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.

March minutes approved

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

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

Evy Kaye called the meeting to order at 7:06 pm. Jeanette Hess led the group in devotions and a prayer.

The minutes from last month’s meeting were approved. There were a few questions about the Treasurer’s Report. Evy Kaye will clarify those with Donna Miller since Donna was absent for this meeting. The master calendar was updated.

Facilities: Bill Eckard reported that 7 pews have been repaired and there are 15 more to be completed. No more pews will be sent for repair until after Easter Sunday. The Facilities Team has retained Michael Wenger to plow the church parking lot and the parsonage driveway for $60.00 after each snowstorm. The light in the nursery has been repaired.

Outreach and Missions: Jeanette Hess reported that the First Sunday Offering for April will be collected on the second Sunday due to the first Sunday being Easter. The offering will go to Gideon’s International. A Gideon will be giving the sermon on that Sunday.

Worship: Candy Hulvey reported that the Living Generously series will continue through March 29. Love Feast will be held March 29. A baptism is set for September 20. The Worship Team is looking for a portable stage that could be used for pageants or music groups. They are actively looking at prices and the different types available. The Worship Team continues in their search for a choir director.

Fellowship: Deborah Hoover reported that a baby shower for AVA Care will be held at the church on April 25 at 2:00 pm. The Fellowship Team will prepare a list for the congregation of suggested gifts to be given to the AVA Care. The All-Church Birthday Party will be held on April Finance: Charles Wright reported that the Finance Team met with Darlene LaPrade to assess the teller program. An evaluation of the forms used resulted in some changes to the forms. The new forms were used last Sunday and the results were great. The Finance Team decided to subscribe to a periodical entitled Church Finances Today. They plan to use the magazine to help with financial practices at the church. Charles reported that in 2-3 months they will be looking for financial consulting.

Christian Education and Discipleship: No report.

Congregational Care: No report.

Ministry: Theresa Eckard reported that Zander Willoughby from Manchester College will be our summer intern from June 3 – August 9. A calendar has been prepared for families to sign up for housing and meals that will be placed in the vestibule. The Ministry Team will prepare an estimate on the amount of money needed for gas, travel, and meals during the nine weeks. A licensing ceremony for LaDawn Plaugher will be held April 19. Pastor’s Report: Glenn reported that Round Tables will be held this weekend at Bridgewater College. There are 4 youth from Beaver Creek that will be attending. The Oyster Dinner is March 21 from 4-7 pm. Glenn asked the group for feedback on the Living Generously series. Many positive comments were shared by the Leadership Team.

Unfinished Business: Evy Kaye is working on condensing the Leadership Team/Focus Team Assessments. The results will be sent back to members of the Leadership Team to discuss at a later date. Evy Kaye sent out a request for the Church Leadership Structure Forms to be placed in the box in the vestibule by Sunday, March 29.

New Business: Evy Kaye read a letter from the district office in regards to Glenn’s ordination review for 2015. Charles Wright made a motion to accept the renewal. Candy Hulvey seconded the motion and the motion passed. Evy Kaye will send the form back to the district office.

Glenn led the group in a prayer. The meeting was adjourned at 8:14 pm. The next Leadership Team meeting is April 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

Respectfully Submitted by Dana Suter, Church Clerk

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