It's a Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood:
Practical Practicalities of Neighboring

A cts  1:6-8 
Luke  6:31 
Women's Group Silent Auction
August 11 - 13
Get your friends, family, and your wallets over to BCUMC for a worthy cause!

This Friday-Sunday, the BCUMC Women's Group is sponsoring a small silent auction in the back of the sanctuary. They are  raising money towards new furniture and paint for the lobby (because, let's be real, keeping our church comfortable and presentable isn't free) with donated items such as:

  • a gorgeous Persian rug (worth $6000+),
  • a matching pair of German beer steins with a beer assortment,
  • a beautiful German tea set,
  • a Carnival Glass serving/candy dish (this collectible is no longer made since the factory burned down),
  • Inuit soap stone carvings from Alaska, and
  • other fun household items, curios, and collectibles.

The auction is open to anyone who wants to make a purchase and will close this Sunday at 11:30 am.  So get your bids in early and check them often.  High bidders may pick up their items directly after the auction closes or in the church office on Monday. If paying by check, make payment to BCUMC please write "Women’s Group" on the note line.
A Look From Brook
Pastor Brook shares his thoughts

Pastor Brook is on vacation through the 20th of this month.  We have a guest column from Rabbi Yohanna Kinberg for this week's "Look From Brook". 

We're Going to a Mariners Game!
This  Sunday , 11:00am

Bear Creek UMC is going to a Mariners game and guess what?!  Tickets are only $13/person! Guests are always welcome  to join in the fun!


If you would like to purchase tickets, call the office at 425.788.2953 or register online at


Please make checks payable to BCUMC. 

Community Serve Day:
Help Our Schools
August 20, 9:00am
Join BCUMC and the surrounding community  to help clean up our schools and get them ready for the first day of classes. We will be beautifying the school grounds and helping teachers set up classrooms. PTA to be serving lunch afterwards.
To volunteer, visit:
Beginner Dance Class: Final Week
August 23, 6:30pm
Free dance classes for beginners is in it's final week. Join Dee and Tom McMillan to heat up your summer and learn how to do the sultry Tango.

For more information or to sign up, please  contact Dee McMillan .
Feed Camp Unity
August 23, 6:00pm
In our ongoing efforts to support Camp Unity, BCUMC will be serving meals to their community at the Northshore UCC. 

Pastor Brook is heading up this one and he needs some help.  E-mail him:
or call him: (605) 610-7793
Volunteers Desperately Needed!
August 25th & 26th, 9:00am
Camp Unity Eastside (CUE) is moving from the Northshore UCC to the Bear Creek UMC parking lot.

Volunteers are needed to assist campers in setting up tents and the communal tent spaces for the camp.
For more information or to sign-up, contact the church office .  
Big Blessing Service
August 27, 9:30am

Bring your fuzzy/scaly/feathery/slippery family members, your students, your backpacks, and your teachers to our BIG blessing service to be held outside in our (hopefully bright and sunny) lot.
For more information, contact Pastor Brook.  

BCUMC/CKA Interfaith Partnership Group Begins Process to Adopt a Refugee Family

As we move into the Fall season, our Bear Creek/Kol Ami interfaith partnership group  invites our Bear Creek UMC family to join them in sponsoring a refugee family in the Seattle area.  

We don’t know the details or specifics yet, but if you are interested in helping with this in any way, please contact:   Debby Heimfeld , Pastor Brook , or Connie Gagnon
Bear Hugs

 Want to give someone a “Bear Hug”? 
Please contact the church office.
Friday Feel Good Song!  

It's Friday! You've made it through the week and it's the beginning of the weekend. To get the groove started, here is the Friday Feel Good Song!  

This week's song is  "Home" by Phillip Phillips.
Week At A Glance:
August 13th - August 20th
Sunday, August 13th
Worship - 9:30am
Mariner's Game - 11:00am

Monday, August 14th
Reunion Groups - 7:00pm
Yoga Class - 7:15pm

Tuesday, August 15th
Pastor's Book Study - on break

Wednesday, August 16th
Rising Strong - 7:00pm
AA - 7:00pm

Sunday, August 20th
Worship - 9:30am
Community Service Day - 9:00am

For more information about what's happening at BCUMC:

Miss A Sunday Service?
Don't worry,  p odcasts are posted on iTunes weekly.  Search for Sunday Mornings At Bear Creek.

The weekly message is also available on our website. Simply click the button below!

Have An Announcement?

Do you have something to tell the Bear Creek UMC community? Send us your announcement (60 words or less) and a preferred graphic (if you want one) and we'll place it in our publications.

Please contact the church office.
Sundays at 9:30am

Office Hours:
Mon / Fri: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM    
Tue / Thu: 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Wed:  9:30 AM - 2:00 PM  
Closed Weekends & Holidays

Ph. 425.788.2953