Get your shopping done, have the kids work on crafts to get in the holiday spirit, and much more! There's even a children's room where they can shop for family members - with inexpensive gifts (each $5 and under, many just $1) and have them all wrapped in one visit! So many options:
Jewelry & Gifts
Kids Shopping Room
Please join us anytime between 2 and 5pm!
Proceeds will go to our missions fund, supporting homelessness and hunger initiatives
Get your shopping done & Let us hang with the kids! Drop them off at 4pm and we will play games, sing songs, do Christmas crafts, and have some dinner together. Pizza is the meal planned - feel free to bring your own snacks if that doesn't work. Upon drop off, we'll have you fill out a registration/allergy form. Pick up time is at 8pm, or anytime before that.
Gather together for an inspiring message during church with guest speaker Terry Pottmeyer (Friends of Youth CEO). Following our normal worship time, we will celebrate with a delicious Thanksgiving feast: Put on by our wonderful Tim Allen, Chris Aakre, and the support of our fabulous potluck team. Please join us!
RSVP here so we know how much food to prepare, thank you.
Stephen Ministry is sponsoring a seminar on November 10th, from 2-4pm at BCUMC. Surviving the Holidays is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. During this 2 hour event you will watch a 40 minute video, filled with practical holiday survival tips and real life stories of people who have navigated the season after their loved one’s death. There will also be time to hear how other seminar attendees are dealing with the holidays and give you the opportunity to share your thoughts if you feel comfortable sharing. Everyone will also receive a copy of the GriefShare Holiday Survival guide. This guide offers advice on how to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays. It also offers suggestions on what to do about traditions and other coming changes. Finally, the guide will also have helpful tips for surviving social events and how to discover hope for your future.
For questions please contact the BCUMC office at 425-788-2953 or register for this free seminar by clicking here.
Rabbi Johanna Kinberg and Pastor Brook McBride will host a soup supper (w bread) in the gathering space at Bear Creek UMC. After supper, we will dialogue about just what our shared hope for the world is, and what it means to work together for that hope in this world. Please join us, we will start eating around 6:30 and dialogue will begin around 7 or 7:15.
From Pastor Brook:
I want to give you a personal invite to an event we are having at Bear Creek UMC that is so crucial for the times we are living in. If you are like me, the shooting at the Jewish temple in Pittsburgh has shaken you. As a Christian, violence of this kind towards another faith community is an atrocity to us all. It just can’t be said strongly enough. We are a people of peace hoping for peace in all God’s holy mountain (the whole world), so when something like this happens to a community close to our heart, we are saddened and called to action. This Wednesday, I encourage you to join us for an event we are co-sponsoring with Congregation Kol Ami called “A Rabbi and a Minister go out for Supper!”
Come one, come all to our 3rd annual Trunk or Treat event!
Sunday, Oct 28th from 4-6 PM
To sign up to help set up, decorate your car, or to just let us know you are coming, please go to our events page:
Thank you for your enthusiasm and community spirit!
Location: Food Bank Farm (located at Skylight Farm) in Snohomish, Washington
Address: 17319 Elliott Rd, Snohomish, WA 98296
When: Sundays 1-3pm July – October. [See harvest calendar for all available dates (available dates are in green)].
Groups 4-10 people scheduled July through October. Groups 10-50 scheduled August to September.
- Please bring: Closed-toe shoes, weather-appropriate clothing and accessories, non-glass water bottle, garden gloves.
- Bathrooms: Portable bathroom located on-site.
- Carpool: Carpooling is appreciated, please limit to 5 vehicles.
Contact info: Lindsey Robinson firstname.lastname@example.org and 425-346-3581 (cell/text)
Carpool leaves the church at 11:30, our slot is 12-2pm.
Sleep in, get a second cup of coffee and relax a little.
Starting on October 7th, we’ll shift our morning services back half an hour to 10am! invite a friend, because we’ll also be launching our Sermon & Small Group study of the wonderful book “UNAFRAID.”
See you (and all of your friends) there.
For the fall quarter this year, we are forming new small groups, so join in! The fun starts Oct 7th, so you must sign up by Sept 30th. For 6 weeks, each group will read “Unafraid” by Adam Hamilton. It’s an engaging book that draws on recent research, inspiring real-life examples, and fresh biblical insight. Learn how to untangle the knots we feel about disappointing others, failure, financial insecurity, loneliness, insignificance, and aging. The author offers an informed and inspiring message full of practical solutions. Click the link below to see who is leading each group, where and when they are meeting, and how to get signed up!
Join us for the 4th annual Woodinville CROP Hunger Walk!
Saturday, Sept 22 – Registration at 8:30am, walk at 9:00am
CROP Hunger Walks are held nationwide to raise awareness & money for local and global efforts to reduce hunger and increase clean drinking water. Walk the 2.5 mile route with your BCUMC family! There will be a live band at registration, snacks & drinks for walkers, and a free tour of 21 Acres.
You can also register or donate ahead of time here:
We have two teams this year for BCUMC:
…Which team will raise more for relief efforts?
For more information, contact Brook Self (email@example.com )
Bear Creek UMC Women presents
September Picnic & Hike!
Saturday, September 15 10am-2pm
Trilogy Picnic Are
(to the left of the Clubhouse 23225 NE Greens Crossing Road Redmond, WA 98053)
Sandwiches, Chips, Cookies, Soft Drinks & Water Provided Come hang out with our women, chat, play horse shoes or bocce ball. Walking the trails is optional! A guided hike will begin at 10:30am. For more information contact Connie Gagnon. firstname.lastname@example.org or 206 849 -1340