Family Ministries

Family Missions Committee’s

The Family Missions Committee’s purpose is to provide “hands on” opportunities for our members to reach out and be the hands, heart, and feet of Christ to those in our community that are in need. The committee is responsible for planning two major outreach events: Saturday in Service and the Day of Thanks & Giving. In addition we step up to help when other outreach is needed for our community such as helping with meals during the Harvey recovery.

Family Missions has established long term relationships with area schools, Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, Westside Homeless Partnership, Gracewood, and Bless the Children.

The committee meets 10 times a year on the second Sunday of the month. We welcome new members to our committee. Please contact Betsy Ayers at bp.ayers@att.netif you would like to serve on this very active committee or if you would like to be added to a list to help with individual projects.

Angel Tree

Angel Tree, a program of Prison Fellowship, reaches out to the children of prisoners and their families with the love of Christ. This unique program gives BCUMC an opportunity to share our love and God’s love by helping to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of these families.

We plan gatherings for these families three times a year. At the Christmas party the children receive gifts that are given to them in the name of their incarcerated parent. Our church also gives each child and their caregiver a filled Christmas stocking. At Easter we sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt and in August at our Backpack Party the children receive backpacks and their needed school supplies. Each of these ends in our Sanctuary with a special devotional message.

We usually have between 75 and 100 children and their families attending each of these events. Some of our children have been with us for years and we so enjoy the long term relationships we have developed with these families. Over the years these children have learned not only are they loved by God, but also by their friends at BCUMC.

Angel Tree works very closely with the Family Missions Committee. Please contact Betsy Ayers at bp.ayers@att.netif you would like to help with this very rewarding outreach.

Safe Sanctuary Training is required to attend the gatherings when the children are present.

Women’s Ministries

Women’s Bible Study

Their actions stood out to the writers of Scripture, even though society overlooked their contributions. In Ten Women of the Bible, a 10-session workbook, Max Lucado tells the stories of 10 pivotal biblical women, including Sarah, Rahab, Abigail, Esther, Sapphira, Mary Magdalene, and others. Each session features insights and study questions that explore their lives – and help you apply the lessons to yours.

Meets in FLC 102 from 5:00 to 6:30pm on Sunday evenings through March 11, 2018.

MOPS – Mothers of Pre-Schoolers

MOPS is a group of women, with children 5 years old and younger, who share a love for their families and enjoy fellowship with other moms going through the same (although very brief) journey in life.

MOPS meets the second and fourth Mondays of every month (during the school year), 9:30-11:30am in the Fellowship Hall, with a great MOPPETS program in the Family Life Center KidZone Nursery.

Questions? Contact Amber Bowers.

Will you consider helping in the toddler room by playing with children 1 to 3 years old, or serving in the newborn to 12-month-old area by rocking and soothing the babies? Contact Sabrina Jones for more information or to volunteer.

Piece Makers Quilting

Piece Makers is a quilting-for-charity group that makes and distributes quilts and blankets to people in need. Piece Makers typically meets on the first Saturday of each month in Wesley.

Piece Makers make quilts, blankets and afghans for charity. Most items are donated to children through Project Linus, but donations are also made on an individual need basis and to other groups. Emphasis is placed on fellowship, learning and sharing ideas. Participation does not require sewing skills as there are many opportunities to help. All assistance is appreciated. Projects can also be completed at home without attending meetings. All quilters, knitters, and those who crochet are welcome!

Prayer Shawl Knitting Ministry

Offer comfort with the gift of a prayer shawl.

Do you love to knit, quilt, crochet and/or sew? If so, please consider joining the Prayer Shawl Ministry by creating a shawl or by donating support materials such as unused yarn, crochet hooks, knitting needles, and funds for materials and packaging.

Prayer shawls are provided for gifting at the pastors’ discretion and are also given to the Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center Labor and Delivery and Antepartum Department to mothers experiencing bereavement.

Men’s Ministries

The United Methodist Men’s Group is looking for new members!
Now is your chance to get involved in a group of men looking to serve the church and community, grow in spiritual faith, and lead and mentor the next generation of men – all while enjoying great companionship! No matter your interests, there are opportunities for all.  Watch for announcements for upcoming events in the church newsletter. We strive to make good men better!

Adult

Energizers

Energizers, a group of active adults age 50-plus, enjoy gatherings that include day-long excursions.

Come join us for games and Christian fellowship. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Dessert and drinks are provided. Energizers meet on the 3rd Friday of each month in the Fellowship Hall.

