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.

March minutes approved

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Meeting
March 20, 2014 

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

Donna Miller called the meeting to order at 7:02 pm.

Jeanette Hess opened with devotions.

The minutes from the previous meeting were approved. Continue reading

Three Lenten Campfires

fireThe youth of Beaver Creek Church invite everyone to attend any or all of Three Lenten Campfires. On the three remaining Fridays of Lent (April 4, 11 and 18), we’ll start the fire at 6:30 p.m. and have vespers at 7:30 p.m.

The location will be the church picnic shelter. We’ll sing and pray and focus our thoughts on the events that led up to the arrest, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Hotdogs, beans and lemonade will be provided. Bring a snack to share, or something to roast on the campfire, or just yourself. All are welcome!

April newsletter posted

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

  • Coming events and opportunities
  • Thoughts on stewardship from the Finance Team and from Regina on Philippians and on the role of the Bible in our lives
  • Pictures and news related to Jessie Houff’s Brethren Volunteer Service commissioning and Louise Dunn’s handmade dresses in Haiti
  • A study group’s ideas on serving Jesus by serving the poor

Here’s that link again: April newsletter online

February minutes approved

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Meeting
February 20, 2014 

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

Donna Miller called the meeting to order at 7:03 pm.

Bill Wood 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 each team to add events. Continue reading

Appreciation lunch March 30

 

The Worship Focus, Ministry, and Fellowship Teams
invite you to a

Congregational Carry-In Meal
Sunday, March 30, 2014
following our time of worship.

In appreciation of the service of our
PINCH PASTOR and PINCH HITTERS,
during Glenn’s Sabbath Rest.

Please
bring a covered dish to share
and stay for lunch.

Let our presence serve as an example of
our appreciation for those
who have helped to “feed our flock
at Beaver Creek.

March newsletter posted

eraseBeaver Creek’s March newsletter is now available online. Highlights include:

  • Pictures and a letter from the village in Africa where Jessie Hess is serving in the Peace Corps
  • An update on Steele and Alice’s mission work in Ukraine
  • Schedule of coming events
  • 1 Corinthians 13 with a new emphasis suggested by Tim Grove in his February 16 message

and more. Here again is that link: March 2014 newsletter

January minutes approved

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

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

Donna Miller called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm and opened with devotions. The minutes from the previous meeting were approved. The Treasurer’s report was distributed and approved.

A master calendar for 2014 was passed around for each team to add events.  Tess will keep this calendar in the church office.

Continue reading

An Uncommon Event ~ Men’s Retreat

Join other men from the Shenandoah District for an exciting Bible-based retreat with time for worship, Bible study, manly activities and food. Planned by Marty Doss, Dan King, and David Chappell, this fun, casual getaway will be held at Brethren Woods March 21-23. Registration is $75 per person due by March 7 and includes all meals, lodging, and activities. For more information or to register, visit www.brethrenwoods.org, call 540-269-2741, or email camp@brethrenwoods.org.

February newsletter posted

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

  • Madelynn’s first-person account of her experience packing shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child in Charlotte, N.C.
  • Information on Bible studies and other coming events.
  • Personality profiles and the announcement about announcements.
  • The final segment of Tim’s reflections on helping the homeless.

Here again is that link: February 2014 newsletter

December minutes approved

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Meeting
December 19, 2013

Present: Tim Grove, Regina Harlow, Ann Healy, Bob Hess, Jeanette Hess, Donna Miller, Denise Shiflet, Roger Simmons, Bill Wood, Jane Wood, Charles Wright. Ex-Officio: Glenn Bollinger – Pastor, Darlene LaPrade – Church Clerk. Absent: None.

Tim Grove called the meeting to order at 7:04 pm.

Donna Miller opened with devotions.

The minutes from the previous meeting were approved.

The Treasurer’s Report was distributed and approved. Continue reading