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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June 15, 2024
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Good News Brief–June 11, 2024

Sermon Recap: FALL OF HUMANITY based on Genesis 3:1-24

Many people object to the belief in God because of the presence of evil and suffering in our world. If God is good, then why does evil exist? God created everything good, for he is holy and perfect. However, when he created humanity, he created humanity with free will and the ability to choose. God did so because he did not want to force humanity to choose to have a relationship with him but for humanity to want to have a relationship with him. Relationships are strongest when it is built on mutual choice. But with free will came a risk, that humanity would instead choose to go its own way, separate from God, and give into sin.

When the serpent came into the garden, the goal was to drive a wedge between humanity and God. Satan had already fallen from heaven; now, he wanted to corrupt God’s perfect creation. Therefore, in the form of a serpent, he found Adam and Eve and bombarded them with several temptations–temptations that we all face even today. The fall of humanity goes far beyond simply eating the forbidden fruit; instead, it is the widespread surrender to the temptations.

What temptations did Adam and Eve face, and we all face?

  1. Questioning the Word of God (Gen 3:1). The Word of God should be non-negotiable. Instead, questioning the Word of God questions the authority of the one who gives the Word, as well as the accuracy of the Word and the integrity of the authority. Adam and Eve began to question the Word instead of standing on the Word as authority enough. The more we stray and question the Word, the further we drift from God.
  1. Engaging with the deceiver (Gen 3:2-3). Instead of silencing the voice of the serpent, they continued to dialogue. The more they dialogue, the more they allow the serpent to fill their heads and hearts with lies. The more we engage the evil one, the more we allow his lies to flood our spirits and souls. We eventually get to a place where we cannot distinguish what is truth and what is a lie. Instead, we should cut off any voice that speaks that directly opposes God’s Word. The best remedy to confusion and deceit is to surround yourself with truth!
  1. Questioning God’s motives (Gen 3:4-5). Adam and Eve began to believe the lie of the serpent, that God placed the prohibition because he was trying to keep something from them. Once we start questioning the motives of those around us, we allow the space to be filled with conspiracy theories or questioning the integrity of those who love us. The questioning builds walls and separates us from the ones we love, and we begin to push them away. That is precisely what Adam and Eve did to God, and in pushing away, they moved one step closer to sin.
  1. Giving space to lusts and emotions (Gen 3:6). Instead of standing on truth and God, Adam and Eve allowed their lusts and emotions to take over. They longed to fill their belly and desired to gain wisdom. Science shows us that when we are stuck in our emotions, we cannot access our logical reasoning. When we allow our emotions and lusts to take over, we can’t stop thinking about what we want or the temptation to sin instead of truth.
  1. Going along with the crowd (Gen 3:6). Adam could have put a stop to all of it. Instead, he watched Eve and the serpent and willingly joined along. We don’t know why he joined along, but going with the flow, the crowd, and what the world calls “normal” can lead us straight into trouble. Jesus said that if the blind lead the blind, both fall into the pit.
  1. Covering up our sins and mistakes (Gen 3:7). The story could have been different if Adam and Eve, after eating the fruit, realized their mistake and immediately tried to make it right. Instead, they tried to cover up their mistake to deceive God and themselves. They saw themselves in their sin and tried to sweep it under the rug. How often do we try to sweep our mistakes under the rug to look good?
  1. Hiding from God (Gen 3:8-11). When Adam and Eve heard God enter the garden, they tried to hide from him. The more we hide, the more we believe we will not be seen and not face the consequences of our choice. But instead of being vulnerable, real, and opening a door for healing and reconciliation, hiding tries to conceal what one has done from God or others.
  1. Blaming others/refusing to take responsibility (Gen 3:12-13). Once they were exposed and could hide no longer, then they confronted the actions. But instead of taking responsibility, Adam blamed Eve and blamed God for his mess. Eve blamed the serpent. How often do we shirk responsibility and blame someone else for our mistakes?

