SINCE PASTOR RYAN WAS SICK SUNDAY, so no sermon summary. I will preach the sermon intended for last week this upcoming Sunday!

Questions for Reflection

1) What is one piece of advice you would tell your former self?

2) How can you live in the calling of God today?

3) In what area of your life do you find yourself holding back?

Upcoming Service

This Sunday, Pastor Ryan will start the Foundations of our Faith series. The first topic answers the question, “Who is God?” Ryan will preach the sermon “Light of Creation,” based on Genesis 1:1-5 and John 1:1-5. God is the Creator and Light. How does this truth impact our faith? Come or tune in on Sunday to find out.

Daily Bible Readings for January 16- 22

January 16: Exodus 3:16-22 What does this passage teach us about God?

January 17: Exodus 4:1-12 What does this passage teach us about God?

January 18: Exodus 6:1-8 What does this passage teach us about God?

January 19: Exodus 14:10-31 What does this passage teach us about God?

January 20: Exodus 15:1-21 What does this passage teach us about God?

January 21: Exodus 16:1-15 What does this passage teach us about God?

January 22: Exodus 19 What does this passage teach us about God?

This Week’s  Events:

Thursday, January 18–Leadership Team Meeting @ 7 pm

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, February 4–Congregational Business Meeting after church w/ Soup & Salad donation lunch provided by Women’s Fellowship

NEW YEAR-LONG SERIES

We live in a day and time when our beliefs are challenged. Can we articulate what we believe? For the entirety of 2024, we will be going through a series called the “Foundations of Our Faith.” Each Sunday, we will explore a different key belief or concept that is foundational to Christianity. Each concept will come straight from the Bible. Our first topic will be exploring who God is according to the Bible.

I encourage you through this year to allow these messages to strengthen your faith! The apostle Peter wrote, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Pet 3:15). And Paul wrote, “Preach the Word! Be ready in season and out of season” (2 Tim 4:2). Our world needs hope. May we, as we deepen our faith together, not only grow in the depth of our knowledge of Jesus but also share that hope in a world that needs it!

Announcements:

BIRTHDAYS NEEDED!

If you are a newer attendee at Beaver Creek, please call the office with your birthday or leave a note in the offering plate. We don’t want to miss anyone.

Social Media

Beaver Creek has updated its social media page. Please follow and share so many people can see what is happening at Beaver Creek! You can find the pages as follows:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beavercreekchurchva/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeaverCreekChurchVA/

Backpacks & Greeter Sign Up

Misti has placed a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board to assist with the backpacks. If you are willing to help, please sign up this week!

We are also in need of those willing to serve as greeters! If you would like to serve a month as a greeter, please sign up today!

Call for Worship Leaders and Children’s Story

We are in need of both worship leaders and children’s storytellers. Contact Alice Over, Phyllis Simmons (worship leading), or Joscelin Cooper (children’s story) if you want to serve.

CHILDREN’S CHURCH & NURSERY

Children’s Church WILL NOT meet this Sunday, January 21. It will resume on Sunday, January 28.

Nursery

The Christian Education Team is looking for six to eight volunteers for the nursery during the Sunday School and church hours. There will be a signup sheet in the back. If you would be willing to volunteer to allow our families to participate in worship, please inform one of the members of the Christian Education team (Theresa Eckard, Scott McAvoy, Becky Whitmore), or sign up on the signup sheet!

Sight & Sound Interest

The Fidelis class is looking at sponsoring a church-wide trip to Sight & Sound in 2024. We should have more information in the coming weeks about a trip. If you are interested in participating, please contact the church office and let them know!

Four Ways to Give! 

1) Mail your tithe to the church office

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

3) Our online giving platform: https://beavercreekchurchva.churchcenter.com/giving

4) Place in the offering plate on Sunday!

Prayer Needs

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

Keep Evy Kaye’s friend Mary Beth in your prayers as she is wrestling with cancer.

Eddie Baker (health)

Mary Batterman (health)

Sandy Bennington (health)

Joe Berry (health)

Terri Burkholder (health)

Katie Cooper (concussion)

Norma Cunningham (recovery)

Patsy Dastoli (health)

Elijah Tucker Dean (health)

Natalie Dodge (health)

Cindy Heatwole (health)

Bob Hess (health)

Christy Lazer (health)

Ruth Luce (health)

Mark Martin (health)

Meeta McNett (health)

Barbara Meadows (health)

Betty Miller (health)

Norlen Miller (health)

Mary G Miller (health)

Mary M Miller (health)

Savannah Miller (health)

Tami Plaugher (health)

Ann Simmons (health)

Crystal Smith (health)

Kenny Wheelbarger (recovery)

Whitmore family (house)

Mary Whitmore (health)

Cindy Wittig (health)

Shelvy Wittig (health)

Pastor Ryan Cooper
Beaver Creek Church

Good News Brief–January 16, 2024