We at Big Trees Community Bible Church Welcome You
It’s winter time here in the mountains. I hope you’ll worship with us this Sunday. When it snows, many people come to visit our area. If that’s you, I invite you to join us for worship on Sundays, starting at 10:30 a.m.
† You can watch Pastor John Detrick’s four sermons that he preached while I was away on vacation.
I’ll soon announce on this Home page my next sermon series topic.
Arnold Kids Club, Back in Action
Arnold Kids Club is back at Hazel Fischer School. This after-school Christian club for kids offers Bible stories, puppets, crafts, activities, and a snack. The club meets each Monday (except on holidays) at the school, from 2:05 to 3:15 p.m. Parents will need to provide transportation home. Get a permission slip for your children from the school office.
Have questions or want to get involved? .
Women’s Bible Study
Ladies You’re invited to join Women’s Bible Study that will begin a brand-new study topic. We meet Thursday mornings, starting at 10:00 a.m., at Jan Sabo’s home: 340 Allen Court, in Murphys. I, Sue Souza, am the group’s coordinator.
Together, we’ll not only study the Bible but also pray and fellowship with one another. We’ll begin a new study that focuses on Psalms, using an excellent Bible-study resource written by Dr. David Jeremiah, titled “God, I Need Some Answers.” For more information, talk to me or .
To make giving easier in the present environment, we've set up an online giving option.
Please click the link to our giving portal if you'd like to give online.
Our Prayers Are Very Important!
“When Christ ascended into heaven, all He left behind was a prayer meeting. The early Church didn’t have a prayer meeting; the early Church was the prayer meeting.”
— Armin Gesswein, Founder of College of Prayer.
“Lord, teach us to pray, . . .” — Luke 11:1
For nearly six years, we’ve asked the Lord to “Teach Us to Pray.” We’ve learned much, but it’s time to take what we’ve learned and take it to the next level. After teaching his disciples to pray, Jesus called them to The Upper Room.
They went to the upper room where they joined together constantly in prayer (Acts 1:13–14).
Armin Gesswein wrote: “The Upper Room was Jesus’ master plan, which He masterminded to be the masterpiece and centerpiece of history.”
The book of Acts documents that a church lives in the presence and power of God, experiencing the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. It’s a church born in a prayer meeting and devoted to prayer. Each success and each new challenge brought the disciples back to the upper room to pray. That’s a pattern that we better not miss.
We'll ask the Lord to continue to teach us to pray and build on what we’ve learned. We’ll worship and wait to experience his power and presence, blessing and ministering to each other in prayer, as we intercede. And we'll come with high expectations, eager to create a place where others will come with their needs and concerns, looking forward to finding a venue that overflows with grace and hope.
“God never made anyone who couldn’t pray . . . including you.” Armin Gesswein.
Note: The Upper Room will resume in March.
You can also find my Daily Devotionals on my blog: "Pastor Jeff's Neighborhood."
More of our ministries have found creative ways to meet and/or function. for more information.
The elders and I are eager to serve and help you in any way we can. Feel free to reach out to us with any needs or concerns you may have. Thank you.
I hope you'll join us "indoors" and/or "online" at our Sunday worship services.