As a result of the fall, humanity today experiences hardship and difficulties (3:16-19), loss of relationship with God (3:22), and is banished from access to the tree of life (3:23-24). Sin has entered the world, and we face these same eight temptations on a regular basis. God did provide a means of salvation in Jesus, who would crush the serpent’s head (3:15), but we still, as humanity, have to live with the consequences of our choices. But we have the ability to choose to have a relationship with God and say no to temptation and sin, even though our natural pull is toward sin. What will we choose?

Questions for Reflection

1) In what ways do we question the Word of God?

2) What voices do you allow to speak into your life that are in opposition to God? What steps can you take to silence them?

3) Why is it difficult to go against the crowd?

4) Why is it easy to attempt to cover up or hide instead of coming clean?

5) For what things are you blaming God today? How can you reconcile that?

Upcoming Service

This Sunday, we will honor our fathers for Father’s Day. Pastor Ryan will continue the study on the Foundations of Sin and Salvation with the sermon titled “Sin’s Devastation” based on Isaiah 59:1-15 and Romans 5:12-18. What is the full impact of sin? Why is salvation needed? Come by or tune in on Sunday to find out!

Daily Bible Readings for June 11 – 17

June 11: Psalm 71:1-8 What does this passage teach us about God?

June 12: Psalm 71:19-24 What does this passage teach us about God?

June 13: Psalm 75:1-10 What does this passage teach us about God?

June 14: Psalm 77:13-20 What does this passage teach us about God?

June 15: Psalm 84:1-12 What does this passage teach us about God?

June 16: Psalm 86:1-13 What does this passage teach us about God?

June 17: Psalm 89:1-8 What does this passage teach us about God?

This Week’s  Events:

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

Saturday, June 15–Father/Son Breakfast @ 8 am

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, June 20–Leadership Team Meeting @ 7 pm

Sunday, June 23–Outdoor Worship & Communion

Sunday, June 23–Vespers @ 5 pm w/ special guest group Ava Care

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. So far, we have had only a few names sign up. We need several other volunteers. Please consider volunteering for this great outreach today!

AVA CARE BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN

If you did not yet pick up a baby bottle, there are still a few left available in the church narthex. Fill the baby bottle with change and/or dollars. Bring back for the final Sunday of June (June 30). We will have service of dedication and pray over them for the women who will be blessed by the ministry.

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)

Stanley Jackowitz family (loss)

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)

Shelvy Wittig (health)

Pastor Ryan Cooper
Beaver Creek Church

Good News Brief–June 4, 2024

Sermon Recap: OUR ADVERSARY based on John 8:44; Isaiah 14:12-14; 1 Peter 5:8-9; 2 Corinthians 4:4; and James 4:7

It is easier to win a game when you know the playbook used by your opponent. Once you can diagnose the play, you can defend it and emerge victorious. The same concept is true in our spiritual lives. We are more likely to live successfully for God if we can recognize the strategies used by our opponent and adversary, the devil. Thankfully, the Bible reveals Satan’s tactics! What should we watch out for and pay attention to?

