From exploding volcanoes to cooling off on a Slip n' Slide, our campers will enjoy new adventures each week! Gymnastics, soccer, music, dance, cooking, hikes, arts and crafts, water play, super summer science are business as usual. Our camp features energetic and caring counselors who are trained in CPR and First Aid. Big Wood is both licensed and state certified.
Join us at 12:00 PM to enjoy a day of fun and recreation at the valley's favorite getaway for the day on Saturday, June 30. Afternoon worship at 5:00 PM and potluck dinner at 6:00 PM are the perfect ending to this church-wide event in the scenic Sawtooths. Water crafts, paddle boards and kayaks are needed for this event.
Our annual Vacation Bible School (VBS) program offers children one of the best weeks of their summer. Staffed with many volunteers, it is filled with laugh out loud skits, Bible stories, science experiments, outdoor fun, service projects, music and worship, VBS is for children between 4 years of age, and those in the sixth grade.
All of our out-of-town affiliates and participants are invited to join us on Wednesday, August 2 for the Affiliates Dinner. Please put the date on your calendar and mark the time for 5:30 PM at Steve & Julie Meineke's home - 203 Meadowridge Road (Elkhorn). It's a wonderful time to get to know others from around the country who make PCBW their church home while in the valley. Please RSVP by July 23 to firstname.lastname@example.org or 208.726.5123 for potluck food assignments.
Calling All Graduates!
It is the time of year when we want to recognize the children and youth in our PCBW family who are celebrating graduation. If you have a young person graduating from high school, college or graduate school of any sort, please notify Mark or Tracy Mueller. We will look forward to recognizing them on Sunday, June 3.
Please join us for the Big Wood School Spring Spectacular!!!
Your children will be performing a collection of the Big Wood School's favorite songs specially for YOU! Please bring your child to his/her classroom at 5:50pm and proceed to the Sanctuary to find your seat. The show will begin at 6:00pm SHARP.
Exploring Faith and the Church: Interested in learning more about the Christian faith? In understanding what makes the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood what it is? In joining PCBW as a member or an affiliate? Then come join us over a nice dinner as Mark leads us through these topics and answers your questions about the church. RSVP through the church office at or email@example.com. Childcare available upon request.
RSVP through the church office at 208-726-5123 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 208-788-7878 or see the map below for directions to Dave & Lisa Bjerke's Home, 120 Pioneer Mountain Drive, Hailey.
WOW is a favorite time for all 4th-6th graders with games, snacks, a great message and more. Bus transportation available to and from Hailey, if needed. Pick-up at 3:45 PM and drop-off at 5:45 PM at Albertsons. Contact Sarah Jones for information 208.622.0548.
An opportunity has opened for us to join the winter retreat at Camp Perkins! Expect to spend time by the fire, eat great food and play in the snow with friends. Stay in the cozy accommodations of the retreat center and spend time on the tubing hill, x-country skis, or hiking in snow shoes.
On Sunday, January 28 we will meet together in one blended worship service at 9:30 AM. There will be a congregational meeting following. Afterward, we will share a potluck meal together. Sign up to bring a dish in the outer court gallery. Plan to join us!
We will once again host the Hunger Coalition's "Empty Bowls" event. For a donation of $20, you can enjoy delicious homemade soups, salads, Big Wood Bread and dessert. You get to pick out a beautiful handmade soup bowl to take with you as a part of your donation. All proceeds go to meet the needs of the hungry here in the Wood River Valley.
Fuel Youth Group resumes on Sunday, January 7!
The 7th-12th grade fuel youth group will meet on Sunday evenings from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM at the church. The bus will continue to pick-up students at Albertsons in Hailey 30 minutes before and after. For further information, contact Mark & Tracy Mueller at email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org or 208.309.1631; 208.309.2364.
After worship next Sunday we will take down the Christmas decorations and store them until Advent next year. For those who attend the 9:30 service, we hope you will help with the River Room and Outer Court Gallery. For those who attend the 11:00 service, we ask for your help in the sanctuary following the service. Thank you in advance!
The Nominating Committee (Jennifer Halverson, Jeff Howes, and Ed Northen) have begun their work of nominating new elders for the 2018 class. If you have suggestions of members of the church you think would be strong candidates, please submit them to the committee.
Your participation in Operation Christmas Child can be used of God to touch the heart and change the life of a child. Families and individuals can gather a shoebox full of articles that will fill a young boy or girl's heart with gratitude, and a sense that someone cares. The boxes need to be back at the church for shipping no later than Sunday, November 19.
We will continue a long-standing tradition on Sunday, October 22 - our participation in the Sun Valley Jazz Jamboree. Thanks to the generous support of a group of individuals, we will once again welcome the Midiri Brothers at the 11:00 service that morning. We will have our regular service at 9:30 with Sunday School for the children. This is a highlight of our fall each year.
Wednesday nights, October 2017 - May 2018.
Please come join us for a free dinner on Wednesday nights. Dine in or pick up a meal to go for you or a friend. Serving food every Wednesday night from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM for anyone in need in the Family Life Center. If you are interested in being part of one of the teams, please contact Beth Ward.
“What does real Christianity look like?” “How do I know my faith is real?" These questions lie at the heart of the book James, the book we are excited to announce we will be studying during PCBW’s Fall Focus study this year. What James want to challenge us with is this truth: that real faith is not seen in what we claim to be true, but in how we live.
On Sept. 24, 2017 at 10:45 AM (after our one worship service that morning) the Session has called a special congregational meeting for the purpose of voting on motions related to the Session’s unanimous recommendation that PCBW accept the terms of dismissal negotiated with the Presbytery of Kendall, and be dismissed to ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.