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 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.
*These are our summer hours. Then in September through May, our times are 30 minutes later.

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

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Upcoming events:

July 17, 2024
July 18, 2024
July 21, 2024
July 24, 2024
July 28, 2024

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Good News Brief–July 16, 2024

Sermon Recap: HEAVEN based on Revelation 22:1-5, John 14:1-6, and Isaiah 65:17-25

Life without hope is miserable, especially on days such as these. Stephen Hawking once wrote in Big Answers to the Big Questions: “There is no God; no one who directs the universe,” and in The Grand Design, “There is no heaven…that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.” If Hawking is correct, there is nothing beyond the portals of this life. Therefore, by his logic, life has no meaning beyond the physical we experience, including all of the sorrow, pain, and devastation. Life would be truly depressing! However, in the 1600s, a French philosopher by the name of Blaise Pascal made a wager. The essence of his writing (very difficult to translate!) is this (my paraphrase), “If you believe in God, and you are right, you gain everything–heaven. If you believe in God, and you are wrong, you lose nothing, for you had a life of fulfillment. But if you don’t believe in God and you are wrong, you lose everything. I know where I will place my wager.” Pascal chose to wager his life on the hope of eternity! And in dark times, that is where we can place our hope!

The Bible is clear about heaven and how to get there.

1) Heaven is a real place (Isaiah 65:17; John 14:2). It is the place where God and the angels dwell (Eccl 5:2). But what is also clear is that Jesus is preparing a place for all humanity in heaven (John 14:2). In God’s house, there are many rooms. Jesus will come back one day to take faithful humanity to be where he is!

2) Heaven is a place of freedom (Revelation 22:1-5; Isaiah 65:19-23). On this earth, we have sickness, struggle, pain, heartache, hardship, loss, death, and destruction. We have a body of death (Rom 7:24), for we continue to wrestle with the same sins and issues again and again. Creation longs to be set free from its bondage to decay (Rom 8:20-21). But the Scriptures clearly describe heaven as a place of freedom. We who are faithful will be free from the curse and consequence of sin. Sin will no longer lay hold or claim us! We will be free from the curses of death (Isa 65:20), oppression (Isa 65:21-22), meaningless living (Isa 65:23), sickness and pain (Rev 22:2), crying and weeping (Rev 22:3; Isa 65:19), and all darkness (Rev 22:5). We can cling to hope, for our struggles in this life, though real and weighty, will only last for a moment. When we pass the portals of this life, or should Jesus return before we die, all that has held us in bondage will be gone, and we will be with him! Childhood diseases will be over. Cancer will be eliminated once and for all! Instead of being dragged down by the weight, lift up your eyes and hold onto the hope!

3) We will be with God (Revelation 22:1-5; John 14:3; Isaiah 65:23-24). We will see the face of God seated on the throne (Rev 22:1-5). We won’t observe God from a distance, but we are able to walk with him and talk with him in a close relationship. We are not nameless, faceless, or voiceless; God’s eye will be upon us, and his ear will hear us (Isa 65:24). We are wanted, chosen, desired, and special to God. Jesus extends his nail-pierced hand to you and me, showing us how much he loved us and the great lengths he went to so we can know his love. If we embrace him, we will be with him forever!

4) Heaven is a place of life and peace (Revelation 22:2; Isaiah 65:25). The river of life will flow from God himself, bringing fruit and healing (Rev 22:2). His shed blood brings us life. The very things that sap our living are gone, for we will be in his presence! There will be no more conflict or strife (Isa 65:215). The wolf will lie down with the lamb, and the lion eat straw with the ox. However, the dust will be the serpent’s food! The enemy will not be there! Our great adversary is gone! We will be free from sin and temptation once for all! We can know life and peace.

5) Jesus is the Way, Truth, and Life (John 14:6). The Scriptures are crystal clear: Jesus is the only way to heaven. Good deeds will not get us into heaven. Going to church will not equal heaven. Baptism does not equal heaven. Tithing will not get us heaven. Worshiping other deities will not get us into heaven. And heaven is not an automatic ticket for everyone! Jesus is the only way. If we want hope and eternal life, we need our Savior.

