Christmas for Others (a Tree of Life opportunity)

GOAL: BRBCers to claim 30 “sticky notes” that represent a gift for a family or teen going through a time of need in the Purcellville area

Signup HERE by scrolling down to “Christmas for Others”

 

Operation Christmas Child 

GOAL: Participate with our Awana clubbers who are packing shoeboxes to send around the world. OCC shoeboxes are sent to the poorest of the poor around the world, giving kids what may be their only Christmas gift as well as introducing them to Jesus.

Get info HERE on how to pack your box & drop it off at BRBC by Nov 21. See a sample box at the sanctuary table on Nov 14!

Foster care gift baskets (Project Belong opportunity)

GOAL: BRBCers to claim 4-8 gift baskets to bless families in Western Loudoun who are fostering a child(ren) and also foster kids who have “aged out” of the system.

Signup HERE by scrolling down to “Project Belong”

 

And finally, here are some informal, day-to-day Christmas ideas to bless those in your path this week:

    • Strike up conversation: Ask about his or her Christmas traditions—and simply listen to their response in a way that seeks to understand!

    • Treat someone to coffee/hot cocoa: The grocery clerk, librarian, janitor, teacher, whomever you consistently see! This is a fun way to surprise someone with a simple pleasure, just because it’s Christmas.

    • Take over a plate of cookies: Food is a great entry into the lives of our neighbors or coworkers!

    • Brainstorm a way to serve: Does he or she have a need you know of? Whether a tangible need or an emotional/spiritual need where you could encourage them, especially in this time of pandemic?

    • Share from the outflow of your relationship with Jesus: How does knowing Jesus today influence the way you think, relate, and act? How is Jesus transforming you in an area/s where you know you couldn’t change yourself? Jesus is active in your life—just allow that to spill over into the lives of those around you!

Feel free to invite someone to our Christmas Eve service – December 24 at 6pm at BRBC. Stay tuned for more!