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Pastor’s Update

Issues We Face: Sexual Abuse

Dear Church,

Good morning. This Sunday we will continue our series, “Issues We Face” as we discuss the issue of sexual abuse. Unfortunately this issue is scarring to many and likely impacts all of us, either directly or indirectly.

Did you know 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men have experienced some form of sexual violence in their lifetime?

I will be preaching from 2 Samuel 13:1-20. If you have small children especially, you might want to read that passage ahead of time. I will be mindful of our multi-generational congregation but also straightforward in my speech. I intended to offer the hope of the gospel and practical help for those who have experienced abuse, those who are married to, parenting, or caring for someone who has experienced abuse, and for the abuser. Please be praying for our time together this weekend. I am asking God for healing, justice, and freedom for many.

Finally, we have 6 available spots left on next Israel experience scheduled for June 1-12, 2019. This is a strenuous tour, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. I promise, God will use the experience to change you in God-ward ways. Registration ends March 1. For more information visit my Israel Experience page.

Have a great end to your week. I can’t wait to gather for worship with you on Sunday.


Pastor Brian


Current Opportunities


CDL-Licensed Bus Drivers

Bay Area Church seeks to employ part-time CDL-licensed bus drivers to work approximately 5-20 hours per week. Interested parties must be willing to complete an employment application, criminal history and MVR background check, and provide current CDL information. Please submit completed applications with CDL information to Human Resources at

To Apply

Interested applicants should send a completed application and resume to Human Resources at

additional opportunities

For information on positions available at Bay Area Christian School (BACS)


The Week of 2/24/19


New Sermon Series: The Issues We Face

We will offer a time of prayer on Feb. 27, from 6:30-8:00pm in the Worship Center to pray with you about the issues that you are dealing with in your life. Elders and their wives will be available to pray with you one-on-one.

LivingWater 101: Sunday at 9:30am in the Equip Conference Room, led by Stacy Hale. For more information go to

Midweek Fall 2018: Wednesday, from 6:30-8pm. Register for Midweek in the Commons and on our website at 

  • Men: Wild at Heart by John Eldredge – David Davenport
  • Women: Gideon by Priscilla Shirer – Jenny Rampy
  • Women: The Struggle is Real by Nicole Unice – Lesli Westfall and Jenee Pulliam
  • Financial Peace University – Dave Weaver
  • Grief Share – Chris Boykin
  • Living Water 201 – Gennie Westbrook
  • How people change: Men – Walter Watson

First Monday Prayer Meeting: March 4, at Noon, in the Equip Conference Room, on the second floor of the Preschool Building.

New City Catechism: We’re posting one question and answer, with commentary by one of our pastors or leaders, each week for 2019. Our hope is that you will take the time each week to memorize these questions and answers in an effort to strengthen your biblical knowledge and to “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15). To follow along visit

ServeLink:  Check out the TOP FOUR ways we’re asking you to serve on Sunday mornings: Kids, Students, Connections, and Tech Arts. To find out more about how you can serve in one of these areas you can go to, or download the Bay Area Church app and click serve.


BOSTON FAMILY MISSION TRIP: Families and Single Adults interested in joining us for our first-ever “Family Mission Trip” to Boston, July 6-13, please attend an “Information Meeting” on Sunday, March 3rd immediately following the 11:00am worship service. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall and provide details as they exist at present. For more info, contact John Eckeberger at (713) 628-2453 or

BLESSING THE BAY AREA 2019:  Save the date of Saturday, November 9 for our annual Blessing the Bay Area event. More specific details will follow as we near the date. 

FIRST SATURDAY SERVE: In cooperation with the 4B Disaster Response Network we want to invite you to join in our continued effort to assist families affected by hurricane Harvey. The first Saturday of each month throughout 2019, the 4B DRN will host a “First Saturday Serve” event and coordinate rebuild work for our neighbors. You must register by the Wednesday prior to each event in order for materials and supplies to be in place at the work locations. Info & registration can be found at:

MIDDLE  EAST  MISSION  TRIPS: We are planning three summer mission trips to serve with our partner in the Middle East. Teams are limited to 10 people and one of the teams is already maxed out. For details and more information, please contact John Eckeberger at .


Senior Connection: March 7, at 10:30am, in the Student Center Café. Potluck luncheon for our Senior Adults who are 55 years and older. Senior Connection meets every first and third Thursday of the month for devotionals, fellowship, and activities.


Student Midweek: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm in the Student Center.

Summer Trip Info Meeting:  Sunday, March 24, 12:15 pm.  Parents and students, this is your opportunity to get all of the details for Student Life camp and mission trips to Galveston and Boston.  A light lunch will be served, but we will not be able to provide childcare or lunch for younger siblings.  If you have any questions, please contact the student ministry office.


VBS 2019:  “IN THE WILD” – Volunteer Registration is OPEN NOW! We would like to recruit 225 Leaders by April 15.  As of 2/20/19 we have 125 Volunteers registered.  7th Grade Students through Adults – help us prepare well – and well ahead of time by registering now to serve @ VBS.  All the details can be found here:  SAVE THE DATE for our Friday, April 26 “VBS All Staff Meeting.”  This important time of connection and training will take place in the Kids Theater from 7-9pm. 

 VBS (Vacation Bible School) is Mon-Fri, June 10 – 14; 9am-noon; for kids entering Kindergarten (August ’19) – completed 6th grade (’18-’19 school year).  We also provide classes for children, Birth – 4 years – of VBS Leaders.  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, Jesus Christ. Registration for Kids (Learners) opens in April.

Sunday morning Young Preschool Team Members Needed NOW!: We are growing in Sunday Older Toddlers and almost ready to open Young 2s LifeGroups at 9:30 and 11.  We are looking for team members to invest time and love in our “Littles”.  We want to staff well so that class time is fruitful.  In addition, we are looking for Super Subs to support Sunday KidMin with short term commitments.  Help us move forward by responding to serve:


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 or like us on Facebook -Bay Area Worship Ministry.  


Deacons of the Week for February 24 – March 2.  Please call the deacon of the week if you have a ministry need. This week please contact Chris Hutchison at 606-922-1989, Wayne Jermstad at 281-316-1709 or Keith Kennedy at 281-534-3484.