Interested in becoming a member of Blue Ridge, or just want to learn more about us? Our monthly introduction class is happening this Sunday/Feb 5 at 9:30am in the library! The class is offered on the first Sunday of each month and is the intro for the self-paced online portion of the course.

Remember to bring in your Souper Bowl of Caring non-perishable food items this Sunday! Place them on the table in the back of the sanctuary under the logos.

Looking for a Volunteer Opportunity?
Tree of Life Ministries (TOL), our local parachurch organization dedicated to reaching the poor and needy in our community, has a need for adult and teen buddies ages 14 and up for their Still Waters special needs ministry. If this is something that interests you, call TOL at 540 441 7920 or contact Brittany ( to learn more. Plan to attend TOL’s next Volunteer Introduction Program (VIP) on Saturday, March 18 from 9:00-10:00am. Attending a VIP is a great way to also learn about all of their volunteer opportunities in food, lifeskills, shelter, relief, and healthcare areas.

Benevolence Fund
We maintain a non-budget fund to provide financial assistance within our congregation and in the community. Donations can be made to this fund at any time by writing “benevolence fund” on your check or in online giving by clicking on that fund and designating an amount.

Praise & Prayer
Praise God for the 40 high school students who attended the DNow discipleship retreat last weekend! Continue to pray that their faith becomes their own and that God uses them mightily in our midst. Many thanks to David Parker, the small group leaders, the host families, and everyone involved!

Our Response: Advance
Pastor Jack challenged us from Hebrews 12:12-17 to “hang together in grace” and avoid being “hanged by bitterness.” We are continuing to learn from Hebrews that pain and suffering are often used by God to train us to trust Him more deeply, and this passage calls us to choose faith when we find ourselves at the crossroads of faith and bitterness. Listen to “Our Response: Advance.”

Giving Report
Weekly giving needed for FY2017 budget – $18,496.19
Total giving for offering of 1/29/17 – $12,409.93
YTD giving needed for budget – $332,931.42
Actual YTD giving to budget – $358,857.34
Giving over budget – $25,925.92

February 5, 9:30am – Membership Information Class
February 5 – Souper Bowl of Caring Food Drop-off
February 5 – Gideons International @ BRBC
February 7, 6:30am – Congregational Prayer with the Elders
February 11, 7:00am – Men’s Breakfast & Study, Kitchen

February 12 – Baptism
February 27, 7:00pm – Women’s Coffee & Conversation

March 4, 2:00pm – Baby Shower (Awig & Cavicchi)
March 5, 9:30am – Membership Information Class
March 7, 6:30am – Congregational Prayer with the Elders
Week of March 12 – Life Groups on break
March 24 & 25 – Women’s Conference
April 14 & 16 – Good Friday & Easter