Bear Creek Weekly 1.5.19

Thanks for all the wonderful Christmas Giving.

Here is a current tally of what was given.

  • Alternative Giving table $2720

  • African Team Ministries $1,300+

  • Bake sale $350,

  • Helping hands Fund $1,271

  • Afghan Immigrant Families $1,072 plus a room full of donations See pic above.


Can we get your help? On Tuesday, January 8th at 10:30 several folks from our Afghan family ministry will be gathering to sort our amazing offerings for the Afghan immigration families we've been reaching out.  We'd love to get some help!  Just come to the church celebration space and help us sort! We'll be at it for a couple of hours if we can get some good help. Thanks!


For the first quarter of 2019, we are forming new small groups, so stay tuned! Starting in about two weeks, there’ll be a new list of class options, times, and locations. The classes will be different from our fall 2018 experience, providing fresh ways to connect with others and experience something fun. We call this our “fruit basket” of small groups! If you have small group ideas or want to lead a group, please contact Danielle in the church office ( or see Joan Pierce for more info. ( )

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Purna Yoga is a gentle style of yoga focusing on alignment, perfect for stiff beginners and for relaxing after a busy workday. Learn body awareness as you increase your flexibility and strength. Deepen your commitment to your physical and mental well-being with Jessica, a 500 Hour Certified Purna Yoga Teacher. All sessions begin with meditation. Every ‘body’ is welcome!  

New Students - What to Bring: A Sticky Yoga Mat is required. Blocks, straps, and bolsters will be provided by BCUMC. 

Yoga - Mondays 7:15 - 8:30 p.m. except on MELT weeks

MELT - 3rd Monday of odd months 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. (1/21, 3/18, 5/20, 7/22, 9/16, 11/18)

Meet in sanctuary. Cost is $8 / class (a great bargain)

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Spiritual Practices for the Long Haul.   On Sunday morning at 11:15 in ED 4 Pastor Brook is offering a course on learning and practicing spiritual practices that can sustain us through the often long and difficult valleys of our life.  We start Sunday, Jan 6th

Starting the New Year, Pastor Brook is offering 3 educational/spiritual opportunities for you.

On Tuesdays at 9:30 pm we will be studying a book by Brian McLaren called “We Make the Road by Walking.” McLaren will guide us on a new way to look at the Christian spiritual journey! This study starts Tues., Jan. 8th

Pastor Brook is offering an online course called Amazing Grace: learning, understanding, and walking the United Methodist way of understanding our journey towards the Sacred. This will be a new way of learning and teaching for Pastor Brook, so come join him on this exciting adventure! 

On August 2 - August 10, 2019 Bear Creek UMC is going on a mission trip to Honduras. Please attend a special meeting on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 8:30am in the multipurpose room if interested.  If any questions contact Ellen Boyer:

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

Tim Schaaf