Jesus wants a personal relationship with us. Corrie ten Boom said that heaven starts the moment we reach out to Jesus. Billy Graham said, “What you do with Christ here and now decides where you shall spend eternity.” Do we fully embrace Jesus? Do we surrender our whole life to him–not 99.99%, but all 100%? Or are we pursuing something or someone else? Does something or someone else hold your heart?

We can have the hope of heaven, even in the darkest of seasons. Hold on to Jesus!

Questions for Reflection

1) Why does humanity choose alternatives to Jesus?

2) What struggle or weight are you carrying this morning? Release it to Jesus!

3) If you were to die today, where would you go? What is the state of your relationship with Jesus?

4) Are you fully surrendered to Jesus? If not, what is the area that you have not surrendered to him? Can you make Jesus the Lord of that area today?

Upcoming Service

This Sunday, Pastor Ryan will continue the Foundations of our Faith series with the sermon titled, “Grace and Mercy,” based on Ephesians 2:1-10. What is the importance of grace and mercy? What is the relationship with deeds? Come by our tune in on Sunday to find out!

Daily Bible Readings for July 16 – 22

July 16: Isaiah 8:11-22 What does this passage teach us about God?

July 17: Isaiah 11:1-9 What does this passage teach us about God?

July 18: Isaiah 12:1-6 What does this passage teach us about God?

July 19: Isaiah 25:1-12 What does this passage teach us about God?

July 20: Isaiah 29:13-24 What does this passage teach us about God?

July 21: Isaiah 35:1-10 What does this passage teach us about God?

July 22: Isaiah 36:14-20 What does this passage teach us about God?

This Week’s  Events:

Reminder: Sunday School is at 9:15, Worship at 10:30!

Wednesday, July 17–VBS check-in starting at 5:30 pm; dinner at 5:45 pm

Thursday, July 18–Leadership Team Meeting @ 7 pm

Sunday, July 18–Lynne & Bill’s Bible Study @ 4 pm in church library

Upcoming Events:

Monday, July 22–Outreach Team Meeting @ 7 pm

Wednesday, July 24–VBS @ 5:30 pm

Sunday, July 28–Vespers @ 5 pm-special guest Strength in Peers

Wednesday, July 28–VBS @ 5:30 pm

Friday August 9 – Sunday August 11–Church Retreat

VERSE OF THE MONTH!

Every month we will feature a verse. The goal is for the entire church to learn this verse for the month so we grow in our memorized Bible knowledge. The verse of the month of July is Ephesians 2:8-9:

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast.”

Announcements:

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 take the summer months off (June, July, August).

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Vacation Bible School starts this Wednesday at 5:30 for check in, then dinner at 5:45. It is not too late to register!

The registration form for VBS is now available. You could also fill out the form here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHLvFYD2rbF0Vg19pWJGQ9KFMy6oDCuUesW-8nEtmXXTgp1Q/viewform?usp=send_form

CHURCH RETREAT

Our next church retreat will be Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11. More information will be released in the coming days. If you would like to camp, the reserved sites are J-1, J-2, J-9, and J-10.

NEED FOR CLOTHING & HYGIENE PRODUCTS

As stated on Sunday, there is a need for clothing and hygiene products:

Women’s shirt size M/L

Pant size 10

Shoe size 6 1/2 – 7, depending on the shoe

Boy shirt size 7/8

Pant size 6/7 or 7/8

Shoe size 13c or 1

There will be a box in the narthex to place donated items. If you would like to donate a gift card instead, gift cards for Walmart or Target would be great (clothing & hygiene products), as well as for grocery stores.

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 in the process of coming up with a trip proposal to see Noah at Sight & Sound in 2025. Please stay tuned for the information once the trip is planned!

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, Norma Suter & Carolyn Wine

Eddie Baker (health)

Mary Batterman (health)

Sandy Bennington (health)

Sharon Botkin (health)

Katie Cooper (concussion)

Savannah Cox (comfort and peace)

Quinn Cox (health)

Norma Cunningham (recovery)

Amy Cyzick (health)

Natalie Dodge (health)

Bob Hess (health)

Tim Howdyshell (health)

Christy Lazer (health)

Ruth Luce (health)

Mark Martin (health)

Meeta McNett (health)

Betty Miller (health)

Norlen Miller (health)

Mary M Miller (health)

Savannah Miller (health)

Tami Plaugher (health)

Victor Samalot (health)

Ann Simmons (health)

Bob Simmons (health)

