Groups for Adults

At Bear Creek UMC, we make small groups a priority and offer a variety of different types: support, Bible study, and prayer, are among them. Jesus operated much of His ministry out of a small group relationship with His disciples. They shared their lives together, celebrating success as well as lamenting tragedies. In the same way, we desire to pattern our small groups as we look up (worship), look in (discipleship), and look out (service).

Women at the Well

We are gathering weekly.... in friendship, fellowship, and faith.


Please join us each Tuesday in our Bear Creek sanctuary for an informal circle-time from 10-11am.


Our hopes for this group is to be able to share some light topics, back it up with scripture, add some humor, share in conversation, and support one another as we grow together and grow in God’s spirit as women of faith. By keeping our time to just one hour each week, our hope is that you find this hour to be a great "jump start" to your Tuesday…. And then be on your way to other tasks that await your day.


Please join us. In Joy, Connie Gagnon and Sonya Garrett

Book Club

Each month, we gather to share a meal and discuss a book (chosen the previous month). Second Thursdays at 6pm. Contact Connie Gagnon for more information and meeting location

Sunday Stretch

This is an opportunity for anyone in the church to stick around after worship to go deeper into the topic(s) of the season. 


Tools for Reconnecting with an Unhurried God.

Feb 18: Using Art to Connect with the Divine

Mar 3: Experience of Connecting

Mar 17: Connecting to the Divine on the Journey to the Cross

Pastor's Book Study

Lenten study of this book will be held 3/11, 4/8, and 4/22 at 7pm in Community Room 1.


For information or to sign up, reach out to Pastor Brook


Lenten series is on Tish Harrison Warren's book, Prayer in the Night: For Those Who Work or Watch or Weep


ECPA Christian Book of the Year
Christianity Today Book of the Year
Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award Finalist
IVP Readers' Choice Award

How can we trust God in the dark?

Framed around a nighttime prayer of Compline, Tish Harrison Warren, author of Liturgy of the Ordinary, explores themes of human vulnerability, suffering, and God's seeming absence. When she navigated a time of doubt and loss, the prayer was grounding for her. She writes that practices of prayer "gave words to my anxiety and grief and allowed me to reencounter the doctrines of the church not as tidy little antidotes for pain, but as a light in darkness, as good news."

Where do we find comfort when we lie awake worrying or weeping in the night? This book offers a prayerful and frank approach to the difficulties in our ordinary lives at work, at home, and in a world filled with uncertainty.

Interested in Joining a Small Group?

If you would like to explore being part of a small group, please contact the church office at office@bcumc.com and we will help you connect.