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.* (Suspended until June 7 due to Corona virus)
Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m.* (Suspended due to Corona virus)
Church location is 5651 Beaver Creek Road, Bridgewater, VA 22812. (See map): 540 828-2767.
*Times are 30 minutes earlier June through August: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School, 10:30 a.m. worship.

Church leadership: We are led by Pastor Ryan Cooper and governed by a leadership team headed by Zac Wampler. Contact us by phone at 540 828-2767 or use this contact form.

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Good News Brief for July 2, 2020

RECAP: A SENSITIVE BODY–based on Acts 6:1-7

Like everyone else, the early church was not immune to conflict. Although the church strove to be united in heart and mind, a conflict arose over the distribution of food. The Grecian Jews complained that their widows were being overlooked, and that the Hebraic Jews were receiving preferential treatment. Although the church had seen explosive growth up to this point, this conflict had the potential to derail all of the gains.

Conflict destroys. With conflict often comes finger pointing, hatred, dissension, division, and distrust. Teams crumble when there is conflict. Our nation is divided. We have felt the sting of national conflict, denominational conflict, and conflict over social media. And conflict can damper our ability to come together and worship God, as I heard once before, “I can’t worship in the same pew with her” over a heated debate on social media.

Yet, the early church not only faced this conflict, but found a way to navigate through it. In the end, it said in Acts 6:7 that “The number of disciples increased rapidly.” How did the early church overcome conflict? How can it serve as a model to us? How can we intentionally work to keep unity, to heal conflicts in our day and time?

1) Hear the concern. The apostles called together all of the church and took the time to hear the concern. There is a difference between hearing to solve and hearing to understand. What was the heart’s cry? Was there dialogue? Do we know how people feel? Do we understand the why? Have people spoken freely? The heart at the Grecian Jews–we want to be equal in Christ. We don’t want to have the seconds, but to share with everyone else.

2) Know your strengths and weaknesses. The apostles’ strength was in prayer and ministry of the word. Their weakness was in the administrative oversight of the food distribution. Instead of trying to tackle something they were not skilled at, they looked for a solution that played to the strengths of another.

3) Empower the solution. The apostles encouraged the people themselves to choose individuals who were filled with the Holy Spirit and wisdom to oversee the project. They could have chosen, but they empowered the people to find and choose who can lead. Not only did this show the people were heard, but also trusted in making a wise decision.

4) Strive for consensus. The proposal pleased the whole group. After the seven were chosen, the whole affirmed, and then the apostles laid their hands upon them and sent them out. They worked at a solution until everyone could live with it. Instead of pushing for winners and losers, they realized they all lost if they were not on board. Why win at the expense of their brother or sister in Christ?

The early church gave us a model on how to be a sensitive body. We are living in very strange times. But our leadership’s way of trying to solve our conflicts is failing. Maybe we should take a page out of the play book of the early church, and see if we can chart a different way.

Questions for reflection

1) Are you at conflict with someone?

2) How does conflict make you feel? How does it affect your relationship with God?

3) Why is it difficult to truly listen to a concern of another?

4) Why is striving for consensus difficult?

Next Sunday

Pastor Ryan will continue to Acts church series with the sermon titled, “Standing By Each Other,” based upon Acts 9:19-31. No one believed Saul had become a Christian until Barnabas got involved. How did Barnabas shape the future? And what can we learn about standing beside people? Come or tune in Sunday to find out!

This Sunday is also outdoor worship! We will be on the side of the church (in the shade but still in reach of live stream feed). Please bring your trusted lawn chair, mask, and water to stay hydrated. The temperature could be near 90.

Daily Bible Readings for July 2 – 6

July 2: 1 Kings 12:1-20 How did Rehoboam’s lack of sensitivity bring disaster?

July 3: Isaiah 7 How did Ahaz’s lack of sensitivity bring judgment?

July 4: Acts 8:26-39 How did Philip’s sensitivity to the Spirit change an Ethiopian’s life?

July 5: Genesis 41:1-16 Who encouraged Pharaoh to find Joseph? Why?

July 6: Exodus 18 Who encouraged Moses to find assistance? Why?

Announcements:

Call for Worship Leaders and Children’s Story

As we look at the ability to reopen in the coming weeks, we are in need of both worship leaders and children’s story. We are looking for one person each week, rather than a month at a time. If you would like to serve, contact Alice Over (worship leading) or Tammy Stine (children’s story). We have worship leading for July covered, but will need August going forward, and we still need children’s story for July.

