Baby shower, baptism, picnic + Isaiah 3

This Sunday, we join together as a church body as a number of our families dedicate their children to the Lord. Let’s also keep praying together for the Backyard Bible Clubs that finish up tomorrow and then continue next week!

Pakistan Children’s Rescue giving to date is $51,170.20. Praise God! Even though the month of June has concluded, the rescue fund will remain open. Give online or learn more.

Membership orientation & celebration – July 21
Do you consider BRBC your church home? Then come to a special afternoon orientation designed not only to get started on the membership process, but to give you time to work thru the materials and finish that same day! Not this Sunday but next, July 21, 2:00-5:30pm in the quad. Please RSVP to Brittany so we can plan ().

Baby Shower – July 24
Ladies, please join us for a baby shower honoring Amy George & Natalie Hackworth on Wednesday/July 24, 6:30-8:30pm at the home of Suzette Graves. This is for all BRBC women (16 years & above), regardless whether you know the moms—come for fellowship! RSVP and see gift lists on Blue Ridge Connect.

Baptism w/ Chill & Grill – August 4
This is our annual churchwide picnic! Come join old and new friends Sunday evening, August 4. We’ll enjoy dinner together, celebrate baptisms, and then the pool will be open for all to swim. RSVP here by July 28—please help us get a head count!—and check out the flyer on Sunday for all the details!  Questions about baptism? Contact Brittany Paist ().

Sunday service volunteer highlight
Are you friendly? Love to help people feel welcome? The Welcome team needs you! Many, many volunteers make each Sunday morning happen at BRBC—one way in particular is by identifying visitors, assisting them during their first visits here, and being a welcoming presence to everyone as they arrive. Details: One service only, each Sunday for one month, on a 3-month rotation. We have several open spots to fill heading into the fall. Please consider joining this service team. For more info on what’s required and how the schedule rotation works, contact Brittany Paist ().

Exchanging Holiness for Chaos
Continuing in a summer series on “The Holiness of God” from the book of Isaiah, Pastor Jack taught from Isaiah 3:1-4:1 gives us the example of Israel trusting in something that wouldn’t support them. We learn the truly righteous person will regard what God regards, not what man thinks. Listen to “Exchanging Holiness for Chaos.

Giving Report “They gave themselves first to the Lord and then to [His work] …” 2 Cor 8:5
Total giving for General Offering of 7/7/19 – $34,672
YTD giving needed for budget – $752,606.80
Actual YTD giving to budget – $765,998.56
Giving over budget – $13,391.76

This Week
July 14 – Child dedication
July 15-19 – Backyard Bible Clubs in neighborhoods
July 15, 7:00pm – Ladies evening Bible study (thru 8/12)
July 16, 9:30-11:30am – Moms Bible study
July 17, 7:00-9:00pm – Youth Group
July 20, 7:00am – Men’s breakfast & study, kitchen

This Month
July 21 – Dr. Ambrose Emmanuel, guest speaker from Pakistan, preaching
July 21, 2:00-5:30pm – Membership orientation
July 24, 6:30-8:30pm – Baby shower (George & Hackworth)
July 28-August 2 – Joni & Friends team serving in PA

Looking Ahead
August 4, 12:15-5:00pm – Youth group: Middle school hike
August 4, 6:00-9:00pm – Baptism celebration w/ Chill & Grill – please RSVP!
August 12, 8:00am-10:30pm – Youth group: Kings Dominion trip
August 18 & 25, 5:30-7:30pm – Cross Training to serve at BRBC – mark your calendars!
September 8, 11:00am-1:30pm – Great Things celebration service, followed by catered lunch & church vote (no 9:30am service)
September 15 – Sunday School restarts
Week of September 15 – Fall ministries & Life Groups launch