Good Friday Service
Apr
19
6:30 PM18:30

Good Friday Service

Friday, April 19 th at 6:30 pm we will enter the drama of Good Friday with a dramatic worship service centered around the stations of the cross. Move with us as we move with Jesus from upper room, to Garden of Gethsemane, to the Pilate’s dramatic washing of hands, to actually carrying the cross that Jesus carried to Golgotha! Music, drama, and the awesome power of the cross! You will not want to miss this! Come ready for an interactive and life-changing experience of what the cross is in our lives.

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Apr
21
7:30 AM07:30

Easter Sunrise Service

He has risen! (no really!!!!)

And that's important news. "And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. ...If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. ... If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied." - 1 Corinthians 15

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Strange New Things - Book Study
May
7
9:30 AM09:30

Strange New Things - Book Study

Starting Tues, May 6th

Pastor Brook’s Tuesday book study group is going off the map and trying a novel called “Strange New Things”. This is a book that his son, Ben, recommended to him. Ben said this after reading it: “This Book made me want to become a Christian!” Come join us, Tuesdays at 9:30! All are welcome!


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Strange New Things - Book Study - Week 2
May
14
9:30 AM09:30

Strange New Things - Book Study - Week 2

Starting Tues, May 6th

Pastor Brook’s Tuesday book study group is going off the map and trying a novel called “Strange New Things”. This is a book that his son, Ben, recommended to him. Ben said this after reading it: “This Book made me want to become a Christian!” Come join us, Tuesdays at 9:30! All are welcome!


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A Song and Dance Revue of Disney Favorites
Jul
15
to Jul 26

A Song and Dance Revue of Disney Favorites

WHAT: Two Week Musical Program

A Song and Dance Revue of Disney Favorites

WHEN: July 15-26 (Monday-Friday)

Performance July 26 TIMES: 9:00am to 12:00 noon

WHERE: Bear Creek United Methodist Church

16530 Avondale Rd. NE, Woodinville 98077

COST: $ 25

AGES: 10 years Up

To Register: SIGN UP EARLY. CLASS FILLS QUICKLY!

Call: 425. 788-2953

Email: support@bcumc.org

Web: https://www.bcumc.org

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Palm Sunday Parade
Apr
14
9:45 AM09:45

Palm Sunday Parade

On Sunday, April 14th, our church will gather for a Palm Sunday parade that starts outside the church and then ends with a dramatic procession of palms as our congregation enters our celebration space celebrating Jesus as king of our lives! Pastor Brook is encouraging children to come with wagons and bikes decorated for the occasion (prizes will be awarded for all participants). The children, as they did in Jesus’ day will lead the way! You will not want to miss this event! We will meet at the front entrance of the church at 9:45 for the rally and parade!

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Women’s WEEKEND RETREAT
Mar
29
to Mar 31

Women’s WEEKEND RETREAT

WHAT: Women’s WEEKEND RETREAT

WHEN: March 29-31, 2019 Arrive: 5pm Friday Depart: 12 noon Sunday

Come for the weekend-Come for the day!

WHERE: Rainbow Lodge, North Bend

WHY: To provide a time and place where Christian women support one another in study, worship, fellowship, and fun.

SPECIAL GUEST: Kathy Hartgraves, Pastor, Garden Street UMC, Bellingham

COST: $166.00 Includes 2 nights +5 meals Due on arrival, March 29. (Scholarship available)

1 and 2 person bedrooms. Linens and towels furnished. Sink and mirror in room. Bathrooms and showers down the hall.

MUSIC, GREAT FOOD, LEARNING, SHARING, CRAFTING, PLAYING, READING, HIKING, SLEEPING, TIME ALONE or TOGETHER, SUNDAY WORSHIP!

For more information contact: conniegagnon@comcast.net

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Women’s WEEKEND RETREAT
Mar
29
to Mar 31

Women’s WEEKEND RETREAT

WHAT: Women’s WEEKEND RETREAT

WHEN: March 29-31, 2019 Arrive: 5pm Friday Depart: 12 noon Sunday

Come for the weekend-Come for the day!

WHERE: Rainbow Lodge, North Bend

WHY: To provide a time and place where Christian women support one another in study, worship, fellowship and fun.

SPECIAL GUEST: Kathy Hartgraves, Pastor, Garden Street UMC, Bellingham

COST: $166.00 Includes 2 nights +5 meals Due on arrival, March 29. (Scholarship available)

1 and 2 person bedrooms. Linens and towels furnished. Sink and mirror in room. Bathrooms and showers down the hall.

MUSIC, GREAT FOOD, LEARNING, SHARING, CRAFTING, PLAYING, READING, HIKING, SLEEPING, TIME ALONE or TOGETHER, SUNDAY WORSHIP!

