This Sunday, Membership Orientation is at 9:30am in Room 104. Or join in our Tackling the Tough Questions class in the quad at 9:30am. This week, the class with wrestle with this topic: Why does God order genocide in the Old Testament?

Do you know where to see an up-to-date calendar of church events? This is where: brbible.org/events! Just bookmark that page and click on the button for “View Calendar of Events” to see all events and navigate by month. All registrations and events are being added to that webpage, so you have an easy reference for upcoming events.

A few more dates are available on the meal schedule for the Thornburghs, click here to see.

Membership orientation & celebration – March 1
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 online material and join us March 1 to celebrate your new membership!

Time of prayer together – March 2
Intentional, corporate prayer together is a crucial way we gain perspective and fight on behalf of our church family and community. Come and go as you need to Monday evening, March 2, between 7:00-8:00pm. Enter on the upper level, we’ll be in the sanctuary.

Moms’ Connection – March 5
Mom’s Connection is a group targeted at encouraging and equipping moms in their God-given roles, meeting bimonthly on the second Thursday from 9:30-11:30am. Our purpose is to provide Biblical perspective, fun, and refreshment as well as practical motherhood help. $10 if you pay ahead/$15 at the door. RSVP here at brbible.org/events, or at the sanctuary table on March 1.

Interest meeting for Community Caring Team – March 11 or 18
We’re looking for people interested in caring for our community and also motivating our church family in this area. Is that you? Our leadership would like to task a group of people with forming a team with this purpose. Come to an “interest & exploration” meeting, either Wednesday/ March 11 or Wednesday/March 18, 6:00-7:00pm and learn more. We’ll explain more about the goals and you’ll be a part of giving feedback. Interested in coming? Questions? Let Brittany know.

Leading up to Easter – next 6 weeks
This past week marked the beginning of the six-week period leading to Good Friday and Easter, where we both mourn our sin that took Jesus to the cross and also rejoice at His resurrection to defeat sin, death, and brokenness! Be on the lookout for all the details about our Good Friday: A Walkthrough Experience, returning this year. Let’s use the coming weeks as an intentional time to be prayerful about responding to God’s Spirit, as He works in us, and to invite someone who needs Jesus to the Experience.

Building exits
Our Worship Security Team helps us ensure a safe and secure environment at church. They would like to remind us that in the event of an emergency requiring us to leave the sanctuary, the main exits are through the upper- or lower-level sets of glass doors, with an additional exit via the west stairwell by the kitchen. For classrooms, evacuation routes are posted by the light switch in each room and may include exiting through maintenance or storage rooms.

BRC Tip – Want to access our church directory? 
I (Brittany) get lots of questions about this! Want to know how to contact folks directly, find email addresses, and know who people are? The answer is … click here right now and login to Blue Ridge Connect. I need you to adjust your Privacy Settings to be sure YOU are included in the church directory. See the slide below for more instructions or click here.

We have a living hope 
Pastor David taught and exhorted us from I Peter 1:3-9 about who God is, all He has done and given to us, and the living hope we have today. Listen to “Living Hope.

Giving Report “They gave themselves first to the Lord and then to [His work] …” 2 Cor 8:5
Weekly giving needed for FY2020 budget – $19,017.31
Total giving for General Offering of 2/23/20 – $12,154.67
YTD giving needed for budget – $399,363.51
Actual YTD giving to budget – $433,325.99
Giving over budget – $33,962.48

This Week
March 1, 9:30am – Tackling the Tough Questions class
March 1, 9:30am – Membership orientation & celebration
Week of March 1 – Winter Life Groups (thru 3/7)
March 2, 7:00-8:00pm – Time of prayer
March 3, 9:30am-11:30am – Women’s winter Bible study (thru 3/17)
March 4, 4:00-5:00pm – Homework Helpers outreach
March 4, 7:00-9:00pm – Youth Group
March 5, 9:30-11:30am – Moms’ Connection
March 6-8 – Middle school retreat—”Belonging”
March 7, 7:00-9:00am – Men’s breakfast & study, kitchen
March 7, 9:00am – Deacon cabling project: help needed

This Month
Week of March 8 – Life Group break between sessions
March 11 or 18, 6:00-7:00pm – Interest meetings for Community Caring Team
March 11 – No Youth Group (on break)
March 13-15, 2020 – Women’s retreat
March 22 – New adult Sunday School session: Passing on the Faith
March 28, 8:30am-2:00pm – Spring workday @ church

Looking Ahead
April 12 – Easter Sunday
June 22-26 – Vacation Bible school (VBS)