We at Big Trees Community Bible Church Welcome You
Hello: I'm Pastor Jeff.
We have a special gift for you this weekend. Our church’s choir will present its popular Christmas Cantata titled “The Promise of a King.” Come and enjoy Christmas music on two days at different locations…
› This Saturday, December 10, at 2:00 p.m. at the Murphys Diggins Clubhouse in Murphys.
› This Sunday, the 11th, during our worship service that begins at 10:30 a.m., here at Big Trees Community Bible Church.
Enjoy beautiful Christmas music. Bring your friends! There’s no charge for either event.
We Wish You A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
• The following three Sundays, Pastor John Detrick will preach.
• There won’t be a Christmas Eve service this year.
Look What God Is Doing
Dave and Kim Hatfield will join us on Saturday, December 17, at 10 a.m., at the church. We’ll enjoy a potluck dinner and fellowship, following the Hatfields’ presentation about their missionary work, which they’ve been doing for the Lord in Kenya, Africa. Please join us.
Kids’ Club at Hazel Fischer School Has Begun
ARNOLD KIDS' CLUB is a fun-after-school Christian club for kids. Each week, we include snacks, singing, puppets, Bible stories, and activities. We meet at Hazel Fischer School, on Mondays, from 2:05 to 3:15 p.m. Arnold Kids' Club is sponsored by Big Trees Community Bible Church.
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.
Please come to The Upper Room, Wednesday evenings, 6:30 p.m. at the church.
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.