Adult Study Opportunities (childcare provided)
Saving Jesus Redux (Sundays, March 5th – June 4th , 10:45-11:45am, multipurpose room)
“Ever feel like Jesus has been kidnapped by the Christian Right and discarded by the Secular Left? Saving Jesus Redux is total revision of Living the Question’s popular 12-session DVD-based small group exploration of a credible Jesus for the third millennium. New contributors including Brian McLaren, Diana Butler Bass, and Robin Meyers join Marcus Borg, Walter Brueggemann, John Dominic Crossan, Matthew Fox, Amy-Jill Levine, and a host of others for a conversation around the relevance of Jesus for today.”
“We’re having a culture war and Jesus happens to be one of the weapons tossed about by both sides.” — Amy-Jill Levine
Intro: Jesus Through the Ages
- Who was Jesus?
- What Can We Know About Jesus (and How)?
- The World into Which Jesus Was Born
- Jesus’ Birth: Incarnation
- Teachings of Jesus: Wisdom Tradition
- Jesus’ Program: The Kingdom of God
- Jesus’ Ministry of Compassion
- Who Killed Jesus?
- The Atonement
- The Resurrection of Christ
- Why Jesus Is Worth Saving
Today’s Scripture (Sundays, 10:45-11:45am, sanctuary)
This drop-in class provides an informal forum for participants to reflect on the scripture and sermon each week. The group shares both questions, struggles and experiences in order to apply Scripture in daily life.
[“Questions are at the core of how we listen, behave, think, and relate–as individuals and organizations. Virtually everything we think and do is generated by questions. Questions push us into new territories. The future begins with our thinking, represented by the questions we ask ourselves.
“Change Your Questions, Change Your Life” shows readers how to consistently choose the questions that can lead them to success, both personally and professionally. This technique, called “”QuestionsThinking,” stimulates innovation, accelerate productivity, and create more rewarding relationships.
“Change Your Questions, Change Your Life” is a personal growth fable that tells how a seasoned executive, Ben Knight, uses Question Thinking to move into a higher leadership role and how the same methods of change help him and his wife, Grace, enrich their marriage.] – Amazon.com
Starting March 5th, we will study “AARP Meditations for Caregivers: Practical, Emotional, and Spiritual Support for You and Your Family”
[Family caregiving has its challenges: emotional overload, time constraints, anxiety, burnout, missed work, adult sibling conflicts, and marital issues. AARP Meditations for Caregivers blends emotional and spiritual motivation to minimize the strains while helping caregivers view their work as a mission from the heart. Chapters are organized by theme, including topics such as accepting your feelings, knowing your limits, seeking support, and managing stress. Each reading offers a poignant meditation, an anecdote drawn from the author’s personal or clinical experience, and hands-on or psychological advice to foster coping skills and a sense of fulfillment.
The meditations in this dispensable book will provide you with solutions to typical caregiving challenges, offer relief and renewal through mindfulness, and inspire you to find meaning and value in the work you do.] – Amazon.com
For more information, contact Antoinette Ward
The Puzzlers (Sundays, 10:45am-11:45am, classroom E5)
A care receivers class with games, puzzles and music is led by our caring volunteers.
For more information, contact Tresje Seeley.
Parenting Class (Coming this fall, classroom E8/E9)
Rick Pribbernow, the Chaplin for Open Door Ministries (one of the Lutheran ECLA ministries) and Heather Nelson, an elementary and special education teacher teach this free, six week long class. It is open to the community. For people age 18+.
SYLLABUS FOR PARENTING CLASS:
Week One: Brain and Brain Development – Rick
Week Two: Discussion of Children’s Strengths and Challenges – Heather
Week Three: Communication – How to Change the Message So Kids Can Understand – Rick
Week Four: How Did Your Homework Go With Communication? – Heather
Week Five: Discipline – Personalizing for Families and Kids – Rick
Week Six: Follow Up – Creating a Discipline Plan – Heather
For more information, contact Heather Nelson
Tuesday Prayer Breakfast (Tuesdays, 6:30am-8:30am, Panera Bread, Woodinville)
The purpose for our weekly morning prayer breakfast is for nourishment of the body and soul through prayer and fellowship. An essential part of the morning is to pray for our churches (especially for Bear Creek UMC, but for all churches, as we represent at least two different congregations). Equally, or even more important, we pray for Pastor Brook and his leadership of Bear Creek UMC.
Everyone is invited. This is not just for a select few, but anyone who feels that prayer and the love of our God is an essential part of our lives. Come and join us for breakfast, fellowship, and prayer for your church and pastor.
For more information, contact Karl Brackmann
Pastor’s Study (Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00am, pastor’s office)
This drop-in class offers opportunities to talk about the current sermon series, discuss, reflect, wrestle with and mediate on each one.
What’s in the Bible about the Holy Spirit? What is the Bible is all about? What’s in it? Why is it so important for Christians? Is it really relevant for people in the 21st century? Should I care about what’s in the Bible? Why?
Join this low commitment effort to read together, meet once to discuss and choose a new book.
For more information, please contact: Sara Lambert
Walk to Emmaus
The Walk is a three day weekend beginning Thursday evening. It is a chance to rest from the world; to discover a deeper love with and for God, and to evaluate how that love will be lived in your life. For more information go to Walk to Emmaus or contact:
Pastor Brook McBride | 425-788-2953 | email@example.com
Joan Pierce | 360-668-9691
In order to form a deep and spiritual relationship with others requires regular contact and time. You are invited to make a commitment to a small group that meets regularly to pray, study, fellowship and care for one another. Some groups meet weekly others meet once or twice a month.
Joan Pierce | 360-668-9691
These events are open to all women. Bring a friend!
Bear Creek Community Programs offers classes, workshops, and events of a secular (non-religious) nature for the community.
Click here to see upcoming offerings.
Upper Room Daily Devotional
Camping and Retreat Ministries
Through our connection with the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church we offer a variety of camping and retreat experiences for all ages and for families.
There is something right for everyone. www.pnwumc.org/