Bellaire Community United Methodist Church
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Growing in Jesus

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401 N. Bridge St.
Bellaire, MI  49615


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Tell Me The Stories
Jesus was an amazing teacher.  But he never lectured; he told stories with images everyone could relate to.  These parables tell us the truth about God’s kingdom and invite us to take part in it.  Come join us as we hear some of the greatest stories ever told.

Feb. 24th, 2018 - “What Is This, A Petting Zoo?” (Matt. 25)

Feb. 17th, 2018 - “Merciful Me” (Matt. 18) 

Feb. 10th, 2018 - “No Hidden Fees” (Luke 14)

Feb. 3rd, 2018 - “It’s A Party!” (Luke 14) 

Jan. 27th, 2018 - “A New Community in Christ” (Romans 15) Guest speaker: Jim Willford


Prepare the Way - Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany
Ever since 2000 years ago when Jesus came to this earth, his people have eagerly anticipated his return.  As we again celebrate the high holiday of Christmas, we learn that Jesus' mission for us continues, no matter what season it is.  (Preaching series courtesy of
"Search" - 1st Sunday after Christmas, December 30, 2018

"Security, Peace, and Fear"
Anxiety is a big problem in our world today.  What does the Bible say about security, peace and fear? How can we confront the attitudes that keep us from experiencing the joy and peace Jesus has for us?  Come and find out.

"Workers for the Harvest" - October 14, 2018 - Jerry Bernard, Crossroads Farm NW MI Youth Ministry
The Gratitude Campaign
We have an inherent need to thank God.  Whether or not we do is another question.  Learn what the Bible says about gratitude and giving thanks for what God does in our lives and in our church.
"The Demand of Our Barns" - October 7, 2018 - Gratitude Sunday Celebration and Communion
"A Little Goes a Long Way" - September 30, 2018
"Life is a Highway - Read the Map"
Christianity is all about the journey, not just the final destination.  Fortunately, God gives us great directions in his Word.  Join us as we journey through the Bible and find our way on the road of life.

Sermons from the Mound
Summertime means baseball, and Jesus pitches a great message from the Mountain. Follow us as we reexamine the famous "Sermon on the Mount" in Matthew 5-7 and learn how to succeed in the Game of Life.  

"How 'Bout Them Apples?" (Matt. 7:15-23) - July 29, 2018 (Pastor Tom Ash)

"Judge for Yourself" (Matt. 7:1-6) - July 22, 2018 (Pastor Tom Ash)

Minor Prophets, Major Implications
Most of us probably gloss over the books of the Minor Prophets - Hosea through Malachi - if we read them at all.  However, they each offer us insight to God's plan for our lives.  In this series we will examine each short book, asking how it applies to us as followers of Jesus Christ in the modern world.
"Walk the Talk" (Micah) - June 24, 2018 (Pastor Carl Greene)
"Save the Best for Last" (Malachi) - June 3, 2018 (Pastor Tom Ash)
(Summer schedule begins, 8:30AM Hymn Service and 10:30AM Praise Service)
"Love Leads the Way" - Holy Week 2018
Easter is almost here.  Can you feel it?

Resurrection Sunday - April 1, 2018 - Easter Sunday (Worship at 8:30 & 10:30 AM) 
Good Friday - March 30, 2018, 7:00 PM (Community Service at BCUMC)
"Rehab" - Lent 2018
The annual observance of the Lenten discipline among Christians is a time to seek restoration for our lives. It is a time to reflect, take stock of our spiritual condition, and realign our lives. There is much to mine from considering our Lenten journey this year within the frame of rehab, much to explore, much to learn.  (Resource:

The Way of Jesus


Just as the first disciples were fascinated by Jesus, we, too, are intrigued by the life and words of the Son of God.  Join us for a journey through the gospels as we learn how following the Way of Jesus leads us to a better destination in life. 

“Amazing and Blazing” - February 11, 2018 (Debbie Highway)
“Even Demons Obey Him” - January 21, 2018 (Brian Highway)
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.

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 20th, 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