Bible Study

We will take the month of July off from Bible study due to vacations and other scheduling conflicts. We will resume Bible study in the beginning of August after this week!

Baptism/Membership Class

Before church closed for COVID, we had begun to announce a baptism and membership class (for transfer of membership). So for we have two that have expressed interest. If you are interested in either, or even if you recently became a member without the class and would like more of what it means to be a member of Beaver Creek, please let Pastor Ryan or Tess know you would like to take the class. Once there is enough interest, more specifics will be shared at that time. We really would like to get a class started by the middle of July, so please let us know soon!

Brethren Woods

Brethren Woods is closed to traditional summer camp this year, but there are other ways to enjoy camp! Family Camp registration is open for those family units who want to spend a few days together. The cost is $35 per day per adult, $30 per child over 11, and $27.50 per child under 11. The minimum stay is two evenings. More information can be found here: https://brethrenwoods.org/familycamp/.

Also, there will be a hybrid camp/VBS program beginning June 7th called Watz in the Woods. This is available for all children and youth. Registration can be found here: https://brethrenwoods.org/dsc/. The cost is free (suggested donation of $75).

Friends,

The Leadership Team has decided to make the following commitment toward camp:

1) If any family desires to register for Family Camp this summer, the church will cover 50% of the cost through the Camp Scholarship line item in our budget. All you will need to do at registration is say that you are from Beaver Creek.

2) The church will make a donation to camp for every child or youth who signs up for Watz in the Woods alternative camp/VBS from the VBS budget line item, since our traditional VBS was canceled in light of COVID. Again, you would just need to say you are from Beaver Creek. This unique program is for all children & youth from ages 4 through 19!

Babysitting Class

Once COVID restrictions continue to loosen, the Outreach Team had approved to allow Beaver Creek to be a host site for a babysitting training class for teenagers. When a teen completes the class, they would be officially certified to babysit anywhere in the commonwealth. The cost is $95.

Again, due to COVID, we do not yet have a date. But they want to know if there are truly enough interested teens to take the class before they commit the date. If you are interested, either let Pastor Ryan or Tess know, so we can get your teen on the list.

Call to Prayer

As we know, right now has been a time of unrest in our land. Our nation needs healing! Let us take five minutes every day to pray for our country. Let us also take five minutes to pray for the wisdom of our local and state officials as they make decisions based upon the COVID crisis. This week, let us add an additional five minutes of prayer for our school division leaders who need to make tough decisions on reopening of schools.

Graduate Recognition Sunday

Graduate Recognition Sunday is July 12. If you have a graduate that would like to be recognized, please let Tess know by this Sunday so that CE will know how many gifts to order.

Sunday School

The Leadership Team has approved for us to begin reopening Sunday School based upon the teacher’s personal preference.  It is summer hours, so Sunday School will begin at 9:15.

Five Ways to Give! With the extended closure, this is greatly necessary.

1) Direct Deposit–form available on the website

2) Mail your tithe into the church office

3) Drop it by church office on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, 9 am – 1 pm

4) New online giving platform: https://beavercreekchurchva.churchcenter.com/giving

5) Drop off in the offering plate at main entrance as you enter for church

Prayer Needs

Continue to Keep in Prayer: 

Prayers for our Congregation–pray for those who have been unable to visit or spend time with family, those who have lost their jobs or seen furloughs, for those who have been discouraged, and those in our nursing homes, who have not been able to have any physical contact since early March.

Andrew Brookman JR–Louise Shirkey’s brother (in hospice) Pray for Andrew, his family, and Louise.

Brunk family–in the passing of Sylvia on Sunday morning. Prayers of comfort and peace.

Nancy Harper–former boss of Nancy Simmons (health)

Jacobson Family (loss)

Tami Plaugher (health)

Showalter family (loss)

Grayson Whitmore (recovery)

Tom Wilfong (recovery)

Carolyn Wine (health)

Charles Wright (health)

Good News Brief — June 23, 2020

Next week’s Good News Brief will be published on Thursday, July 2nd, due to Pastor Ryan’s commitment to Brethren Woods.

RECAP: MEETING THE NEEDS–based on Acts 4:32-37

There is one area that causes division, strife, and anger more than any other in marriages, organizations, and even churches–money! Money is something needed to survive. But at the same time, some of the worst arguments have developed over what to do with money. For three years the disciples walked and learned from Jesus. They heard Jesus teach on money, but more specifically on generosity.

