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Beaver United Church of Christ
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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...

    I just finished checking the Covid numbers for the week in Greene County, and thankfully we are at the “low” level, as is much of Ohio. Of course, we still need to take common sense precautions as the virus is still active and it is still sending people to the hospital or worse. However, due to several factors such as vaccination rates and other precautions, we have mostly returned to normal, or a new normal perhaps, at Beaver church. I was thinking about this as Easter approaches and we prepare for our services and events. This will be the first Easter season since 2019 that will more or less have all the elements that it did before, including Easter lilies, although we did have to order them very early. The lilies are a small example of the new normal, where some things are still different and might be for quite some time. Then there are people who continue to struggle with things such as long Covid, or the loss of a loved one to the disease, and that will forever change their life.

    Sometimes we think of life as a type of normality that is impacted by significant events, and then goes back to the normal it was before. It is as if events are like splashes in a pool of water, but after the waves are done, the pool goes back to the way it was before. The reality, however, is that there is no such thing as a static normal in life. We are affected by events, sometimes in drastic ways, and afterwards things return to a proximity of the life we knew before, but it is different; it has changed. Even if the Covid virus were to disappear overnight, its long-term effects will always be with us on some level, with things such as online services and long lily pre-order windows being reminders of that past. Such a realization can be stressful, as it means that the world is constantly changing, and will never be the same. Of course, sometimes change is good and beneficial for many generations to come.

    I was thinking of this as I pondered the Easter season. Is it a time when we remember something that happened a long time ago, or is it a time in which we acknowledge something in the here and now? Yes, the fact is that Christ was crucified nearly 2,000 years ago. All of the people that witnessed the event have long since passed. The event is so long ago that the languages that recorded it are now dead. The resurrection of Christ was similarly a long time ago, but it is an event that we still feel today. Through the death and resurrection of Christ we have received salvation, even some 2,000 years later. Praise the Lord that change does in fact happen, and that all did not return to the way it was before Christ. So, as we celebrate Easter this year, let us remember the historic events that we read about in scripture, but more importantly let us remember that Easter is still with us in this very moment, the resurrection of Christ reverberates through time, and it is an event that is happening right before our eyes.

    Peace, Blessings, and Happy Easter!
    Pastor Brian

  • Holy Week Schedule

    Holy Week Schedule

    Palm Sunday Worship Service Sunday - April 2 - 10:30 AM

    Maundy Thursday Service - Thursday, April 6th – 6:00 PM
    A symbolic service in the lower level with a light meal

    Easter Sunday - April 9

    • Pancake Breakfast - 9:00 AM
    • Worship Service with Communion - 10:30 AM
    • Easter Egg Hunt - 11:45 AM

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™.

Maundy Thursday Service - April 6 - 6:00 PM
On Thursday April 6th at 6PM we will have a Maundy Thursday service in the lower lever of the church. There will be a light meal along with the service, soup will be provided and people are encouraged to bring other simple food for the meal. Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper, and marks the last moments before Christ went to the cross. It is a solemn but meaningful service. Please join us as we journey with Christ and each other.

Easter Breakfast - April 9 - 9:00 AM
The Easter Breakfast will begin at 9:00 am on April 9th, Easter Sunday, and food will be served for a little more than an hour. We have a wonderful group of volunteers this year headed up by Patti King, and we will have several breakfast dishes, including French toast. There is no charge, but donations are welcome.

Easter Egg Hunt - April 9 - following Worship Service

We will be having an Easter egg hunt on April 9th after the 10:30 Easter service. The event will be held outside if the weather permits, and inside if there is bad weather. Please feel free to bring plastic eggs with treats in them in the weeks leading up to Easter. They can be left on the island in the kitchen downstairs.

Questions you always wanted to ask Sunday - April 16
Once again, On Sunday April 16th, 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 and answer them. 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.

Church Pizza & Game Night - April 28 - 6:00 PM
The planning committee has decided that we had so much fun at our last game night, that we would do it again. So we will be having another pizza and game night at the church on Friday April 28th, at 6:00pm. We are asking that people who come bring a favorite game with them, and we will gather in groups to enjoy the evening together. Please come and join us for this fun event. Also, please let Pastor Brian know if you think you might attend so we have an idea of how much pizza to order.

Donation of new AC unit for the Sanctuary
The church would like to thank the family of Annette Marts, who donated funds to pay for a new AC unit for the sanctuary. It was one of Annette’s last wishes to do something for the church such as this after she passed. The new unit has been installed and should work well once the weather warms up.