Small Group Opportunities
Wednesday Night Bible Study Group
On Wed nights at 6pm, this group tackles different books of the bible interspersed with current event topics. Great conversations, great interaction. This group also acts as a small group, caring for each other and praying for each other.
The mission of Presbyterian Women: forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves
* to nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study,
* to support the mission of the church worldwide,
* to work for justice and peace, and
* to build an inclusive, caring community of women that
strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and
witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.
Sunday school is offered in between services, at 10:15.
Sunday School for adults
Currently, the adults are focused on learning the bible and the teens are focusing on the sermon topic of the day. Both groups dig into the word and try to learn how to become more like Jesus to be ready to serve the kingdom. We will be adding another Sunday school at 8am in February that will focus on discipleship.
The music at Big cove is vibrant and alive! At the first worship service there is guitar and percussion and at the second service there is a small choir and piano. The worship experience is all integrated with music to provide the opportunity for congregants to experience the presence of God in worship.
Our choir acts as a small group as they not only sing for the glory of God, but care for each other in prayer and through fellowship. They meet on Wednesday nights at 7 PM.
Mission, Outreach, and Evangelism
The BCPC community supports a variety of local, and international service and evangelism projects. There is an outreach mission team that meets monthly to discuss God’s call on Big Cove to the community. Mission and Outreach Ministry Team special events will be listed on the Events Page. Be sure to check it out!
Care Center, New Hope AL
In the year 2000, four area churches (Cove United Methodist, Rivertree Church, Big Cove Presbyterian, and St. Columbia Episcopal) put their denominations aside and came together to start The CARE Center after recognizing the unmet needs of our under-resourced neighbors in southeastern Madison County. Initially, the mission provided emergency food, toiletries, baby products, school supplies and financial assistance (serving 60 families / month on average). By 2005, the CARE Center Executive Board and volunteers realized the importance of community development to help neighbors become self-sufficient and began to design opportunities for higher education.
Today, because of God’s grace, The CARE Center has grown significantly, impacting the lives of so many of their neighbors. Volunteers and staff are dedicated to walking through crisis with the families, while offering hope and opportunity to their neighbors regularly. They are currently partnered with over 1000 students and families.
Presbyterian Home for Children
The Presbyterian home for children is a faith-based Christian organization which strives to serve like Jesus. They meet their clients where they are and treat them with respect. They focus on our clients’ strengths rather than their problems. And They encourage their clients to focus on their future rather than their past. When they do this well, they help children and families find hope and know the love of God.
Their philosophy of care is family centered, strength focused and goal driven. They incorporate these same values in their hiring, training, supervision, evaluation and business practices.
The Vine is an ecumenical counseling center that promotes emotional healing with the love and grace of Christ for individuals, couples, families and congregations.
INDIVIDUALS find relief from emotional distress, depression, anxiety, insecurities, and spiritual stagnation.
COUPLES find the resources needed to save and repair their broken relationships
FAMILIES are reconciled and learn to resolve conflict and to live emotionally healthy.
CONGREGATIONS – The Vine, as a specialized ministry of The Church, is supported by 20 different area congregations, bringing healing to members of the Body of Christ, thus empowering those who heal to greater service in their local congregations.
The Vine’s expertise is pastoral counseling and marriage and family therapy. Pastoral counseling is provided by a professional who is both psychologically and theologically trained. Pastoral counseling is:
a unique form of counseling which uses spiritual resources as well as psychological understanding for healing and growth.
a specialized ministry of the church, providing professional counseling that is sensitive to a person’s religious beliefs and traditions.
The Vine's professional staff addresses issues of depression, anxiety, stress management, persistent guilt, how to live a normal life after surviving physical, verbal or sexual abuse, spiritual crisis, life adjustments, career changes, grief, thriving after a dysfunctional childhood, spiritual growth, healing wounds, overcoming bad habits, recovery from addictions, lack of intimacy with God, facing idolatry, disability, job loss.
World Race Participant and Missionary- Mollie Jewett
11 countries in 11 months: sharing Jesus around the globe. Right now, the young woman we are following is in Chile with her team of 6 women. These teams serve in different countries in different ways. That said, every day on the World Race looks a little different. Some days will be packed full with construction, VBS, evangelism outreach, building relationships with orphans, or praying for the sick at a hospital. Some days could be slower — shopping for groceries at the market, cooking for their team, and spending time praying for the community that they walk through. Regardless of the pace or the activity, every day will be focused on being a part of God's kingdom work.
AA of Alabama
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking. Big Cove's white church serves as a meeting location for the 431 Group.
AA members share their experience with anyone seeking help with a drinking problem; they give person-to-person service or “sponsorship” to the alcoholic coming to AA from any source. The AA program, set forth in our Twelve Steps, offers the alcoholic a way to develop a satisfying life without alcohol.