Having a Heart of Hope: The Struggle with Infertility is a 4-week class being offered by Lesli Westfall on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8pm in the Equip Room from May 2-23. Tending to the Hope Sick Heart brings encouragement and hope through the scripture, support through prayer, and connection with others walking on a similar journey. Open to any woman suffering through infertility, secondary infertility, miscarriage or early infant loss. Register at bayarea.church/heartofhope. Childcare will not be offered for this event.
2nd Annual Block Party: Friday, June 22, 6-9pm. This year there will be 6 food trucks, 4 bounce houses, 2 face painters, volleyball, football, spike ball, gaga ball, Kan Jam and more games. Come fellowship and have FUN.
ASTROS Tickets: On sale Sunday in the Foyer. Gameday is August 10 at 7pm at Minute Maid Park vs. the Seattle Mariners. We will be in Section 107. The cost is $35.00 per ticket. Hurry these tickets will be gone quick.
Church Office will be closed Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.
First Monday Prayer Meeting: First Monday of each month at Noon in the Equip Conference Room on the second floor of the Preschool Building.
ServeLink: Check out the TOP FOUR ways we’re asking you to serve on Sunday mornings: Kids, Student, Connections, and Tech Arts. To find out more about how you can serve in one of these areas you can, go to www.bayarea.church/go, or download the Bay Area Church app and click serve.
Senior Adult Ladies Luncheon: Ladies mark your calendar the next Ladies’ Luncheon, scheduled for May 21 at 11:30am. The location is Whiskey Cake Restaurant at Baybrook Mall, 18840 Gulf Freeway. RSVP by May 20, with Kitty Ferguson at 281-678-5680.
Senior Connection will not meet again until June 21, due to the Student Center roof repairs and VBS.
Student Midweek: Wednesday, 6:30-8:00 pm. This Wednesday will be our FINAL midweek of the school year.
Student Life Summer Camp: June 24-28. Register at www.bayarea.church/camp. The price increases to $339 on Monday, May 21. Sign up today!
IT’S TIME TO REGISTER FOR VBS 2018 – “GAME ON!” VBS is June 11-15, 2018 from 9am-Noon. It’s for kids who are Entering Kindergarten (August 2018) through completed 6th grade (2017-2018 school year). We also provide VBS for Babies – 4-year-old children if their parent is serving as a VBS Leader. VBS is 3 hours of learning, singing, dancing, and having fun with friends, while learning about scripture, and what our Great God has done for us through His son, Christ.
VBS Leaders are also needed! We desire to provide a safe space for the 800+ kids we typically have during VBS. It is a huge responsibility and we don’t take it lightly. The BEST way to accomplish this is to have a solid connection with ALL our Leaders. PLEASE MAKE NOTE of our NEW policy for Bay Area Church VBS Leaders (volunteers): (Students, 14 years of age through Adults must complete our Background check.)
- VBS Adult Lead Teachers and Helpers must be members of Bay Area Church.
- Adult Leaders in supporting roles are Members of Bay Area Church (or may be consistent Attenders)
- STUDENT HELPERS (7th grade – 12th):
- Student Helpers must be a part of Bay Area Church Student Ministry or Bay Area Christian School. Bay Area StuMin Staff and Bay Area Christian School Principals will provide approval for all student applicants. You may register online through May 31, 2018: bayarea.church/vbs.
**PLEASE MAKE NOTE: There is an additional step for Student workers. Students (not the parents) must complete an online VBS Student Helper form preferably by May 15. Here is the link: www.bayarea.church/check. You will be able to download a copy of the required background check (for 14 yrs and older) and also upload within the online form. Parents must also sign a background check if the student is 14-17 yrs of age.
Bay Area Church KidMin desires to minister to all children and their families. We are looking for willing hearts to serve children with special needs on Sunday Mornings. Currently, we partner a buddy to accompany the child in a classroom. In the near future, we will have 2 specially equipped “Champion’s Club” Classrooms, to minister more effectively to kids through 6th Grade. You don’t have to be professionally educated as a special needs teacher to be a buddy (or serve in Champion’s Club) – but those of you with this training would be extremely helpful to our ministry. Otherwise, if you are interested and passionate to serve with these kids – please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Harvey Rebuild: The “4B Disaster Response Network,” a coalition of 35+ area churches, will be hosting “First Saturday Serve Days” starting in June. Many of our neighbors are still struggling to get back to normal living conditions following the flooding nine months ago. Watch for information in your LifeGroups in the coming weeks about how to volunteer for these rebuild events on the first Saturday of every month through the end of 2018.
Worship Choir Rehearsal: Worship Choir Rehearsals are off for the Summer. Typically, our Worship Choir meets on the first Wednesday of every month in the Green Room, beginning at 7pm. You do not have to be a church member to attend rehearsal, everyone is welcome!
Bay Area Worship Live – “Great I Am” CD is available for purchase at the Legacy Resource Center. Digital copies available online at iTunes and other online distributors.
For more information: Visit us at www.bayarea.church/worshipministry or like us on Facebook -Bay Area Worship Ministry.
Deacons of the Week for May 13 – May 19 Please call the deacon of the week if you have a ministry need. This week please contact Ray Suffron at 281-338-1941, David Westbrook at 361-676-6997 or Bud Goza at 281-482-6149.