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Next Step 201: Discovering Church Membership — Sunday, April 13

Sunday, Feb 23— from 5:00-8:00 PM. This is an introductory class on what it means to be a member of Bear Creek Church taught by Pastor Aaron. We will be meeting at the Crossroads College (920 Mayowood Rd SW is off 16th Street SW just east of Trader Joes). You can sign up for this class on the back of the Connection Card or contact Aaron at 507-884-1753 or Supper will be provided! Let us know if you need childcare.

Easter Egg Hunt Outreach at Oak Terrace — Saturday, April 19

We are looking for volunteers to help with the upcoming Easter event on Saturday, April 19th (8AM to 11AM). If you can volunteer at the event, or would like to help us plant this event on Tuesday, April 1st (6pm) at the church office, just let me know

( /507.261.0720). Your families are all invited to join in on the fun!

Annual Easter Breakfast — Sunday, April 20

We will be having our annual Easter Breakfast at 9:30 AM on Sunday, April 20. This is a great way to begin our celebration of the resurrection of Christ. If you are interested in helping set up and/or cooking, please email Aaron at or

call/text him at 884-1753.

Spring Work Day at Oak Terrace — Saturday, April 26

Mark your calendars for this clean up day at Oak Terrace on Saturday, April 26, from 8am to 4pm. There are actually a number of youth from the Twin Cities coming out to help that day, including park residents, and area volunteers. Our goal is to pick up garbage in the park, making it a "Litter-Bit-Better," as well as get started on building a small park, fix on a couple homes,

and more! The scope of our work will depend on the number of volunteers who let us know they are coming. We also need 4-6 more volunteers to help prepare and serve lunch. We may have 100 or more volunteers to serve that day - so your help is really needed! Let Jeff know if you can come help with this event - / 507.261.0720)

Fundraiser for the Kirk Family — Sunday, April 27

The Nederhoff's small group would like to do a bake sale/fundraiser/silent auction for the Kirk Family's adoption project (Judith is still in Columbia!). It has been a very long, costly process for them and we would like to help. The fundraiser will happen on Sunday, April 27th, before and after church. They would like to enlist the help of the whole congregation to provide items to sell (as well as purchase). They are looking for donations such as baked goods, craft-type things, services, gift cards, pre-made baskets, etc. Look for the sign-up sheet at church, over the next few Sundays! Send any questions/thoughts you might have to Karen (507-536-9796 or

National day of Prayer — Thursday, May 1st

Local churches and Christians are invited to join together and pray for our communities and nation at 7:00-8:15pm at Berean

Community Church (3157 Kenosha Drive NW, Rochester).

Camp Victory Work Weekend — Saturday, May 3rd

Located just 20 minutes north of Rochester off of Hwy 63, Camp Victory is a non-denominational Christian camp that reaches hundreds of kids from our area each year with the good news of Jesus. They have a long list of spring projects that they need help with. People will be working from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Lunch will be provided to all volunteers. Learn more and sign up here

Work Day at Pine Haven Camp — May 8-10

We would like to take a van load up to Pine Haven Christian Assembly in Park Rapids, MN for their annual work day to get the camp ready for the summer youth camping programs. Work will include tearing down an old cabin, finishing a log cabin canteen, trimming trees, raking leaves, and anything else they need done. We will leave on Thursday, May 8 at 4:00 PM and return on Saturday, May 10 by 10:00 PM. Meals will be covered once we get up to camp. You will need to cover supper on Thursday & Saturday evenings as we travel. Contact Jeff or Aaron if you are interested in heading up north!