February 22, 7:00 pm – Financial Audit of the church books. All members of ministry & finance committee, treasurer, deacons, and pastor need to attend.
Local Outreach - The deacons plan on sending $300 from local outreach toward various expenses for Grace Fratz who was born with a heart defect and has had two surgeries and will be facing another surgery in the future. In addition to these funds, a love offering will be taken up today and will then be sent to Grace's parents.
An Outreach Committee is being formed to plan an Ice Cream Social (August) in an Accident park to reach more people. Please contact Joyce or Kevin if you can help out.
Love Feast service will be held on Palm Sunday, March 25, 6:00 pm.
Easter Sunrise Service will be Sunday, April 1, at 7:00 am. We will then enjoy breakfast together in the fellowship hall before our regular times of Sunday School (9:30) and Worship Service (10:30).
CHURCH BUILDING FUND
March 2017 marked the completion of our church sound booth, implementation of wireless microphone systems, assisted listening devices, and the sound system in the youth/children's church class upstairs.
The church addition was completed this past summer and we are thrilled to be able to use the new facility. Additional tables have been purchased for use in the new addition. In addition, a new sound room is in process to allow for continual wiring for audio/video. The adult Sunday School classroom just had new flooring installed.
Background on the church addition: May 2011 church council voted to begin fundraising to add handicapped restroom facilities and to expand our fellowship hall. Based on a cost estimate, it was decided to set a building fund goal of $250,000 within a three year period. Of the $250,000 goal, the building fund receipts as of the end of October 2015 was $183,000.
Note: In August 2014 the church voted to begin construction on the handicapped restrooms as phase 1 of the building project. The restrooms have been completed off the church foyer where the kitchen was previously located.
On May 3, 2015 the church voted on Phase 2 of the building project to expand the church social hall and add a new kitchen. The motion passed unanimously and construction by Daystar is underway. Stop by to see the new addition so far - the walls are up, the roof is on, and progress is being made daily.
We thank all of those who have given donations and supported us by purchasing items during our various fund raisers, and we ask for your continued support.
Any one desiring to make contributions to the church building fund, may send their tax exempt donation to:
Bear Creek Church of the Brethren
P.O. Box 447
Accident, MD 21520
For donations "In Honor Of" or "In Memory Of", please include acknowledgement information with the contribution.