NO CHURCH THIS PAST SUNDAY, so no sermon summary. I will preach the sermon intended for last week this upcoming Sunday!

Pastor Ryan will be out of the office on Friday morning to take Samantha back to Liberty. He will be back by Friday afternoon.

Questions for Reflection

1) What is one way you can grow in your daily time with Jesus?

2) What gift can you give Jesus on a consistent basis?

3) What area of your life is the most difficult to surrender to Jesus?

4) What is your greatest fear? How does that impact your faith?

Upcoming Services

This Sunday, we will have bread and cup communion. 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 9 – 15

January 9: Genesis 17:1-8 What does this passage teach us about God?

January 10: Genesis 18:16-33 What does this passage teach us about God?

January 11: Genesis 22:1-19 What does this passage teach us about God?

January 12: Genesis 28:10-22 What does this passage teach us about God?

January 13: Genesis 32:22-30 What does this passage teach us about God?

January 14: Genesis 50:15-21 What does this passage teach us about God?

January 15: Exodus 3:1-12 What does this passage teach us about God?

This Week’s  Events:

Wednesday, January 10–Outreach SS Class Dinner

Sunday, January 14–First Sunday Offering for Our Community Place

Sunday, January 14–Bread & Cup Communion

Sunday, January 14–Deacon Meeting & Lunch @ 12 pm

Upcoming Events:

Thursday, January 18–Leadership Team Meeting @ 7 pm

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:

2023 FOCUS TEAMS

Your year-end report must be submitted to the office by Sunday, January 14!

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!

Directory Update

We are in the process of updating the directory for 2024. Please make any changes on the proof copy in the church lobby, or call the office with your changes. All changes must be submitted by January 14!

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 meet this Sunday, January 14.

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)

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 9, 2024