A Look From Brook
Pastor Brook shares his thoughts

I wish to write to you about a difficult subject this morning.  One we all struggle with, but one the church often chooses to hide...

Interfaith Partnership Meeting
Sunday at Noon
We are an open group and everyone is welcome.

Our goal is to partner to strengthen connections and understanding with other faith based congregations. W e also work together to bring about positive action concerning  current local and national issues such as environment, health care, and social and moral injustice that align with our beliefs.

Contact Debby or Connie for more information.
"Dear Younger Me" Letters
Due Monday
BCUMC is putting together a series of letters that we can share with our graduates. The theme is: What advice would you give to your younger self?
Contact Pastor Brook to get more information or with entries
Beginner Dance Class: Week 2
May 24th, 6:30pm
Free dance classes for beginners. Join Dee and Tom McMillan to learn the basic steps to the Rhumba.

Class size is limited to 12 people.

For more information or to sign up, please  contact Dee McMillan .
Camp Unity Eastside's
Welcome BBQ
Saturday, May 27, 6:00pm 
Join us at  Northshore UCC in Woodinville!
BCUMC will be supplying and cooking the meat for the BBQ. We need donors and volunteers.

For more information, contact Allen Bolen.
C rop Walk 2017:
The Battle of the Brooks
Saturday, June 3, 9:00am
The winners are the hungry in our community. The leader of the losing team gets to kiss a pig! Click the button below and search for Bear Creek UMC (Team Self) or Bear Creek UMC 2 (Team McBride).
Family Movie Night
June 10, 6:30pm
Bring the family for a movie night. We will be showing Disney’s Moana in the sanctuary.  Small snacks will be provided.
 Buy A Letter Campaign
To help raise funds for our new church sign! Buy a letter for $150 each or team up with someone to buy “part” of a letter.

Checks need to be made out to BCUMC with “sign” in the notes section. 

Mail or turn in checks to the church office.
Vacation Bible School
July 21st - July 23rd
Adult and Youth volunteers are needed.  See Heather Nelson, Danielle Walsh or a Youth Group member for information and to sign up.

Our theme this year is “Camp Out – Getting S’more of Jesus!”  At Camp Out VBS, kids trek through an outdoor adventure – minus the bug spray and lack of sleep! You’ll kindle friendships and help kids discover that Jesus is the light of the world. 
 Musical Summer Camp
July 17-21 & 24-28
Students in 5th-9th grade are invited to join the fun this summer singing and dancing to songs from musicals such as, “Lion King”,  “Shrek”, “Beauty & the Beast”, “Tarzan”, and more as we practice to perform the musical “Happily Ever After” during this two week camp.
  Membership Information Meetings  

Are you interested in becoming a member of Bear Creek UMC? Are you curious or do you have questions about what the United Methodist Church is about?  Pastor Brook is hosting information meetings in his office on the following dates:

Sunday, May 21,11:00 AM (after fellowship)
Thursday, May 25, 6:30 PM
Sunday, May 28  , 11:00 AM (after fellowship)

People interested in membership only need to attend one session. For more information, please contact Pastor Brook.    
BCUMC Financial Update
Just a brief update on where the finances of the church stand as of March 31, 2017.
Revenues       $ 95,000
Expenses        $ 89,000
“Net Income”   $   6,000

Unrestricted cash in the bank $120,000
Thanks for your ongoing support to help BCUMC make a difference in our community and at large.

Ellen Boyer

BCUMC Will Have New Office Hours 
Starting Monday,  June 5th!

Monday:           9:30am - 4:00pm    
Tuesday:        11:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday:     9:30am - 3:00pm   
Thursday:       11:00am - 5:30pm
Friday:             9:30am - 4:00pm
Riding to Make a Difference

Dear Friends, 

Here we go! Bike is packed and ready to embark on our next 200 mile mission to help fund AIDS Vaccine Research at the Emory Vaccine Center in Atlanta! 

This weekend, I'll ride my bike 200 miles across Georgia because I believe that I can help researchers at Emory create a vaccine that could very likely end the AIDS pandemic that has plagued this Earth since the early 1980's. A quick scan of the headlines will tell you that HIV infection rates continue to rise while relief funding is literally being shut off. The latest figures show that over 33 million people are living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. A vaccine continues to be the best hope to end this pandemic.

Some of the most promising AIDS vaccine technology in the WORLD is being developed at Emory University in Atlanta. 100% of the donations raised by the cyclists and volunteers go to the beneficiaries because corporate sponsorships underwrite the entire cost of this cycling event!!

If you have already contributed, thank you! If you can't this year because of other commitments, just send good thoughts and prayers out to the Georgia countryside this weekend for good weather, rider safety, and success for all of the men and women working every day on this vaccine! It really can be done, but it is going to take a little bit from each one of us to make it happen. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

All the best –

Follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support Action Cycling Atlanta

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Tracy Daugherty
Bear Hugs
Thank you to our HOI shareholders: Larry B., Brook S., Jan B., Mimi J., Guyanna Y., Chuck & Chris P., Sara L., Doug W., Ernie & Barb W., Susan J., Gary & Heidi W., Shirly P., Dave & Vicki O., Ted & Marge K., Jim G., Beth T., Ann & Ted R., Chris A., and Cyndy M. for supporting our ministry.  
If we have missed anyone, please let Ellen Boyer or 
Denise McMillan know so that you receive our e-mail notices and other perks of being shareholders!  
 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 work/school week and it's the beginning of the weekend. To get the groove started here is the Friday Feel Good Song!  

In honor of Mother's Day, this week's music video is "Happy Dance" by MercyMe.
Week At A Glance:
May 21st - May 28th
Sunday, May  21st
Membership Info. Meeting - 11:00am
Youth Group - 6:00pm
Monday, May 22nd
Yoga Class - 7:15pm

Tuesday, May 23rd
Daring Way Group - 6:00pm

Wednesday, May 24th
AA - 7:00pm

Thursday, May 25th
Membership Info. Meeting - 6:30pm

Saturday, May 27th
CUE Welcome BBQ - 6:00pm
      (Northshore United Church of Christ)

Sunday, May 28th
Sunday School - 11:00am (last day before summer break!)
Membership Info. Meeting - 11:00am
Youth Group - on break

For more information about what's happening at BCUMC:

Miss Sunday morning 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.
Worship: Sundays 9:30am
Office Hours: 9:00am - 3:30pm M, T, Th, F
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