Weekly Church E-Bulletins: We are publishing e-bulletins as an important part of PCBW’s communication program for the congregation.The e-Bulletin will replace the printed version and will be published weekly regarding Sunday services, announcements, newsletters, schedules, and other items of interest. If you’re not currently on the e-mail list, please signup to receive weekly updates by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or text PCBWNEWS to 22828 to join! Please consider going “Green”.
PCBW’s New Worship Director! The Session is excited to announce that Trent Austin has agreed to come to PCBW as our new Director of Worship and Music. Trent has served a number of prominent churches in the southeast, including Lifechurch.tv, Journey Church, Amplify Church, and is currently the global worship pastor at Victory Church in Oklahoma City. In addition Trent has played drums with and produced songs for many of the top Christian artists of our day.
Office Closed: The church office will be closed on Monday, February 20 in observance of President’s Day.
Fifty-Seven Words that Change the World: For the past two years during the fall, PCBW has been doing what we’ve called our Fall Focus Discipleship emphasis in which we have joined together as followers of Jesus to grow in our faith by focusing together on a particular topic relevant to our lives as His disciples. I’m excited to let you know that our adult ministries committee is expanding this emphasis by offering a six-week spring Lenten Discipleship series entitled Fifty-Seven Words that Change the World (named after a book by Darrell Johnson with the same name), which will be a study on what is commonly known as the Lord’s Prayer. Read more here
Big Wood School Master Artists present the “Inspire Your Heart with Art” Gallery Walk Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Our halls will be transformed into the most exclusive Art Gallery, showcasing the unique and one-of-a-kind creations of the young, talented artists of Big Wood School. Join us for refreshments and a chance to Mix and Mingle with the artists themselves at the formal unveiling of this year’s masterpieces on Tuesday, February 21 at 5:30 PM.
Tea and Comfort: Join us in the River Room on Wednesday February 22 from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM for the Outreach, Mother to Mother, offering comfort and hope for life without our child. 2 Corinthians 1: 3-7. The discussion with Linda Stirling, mother and author of “Hope for a Broken Heart,” will be on The Shepherd’s Walk – a day by day walk with the Shepherd out of the valley of grief.
PCBW Adult Ministries Winter Study: The Gospel According to Jonah. Jonah is more than a story about a big fish, but is a story which both encourages and convicts us as it reveals God’s purposes and His grace. Pastor Mark will be leading the study, which will meet from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM for two more Sundays (February 19 and 26). Contact Bunny Manus for more information at 208.726.5784; email@example.com. All are welcome.
Snowboarders and Skiers for Christ (SFC) Ride Night at Rotarun: Join us on Friday, February 24 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at Rotarun in Hailey. We want to gather together as one big family passionate about snow-riding culture and share what SFC is all about. Everything will be provided except for dinner and ski gear. All ages welcome. Contact Phil and Adriana Bouiss (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
PCBW Ice Skating and Pizza – Free: Everyone is invited to join us on Saturday, February 25 from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM at the Campion Ice House in Hailey. Please RSVP to Carrie in a timely manner at 208.622.0548 or email@example.com. Signups are also on the table in the Outer Court Gallery.
Gracious Dismissal Update from the Session: There is an update on the dismissal process from the Session available in the Outer Court Gallery. You are encouraged to get a copy and talk with a Session member or our pastor if you have any questions.
Sunday School Wristbands: Safety First! With the growing number of children and many visitors entering our doors, children’s ministry is implementing a new check-in system in an effort to provide a safe environment for children to learn, grow, and experience God’s love. Parents please check-in your children and obtain wristbands in the Outer Court Gallery.
Greeters and Ushers Needed: Greeting and Ushering are important services performed by everyone with a desire to make our congregation warm and welcoming for visitors and members. All that is required is a friendly smile and 15-20 minutes of your time once a quarter. To become an Usher, contact Bart Adrian at 208.421.2406; firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re interested in becoming a Greeter for the 9:30 service, please contact Cheri and Tom Watson at 206.947.0625; email@example.com.
Deacon Ministry: PCBW has an outreach team of Deacons that are able and willing to minister to our congregation and community needs. Do you know of anyone who needs help moving, lawn care, and home maintenance? Please contact Cindy Kirk at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you hear of anyone whom we may assist.
Online Giving: Help support the local programs, activities, and community outreach ministries of the church. Go to pcbw.org and click on the Give Now button.
Coffee Hour Volunteers: Please sign up to help with coffee hour and to bring goodies. Please consider making an extra batch of your favorite cookies and serving them during our time of fellowship. Contact Cindy Kirk at email@example.com or 208.309.2559 to signup.
