Bear Creek Weekly 1.25.18

SUNDAY'S SCRIPTURE From Stardust to Street Lamp! Matthew 5:13-20


Thank you to ALL who were able to help sort clothing, donate items, distribute gifts & food to the families, and so much more! You've made such a difference in the Afghan immigrant community!


New improvements coming to the education wing next week.

- Help pull carpet out of classrooms on Sunday after church 1/27 at 12:30, move furniture out of nursery and one other classroom.

- Help install cove base (trim) in classrooms on 1/30 and 1/31 with Andy Nelson (6pm-9pm)

- Move furniture back to classrooms on Saturday Feb 2nd in the afternoon (1pm-4pm)

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Are you interested in taking guitar lessons? Richard Rorex is available on Tuesdays to teach at the church. Contact Richard Rorex at 4258-387-9473 or

Small Groups starting next month!

In the lobby there is a table that highlights all the small groups available. Find a new fun group to join! From dinner groups to online study groups to Financial Peace University, there’s something for everyone. Sign up at the tables or online (on our website) and feel free to talk with Joan Pierce ( or Danielle Walsh ( if you have any questions.

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This year we are partnering again with Boy Scout Troop 422 during the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl. It is a canned food drive that mobilizes young people to fight hunger in their local community. Just like last year, we are competing against another local church (Wooden Cross Lutheran Church) to see who can collect more canned goods. Join in this friendly competition and feed your neighbors in need! Bring canned goods to church now through Feb 3rd and drop them off in the labeled bin in the Narthex. Thanks for your help!

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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!


Film on Homelessness

On Fri., Feb 8th at 7pm the Northshore UCC in Woodinville will be hosting a documentary called “Trickle Down Town.” This documentary is about homelessness in Seattle. The producer of the film will be at this showing to answer questions after the meeting. We encourage you to spread the word and rally support for this key event. Pastor Brook is planning to attend, so contact him if you want to go together. The address is: 18900 168th Ave. NE Woodinville, WA 98072. Here is a youtube trailer:

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On Feb 23-26, our denomination, the United Methodist Church, is having a special General Conference to discuss and decide “A Way Forward” concerning issues around human sexuality. As a reconciling church that has adopted a statement of inclusion, we are asking all of you to take some time to pray for the delegation that will be at this conference. May God help all to find a healthy and affirming way for the people who are called United Methodists to move forward and affirm others. Info concerning this on the guest table in the lobby. Pastor Brook or Rev. Dave O. are also open for conversation.  

Tim Schaaf