Millie Simmons (health)

Crystal Smith (health)

Norma Suter (health)

Whitmore family

Mary Whitmore (health)

Judy Winner (health)

Cindy Wittig (health)

Pastor Ryan Cooper
Beaver Creek Church

Good News Brief–July 9, 2024

Sermon Recap: HELL based on Luke 16:19-31, Revelation 21:8, and Matthew 25:41-43

Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about hell. Some minimize what actually takes place in hell and view it in a positive light. Others are terrified that the devil is going to come and drag our souls straight down to hell with just one poor choice. Then there are those who argue against the very existence of hell, claiming it does not exist. Additionally, there is a group that argues that God is loving; everyone goes to heaven, and no one goes to hell. With all the many perspectives, what is the truth about hell? What does the Bible actually teach?

  1. Hell is a real place (Rev 21:8, Matt 25:41, Luke 16:23). These are three scriptures that speak and describe hell as a literal place, a fiery lake of burning sulfur (Rev 21:8). There are also a few other cognates in Scripture: Gehenna, or the place of wailing, weeping, and gnashing of teeth, also Hades, the belly of the earth, the underworld, the place of the dead, and the Abyss. Hell is real, but was originally prepared for the devil and his angels (Matt 25:41). Satan and his angels wanted the throne of God and rebelled against him. God, in his love, prepared a domain where Satan can rule without God’s presence because a loving God will not force anyone, including the devil, to repent.  Hell was never intended for humanity. Satan, however, wanted to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10) humanity’s relationship with God and inspired humanity to embrace the same rebellious spirit. God never intended humanity to go to hell; rather, Satan tricked humanity into rejecting God and thus embracing hell.
  1. Hell is not a place you want to be (Luke 16:23, Matt 25:41). Hell is described as a place of torment and agony (Luke 16:23). Torment is to relive “how did I end up here?” again and again. Agony is to relieve the pain and regret of our choices, dwelling on the consequences of our decisions. Hell is a place of eternal fire, where the fire does not quench, and the worm does not die (Mark 9:48). In this life, we have the choice to follow God or go our own way. Hell is the place we live with the fruit of the choice of going our own way, apart from God.
  1. Our eternal destiny is final once we die (Luke 16:26, Matt 25:32, 46). When we die, we will all face the judgment seat of Christ (Heb 9:27, Matt 25:31-46). If our name is in the Lamb’s Book of Life, we will enter into heaven. How do we know if we are in the book? Do we embrace Christ? What did we do with his salvation, grace, and mercy? Once our destiny is determined, the chasm is fixed (Luke 16:26). One cannot switch from heaven to hell and vice versa. Some may argue that this seems very unloving by God. However, God loved us so much that he gave us a Bible to tell us the truth, to warn us of what can still come and what the result of a sinful lifestyle would be. God also gave us Jesus to die on the cross for our sins. We have every moment we are alive to repent and follow Jesus. If we wait until after we die, we are not repentant; we are just like a child trying to get out of the consequences! God will never force someone to follow him against their will. I love my children, but I cannot force them as adults to make the right choices, to choose what is healthy and good, to choose a life of obedience to God.
  1. Our choices determine our destiny (Luke 16:25, Matt 25:42-43). Only a few will find salvation (Matt 7). Every day we have the choice to follow God or live in sin, embracing a rebellious lifestyle. The sinful lifestyle will lead to hell (Rev 21:8). God will not allow those in willful sin to enter into heaven. Likewise, a life of selfishness will lead to hell (Luke 16:25).
  1. Hell can be avoided (Luke 16:19-21, 29, Matt 25:42-44, Rev 21:8). God has given us the ability to choose life and embrace heaven! Listen to and obey the Word (Luke 16:29). That is precisely the counsel that Abraham gave in response to the rich man’s pleas–we have Moses and the Prophets! God has given us the Word to guide our living–follow it! Love your neighbor (Luke 16:19-21, Matt 25:42-44). Show we love God by loving our neighbor, extending them the same opportunity for hope. Repentance (Rev 21:8). God has given us ample opportunities for repentance (2 Pet 3). Turn from sin and go back to him.

God is loving. He told us the truth. He has warned us of the consequences. He paved the way for salvation. It is up to us to accept what God has given us or reject it.

Questions for Reflection

1) Why does humanity choose hell?

