Welcome to Beaver Creek Church

Inside the ChurchWe are a small church located near Bridgewater, Virginia. Our church offers weekly services, Sunday School classes for all ages, and a small caring faith community. Our church’s mission statement says: Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren is a loving, caring and authentic fellowship of believers empowered by the Holy Spirit and called to be God’s church: to worship, humbly serve others and proclaim Jesus Christ.

Church leadership: Our pastor is Glenn Bollinger, a graduate of Bridgewater College and Bethany Theological Seminary who has been serving with his family at Beaver Creek since 1993. The church is governed by a leadership team headed by Donna Miller. Contact us by phone at 540 828-2767 or use this contact form.

July minutes posted

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Meeting
July 17, 2014 

Present:  Jeanette Hess, Candy Hulvey, Donna Miller, Evy Kaye Sandin, Denise Shiflet, Bill Wood.  Absent:  Marlin Simmons, Kenny Wheelbarger, Charles Wright.  Ex-Officio:  Glenn Bollinger – Pastor, Darlene LaPrade – Church Clerk.

Donna Miller called the meeting to order at 7:04 pm.
Darlene LaPrade opened with devotions.
The minutes from the previous meeting were approved with corrections.
The Treasurer’s report was distributed and approved.

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Youth year kicked off!

The year in youth ministry at Beaver Creek was kicked off August 16 at Camp Brethren Woods during the annual retreat, with low ropes (confidence course) and high ropes. The activities built teamwork and confidence among the youth. Stay tuned for lots more youth activities!

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HighRopes Low ropes and high ropes bring the youth together.

(Many more photos from retreat at this link.)

June minutes approved

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Meeting
June 19, 2014 

Present:  Jeanette Hess, Candy Hulvey, Donna Miller, Evy Kaye Sandin, Denise Shiflet, Kenny Wheelbarger, Bill Wood, Charles Wright.  Absent:  Marlin Simmons.  Ex-Officio:  Glenn Bollinger – Pastor, Darlene LaPrade – Church Clerk.  Other Church Members:  Roger Simmons.

Donna Miller called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.
Kenny Wheelbarger opened with devotions.
The minutes from the previous meeting were approved.
The Treasurer’s report was distributed and approved.
The master calendar was passed around for updates.

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Vacation Bible School 2014!

Vacation Bible School 2014Beaver Creek’s kids, along with their friends and guests, had a great time at Vacation Bible School 2014! The theme was “Weird Animals,” and all of the materials showed how Jesus’s love helps kids when they are feeling isolated or lonely or just weird. Featured animals included the fringed lizard and the feathery sea dragon — weird! Nightly activities included Bible adventure, crafts, games and a snack. A video showing highlights is available at http://youtu.be/C4xCyANwm-Q.

VBS coming! July newsletter posted

Vacation Bible School runs July 6-10 at Beaver Creek, starting at 5:30 p.m. each night. That’s just one of the stories in the July newsletter. Other highlights include:

  • Information on the “Hymn of the Month”
  • An update on senior youth heading to Colorado for National Youth Conference later in July
  • Photos from the steak dinner, outdoor worship and Father-Son Breakfast
  • Information on upcoming events
  • Most recently approved minutes from the church leadership team

Here’s that link again: July 2014 newsletter

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May minutes approved

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Meeting
May 15, 2014

Present:   Jeanette Hess, Candy Hulvey, Donna Miller, Bill Wood, Charles Wright.  Ex-Officio:  Glenn Bollinger – Pastor, Darlene LaPrade – Church Clerk.  Absent:  Evy Kaye Sandin, Denise Shiflet, Marlin Simmons, Kenny Wheelbarger.  Guest:  Daniel Over.

Note: These minutes are edited to protect privacy in certain cases such as illnesses. The full unedited minutes are available for inspection from the Church Clerk.

Donna Miller called the meeting to order at 7:03 pm.
Charles Wright opened with devotions.
The minutes from the previous meeting were approved.
The Treasurer’s report was distributed and approved.
The master calendar was passed around for updates. Continue reading

June newsletter posted

Beaver Creek’s June newsletter is now available online. Highlights include:

  • Information about this year’s Vacation Bible School, “Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind,” set for July 6-10
  • Photos from baby dedications, the Disaster Ministries Auction, and May caroling
  • Pictures and a writeup of the ladies’ tea party hosted by Linda Alley
  • An update from Steele and Alice on their youth ministry and ministry center in Ukraine

and more. Here again is the link: June 2014 newsletter