Bellaire Community United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Growing in Jesus


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Advent and Christmas
Christmas is about love, renewal, and waiting.  Come join us as we anticipate the arrival of Christmas and Jesus, and prepare our hearts to receive him.
New Year's Eve - 10:30 AM, December 31, 2017
Christmas Eve Candlelight Services - 5:00 PM and 7:30 PM, December 24, 2017
"May It Be As You Say" - Christmas Eve, 4th Sunday of Advent, 10:30 AM, December 24, 2017

"Our Role in Jesus' Return" - 3rd Sunday of Advent, December 17, 2017

The Fruit of the Spirit


We could all use more love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

These Fruit of the Holy Spirit are ours for the asking.  Learn how to grow healthy fruit in your life.


“Self-Control” - November 26, 2017


"The Faithful Servant" - November 19, 2017 (guest preacher, Jeremy Wicks from Mosaic UMC)

“Peace and Patience" - November 12, 2017 (Honoring of our Veterans)

“Love Me Some Fruit (Love and Joy)" - November 5, 2017 (All Saints Sunday)


Stewardship - The Joy of Giving
Why do we give?  What does God do when a person is joyful and generous.  Money can be a touchy subject, which is why God has clear directions for us in his Word.
Hard Questions
We don't have all the answers, but we know God does.  This series will focus on how we approach some of the most difficult questions in the Christian faith.

"What Are Heaven and Hell?" - October 1, 2017 (Winter Worship begins, one service at 10:30)
"Why Does God Get Angry?" - September 24, 2017  (Last 8:30 service until May 6th, 2018)

"Why Read the Bible?" (Rally Day) - September 10, 2017.  All 3rd Graders receive free Bibles!
Jesus told parables (stories) to illustrate truths about the kingdom of God.  Together we will examine some of the most famous parables and rediscover those truths for ourselves.
Summer Guest Preachers:

August 6, 2017 - Pastor Tom Ash, Chris Ash Band leading worship (both services)
July 30, 2017 - Pastor Carl Greene
July 23, 2017 - Pastor Tom Ash
I Need a Miracle


Jesus’ ministry was marked by amazing miracles.  There are times when we need miracles, too.


Pentecost Sunday - A Service of Scripture and Song - June 4, 2017

All in the Family
There are a lot of great examples in the Bible for all the member's of God's family.  Whom do you resemble?
Series of Psalms
The Psalms are known as the prayer book of the Bible.  In them, we find the words we can use to talk to God about our joy, hope, sorrow, and fear.  As we journey through Lent to Easter, we will see how Jesus' used these same prayers in his life as well.
"A Song of Salvation" - April 16, 2017 - Easter Sunday (Worship at 8:30 and 10:30 AM) 
"There's Homework?" - March 19, 2017 (Guest Speaker: Dave Ciganick)

Ash Wednesday - Service of confession and pardon, 7:00 PM - March 1, 2017
Whom Shall I Fear?
Life is uncertain.  All of us must deal with fear and anxiety.  This series is about trusting God in any circumstance, and understanding how the fear of the Lord is only fear that we need.  God's got your back.
"The Power of Dreaming" (Rev. Devon Herrell, Ferris Wesley House Director) - February 5, 2017
Jesus said that?!
Jesus had some real zingers in the Bible, but his difficult words tell us about real discipleship.  His words may be hard, but if we follow them, they give us life.
"Are You Thirsty?" (Debbie Highway, Lay Speaker) - January 29, 2017

Advent, Christmas and Epiphany
They say it's the most wonderful time of the year.  Christmas is about love, renewal, and waiting.  Come join us as we anticipate the arrival of Christmas and Jesus.
New Year's Day - "The Heavenly Reveal" (Nancy LeValley, district lay speaker) - January 1, 2017

Naked Spirituality
If you consider yourself "spiritual, but not religious," this series is for you.  Based on the book by Brian McLaren, we will look at ways to make the Christian faith simple again.
Stewardship - Together We Do More
The world places a lot of demands on our time, talents, and treasure.  In this series we will discuss why and how we give, and the role of the church in encouraging generosity in all people.
"Freewill Giving"  - October 2, 2016 (World Communion Sunday)

"Time Management - Making It Count" - September 25, 2016 (Pastor Carl Greene)
"Being of One Mind" - September 18, 2016
Rally Day - All 3rd Graders receive a Bible in church.
Love To Pray
Spend 40 days with us learning about prayer using Alvin VanderGriend's classic "Love To Pray" book.  Everyone is invited to attend a small group during this church-wide focus.
"Revival in Bellaire" - August 7, 2016 (Ash Praise Band leading worship)

Sharing the Pulpit

The month of June will feature several guests who have graciously offered to preach for BCUMC.  We look forward to hearing different voices and new perspectives on God's Word.
"Progressive Insurance" (Missionary Jan Beaderstadt) - July 3, 2016
"Don't Worry, Be Happy" (Pastor Tom Ash) - June 26, 2016
"Batter Up" (Irene Starr) - June 19, 2016
"Transformation of the Body" - June 12, 2016 (Corey Lecureux)
Let the Children Come
Children are often the unsung heroes of the Bible.  In these messages we will tell their stories and show how the greatest in the kingdom of heaven is truly the least.  Each of us can have a childlike faith.
Bad Dudes (and Bad Babes) of the Bible
Before Darth Vader and the Joker, there were plenty of evil villains in the Bible.  We will examine their lives and learn a few things NOT to do if we want to please the Lord.
"Herodias, Queen of Schemes" - April 10, 2016 (Sarah Hescheles preaching)
24 Hours That Changed the World
During the season of Lent and Easter, we will follow Jesus' footsteps from the Last Supper to the Crucifixion and Resurrection.  Based on a book by Adam Hamilton, we will cover the most significant event in world history and what it means to us today.  For more information, see
Good Friday - Ecumenical Worship at 7:00 PM at St. Luke's Catholic Church - March 25, 2016
Ash Wednesday Worship, 7:00 PM, February 10, 2016
Encountering Christ
How does encountering Jesus change a life? The Bible tells of many people who met Jesus and were transformed.  Join us as we learn their stories and see the lasting impact Jesus can have on our lives, too.