SUNDAY'S SCRIPTURE
Hello My Name Is...
Letting God Rebrand You
 
David 1: 1-7 
A Look From Brook
Pastor Brook shares his thoughts
I had the great privilege of sitting down with several of our college bound young men and women this past week over coffee…
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Collect Your Borrowed
Christmas Trees!
Now - January 21

Thank you to those who lent us trees for our Christmas season decorations.

It is time to collect your tree. Please pick it up this week before we put the trees into long term storage on Monday, January 22nd.

Right now all trees are currently securely locked in the E9 storage room, so contact Dee McMillan and she will assist you.
BCUMC Visioning Sessions
This January
Bear Creek is hosting several groups to discuss our visions for the future of Bear Creek. You may have heard Pastor Brook mention these in church the last few Sundays.

You are invited to join one of the groups below.

Please contact Connie Gagnon to let her know what dates will work for you. She will contact the host to let them know you are coming and send you their address.
Hosts at Home:

Jim and Becky Zimmerman         
Sunday, January 14, 4:00pm             
(Trilogy, Redmond)                        

Ted and Marge Kuykendall         
Wednesday, January 17, 7:00pm    
(Woodinville)

Connie Gagnon                                
Sunday, January 28, 2:00pm             
(Trilogy, Redmond)

Randy and Sonya Garrett            
Sunday, January 28, 4:00pm             
(Trilogy, Redmond)

Hosts at BCUMC:
Susan Jackson                                  
Sunday, January 21, 12:00pm      

Brook Self                                          
Sunday, February 4, 11:15am 
Free Dance Lessons
Wednesdays, January 17-February 7, 7:00pm
Valentines Day is just around the corner!

Grab your sweetheart and join our instructors, Denise and Tom McMillan, for four free  classes teaching you the easiest, most versatile, and most popular social dances in the USA!
Pre Super Bowl Cook-Off
Sunday, January 28
Noon - 4:00pm

BCUMC is hosting a chili and chowder cook-off! Beat the January chill and leave the cooking to our talented cooks, dress up in your most colorful team apparel, bring your family & friends (and your entry?) to share, taste, and vote on your favorite eats.

Contact  Sue Burkholder  to enter the cook-off. For entry rules and details, please contact the  church office.
Valentine's Dinner & Dance
Saturday, February 10, 6:00pm

Ah, February, the time of the year amore` (love) is in the air!

Take this opportunity to dress up (just a little bit), put your best foot forward, and wine & dine your valentine (even if it’s yourself or a good friend) a little bit early this year. Come to Bear Creek UMC for a night of dinner, dancing, conversation, and fun.
Bear Hugs


  Want to give someone a “Bear Hug”? 
Please contact Susan Jackson .
Volunteers Needed: Teach English to Refugee Families
Thursdays starting January 11

As part of our endeavor to reach out to others in need with our service, and to experience intentional encounters with those from different ethnicities, we are forming an interfaith team to help teach English classes to refugees from Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq in the coming months. 

Many of you recently met some Syrian families when they visited to share their home made Middle Eastern foods with us. To continue our relationship with refugee families, we will be going to where they live,  in a lower cost housing area in Tukwila.
We will be teaching English skills to help the refugees learn how to navigate the community and enable them to find jobs. This in turn will help us to find out more about their concerns and needs.

Lesson plans are prepared; volunteers will be assisting the instructor, primarily with conversation practice, and any time commitment is appreciated.

Thursdays, 11:00am to 12:30pm. Carpool leaves the church at 10:00am.
Please contact Debby Heimfeld.
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.

This week get the groove started with "Feeling Good" by Michael Buble`.
Week At A Glance:
January 14th - January 21st
Sunday, January 14th
Worship - 9:30am
Sunday School - 10:45am
Youth Group - 6:00pm

Monday, January 15th (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
Office Closed - all day
Men's / Women's Reunion Groups - 7:00pm
Yoga Class - on break

Tuesday, January 16th
Lay Leader Meeting - 11:30am
Finance Committee Meeting - 7:00pm

Wednesday, January 17th
AA Meeting - 7:00pm

Thursday, January 18th
Worship Band Practice - 7:00pm
Celebration Choir Practice - 7:45pm

Sunday, January 21st
Worship - 9:30am
Sunday School - 10:45am
Youth Group - 6:00pm

For our entire Events Calendar, click the button below:
Miss A Sunday Service?

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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 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