Welcome to Beaver Creek Church

We are a small church located near Bridgewater, Virginia. Our church offers weekly services, Sunday School classes for all ages, and a small caring faith community. Our church’s mission statement says: Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren is a loving, caring and authentic fellowship of believers empowered by the Holy Spirit and called to be God’s church: to worship, humbly serve others and proclaim Jesus Christ. 

Worship starts at 11 a.m.*
Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m.*
Church location is 5651 Beaver Creek Road, Bridgewater, VA 22812. (See map): 540 828-2767.
*Times are 30 minutes later earlier in June-July-August: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School, 10:30 a.m. worship.

Church leadership: We are currently in a pastoral transition with Elaine Hartman McGann serving as interim pastor. Our search committee is active. The church is governed by a leadership team headed by Jeanette Hess. Contact us by phone at 540 828-2767 or use this contact form.

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Upcoming events:

February 21, 2018
February 25, 2018
February 28, 2018
March 4, 2018
March 6, 2018
March 7, 2018
March 11, 2018

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January minutes posted

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Meeting
January 18, 2018

Present:  Jeanette Hess, John Hoover, Theresa Eckard, Joe LaPrade, Candy Hensley, Kenny Wheelbarger, Ann Healy, Bill Wood, Amy Saum, Chris Dastoli.  Ex-Officio:  Elaine McGann – Interim Pastor, Darlene LaPrade – Church Clerk.  Absent:  Donna Miller-Treasurer.

Jeanette Hess called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.

Jeanette opened the meeting with devotions and a prayer.

The minutes from the December meeting were distributed and approved. (more…)

Lent at Beaver Creek

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren has a number of activities scheduled in March, in the time leading up to Easter. Lent begins on February 14 (Ash Wednesday). Activities include:

  • Worship services on Lenten themes.
  • Special music by the adult choir.
  • Communion bread making in the church kitchen March 21 at 6 p.m.
  • Palm Sunday Love Feast with full communion March 25 at 7 p.m.

On Easter Sunday, we will celebrate with a sunrise service at 7 a.m. April 1 at the back corner of the cemetery. This will be followed by sunrise breakfast in the Fellowship Hall. Our Easter worship celebration begins at 11 a.m. Come join us!

Details on this and other stories are in Beaver Creek Church’s current newsletter, now available online. Here are a few highlights:

  • Find out about the All Church Birthday Party after worship and a carry-in lunch on February 18.
  • See a picture of a lot of food (!) bound for the Stokesville Food Pantry.
  • Read Pastor Elaine’s reflections on Lent.

Here’s that link again: February 2018 newsletter.

December minutes posted

In December the outgoing and incoming Leadership Teams met. Here are the minutes:

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Meeting
December 21, 2017
Present: Brad Eckard, Jeanette Hess, Diane Miller, Bill Eckard, Reba Kline, Deborah Hoover, Joe LaPrade, Darlene LaPrade, Theresa Eckard, Bill Wood, Elaine McGann – Interim Pastor, Dana Suter – Church Clerk.
Absent: Ann Healy and Donna Miller – Treasurer.
Brad Eckard called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.
Brad led the group in devotions and a prayer.
The minutes from last month’s meeting were approved.
Calendar Update: January 7 – Celebrate Epiphany, January 14 – Bread and Cup Communion
Elaine inquired as to who would make a decision on cancelling church services in cases of inclement weather. Brad will ask several church members that live closest to Beaver Creek to check the roads and parking lot and make a final decision. They will then call Elaine and get the information to the television/radio station as well as call Evy Kaye to place on the church prayer chain.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:17 pm.
Respectfully Submitted,
Dana Suter – Church Clerk

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Re-organizational Leadership Team Meeting
December 21, 2017

Present: Jeanette Hess, Chris Dastoli, Roger Simmons, Joe LaPrade, Theresa Eckard, Reba Kline, Bill Wood, Diane Miller, Kenny Wheelbarger, Amy Saum, Candy Hensley, Deborah Hoover. Ex-officio: Elaine McGann – Interim Pastor, Darlene LaPrade – Church Clerk.
Jeanette Hess called the meeting to order at 7:44 pm.
The focus teams met prior to this meeting to re-organize their teams. Focus team responsibilities are as follows:
Facilities Team: Roger Simmons – Chair/LT Representative, Marlin Simmons – Secretary, John Hoover
Finance Team: Evelyn Sandin – Chair, Joe LaPrade – LT Representative, Linda Rhodes – Secretary
Ministry Team: Mike Suter – Chair, Theresa Eckard – LT Representative, John Jordan
Worship Team: Ann Healy – Chair, Reba Kline – LT Representative, Bill Wood – Secretary
Outreach and Missions Team: Diane Miller – Chair, Kenny Wheelbarger – LT Representative, Candy Hulvey – Secretary
Christian Education and Discipleship Team: Misty Wheelbarger, Amy Saum, Mitch Moore
Fellowship Team: Deborah Hoover – Chair, Candy Hensley – LT Representative, Deanne Dastoli – Secretary
The Leadership Team requested that the Finance Team conduct a financial review of 2017.
The Deacons need 6 more units to be a full Deacon body. They will meet on January 14 after church.
Bill Wood reported that we have $600.00 from the Cook Fund as start up money for a fundraising opportunity. The Men’s Fellowship and Outreach Team will work together on this fundraiser.
Theresa Eckard will be the contact person for NYC which will be held summer 2018.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:18 pm.