Make sure to check out the Christmas events and festivities listed below that apply to you — including our Ladies Christmas Brunch, Churchwide Caroling in our Community, Christmas Eve service, and Christmas Day Devotional. Lots of chances for the whole family to celebrate the birth of Jesus in this season of Advent!

Parents of middle schoolers, remember the deadline for the reBOOT 2017 retreat is fast approaching. Sign up with David Parker by December 11.

Ladies Christmas Brunch – December 10
Ladies, Sunday is your last chance to sign up for a fun time of fellowship with your sisters! See the bulletin flyer for details and sign up and pay at the table in the auditorium. Click for full details on the City.

reBOOT 2017 – Middle School Retreat
reBOOT 2017 is a 3-day retreat of Bible teaching and exhortation, worship, fun, and fellowship focused on spiritual growth and outreach for middle school youth, leaving BRBC 4:30pm on Friday, December 30 for Skycroft Conference Center in Middletown, Maryland and returning to BRBC noon on Sunday, January 1. Contact David Parker at david@brbible.org to sign up by December 11. Click for full details on the City.

Churchwide Caroling in the Community – December 18
Come help us spread glad tidings to our community as we sing Christmas carols in neighborhoods around town and invite them to our Christmas Eve service. We will meet at church at 5:30pm, practice a bit, break up in groups for various locations, and then return to the church for cider and hot cocoa, ending at 8:00pm. Bring the whole family for this great evening together! Click for info on the City.

Christmas Plans
On Saturday, December 24, we will have our annual Christmas Eve Service at 6:00pm. Please bring your family, friends, and neighbors to celebrate the birth of our Savior together through song and Scripture. No childcare is provided. On Christmas Day the church family is invited to a short service at 11:00am only for a Christmas Day Devotional together. Childcare will not be provided, except for nursery age.

We’re taking a break from our Hebrews study until the New Year and instead Pastor Jack will preach topically, answering the most frequent questions he is asked. On November 27, he offered nine lessons learned in raising teenagers. He reminded parents and everyone who interacts with teenagers that we’re going after hearts, to point them to Jesus. Click here for his practical tips and encouragement in “Riding the Rapids with Adolescents.” 

GIVING REPORT
Weekly giving needed for FY2017 budget – $18,496.19
Total giving for offering of 11/27/16 – $17,886.98
YTD giving needed for budget – $166,465.71
Actual YTD giving to budget – $159,878.35
Giving under budget – $6,587.36

THIS WEEK
December 4, 9:30am – Membership Information Class
December 6, 6:30am – Congregational Prayer with the Elders
December 10, 7:00am – Men’s Breakfast canceled due to brunch
December 10, 10:00am – Ladies Christmas Brunch

THIS MONTH
December 11 – Baptism
December 21 & 28 – Youth Group canceled
December 24, 6:00pm – Christmas Eve Service
December 25, 11:00am only – Christmas Day Devotional Service
December 26-31 – Church Office Closed
December 30-January 1 – reBOOT 2017 – Middle School Retreat

LOOKING AHEAD
January 1 – New Year’s Day (regular schedule)
Week of January 8 – Winter LIFE group sessions begins
January 10, 9:30am – Winter Women’s Bible Study Begins
January 14, 7:00pm – Retirement Party for Debbie Stevenson
January 30, 7:00pm – Women’s Coffee & Conversation
February 27, 7:00pm – Women’s Coffee & Conversation
March 24 & 25 – Women’s Conference