2) What torments you? What past choice keeps you in agony?

3) If you were to die today, where would you go? What is the state of your relationship with Jesus?

4) What sin do you struggle with that you need to find freedom from?

5) How much time do you spend in the Word? What parts are difficult to obey?

Upcoming Service

This Sunday, Pastor Ryan will continue the Foundations of our Faith series with the sermon titled, “Heaven,” based on Revelation 22:1-5, 2 Corinthians 5:1-8, and Isaiah 65:17-25. How does the Bible describe heaven? And how do we get there? Come by our tune in on Sunday to find out!

Daily Bible Readings for July 9 – 15

July 9: Ecclesiastes 12:1-14 What does this passage teach us about God?

July 10: Isaiah 1:10-20 What does this passage teach us about God?

July 11: Isaiah 2:1-5 What does this passage teach us about God?

July 12: Isaiah 2:6-22 What does this passage teach us about God?

July 13: Isaiah 4:2-6 What does this passage teach us about God?

July 14: Isaiah 5:1-7 What does this passage teach us about God?

July 15: Isaiah 6:1-13 What does this passage teach us about God?

This Week’s  Events:

Reminder: Sunday School is at 9:15, Worship at 10:30!

Wednesday, July 10–VBS opening night; check-in starting at 5:30 pm

Sunday, July 14–Lynne & Bill’s Bible Study @ 4 pm in church library

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, July 17–VBS @ 5:30 pm

Thursday, July 18–Leadership Team Meeting @ 7 pm

Monday, July 22–Outreach Team Meeting @ 7 pm

Sunday, July 28–Vespers @ 5 pm-special guest Strength in Peers

VERSE OF THE MONTH!

Every month we will feature a verse. The goal is for the entire church to learn this verse for the month so we grow in our memorized Bible knowledge. The verse of the month of July is Ephesians 2:8-9:

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast.”

Announcements:

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 take the summer months off (June, July, August).

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Vacation Bible School starts this Wednesday at 5:30 for check in, then dinner at 5:45. It is not too late to register!

The registration form for VBS is now available. You could also fill out the form here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHLvFYD2rbF0Vg19pWJGQ9KFMy6oDCuUesW-8nEtmXXTgp1Q/viewform?usp=send_form

CHURCH RETREAT

Our next church retreat will be Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11. More information will be released in the coming days. If you would like to camp, the reserved sites are J-1, J-2, J-9, and J-10.

NEED FOR CLOTHING & HYGIENE PRODUCTS

As stated on Sunday, there is a need for clothing and hygiene products:

Women’s shirt size M/L

Pant size 10

Shoe size 6 1/2 – 7, depending on the shoe

Boy shirt size 7/8

Pant size 6/7 or 7/8

Shoe size 13c or 1

There will be a box in the narthex to place donated items. If you would like to donate a gift card instead, gift cards for Walmart or Target would be great (clothing & hygiene products), as well as for grocery stores.

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 in the process of coming up with a trip proposal to see Noah at Sight & Sound in 2025. Please stay tuned for the information once the trip is planned!

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

Eddie Baker (health)

Mary Batterman (health)

Sandy Bennington (health)

Sharon Botkin (health)

Katie Cooper (concussion)

Savannah Cox (comfort and peace)

Quinn Cox (health)

Norma Cunningham (recovery)

Amy Cyzick (health)

Natalie Dodge (health)

Bob Hess (health)

Tim Howdyshell (health)

Christy Lazer (health)

Ruth Luce (health)

Mark Martin (health)

Meeta McNett (health)

Betty Miller (health)

Norlen Miller (health)

Mary M Miller (health)

Savannah Miller (health)

Tami Plaugher (health)

Victor Samalot (health)–Pastor Ryan’s grandfather

Ann Simmons (health)

Bob Simmons (health)

Millie Simmons (health)

Crystal Smith (health)

Norma Suter (health)

Whitmore family

Mary Whitmore (health)

Judy Winner (health)

Cindy Wittig (health)

Pastor Ryan Cooper
Beaver Creek Church

Good News Brief–June 25, 2024

Note: Pastor Ryan is on vacation beginning Wednesday, June 26 through Saturday, July 6. If you have a pastoral care need, please contact the deacons!

