Welcome to Beaver Ridge UMC!

People describe our church as “a church with a heart in the heart of Karns.” The heart of our church is its devotion to focusing on the love of Christ. We are a caring church family that gathers together in worship, grows as disciples, and goes into the world to share that experience. You can find out about all the amazing opportunities at BRUMC on this website. If we can answer any questions or help you in any way, please feel free to contact our church office. All of our contact information is on the right of the screen. We hope you’ll stop by to see us soon!

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Blessing of the Animals!

On Sunday, October 5th, at 5 p.m. we will gather in the courtyard for a service of worship in the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi.  This informal service is a unique opportunity to bring our furry loved ones into God’s care and protection as we offer a blessing over them and for our care of them during the coming year.  So why do we bless the animals?
St. Francis of Assisi lived in Italy in the 12th century. Having grown up in a wealthy family, he renounced his wealth and worldly possessions and lived very simply as a priest.  When Francis spoke, everyone listened including the animals. He spent time in nature with the animals and told them that Jesus loved them too. Francis also began the tradition of the Christmas creche.  He built a small outdoor stable and put people in the stable to portray Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, the angels. Then he added the animals – cow, donkey, sheep, etc. When asked about this,  Francis said, “Surely the animals praised the new Messiah just as the shepherds and angels did.”And so on this Sunday nearest to the Feast of Saint Francis, we gather with our animals – our pets, farm animals, and all God’s creatures – to give thanks for what they do for us and for what they mean to us.
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Youth “Rent a Spot” Sale Coming Soon!

While you’re getting ready to cozy up for the colder months, get rid of all that junk you have lying around! Karn’s best mega yard sale will be October 18th from 8-3. You can have your own spot in the sale for $10, or donate your items to the youth section of the sale. Contact Lisa at lhoward@beaverridgeumc.com to reserve a spot, or show up and we’ll find you a place!

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Church Council Retreat Will Be October 19!

Leaders of the church, we’re calling on you! Instead of our usual meeting on the 2nd Monday of every month, in October we’ll be having a special retreat where we can look at long range goals and focus for the church. All church members are welcome from 1-4 on October 19. Plan to have lunch with the youth beforehand at their fundraiser, and you won’t even have to go home before our gathering!

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Fall Festival is coming soon!

Another fantastic Fall Festival is fast approaching! It will be on October 26 from 4-6. Please bring in candy and set it outside the office! Get a trunk ready so you can hand out candy to all our guests! Ask Kristin how you can be of help with games and such! Let’s make this the best Fall Festival ever!

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