REMINDER FOR THE LADIES
Baby Shower – This coming Sunday, October 25, at 2:00 p.m., all BRBC women are encouraged to come together to honor Emily Cook and Baby Andrew, and Bethany Johns and her soon-to-be born daughter at a baby shower hosted by Jan Bode. RSVP to Jan (bodes@bodefamily.net) and let her know if you are bringing refreshments to share.

We have baby showers to honor every baby born, as well as to provide a great opportunity to get together with BRBC women. You don’t have to know the moms being honored or even bring a gift. Just come and meet some new friends!! And if you can’t come to this one, see below for another one on November 7.

Refuge Group Outing – October 30
The college/career group is going to DC for a Jenny & Tyler Concert on October 30. RSVP is required in order to arrange transportation together. Contact megan.rafalski@gmail.com to sign up by October 29.

Another Baby Shower – November 7
We are being blessed with many babies in the next few months!! Ladies, please come together once more on November 7, 3:00 p.m. to honor Janelle Allen and Amy George, who are both having girls. Please RSVP to our hostess Amanda Riese (riese4@comcast.net) or on The City.

Church Work Day – November 7
Everyone is “invited” to attend our fall work day on November 7 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon (or so). We have tasks both inside and outside of the building for all ages and skills. Sign up on The City and come join the great fellowship as we work side-by-side.

Covenant Membership Class
Our three-week class for those who want to become members or for those seeking more information about Blue Ridge will meet on November 8, 15 and 22 at 9:30 a.m. in the library (Room 104). Contact debbie@brbible.org to sign up.

Pastor Jack moved on to 2 Thessalonians as we continue our Destiny series. Jesus warned us that the Church and Christians will suffer in this world. But will you do with this information, even if the current suffering is on someone else? How will you react? How will God be glorified through the suffering that comes? Paul commended the Thessalonian church for how they were thriving, not just surviving, through the suffering. Find out why by downloading “Difficulties & Our Destiny“.

GIVING REPORT
Weekly giving needed for FY2016 budget – $16,807.27
Total giving to budget for week of 10/14/15 – $18,064.72
YTD giving needed for budget – $50,421.81
Actual YTD giving to budget – $53,574.73
Giving over budget – $3,152.92

THIS WEEK
October 25 – Communion (our crackers are gluten free)
October 25, 2:00pm – Baby Shower (Cook & Johns)
October 30 – Refuge Outing for Jenny & Tyler Concert

NEXT MONTH
November 3, 6:30am – Congregational prayer with the elders
November 3 – Exercise your freedom to vote!
November 6 – Refuge Study at Rafalskis’
November 7, 8:30-Noon – Church Work Day
November 7, 3:00pm – Baby Shower (Amy George & Janelle Allen)
November 8, 15 & 22, 9:30am – Covenant Membership Class
November 9, 7:00pm – Women’s Coffee & Conversation
November 13 – Refuge Study at the Rafalskis’
Week of November 15 – Fall LIFE Group session ends
November 20 – Refuge Game Night
November 26-27 – Thanksgiving (church office closed)

LOOKING AHEAD
December 5, 10:00am – Women’s Christmas Brunch
December 6, 12:30pm – World Missions Potluck with Dan & Julie Stephens
December 24, 7:00pm – Christmas Eve Service
December 28-January 2 – Church Office Closed