Sermon Recap: WHY DO WE NEED SALVATION? based on Hebrews 10:1-18

Several years ago I participated in a funeral (not for anyone in this church or related to anyone in this church) where one shared their thoughts of the deceased. The individual proceeded to call the deceased a “hell-raiser” and recalled a drunken episode where the two engaged in acts of vandalism together, calling that episode part of the “good-ole days.” Then, after the reflection was complete, proceeded to say, “You now have your angel wings.” Say what?

This is one of the many examples I have observed over the years of a simple truth: that we, in the Western church, have become comfortable in matters of spirituality. We have stopped taking sin seriously and have somehow bought into a lie that because Jesus died for our sins, we can live however we want to without consequence because we still will have heaven. The lie also correlates with another lie, that all roads lead to heaven, and one does not need to believe in Jesus and repent of their sins in order to find salvation. We have a serious lack of biblical truth, marrying faith with culture. As a result, we have minimized the need for a life of holiness, repentance, and a lack of understanding of the true devastation of sin. BUT IT ALSO REVEALS that we do not truly understand about the need for salvation either.

Why do we need salvation?

  1. Legalism does not cut it (Heb 10:1-3). No matter how perfect one may try to live, it is impossible to be perfect as a human being. We are bound to make a mistake. We are going to miss the mark and fall. Even if we have the best of intentions, we are human with a sinful nature and emotions. Legalism cannot change a human heart, for legalism is built out of fear, not out of a love relationship with Jesus. Our efforts to fix the mess of sin will fall short.
  1. Religion is not enough (Heb 10:4-10). Going to church, getting baptized, and placing offerings in the plate does not bring salvation. Good deeds do not save. Why? Sacrifices cannot remove the stain of the blood guilt of sin. Animals cannot make moral choices like humans can. But when we go through the motions of religion, it sometimes becomes about the acts and our sacrifices of time and money rather than a heart that follows after God. Christ is knocking on the door of our hearts to allow him in; will we allow him in, or just for an hour on Sunday?
  1. Only Christ’s death can cover sin for all time (Heb 10:10-12). Our best efforts fall short. No matter what we do, we cannot remove sin. However, Christ can! Jesus was perfect. He became the sacrifice and died for our sins. In so doing, he washed us clean for all time. His sacrifice has made us holy. He took away our sins forever. Therefore, we need to turn to Christ and Christ alone. The world teaches that all paths lead to heaven; however, there is only one name under heaven by which humanity can be saved (Acts 4:12).
  1. Only Christ can defeat the adversary and the curse once for all (Heb 10:13-14). Satan, death, hell, and the grave have all been defeated because of Jesus! All his enemies are made his footstool, and he has all the power and authority. He has given that authority to us, undoing the curse of the garden, allowing humanity to walk with God again. Satan no longer has a hold on us. Because of Jesus’ freeing work, we do now have the ability to resist sin.
  1. Only Christ can open the door for a new covenant (Heb 10:15-18). God has come in our hearts. Our sins are forgiven; the penalty is washed away. Our sins are remembered no more, no longer to be held over us. We can’t buy forgiveness. We can’t convince God that we deserve forgiveness. But forgiveness has been extended to us by his grace. What do we have to do? Embrace it, and go and sin no more (John 8:11).

Questions for Reflection

1) Why can legalism become a detriment to faith?

2) How deep is your devotion to Jesus?

3) What steps can you begin to take to deepen your devotion to Christ?

4) What has Jesus set you free from?

5) What sin do you still need to confess? Can you give it to Jesus?

Upcoming Service

This Sunday, Pastor Ryan is on vacation. John Wright will be sharing the message.

Daily Bible Readings for June 25 – July 8

June 25: Psalm 104:1-32 What does this passage teach us about God?

June 26: Psalm 111:1-10 What does this passage teach us about God?

June 27: Psalm 112:1-10 What does this passage teach us about God?

June 28: Psalm 136:1-26 What does this passage teach us about God?

June 29: Psalm 139:1-12 What does this passage teach us about God?

June 30: Psalm 139:13-24 What does this passage teach us about God?

July 1: Psalm 144:1-11 What does this passage teach us about God?

July 2: Psalm 145:8-21 What does this passage teach us about God?

July 3: Psalm 146:1-10 What does this passage teach us about God?

July 4: Proverbs 1:1-7 What does this passage teach us about God?

