We at Big Trees Community Bible Church Welcome You!

Hi, I'm Pastor Jeff:

Fall has arrived. The first of three highlights for us during this season is our annual “Fall Fest Pot-Luck” that we'll enjoy on Saturday, October 21. I hope that you'll join us for this fun event.

I also invite you to join us for a new sermon series beginning October 22 that I've titled, “Can We Talk? Wisdom for Communication in the Era of Smartphones and Twitter.” See its details below. I think you'll realize from it that biblical principles from Proverbs prove to be extremely relevant in our day.

And, please join the American Heritage Girls next month when our church will participate this year in Operation Christmas Child. You'll find relevant information below about how you — adults and children — can bring Christmas joy to many children living around the world.

Fall Fest Potluck

Saturday, October 21, 4:00 p.m.

Big Trees Community Bible Church
1216 Blagen Road, Arnold

Bring a main dish plus a salad or a dessert.

Our New Sermon Series Begins October 22

Good communication is key to our marriages and families. It's also important to our spiritual health and our ability to minister to one another and share the good news. Ironically, in the age of smartphones, intelligent conversation is hard to come by. We text and Tweet, but do we really communicate?

Social media promises connections and communication, but too often it distracts, disrupts, and distances us from one another. Maybe it’s time to put down our smartphones long enough to listen to God’s timeless wisdom in the book of Proverbs so we can learn to really communicate.

Join us each Sunday as we learn how to grow in our ability to communicate well with one another. Open our new Current Message Theme page.

Finally, I’d like to invite parents and children to take part in this year's "Operation Christmas Child" campaign that our church's troop of American Heritage Girls will coordinate.

Last Year's "Operation Christmas Child" Filled 50 Shoeboxes!

Here are the details for this year's operation, which starts on November 15.

We'll start by collecting items that we'll pack into Operation Christmas Child (OCC) shoeboxes, suited for boys and for girls, ages 2 through 14. A donation of $9 per box is requested to help pay the cost for Samaritan's Purse to ship and share the good news of Jesus Christ.

Our "packing party" will be on Wednesday, November 15, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., at the cabin. Please to learn how children can easily join American Heritage Girls so they'll be able to party with us and pack and pray over each shoebox.

Note: You're welcome to take boxes home to fill them, however, you'll need to return them on or before November 12.

Donation suggestions: tooth brushes; combs and hair brushes; washcloths; bars of soap; deodorant sticks; nail clippers and files; reusable plastic containers such as cups, water bottles, plates, bowls, and blunt-edged utensils; sunglasses; hats; socks; T-shirts; school supplies; and underwear

Do NOT include these items: candy; toothpaste; used or damaged items; war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures; chocolate or food items; seeds; fruit rolls or fruit snacks; drink mixes (powdered or liquid); liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers; aerosol cans.

Please  to join American Heritage Girls and/or to sign up for our big OCC "packing and praying party" on Wednesday the 15th.

Please take part in our church's events. I'll be at all of them and I'll look for you.

Pastor Jeff