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Pastor’s Update

Issues We Face: Anxiety and Depression

Dear Church,

I pray you are walking in the grace and peace of Christ this week. I’m looking forward to worshiping with you on Sunday. We will continue our series titled “Issue We Face” as we discuss the issues of anxiety and depression. In my preparation for this message, I discovered 1 in 12 people are facing anxiety and depression right now. Most people will go through at least one season of deep anxiety or depression in their life time. You aren’t alone and as we learned last week, there is hope.

Prepare for our time together on Sunday by reading Psalm 13. Pray now asking God to speak to you and bring you comfort, peace, and joy. 

After the message you may decide you want more help. Our elders and their wives will be in the worship center this Wednesday, February 13 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM, to pray with you about these issues. Take a step toward trusting God for freedom. Let’s pray and ask him for healing when it comes to anxiety and depression. If you would like practical help finding pastoral care or counseling go to

Have a great weekend. Invite someone to come with you Sunday. 

You are loved!

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)


Week of 2/10/19


New Sermon Series: The Issues We Face

We will offer a time of prayer on Feb. 13, Feb. 20, and Feb. 27, at 6:30pm in the Worship Center to pray with you about the issues that you are dealing with in your life. Elders, Pastors and their wives will be available to pray with you.

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; Cost $13
  • Women: The Struggle is Real by Nicole Unice – Lesli Westfall and Jenee Pulliam; cost $8
  • Financial Peace University – Dave Weaver; Cost $109
  • Grief Share – Chris Boykin; Cost $20
  • Living Water 201 – Gennie Westbrook; Cost $10
  • How people change: Men – Walter Watson; Cost $15

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.


Interest Meeting for Summer Middle East Mission Trips – If you are a member of Bay Area Church and interested in joining us for one of three mission trips this summer to the Middle East, there will be a brief “Interest Meeting” on Sunday, February 17.  Immediately following the 11am worship service, please join us in the Fellowship Hall.  Michel Sawan, our point man there, will be on-hand to share about the ongoing work and we will announce the trip dates, providing available details.  Contact John Eckeberger ( with questions.

Family Mission Trip to Boston: July 7-14, 2019. These are the preliminary working dates for a family-oriented mission trip to assist one of our Boston area church plants. If you have any interest at all in discovering more about this mission opportunity, please contact John Eckeberger at or text him at (713) 628-2453.


Senior Connection: February 21, 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.

Purity4Life: Saturday, February 23, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, in the Student Center.  This Milestone 4 celebration for students and parents emphasizes the importance of accountability, healthy friendships, and biblical standards for purity.  More information and registration can be found at Registration closes February 20.


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:

VBS 2019:  “IN THE WILD” – Volunteer Registration is OPEN NOW! 7th Grade Students through Adults – help us prepare well – and well ahead of time by registering now to serve at 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) through 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.


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 10 – February 16.  Please call the deacon of the week if you have a ministry need. This week please contact David Westbrook at 361-676-6997, John Dixon at 281-332-1998 or Bud Goza at 281-482-6149.