By the time the disciples became the leaders of the early church, the church was known for its generosity and meeting the needs of their community. What did this church learn?

1) They were unified in purpose–to help others. They understood they were a community. They were stronger together, understanding that what happens to one of them happens to them all. And so they looked out for the mutual benefit of the community. Unity is not uniformity. They were not all exactly the same, but they were committed to a common cause. “All the believers were one in heart and mind” (Acts 4:32). They were going to be there for each other, no matter the challenge.

2) They were willing to share. “No one claimed any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had” (Acts 4:33). It was more important to share what they had with each other. It went far beyond finances–they intentionally met the needs of those within their community. They were not a commune or socialist state, where the resources were evenly divided. Rather, they shared the excess of what they had with each other when it was needed.

3) They learned to simplify. They sold their extra property and laid the proceeds at the apostles’ feet. They removed the extra, excess “stuff” so they could focus on what they needed, the community, and God. The early Brethren believed the less you owned, the closer you were to God, because material possessions can “get in the way” of worship. Simplifying is not living in poverty, but removing our dependence upon things. Too often we find security in stuff instead of God.

4) They found the need. Barnabas was named as an example of this. He was a Levite. He had become quite wealthy. But he forsook his wealth and privilege and sold what he had for the good of the community. He had been blessed by God; he used what he had to bless others. He would not have seen the need if he stayed where he was; he had to be willing to extend beyond his comfort zone to find the need and meet the need.

This was a very generous community! And people were drawn to their generosity. Likewise, we too at Beaver Creek are a very generous community! It was one of the things that drew Heather and I to serve you as pastor! Between Open Doors, Beaver Creek Cares, Operation Christmas Child and many many other outreaches, we certainly understand here at Beaver Creek the importance of generosity! We are unified, we share, we simplify, and we find the need.

But what if we decided to blow the lid off of generosity? Who can we personally touch for Jesus in addition to what we are doing corporately? What is our property that we can invest? Sharing is not just material or financial–it can certainly be talents, giftings, time, and presence! Each of us has been given a talent–how can we invest it for God? Maybe you are gifted in story telling–could you invest one Sunday a week to tell a children’s story? Maybe you are gifted in money management–who do you know could benefit from some financial counseling?

What other needs exist in our community? Who have we not touched? What new outreaches can be created? In what new creative ways can we show the love of Jesus? We have done well as a church in our generosity. The need in our community is still so great. Let us continue to do the work of Jesus and touch this community for Christ!

Questions for reflection

1) What talents has God given you?

2) Who can you help with your talents?

3) What groups of people can we reach as a congregation?

4) What new outreaches can we develop? You can always send these ideas to the outreach committee as well!

Next Sunday

Pastor Ryan will continue to Acts church series with the sermon titled, “A Sensitive Body,” based upon Acts 6:1-7. The early church had its first major conflict. How did they overcome that conflict, and how does it serve as a model for us today? Come or tune in Sunday to find out!

Daily Bible Readings for June 23 – July 1

June 23: Matthew 10:7-8 How does generosity shape our witness?

June 24: Philippians 4:10-20 How did the Philippians show generosity?

June 25: 1 Corinthians 8:1-15 What can we learn about generosity from Corinth?

June 26: 1 Corinthians 9:6-15 What are the fruits of generosity?

June 27: Galatians 6:1-10 In what other ways can we demonstrate generosity beyond money?

June 28: Genesis 18:16-33 How did God demonstrate that he was sensitive to Abraham’s request?

June 29: Exodus 33:12-23 How did God demonstrate that he was sensitive to Moses’ request?

June 30: 1 Samuel 21:1-9 How did Ahimelech show sensitivity to David’s needs?

July 1: 1 Samuel 30:7-25 How did David show sensitivity to the needs of both the Egyptian and his army?

Announcements:

Call for Worship Leaders and Children’s Story

As we look at the ability to reopen in the coming weeks, we are in need of both worship leaders and children’s story. We are looking for one person each week, rather than a month at a time. If you would like to serve, contact Alice Over (worship leading) or Tammy Stine (children’s story). We have worship leading for July covered, but will need August going forward, and we still need children’s story for July.

Bible Study

Bible Study continues tomorrow at 7 pm. The Zoom link is here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81768028497. We will be covering the parable of the Unjust Judge (Luke 18:1-8) and Pharisee and Tax Collector (Luke 18:9-14).

