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  • Blessing the pets, October 4, 2014

      On a crisp, bright, and beautiful October morning, dozens of pets and people came to Bering’s lovely courtyard to be blessed by Stephanie Snyder, Director of Children’s and Young Adults’ Ministries. Young and old brought their precious pets for a special blessing and a treat from Stephanie. There were puppies, a chinchilla, Pomeranians, a beagle, […]

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  • Open Gate needs you as a volunteer!

    Bering’s Open Gate Homeless Ministry Our History Open Gate was born March 4, 2007: “We understand what it means to be outside a locked gate, don’t we? So, who is outside the gate in our neighborhood?” The program that resulted focuses on 18-30-year-old homeless young adults of any sexual orientation or gender identity, but with […]

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  • UMC Global AIDS Fund meeting

    Pastors Ernie Turney and Larry Leutwyler, along with church members Roy, Paul, and Ivan, participated the United Methodist Church Global AIDS Fund meeting Sept. 11 – 14, 2014. The UMC Global AIDS Fund is sponsored by the the General Board of Church and Society and partners with the United Nations under the Children’s Fund.  Many […]

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  • Disciple Fast Track Bible Study

    Disciple Fast Track Bible Study We have been invited to participate in the Beta test of Disciple Fast Track, a shorter, modified version of the Disciple Bible Study series we all know and love. The class meets on Wednesday evenings at 6pm in the Children’s classroom (200D).  Enrollment is open through Oct. 8, 2014. If you are interested or have questions, […]

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  • Banner Restoration Project

    A great and quiet beauty greets all who enter Bering’s sanctuary.  Part of that beauty, the banners, has been under restoration during the past few months.  Sari Frey and Ann Turney bring their sewing machines to the church basement twice a week and assiduously work on restoring these 40 year-old, faded, and crumbling jewels. Ann […]

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  • Rev. Andy Noel installed as Superintendent of Central South District

      Rev. Andy Noel is installed as the Superintendent of the Central South District Amid the pomp and pageantry of a Bering Memorial United Methodist Church service, Rev. Andy Noel was installed as Superintendent of Central South District at 3:00 pm, August 3, 2014. The beautiful covenant service felt like a homecoming to the members of […]

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  • Amazon shoppers, choose a designated charity to support!

    Amazon shoppers, SMILE while you shop! Go to to select a charity to benefit from your purchases on These are charities on AmazonSmile that our congregation has supported: Bering Memorial United Methodist Church Bering Omega Community Services Reconciling Ministries Network Emergency Aid Coalition SEARCH, Service of the Emergency Aid Resource Center for the Homeless […]

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  • Oh, what a night! Dreaming of Home!

    Oh, what a night we had! Guests at Open Gate’s cabaret fundraiser, Dreaming of Home, went home with a song their hearts on July 28, 2014! Jim Carter, Eileen Buerkert, Roger Woest, Les Wood, Abby Seible, and Alicia Chew wowed the sold out crowd with beautiful and heartfelt performances.  This evening was a gift of […]

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  • A straight son talks about being raised by two moms

      Zach Wahls was raised in Iowa by two moms.  Listen as he tells his story to the Iowa Legislature in 2009. Now, five years later, you can find him on Facebook.  

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  • EAC backpacks for the new school year

    1,400 kids are ready for the school year! In June, Jean West Evans shared the Emergency Aid Coalition’s need for our help in supplying backpacks, uniforms, and school supplies for 1500 children.  Our congregation donated $1418 – enough for 1,400 kids! These children will return to school this year with uniforms, supplies, and backpacks – […]

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