For more information contact: conniegagnon@comcast.net

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Good Friday
Mar
29
3:30 PM15:30

Good Friday

Friday, April 19th at 6:30 pm we will enter the drama of Good Friday with a dramatic worship service centered around the stations of the cross. Move with us as we move with Jesus from the Upper Room to the Garden of Gethsemane, to the Pilate’s dramatic washing of hands, to actually carrying the cross that Jesus carried to Golgotha! Music, drama, and the awesome power of the cross! You will not want to miss this! Come ready for an interactive and life-changing experience of what the cross is in our lives.

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Roaring Great Time at Vacation Bible School!
Mar
15
11:30 AM11:30

Roaring Great Time at Vacation Bible School!

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At Roar, VBS, kids discover that even though life gets wild, God is good. Roar is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Sciency-fun gizmos, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life. Register today!

July 8-12 from 9:30am-12:00pm daily
Ages 4-12

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Blood Drive
Mar
12
1:00 PM13:00

Blood Drive

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Tuesday, March 12th
1:00 to 7:00 pm (dinner break: 3:00 to 3:45)

Please consider being a donor if you can - 900 units of blood are needed every day in Western Washington.

You can sign yourself up for an appointment by clicking here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10ufREqvVmFgkl2WLTNv2IGUpZ3Dla_P8TYGRzWJvUFA/edit#gid=0

Donations of platelets and plasma will also be taken at 1:00, 3:00 and 5:00 - contact me directly to get on that list.

For more information, please contact:
Dewey Millar 425-867-1781 (call or text)
For Cottage Lake Interfaith Partners

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Ash Wednesday Service
Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

Ash Wednesday Service

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Bear Creek is offering 3 ways of celebrating Ash Wednesday this year! 

 (1) 11:30 a.m. to 6 pm. Come as you are prayer and repentance.  Pastor Brook will be available in the sanctuary for prayer/personal conversation/ and a personal imposition of the ashes.  There will also be a personal reflection card to help you with some silent reflection during this time. You are welcome to drop in at any time during this time space. This could take as little as 5 minutes to as long as you want.

 (2) 6:30 Traditional Ash Wednesday Worship Service.  Come celebrate the beginning of Lent together as we gather in our celebration space and turn to God via songs and hymns, scripture, and ashes.   The service will end with the traditional imposition of the ashes.

(3) 8 pm Labyrinth and Fire!  Pastor Brook has found a need in his own life for a different way to worship. On Ash Wednesday he is going to try something new called Labryinth and Fire!  This will be a experience of contemplative worship meant to center and inspire.  Expect guitar music (Taize style), a “take your shoes off and get comfortable attitude,” and some practicing of spiritual practices that help us center our lives so that we can listen to where God is leading us.  

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Mar
6
2:30 PM14:30

Ash Wednesday Worship

All are Welcome

Verse 1

Let us build a house where love can dwell

And all can safely live,
A place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive.

Built of hopes and dreams and visions, Rock of faith and vault of grace;

 

All are welcome, welcome in this place.                                                           

All invited to love and know God’s grace.                                                        

All are welcome, the love of God to share.                                                       

‘cause all of us are welcome here;  all are welcome in this place.

 

Verse 2

Let us build a house where prophets speak, and words are strong and true,
Where all God's children dare to seek to dream God's reign anew.            

 Here the cross shall stand as witness; as a symbol of God's grace;


All are welcome, welcome in this place.                                                           

All invited to love and know God’s grace.                                                         

All are welcome, the love of God to share.                                                      

‘cause all of us are welcome here;  all are welcome in this place.

 

Verse 3

Let us build a house where love is found in water, wine and wheat:
A banquet hall on holy ground, where peace and justice meet.

Here the love of God, through Jesus, is revealed in time and space


All are welcome, welcome in this place.                                                           

All invited to love and know God’s grace.                                                        

All are welcome, the love of God to share.                                                      

‘cause all of us are welcome here;  all are welcome in this place.

