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 29. 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.
On Sunday, July 9 we will bring the entire church family together in one combined worship service at 9:30 AM. The service will be followed with our annual church picnic. We are asking you to bring (A-H) salads/breads, (I-P) side dishes or (Q-Z) desserts enough for your family plus 10 more people. Volunteers for setup and cleanup are greatly appreciated!
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.
Fuel Youth Group
On Sundays 6th-8th graders will meet at 4:30 PM and 9th-12th graders will meet at 6:30 PM.
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.
Wednesday nights, October 2018 - May 2019.
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 the Family Life Center. If you are interested in being part of one of the teams, please contact Beth Ward.
PCBW is sponsoring an adult mission trip to Guatemala where we will be working with Living Water International to drill a well in a village without clean water, teach hygiene and sanitation principles, share Bible stories, while reaching out to village families. You can get more information at The Connection, or by calling Tedde Reid at 847.226.8503.
IGNITE is a favorite time for all 3rd-5th graders with games, snacks, a great message and more. Bus transportation available to and from Hailey, if needed. Pick-up at 5:45 PM and drop-off at 7:45 PM at Albertsons. Contact Sarah Jones for information 208.622.0548.
Join us for an all-church family sledding day at Galena Lodge. Hot chocolate and snacks will be provided. Bring snowshoes and warm clothing. For more information, contact Sarah Jones at email@example.com or 208.622.0548.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Childcare available upon request.
RSVP through the church office at 208-726-5123 or email@example.com. Call 208-788-7878 or see the map below for directions to Dave & Lisa Bjerke's Home, 120 Pioneer Mountain Drive, Hailey.
PCBW has been challenged to some friendly competition by St. Thomas Episcopal, Our Lady of the Snows, and other local faith community’s to compete in “The Souper Bowl” - an annual competition to see who can bring the most canned soups for the Hunger Coalition.
While the real goal is to help provide for those in need in our Valley, the winning congregation will be bringing home the prized Wood River Valley "Souper Bowl" trophy.
Bring your soups to PCBW’s Family Skate Night (Feb. 2) or to church on or before Super Bowl Sunday (February 3). For those for whom bringing soups is difficult, Aktisons will be taking pre-paid orders and delivering them to the Hunger Coalition in the donor’s church name. Order forms are available through the church office.
While all canned soups will be accepted, the Hunger Coalition suggest the following because of their nutritional value:
Campbell’s Healthy Request, Healthy Choice, Campbell’s Well Yes, Progresso Reduced Sodium, Progresso Light, Amy’s Kitchen, Annies, Pacific, Health Value Organic, and Imagine.
Football Sunday 2019!!! On Sunday February 3 (Super Bowl Sunday), PCBW will be joining 5,000 other churches and participating in Football Sunday. Our one worship service (9:30 AM) will feature upbeat worship music, and a message featuring NFL players, including some who will be playing in the Super Bowl later that afternoon. A great opportunity to reach out to your football loving friends and neighbors!
On Sunday, January 27 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 at The Connection booth. Plan to join us!
We will once again host the Hunger Coalition's "Empty Bowls" event. For a small donation, 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.
After worship this 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.