Let’s pray for our high schoolers heading into the Disciple Now retreat this weekend – for friendships, for fun, and for the Holy Spirit to continue making their faith their own.

Ladies, remember to RSVP for Coffee & Conversation at Jan Murphy’s this Monday at 7pm!

This Sunday, come prepared to celebrate communion together. And join our Tackling the Tough Questions in the quad at 9:30am. This week, the class with wrestle with this topic: How can you say there is only one God? Everyone has their own truth.
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.

Baptism signup – deadline February 1
Mark your calendars for our first baptism of 2020—Sunday, February 16, 6:30pm! To participate in baptism, signup here by clicking the baptism image. February 1 is the deadline to sign up or to have your child complete the baptism book.

“Souper” Sunday – February 2
Show your support for our Awana kids, as they invite you to bring canned soup & food donations for the Tree of Life Ministries food pantry on the day of the Super Bowl for “Souper” Sunday. Leave canned items in either lobby. Popular items: canned soups, chili, canned meats, jelly, canned/boxed potatoes, cereal, breakfast items, baked beans, canned tomato products, etc.

Homework Helpers outreach interest meeting – February 5
In February, BRBC has a cool opportunity to start helping out with a homework club at one of the low-income apartments here in town. Do you have a heart for kids, teaching, or serving local needs? Please consider participating in this new outreach and help 1st-5th graders with their homework! Come find out more at an interest & equipping meeting: Wednesday/ February 5, 6:00-7:00pm in Room 104. Let Brittany know if you can come!

Visitor connection lunch – February 9
Are you new to BRBC within the past 6 months? Join the leadership at a special lunch to welcome you! Details are Sunday, February 9 at 12:30pm. We do need your help—please RSVP by Feb 2 to brittany@brbible.org.

The Chosen Servant
Continuing in the book of Isaiah, Pastor Jack taught from Isaiah 42:1-17 which is all about Jesus! Jesus as God’s chosen Servant is a powerful reminder of God’s character of mercy toward us, as well His ability to bring transformation: light from darkness, sight from blindness. Listen to “The Chosen Servant.

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 1/19/20 – $17,250.68
YTD giving needed for budget – $304,276.96
Actual YTD giving to budget – $349,060.21
Giving over budget – $44,783.25

This Week
January 26 – Communion (crackers are gluten free)
January 19, 9:30am – Tackling the Tough Questions class
Week of January 26 – Winter Life Groups (thru 3/7)
January 27, 7:00-9:00pm – Women’s Coffee & Conversation
January 28, 9:30am-11:30am – Women’s winter Bible study (thru 3/10)
January 29, 7:00-9:00pm – Youth Group
February 1, 7:00-9:00am – Men’s breakfast & study, kitchen

Next Month
February 2 – “Souper” Sunday
February 2, 9:30am – Membership orientation & celebration
February 5, 6:00-7:00pm – Homework Helpers outreach: interest mtg 
February 9, 12:30-2:00 – Visitor connection lunch – signup by 2/2 
February 15, 9:00-10:00am – Tree of Life Volunteer Intro
February 16 – Baptism, signup for baptism by Feb 1
Week of February 16 – 1-week Life Group break
February 16 – Normandy team “Souper” fundraiser
February 16, 12:30pm – Joni & Friends missions interest meeting

Looking Ahead
March 5, 9:30-11:30am – Moms’ Connection
March 6-8 – Middle school retreat—”Belonging”
March 13-15, 2020 – Women’s retreat
April 17-26    Mission-service trip to Normandy
July 19-30    Ghana 2020 missions trip