Bear Creek Weekly 12.16.18

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Reverse Advent Bags are due back on Dec. 23rd!                          

  Please bring them to the church and we’ll deliver them, or deliver them to your favorite food bank soon! Thanks!

Check out the African Team Ministries table after church today!

We have many gifts to choose from – jewelry, scarves, figurines, purses, and more. All purchases support funding for orphan and refugee relief missions and evangelism in East Africa. Great way to shop for the holidays and support children in need in countries like Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.

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Stephen Ministry at BCUMC is providing a quiet, contemplative service as an alternative worship experience this season as a way to care for those who are sad or struggling.

Services like this provide an opportunity for people to hear about the God of love who comes to us in the midst of the mess and pain we know in our own everyday lives. You are not alone. Please give yourself a gift this year and attend the Blue Christmas Service Sunday at 4:30 pm.

The Afghan Immigrant Family Giving Tree

We are reaching out to 15 refugee families who are now living here in the Seattle Area from Afghanistan. You can help by going to the Giving Tree in our gathering space and picking a name or two to pray for and then bring diapers, children’s toys, and children’s books every Sunday to put under the tree! We also encourage you to give monetary gifts through the many giving options.

Christmas Alternative Giving

Struggling with what to get that loved one with everything? How about “giving” to a meaningful ministry? This year our God’s Hands Team has picked 5 great ministries to support for the Christmas Alternative Giving program. The 5 ministries are: Afghan immigrants, Helping Hands Fund, Matthew House, Country Doc, UMCOR

Christmas Festival Success

Thanks to all who helped, attended, and shopped at our Christmas Festival last weekend! It was a great success! We raised $1800 at the alternative giving table, over $350 at the bake sale table, $800 in for the African Team Ministries, $390 with Syrian Refugee gifts, and $175 in the children's shopping room. What an impact this will be for our friends in need! From our local Helping Hands Fund to our  global UMCOR partners these generous gifts are helping those near and far!


Texting is now an option at BCUMC!

You can now sign up for texting alerts from BCUMC! Please let us know what info you want via text & your current cell phone number.

1.Send Janelle an email with your name and phone number at

2.Fill out the Welcome card and include your phone number

3.Fill out the text slip form available throughout the church

2018 Year at a Glance - Save The Dates:


Christmas Pageant Dress Rehearsal Sat 12/15 2-4 pm

Children’s Christmas Pageant 12/16 11:15 AM

Blue Christmas Worship Service 12/16 4:30 pm

Youth White Elephant Party 12/23 6 pm

12/24 Christmas Eve worship 5,7, and 11 pm

Tim Schaaf