Please send all announcements to be included in the Sunday bulletin to David Howell by Thursday evening at


Due to the rise in cases of Covid 19, we would like everyone to remain safe on the Island, so current plans for Cookie Carnival have been modified with safety measures in place, while still trying to bring a little happiness to the Island with our Cookie Carnival tradition.

Cookie Carnival will go on, but it will be by pre-order only.

Orders can be picked up on the day of the sale, December 12, from 11-2 at the Gregg Center.

If paying by check, please make it out to “BICC.”

Order/price sheets will be located in the entryway (double doors) of the Christian Church on a table and also can be printed here: Order Form / Price List for Cookie Carnival

Fill out the order with your name and phone # and take it to Kathy Speck at 26240 Pine St. (beige house across from the Church parking lot). There will be a drop box on Kathy’s back deck for the order sheets. Orders can also be placed by calling Kathy at 448-2393.

**Please indicate on your order form if you have a nut allergy.**

All orders must be placed by end-of-day December 7th. Many of the cookies and items donated to the sale are in limited supply, so place your order early to be sure your order is filled. First come, first serve.

We are very excited to still be able to fill the homes in the community with
all sorts of delicious treats for the Christmas season.

The best part is “We get to make cookies and you get to eat them.”

Dust off your cookie recipes and let’s make this happen!!!


The Beaver Island Christian Church Annual Meeting was called to order by Moderator Judi Meister at 11:20 am on August 25, 2019.

Opening prayer given by Satch Wierenga.

Minutes of the August 28, 2018 Annual Meeting were read by Jean Wierenga. Motion by Mary Ellen Dawson and seconded by Kathy Speck to approve the minutes as written. Motion carried.

Election of Board Members: The Board approved slate of nominees; they are David Howell, Kim Mitchell, Greg Lawson and Jean Wierenga. Vote for 2.

Ballot counters were Tim Pickard and Bev Vicstein.  Absentee ballots counted by Kathy Speck and Satch Wierenga.

Moderator’s Report:

Judi highlighted many of the events of the past year. This was the 56th year for the Beaver Island Christian Church to be an active participant in the community. This was another successful year for all the visiting Pastors who continue to come. Pastor Dan Johnson has been very helpful in securing visiting Pastors.

Every Tuesday evening the visiting Pastor has a Bible study if he is able to remain on Island a few days. Sue Oole has a women’s Bible study each week. Other events include the Christmas Cantata, and men’s coffee every Tuesday morning at Dahlwinnies.

The Food Pantry, which is funded by donations, fills an important need in the community with 9 to 15 people coming to the pantry. The Benevolent Fund is supported by the congregation with offering taken twice a year. This year the board approved adding the Missions fund with the Benevolent fund. Bible School is hosted by Beaver Island Christian Church and is supported by all the churches on the Island. There were 40 children this year and 20 helpers.

120 padded chairs were donated to be used in the Gregg Fellowship Hall, and first use
was for the Thanksgiving dinner in 2018.

A big thank you to Alan Vicstein for taking care of bingo which is in its 6th year.

Thank you to Ralph Williamson for constructing the new storage shed which will be used to store the old chairs and other supplies.

Thank you to Ed Troutman who keeps the church Facebook page up and running and Bev Vicstein who puts the minutes on website and also writes the monthly newsletter. And a special thank you to everyone who volunteers.

Business Managers Report:  Even with offerings down as well as expenses over the past year, the church is doing well.

Presentation of Proposed Budget: Rick Speck presented the proposed budget for 2019-2020 with few changes. Motion by Bob Anderson and seconded by Alana Anderson to approve the financial report and the proposed budget as presented. Motion carried.

Determination of Financial Institution:  Chair will entertain a motion to recommend that the checking account remain at Charlevoix State Bank and that any certificates of deposit shall be placed in a financial institution recommended by the Business Manager and the Board Treasurer and approved by the Administrative Board. Motion by Ed Troutman and seconded by Larry Dawson to keep all accounts at Charlevoix State Bank. Motion carried.

Election Results: David Howell and Jean Wierenga elected to board.

Motion by Larry Dawson and seconded by Satch Wierenga to adjourn meeting at 12:15pm. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Jean Wierenga, Recording Secretary


For those who did not fill out a church member information sheet, please click on the following attachment, print, fill out, and scan or mail to Judi M. 

Information Form 



In accordance with the vote of the church membership at the annual meeting of August 2017, Beaver Island Christian Church has created an endowment fund at the Charlevoix County Community Foundation to provide financial support of our mission for the long-term. 

The Community Foundation provides professional investment management and administration of the Fund, and each year the income from the Fund provides another source of funding for our church.  

The Fund provides options for donors, who may:

  • Support long-term financial health by giving to Beaver Island Christian Church Endowment Fund, or
  • in support of Church operations by giving to the Beaver Island Christian Church Grant-Making Fund, or
  • both

The endowment fund also presents an excellent option for donors who wish to make estate gifts.

To learn more about the Beaver Island Christian Church Fund or for current information on financials, please contact Rick Speck at 231.448.2830 or at

A donation can be completed on-line or you can find additional information on the Charlevoix County Community Foundation and its gift program by clicking the following link:  Charlevoix County Community Foundation or calling 231.536.2440.

Gifts can be sent to the attention of Rick Speck at the Beaver Island Christian Church or you can mail a check to Charlevoix County Community Foundation, PO Box 718, East Jordan, MI  49727.  Be sure to indicate your support of the Beaver Island Christian Church Fund on your check. 

Below is a link to the Community Foundation’s donation page. All gifts are fully tax-deductible. You will receive a written acknowledgment of your donation, which you should keep for your financial records.

Community Foundation Donations

Thank you.



If you or one of your visitors is willing to play piano or organ or provide special music, please contact Judi or sign up on the bulletin board.