BEAVER DAM

Baptist Church

1794 RICHMOND RD.

TROY, VA  22974

434.295.0277

ABOUT
BEAVER DAM CHURCH

NEW HERE?  WELCOME!

Attending a church for the first time can be intimidating.  “Will they accept

me?… I know very little about the Bible… I think God exists, but I have my

doubts”.  We get all that!  So, here are a few thoughts that might help break the ice.

 

At Beaver Dam, we are all on a journey.   As we travel this road called life most of us struggle with this internal feeling knowing that, “I have potential to be more!”   With that idea in focus, we strive to create a come-as-you-are culture:  a place where people are authentic and accepting.  We welcome each individual wherever they may find themselves on their journey.

 

Being real about ourselves, our lives, and even our "junk" (let's face it, we've all got it!) is where it starts.  Not only do we strive for acceptance but we also desire Beaver Dam to be a place of growth for each person.  We are striving to become the people God has created us to be.    Wherever "here" is for you in your journey, we hope to walk along side of you to get "there" and beyond!

 

So here's where all this is going: God is for you.  In our world of job reviews, Monday morning quarterbacking, tv vote-to-win competitions, and talking heads, it's hard to believe that someone loves you simply because you're you.  But we find that until we grasp that God is for us (He is good, loves us, wants only the best for us…), we will be very prone to running and hiding,  never feeling like we measure up.

 

We get that in a world filled with evil, suffering, pain and abandonment it is hard to embrace a good God who is in control of life.  Doubt is ok, and even welcome as an inevitable part of the journey with God.  Alfred Lord Tennyson said it well, “There lives more faith in honest doubt than in half the creeds.”    

 

So should you decide to give us a shot - a warm welcome awaits you!  You most likely won't find a "perfect" church - and definitely no perfect people - but hopefully you'll find a place to grow.

FOR PARENTS

Our children's classes & nursery ministry have been suspended due to COVID-19.  However, we encourage you to bring your children of all ages with you to church.  We will provide a few Bible activities to engage preschool & elementary-aged children during the service.   Children are asked to sit with their families during the  worship service.

Our children's classes & nursery ministry have been suspended due to COVID-19.  However, we encourage you to bring your children of all ages with you to church.  We will provide a few Bible activities to engage preschool & elementary-aged children during the service.   Children are asked to sit with their families during the  worship service.

SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOLS

During our In-House Worship Service, every other pew will be marked off, and family groups will be asked to space themselves at least six feet apart.  Everyone is requested to wear a mask while in the building.  We can provide you with a mask, if necessary.  Hand sanitizer will be available.  We also ask that restroom occupancy be limited to one person or family at a time.  

FAQs

Service Times & Location

Currently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering the following options for worship services:

 

  8:30 a.m.            DRIVE-IN WORSHIP  

10:00 a.m.           IN-HOUSE WORSHIP

                                   with Live Streaming & FM radio 

 

Check back with us as the pandemic continues.  Our services and hours may change as we adapt to local requirements and conditions.

What should I wear?

Masks are required for in-house worship services.

Otherwise, come as you are.  Be who you are.

Shorts & flip-flops.  Business casual. 

Jackets & ties.   Jeans & t-shirts. 

You'll see it all.

How long are services?

Drive-In Worship services last about 45 to 50 minutes.  

In general, our regular  worship services prior to COVID-19 lasted about an hour.

What do you do?

A typical service will have some singing and music.  We will be using songsheets or words projected onto a screen.  We make some  announcements, sometimes have special music, take up an offering (for those already a part of the Beaver Dam family), relevant teaching from the Bible focused on Jesus' life and how to live life to the fullest.  At times there will also be random video clips and other media.

Where do I go?

For Drive-In Worship, please enter the parking lot on the West side of the building.   volunteer will visit your vehicle to greet you and provide you with instructions for tuning your radio to the appropriate FM radio station.

For In-House Worship,  a Greeter will meet you at the West entrance marked "Office" and direct you to the Sanctuary.  Please exit the Sanctuary through the rear doors onto the patio.

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. "

Jeremiah 29:11

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