  1. Pride (Isaiah 14:12-14). It was the devil’s pride that made him pursue the throne that rightfully belongs only to God. And it is that same spirit of pride that the devil passed along to humanity–the notion that we do not need God. Pride is the root of every sin and form of evil. Pride removes God from the throne of our hearts in favor of ourselves. Pride refuses to receive correction or submit to the true authority in God alone. Therefore, if you see pride, you know the enemy is near.*Note: English is a limited language. The Greek and Hebrew concepts of pride referred to here is the exaltation of self or someone else above God. A different word is used when describing taking pleasure in the success of another or one you love. We can be proud of a family member without falling into the trap of pride. It becomes a dangerous pride when we begin to worship that individual over God.
  1. Murder (John 8:44). The devil is a murderer. He himself might not be holding the weapon, but the influence of his words brings about the murder of the soul. The devil’s trickery cost Adam and Eve their lives. The goal of the enemy is to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). That can include our hopes, dreams, futures, and reputation. The primary tools the enemy uses to murder are anger, slander, and gossip. Watch these three things carefully, for if you see it at work, the enemy is near.
  1. Deceitfulness (John 8:44). Lying is the native language of the devil. He works to fill our heads with lies so we cannot possibly find the truth. The more we listen to a lie without countering it with the truth, the more likely the lie will eventually become reality. The devil seeks to take our focus away from God’s Word and believe the lie so we can be trapped in a life of bondage instead of freedom. In a day and time when the truth and the Word of God are silenced, let us seek God’s Word like never before!
  1. Attacks our vulnerabilities (1 Peter 5:8). The devil is described as a roaring lion. The lion does not attack its prey head-on; rather, it stalks, watches, observes, and studies the potential prey until it wanders from the group or demonstrates weakness. Once the lion finds weakness, the lion springs its attack. The devil is the same way. He develops a tailor-made plan against us. He looks to see what boundaries are not strong in our lives and attacks us there. He looks to see where we might compromise and then gives us our own apple to munch on. He is not all-powerful like God, but he is intelligent and masterful at destruction.
  1. He blinds hearts and eyes to the truth (2 Corinthians 4:4). The devil is described as the god of this age. He wants to stop people from turning to God, so he poisons the minds of unbelievers to the truth. He gets people to believe alternate realities, so they lose sight of the truth. Right is now wrong; wrong is now right. Any form of truth is “hatred.”

These five tactics the enemy has utilized from the Garden and will continue to use them. Now that we know them, we need to recognize them and respond.

  1. Submit yourselves to God (James 4:7). If we allow God to be on the throne and order every aspect of our living under God’s authority and leadership, we cut off the tool of pride and can more clearly see the tactics of the enemy. God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
  1. Resist him (1 Peter 5:9; James 4:7). We can stand up and push away the devil. Jesus did so by utilizing the truth to cut through the deception. After all, the Word of God as the Sword of the Spirit is one of the pieces of the Armor of God (Ephesians 6:12-19). We can shut down murder by encouraging one another and speaking the life of God with our tongues (James 3). We can resist by fortifying our defenses, recognizing our own weaknesses, and drawing firm boundaries. And we can resist by immersing ourselves in the truth, even if it is unpopular!
  1. Stand firm in the faith (1 Peter 5:9). When an army wanted to ensure they would stand firm in that day, they would dig small holes for the feet so their feet were anchored. We should do the same thing spiritually. We need to dig in our heels to the Word of God, anchoring and immersing our lives in His Spirit. Then, when the seasons of trouble arrive, we can stand, for we are already standing.

Questions for Reflection

1) Which of the five tactics of the enemy do you see most at work in the world right now? In what ways?

2) Which of the five tactics of the enemy do you most often fall victim to? Why?

3) What boundary lines do you need to fortify in your life?

4) The greatest way to resist and stand firm is to have a steady diet of the Word. What would help you grow in your knowledge of the Word?

5) Are you fully submitted to God? If not, what is keeping you from being fully submitted?

Upcoming Service

This Sunday, Pastor Ryan will continue the study on the Foundations of Sin and Salvation with the sermon titled “Fall of Humanity” based on Genesis 3:1-24. What temptations did Adam and Eve face? How do we face the same temptations today? Come by or tune in on Sunday to find out!

Daily Bible Readings for June 4 – 10

June 4: Psalm 55:16-23 What does this passage teach us about God?

June 5: Psalm 61:1-8 What does this passage teach us about God?

June 6: Psalm 62:1-8 What does this passage teach us about God?

June 7: Psalm 66:1-20 What does this passage teach us about God?

June 8: Psalm 68:1-6 What does this passage teach us about God?

June 9: Psalm 68:19-20 What does this passage teach us about God?

June 10: Psalm 69:13-18 What does this passage teach us about God?

