Helpers for 4th-5th grade needed! We need still need weekly help in the 4th and 5th grade class during the Sunday School at 9:30am, starting September 2. Contact Regina Gossage if you are willing and available!

This Sunday and next Sunday, the ages for Ridge Kids (dismissed after singing) is expanded up to age 11. If you would like to send your children downstairs with Regina Gossage for age-appropriate teaching, please be sure they have check-in stickers or please accompany them downstairs to get stickers. Read Pastor Jack’s preflight.

Elder and deacon candidates & church budget
The elders recommend to the congregation the addition of Andis Sraders as elder and the reelection of Tim Murphy to a new 3-year term, as well as Tom Abdoo and Tony Cavicchi as deacons. Please take time to review biographies and, if you do not already know these men, consider introducing yourself on an upcoming Sunday! Another opportunity to meet our elders and deacons is at the Town Hall meeting on September 9 at 6:00pm. The Town Hall is also when we will have a time of discussion about the budget.

Membership Orientation & Celebration – Sept 2
Do you consider BRBC your church home? Then come to our next orientation at 9:30am in Room 104 to get started on the membership process, or just come to learn more about BRBC! Already been to the class? Let Brittany know (brittany@brbible.org) if you’re close to finishing the self-paced City material and join us Sept 2 to celebrate your new membership!

Gospel Project, Promotion Sunday, Fall Schedule – Sept 2
A LOT begins two weeks from now on Sunday/Sept 2: Join us at 9:00 before Sunday School for donuts and a fun start to the fall! Sunday School for all ages will occur at 9:30am. All classes use the Gospel Project curriculum, which teaches the beauty of how all Scripture points to Jesus. Parents, this is when your children will move up a year; watch for info on room locations. We encourage all adults to consider being a part of the class with elder Tim Murphy! At the 11:00am service, Ridge Kids will be dismissed after singing.

Fall Ministries Launch – coming soon!
Life Groups, Youth Group, Young Adults, Ladies Bible study, Moms’ Connection, Awana, and American Heritage Girls restart in the coming weeks! Be on the lookout over the next three weeks for more details on each ministry, including start dates and contact info.

Living “Well”
Continuing in a summer series on “Living Well,” Pastor Jack preached from Proverbs 4:20-27 that our hearts are wells. How do we guard them? Two key ways are through guarding our speech, as what I say is an open line to my heart, and by keeping watch over where I go, what distracts my eyes. Listen to “Living ‘Well.’”

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 8/12/18 – $8,787.47
YTD giving needed for budget – $864,651.79
Actual YTD giving to budget – $858,017.45
Giving under budget – $6,634.34

This Week
August 19, 5:30-7:30pm – Cross Training
August 21, 9:30-11:30am – Ladies morning Bible study (thru 8/21)
August 22 – No Youth Group
August 25, 7:00am – Men’s Breakfast & Study, Kitchen

This Month
August 26, 5:30-7:30pm – Cross Training
August 29 – No Youth Group

Looking Ahead
September 2, 9:30am – Promotion Sunday & Fall schedule starts – donuts at 9:00am before SS!
Week of September 9 – Life Groups fall launch
September 9, 4:00-5:30pm – Awana begins its 22nd year @ BRBC
September 9, 6:00pm – Town Hall on FY19 budget
September 11, 9:30-11:30am – Ladies fall Bible study begins
September 13, 9:30am – Moms’ Connection
September 14, 7:00pm – Young Adults fall launch
September 15, 6:30-7:45pm – “Great Things” service & church vote