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Reaching our community with the love of Christ
Franklin Rodriguez was a United Methodist pastor in Cuba until he came to the United States two years ago. Though he is now working in industry, he still feels Christ’s calling on his life and wants to share the gospel with those around him. So he and his wife have become partners in our ministries. Beginning Sunday, March 29, he will be leading an Hispanic ministry at 11:00am in the Family Life Center (Rooms 205-206). The ministry, known as Cristo Reina, will include worship and Bible study.
We feel this is a work of God that has come to us unexpectedly and blessedly. We can now reach neighbors we have not been able to before. Here is how you can help: give praise for God’s provision; pray for this ministry and for Franklin’s leadership; and be welcoming - smile, introduce yourself, and guide folks to the second floor (after you ask if that is the service they are looking for). Some will speak varying levels of English, but all will recognize the love of Jesus being shared.
Who knows what God will do next?
Grace and peace,
Bear Creek Run for God to participate in Virtual 5K
Run for God is proud to announce the First Annual Virtual Spring 5K, scheduled for Saturday, April 18. Want to be part of the excitement? Join the Bear Creek Run for God group at 9:00am at the tennis courts, 3524 War Memorial Drive, in Bear Creek Park.
The concept of a virtual race is that runners can participate in such an event from anywhere in the world. Runners from 50 states and many other countries sign up, then register and train as if they were planning to attend a physical race.
The difference occurs when race weekend arrives. Instead of traveling across the country, runners mark out a 5K in their own community. It could be any location — on a trail, on the road, or even on a treadmill. Runners simply show up, run the 5K, record their time, and post their pictures. Run for God mails goodie bags, complete with race shirt and medal, the following week.
Can’t be there in person? Sign up at runforgod.com/virtual-races and run or walk from the location of your choice. Please contact Charity Bell via email or 713.899.9096 or Norene Lowery via email or 832.768.0491 with questions.
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 silver tumbler and other goodies.
Additional tumblers are available for $10 each, and shopping bags are $3 each at the Welcome Center. Proceeds from both items allow Bear Creek UMC to give tumblers and shopping bags to our first-time guests.
HOLY WEEK AT BEAR CREEK UMC
7:00pm Worship Service (Fellowship Hall)
Good Friday, April 3
7:00pm Tenebrae Service (Sanctuary),
featuring “In Calvary’s Shadow” by the Chancel Choir
Easter Sunday, April 5
6:30am SonRise Service (Church Grounds)
8:15am Traditional Service (Sanctuary)
9:30am Community Easter Egg Hunt (Classrooms)
9:40am Contemporary Service
11:00am Traditional Service (Sanctuary)
Instead of three services, there will be a single, combined worship service at 10:30am in the Sanctuary on Sunday, April 12.
Register now for Breakthrough Prayer II
The Bear Creek UMC Prayer Ministry will present Breakthrough Prayer II, featuring Rev. Tommy Hays on Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18, in the Fellowship Hall.
Rev. Hays, a noted spiritual director, teacher and speaker, presented Breakthrough Prayer at Bear Creek UMC last November. Called to ministry from his law practice, the ordained United Methodist minister is the founder and executive director of Messiah Ministries and pastoral director at Rapha God Ministries.
The Friday session, which includes a spaghetti supper, will take place from 6:00 to 9:00pm. Saturday’s session, featuring a Jason’s Deli lunch, is slated for 8:30am to 4:30pm.
Individuals or couples who wish to have a 20-minute prayer session with Rev. Hays on Sunday, April 19, from 8:00am to 4:00pm, are asked to call the BCUMC Office at 281.463.2330 to reserve a time.
Visit http://bit.ly/1bgIwcK or the Bear Creek UMC Office for details regarding payment and registration, due Sunday, April 12.
Forgiveness Bible study planned for April
Remember when you had an argument and struggled to get over it? In Forgiveness: Finding Peace Through Letting Go, Adam Hamilton shows that only when we learn to forgive others and ourselves can we truly receive forgiveness from God.
Open to all, this enlightening Bible study will meet in the Family Life Center, Room 102 on Wednesdays, April 8, 15, 22, and 29, from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Because the study is a video series, reading the book is optional. If participants wish to read the book, it is available at Cokesbury.com and Amazon.com as a book or ebook.
Child care is available by reservation only. To register, please call the BCUMC Office at 281.463.2330.
Mothers of Preschoolers’ Fundraiser
19841 Northwest Freeway
(Highway 6 at 290)
Monday, March 30
During this time, 20 percent of eT sales made with flyers will be donated to MOPS. Flyers are available in the Bear Creek UMC Office or at this link.
“In Calvary’s Shadow” to be presented by Chancel Choir
A deeply moving service of penitence and forgiveness is planned for Good Friday, April 3, at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary. Composed with elegant simplicity by Victor Johnson, “In Calvary’s Shadow” will be performed by the Chancel Choir.
The stirring program invites the faithful to experience Jesus' journey from betrayal through crucifixion with a tightly woven tapestry of dramatic scripture readings, vocal solos and congregational singing.
Using arrangements of spirituals and gospel hymns as well as newly composed music, it also incorporates the ritual extinguishing of seven candles, leaving the church in total darkness except for the Christ Candle.
After a period of quiet meditation, God's people will exit the church in silence.
Vacation Bible School
Ladies, register Sunday, April 12!
A Girlfriends' Garden Getaway
Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3
Heartland Retreat Center
near Brenham, TX
Register Sunday, April 12, at the UMW table in the Courtyard.
For more information, please contact Tamara Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date: Saturday in Service
How will you spend Saturday, April 25? Circle this very important date on your calendar! Details about the Missions Committee’s Saturday in Service will appear in upcoming issues of the Bear Creek Family News.
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