We will take the month of July off from Bible study due to vacations and other scheduling conflicts. We will resume Bible study in the beginning of August after this week!

Baptism/Membership Class

Before church closed for COVID, we had begun to announce a baptism and membership class (for transfer of membership). So for we have two that have expressed interest. If you are interested in either, or even if you recently became a member without the class and would like more of what it means to be a member of Beaver Creek, please let Pastor Ryan or Tess know you would like to take the class. Once there is enough interest, more specifics will be shared at that time. We really would like to get a class started by the middle of July, so please let us know soon!

Brethren Woods

Brethren Woods is closed to traditional summer camp this year, but there are other ways to enjoy camp! Family Camp registration is open for those family units who want to spend a few days together. The cost is $35 per day per adult, $30 per child over 11, and $27.50 per child under 11. The minimum stay is two evenings. More information can be found here: https://brethrenwoods.org/familycamp/.

Also, there will be a hybrid camp/VBS program beginning June 7th called Watz in the Woods. This is available for all children and youth. Registration can be found here: https://brethrenwoods.org/dsc/. The cost is free (suggested donation of $75).

Friends,

The Leadership Team has decided to make the following commitment toward camp:

1) If any family desires to register for Family Camp this summer, the church will cover 50% of the cost through the Camp Scholarship line item in our budget. All you will need to do at registration is say that you are from Beaver Creek.

Heather, the girls, and I will be going after church on Sunday, June 28 – Wednesday, July 1.

2) The church will make a donation to camp for every child or youth who signs up for Watz in the Woods alternative camp/VBS from the VBS budget line item, since our traditional VBS was canceled in light of COVID. Again, you would just need to say you are from Beaver Creek. This unique program is for all children & youth from ages 4 through 19!

Babysitting Class

Once COVID restrictions continue to loosen, the Outreach Team had approved to allow Beaver Creek to be a host site for a babysitting training class for teenagers. When a teen completes the class, they would be officially certified to babysit anywhere in the commonwealth. The cost is $95.

Again, due to COVID, we do not yet have a date. But they want to know if there are truly enough interested teens to take the class before they commit the date. If you are interested, either let Pastor Ryan or Tess know, so we can get your teen on the list.

Call to Prayer

As we know, right now has been a time of unrest in our land. Our nation needs healing! Let us take five minutes every day to pray for our country. Let us also take five minutes to pray for the wisdom of our local and state officials as they make decisions based upon the COVID crisis. This week, let us add an additional five minutes of prayer for our school division leaders who need to make tough decisions on reopening of schools.

Graduate Recognition Sunday

Because of the initial restrictions when we return together, the Christian Education team decided to postpone Graduate Recognition Sunday into July so we can still do it the Beaver Creek way. The date is July 12.  If you have a graduate that would like to be recognized, please let Tess know in the office so that CE will know how many gifts to order.

Sunday School

The Leadership Team has approved for us to begin reopening Sunday School based upon the teacher’s personal preference. The Outreach class will meet in the basement. The Pathfinders will meet in the library. It is summer hours, so Sunday School will begin at 9:15.

Five Ways to Give! With the extended closure, this is greatly necessary.

1) Direct Deposit–form available on the website

2) Mail your tithe into the church office

3) Drop it by church office on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, 9 am – 1 pm

4) New online giving platform: https://beavercreekchurchva.churchcenter.com/giving

5) Drop off in the offering plate at main entrance as you enter for church

Prayer Needs

Continue to Keep in Prayer: 

Prayers for our Congregation–pray for those who have been unable to visit or spend time with family, those who have lost their jobs or seen furloughs, for those who have been discouraged, and those in our nursing homes, who have not been able to have any physical contact since early March.

Andrew Brookman JR–Louise Shirkey’s brother (in hospice_. Pray for Andrew, his family, and Louise.

Sylvia Brunk–(in hospice). Pray for Golden and all of the family.

Nancy Harper–(health)

Jacobson Family–in the tragic passing of their son, Marshall, who was only two years old on Friday morning.

Tami Plaugher (health)

Grayson Whitmore (recovery)

Tom Wilfong (recovery)

Carolyn Wine (health)

Charles Wright (health)

I hope to restore regular visitation in the near future as we see the full effects of phase two.

