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 the 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.
Our nursery is currently open to children age 4 and under. A volunteer will be on hand to watch children during the WORSHIP SERVICE at 9 a.m. Children older than 4 are asked to sit with their parents during the worship service.
CHILDREN & YOUTH CLASSES:
A Children's Sunday School class for Kindergarten through 4th grade students currently meets during our 10:15 Bible Study time.
A Youth Bible Study class also meets during the 10:15 time slot. This class is geared toward 5th through 7th graders. A greeter can direct you to the appropiate class.
SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOLS
Worshipers are asked to be mindful of providing each other with enough space to be comfortable and at ease.
Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building for your use.
Service Times & Location
Our current schedule for worship and Bible study is below:
9:00 a.m. WORSHIP
with Live Streaming
10:00 a.m. MEET & GREET
time of fellowship and refreshment
10:15 a.m. BIBLE STUDY for all ages
What should I wear?
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?
In general, our regular worship services last about an hour.
What do you do?
A typical service will have some singing and music. 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?
A Greeter will meet you at the entrance and direct you to the Sanctuary.
"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. "