Reminders for Sunday, August 7:

Membership Introduction Class at 9:30 a.m. in the library. No childcare is available unless you contact Abby Stocker by August 5 (

Sunday is our annual Chillin & Grillin at Franklin Park from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. If you didn’t sign up previously, please contact Tom or Regina Gossage to see if you still can sign up and pay (

Membership Introduction Class – August 7
Interested in becoming a member of Blue Ridge or just want to learn more? Come to an introduction class on August 7, 9:30 a.m. in the library. After this one in-person class, the remaining is a self-paced portion online. More…

World Missions Potluck for Romania Team – August 14
Our successful Romania Team wants to share all that God did during their time in Romania over seven weeks. Everyone is encouraged to come to a potluck after the 2nd service on August 14. Please bring a main dish for 10 people, AND a salad or dessert to share.

Serving in our Children’s Ministry
The start-up of the fall children’s classes will soon be here. Many volunteers area needed to serve in these classes. If you would like to join this great team, contact Bethany Johns for nursery ( or Regina Gossage for toddlers up through 5th grade (

Cross Training – August 21 OR August 28
What is “Cross Training,” you ask? It’s a different way to host the training of our valuable volunteers. This is for all ministry leaders, helpers, greeters, etc. offered on two mirrored nights. It includes free dinner for the whole family, and childcare will be available during the sessions. Please, please make every effort to come on just one of the nights that fits your schedule. See the flyer for details on how to sign up or go to the auditorium table. More…

On July 31, Pastor Jack preached about the critically important idea that as Christians before God we are PERFECT. We stand behind the perfection of Jesus and this empowers us to live for God. Listen online here.

Weekly giving needed for revised FY2016 budget – $17,665.23
Total giving for offering of 7/31/16 – $29.500.65
YTD giving needed for budget – $777,270.21
Actual YTD giving to budget – $839,423.31 
Giving over budget – $62,153.10

August 7, 9:30am – Membership Information Class
August 7, 3:00-8:00pm – Chillin & Grillin @ Franklin Park
August 7 – Sign ups for Cross Training at back of auditorium

August 14, 12:30-2:00pm – Romania Team Report & Potluck
August 21 OR 28, 5:30-6:45 pm – Cross-Training & Dinner Event (see here and bulletin insert for details)

September 4, 9:30am – Gospel Project resumes for all ages
September 4, 9:30am – Membership Information Class
Week of September 11 – LIFE group fall session begins
September 11, 4:00 – Awana resumes for it’s 20th year @ BRBC
September 24 – Annual Congregational Meeting