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A ray of light in the forest: Book cover illustration, ca. 1970–1979, Hector Garrido
SUNDAY'S SCRIPTURE
The Art of
Getting Lost

Matthew 16: 21-28 
One-Day Women's Retreat
This Saturday, 9:00am

Sammamish Valley Grange Hall ( 14654 148th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072 )
Daylight Saving Time Begins
This Sunday

It's time to "Spring Forward"!

Here's a friendly reminder to set your clocks one hour ahead before bed on Saturday night and check/replace the batteries in your home fire and CO detectors.
A Look From Brook
Pastor Brook shares his thoughts
I don’t know if you know this, but I pray every day that Bear Creek UMC will grow! Just like a seed that is planted in fertile ground, I believe that churches are meant to thrive, and a big portion of that thriving is growing in numbers. As such, I am elated about what is happening at Bear Creek UMC. In the past 2 months we have...
Vision 2018 Meeting
Sunday, March 18
During Worship

Come and see posters on the walls that illustrate how many amazing ideas and loving people we have in our church community! Hear about the key areas that our visioning discussions have identified!  Then, let’s celebrate it together and take the next steps in growing BCUMC’s outreach. 

Lunch will be served after the service.
Lent to Focus on Barbara Brown Taylor’s Book “An Altar in the World”

The sermon series for the Lenten Season is based on  An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor.

Pastor Brook would like to encourage the entire congregation to join him in reading this book during the Lenten Season. He suggests that covenant groups consider meeting more regularly during Lent in order to study this book. For those who are not in a covenant group,if you would like to host one of these studies or participate in one of them please contact him by email.

Cost of book is $10, payable to BCUMC. Contact  Pastor Brook  for more info.
Mercy Project 2018
Now - Easter Sunday

We are asking you to join BCUMC in support of the Jamaa Letu Orphanage in the Democratic Republic of Congo by taking a Mercy Jar home and participating in our Mercy Count!

Check out all the info right here . The jars are located in the church lobby. So far over 20 folks have joined us…we can’t wait for you to be with us! If you can’t make it to church, just start your own Mercy Jar at home!
Want a Different Kind
of Fast for Lent?

Try a "digital media" fast. Click the button to read an article from Outreach Magazine for more information.
UMCOR Sunday is a great way to respond to tragedy. 
Give to UMCOR this Sunday! 
 
UMCOR responds to disasters of great magnitude that overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. Through UMCOR, United Methodists extend loving care to suffering people throughout the world.

UMCOR works in partnership with United Methodist Churches and other local partners to address immediate relief and achieve sustainable recovery. This is done in a manner that is consistent with global initiatives, standards, and best practices, with respect for the individuals, families, and communities who “own their recovery.” 

In its holistic response to disasters, UMCOR:
• Offers disaster preparedness training
• Provides essential relief supplies 
• Supports long-term rebuilding efforts 
• Assists communities as they adapt

UMCOR provides funding, training, expertise, and facilitates partnerships to achieve programmatic goals.  While UMCOR is not a first-response organization, we stand ready to accompany communities in need over the long haul of their recovery until a “new normal” is established after a crisis.
We Need You...To Sign Up!

Several volunteers are needed to set/clean up, organize activities, and provide cookies/frosting for our Community Easter event on Saturday, March 24th.

We cannot have a successful event without you! Please visit the link to donate your time, talents, or goods to the cause. Sign-up today!
Beginner's Dance Class
Wednesday, March 21, 7:00pm

Join your instructors Dee and Tom McMillan for an hour of learning today's most popular social dances and refresh your dance skills. All levels are welcome!

Remember: No matter how skilled you are, if you're having fun you're doing it right!
Harmony For Hope Concert
at WUUC
March 23, 7:30pm
Proceeds to benefit The Maltby Food Bank
Tickets by donation - pay what you can.
Suggested donation: General, $20; Students/Seniors, $10

Performers: Sean Osborn, Clarinet; Eric Han, 'Cello; Jessica Choe, Piano, from Orca Concerts Music by Beethoven, Poulenc, Kernis, and Welcher
Community Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 24, 2:00-4:00pm

Come one, come all! Bear Creek UMC is hosting a community-wide spring event. It will be a great time for all ages! Come join us for the FUN!

Activities include:
Petting Zoo by  Animal Encounters
Egg Hunts (with prizes)
Festive Cookie Decorating (gluten free option available)
"Shattered Altars"
Interactive Worship Experience
Friday, March 30, 7:00pm

Come join us as we hear from 7 voices close to Jesus. As they share how God worked through Jesus’ death on the cross to mold and reshape their lives into something new.  
Easter Worship
Sunday, April 1
Sunrise Service - 6:30am
Family Service - 10:00am

Bring your family and friends and join us for a message of hope and resurrection.
Week At A Glance:
March 11 - March 18
Sunday, March 11th (Daylight Saving Time Begins)
Worship - 9:30am
Sunday School - 10:45am
Youth Group - 6:00pm

Monday, March 12th
Men's / Women's Reunion Groups - 7:00pm
Yoga Class  - 7:15pm

Tuesday, March 13th
Trustees Meeting - 7:00pm

Wednesday, March 14th
AA Meeting - 7:00pm

Thursday, March 15th
(Carpool to Tukwila)
Worship Band Practice - 7:00pm
Celebration Choir Practice - 7:45pm

Sunday, March 18th
Worship - 9:30am
Vision 2018 Luncheon - 10:45am
Sunday School - on break
Youth Group - 6:00pm

For our entire Events Calendar, click the button below:
Bear Hugs

  Want to give someone a “Bear Hug”? 
Please contact Susan Jackson .
A New Book Pastor Brook Recommends for Families, and couples, and everyone of all ages!

We are all struggling with this…how to integrate all the tech devises we have with our personal lives. How much is enough, and (probably more important) how much is too much! And if it is too much, how can we get our minds and spirits around controlling it so that its not controlling us!  
Hey! We live in a culture consumed by tech devices. Screens are everywhere!  

Read this book and get a perspective on what is a great balance between plugged and unplugged!  Please read this book!  I just finished it and I think it gives us an excellent approach to how to navigate all of this to a healthier life. Pastor Brook has ordered 5 of them, so if you want to pick one up at church, just contact him.  
Friday Feel Good Song! 

T.G.I.F! You have survived the grind and hustle of the work and school week. It's time to celebrate with the Friday Feel Good Song.

Let's feel the spirit with "Come As You Are" by Crowder.
Miss A Sunday Service?

Don't worry, podcasts 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!

BCUMC is currently experiencing technical difficulties recording sermons. We ask for your patience as we find a solution. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this is causing our at-home audience. We are humbled and grateful for your time.

New content will be posted as soon there is the ability. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Have An Announcement?

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Please contact the church office .
Worship:
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