This Week’s  Events:

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

Sunday, June 9–Graduate Recognition Sunday

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, June 15–Father/Son Breakfast @ 8 am

Sunday, June 23–Outdoor Worship & Communion

Sunday, June 23–Vespers @ 5 pm w/ special guest group Ava Care

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. So far, we have had only a few names sign up. We need several other volunteers. Please consider volunteering for this great outreach today!

AVA CARE BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN

If you did not yet pick up a baby bottle, there are still a few left available in the church narthex. Fill the baby bottle with change and/or dollars. Bring back for the final Sunday of June (June 30). We will have service of dedication and pray over them for the women who will be blessed by the ministry.

GRADUATES!

If you are graduating this year or know of a graduate, please call the office ASAP. We will recognize our graduates this Sunday.

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)

Stanley Jackowitz (health)

Christy Lazer (health)

Ruth Luce (health)

Mark Martin (health)

Meda 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)

Shelvy Wittig (health)

Pastor Ryan Cooper
Beaver Creek Church

Good News Brief–May 28, 2024

Sermon Recap: THE SIN PROBLEM based on Romans 3:9-18, 23, 6:23, and 8:5-8

No one really likes to talk about sin. Instead, we either deflect, redefine, minimize, or compartmentalize to shield ourselves from the impact of any conversation about it. No one enjoys being corrected or having their flaws exposed! However, if we are unwilling to talk openly and candidly about a deep truth and reality, we will only develop a shallow faith and remove ourselves from significant teachings in Scripture. When we talk about sin openly and see the truth, we can then understand the need for the cross and the need for a life of repentance in response to Jesus!

What is the truth about sin? What is the sin problem?

  1. All of us are sinners (Rom 3:9-12, 23). There is no one righteous, not even one. We are incapable of being righteous on our own without Jesus (3:10). Human nature, instead of embracing God, pushes God away and is insistent on following its own path (3:11). There is a way that seems right to an individual, but in the end it leads to death (Prov 14:25). Why? Because we are stubborn and would rather try to prove ourselves right than submit ourselves to the only one who is right! We are like the captain of the Titanic, who, despite seven warnings of icebergs, continued on the ill-fated voyage right into the path of the iceberg. In the end, many, including the captain, were lost in the icy seas.All of us are born with sin. All of us have a sinful nature. No matter how hard we try, we cannot provide our own remedy (Rom 3:12). Our good deeds are not enough. We need something more to wash away our sins. The solution is the need for a Savior–and thus the cross!
  1. We all fall short of God’s glory (Rom 3:13-17, 23). No matter how hard we try, we cannot find the glory of God on our own. God and sin cannot coexist. God hates sin; it was sin that caused Adam and Eve to stop walking with God in the Garden of Eden. God is holy, righteous, good, and pure. We, on the other hand, are prone to deception and destruction (Rom 3:13-15). We lie so easily and readily. We curse with our mouths. We are full of bitterness. We are quick to destroy, shedding “blood” both literally and figuratively through our words on social media. Instead of compassion, love, and grace, we are beings filled with judgment that seeks to destroy anyone with a variant viewpoint than our own. Instead of reverence and awe for God, we display a lack of the fear of God (Rom 3:16-18). Instead of valuing God’s opinion, we all do what we want to and pursue what is good in our own eyes. As a result, we fall short of the glory of God.
  1. Wages for sin is eternal death (Rom 6:23). The wages for sin is death. Sin’s cost is steep! For a momentary decision, one can face a lifetime or eternity of consequences! Sin takes you further than you want to go, keeps you longer than you want to stay, and makes you pay far more than you ever were willing to pay. One sinful act can have emotional, mental, social, and physical effects in addition to the spiritual. Relationships can be destroyed. Physical health can become forever altered. We can end up with painful scars for the remainder of our lives. And sometimes, we bear the scars of someone else’s sin. Therefore, since the cost is so high, sin should not be minimalized.
  1. Sinful nature is hostile toward God (Rom 8:5-8). Our sinful nature and the Spirit desire contrary things; the sinful nature pursues itself, and the Spirit pursues death to self and the things of God! Therefore, one cannot live for God and be in an active state of sin at the same time. It is impossible! If we are living in what the Bible calls sin, then we are not choosing to live for God in that moment. We will face a battle in our mind (Rom 8:5-6). The sinful nature cannot submit to God’s Word or please God (Rom 8:7-8). Therefore, one either is living for sin or is living for God.

