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Beaver Church Worship

Beaver Church has resumed in–person worship. The 10:30 AM service will continue to be offered on Facebook Live and, for those who might wish to participate outdoors, be 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 video service for later viewing.
Weekly bulletin, Scripture references, and Worship videos

In-Person Service

Please join us each Sunday morning at 10:30 AM in our Sanctuary for morning worship.
October Covid Precautions – click here

Updated 09/29/2022
The consistory met again in September to discuss the current trend of Covid infections and how that will affect how we conduct our services and fellowship for October. With the continued decrease in cases, and with feedback from the congregational meeting, the consistory has decided on the following:

  • Masks will remain optional but encouraged for those who are more vulnerable
  • We will be singing all 3 of our normal hymns, although with limited verses
  • We will continue to pass around the mic for joys and concerns, and the offering plates
  • We will continue passing the peace and the parting song as we have been currently doing them
  • We will continue having communion with the disposable kits
  • Choir will be restarting in a limited fashion to begin with
  • We will now be doing meals again with volunteers as we have done in the past after service.
  • The first Sunday of the month will be a potluck for the meal, starting November 6th.
  • Sunday School will continue as normal

Streamed Service

Please join us each Sunday morning at 10:30 AM on our Facebook Page for our on–line worship service. You do not need a Facebook account to view either the live stream or a later play–back of the service.

Click on the enlarge button in the lower right–hand corner of the video for a larger view plus access to the comments window. Joys and Concerns may be submitted in the comments window during the 10:30 AM service.

2022 Worship Materials and Videos

October, 2022

October 9, 2022


Scripture:
Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
Luke 17:11-19


⤵️ Download Bulletin

▶️ Service Video

October 16, 2022
Congregational Meeting

Scripture:
Genesis 32:22-31
Luke 18:1-8


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▶️ Service Video

October 23, 2022


Scripture:
Joel 2:23-32
Luke 18:9-14


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▶️ Service Video

October 30, 2022


Scripture:
Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
Luke 19:1-10


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▶️ Service Video

June, 2022

A Celebration of The Life of Rev. James G. Deitz

1928 – 2022

June 19, 2022, 2:30 PM, Beaver United Church of Christ

Rev. James G. Deitz passed away peacefully at his Ohio home on May 11, 2022. He was 93. Jim, as he was known, was a United Church of Christ (“UCC”) minister for more than 60 years. He was ordained in 1955 to the Christian ministry in the Evangelical and Reformed (“E and R”) Church, which became the UCC in 1957. He grew up in Philadelphia and St. Louis, graduating from Haverford College and Eden Seminary and earning his Masters in Sacred Theology from Yale Divinity School.

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Jim began his ministry as a part-time student minister while still in seminary, moving then to Ohio and serving five full-time pastorates there: Beaver UCC in Beavercreek, St. John UCC in Strasburg, Trinity UCC in Miamisburg, North Congregational UCC in Columbus, and Community Congregational UCC in Amherst. Jim then served part-time as Associate Minister for Pastoral Care at Avon Lake UCC, with interim pastorates at UCCs in Berlin Heights, Parma, and Oberlin, as well as Ely Presbyterian in Minnesota, finally retiring in his eighties. Rev. Deitz embodied his ministry, bringing a gentle and abiding faith to his everyday life.

Jim had a gift for friendship, making and keeping dear friends all his life. He served at various times on the Board of Directors for the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, Heidelberg College, and Family Promise of Lorain County; as Moderator for the Ohio Conference; Delegate to General Synod; Chairperson of the Ohio Pastors’ Convocation; and President of the Academy of Parish Clergy, finding these opportunities rewarding, and getting a chance to nurture cherished friendships as well. As recently as five years ago, Jim and his wife, Elizabeth, could still be found sleeping over on couches at the church, helping to make it possible for homeless families to get back on their feet.

Jim was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who delighted in family life. He was an avid photographer, canoeist, hiker, pianist, singer, and scholar, who could always be found with a book in hand. He was inspired by several international sabbaticals, notable among them his pastors’ study exchange in Germany in 1969; his summer exchange pastorate at the United Reformed Church in Folkestone, England; and his time with some of his oldest family friends in Quito, Ecuador. His heart was always in Ely, Minnesota, where he and Elizabeth bought a cabin on Burntside Lake early in their marriage, and where he returned nearly every summer for the rest of his life.

He is survived by his wife of seventy years, Elizabeth (“Lou”); three children, Dorothy, Daniel (Linda), and Ruth (Robert); and eleven grandchildren, Bibi, Alec, Sarah, Julia, Buddy, Anna, Gabriel, Rebecca, Isaac, Theodore, and Abraham. He is preceded in death by one beloved son, Charles; his sister, Barbara; and his parents, Purd and Thisbe.

A memorial service will be held in Rev. Deitz’s honor at Beaver UCC on June 19th, 2022, at 3 pm. Faure’s Requiem, which Jim requested, will be played at 2:30 pm. Those attending in-person must wear a mask, and social distancing is encouraged. The service will also be accessible via Facebook Live, at https://www.facebook.com/beaverucc, and will remain on the site for those who wish to access it later (go to the above link and click on “More,” and then “Videos” from the drop-down menu, making sure the volume is turned up on the video itself). Please leave a comment for the family if you are able.

Memorial contributions may be made to the UCC Global Ministries at www.globalministries.org/donate, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Those who wish to send a note to Jim’s family may do so at P.O. Box 213, Dayton, OH 45409.


2021 Worship Materials and Videos

December, 2021

December 22, 2021
Service of Remembrance
7:00 PM


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▶️ Service Video


December 24, 2021
Christmas Eve Service
7:00 PM



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▶️ Service Video

December 5, 2021
Communion
Second Sunday of Advent

Scripture:
Malachi 3:1-4
Luke 3:1-6


⤵️ Download Bulletin

▶️ Worship Video

December 12, 2021
Third Sunday of Advent



Scripture:
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Luke 3:7-18


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▶️ Worship Video

December 19, 2021
Fourth Sunday of Advent


Scripture:
Micah 5:2-5
Luke 1:39-55


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▶️ Worship Video

December 26, 2021
First Sunday After Christmas


Scripture:
Psalm 148
Luke 2:41-52


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▶️ Worship Video

April, 2021

April 4, 2021 - Easter
Communion

Scripture:
Acts 10:34-43
John 20:1-18


Bulletin Download:
Combined Easter Service


Easter Video Service

April 11, 2021
No Drive-In Service today.
Scripture:
Acts 4:32-35
John 20:19-31


Bulletin Download:
Facebook Live Service


Facebook Live Video Service

February, 2021

February 7, 2021
Communion

Scripture:
Isaiah 40: 21-31
Mark 1:29-39


Bulletin Downloads:
Drive-In Service Cancelled
Facebook Service Bulletin

Facebook Live Worship Service

February 14 2021

Scripture:
2 Kings 2:1-12
Mark 9:2-9


Bulletin Downloads:
Drive-In Service Cancelled
Facebook Service Bulletin

Facebook Live Worship Service

February 28, 2021

Scripture:
Psalm 22:23-31
Romans 4:13-25


Bulletin Downloads:
Drive-In Service Cancelled
Facebook Service Bulletin

Facebook Live Worship Service


2020 Worship Materials and Videos

August, 2020