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Welcome to Beaver Church!
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Beaver UCC

We are a community of caring individuals brought together by a common bond – love!

Our congregation is composed of people from all walks of life who come together to offer healing and comfort, learning and encouragement - much like a family. We welcome all, and believe that extravagant hospitality is central to the role of our church.

At Beaver UCC, we strive to help our members grow spiritually, while at the same time understanding that everyone has their own spiritual path. Our church is a place where you can think for yourself while differing views are respected. It is our hope that through education, fellowship, and service we can, as a community, come closer to God and each other.

Since our founding over 200 years ago, Beaver Church continues seeking to offer an atmosphere of informality, spontaneity, fellowship, and fun. We hope our Church is a place where you and all will feel both welcome and comfortable.
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About Our Church

Sunday School Program

Meets: Upstairs each Sunday after the children’s moment, year round.
Main Teacher: Hayden Rauls
Ages: Infant through Pre-K
This class is for our youngest students and there will be a combination of play and some instruction depending on the ages present.

Young Learners
Meets: Upstairs each Sunday after the children’s moment, September through May, with a one month break around Christmas.
Main Teacher: Sarah Hogan
Ages: K through 4th grade
This class is for our younger learners and will be focused on instruction and lessons. Material will be taught from a children’s story type Bible. Children less comfortable with working on lessons might wish to stay in the nursery, and those that are more advanced might wish to go to the older class.

Children’s Bible Study
Meets: Upstairs each Sunday after the children’s moment, September through May, with a one month break around Christmas.
Main Teacher: Brittany King
Ages: 4th through 8th grade
This class will be a Bible and faith study where children will read scripture lessons from the Bible each week and study them. Children will also learn about Christian faith themes present in the topics and readings for the week. Readings should somewhat overlap with the readings given in the service. As children reach the point where the curriculum or discussions seem less challenging, then they are encouraged to stay in service, attend the Adult Bible Study, and seek confirmation with the Pastor when ready. During breaks, children will be asked to stay in service.

Adult Bible Study
Meets: In the fellowship hall each Sunday at 9:30 AM, September through May.
Main Teacher: Pastor Brian
Ages: Youth and Adults
This class will be a Bible and faith study each week led by Pastor Brian. Jr. High and Sr. High youth and Adults are encouraged to attend.

Services Provided by Beaver UCC

Prayer List and Card Ministry
Do you know someone who would appreciate our prayers, receiving a card from us, or having Pastor Brian visit with them? Please let us know. The Prayer List and Card Ministry will never be published on our website, although it will be included in our monthly newsletter.

Beaver UCC offers wedding services including space rental, pre-marital counseling, and officiating for both members and non-members. Please contact the pastor for more information.

Our church offers support in any way we can to assist those who are grieving the passing of a loved one. Funerals are generally held in the sanctuary and a meal is provided by the church afterwards.

Confirmation Classes
Confirmation classes are held each year for teenagers who wish to join the church and know more about their faith. Classes generally start in September and culminate with confirmation in May.

The church offers pastoral counseling for members and non-members. Please see the Pastor’s Page for information on office hours.

Beaver Church is wheelchair accessible with elevators. Sound reinforcement devices are available for the hard of hearing as are signers for the deaf. Please let us know if you have any special needs.

Beaver UCC Choir

Beaver Church Sings!
Music is an important component of worship at Beaver Church, one that lifts our spirits and helps us rejoice in God and with each other. Everyone is invited to participate in Beaver UCC’s choir - all you need is an appreciation of music and a desire to learn. We also encourage any and all musicians who wish to share their talents with us during worship. If you would like to join the Beaver Church Choir or provide accompanying instrumental support during a service, please contact our choir director or Pastor Brian.

Adult Choir
Beaver UCC’s Adult Choir provides music for each worship service from September through May, plus a special service on Christmas Eve. Practices are held following Sunday Worship in the church sanctuary.

Community Service and Support

Service is just as important to Beaver Church as fellowship.

Weekly contributions of food and clothing are taken to local food pantries and service organizations for those in need. Volunteers plan special activities for residents of nursing homes, while the congregation as a whole makes Christmas brighter for folks by sponsoring food and gift drives each holiday season.

Members of our congregation also support a variety of other charitable causes with time, money, and in-kind donations, including
Heifer International, the Dayton Food Bank, the Salvation Army, and the Connor Puckett Fund.

The United Church of Christ

The religious heritage of the
United Church of Christ (UCC) stems from the great traditions of the Protestant Reformation - Lutheran, Calvinist, and Congregational. These traditions were brought to America by Protestants fleeing persecution in Europe.

Four religious traditions, including the German Reformed, of which Beaver UCC was part, united in 1957 to become the United Church of Christ. Today, any local church or denomination is welcome to apply for membership in the UCC.

