday | November 25

No evening service – Happy Thanksgiving!

News & Events

Preschool Expands, Seeks Teachers

Bible Center’s Preschool program will be expanding in early 2022 to include quality child care from birth to 2 years old, and we’re looking for team players who are passionate about building into future generations by caring for young children while inspiring a love for learning. Application and child enrollment information can both be found here.

Holidays at Bible Center

Don’t miss out!

Thanksgiving is next week, and before you know it the Christmas season will be here! Stay up to date on service times and changes over the holidays. We’re excited to celebrate with you this year!

Church Life

Memorial Poinsettias

Bible Center will soon be decorating the church with beautiful red poinsettias in memory of those who have shared with us the joys of the seasons past. On Sunday, December 12, a memorial tribute of names will scroll before each service. This Sunday, November 21, is the deadline to order.

Christmas Craft & Vendor Show

Friday, November 19, 6-8 PM | Saturday, November 20, 11 AM-3 PM | Bible Center School is excited to hold its second Christmas Craft and Vendor Show! A variety of beautiful items will be available from over 20 different crafters and vendors. Plan to come out and shop for yourself or check some names off your Christmas list and help support BCS. Invite your friends and bring the whole family!

Christmas Carol Hymn Sing

Saturday, December 4 | 5:30 PM | Lobby | Gather around the piano for a night of Christmas music and fellowship. We’ll sing our favorite Christmas carols and take requests.

OWLS (55+) Christmas Dinner & Lights

Thursday, December 9 | 4-9 PM | Celebrate the Season with a trip to see the Logan County Christmas Lights! Transportation and dinner at Chief Logan Lodge included. Meet in the church lobby at 4 PM; return time approximately 9 PM; Cost: $20. Space is limited, and registration is required by December 2. Questions? Contact Paula Toney (304-346-0431).

Bible Center school

Employment Opportunities

Aftercare Attendant | Looking for someone who loves working with K-8th grade students! Hours are M-F 3:00-5:30 PM (flexible days). This job would be perfect for a high school or college student looking for a few hours each week.

Teaching Positions | We are currently taking applications for K-8th grade teachers. We are looking for applicants who have a passion for creating an engaged learning environment through hands-on learning experiences.

To apply, contact Principal Stephanie Schafer.


An Opportunity for Crafters and Artisans

The Maker’s Center | Weekdays from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM | Crafters and artisans: We are actively seeking volunteers who can demonstrate how to make a craft or handmade item and assist others in making it for clients in recovery who will be coming to the Maker’s Center daily during their “Power Hour.” We are beginning a “gift-making” series so they can make gifts for friends and family members. The items should be fairly simple to make but may include sewing, woodburning, crochet, assembly, and more. Some of our plans are ornaments, pillowcases, bath bombs, etc. We also need “assistants” who do not need any skills, just a willingness to serve others. Contact Terri Smoot if interested.


Family Movie Night | The Polar Express

Friday, December 3 | 6 PM | Base Camp | Families are invited to join us for a family movie night, featuring The Polar Express. Pizza, cookies, and hot cocoa will be provided. Pajamas, slippers, and blankets are encouraged! Registration is requested to help with planning. Parents are expected to stay with their children for the entirety of the event.

Christmas Children’s Choir

Children will be practicing during Base Camp on Sunday mornings to sing on December 12. As December approaches, families will be notified of call times and meeting locations. For questions, contact Mary Beth Malcolm.

Israel 2022

We’re going to Israel and would love to have you go with us (May 31-June 10, 2022)! Anyone is welcome: from our church, community, or otherwise.

  • So far, we have 33 registered to go with room for more
  • Bible teacher and Holy Land guide, Larry Bell, will accompany us.

Have you ever wanted to walk where Jesus walked? Learn more and book your spot today before space runs out!

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