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Gretchen Weiler and Marty Smith were welcomed as new members of Beaver Church on October 13. Rev. Ward Tilton did the honors and Dean Severtson, as president of the congregation, presented the certificates and the ever-famous Beaver Church red t-shirts.
Daylight Saving Time Ends - November 3 - 2:00 AM
Remember to set your clocks back an hour before going to bed Saturday! This is also a great time to check the batteries in your smoke detectors.
Book Study - November 5, 12, and 19 - 7:00 PM
Love and Quasars: An Astrophysicist Reconciles Faith and Science Our new book will be three weeks in length, starting on Tuesday November 5th, meeting again on Tuesday November 12th, and with the final week being Tuesday November 19th. We will meet all nights at 7PM at a member’s house TBD. The book we are reading is Love and Quasars: An Astrophysicist Reconciles Faith and Science by Paul Wallace. The church will have several copies for those who want to participate. Please see Pastor Brian to get one of these copies. If those run out, you can pick up a copy at some bookstores or Amazon, the ISBN number is (1506448437). “Like many Americans, Paul Wallace grew up as a church-going Christian. Also like many, he lost his faith when he started taking science classes in college. He just didn't see how the rigorous method demanded by science could coexist with the belief in things unseen required by Christianity. But, as a working astrophysicist, he started to wonder if he'd gotten something wrong. Slowly and deliberately, he investigated the claims of Christianity, while also acknowledging that science, too, has limits. Ultimately, he came back to Christianity. In Love and Quasars, Wallace shows how faith and science are pitted against one another, and he explains how the standard ways of reconciling them don't work. He then proposes a reasonable, thoughtful approach that will appeal to Christians and students of science alike. Readable and wise, Love and Quasars is an indispensable resource for people who wonder if faith and science can coexist.” We will try and meet at member’s houses each Tuesday, and we will announce the locations as we get them sorted out. If you want to bring a snack, it is always appreciated.
Blessings, Pastor Brian
November 5th – Introduction, Chapters 1-5
November 12th – Chapters 6-9
November 19th – Chapters 10-13
BUCC Ladies Night - November 8 - 6:30 PM
Ladies night will be Friday November 8th at 6:30pm. Activities TBD.
Cookie Walk - November 16 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
As many of you know we are doing a cookie walk and bake sale fundraiser on November 16th from 10am to 5pm. Please tell everyone you know about the event. Below is info for the event:
Volunteer Signup: We will be placing a volunteer signup sheet in the sanctuary under the clock, please sign up if you can.
Cookie Deadline: We are asking that all cookies for the event be brought to the church before 8pm on Friday November 15th. There is room in our freezers for cookies brought even earlier.
Pre-Setup: We will be doing an initial setup for the cookie walk on Friday the 15th from 6pm-8pm. We will be arranging tables etc. There will be slots for this on the signup sheet.
Day of Setup: We will meet at 8am on Saturday the 16th to put all the cookies out and do the final setup. There will be slots for this on the signup sheet.
Cookie Walk: The cookie walk will be from 10am to 5pm on November 16th, and we will have slots for this on the signup sheet.
Optional Bake Sale: For those that want to bring other baked items, we will have a table of baked goods. Please bring your items and suggested price either between 6pm and 8pm on Friday the 15th, or between 8am and 10am on Saturday the 16th.
Thanksgiving Carry-In - November 17
As usual, we will be having our Thanksgiving carry-in on Sunday, November 17th, the 3rd Sunday of the month. It will be two Sundays before Thanksgiving this year because of the late date of Thanksgiving. The carry-in will start immediately after church. We will not be cooking turkeys at the church, so we ask that some of you please bring some meat dishes if possible. Knowing Beaver Church, we will have plenty of food, good times to go around, and much to be thankful for.
Annual Volunteer Award - November 17
Beaver church sure does have a bunch of great people who volunteer and do many things for the church. Several years ago we started an award to be given to a new volunteer each year. Our voting box for this year will be in the sanctuary and each person at the church can write down on a piece of paper who they think the volunteer of the year should be. We will count the votes and the person who wins will be honored during our Thanksgiving carry-in. Each year we will vote for another person, but you can only win once. Winners will be added to our special plaque.
Operation Christmas Child (A Holiday Charity Program) - boxes due by November 24
We will be working with Samaritan’s Purse again to send shoebox-sized gift packs to children around the world for Christmas. We will be providing boxes and instructions, which will be available Sunday Nov. 3rd through Nov. 17th at church. We would ask that you bring all of the completed boxes to church by Sunday Nov. 24th.
Hymn Sing Sunday - December 1
On Sunday December 1st we will have a hymn sing at church. Instead of the usual sermon we will take some time and call on folks to shout out their favorite hymns, which we will then sing. Get your singing voice ready and celebrate as we head into Advent.
Christmas Raffle - December 15
Attention all crafters and donators of choice items. Bring in your Christmas raffle items anytime between now and December 15th. The items will be on display in the fellowship hall with a basket in front of each item (or group of items). Buy tickets and place them in the basket in front of that item for a chance to win it. Tickets are $1.00 each, 6 tickets for $5.00 or 15 tickets for $10.00. The Raffle will be Sunday, December 15th after Sunday Service. See Melissa Baumbarger for raffle tickets.
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