Pastor Ryan Cooper

Beaver Creek COB

Good News Brief — June 16, 2020

RECAP: WALKING IN JESUS’ STEPS–based on Acts 3:1-10

In Judaism, there was a common saying of disciples: they walked in the dust of the rabbi. Literally, the saying comes from the understanding that a disciple would follow the rabbi everywhere they went, following so closely that literally the dirt the rabbi kicked off the dusty road would fly in the face of the disciple. If the disciple was a good disciple, they would know all of the likes/dislikes of the rabbi, but also their teaching (halakah) and manner of living (derek).

For three years, twelve disciples followed Jesus. They experienced his teaching and living. Yet when they were empowered by their master, they failed continuously. But one day, that all changed. After Jesus ascended into heaven and after the day of Pentecost, the disciples finally got it and walked in Jesus’ steps.

There was a beggar who sat at the temple gate Beautiful day after day. He longed to enter the temple courts, but could not do so because of his condition. In that day, being crippled was a “curse” believed to be the result of either the sin of the parents or the individual. And that sin meant that the individual was unclean and unable to enter. It was bad enough to be crippled, but even worse to be excluded by the community. How did the disciples show they walked in Jesus’ steps? And how could we do the same?

1) Know the master and the message. The disciples knew Jesus; they knew his teaching and his ways. They saw Jesus embody a message that the kingdom of God was made available to all, and that God’s plan was to bring redemption and wholeness to all humanity. Jesus came to seek and save the lost. Jesus came to bring recovery of sight to the blind, to recover hearing for the deaf, to cause the lame to walk again and set the captive free. Jesus came to show God’s grace, which leads humanity to repentance and a changed life. This beggar was crippled–just the type of person Jesus would interact with!

Do we know Jesus well? Who would he touch in our day? Who needs redemption & wholeness? Can we identify it?

2) See with his eyes and feel with his heart. When Jesus saw the broken, he was filled with compassion. He saw and felt the brokenness needing to be restored. So when Jesus saw an individual, he did not see the outside only, but also what was on the inside. This beggar was positioned outside the temple gate. Why there? Because he longed to go in and be a part of the community of faith! The disciples saw the man, was filled with compassion and instantly knew what Jesus would have done for him.

When we see people, do we see the true need, or only what is on the surface? How does Jesus see people? What would be in his heart for them?

3) Take the risk–be unafraid. Jesus did the right thing no matter the consequence. He knew God had anointed him to bring “good news,” even when it looked like a complete risk! Likewise, the disciples were willing to take the risk, for Jesus’ reputation was at stake. Sure, it would have looked foolish if they had fallen flat on their face again like they had before. But they knew what Jesus would have wanted and believed that since they were carrying out the same mission, God would honor their request. They took a chance and extended him an offer of healing.

Are we willing to take risks? Do we believe the message and heart of Jesus to take a chance and bring an offer of wholeness? Or are we concerned about being made foolish?

4) Bring others to Jesus. Jesus came to reconcile people back to God. The disciples in turn brought people to Jesus. After extending healing, they then went with the beggar into the temple, who was walking and leaping and praising God. He now was made “whole” and able to join the community of faith. Then the disciples preached a message to the amazed onlookers, leading 2000 others to Jesus!

People need Jesus. Are we, in our living and speaking, bringing others to meet Jesus?

5) Embrace the ordinary. Jesus chose twelve ordinary people. And that is in part why the early church grew. If Jesus could use twelve ordinary folk who were prone to fail and transform them into champions of faith, what can he do in us? Unlike our world’s paradigm, which says we can only change the world if we have power, position, prestige, etc., we can change the world if we simply have Jesus.

Are we willing to be used by him?

Questions for reflection

1) What teaching of Jesus has impacted you the most in your life? Why?

2) What is your first instinct when you encounter a stranger?

3) Why is it difficult to find courage to share the gospel?

4) Why is it difficult to believe that God could use us? How does our world’s paradigm of power influence that?

Next Sunday

Pastor Ryan will continue to Acts church series with the sermon titled, “Meeting the Needs,” based upon Acts 4:32-37. The early church showed radical unity when it came to generosity. How can we meet the needs in our day?  Come or tune in Sunday to find out!

Daily Bible Readings for June 16 – 22

June 16: Acts 9:32-43 How did Peter walk in Jesus’ steps?

June 17: Acts 16:16-18 How did Paul walk in Jesus’ steps?

June 18: Acts 20:7-12 How did Paul walk in Jesus’ steps?

June 19: Philippians 3:7-14 How did Paul want to become more like Jesus?

June 20: 1 Peter 2:13-25 In what ways can a Christian follow in Jesus’ steps?

