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Winter Wonders

Photos from Sunday night’s storm

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2019 in Chicopee, Photos, Winter

 

Winter sunrise

Yesterday’s winter sunrise over Chicopee, MA.

 
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Posted by on January 18, 2019 in Chicopee, Photos, Sunrise

 

Over the years and across the miles

Happy anniversary to my wife, best friend, and lover. 38 years is too short a time to be married to your best friend. We’ve gone from SoCal to Western MA, with stops in Dallas, TX; Anaheim, CA; Wheaton, IL; Moreno Valley, CA; Redmond, WA; Sammamish, WA; and now Chicopee, MA. We’ve served Christ at churches in Wheaton, Bellevue, Seattle, and Chicopee. We’ve led ministry teams to Toral and Malaga, Spain; Moscow, Tsibanobalka, and Anapa, Russia. We’ve traveled up and down the West Coast, across the States, visited London and New Zealand. We’ve celebrated graduations and weddings, sorrowed at funerals, and encouraged each other with rehab. We’ve experienced, benefited from, and enjoyed the grace of God through the ups and downs of life over the years and across the miles. May God grant us many more years to serve him together!

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2018 in Family & Friends, Personal growth, Photos, Weddings

 

Women’s Christmas Friendship Dinner – 12/8/18

Saturday evening, the women of First Central Bible Church hosted their annual Women’s Christmas Friendship Dinner. It is probably our most effective outreach event of the year, when the women invite their unchurched friends to join them for an elegant evening of food, entertainment, conversation, and gospel message. The theme was “Ring the Bells” and it was fitting that the evening’s entertainment was provided by the Hockanum Valley Ringers. My wife, Carol, was the emcee, and Lynn Johnson shared the devotional message. The hospitality team did the cooking and the men of the church served the meal. Thanks go to our Women’s Leadership team–Carol Wheeler, Rose Eldridge, Gail Grant, Tammy Downs, and Carol Faita.

 
 

Sanctuary Rededication Service – photos

Carol was able to take some photos during our Sanctuary Rededication worship service this morning.

 
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Posted by on September 9, 2018 in First Central Bible Church, Photos, Worship

 

Sanctuary Rededication Service

On Sunday, September 9, we are holding a special worship service to rededicate our renovated facility. We are holding one service, combining both of our worship teams, involving each one of our elders, and keeping our children in the service rather than having them go to Junior Church. It will be a special time of worship that will end with a call to rededicate our lives to Christ and the ministry of First Central Bible Church.

Here’s the order of service:

Welcome & prayer – Pastor Mark Wheeler

2 songs – led by Wayne Erik Jarvis

  • Days of Elijah
  • He Reigns

Scripture reading – Matthew 28:16-20 (Great Commission) – Joe Martin, Elder

2 songs – led by Dave Krok

  • Build Your Kingdom Here
  • Rescuer

Review of the renovation process – Doug McVeigh, Elder

2 songs – led by Dave Krok

  • Worthy, Worthy
  • Doxology

Scripture reading – Matthew 22:34-40 (Great Commandment) – Doug Dolbow, Elder

Offering

2 songs – led by Wayne Erik Jarvis

  • Agnus Dei
  • The Blood of Jesus Speaks for Me

Prayer – Stan Kulig, Elder

Sermon – Matthew 16:13-20 (Becoming an I2(squared) Church: A Church of Irresistible Influence) – Pastor Mark Wheeler

Closing song

  • In Christ Alone

Lunch – in the gym

 

Renovation – Before & After

Now that the building renovation is 95% complete at First Central Bible Church, it’s time to compare the Before & After look. Part of our purpose was to make the sanctuary lighter, brighter, and to open up the stage.

 
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Posted by on August 31, 2018 in First Central Bible Church, Photos