Category Archives: Photos

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


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.


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


This Sunday

This Sunday, September 2, we will celebrate Communion in our newly renovated sanctuary. On September 9, we will hold a special service to rededicate our facility. Praise God for what he has done at First Central Bible Church!

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Posted by on August 30, 2018 in First Central Bible Church, Photos


Building Renovation – Already Ready

Excitement is building towards First Central Bible Church‘s Sanctuary Rededication service on September 9. Only a few details remain before we can move back into the sanctuary and lower fellowship hall. Here’s a preview to whet your appetite.

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Posted by on August 25, 2018 in First Central Bible Church, Photos


Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Parks

Since Hume Lake is right next door to Kings Canyon & Sequoia National Parks, we took a drive through the parks to visit the General Grant Tree, “The Nation’s Christmas Tree,” and the General Sherman Tree. General Grant is the third largest tree by volume in the world and General Sherman is the largest tree in the world by volume. The trees are so large and tall that the camera and lens were not wide enough to get the entire trees into the picture!

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Posted by on August 15, 2018 in California, National Parks, Photos