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Monday is Bear Creek UMC Library Night at Willie’s
Would you like to participate in a delicious and worthwhile fundraiser? Simply dine at Willie’s Grill & Icehouse on Monday, November 3, from 4:00pm to closing and mention you would like to support the Bear Creek UMC Library. Our library will receive 15 percent of sales.
Located at 7092 Highway 6 North in Copperfield, the restaurant boasts a wide variety of menu choices from burgers to salads to seafood. Invite your family and friends and don’t forget to mention the BCUMC Library so the library will receive credit.
2014 UMW Fall Luncheon
Learning to Grow in Grace
with speaker Virginia Garner
Family Life Center
Catered by Chef Michael Cortez
(Amazen Chef Creations)
Tickets may be purchased for $15 in the Courtyard before and after Sunday's 10:30am service or in the church office through Tuesday, November 11. Please contact Beverly Whitmarsh at 281.861.8801 or email@example.com for additional information.
ADVENT DEVOTIONAL REMINDER
Thanks to all who stepped forward to write a devotional for Bear Creek UMC’s 2014 Advent Devotional. Please send your devotional (200 words or less) and a short prayer to Virginia Garner at firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday, 11/8.
Winter Clothing Drive in Progress
Starting Sunday, November 2, gently-used sweaters, sweats, jackets, and coats for all sizes may be placed in collection bins around the Bear Creek UMC campus. As part of Bear Creek UMC’s Day of Thanks & Giving on Saturday, November 22, the Missions Committee will offer its “client” families the opportunity to select some warm winter clothing when they pick up food boxes.
The Missions Committee continues to work with area school counselors to provide both a Thanksgiving meal and much-needed warm clothing for the families in our community that are most in need.
Are you a first-time guest? Claim your keepsake!
If you are visiting Bear Creek United Methodist Church for the first time, please stop by the Welcome Center in the Courtyard after the service to receive a reusable grocery bag which contains a ceramic mug and other goodies.
Additional mugs are available for $5 each and shopping bags are $3 each at the Welcome Center. Proceeds from both items allow Bear Creek UMC to give mugs and shopping bags to our first-time guests.
Showcase your treasures: Croppin’ at the Creek
Ladies, would you like to learn a simple method that allows you to preserve your special memories in a single weekend? United Methodist Women invites you to the Family Life Center Gym to crop, scrap and create at its Croppin’ at the Creek Scrapbooking Retreat on Friday, November 7, from 6:00pm to midnight and Saturday, November 8, from 9:00am to 8:00pm. Funds raised
support women’s and children’s mission projects.
The registration fee is $65 for Friday and Saturday, $25 for Friday only, or $50 for Saturday only. Supplies will be available for purchase, and meals, snacks and drinks will be provided along with standard table space and various tools.
Questions? Contact Julie Kunz at 713.832.8051 or Christine Kalmbach at 832.755.2954.
BCUMC Prayer Ministry to host Breakthrough Prayer
The Bear Creek UMC Prayer Ministry will present Breakthrough Prayer, featuring noted spiritual director, teacher and speaker, Rev. Tommy Hays, the weekend of November 15-16 in the Fellowship Hall. The Saturday session will take place from 8:30am to 4:00pm and Sunday’s session is slated for 12:15 to 3:30pm.
An ordained United Methodist minister, Rev. Hays was called to ministry from his law practice as a trial attorney. He is the founder and executive director of Messiah Ministries and pastoral director at Rapha God Ministries.
The registration cost is $15 for both days or $8 for one day. Price includes lunch, catered by Jason’s Deli. Registration and payment are due by Sunday, November 9. Please obtain a registration form at http://bit.ly/1BXxJdr or in the church office, where payment can be made. Or you can print out and complete this registration form.
PROGRAM NOTE: Rev. Hays will deliver the sermon at all three worship services on Sunday, November 16.
Give the gift of shade
It’s not too early to start tackling your Christmas list! Surprise someone with a Bear Creek UMC baseball cap. Accented with the BCUMC logo, the comfy, royal blue cap sports an adjustable, low-profile style with a ponytail opening. Caps are available for $15 in the Bear Creek UMC Office.
DAY OF FASTING & Prayer – OCTOBER 31
NOVEMBER 2: CELEBRATION SUNDAY!
Next Sunday, November 2, there will be one combined worship service at 10:30am in the Sanctuary. During this time, Bear Creek UMC will celebrate the culmination of first: putting God first in our living and giving. In Dr. Bynum’s words, “We will rejoice with the saints in the church triumphant, we will celebrate our ministries, and we will make our financial commitments for the year ahead, as we seek to leave a legacy of faith with glad and generous hearts. ”
Following the service, Carrabba’s will cater a feast In the Family Life Center Gym at 11:30am. Please return your meal reservation card or call the church office at 281.463.2330 by Monday, October 27.
Pluck a turkey in the Courtyard
Members of the Missions Committee will be in the Courtyard Sunday, November 2, eagerly introducing their colorful paper turkeys. Each turkey sports feathers which list items needed for Thanksgiving food boxes. This year’s goal is to provide 500 food boxes to community families in need.
The boxes will be packed on the Day of Thanks & Giving, scheduled for Saturday, November 22 from 10:30am to 1:30pm in the Family Life Center Gym.
If you prefer, pick up a bag that lists everything needed to feed a family their Thanksgiving meal. Your food donations can be left in any of the red bins that will be located around the church campus.
The Missions Committee will also add fresh produce and turkey gift cards to every food box. If you would like to make a monetary donation to help with these costs, please make your check payable to “BCUMC” with "Missions" in the memo line, then place it in the offering plate or leave it in the church office.
Plan to celebrate A Day of "Thanks and Giving" when United Methodist
Men fires up their grill to provide lunch for all volunteers.
Saluting those who served
Veterans Day, a federal holiday which honors those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, is Tuesday, November 11. If you are a veteran, please wear your uniform to church Sunday, November 9. Your service to our nation is greatly appreciated.
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