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

  • Hygiene Kits for UMCOR

    Our BCUMC God's Hands group is partnering with UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) to create hygiene kits for vulnerable communities across the globe.  We want your help!  Can you donate items for kits?  There are specific items that are needed, see below.  Then you are invited to help us assemble the kits after church on March 10th - many hands make light work!!


    This week we're focused on the following donations:

    • Hand towels (15x25 to 17x27in, no kitchen/cleaning/microfiber ones)

    • Wash cloths (no kitchen/cleaning/microfiber ones)

    • Combs (at least 4-7in of teeth)


    Donate in the lobby, the bin lists all items needed.  We want all donations in by March 3rd so we know what we need to purchase ahead of the assembly date, thanks!  Questions?  See Danielle or text 425-785-9887

  • Gathering Kitchen Items for Riverton Park UMC Free Thrift Store

    Do you have new or gently used kitchen items sitting around your house? We are collecting the following needed items for the Riverton Park Free Thrift Store, which provides free household goods for immigrants and others living below the poverty line. Please drop off donations in the church lobby no later than Sunday, March 10. Desperately needed items:


    • Pots and pans in good condition
    • Dishes - plates, bowls, etc. 
    • Kitchen utensils - spatulas, tongs, large spoons, etc. 
    • Large mixing bowls
    • Eating utensils - forks, spoons, table knives
    • Drinking glasses and mugs
    • Casserole dishes
  • Lent & Easter Special Offerings to UMCOR Disaster Relief

    During Lent and Easter, we will be taking special offerings to support UMCOR's Disaster Relief efforts wherever it is needed most. UMCOR stands for United Methodist Committee on Relief, and responds to natural and human-made disasters locally and around the world.

  • Safe Parking Meal prep and service

    Sunday, March 10, 7pm


    Need 2-3 more people to join us to make and/or serve food. Contact Betsy McClelland for more info or to sign up for another night. 

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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