Bear Creek Church of the Brethren
                         P.O Box 447, 1088 Brethren Church Road
Accident, MD  21520

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). 


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  
                Building Fund
                P.O. Box 447               
                Accident, MD 21520

For donations "In Honor Of" or "In Memory Of", please include acknowledgement information with the contribution.


Church cemetery guidelines:
  • The cemetery fund for perpetual care continues.
  • Church trustees shall be the Cemetery Committee.
  • All sites must meet approval of the Trustees.
  • All active resident members and active non-resident members, their spouses, and children under parents care shall have the right to be buried in the cemetery without any fee being charged. 
  • The trustees shall consider any requests for burial of non members and separated members with a fee of $500 per grave being charged. Also, the trustees may consider any waivers to these fees.
  • Family rows be respected.