Fellowship Friday

Fellowship Friday, an Energizers outreach ministry, provides a loving, welcoming and fun environment for family members with mild to moderate memory loss who do not require skilled care. This program, a partnership between Interfaith CarePartners and BCUMC, is designed to give caregivers some much needed time away.

Would you like to help with Fellowship Friday? Meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of each month in the Fellowship Hall.

No special training is required – all you need is the desire to show Christ’s love to our guests. If you would like to help enrich the lives of our guests or would like more information about this program, please contact Dot McLaren at 281.758.5019.

Stephen Ministries

The mission of the Stephen Ministry at Bear Creek UMC is:
 
“Christ caring for people, through people, one to one, so no one suffers alone.”

The Stephen Ministers, who are a part of this caring ministry, stand ready to walk the Christian path with you through faith in the love of our lord and savior, Jesus Christ. They are well-trained caregivers who listen, pray, encourage, and offer the love of Christ to you in a time of need.

This ministry provides confidential, one-to-one Christian care to people who are going through a difficult time. So do not suffer alone when challenges, tragedy, or difficult times arise such as those described in the video, “The After People”.

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Your Stephen Ministers are the care-givers who are here for you when you are care-worn. Request a Stephen Minister by clicking on the link(s) provided to start receiving their care. Become trained as a Stephen Minister by clicking on the link(s) in order to be one who gives care. These request forms are also available in the church office.

Click Here to request a Stephen Minister

Click Here to become a Stephen Minister

Prayer

Hour of Prayer

Music and Prayer hosted by the Prayer Team on the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:00pm. Join us for Fellowship afterward and enjoy a complimentary coffee from HeBrews Coffee House.

Prayer at the Western Wall

To lift up your concerns to the Lord, please visit the Bear Creek UMC Western Wall in the Family Life Center, Room 101, on weekdays during office hours, or from 10:30am to 12:30pm on Sundays. You may also tuck a prayer inside one of the crevices as they do at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

A Time to Pray Together

A relationship with God means bringing our hearts’ concerns to Him both individually and as a church family. For this reason, the Bear Creek UMC Prayer Ministry Team organized A Time to Pray Together.

Open to any person who wants to join in prayer, the gathering is held every Wednesday from 9:15 to 10:15am. We meet in the Prayer Room in the Wesley building (in the Ministry Village).

ContactLinda Dunn

Prayer Garden

We welcome you to visit the beautiful Margaret and Anthony Webster Memorial Prayer Garden. Click here for location.

This garden is the perfect place to go and commune with God. Surrounded by the beauty of his creation, water features, paths to walk, memorial benches, a peaceful atmosphere, and reminders of his love, this sanctuary is a great place for meditation, quiet reflection and prayer time.

Church Ministries

Nursery

The Nursery is located on the first floor in the Family Life Center. The entrance is directly across from the Fellowship Hall. There you will find trained childcare providers. They have all completed first aid, CPR, AED, and Safe Sanctuary training.

Childcare is available, by reservation, for children from birth to 5th grade during special events on the day of said event. Please call our church office, 281-463-2330, to schedule an event. Please note that requests are taken on a first-come, first-served basis and space is dependent on availability. Sunday morning services provide childcare for children birth to two years. A special Sunday School class is provided inside the nursery for children two years old.

Library

Mission Statement: To maintain the library and its contents and to use as a resource for church members, church staff and the community to help them grow spiritually and personally.

You can come into the library and browse the shelves which are organized using the Dewey Decimal System. You can also use our online catalog to search by subject, author, title or keyword. Just use this link: click here!

Patrons must have a BCUMC Library Registration card on file in order to check out books. Cards are available in the library.

The library is open 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Thursday and from 9:00am to 1:00pm Friday (except when the church office is closed) and Sunday morning. A self-checkout system is used with cards in the back of each book.

The Bear Creek UMC Library is donor-driven and relies on support from the church members. Books are often donated in memory or honor of someone special.

Click here for the history of our library.

Summer Readers

Thank you to our 2018 Summer Reading Program Sponsors!

Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 827

Troop 827 meets in Hope 1 and Hope 2 of the Ministry Village on Tuesdays at 7pm. For more information, contact Andrea Zimmer.

Cub Scout Pack 827

Pack 827 meets in the Family Life Center (FLC212/213) on Tuesdays at 6:30pm. For more information, contact Gloria Hess.

Girl Scout Troop 17487

Troop 17487 meets in the Hope 1 of the Ministry Village on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm. For more information, contact Cristy Richard.