July 5: Proverbs 3:1-12 What does this passage teach us about God?

July 6: Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 What does this passage teach us about God?

July 7: Ecclesiastes 3:12-22 What does this passage teach us about God?

July 8: Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 What does this passage teach us about God?

This Week’s  Events:

Reminder: Sunday School is at 9:15, Worship at 10:30!

Monday, June 24–Pastor Ryan starts next class through Liberty

Wednesday, June 26 – Saturday, July 6–Pastor Ryan on vacation

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

Sunday, June 30–Ava Care Baby Bottle Campaign ends; dedication of baby bottles

Sunday, June 30–Summer Bible Study begins @ 5 pm; see announcement below

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, July 10–VBS opening night @ 5:30; see announcement below

VERSE OF THE MONTH!

Every month we will feature a verse. The goal is for the entire church to learn this verse for the month so we grow in our memorized Bible knowledge. The verse of the month of June is Isaiah 59:1:

“Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.”

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 take the summer months off (June, July, August).

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Vacation Bible School will run on Wednesday evenings during the month of July (July 10, July 17, July 24, and July 31). If you would like to help or assist in any way, such as running a station, being a group leader for kids, preparing food, etc., please sign up on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the narthex or respond to this email. We need several other volunteers. Please consider volunteering for this great outreach today! You should be contacted sometime this week!

The registration form for VBS is now available (see the attachment for the QR code for registration). We only have a few weeks left so please spread the word to your neighbors, friends, and those in your communities with children. You could also fill out the form here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHLvFYD2rbF0Vg19pWJGQ9KFMy6oDCuUesW-8nEtmXXTgp1Q/viewform?usp=send_form

AVA CARE BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN & VESPERS

This Sunday, please bring your Ava Care baby bottles! We will have a service of dedication right before the offering.

BIBLE STUDY

Lynne and Bill are starting a new Bible study beginning Sunday, June 30 at 5 pm. Here is their official announcement (picture also attached):

Bill Wood and I (Lynne) are pleased to announce our Bible Study for this summer. It’s called ‘Every Day:  Living Every Moment as Ministry,’ and it’s written by yours truly! We will start on Sunday, June 30th at 4pm, and we’ll meet here at the church. As a Christian, you have a call on your life to do ministry where you are, every day. In this 6 week study, we will explore what ministry isn’t as well as five ways that Colossians 1:9-12 teaches us we can be the hands and feet of Jesus to everyone around us, regardless of profession or vocation. We hope you will join us! If you have never attended a Bible study before, we especially invite you — we think this would be a good place to start, as this is a casual group and a practical study. Please let Bill Wood or me know if you plan to join so we can get you a copy of our study material.

NEED FOR CLOTHING & HYGIENE PRODUCTS

As stated on Sunday, there is a need for clothing and hygiene products:

Women’s shirt size M/L

Pant size 10

Shoe size 6 1/2 – 7, depending on the shoe

Boy shirt size 7/8

Pant size 6/7 or 7/8

Shoe size 13c or 1

There will be a box in the narthex to place donated items. If you would like to donate a gift card instead, gift cards for Walmart or Target would be great (clothing & hygiene products), as well as for grocery stores.

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 in the process of coming up with a trip proposal to see Noah at Sight & Sound in 2025. Please stay tuned for the information once the trip is planned!

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

Eddie Baker (health)

Mary Batterman (health)

Sandy Bennington (health)

Sharon Botkin (health)

Bouchery family (unspoken)

Katie Cooper (concussion)

Savannah Cox (comfort and peace)

Quinn Cox (health)

Norma Cunningham (recovery)

Amy Cyzick (health)

Elijah Tucker Dean (health)

Natalie Dodge (health)

Bob Hess (health)

Tim Howdyshell (health)

Christy Lazer (health)

Ruth Luce (health)

Mark Martin (health)

Meeta McNett (health)

Betty Miller (health)

Norlen Miller (health)

Mary M Miller (health)

Savannah Miller (health)

Tami Plaugher (health)

Ann Simmons (health)

Bob Simmons (health)

Millie Simmons (health)

Crystal Smith (health)

Norma Suter (health)

Whitmore family (house)

Mary Whitmore (health)

Judy Winner (health)

Cindy Wittig (health)

Pastor Ryan Cooper
Beaver Creek Church