Membership Introduction Class – October 2
Interested in becoming a member of Blue Ridge or just want to learn more about us? Come to the introduction class on October 2, 9:30 a.m. in the library. The class is offered on the first Sunday of each month and is the intro for the self-paced online portion of the course.

Awana Wants to Share the Fun with More Kids
The 20th year of Awana at BRBC has resumed successfully, BUT there is room for many more kids! Consider sending your children ages 3-14 on Sundays from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. for Bible memorization and teaching, and great fun. Our goal is to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him. For further details, contact Earl & Geni Hall at genihall@aol.com.

Annual Clothing Exchange & Toy Giveaway
The clothing exchange is a time to get rid of those clothes that no one in your house is wearing and to share the clothes with others. It’s here on October 13 & 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The giveaway is on October 15 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon for the community to share in our abundance. Details for participating are on The City, the website, and the bulletin flyer Information cards are available on the foyer table to hand out at Purcellville’s Town Tag Sale on October 8.

World Missions Potluck – October 16
On October 16, Dr. Luke and Nancy Cutherell, our missionaries in Pakistan, will be with us for both services. The World Missions Committee invites everyone to attend a potluck after the second service to hear more from them. Our time with them is always very encouraging!! Bring a main dish for 10 AND a salad/vegetable or dessert to share.

On September 25, Pastor Jack asked us where we feel at home and why. The world today is becoming more and more uncomfortable and not like home. Listen to “Faith in…Suffering” from from Hebrews 10:32-39.. 

GIVING REPORT
Weekly giving needed for FY2016 budget – $17,665.23
Total giving for offering of 9/25/16 – $10,070.82
YTD giving needed for budget – $917,592.04
Actual YTD giving to budget – $970,021.67
Giving over budget – $52,429.63

THIS WEEK
October 2, 9:30am – Membership Information Class
October 4, 6:30am – Congregational prayer with the elders

THIS MONTH
October 13-15 – Annual Clothing Exchange & Toy Giveaway
October 16, 12:30pm – World Missions Potluck with Cutherells
October 28, 8:30am-1:00pm – Church Work Day

LOOKING AHEAD
November 8 – Election Day – Exercise your privilege!
Week of November 13 – Fall LIFE Group session ends
November 24 & 25 – Thanksgiving Weekend (office closed)
December 10, 10:00am – Ladies Christmas Brunch
December 24 – Christmas Eve Service
December 25 – Christmas Day
January 1 – New Year’s Day