Sermon Recap: SPENCER GETZ AND THE GIDEONS

The Gideons find it as their mission to place the Word of God in the hands of as many people as possible. Our church is blessed to have several Gideons in our ranks. The pastor is not the only one responsible for the work of the ministry; rather, we are all the priesthood of all believers. All of us are called to share the gospel and serve as a minister in the context that we are placed. Let us answer the call to serve the kingdom of God!

Questions for Reflection

1) Who do you know could use an encounter with Jesus?

2) How can you share your faith with that individual?

3) What ministry can you partner with outside of Beaver Creek?

4) In what ways can you support the ministry of Beaver Creek in the coming months?

Upcoming Service

This Sunday, Pastor Ryan will continue the study on the Foundations of the Holy Spirit series with the sermon titled, “Spirit in Us” based on 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, 6:18-20, and Romans 8:11, 22-27. Why does it matter that the Spirit dwells in us? How should the Holy Spirit impact our living? Come by or tune in on Sunday to find out!

Daily Bible Readings for April 30 – May 6

April 30: Psalm 1:1-6 What does this passage teach us about God?

May 1: Psalm 2:1-12 What does this passage teach us about God?

May 2: Psalm 3:1-8 What does this passage teach us about God?

May 3: Psalm 5:1-12 What does this passage teach us about God?

May 4: Psalm 6:1-10 What does this passage teach us about God?

May 5: Psalm 9:1-20 What does this passage teach us about God?

May 6: Psalm 11:1-7 What does this passage teach us about God?

This Week’s  Events:

Sunday, May 5–First Sunday Breakfast @ 9:15 am

Sunday, May 5–First Sunday offering–Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Ministry

Sunday, May 5–Worship Team Meeting after church, @ 12 pm

Monday, May 6–Timothy Bible Study @ 7 pm

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, May 11–Mother/Daughter Banquet @ 5 pm

Sunday, May 12–Mother’s Day

Thursday, May 16–Leadership Team Meeting @ 7 pm

Sunday, May 19–Baptism Sunday & Carry-in Celebration

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

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:

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 meet this Sunday, May 5.

Children’s Church will take the summer months off (June, July, August).

MOTHER DAUGHTER BANQUET

The mother-daughter banquet will take place Saturday, May 11 at 5 pm, sponsored by Men’s Fellowship. So far, only two households have signed up for the banquet. Please sign up by this Sunday, May 5, or call the church office to have your name placed on the list. The men need to know by Sunday approximately how many people will be attending for accurate food acquisition.

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!

BAPTISM & MEMBERSHIP CLASS

Baptism Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, May 19.

For those who are interested in transferring membership, you only need to attend the classes on Sunday, May 12, and Sunday, May 19. Also, please email Pastor Ryan the name of your previous church so we can mail out the request for transfer of membership.

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 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)

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 G Miller (health)

Mary M Miller (health)

Savannah Miller (health)

Tami Plaugher (health)

Dan Rhodes (recovery)

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

Good News Brief–April 30, 2024