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.

Newsletter available

Beaver Creek Church’s newest newsletter is now available online. Technically it is the January 2015 newsletter, but because of scheduling for the Christmas holiday it came out early. Highlights include:

  • Photos and stories on Christmas and Advent
  • Information on upcoming events
  • Information about the pew repair project
  • A schedule of upcoming Sunday midday lunches

and more. Here is that link again:

January 2015 newsletter

November minutes approved

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Minutes
November 20, 2014

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

Donna Miller called the meeting to order at 7:10 pm.
Candy Hulvey opened with devotions.
The minutes from the October and the Special Called Leadership Team meetings were approved.
The Treasurer’s Report was distributed and approved.
The Master Calendar was updated.

Focus Team Reports:

Deacons: Bill Wood reported that Bread and Cup Communion will be held on January 4. The Deacons continue with visitations. Continue reading

Christmas auction at 7 p.m. Dec. 6

The Women’s Fellowship will be holding its traditional Christmas Auction at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 6th. This annual evening of fun and fellowship raises money for the Women’s Fellowship outreach and church support projects. The tradition is for items to be home crafted in some way. Quilts, comforts, sewing, canning, wild harvest, woodwork, locally grown plants and crafts – this just scratches the surface of possibilities. You may bring your donations to the Fellowship Hall the night of the auction. On auction night the Outreach Class offers a nice selection of auction food for supper beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Women’s Fellowship is grateful for the donations received in previous years, and we all look forward to a great auction this year.

December newsletter posted

Beaver Creek’s December 2014 newsletter is now available online. Highlights include:

  • Dates and descriptions of Advent and Christmas events
  • Photos of church life, including an Oyster Supper-to-go and the new furnace installation
  • Regina Harlow’s graduation photo (Christian Growth Institute)
  • and more. Here’s that link again: December 2014 newsletter

(Special note: Because of the holidays, this newsletter had an early deadline. There will also be an early deadline for January, for the same reason. So get your contributions in to Bill Wood on or before December 14. Thanks!)

October minutes approved

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Meeting
October 16, 2014

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

Donna Miller called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. Evy Kaye Sandin led devotions.
The minutes from the previous meeting were approved.
The Treasurer’s report was distributed and approved.
The Master Calendar was updated. Continue reading

November newsletter posted

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

  • News on the church budget and elections from the October business meeting
  • Coverage of Pastor Geordany and his visit from Haiti
  • Brad Eckard’s take on the Apple Butter Boil (and campout)
  • Upcoming Advent season events (starting Nov. 30)

Also you’ll find Beaver Creek birthdays, minutes of the last Leadership Team meeting, and more. Here again is that link: November 2014 newsletter

Chicken barbecue October 25

bbq

We have a secret sauce recipe!

The Men’s Fellowship of Beaver Creek Church will be having a chicken barbecue this Saturday, October 25: the real thing: barbecued to perfection over a charcoal fire with the “secret sauce” regularly applied. Proceeds go toward outreach and service activities of the Men’s Fellowship. The chicken will be ready at 9 a.m. this Saturday, and available at the Montezuma Ruritan Park or Main Street Bridgewater (Hussey’s).

September minutes approved

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Meeting
September 18, 2014

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

Donna Miller called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. and led devotions. The minutes from the previous meeting were approved as amended. The Treasurer’s report was distributed and approved. The Master Calendar was updated.

Continue reading

Apple Butter time!

applesOur annual Apple Butter Boil is set for October 3-4, starting Friday morning with peeling and coring apples at Onyx Hill Orchard and then snitting apples from 1 to 6 p.m. On Saturday at 3 a.m. fires are started and cider is poured into kettles. Around 8 a.m. apple snits are added the kettles and the stirring begins. In the afternoon the canning begins and usually wraps up around 6 p.m. Come on out for a good time of fellowship, working together – and of course, there is always food to eat. To place orders on the “wish list,” see Jane Wood. (It’s called a “wish list” because apple butter yields are variable and we don’t always know whether we’ll be able to meet all requests.) The price is $6 per pint and $10 per quart, with all proceeds going to the National Youth Conference 2018 fund.