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New Series for a New Year

Do you ever feel like you are struggling Spiritually?  Do you want to be a good Christian but sometimes feel like its too hard?  Do you feel like the world is against you if you believe in God.

The struggle is real.  Join us as we talk about it.

  • Part 1-The Right Fight (sometimes we fight the wrong one)
  • Part 2-The Long Game (its a marathon, not a sprint.  Sometimes we get stuck in the moments)
  • Part 3-Work Prayer (Who doesn’t struggle with prayer?)
  • Part 4-No Show (It shouldn’t be an Act)

The series will continue past 4 parts, so stay tuned!


Joyful Giving

The BCBC Care Ministry is introducing a new way to minister to individuals/families in need.  It is called “Joyful Giving” and this is how it will work.   We ask that you donate gift cards from Wal-Mart, Big Lots , Hannaford, Save-a-Lot, cash or check with ”Joyful Giving” on the memo line or envelope.  Put them in the offering plate or give them to Mary Wolfe. Thank you for helping to bless someone in need.    Let’s put God’s love on display and spread joy this holiday season! (You can also give online)

Christmas Series

We are excited to announce our Christmas series that will begin with the first Sunday of Advent on December 3rd.  Whether they are candles or electric lights, we celebrate the coming of the Light of the World with many lights in this season.  Even those who do not know of His coming still put many lights on display.

We will look at the meaning, implication, and application of the original Christmas Light.  The series will culminate with a special Christmas Eve Service on December 24th at 6pm.    We hope you will join us all month.

Fall Series Announced

We are excited to announce our fall preaching series.  Called “War & Peace in Life,” we will look at how we handle conflict and how we make peace.  The goal will be to embed Peacemaking principles into our church.  This should be a good way to help us in our personal lives as well as making sure we preserve good unity in our fellowship.

The weekly titles are:

  1. War is Easy, Peace is Hard
  2. The Silver Lining of Conflict
  3. The Single Thing
  4. Pleading the 5th
  5. Everyone’s a Critic
  6. Flag on the Play
  7. Power Up

We hope you will join us starting September 10th (in the new auditorium).

August Mini-Series

With the conclusion of our Questions series this week, we would like to give you a sneak peek at the two-part series that will launch next week before Ira goes on vacation.  It is designed to get us thinking about our Fall ramp-up as we prepare to move into our new facility, implement the Assessment Prescriptions, and further pursue our focus on “His Mission, Our Mission, My Mission.”

The series, called “The Goal,”  will help us begin to focus on that mission.  Stay Tuned!!

Summer Opportunities

Our summer series this year is called “Questions.”  Over 9 weeks from June to beginning of August we will consider different questions that people may have about God, church, and faith.  Each week will be a different question.  As we are also putting up the new building and continuing to reach out into the community, this series is a good way to introduce new people to our fellowship.  We hope that you will be encouraged to try to invite friends, family, and neighbors to join us this summer to experience the friendship of our group and perhaps hear something that helps them better understand God and His love.   Let’s make this summer a great time of reaching new people with the Good News!

New Arrival Annouced!!

We are excited to announce the next sermon series which will begin next Sunday April 2 and include the Easter Season.  We will take a break between Ezra & Nehemiah to focus on Christ’s coming and why He came.

This series, and the Easter holiday, will be a great time to visit for the first time or invite friends to come try out BCBC and hear a message that may get them thinking. It will present the Gospel in a way that is different than what might be expected.   It will also be a good challenge for regulars as we further examine what it means to live the Gospel life.

The first week “Seeking” will include an interesting look at the difference between faithfulness and fruitfulness.  This will be followed up the next week with “For This Purpose” which will look at a specific part of Jesus’ purpose in coming.  This will fall on Palm Sunday.

Part 3 will actually be on Good Friday, April 14.  The theme that night will be “The Cut of the Cross”  and will look at some of the conflict that comes with the message of the Good News.  Sunday will then be Easter and we’ll discuss “Here and There” which will help us examine our eyesight.  Second service that day will also feature a cantata by the choir.

The week after Easter we hit Part 5 with “Light & Dark” which will further discuss our sight as well as our heart condition.  The series will end up on April 30th with Part 6 “Glory & Hope” and we will take an interesting look at what glory means and how we get it.

We are excited for this April series and hope that you are able to join us for the study.   Bring a friend and join our community as we seek to know the One who came for us.

Looking ahead, in May we will be looking at “More to Restore” with Nehemiah.  Exciting spring!!

Job Posting

When Jesus came to earth, He was very clear why He was here.  “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10).   In His three years of public recorded ministry, His primary accomplishment was to make disciples.  These disciples went on to reach many others and make more disciples.

This is the Mission from God.  Before Jesus left, he instructed His disciples to Make Disciples while going, teaching, and baptizing.   He had made His Mission the church’s Mission.  Our Mission.

We know that the Church is us.  It is you, if you are a follower of Christ.  Therefore, it is Your Mission.

Are you on Mission?  Are you working to make a disciple?  Over the next few months we are going to be working together as His church to fulfill His Mission.  Our Mission.  Your Mission.

That’s why we’re here, and if we’re not following and fulfilling His Mission, we are in fundamental disobedience to our Leader and His directive.

There are many things that we can do this year, but one of them will be to invite our friends to join us at Bean’s Corner as we pursue Christ.  This Spring/Summer there are going to be many great opportunities to invite others to come and see what this is all about.  We’re also going to keep working on helping give you the tools and encouragement to fulfil the Mission and spread the Good News of Grace.

This is our job so let’s get busy!!