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 10:30 a.m.*
Sunday School is at 9:15 a.m.*
Church location is 5651 Beaver Creek Road, Bridgewater, VA 22812. (See map): 540 828-2767.
*Times are 30 minutes later September through May: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School, 11 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 Chris Dastoli. Contact us by phone at 540 828-2767 or use this contact form.
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- July 28, 2019
- August 4, 2019
For the four Sundays of July 2019, Beaver Creek Church will be flipping the order of Sunday School and our Sunday morning worship:
- Sunday worship 9:30 a.m.
- Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
At the Sunday School hour, individual classes may choose to continue with their usual lessons or they may join Pastor Elaine for a “Talk Back” in the sanctuary. In this session, everyone will get a chance to follow up with Pastor Elaine on her sermon and the Biblical texts involved.
As Pastor Elaine asked in the June newsletter: “What would the listeners, the congregation, say if they could ‘talk back’ to what I have just preached? Sure, I watch faces in the congregation as I preach. As they leave, some people make comments to me about the sermon. I would like for there to be a time and place for more interaction with the congregation. So I proposed to the Worship Team that we take one month-July to switch Sunday School and worship times. The idea is that following worship time [9:30] people can choose to attend [at 10:30] their regular Sunday School class or stay in the sanctuary and participate in “talk back” to the sermon. Leadership Team approved this idea.”
That’s just one of the stories in this month’s newsletter, now available online. Other highlights include:
- Church calendar of events
- A note of thanks from our Brethren Woods runner, Jeanette
- A note and picture on June’s Vacation Bible School (held jointly with the Montezuma and Dayton congregations).
Here’s that link again: July 2019 newsletter.
Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Minutes
May 16, 2019
Present: Chris Dastoli, Mike Suter, Joe LaPrade, Amy Saum, Marlin Simmons, Zack Wampler, Kenny Wheelbarger, Bill Wood. Ex-Officio: Elaine McGann-Interim Pastor, Darlene LaPrade-Church Clerk. Absent: Theresa Eckard, Deborah Hoover, Donna Miller-Treasurer.
Chris called the meeting to order at 7:08 p.m.
Amy opened with devotions.
The minutes from the March Leadership Team meeting were approved.
The minutes from the April Leadership Team meeting were approved.
Calendar Roundtable: SDDMA – May 17-18, June 2 – Graduate Sunday, June 2 -First Sunday Breakfast and First Sunday Offering (AVA Care), June 9 – Outdoor worship and carry-in meal, June 15 – Father/Son Banquet, June 17-20 – VBS at Dayton COB. (more…)
Beaver Creek Church’s June newsletter is now available online. Highlights include:
- Details on Vacation Bible School, now set for June 17-20
- Pastor Elaine’s reflections on Sunday School, worship, and our July calendar
- Details on our June 9 outdoor worship and carry-in picnic
and more. Here’s that link again: June 2019 newsletter