Job Board: Are you looking for a job? Are you an employer who is hiring? A bulletin board has been placed in the Outer Court Gallery hallway for those who have been laid off and are looking for a job. If you are an employer or in need of some help in your home, please take a look at these candidates when hiring. The PCBW church family is at work in staying connected!
E-mail Updates and Newsletters: The fastest way we can get news and information out to you is by sending e-mail blasts. Please take the time to sign-up for updates by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or text PCBWNEWS to 22828 to join. Thank you!
Big Wood School Mabel’s Labels Fundraiser: We have had many of the Big Wood School parents searching high and low for their child’s belongings as of late…especially now with all the snow gear and ski gear. So this fundraiser couldn’t come at a better time! These labels are waterproof and durable and can go on absolutely everything! Keep your kitchen beautifully organized with food canister labels in your choice of four designs. These will help easily identify your belongings and cut way down on the things that end up in the Lost-n-Found and they will give Big Wood School 20% of all online sales! Check out their website and click the “Support a Fundraiser” button in the top right. That will bring you to a drop-down screen at “Select Your School” and click Big Wood School. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Piggins at 208.726.9053 or email@example.com. Thanks and Happy Labeling!
Children’s Ministry: They are multiplying! Children’s ministry is thrilled to have more and more little ones in the nursery and 3 year-Kindergarten class. Volunteers are greatly needed to serve on a rotating basis as a “floater”, assisting where needed during the 9:30 AM service. Leaders are already in place. If you’d like to support our young families in this way, please contact Carrie Kotara at 208.622.0548 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Straw Poll Results: The result of the non-binding straw poll is below: Based on this information, the Session will be in communication with Kendall Presbytery concerning the next steps in our discernment process. We encourage everyone to keep this matter in your prayers.
Total votes: 230 83% yes
Members: 80% yes
Affiliates: 93% yes
Attenders: 76% yes
Online Church Directory: Thank you to everyone who has participated in the online church directory. It is live and ready for use. An email containing the link and password was sent to everyone who provided a form. Please review your page for accuracy and email any corrections to email@example.com. Everyone is still encouraged to participate as it is not too late to submit your information.
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY GROUPS
(please call the contact person listed below)
12:00 p.m.—Serendipity Bible Study Group for Working Women. Tuesdays, in the conference room. For more information, please contact Marian Lomax at 208.578.2422. Everyone is welcome.
9:00 a.m.—Women’s Small Group. Join us for a small group study on Wednesday mornings. We are currently studying, “The Epic of Eden” by Sandra L. Richter. Please contact Cindy Kirk at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. All ladies welcome!
9:30 a.m.—Ladies in Faith Together. Sowers Study in the church conference room. Margie Balcos is leading us through the book of Ephesians using the inductive Bible study method, SOWERS. Open to all ladies. Feel free to join any week. We are meeting at Margie’s house in Bellevue on the third Thursday each month. Please contact Missy Russell at 541.400.0637; email@example.com for more information. Childcare available upon request.
MEN’S BIBLE FELLOWSHIP
Please call Dennis Hanggi, 208.726.8061 for more information on bible studies location and time.
MINISTRIES & OUTREACHES
Choir Rehearsals: Wednesday nights from 5:30 PM—7:00 PM in the Choir Room. All are welcome. For more information contact Patty Parsons-Tewson at 208.721.0133.
Church Prayer Chain: E-mail prayer requests or to add your name to the prayer warriors list: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CD Ministry: Sermon audios are now available at www.pcbw.org under the media link. You can download it to your devices or listen to it online.
Fuel Youth Group: The 7th-12th grade fuel youth group will meet on Sunday evenings from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM at the church. The bus will continue to pick-up students at Albertsons in Hailey 30 minutes before and after. For further information, contact Adriana Maniere at email@example.com. NO FUEL ON FEBRUARY 19
Ketchum Community Dinners: Free meals served on Wednesdays for those who are in need from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. If you are interested in being part of one of the teams, please call Beth Grinstead at 208.869.7911 for more information.
PCBW on Facebook and Twitter: Follow us at: www.facebook.com/presbyterianchurchofthebigwood and on Twitter @pcbwpastor.
Visitors: If you are a first time visitor or a newcomer, please pick up a Welcome Brochure from the table in the OuterCourt Gallery. You will find several items to help you learn more about our church family and ministries.
WOW: A favorite time for all 4th-6th graders every 4th Sunday from 4:00 PM-5:30 PM. (games, snacks, a great message and more). Bus transportation available to and from Hailey, if needed. Contact Greg Eslinger for information 208.720.5968; firstname.lastname@example.org. Next WOW is February 25 (Saturday).