Once we know the truth, then we can discover the path to freedom. Even though the above is true about sin, it does not have to remain our reality because the GIFT of God is eternal life (Rom 6:23). God has given us a GIFT of salvation through Jesus on the cross. Since all humanity sins and falls short of the glory of God, since the penalty for sin is death, and the sinful nature is hostile toward God, Jesus died on the cross to become sin, so the punishment of death can rest upon him so we can, through him, find eternal life. But we cannot choose to remain in sin any longer; we must live a different way.

Questions for Reflection

1) Why is it difficult to talk about sin?

2) What sin do you struggle with right now?

3) Do you have a tendency to minimize sin? What sins do you downplay?

4) Why is it dangerous to redefine something as permissible that the Bible calls a sin? What are the long-term impacts of that choice?

5) What unhealthy attachments do you cling to that prevent you from full commitment to Christ?

Upcoming Service

This Sunday, Pastor Ryan will continue the study on the Foundations of Sin and Salvation with the sermon titled “Our Adversary” based on John 8:44; Isaiah 14:12-14; 1 Peter 5:8-9; 2 Corinthians 4:4; and James 4:7. Why is it important to recognize our true enemy and his tactics? How can this improve our spiritual vitality? Come by or tune in on Sunday to find out!

Daily Bible Readings for May 28 – June 3

May 28: Psalm 40:1-17 What does this passage teach us about God?

May 29: Psalm 44:1-26 What does this passage teach us about God?

May 30: Psalm 46:1-11 What does this passage teach us about God?

May 31: Psalm 47:1-9 What does this passage teach us about God?

June 1: Psalm 48:1-14 What does this passage teach us about God?

June 2: Psalm 50:1-6 What does this passage teach us about God?

June 3: Psalm 51:1-17 What does this passage teach us about God?

This Week’s  Events:

Sunday, June 2–Summer Hours Begin (First Sunday Breakfast @ 8:45 am, Sunday School @ 9:15 am, Worship @ 10:30 am)

Sunday, June 2–First Sunday Offering–Ava Cares & Beginning of Baby Bottle Campaign

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, June 9–Graduate Recognition Sunday

Saturday, June 15–Father/Son Breakfast @ 8 am–sign up available beginning Sunday

Sunday, June 23–Outdoor Worship & Communion

Sunday, June 23–Vespers @ 5 pm

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 May is Galatians 5:22-23:

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

Announcements:

AIR CONDITIONING NOTE

Last Sunday, we tried running the air conditioner for the first time. We very much appreciate all the feedback that has been given so far. We value the feedback and will make some adjustments for next week and will continue to do so until we find the balance that works best for all in the church.

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. So far, we have had only a few names sign up. We need several other volunteers. Please consider volunteering for this great outreach today!

GRADUATES!

If you are graduating this year or know of a graduate, please call the office. We are aware of one graduate. We are in the process of planning graduate recognition Sunday.

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)

Bouchery family (unspoken)

Katie Cooper (concussion)

Quinn Cox (health)

Norma Cunningham (recovery)

Amy Cyzick (health)

Elijah Tucker Dean (health)

Natalie Dodge (health)

Bob Hess (health)

Tim Howdyshell (health)

Stanley Jackowitz (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)

Whitmore family (house)

Mary Whitmore (health)

Judy Winner (health)

Cindy Wittig (health)

Shelvy Wittig (health)

Pastor Ryan Cooper
Beaver Creek Church