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Luau Sunday - June 2
On June 2nd 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 2nd. 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 downstairs and in the shelter. We are asking people to bring side dishes to go with our theme and the main dish.
What's The Least I Can Believe and Still Be A Christian? - A Book Study For Adults - May 29 through June 19
Our new book will start on Wednesday May 29th and will continue on Wednesday nights at 7PM for four weeks, ending on Wednesday June 19th. The book we are reading is What's the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian? by Rev. Martin Thielen. The church has purchased 7 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 0664239382. “Pastor and author Martin Thielen has compiled a list of ten things people need to believe, and ten things they don't, in order to be a Christian. This lively and engaging book will be a help to seekers as well as a comfort to believers who may find themselves questioning some of the assumptions they grew up with. With an accessible, storytelling style that's grounded in solid biblical scholarship, Thielen shows how Christians don't need to believe that all sinners will be "left behind" to burn in hell or that it's heresy to believe in evolution. And while we must always take the Bible seriously, we don't always have to take it literally.” We will try and meet at member’s houses each Wednesday, and we will announce the locations as we get them sorted out.
Blessings, Pastor Brian
May 29th – Preface – Chapter 6
June 5th – Chapters 7 – 12
June 12th – Chapters 13 – 17
June 19th – Chapter 18 – Conclusion
Pentecost Sunday: Show Your Spirit - June 9
On Sunday June 9th 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 - June 9
On June 9th 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.
Father's Day - June 16
Fathers, past and present, will be honored on Father’s Day, June 16th. Because there are often afternoon plans on Father’s Day, there will be no carry-in or fellowship meal after service.
Cookie Walk Volunteers - Coming in November
Dear bakers, and even people who can sort of bake something: Beaver church needs your help again. The church is doing another cookie walk fundraiser 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 tin/box for a certain amount of money, and then walk down a long selection of cookies and pick whichever ones they want to fill the container. We felt it would be a good idea to have people start signing up for this now, so that we could get a sense of the interest and give people time to bake and freeze cookies etc. Look for the sign-up sheet at the back of the church sometime in May. Each slot you sign up for is for 5-dozen cookies. If you don’t have freezer space, there is a large freezer in the pantry at church.
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