Beaver Church's services feature a combination of formal and informal worship. Our service includes communion on the first Sunday of the month, and all are welcome to participate.


Beaver Church's weekly worship service is held in our Sanctuary each Sunday at 10:30 AM. Find Beaver Church

Our 10:30 AM service is also offered on
Facebook Live, YouTube, and, for those who might wish to participate outdoors, is broadcast on 96.1 FM in our front parking lot.

The weekly bulletin (downloadable) and links to each Sunday's scripture, for your reference and study,
are available here as well as a link to the Sunday 10:30 AM service video for later viewing. Our on-line Calendar page also lists the current status of activities and events at our church.

Activities, Events, and News

Church News and Announcements are listed here as well as in our Beaver Church Newsletter available here each month.

  • The Pastor's Peace

    Pastor Brian's thoughts and musings...

    Our Easter service was a wonderful experience this year. It always is, but for me it was very refreshing in the midst of recent difficulties that I and others have experienced. We had many familiar faces and some new ones as well. I messed up the Call to Worship, but other than that everything seemed to go well, and even my mistake garnered a good laugh from the congregation. It was terrifically cute to watch the kids hunt for Easter eggs, and we even had the Easter Bunny present to join them. The breakfast was delicious and filling, and the bell choir did a fantastic job with their anthem. Of course, the main blessing was having the opportunity to come together as a congregation to remember and celebrate the gift of Christ’s resurrection.

    All of the aspects of the service were delightful, but one that stood out was the children’s moment. I was asking the kids for examples of where they see the living Christ in the world, and towards the end, one of the children said that she saw Christ in Ms. Jeannette. Well, kids say the darnedest things, don’t they. Yes, one of the ways we see Christ is in others, especially those who share the gospel with us, and share in a life in Christ. Paul in fact speaks about how the body of Christ in the world is the church assembled. All of us have our place and part in that body. Not only does such scripture inform us that we should respect others as part of that body, but it also reminds us that each one of us is called to be examples and expressions of the Good News.

    Easter Sunday has come and gone for this year, but the season of Easter is still upon us. In fact, it will be Easter until May 19th when we celebrate Pentecost. We therefore have many weeks to celebrate the Resurrection and the salvation we gain from it. Easter season is also a good time to try and focus on those actions and habits which best express the love of Christ and show that we are part of Christ’s body. Perhaps that can be done through volunteer work, or helping neighbors in need; perhaps we can be quicker with a kind word, and more reserved with criticism. Regardless of which way you work to express the Body of Christ in your life, know that your work has value and is important. All of us together can be the living Christ through our lives and help usher in God’s kingdom.

    Peace and Blessings,
    Pastor Brian

Watch Past Worship Services
Videos of each week's service are available – click here. Sermons from past years are available on The Pastor's Page™.

April 7 - “Questions you always wanted to ask” Sunday
Once again, on Sunday April 7th, we will have a special Sunday where the church gets to ask the pastor questions. Instead of a regular sermon, Pastor Brian will pick several questions out of a basket to answer. The congregation is asked to think of some good questions. Perhaps there is some theological question that you just are burning to have answered. We will have pieces of paper and pens out in advance for you to write your questions on. For those online, questions can be asked via Facebook, or sent to Pastor Brian in advance via email.

April 7 - Special Congregational Meeting - 12:30 PM
We will be having a special congregational meeting on April 7th at 12:30pm in the sanctuary and on Facebook Live. The meeting is to further discuss the repair and replacement of the fire alarm system that was approved at our annual meeting. The congregation originally approved an expenditure of up to $6,500, and after getting quotes it seems that the new system will cost between $11,000 and $13,000. We will discuss what is involved with replacing the system, and ways in which the church wishes to fund the new system if it approves it again. Please try to attend so that we get input from many members and meet our required quorum to hold a meeting.

April 8 - Solar Eclipse - 1:53 PM - 4:25 PM
Dayton is one of the top 12 sites in the US for observation of the total solar eclipse. Great site for more details is located here. Please remember to NOT look at the sun without proper eye protection!

April 21 - Celebration for Margaret’s 50th Anniversary
In April of this year Margaret Puckett has worked for Beaver Church for 50 years, a fantastic achievement in any line of work. We will be celebrating her anniversary on Sunday April 21st during our lunch after church. Please join us in congratulating her.

Changes for Beaver UCC’s Organist Position
We will be having organist substitutes in April and May, while we look for a new organist. The church will be looking for someone trained on the organ, but as those musicians can be hard to find, we will also be open to a pianist who is willing to learn to play the organ. If you know of anyone who might be interested, please have them get in touch with Pastor Brian.

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