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 Adult Education Opportunities
(childcare provided upon request)


Today’s Scripture (Sundays, 10:45am-11:45am, sanctuary)

Every Sunday, Bob gathers folks in the sanctuary after worship to visit about today’s sermon.  Pastor Brook has given him the scriptures he’s preaching on, and Bob guides those gathered in a warm and engaging discussion about the sermon and the scriptures used.   This is a great study to come into if you don’t want to prepare before the class.   Just come as you are and enjoy!

A word about Bob: He is absolutely the most gracious teacher I have ever met.   No matter how you feel coming into this class, you will always feel way better after it.  You will feel listened to and cared about.

And who knows, every once in a while maybe even Pastor Brook will enter.


Living the Questions 2.0 (Sundays, 10:45am-11:45am, multipurpose room)

Looking for an open-minded alternative to the traditional ways of living out the Christian life? Living the Questions 2.0  is an attempt to give those in the study and environment where we can all interact with one another and explore what’s next for Christianity.   This study, featuring 30 of today’s top scholars and theologians, will focus on three areas: “Invitation to Journey,” “Honoring Creation,” and “Call to Covenant.”   Some of the scholars featured are: Marcus Borg, Walter Brueggemann, Diana Butler Bass, Tex Sample, Brian McLaren, Rebecca Ann Parker, and Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza.

A word about Dave: He is an awesome and experienced teacher.  We are so blessed to have him.  He loves this stuff, and his passion just boils over into anyone who gets a chance to be in this study.

For more information, contact Dave Orendorff


Discipleship Class (Sundays, 10:45am-11:45am, pastor’s office)

If you talk to United Methodists about a Bible study that has changed their life, most of them will respond with “The Disciple Bible Study!”   This 34 week study that met weekly for 2 ½ hours was a commitment!  But out of that commitment came people that were not only more knowledgeable about the Bible, but also lives that were transformed by the Bible.   People came out of this study on fire not only to learn more, but to do more and serve more!   The good news is that the Disciple Bible program has just released a new Disciple Bible Study format called “Disciple Bible Study Fast Track!”   This study attempts to do the same thing, but has cut the weeks from 34 to 24!   And the meeting times from 2 ½ hours to 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Because of this Pastor Brook has agreed to lead this study starting this fall.   Our first meeting will be Wednesday, Sept 13th at 7 pm.   At this meeting we will discuss plans for a regular meeting time.


Caregiver Classes (Sundays, 10:45-11:45am, classroom E4)

This fall we will be studying:

Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande and

The Book of Joy” by the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams.

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




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, 9:30am-11:00am, BCUMC multipurpose room)



This drop-in class offers opportunities to talk about the current book selection, discuss, reflect, wrestle with and mediate on each one. Pastor Brook leads a lively book study on one of the top Christian books of the day.  After Easter our Tuesday morning study is going off script a bit.  We are going to try a writer a little more in the popular mainstream: Kathy Lee Gifford!   Here’s what the bio on her new book says:

As a lifelong student of Scripture, Kathie Lee Gifford has always desired a deeper understanding of God’s Word and a deeper knowledge of God. But it wasn’t until she began studying the biblical texts in their original Hebrew and Greek—along with actually hiking the ancient paths of Israel—that she found the fulfillment of those desires. Now you can walk with Kathie on a journey through the spiritual foundations of her faith:

  • The Rock (Jesus Christ): Hear directly from Kathie about her life-changing and ever-deepening connection with Jesus, the Lover of her soul.
  • The Road (Israel): Explore dozens of ancient landmarks and historical sites from Israel, the promised land of God’s covenant.
  • The Rabbi (God’s Word): Go beyond a “Sunday school” approach to the Bible by digging into the original languages and deeper meanings of the Holy Scriptures.

As you journey through The Rock, The Road, and The Rabbi, you’ll also find additional content from Rabbi Jason Sobel throughout the book. Jason’s insight into the Hebrew language, culture, and heritage will open your eyes to the Bible like never before.


Come! Begin your journey toward a deeper faith through The Rock, the Road, and the Rabbi.  We meet on Tuesday’s at 9:30!  Contact Pastor Brook if you are interested.  He usually orders the books in advance.

For more information, please contact Pastor Brook at or  call (425) 788-2953



Going Deeper

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  at (425) 788-2953 or email ; or contact Joan Pierce at (360) 668-9691

Covenant Groups

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.
For more information , please email: Joan Pierce or call her at (360) 668-9691.


Women’s Events
These events are open to all women. Bring a friend!

Connie Gagnon | 425.402.4797 | Click here for more information


Community Programs
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.





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