RECAP: FAITH OVER FEAR–InMotion School of Dance

We were blessed to have InMotion School of Dance with us. Both Katie and Elsie Harlow were a part of the praise dance group. They reminded us through dance that we should praise God even in the midst of the storm, and that we are no longer slaves to fear because we are children of God.

Questions for reflection

1) Why is it difficult to praise God in the midst of the storm?

2) Do we look towards God first when we are facing our storms?

3) What fears keep you up at night?

4) How do you think you can build your faith?

Next Sunday

Pastor Ryan will resume the Acts Church series with the sermon titled, “Full of Joy,” based upon Acts 16:16-34. Paul and Silas were in prison, yet still were full of joy. How can joy help us in times of crisis? Come or Tune in Sunday to find out!

Daily Bible Readings for August 18 – 24

August 18: Jonah 4 Who does God hear? Why did he not listen to Jonah?

August 19: Luke 5:12-16 How did Jesus embody renewal?

August 20: Isaiah 40:27-31 How does God bring renewal?

August 21: Numbers 27:1-11 How can we show openness to change?

August 22: Philippians 1:3-11 Why did Paul celebrate?

August 23: John 1:43-51 Why were Philip and Nathanael full of joy?

August 24: John 4:27-42 Why were the Samaritans full of joy?

This Week’s Events:

Thursday, August 20–Leadership Team Meeting @ 7pm in pavilion

Saturday, August 22–Sunday Night Live Youth Movie Event @ Harrisonburg First COB. Movie starts at 8 pm. Popcorn & popsicles provided!

Sunday, August 23–Baptism/Membership Class @ 6 pm (note time change)

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, September 6–Return of regular worship hours

Sunday, September 6–Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day

Sunday, September 20–Baptism/New Member Sunday

Saturday, September 26–National Day of Prayer for our country

Sunday, October 4–World Wide Communion Sunday


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 story. 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).

Bible Study

We will take the month of July and August off from Bible study due to vacations and other scheduling conflicts. We will resume Bible study in September!

Baptism/Membership Class

Before church closed for COVID, we had begun to announce a baptism and membership class (for transfer of membership). So for we have two that have expressed interest. If you are interested in either, or even if you recently became a member without the class and would like more of what it means to be a member of Beaver Creek, please let Pastor Ryan or Tess know you would like to take the class. Once there is enough interest, more specifics will be shared at that time. Classes will be on Sunday evenings at 7 pm in pastor’s office, beginning August 9 and ending September 13. If you would like to be a part, let Pastor Ryan know ASAP!

Call to Prayer

As we know, right now has been a time of unrest in our land. Our nation needs healing! Let us take five minutes every day to pray for our country. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people, who are called by my name, would humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.” If we want to see our nation healed, it starts with us as the church in fervent prayer and leading the way of repentance. September 18-28 has been called as a ten day season of repentance. On Saturday, September 26, there will be a national day of prayer for our nation. Let us take that day and time to pray!

We will also have a special time of prayer set aside at the church on September 26. More details to follow!


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.

Five Ways to Give! With the extended closure, this is greatly necessary.

1) Direct Deposit–form available on the website

2) Mail your tithe into the church office

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

4) New online giving platform:

5) Drop off in the offering plate at main entrance as you enter for church

Prayer Needs

Continue to Keep in Prayer: 

Prayers for our Congregation–pray for those who have been unable to visit or spend time with family, those who have lost their jobs or seen furloughs, for those who have been discouraged, and those in our nursing homes, who have not been able to have any physical contact since early March.

Mary Batterman–recovering at home: Sign up to provide a meal at this link:

LaDawn Knicely (health, surgery upcoming)

Alda Miller (health, at Sentara-RMH)

Betty Miller (Roger & Nancy Simmons’ neighbor, health)

Rhoda Phifer (health/Dan Rhodes’ mother-in-law)

Tami Plaugher (health)

Lottie Ritchie (health/Sandy Bennington’s mother, at LifeCare)

Evy Kaye Sandin (health, recovering from surgery)

Chris Shirk (Reba’s brother, health)

Grayson Whitmore (recovery)

Tom Wilfong (recovery)

Charles Wright (health)

John Wright (health, recovering from surgery)

Owen Wright (health–Charles Wright’s brother)

Pastor Ryan Cooper
Beaver Creek COB

Good News Brief–August 18, 2020