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Beaver United Church of Christ is 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 the church.

At Beaver UCC, we 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 and 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.

In all things we seek to offer an atmosphere of informality, spontaneity, fellowship, and fun. We hope our church is a place where all feel both welcome and comfortable.



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May, 2018, Worship Schedule
May 6
Communion Sunday
Scripture

Usher
Lay Reader
Sunday School
Alan & Shirley Nelson
Gail Wells
Brittany King
Sarah Hogan
Lindsey Lingenfelter
May 13
Scripture

Usher
Lay Reader
Sunday School
Tom & Ellie Rauls
Tom Rauls
Brittany King
Sarah Hogan
Lindsey Lingenfelter
May 20
Pentecost Sunday
Scripture

Usher
Lay Reader
Sunday School
Ed Rauch
Pat Ferguson
Brittany King
Sarah Hogan
Lindsey Lingenfelter
May 27
Trinity Sunday
Scripture

Usher
Lay Reader
Sunday School
John Lyden
Shirley Nelson
Brittany King
Sarah Hogan
Lindsey Lingenfelter
May, 2018, Events and Announcements

Listen to Pastor Brian's Sermons
When available, Pastor Brian's sermons are posted on our website by Thursday each week. Sermons are available on The Pastor's Page™.

BUCC Garage/Basement Sale - May 3-4-5
Mark your Calendar for – BUCC Annual Garage/Basement Sale!! Our basement sale has been scheduled for May 3rd, May 4th and May 5th. To make this event successful and stress-free, teamwork is absolutely necessary!! #1 - We need donations! Please save those forgotten goodies for us. Please try to store items until after Easter, April 1st. If you absolutely need a place to store items prior to Easter, contact Pastor Brian and we will figure something out. #2 - We need help on April 29th, after church. That is when we will ask all congregational members to help set up tables and put all the items out for pricing. #3 - We need people to sign up to staff the garage sale. You will soon find a signup sheet in the back of the church. #4 - Lastly, we need church members to help us pack up left over items to go to the Salvation Army. We will do this after church on May 6th. Thank you and hope to see you and your forgotten treasures at the garage/basement sale.

Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No To The Culture Of Now - A Book Study for Adults - May 8 through May 22 - 7:00 PM
Our new book will start on Tuesday May 8th, and will continue on Tuesday nights at 7:00PM for three weeks, ending on Tuesday May 22nd. The book we are reading is
Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No To The Culture Of Now by Walter Brueggemann. The church has purchased 8 copies for those who want to participate. Please see Pastor Brian a copy. If these run out, you can pick up a copy at some bookstores or Amazon, the ISBN number is 0664239285.

Discussions about the Sabbath often center around moralistic laws and arguments over whether a person should be able to play cards or purchase liquor on Sundays. In this volume, popular author Walter Brueggemann writes that the Sabbath is not simply about keeping rules but rather about becoming a whole person and restoring a whole society. Importantly, Brueggemann speaks to a 24/7 society of consumption, a society in which we live to achieve, accomplish, perform, and possess. We want more, own more, use more, eat more, and drink more. Keeping the Sabbath allows us to break this restless cycle and focus on what is truly important: God, other people, all life. Brueggemann offers a transformative vision of the wholeness God intends, giving world-weary Christians a glimpse of a more fulfilling and simpler life through Sabbath observance. 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.

May 8th – Chapters 1-2
May 15th – Chapters 3-4
May 22nd – Chapters 5-6

Mother’s Day - May 13
Mothers, past and present, will be honored with a carnation on Mother’s Day, May 13th. Because there are often afternoon plans on Mother’s Day, there will be no fellowship meal after service.

Pentecost Sunday - Show Your Spirit - May 20
On Sunday May 20th we will celebrate Pentecost, the event marking the founding of the Church when the Holy Spirit came upon early Christians in a great fire. The traditional color for this holiday is red. We are asking that on that Sunday people wear red to church to celebrate the Holy Spirit.

Strengthen The Church Offering - May 20
On May 20th we will be taking up our denomination’s Strengthen the Church special offering. It is one of our denomination’s four special yearly offerings. This offering is used to help churches in our denomination.

Memorial Day Sunday: Remembering Those Who Have Passed - May 27
On Sunday May 27th we will recognize and remember all those in our church family who have died in the past year. We will do this by reading their name aloud and lighting a candle in their honor. If you have any family or friends who you would like remembered, please give their name to Pastor Brian either by telling him or sending him an
email.

Luau Sunday - June 3
On June 3rd we will be having our annual Luau Sunday. The luau or Hawaiian party is a time for celebration and community. These are both things we value at Beaver UCC, and so to celebrate the summer and each other we are going to have a bit more fun than usual on June 3rd. We will invite folks to wear Hawaiian shirts to church, give out leis, sing a Hawaiian hymn during service, and perhaps have some ukulele music. Afterwards we are going to have a roasted pig delivered to the church and we will have a picnic down- stairs and in the shelter. We are asking people to bring side dishes to go with our theme and the main dish.

New Sign Fund
As many of you know, we approved spending and raising money for a $5,000 - $8,000 new sign project. We are asking for donations for this project and hope to have donations received by July 1st. The funds will be used to fix/replace our roadside sign. It will be a combination of a new backlit plastic sign and LED text displays. Our goal is to get the sign completed by end of summer. If you are so moved to help with this, please consider a donation to the church for this campaign before July 1st, and just mark sign fund, or capital campaign on your check or envelope. Because we do not know the exact amount we will need, it is possible that we will spend less money than we raise. Any excess funds will be kept and used for general maintenance projects for the church.

Cookie Walk Volunteers
Dear bakers, and even people who can sort of bake something. Beaver church needs your help again this year. The church will be doing a cookie walk fundraiser again in November of this year. For those who don’t know what that is, it involves us baking a whole bunch of cookies and then people buying them from us. They get to fill a box for a certain amount of money, and they walk down a long selection of cookies and pick whichever ones they want to fill the box. We felt it would be a good idea to have people start signing up for this now, to give people time to bake and freeze cookies etc. Look for a sign-up sheet at the back of the church in May. Each signup spot is volunteering to bake 5-dozen of a particular cookie. Once cookies are baked they can be frozen for many months and we have a freezer at the church if you don’t have room in yours.