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.

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

Steak Dinner set for June 21

steak1The Men’s Fellowship at Beaver Creek is holding its annual steak dinner this year on Saturday, June 21, at the Mt. Crawford Ruritan Hall. Proceeds go to the service and outreach programs of the Men’s Fellowship. Tickets are available from Joe LaPrade — and volunteers will be needed to cook and serve!

April minutes approved

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

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

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

Marlin Simmons 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

May newsletter posted

The May newsletter for Beaver Creek Church is now available online. Highlights include:

  • Messages from our January-March “pinch pastor” Robert Alley, annual conference moderator Nancy Sollenberger Heishman, and others.
  • A report and photos from Cheyenne Cline’s Africa trip.
  • Exploration of a potential prison ministry.
  • Updates from Steele and Alice in Ukraine.

And there’s more, with dates of coming events and photos from our Easter celebration. Here’s that link again: May 2014 newsletter.

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!