Communion, retreat deadlines, tough Q’s + Idolatry

This Sunday: Come prepared to celebrate communion together. And don’t forgot to sign up for our upcoming retreat! Links below.

Also, join our Tackling the Tough Questions class in the quad at 9:30am. This week, the class with wrestle with this topic: What aren’t my prayers answered? Why doesn’t God heal?

In His Presence: women’s retreat – final registration week
Ladies, click here for your final chance to register for our March 13-15 retreat & see the 2019 photo album here! The deadline to register is February 23. (Early bird registrants who deposited $100, the deadline to pay your balance is 3/1.) Come join old and new friends for a focused time of growth, connection, and refreshment at White Sulphur Springs. All the details and registration is available at

Middle school retreat – March 6-8
Middle school students have a fantastic weekend retreat lined up (grades 6-8, ages 11-13). The goal is for students to build strong relationships, with God and with each other. The weekend will be packed with fun activities (including team challenges, and zip line), Bible lessons, and small group discussions. The theme this year is Belonging. In Christ we have a place; we are known and seen and loved—we belong! The deadline to sign up is February 23 so don’t wait! Cost is $135. Sign up here and contact Pastor David with questions ().

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 () if you’re close to finishing the self-paced online material and join us March 1 to celebrate your new membership!

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, or at the sanctuary table on March 1.

Can you help? Request from deacons – March 7
Our deacons need help pulling electrical cable through the 1st floor ceiling.  Need many hands and step ladders. No experience necessary. Please arrive at 9AM on March 7. Contact David Porter if you can help.

Worship Security Team
Can you lock a door? Are you willing to serve one hour every two months? The Worship Security Team is looking for committed members who want to ensure a safe and non-disruptive worship service. Don’t be intimidated by the requirements, we only ask that you: are a follower of Jesus Christ; regularly attend our worship service; are a Church Member or Associate Member; understand the published security procedures; are aware of all exits and ability to assist in an emergency. Text Mike Horner (703 606 0656) with questions.

The Futility of Idolatry
Continuing in the book of Isaiah, Pastor Jack taught from Isaiah chapters 46 & 47 on the human problem of idolatry: worshiping, depending on, and seeking anything other than God. Listen to “The Futility of Idolatry.

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 2/16/20 – $26,940.97
YTD giving needed for budget – $380,346.20
Actual YTD giving to budget – $421,171.32
Giving over budget – $40,825.12

This Week
February 23 – Communion (crackers are gluten free)
February 23 – Deadlines to register for Women’s retreat and Middle school retreat
February 23, 9:30am – Tackling the Tough Questions class
Week of February 23 – Winter Life Groups (thru 3/7)
February 25, 9:30am-11:30am – Women’s winter Bible study (thru 3/10)
February 26, 4:00-5:00pm – Homework Helpers outreach
February 26, 7:00-9:00pm – Youth Group
February 29, 7:00-9:00am – Men’s breakfast & study, kitchen

Next Month
March 1, 9:30am – Membership orientation & celebration
March 2, 7:00-8:00pm – Time of prayer
March 5, 9:30-11:30am – Moms’ Connection
March 6-8 – Middle school retreat—”Belonging”
March 7, 9:00am – Deacon cabling project: help needed
Week of March 8 – Life Group break between sessions
March 13-15, 2020 – Women’s retreat
March 28, 8:30am-2:00pm – Spring workday @ church

Looking Ahead
June 22-26 – Vacation Bible school (VBS)