Family Ministries

BC Missions Committee

The BC Missions’ 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 Hearvey recovery.

BC 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 six times a year on the last Sunday of every other month. We welcome new members. Please contact Brian Weaver at Brian.weaver72@gmail.com if you would like to serve on this very active committee of 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 with an incarcerated parent 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

BC Moms

BC Moms is a group of women, with at least one child kinder and younger, who share a love for their families and enjoy fellowship with other moms going through the same (although very brief) stage in life.

BC Moms meets the second and fourth Mondays of every month (during the school year) from 9:30 am – 12:00 pm in the Worship Center, with a great kids program in the Family Life Center Nursery.

Questions? Please contact Melissa Haley!

Will you consider helping in the toddler room by playing with children 1 to 4 years old, or serving in the newborn to 12-month-old area by rocking and soothing the babies? Please contact Clansy Ramos  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 for comfort. Piece Makers typically meets on the first Saturday and second Thursday of each month from 9:30am until noon in the Wesley Building. Piece Makers makes quilts, blankets, and afghans for charity. Most items are donated to children through Project Linus, but other 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 opportunities to help in a variety of ways. All assistance is appreciated. Projects can also be completed at home without attending meetings. All quilters, sewers, knitters and those who crochet are welcome! To learn more contact Linda Neubauer at l.neubauer@sbcglobal.net.

Adult

Energizers

Energizers is a group of active adults age 50 or better who enjoy gathering for games and Christian fellowship. Members bring a brown bag lunch. Drinks and desserts are provided. Energizers meet on the third Friday of each month in the Worship Center.

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.

Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month in the Worship Center. 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

Prayer at the Western Wall

Music, Prayer and Scripture hosted by the Prayer Ministry on the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00pm to 8:00pm in the Worship Center.

Refreshments and fellowship will be offered after the worship time. Come early at 6:30pm if you would like to have someone pray individually with you.

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 organized A Time to Pray Together. Open to any person who wants to join in prayer, the gather is held Wednesdays from 10:30am to 11:30am in the Family Life Center Room 101.

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 Worship Center. 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.