God's Hands - our mission work in the community and world

Here at Bear Creek UMC we are always looking for new ways to reach out and share God's love with our neighbors and beyond. Our goal is to be the hands and feet of the God we have come to know in Jesus Christ. Here at Bear Creek we always have something going on where we are reaching out in mercy, love, and justice. Whether it's collecting non-perishable food items and diapers for the area food pantries, reaching out to families from Afghanistan who have recently immigrated to the US, or doing ministry abroad, we are hard at it doing the work of Christ in the world. If you would like to get involved in this ministry or have questions please contact our God's Hands chair: Karen Smith.    

What we're doing right now

  • LWUMC Safe Parking Program Meal Prep

    We will provide a potluck dinner and share a meal with the guests at the Safe Parking Program at Lake Washington UMC. We are needing two or three people to sign up to bring a dish to the potluck on the sign up sheet in the  church lobby. If you can't make it to the meal, you can bring a dish to church and we will take it over that evening. The dinner will take place at Lake Washington UMC at 7525 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98033. We hope you can join us!

    Any questions or if you are interested in providing a meal in the future, please contact Betsy McClelland via our contact form.


    Next Safe Parking Meals: Sun, May 5, and Sun, Jun 9

  • Mothers Day Spa Baskets for Moms at Friends of Youth

    There are four ways to help! 

    1. Pray for the recipients of these baskets and their families. 
    2. Take a basket and fill it with items a mother would enjoy receiving --- specific requests are "home spa items."*
    3. You didn't take a basket, but you have items from home that would be a nice addition to a basket. Bring them in by May 5th and they'll be placed in a basket! 
    4. You don't have time to fill a basket and don't have items at home, but you would like to help. Monetary donations will be gladly accepted online or by check.


    Here are some ideas for gifts:

    Spa face masks (sheet)*

    Sugar scrubs*

    Lotions*

    Manicure kits*

    Nail Polish

    Soaps

    Satin scarf/bonnet/pillowcase (to protect hair)

    Books

    Journal

    Scarf

    Fun socks

    Sweet treats

    Coffee/tea


    ** NO CANDLES PLEASE** 


    Please bring your filled basket or items to church by Sunday May 5, and thank you for helping the young mothers housed by Friends of Youth.

  • pride month activities

    BCUMC will be participating in local Pride Month activities! Join us! Sign ups are in the Lobby or contact the church office. 


    June 1: march in the Snohomish Pride Parade

    June 30: booth at Seattle PrideFest

    Sponsorship of Woodinville Pride (6/8)

    Sponsorship of Redmond Pride (8/31)

We believe that God uses us right here where we are to be God's hands and feet to our neighbors. 

God's Hands

Take a peek at some of what we've done this year for our neighbors near and far. 

  • Asylee Support

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  • Safe Parking

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  • Thanksgiving Blessing Bags


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  • Picking Pumpkins (and Corn) for FoodBank Farm

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  • Help Syria and Turkey recover from earthquake

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  • Plant a Seed for FoodBank Farm

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  • Pride Month Celebrations

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  • Mother's Day Baskets for Single Moms

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  • $1140 raised for a student scholarship to send a student to her dream school!

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  • Souper Bowl of Caring Food Drive

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  • Ministry to Immigrant Families from Afghanistan

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  • CROP WALK FOR WORLD HUNGER

    Crop Walk for World Hunger

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  • Bear Creek Children Fund New Kitchen in Kenyan Orphanage!

    Have you ever heard of the term "siloing"?   This is the human tendency to hang with the same group.  The same group that looks just like we do; that holds the exact values we do; that lives on the same income level as we do; that has the same colored skin that we do; that speaks the same language as we do: etc.   At Bear Creek we want to challenge that concept by creating encounters with folks who are different than we are.  That may mean that we sign up to help teach English as a Second Language to recent immigrants from Afghanistan.  That might mean be going on a mission trip to Honduras.  That migh mean joining in a frank dialogue with African American's in the area about the reality of racism in our own beloved town and community. That may be volunteering at a welcoming booth in the Pride Parade in downtown Seattle. That may mean serving a meal for Camp Unity Eastside and sitting across the table with a 53 year old artist whose been homeless for 15 years. Why do we do this?  So that we can learn that Christ is not only in us, but in that neighbor we often drive right by. 

  • Mission Trips

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