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Hi, I’m Pastor Jeff.

I’m about to begin a new sermon series on Matthew’s gospel. I hope you’ll join us each week of adventure as we follow Jesus.

My Current Sermon Series — The Gospel of Matthew

Pastor Jeff's current sermon series

Matthew the apostle presents Jesus as a most-extraordinary king with a most-unusual kingdom. He comes preaching the good news of the availability of God’s kingdom. Yet it becomes clear that this is no ordinary kingdom — not a political kingdom, but a spiritual one. It’s a kingdom not of this world, yet it impacts our world in powerful ways. His is a kingdom that will come to its fullness one day, but already appears today in surprising ways! Amazing things happen in God’s kingdom: Needs are met, lives are transformed, and hope is restored.

Please join us each Sunday as well follow Jesus closely on this life-changing adventure.

Find more information and my detailed sermon schedule here.

We’ll Honor Our Graduates on June 30

Honoring our 2024 graduates

Join us as we congratulate our graduates, Liberty and Trinity, on Sunday, June 30. We’ll honor them during our worship service and pray for God to bless them and their future. After the service, we’ll have a reception for them as part of our Sandwich Sunday fellowship. Please bring a dish to share (and maybe a card/gift for the graduates).

This Year’s Water Baptism at Spicer Camp

Spicer Family Camp is one of our favorite events of the year! We’ve reserved the group campground at Spicer Reservoir for this special week, which begins Sunday afternoon, August 4 and finishes up by noon on Thursday the 8th.

Spicer Family Camp Invitation 2024

Enjoy swimming, kayaking, fishing, biking, hiking, and other outdoor activities, along with times of fellowship, singing, and playing table games. Everyone brings their own food but we eat together. As it gets dark, we end the day with a campfire.

It’s a relaxing, refreshing time away in a beautiful setting. Those who plan to camp overnight (with tent, camper, or RV) should sign up as soon as possible because spaces are limited. Anyone can come up for a day or even a few hours. No sign-up required for day-campers. Join us if you can!

Water Baptism Invitation 2024

We’ve planned to include a baptismal service at Spicer. If you’d like to be baptized, talk to Pastor Jeff.

You’re Invited to Enjoy Music in the Mountains

Music in the Mountains 2024

Come, enjoy, and encourage Jocelyn Richards and other music students as they perform at the annual Music in the Mountains Concert on June 29 at 6:00 p.m. Donations received provide music lessons for children. The event will be held at Rail Road Flat Community Center. For more information, talk to Phyllis (530-391-0309).

Murphys Life Group

The Murphys Life Group invitation

The Murphys Life Group, which meets once a month at Tammy Walczak’s home (441 Pennsylvania Gulch, Murphys), is now studying Paul’s epistle to the Philippians. Starting June 13, please join this group. For more information or directions call Tammy at 209-417-4603.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Kids: 5 through 12 years

The Vacation Bible School 2024 invitation


As the school year is about to end, so the long-awaited summer vacation is almost here. That means that our annual Vacation Bible School will soon begin. I want to extend a personal invitation to the children in your household. Our VBS is scheduled for July 8 through 12.

This year’s exciting program theme is “AROUND THE WORLD FOR JESUS.” We’ll all learn much about Jesus through music, crafts, games, skits, stories, and other fun activities. Your kids won’t want to miss it.

We’ll accept preregistration forms online so click the link above to sign up your children.

Share this event on Facebook and Twitter. We hope your child will join us this summer at VBS!

Women’s Bible Study

The Women's Bible Study Group's new study topic

Beginning June 6, our church’s Women’s Bible Study Group will begin a new study: “Deepening Your Prayer Life: Approach God with Boldness.” The study, led by Sue Souza, meets at Jan Sabo’s home: 346 Allen Court, Murphys. For more information, talk to Sue (209-419-1489) or Jan (209-559-2709).

The group meets on Thursday mornings, starting at 10:00 a.m., at Jan Sabo’s home: 340 Allen Court in Murphys. Sue Souza, the group’s coordinator, can be reached at 209-419-1489. [See our group’s Web page for details.]

How to give online to BTCBC

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.


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.

Pastor Jeff