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By the way . . . October is the first month of the year
As the people of God, we are called to be faithful stewards of all God has invested in us. We need to be reminded regularly of God’s provision and our “response-ability.” To help us grow in our commitment to God, throughout October everyone is invited to participate in first: putting God first in living and giving:
- Based on Mike Slaughter’s book shiny gods: finding freedom from things that distract us, first will include sermons and a 4-week group study.
- Sunday School Classes are encouraged to use first as their curriculum for the month.
- We would also like to see additional small groups formed that will meet at the church or in homes.
Here are your “next steps” to assure we have all the materials we will need:
- Sunday School Classes, please contact Becky French or let the church office know if you will be participating.
- If you would like to host a small group in your home, please contact the church office.
- If you would like to lead a small group, please contact the church office.
- Above all, please pray that God would win our hearts and save us from shiny gods.
All of this will culminate on our next Fellowship Sunday (one worship service together), All Saints Sunday, November 2, to celebrate our ministries and our commitments to the Lord.
Grace and peace,
Bear Creek 101 starts next week
Whether you are new to the church or have been a Methodist forever, Bear Creek 101 could be for you! The class, facilitated by Reverend Will Knuckols, will be Sundays, September 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 9:30 to 10:30am in FLC 210.
Bear Creek 101 will focus on our church history, faith, and discipleship. You may even learn a little bit about Bear Creek UMC along the way! Please call 281.463.2330 to register.
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.
TWO LADIES’ BIBLE STUDIES PREPARE TO LAUNCH
All ladies are invited to take part in either or both upcoming Bible studies, scheduled to start in the next few days.
On Wednesday, September 3, Amber Woodman will facilitate Broken and Blessed: How God Used One Imperfect Family to Change the World. The seven-week study by Jessica LaGrone will be held every Wednesday (except September 17) through October 22, from 7:00 to 8:30pm in FLC 102.
This Bible study on Genesis invites women to discover the roots of our family tree, leading participants to ask: “Could God use my family to change the world?”
Please contact the Bear Creek UMC Office to register. Child care will be offered but must be scheduled in advance. Books are available for $12 in the Bear Creek UMC Office.
Written by Jennifer Kennedy Dean, Live A Praying Life begins Sunday, September 7. The 13-week study will meet every Sunday (except November 30) at 5:00 to 7:00pm in FLC 102.
Facilitated by Marilyn Wetzel, Live a Praying Life goes back to the biblical basics of prayer and tackles complex theological questions about prayer it-self, including: What part do faith, obedience and forgiveness play in prayer? How can prayer open my life to God’s power and provision?
Books are available for $15 in class or in the Bear Creek UMC Office. To register, please call 281.463.2330. For questions or additional details, please contact Marilyn Wetzel at email@example.com.
FROM YOUR BUDDY IN THE PEW: Vibrant Bear Creek
“As a congregation, we will rise only to the level of our leaders.”
- Dr. Jonathan Bynum
“There is an absence of an intentional expectation or process to develop new leaders at all levels of the church. This brings high levels of frustration, both with those who have faithfully served for years and those new people who would like the opportunity to serve but aren’t invited or equipped to serve.”
- Consultation Report for Bear Creek UMC
The Vibrant Church Initiative’s Leadership Development Team has been working for several months to create and get ready to present the first Leadership Development class, Leadership 101. The class will start in September and continue on the second Monday of every month for seven months.
The first class is by invitation only and is focused on current church leaders. The requirements are stringent as they must be if these leaders are to lead us in the mission of the church, to lead us as we Worship, Walk, and Work making disciples for Jesus Christ.
Next week, we will outline some of the requirements of those who attend this class and we’ll tell you how you can get involved if you are so inclined. Please continue to send your comments, content, and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
IT’S BACK-TO-SCHOOL TIME AT BEAR CREEK UMC SCHOOL
Have you heard that class starts this week for Bear Creek UMC School students? The first day for children attending Monday/Wednesday/Friday, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday and Monday-Thursday is Wednesday, September 3. The children attending Tuesday/Thursday will begin Thursday, September 4. Hours for all students are 9:00am to 1:30pm.
The school provides developmentally appropriate, hands-on discovery learning in a loving Christian environment for children age 12 months through kindergarten. There are a limited number of openings available for all ages for the 2014-2015 school year.
The school office will be closed Monday, September 1 but will be open Tuesday, September 2, 9:00am-noon for those who would like to see the classrooms prior to the first day.
Save the dates for Croppin’ at the Creek!
If scrapbooking is your passion, treat yourself to Croppin’ at the Creek! Sponsored by Bear Creek United Methodist Women, the gathering is scheduled for Friday, September 19, 6:00-10:00pm, and Saturday, September 20, 8:00am-7:00pm, in the Family Life Center Gym.
Croppin’ at the Creek attendees will have an opportunity to stretch out and work in a comfortable and uninterrupted atmosphere on their favorite projects. The registration fee - $65 for Friday and Saturday, $25 for Friday only, or $50 for Saturday only - includes a 4-foot table space as well as meals, snacks and drinks. If needed, supplies may be purchased from an on-site scrapbook vendor.
Funds raised will support women’s and children’s mission projects.
Due to limited space, early registration is strongly encouraged. Click here to register and pay.
Questions? Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Stitchers, make plans to kick off Piece Makers’ winter season!
Are you interested in quilting, knitting and/or crocheting? Piece Makers invites you to a special work and fellowship day on Saturday, September 13, from 9:30am to 4:00pm in the Wesley and Asbury Buildings.
For those who wish to participate in a group activity, quilt tops will be constructed using quick techniques. Tasks such as pressing, measuring, cutting, and sewing will be rotated among at-tendees. Those working individually can work on a charity project of their choice.
Stay as long as you wish, or just stop by to visit and watch the group in action. Invite a friend. Please bring your own beverage and lunch.
Questions? Contact Linda Neubauer, L.NEUBAUER@sbcglobal.net.
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