Cochabamba, visitors, workday, Easter + On Target

This Sunday morning, our Cochabamba short-term missions team will be sharing how BRBC can come alongside and send them to Bolivia to build a house for a family of believers! More details here or below.

Are you coming? See deadlines below for events that may apply to you – upcoming visitor connection lunch for folks new to BRBC, our spring workday at the church, another baptism celebration service, and more!

Cochabamba Team: Help build a house – March 18
The Cochabamba 2018 team needs your help! Missionary-pastor Joe Holman has identified for us a family of Bolivian believers who would greatly benefit from being built a home. We’re supplying the time and labor during our short-term trip this May, but we’re asking our BRBC family to help enable us to cover material costs. Our $4,000 goal also provides funds for VBS supplies & evangelism campaign to an impoverished community. Please consider bringing a donation, large or small! (Give $50 or more & receive a handlettered Moleskine journal.) Donate via check or donate on the City—indicate “Coch2018 team” on memo line or donate via the City fund.

Spring Workday @ Church – March 24
We still need more help next Saturday, March 24, 8:30am-2:00pm – please come for as much or as little time you can give! This is our semiannual opportunity to work shoulder-to-shoulder together AND give our church building the refreshing it needs after hard use, and also prepare it for Easter! Please mark Saturday, March 24, 8:30am-2:00pm on your calendars and come out for as much or as little time you can give. Family friendly, tasks for all ages, outdoors and indoors.

Visitor Connection Lunch – March 25
Are you new to BRBC within the past 6 months? Join the leadership at a special lunch to welcome you! Details are Sunday, March 25 at 12:30pm, downstairs in the quad classroom. We do need your help—RSVP deadline is this Sunday, March 18 by emailing Brittany () or by listing the names of those attending & contact info on a comment card (found in the back of the sanctuary chairs) and drop it in the offering plate.

Good Friday Service & Easter – March 30 & April 1
Join us on Easter weekend as we celebrate a “Glorious Day”! We will remember Jesus’ death on Good Friday, March 30, 7:00pm at a brief service for the whole family; childcare is not available. We will celebrate His resurrection on Easter Sunday with identical 9:30am and 11:00am services. No Sunday School; childcare for ages 3 and under for the entirety of each service; ages 4-8 dismissed after worship in each service.

Baptism Service & Celebration – April 1 deadline
Our last baptism service was an awesome time of worship, testimonies, and (ice cream) fellowship! Mark your calendars for the next one on Sunday, April 22, 6:30pm. To participate, email Brittany () or Regina for a kid’s workbook (). April 1 is the deadline to sign up or have your child complete the baptism book.

Kingdom Calling: Baskets of Blessings Outreach
Ladies, do you have a heart to bless moms in our area who may not yet know Jesus? We need some extra hands willing to help out on a limited basis with a few tasks to make our next churchwide outreach a reality! Please talk with Brittany () to help assemble or pass out baskets.

Staying on Target
Taking a quick departure from our current sermon series on “Discipleship of the Heart,” Pastor Jack continued our “Kingdom Calling” focus, exhorting us from Colossians 1:28 and 2 Timothy 2:1-6. There’s an aspect to the kingdom of heaven that happens now. How do we live today in response to that? Listen to “Staying on Target.

Giving report “They gave themselves first to the Lord and then to [His work] …” 2 Cor 8:5
Weekly giving needed for FY2018 budget – $18,813.71
Total giving for offering of 3/11/18 – $35,080.68
YTD giving needed for budget – $451,529.04
Actual YTD giving to budget – $468,894.02
Giving over budget – $17,364.98

This Week
March 18 – Cochabamba Team: Help build a house!
March 18 – Deadline to sign up for 3/25 Visitor Lunch
March 20, 9:30-11:30am – Ladies Bible study (thru May 29)
March 24, 7:00am – Men’s Breakfast & Study, Kitchen
March 24, 8:30am-2pm – Spring Workday @ Church – are you coming??

This Month
March 25, 12:30pm – Visitor Connection Lunch (RSVP by 3/18)
March 25-April 7 – Life Groups on break
March 30, 7:00pm – Good Friday Service

Looking Ahead
April 1 – Easter Sunday
April 7, 10:00am – Youth Group Tree of Life Food Delivery
April 8, 9:30am – Membership Orientation & Celebration
Week of April 8 – Spring Life Group Session begins
Apr 15-May 6 – Kingdom Calling focus: Baskets of Blessings
April 21, 10:00am – Baby Shower (Fedick & Loveless)
April 22, 6:30-8:30pm – Baptism Service (signup by 4/1)
April 28, 8:00am-12:00pm – Tree of Life Community Serve Day
June 18-22 – Vacation Bible School (VBS)