Hope everyone stayed safe and warm this week with the icy weather! Spring will be coming … it’s true … so glance through the events and calendar below for springtime things that will be coming soon! 

Kingdom Calling – This Month
A new name for an age-old mission … being a part of bringing God’s kingdom here and now in our community. This month, we’re featuring an assortment of videos and testimonies on this topic (on Sundays and on the City). We’ll culminate in highlighting a local ministry that is bringing God’s kingdom here in our community and ways to get involved. The goal? Let’s remember how God is at work using us in his cosmic plan to redeem and restore, and seek to respond to His Spirit prompting us in this area! Watch last week’s “Kingdom Calling” video.

Baptism Service & Celebration – February 18
Our baptism next Sunday evening is a special night of worship and celebration, followed by a fellowship time! Make plans to come share together in this great experience as a church family on February 18 from 6:00-7:00pm. Feel free to invite others—baptism is a wonderful visual of the gospel!

Ping Pong, Anyone? – March 3
Have kids who love sports? Table tennis aficionado yourself? Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is an area ministry that BRBC supports in its work to unite faith and athletics in our local middle- and high-schools to reach students for Jesus. This is part of what you are making possible through your regular giving! On Saturday, March 3, FCA is hosting a Ping Pong Tournament at Leesburg Junction from 9:00am-noon. It’s open to the public and is great way to support FCA plus have a fun time! $10 adults / $5 kids. Register by emailing nblankenship@fca.org.

Women’s Retreat: “Complete in Christ” – February 18 deadline
Ladies, if you’ve been holding out, go ahead and register by February 18 for this special fellowship, refreshment, and teaching opportunity! All registration fees or balances must be paid by the 18th as well. The retreat is March 9-11 at White Sulphur Springs, PA. Get more details and the form on the City, or check out the bulletin flyer and/or visit the table at the back any of the next three Sundays – Feb 4, Feb 11, Feb 18.

Spiritual Fruit
Continuing in “Discipleship of the Heart,” Pastor Jack preached from John 15: 1-8 on how growth happens in the life of someone following Jesus. God wants us to bear fruit by staying connected with Him—not get results (or in other words, work to produce fruit). Listen to “Spiritual Fruit.

Giving report “They gave themselves first to the Lord and then to [His work] …” 2 Cor 8:5
Weekly giving needed for FY2018 budget – $18,813.71
Total giving for offering of 2/4/18 – $21,352.47
YTD giving needed for budget – $357,460.49
Actual YTD giving to budget – $355,834.46
Giving under budget – $1,326.03

This Week
February 11 Sermon – True Humility: Philippians 2
February 11 & 18 – Kingdom Calling
February 13, 9:30-11:30am – Ladies Bible study (thru May 29)
February 18 – Final registration day for Women’s Retreat
February 17, 7:00am – Men’s Breakfast & Study, Kitchen

This Month
February 18, 6:00pm – Baptism Service & Celebration

Looking Ahead
March 3, 9:00am-noon – FCA Ping Pong Tournament
March 3, 10:00am – Youth Group Tree of Life Food Delivery
March 4, 9:30am – Membership Orientation & Celebration
March 9-11 – Women’s Retreat
March 17, 9:00-10:00am – Tree of Life Volunteer Introduction
March 24, 8:30am-2pm – Spring Workday @ Church – please mark your calendars!
March 25-April 7 – Life Groups on break
April 1 – Easter Sunday
June 18-22 – Vacation Bible School (VBS)