Sermon Recap, Upcoming Service & Questions for Reflection will be coming later this week to allow Pastor Ryan to spread out all that needs to be done!

Daily Bible Readings for January 30 – February 5

January 30: Deuteronomy 4:32-40 What does this passage teach us about God?

January 31: Deuteronomy 6:4-25 What does this passage teach us about God?

February 1: Deuteronomy 8 What does this passage teach us about God?

February 2: Deuteronomy 28:1-14 What does this passage teach us about God?

February 3: Deuteronomy 28:15-68 What does this passage teach us about God?

February 4: Deuteronomy 32:1-12 What does this passage teach us about God?

February 5: Deuteronomy 32:17-35 What does this passage teach us about God?

This Week’s  Events:

Sunday, February 4–First Sunday Breakfast  @ 9:15 am

Sunday, February 4–Congregational Business Meeting after church w/ Soup & Salad donation lunch provided by Women’s Fellowship @ 12 pm

Sunday, February 4–First Sunday Offering–Open Doors

Upcoming Events:

TBD

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/

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, February 4. It will resume next Sunday, February 11.

CONGREGATIONAL BUSINESS MEETING & LUNCH

Our next Congregational Business Meeting will occur Sunday, February 4, immediately after service. The Women’s Fellowship will provide a soup and salad lunch for donation. After we eat, we will conduct the meeting in the fellowship hall. Packets with the reports are available in the narthex!

DISCIPLESHIP ASSESSMENT

Thank you to all who have volunteered to take the assessment. You will receive your assessment in your email by Friday, February 9. Please complete and return via email or the office no later than Tuesday, February 13.

BAPTISM & MEMBERSHIP INQUIRY

Are you interested in following the Lord’s example in baptism? Would you like to become a member of the church? If so, please respond to Pastor Ryan or reach out to the church office. We would like to have a baptism/new member ceremony on Pentecost Sunday, and Pastor Ryan would like to have a baptism/new member class in advance of that day. As of this email, there are several possible baptismal candidates and a few membership transfers! If you would like to participate, please reach out!

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)

Samantha Cooper (illness)

Jean Cooper (hospital)

Norma Cunningham (recovery)

Patsy Dastoli (health)

Elijah Tucker Dean (health)

Natalie Dodge (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 & condolences)

Crystal Smith (health)

Whitmore family (house)

Mary Whitmore (health)

Cindy Wittig (health)

Shelvy Wittig (health)

Pastor Ryan Cooper
Beaver Creek Church

Good News Brief–January 30, 2024 PART ONE