Life Sculpting 102:
How to Manage a Chronophage
Ephesians 4:25-5:2
A Look From Brook
Pastor Brook shares his thoughts
This week Cyndy and I sat down and watched the movie “The Big Sick,” a comedy about an immigrant from...
Refugee Service Center Visit
Saturday, November 11, 11:30am

BCUMC is going to immerse ourselves in service work at the center. This will be a new experience for many of us, but we hope it will begin a working relationship with the Refugee Service Center and our church.  

Please contact Debby Heimfeld or Pastor Brook if you have any questions.
"Traditions" Potluck
Sunday, November 19, 10:45am
Join Bear Creek for a “Traditions” potluck. Bring your favorite holiday side dish or dessert—either a dish that has been handed down through the generations, one that you want to pass on to future generations, or one that you just like. 

If you wish to share your recipe, please bring a copy. We will copy them and have them ready to share the following week. 
BCUMC Charge Conference
Sunday, November 19, 5:00pm
This year we will have a joint meeting with other UMCs on the Eastside for our Annual Charge Conference. The meeting will be off site and located at the Faith UMC in Issaquah.
A dinner at the Ram is set for 3:00pm for
interested charge conference attendees.
For more information, contact Pastor Brook
College Christmas Care Packages
November 12 and 19

We are setting up in the lobby for the next two Sundays, collecting snacks and encouraging handwritten notes for our BCUMC college students.

These Christmas Care Packages let our kids know that we are thinking of them and wishing them well during a time of studying for college exams and getting projects due, right before they come home for Christmas. It is a pleasant surprise for each of them to receive at a stressful time.
The boxes are not very big…. so maybe quality over quantity is key.

Ideas include:
Granola bars
Cheese and crackers
Peanut butter and crackers
Trail Mix
Hot Chocolate
$5 Starbucks gift cards
Other gift cards
Fruit snacks
Gum…. Etc.

There will be note card paper available to write a personalize short note to student (s) to encourage them and wish them well during their finals…. And hope to see them at Bear Creek at Christmas time. 

Parents, we really need updated addresses for each of the students in order to send the boxes.
"Three Wee Kings" Rehearsal 
This Sunday, 5:00pm

Calling all BCUMC thespians ans friends! Rehearsals for our Christmas Musical start this Sunday!

If you cannot make it, please contact Connie Gagnon to set up an alternative time.
Interfaith Dinner Dialogue “The Role of Women in Faith” 
Sunday, November 12, 5:00pm

Connie Gagnon and Debby Heimfeld invite you to attend an interfaith experience. 

F.I.R.E. (Fostering Interfaith Relationships on the Eastside) invites you to a Dinner Dialogues aimed at fostering interfaith relationships, hosted by Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 10021 NE 124th Street in Kirkland (at the corner of 100th Avenue NE). 
Beginner’s Dance Class: FREE VIP Lesson
Saturday, November 18, 3:00pm
To anyone who attended or has been interested in joining Dee and Tom McMillan’s beginner’s dance class: We are hosting a free VIP dance lesson at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Bellevue!

Carpool is available and will leave BCUMC at 2:30pm and return at 4:30pm.
So we know how many instructors are needed and what dance to teach, please RSVP with Dee McMillan as soon as possible.
BCUMC Youth Serve CUE
What a feast! The youth of Bear Creek went all out on Wednesday night as they served the Camp Unity Community.

The main dish was home-made Mac and Cheese.  But we didn’t stop there! The youth produced 5 wonderful varieties of Mac and Cheese, including a sizzling “pepper jack” version! I mean this stuff was amazing!  Also included in the meal were ham, green beans, asparagus, brownies, and ice cream! 

The youth had a great time and they are thankful to Kristina, Kevin, Russ, Heather, and Pastor Brook for helping!

Next week the choir is to serve!  
Bear Hugs
Thank you to our military veterans and their families who serve(d) at home and abroad. Your BCUMC family wishes you and yours a very happy Veteran's Day.

  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 school and work week and it's the beginning of the weekend. To get the groove started, here is the Friday Feel Good Song! 

In honor of our Veterans, here's "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" by The Andrews Sisters
Week At A Glance:
November 12th- November 19th
Sunday, November 12th
Worship - 9:30am
Sunday School - 10:45am
(Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Kirkland)
"Three Wee Kings" Rehearsal - 5:00pm
Youth Group - 6:00pm

Monday, November 13th
Men's / Women's Reunion Groups - 7:00pm
Yoga Class - 7:15pm

Tuesday, November 14th
Trustees meeting - 7:00pm
Missions meeting - 7:30pm

Wednesday, November 15th
Weekly CUE Meal - 6:00pm
AA - 7:00pm

Thursday, November 16th
Worship Band Practice - 7:00pm
Celebration Choir Practice - 7:45pm

Saturday, November 18th
(carpool leaves BCUMC - 2:30pm)

Sunday, November 19th
Worship - 9:30am
Sunday School - 10:45am
"Traditions" Potluck - 10:45am
Charge Conference - 5:00pm
(Faith UMC, Issaquah)
Youth Group - 6:00pm

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Sundays at 9:30am

Office Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM  
Wed: 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM 
Closed Weekends & Holidays

Ph. 425.788.2953