Although the heavy snow started just after the proposed end of service time, we wanted to make sure everyone was safe. We will just carry over this past Sunday’s sermon to make it this Sunday.

There is again a potential threat of snow that we are monitoring coming in on Saturday. If we need to postpone again, we will record and make available on the website the sermon. Pray the snow misses us!

As a result of the heavy snow and the continued process to unbury, the office is closed today. 

Questions for Reflection

1) What is the most important aspect of your personal faith in Jesus?

2) What is your favorite aspect of our community of faith?

3) In what ways would you be willing to take a stand for your faith?

4) What are the non-negotiables you hold to?

Upcoming Service

This Sunday, Pastor Ryan will continue the  “I AM JESUS” series with the sermon titled, “Living Water,” based on John 7:25-44. Jesus identified himself as the living water. What does that mean, and how is it important for our faith? Come or tune in Sunday to find out!

Daily Bible Readings for January 18 – 22 (more will come after parsonage repair complete)

January 18: Exodus 17:1-7 How did God provide water when there was none?

January 19: Leviticus 16:1-17 What role does water play in cleansing?

January 20: Psalm 23 What role does water play in our spiritual walk?

January 21: Matthew 3:1-12 What role does water play in the cleansing of sin?

January 22: Isaiah 44:1-8 How is God our living water?

This Week’s  Events:

Sunday, January 16–First Sunday offering for Tornado Relief (rescheduled)


Thursday, January 20–Leadership Team @ 7 pm

Sunday, January 23–First Sunday Offering for Tornado Relief

Sunday, January 23–Church Listening session @ 9:45 am (during Sunday school hour)

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, January 29–Men’s Fellowship Breakfast @ Thomas House, 7:15 am

Saturday, February 5–Spaghetti Fundraiser for the Whitmore Family, more details TBA

Sunday, February 6–Council Meeting @ 12 pm

Sunday, February 6–Bible Study Begins @ 5:15 pm

Sunday, February 27–Winter Jam Christian Concert in Roanoke; $10 admission

Saturday, March 5–Sadie Rose Pancake benefit @ 2 pm

Friday, March 25–Gospel Hymn Sing Concert Benefit for the Whitmore Family @ 6:30 pm


Whitmore Family Relief

Thank you all for your help so far! Through Sunday’s offerings, over 30,000 dollars have come into the church to help the family! As far as specific needs, we are still in need of a few volunteer families to sign up to provide some meals for the family. They are also in need of two dressers–one for Brian, and one for the girls.

It is truly amazing to see how we as a church and the community have come together to help our friends!

There will be two fundraisers upcoming. First, on Saturday, February 5, there will be a spaghetti dinner and auction sponsored by the AMVETS on Liberty St in Harrisonburg. More details to follow. Second, we will host a Gospel Hymn Sing Concert benefit on Friday, March 25  beginning at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm). We will collect a love offering for the Whitmore family. Some of the guests include Michael Hoover (Elvis), one of the Crestmans, and more!


The directory will be in the narthex over the next few weeks. Please check and update!

Listening Sessions

We will have two listening sessions in the coming weeks. The goal of these listening sessions is to provide space for members to share their honest feelings and heart concerning our discernment before we proceed to step four in the process. The first one will take place during the Sunday school hour on Sunday, January 23. The second will take place as part of our regular council meeting on Sunday, February 6. Again, the goal is to be able to listen to the heart of our church.

Bible Study

Our new Bible Study will begin Sunday evening, February 6 at 5:15 pm at the church and will be every Sunday evening (except February 27) until the study concludes. We will start with a provided meal and then continue in the study. We will be exploring ways we can grow in our understanding of the Bible. The goal is for us to become even more connected and faithful to God’s Holy Word! If you would like to attend, please email Pastor Ryan or call the church office, especially so we know how many to prepare for!

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 stories. 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).

Call to Prayer & Discernment

Let us continue to pray for our nation in the following ways:

1) National return to God

2) Repentance of personal sin

3) Repentance of corporate sin

4) Healing for the brokenness of relationships

5) Our leaders

6) Revival

7) Guidance for our congregation in the days ahead


Misti Wheelbarger is looking for volunteers for the nursery during the Sunday School hour for next year. If you are willing to help, even if it is just for a Sunday, please reach out to her and let her know.

Four Ways to Give! 

1) Mail your tithe into the church office

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

3) Our online giving platform:

4) Drop off in the offering plate on Sunday!

Prayer Needs

Continue to Keep in Prayer our members in Skilled Care Facilities: Mary G Miller, Shirley Miller, Stanley Suter & Carolyn Wine

John Bennington (health)

Patsy Dastoli (health)

Elijah Tucker Dean (health)

John Fix (addiction)

Janet Good (health)

Cindy Heatwole (health)

Barbara Meadows (health)

Alda Miller (health)

Betty Miller (health)

Mary G Miller (health)

Marty Moore (recovery)

Tami Plaugher (health)

Pidge Rhodes (health)

Lottie Ritchie (health)

Abbie Shiflet (health)

Chris Shirk (health)

Ann Simmons (health)

Crystal Smith (health)

Whitmore family (fire recovery)

Mary Whitmore (health)

Tom Wilfong (health)

Winne Wilfong (surgery)

Charles Wright (recovery)

Joyce Wright (health)

Owen Wright (health)

Pastor Ryan Cooper
Beaver Creek COB

Good News Brief–January 18, 2022