June 21: Psalm 133 What are the blessings of unity?

June 22: John 13:34-35 How does unity shape our witness?

Announcements:

Call for Worship Leaders and Children’s Story

As we look at the ability to reopen in the coming weeks, we are in need of both worship leaders and children’s story. We are looking for one person each week, rather than a month at a time. If you would like to serve, contact Alice Over (worship leading) or Tammy Stine (children’s story). We have worship leading for July covered, but will need August going forward, and we still need children’s story for July.

Bible Study

Bible Study continues tomorrow at 7 pm. The Zoom link is available from Pastor Ryan. We will be covering the parable of the Unjust Judge (Luke 18:1-8) and Pharisee and Tax Collector (Luke 18:9-14).

We will have Bible Study next week, but will take one week off (July 1) due to other scheduling conflicts.

Baptism/Membership Class

Before church closed for COVID, we had begun to announce a baptism and membership class (for transfer of membership). So for we have two that have expressed interest. If you are interested in either, or even if you recently became a member without the class and would like more of what it means to be a member of Beaver Creek, please let Pastor Ryan or Tess know you would like to take the class. Once there is enough interest, more specifics will be shared at that time. We really would like to get a class started by the middle of July, so please let us know soon!

Brethren Woods

Brethren Woods is closed to traditional summer camp this year, but there are other ways to enjoy camp! Family Camp registration is open for those family units who want to spend a few days together. The cost is $35 per day per adult, $30 per child over 11, and $27.50 per child under 11. The minimum stay is two evenings. More information can be found here: https://brethrenwoods.org/familycamp/.

Also, there will be a hybrid camp/VBS program beginning June 7th called Watz in the Woods. This is available for all children and youth. Registration can be found here: https://brethrenwoods.org/dsc/. The cost is free (suggested donation of $75).

Friends,

The Leadership Team has decided to make the following commitment toward camp:

1) If any family desires to register for Family Camp this summer, the church will cover 50% of the cost through the Camp Scholarship line item in our budget. All you will need to do at registration is say that you are from Beaver Creek.

Heather, the girls, and I will be going after church on Sunday, June 28 – Wednesday, July 1.

2) The church will make a donation to camp for every child or youth who signs up for Watz in the Woods alternative camp/VBS from the VBS budget line item, since our traditional VBS was canceled in light of COVID. Again, you would just need to say you are from Beaver Creek. This unique program is for all children & youth from ages 4 through 19!

Babysitting Class

Once COVID restrictions continue to loosen, the Outreach Team had approved to allow Beaver Creek to be a host site for a babysitting training class for teenagers. When a teen completes the class, they would be officially certified to babysit anywhere in the commonwealth. The cost is $95.

Again, due to COVID, we do not yet have a date. But they want to know if there are truly enough interested teens to take the class before they commit the date. If you are interested, either let Pastor Ryan or Tess know, so we can get your teen on the list.

Call to Prayer

As we know, right now has been a time of unrest in our land. Our nation needs healing! Let us take five minutes every day to pray for our country. Let us also take five minutes to pray for the wisdom of our local and state officials as they make decisions based upon the COVID crisis.

Graduate Recognition Sunday

Because of the initial restrictions when we return together, the Christian Education team decided to postpone Graduate Recognition Sunday into July so we can still do it the Beaver Creek way. The date is July 12.  If you have a graduate that would like to be recognized, please let Tess know in the office so that CE will know how many gifts to order.

Five Ways to Give! With the extended closure, this is greatly necessary.

1) Direct Deposit–form available on the website

2) Mail your tithe into the church office

3) Drop it by church office on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, 9 am – 1 pm

4) New online giving platform: https://beavercreekchurchva.churchcenter.com/giving

5) Drop off in the offering plate at main entrance as you enter for church

Prayer Needs

Continue to Keep in Prayer: 

Prayers for our Congregation–pray for those who have been unable to visit or spend time with family, those who have lost their jobs or seen furloughs, for those who have been discouraged, and those in our nursing homes, who have not been able to have any physical contact since early March.

Nancy Harper–(health)

Tami Plaugher (health)

Dan Rhodes & family (Liz’ passing)

Grayson Whitmore (recovery)

Tom Wilfong (recovery)

Carolyn Wine (health)

Charles Wright (health)

Dennis Wright family (Denny’s passing)

I hope to restore regular visitation in the near future as we see the full effects of phase two.

Pastor Ryan Cooper

Beaver Creek COB