 

 

 

Lord You Hear the Cry

Verse 1

Lord you hear the cry of the widow weeping
Lord you hear the cry of the child ill treated
Lord you hear the cry of the depressed one sinking
Lord have mercy on us, Lord have mercy on us

 

Verse 2

Lord you hear the sound of the proud ones laughing
Lord you hear the sound of the childless hoping
Lord you hear the sound of those in debt
And struggling
Lord have mercy on us, Lord have mercy on us

 

Chorus

Break the heavens Lord
You said the poor are not forgotten
Let your justice roar
In mighty waves across the earth
Come and whisper peace
O God of generous compassion
Lord have mercy on us, Lord have mercy on us

 

Verse 3

Lord you hear the sound of the addict craving
Lord you hear the sound of the greed of nations
Lord you hear the sound of the martyrs praying
Lord have mercy on us
Lord have mercy on us

 

Verse 4

Lord we hear the sound of your kingdom coming
Resurrection day for creation groaning
Mercy I receive pouring out in loving
Lord have mercy on us (3X)
Lord have mercy on us

 

Softly and Tenderly

Verse 1

Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling
Calling for you and for me
See on the portals He's waiting and watching
Watching for you and for me

Chorus

Come home come home
Ye who are weary come home
Earnestly tenderly Jesus is calling
Calling O sinner come home

 

Verse 2

Why should we tarry when Jesus is pleading
Pleading for you and for me
Why should we linger and heed not His mercies
Mercies for you and for me

 

Verse 3

Time is now fleeting the moments are passing
Passing from you and from me
Shadows are gathering death-beds are coming
Coming for you and for me

 

Verse 4

O for the wonderful love He has promised
Promised for you and for me
Tho we have sinned He has mercy and pardon
Pardon for you and for me

 

Beautiful Things

Verse 1

All this pain
I wonder if I'll ever find my way
I wonder if my life could really change
At all

 

Verse 2

All this earth
Could all that is lost ever be found
Could a garden come up from this ground
At all

 

Chorus

You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of the dust
You make beautiful things
You make beautiful things out of us

 

Verse 3

All around
Hope is springing up from this old ground
Out of chaos life is being found
In You

 

Bridge

You make me new You are making me new
You make me new You are making me new
(REPEAT)

 

Draw the Circle Wide

Draw the circle,

Draw the circle wide,

Let this be our song 

No one stands alone,

Standing side by side.

Draw the circle,

Draw the circle wide.

 

God the still point of the circle

Round whom all creations turns

Nothing lost, but held forever

In God’s gracious arms

 

Draw the circle,

Draw the circle wide,

Let this be our song

No one stands alone,

Standing side by side.

Draw the circle,

Draw the circle wide.

 

Let our hearts touch far horizons

So encompass great and small

Let our loving know no borders

Faithful to God’s Call

Let the dreams we dream be larger

Then we’ve ever dreamed before

Let the dreams of God be in us

Open every door

 

Draw the circle wide.

Draw it wider still,

Let this be our song 

No one stands alone!

Standing side by side,

Draw the circle,

Draw the circle wide.

 

Draw the circle wide.

Draw it wider still,

Let this be our song

 No one stands alone!

Standing side by side,

Draw the circle,

Draw the circle wide.

 

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 Chili Cook-Off
Feb
17
11:00 AM11:00

Chili Cook-Off

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Join us for our annual chili cook-off event right after church on Feb 17th! Get your crock pots out and be ready to share your best chili (or corn bread) recipe with other members of the church. We will all taste test and vote for our favorites while sitting and enjoying fellowship time. This year's twist? A friendly men vs. women competition to see who has the better tasting dish. (Right in line with Valentine's Day, right?) Drinks and dessert are provided by our wonderful potluck team.

Invite a friend or two...Especially if they have a delicious chili recipe!

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Interfaith Choir Festival
Feb
4
1:30 PM13:30

Interfaith Choir Festival

  • St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Everyone is Welcome! Join us for an evening of Fellowship and Song Sunday, February 24 7:00pm Hosted by St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church 17856 NE Woodinville Duvall Road, Woodinville, WA 98077

A reception will follow the performance

Please bring a Donation for Camp Unity – www.campunityeastside.com/donate

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Snowmaggedon Worship is ON
Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

Snowmaggedon Worship is ON

This just in...Bear Creek UMC IS having church tomorrow!   Keith Nelson has invited this jolly fellow to join us!   Please be safe out there.  Don’t risk coming if it’s dangerous for you but we will be there ready to praise our wonderful God of grace and mercy!   Bring your sleds for after church!  We’ll have the hot cocoa hot and ready!

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Christmas Festival
Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

Christmas Festival

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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:

  • Bake sale

  • Jewelry & Gifts

  • Crafts

  • Alternative Giving

  • Kids Shopping Room

  • Photo Booth

Please join us anytime between 2 and 5pm!

Proceeds will go to our missions fund, supporting homelessness and hunger initiatives

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Parents Night Out!
Dec
2
4:00 PM16:00

Parents Night Out!

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.

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Stewardship Celebration - Time, Talent, & Treasure Feast!
Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

Stewardship Celebration - Time, Talent, & Treasure Feast!

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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.

Register Now

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Surviving the Holidays
Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

Surviving the Holidays

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.


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The Rabbi and Pastor Invite you to Supper
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

The Rabbi and Pastor Invite you to Supper

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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!”

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