Sunday Announcements

Weekly Church E-Bulletins: We are publishing e-bulletins as an important part of PCBW’s communication program for the congregation.The e-Bulletin will replace the printed version and will be published weekly regarding Sunday services, announcements, newsletters, schedules, and other items of interest. If you’re not currently on the e-mail list, please signup to receive weekly updates by contacting office@pcbw.org or text PCBWNEWS to 22828 to join! Please consider going "Green".

Camp Big Wood is looking for summer camp counselors to be a part of our dynamic team! Position is Monday – Friday from June 7 – August 18. Hours vary. If you have a love for children, an energetic, upbeat, and fun personality, and a desire to get out and about and explore our Valley, please contact Miss Kim at the school office 208.726.9053.

Sand Bagging Volunteers: While we are praying we don't need them, we are looking for people who would be willing to come to the church and help sandbag the area should the river rise too high during this year’s run off.  If you would be willing to be called should the need arise, please call 208.726.5123or e-mail the church office at office@pcbw.org. Thanks!

Gracious Dismissal Update from the Session: There is an update on the dismissal process from the Session available in the Outer Court Gallery. You are encouraged to get a copy and talk with a Session member or our pastor if you have any questions.

Sunday School Wristbands: Safety First! With the growing number of children and many visitors entering our doors, children’s ministry is implementing a new check-in system in an effort to provide a safe environment for children to learn, grow, and experience God’s love. Parents please check-in your children and obtain wristbands in the Outer Court Gallery.

Greeters and Ushers Needed: Greeting and Ushering are important services performed by everyone with a desire to make our congregation warm and welcoming for visitors and members. All that is required is a friendly smile and 15-20 minutes of your time once a quarter. To become an Usher,contact Bart Adrian at 208.421.2406; paradoxadrian@gmail.com. If you’re interested in becoming a Greeter for the 9:30 service, please contact Cheri and Tom Watson at 206.947.0625; sunvalleywatsons@hotmail.com.

Deacon Ministry: PCBW has an outreach team of Deacons that are able and willing to minister to our congregation and community needs. Do you know of anyone who needs help moving, lawn care, and home maintenance?  Please contact Cindy Kirk at cindykirk@kirk-group.com, if you hear of anyone whom we may assist.

Online Giving: Help support the local programs, activities, and community outreach ministries of the church. Go to pcbw.org and click on the Give Now button.

Coffee Hour Volunteers: Please sign up to help with coffee hour and to bring goodies. Please consider making an extra batch of your favorite cookies and serving them during our time of fellowship. Contact Cindy Kirk at cindykirk@kirk-group.com or 208.309.2559 to signup.

Job Board: Are you looking for a job? Are you an employer who is hiring? A bulletin board has been placed in the Outer Court Gallery hallway for those who have been laid off and are looking for a job. If you are an employer or in need of some help in your home, please take a look at these candidates when hiring. The PCBW church family is at work in staying connected!

E-mail Updates and Newsletters: The fastest way we can get news and information out to you is by sending e-mail blasts. Please take the time to sign-up for updates by contacting office@pcbw.org or text PCBWNEWS to 22828 to join. Thank you!

Choir Rehearsals: Wednesday nights from 5:30 PM—7:00 PM in the Choir Room. All are welcome. For more information contact Patty Parsons-Tewson at 208.721.0133.

Ketchum Community Dinners: Free meals served on Wednesdays for those who are in need from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.  If you are interested in being part of one of the teams, please call Beth Grinstead at 208.869.7911 for more information.

Big Wood School Mabel's Labels Fundraiser: We have had many of the Big Wood School parents searching high and low for their child's belongings as of late…especially now with all the snow gear and ski gear. So this fundraiser couldn't come at a better time! These labels are waterproof and durable and can go on absolutely everything! Keep your kitchen beautifully organized with food canister labels in your choice of four designs. These will help easily identify your belongings and cut way down on the things that end up in the Lost-n-Found and they will give Big Wood School 20% of all online sales! Check out their website and click the "Support a Fundraiser" button in the top right. That will bring you to a drop-down screen at "Select Your School" and click Big Wood School. If you have any questions, please contact Kim Piggins at 208.726.9053 or kimpiggins@pcbw.org. Thanks and Happy Labeling!

Children’s Ministry: They are multiplying! Children’s ministry is thrilled to have more and more little ones in the nursery and 3 year-Kindergarten class. Volunteers are greatly needed to serve on a rotating basis as a “floater”, assisting where needed during the 9:30 AM service. Leaders are already in place. If you’d like to support our young families in this way, please contact Carrie Kotara at 208.622.0548 or carriek@pcbw.org.

Straw Poll Results: The result of the non-binding straw poll is below: Based on this information, the Session will be in communication with Kendall Presbytery concerning the next steps in our discernment process. We encourage everyone to keep this matter in your prayers.
Total votes: 230         83% yes
Members: 80% yes
Affiliates: 93% yes
Attenders: 76% yes

Online Church Directory: Thank you to everyone who has participated in the online church directory. It is live and ready for use. An email containing the link and password was sent to everyone who provided a form. Please review your page for accuracy and email any corrections to jennifernself@gmail.com. Everyone is still encouraged to participate as it is not too late to submit your information.