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 Evy Kaye Sandin. Contact us by phone at 540 828-2767 or use this contact form.

April newsletter has Easter highlights

The April edition of our newsletter is now available online. Highlights include

  • Complete information about upcoming Easter celebration events, including Palm Sunday, Love Feast, sunrise service and Easter morning worship
  • Information on the summer intern, Zander Willoughby, who will be at Beaver Creek as part of the Ministry Summer Service program
  • Photos from recent fellowship events

and more. Here is that link again: April 2015 newsletter.

February minutes approved

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Meeting February 19, 2015

Present: Evy Kaye Sandin, Bill Wood, Jane Cyzick, Candy Hulvey, Sean Dunn, Deborah Hoover, Bill Eckard, Theresa Eckard, Charles Wright. Ex-officio: Glenn Bollinger – Pastor, Donna Miller – Treasurer, Dana Suter – Church Clerk. Absent: Jeanette Hess.

Evy Kaye called the meeting to order at 7:01 pm. Evy Kaye led the group in devotions and a prayer. The Treasurer’s report and a copy of the minutes from last month’s meeting were distributed and approved. The master calendar was updated.

Focus Team Reports Continue reading

Campfire and Lenten vespers!

UntitledOn March 27 and again on April 3 we have campfires scheduled for 6:30 p.m., followed by Lenten vespers at 7:30 p.m. We will be at the parsonage. These are the last two campfires of the Lenten season. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided — bring a side dish to share if you wish.

January minutes approved

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Meeting
January 15, 2015

Present: Evy Kaye Sandin, Jane Cyzick, Candy Hulvey, Bill Wood, Sean Dunn, Deborah Hoover, Bill Eckard, Jeanette Hess, Theresa Eckard, Charles Wright. Ex-officio: Glenn Bollinger-Pastor, Donna MillerTreasurer, Dana Suter-Church Clerk.

Evy Kaye called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. Glenn led devotions. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved with corrections. The Treasurer’s report was approved. The Master Calendar was updated. Continue reading

December minutes approved

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren
Leadership Team Minutes
December 18, 2014

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

Donna Miller called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Denise Shiflet opened with devotions. The minutes from the previous meeting were approved. The Treasurer’s Report was distributed and approved. The adjusted 2015 Budget was presented with changes to the Pastor’s insurance noted. The Master Calendar was updated.

Focus Team Reports: Continue reading

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.