Praise the Lord that 90 women are coming to our women’s conference which starts Friday evening! Please pray for safe travels and empowerment for our speaker, Margaret Ashmore, safekeeping and health for all of the women and their families, and for the Holy Spirit to do a mighty work through all who attend.

Please, please, please sign up for membership introduction class, the Road to Romania dinner/auction, and the church work day. See details below.

Membership Introduction Class – April 3
Interested in becoming a member of Blue Ridge or just want to learn more? Come to the introduction class on Sunday at 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 portion of the course. Sign up at

Spring LIFE Group Session
The spring session for our LIFE groups begins this week. Check out the bulletin flyer for one that is near you or suits you or your family’s needs…and join the community.

Dinner & Auction Gala – April 8
Please join the Road to Romania team for a fundraising dinner and auction on Friday April 8, 6:45 to 9:30 p.m. The bulletin flyer has complete details. View the growing list of auction items on the team website. Make your reservations at the Team table in the foyer or on the website.

Spring Church Work Day – April 9
Come out for the fellowship and great bonding time to beautify and maintain our church property. Sign up on The City or There are tasks for men, women and children, all ages and abilities, inside and outside of the building. There is so much to be done the time is extended to 3:00 p.m., which we hope will allow for people to come in the morning or afternoon or both. Lunch will be provided so please RSVP.

Praise & Prayer
Praise Him for the five young people who were baptized on Easter: Sarah and Caroline Geno, Caroline and Natalie Ludwig, and Aslin Shipe. Pray for their walk with Jesus to grow deeper and closer each day.

We had a wonderful Easter celebration and baptism last Sunday. If you missed it and are intrigued by how Pastor Jack connected 2 Kings 5 to Easter, download “Buried in Baptism, Raised to New Life” 

Weekly giving needed for revised FY2016 budget – $17,244.37
Total giving for offering of 3/27/16 – $16,238.52
YTD giving needed for budget – $433,132.48
Actual YTD giving to budget – $511,754.48
Giving over budget – $78,622.00

April 3, 9:30am – Membership Introduction Class
April 3 – Nigerian Widows project announced
Week of April 3 – First week of LIFE group spring session
April 5, 6:30am – Congregational prayer with the elders
April 8, 6:45-9:30pm – Dinner & Auction for Romania team
April 9, 8:30am-3:00pm – Church Work Day

April – Road To Romania Bake sale continues
April 15-16 – Youth Group Lock-in @ BRBC
April 25, 7:00-9:00pm – Women’s Coffee & Conversation @ The Murphys’

May 3, 6:30am – Congregational prayer with the elders
May 5 – National Day of Prayer
May 8 – Mother’s Day & Baby Dedication
Week of May 22 – Last week of spring LIFE groups
June 19 – Father’s Day