Modified in-person gatherings this Sunday

All campuses will be open for in person gathering services this Sunday with modifications. You can see a list of the guidelines here or check out this video to see what to expect. We know that people have varying levels of comfort in regard to coming back in person. We welcome you wherever you are at in this process. Our online services will continue indefinitely.
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Engaged Couples: We want to help start your marriage off the best it can be. You are invited to a 7-week class beginning May 31 at 9am in Portable 2, Rockford Campus.

Blood Drive: Monday, June 15, 1-7pm Rockford Campus Gym. Schedule your appointment here. Hospitals are rescheduling elective surgeries and blood will be needed, please join us and donate!

Annual Meeting: June 14, 6-7pm at the Rockford Campus. All BHBC members from all campuses are encouraged to attend. Members will be voting on the following:

  1. New Members from all campuses
  2. 2020-21 budget
  3. Deacons
  4. Recommendation to call Trevor Hunt to our Ministry Team as Pastor
  5. New name

Q and A times: June 7 and 14 at 10:15am Rockford Campus room 304 and Northview Campus room LGR2. June 14, 4:30pm at Rockford Campus.

Women’s Life Bible Study: Me Myself & Lies by Jennifer Rothschild.
Words are powerful. Especially the words women speak to themselves. All too often, what they say to themselves when they lie in bed at night or look in the mirror in the morning is not even close to the words God wants them to speak to their souls. Learn to replace those lies with truth during our 7-week summer Study begins the week of June 14 at the Northview Campus, Tuesdays 7-8:30pm and Wednesdays 1-2:30pm. We will offer a zoom option from 8-9:30am on Tuesdays. Study is $20. Register online. All women from all 3 campuses are invited.

*Ensley Campus is offering a Summer Book club, Read Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero or Sensible Shoes by Sharon Garlough Brown and stay connected through a Facebook group. Contact Sheryl, [email protected] to sign up.

Generosity Update: As we close out our fiscal year on Sunday, May 31, we are deeply encouraged by your amazing and sacrificial giving. You are generous people! Thank you so much for giving to the Lord and his work at BHBC during this season of  constant change. Your impact is huge and far reaching. For details about giving, visit bhbconline.org/Give.

Giving Update as of 5/26/20 April 2020 Year to Date
Budgeted Income Need To Date $398,101 $5,149,000
Actual Income Received to Date $345,429 $4,902,480
Surplus (shortfall) $(52,672) $(246,520)

Wherever you are in your journey, you are welcome here. If this is your first time with us or if you have been here for years, we want to connect with you.

SERVING OUR COMMUNITY

Use Your Gifts. Change the World: Do what you’re designed to do and have fun doing it. Meet people. Make a real difference in peoples’ lives. Join the hundreds of people who volunteer every week serving to make this place a reality, bhbconline.org/volunteer.

GLOBAL PARTNERS

Tim and Rebecca Hawkins – England

We are doing well. Our lockdown and stay at home orders started about 11 weeks ago. The UK has been quite strict and I think the only place we’ve gone in that time is the grocery store! Like most people we’ve taken our ministry meetings online and hold our Bible studies on Zoom. Our participation is good and we’ve even taken advantage of the situation to invite people who have been a part of our ministry in the recent past but have now moved on to other duty stations. It’s been fun to catch up and see familiar faces in the mix again. Our local military chapels are also holding their services online. I’m on the regular speaking rotation and, since the messages are pre-recorded I was able to do a podcast style talk with my son Andrew, an USAF airman stationed at Cannon AFB in New Mexico, on Growing Your Faith in Isolation. We had originally planned to return to the States in June to begin our missionary home assignment but that has been pushed back to at least the first of August due to the pandemic. When we finally do make it we will need to focus on support raising in preparation for our next assignment in Germany as Cadence Europe Field Leaders.
Pray for a reasonably smooth transition between ourselves and the family coming to take over the ministry at the Air Force bases when we leave. Pray that in spite of the unusual circumstances, our time in the US will be effective and that we’ll be able to connect well with people and spend valuable time with our families. Pray that the power and hope of the gospel will be evidenced in our lives to the people we minister to, inspire of the current relational limitations.


Updated May 29, 2020