England, membership, Welcome team + Living Forward

This Sunday, we welcome Peter & Kim Crowder and their family, BRBC-supported missionaries in England! Also, be sure to come to the Membership Orientation at 9:30am in Room 104 if you’re interested in joining BRBC.

Pakistan Children’s Rescue giving to date is $43,170.20. Praise God! Even though the month of June has concluded, the rescue fund will remain open. Give online or learn more.

Missed the video from our short-term team that went to Brooklyn NYC? Watch it here.

Membership orientation & celebration – July 21
Do you consider BRBC your church home? Then come to a special after-noon orientation designed not only to get started on the membership process, but to give you time to work thru the materials and finish that same day! Sunday/July 21, 2:00-5:30pm in the quad. Please RSVP to Brittany so we can plan ().

Baby Shower – July 24
Ladies, please join us for a baby shower honoring Amy George & Natalie Hackworth on Wednesday/July 24, 6:30-8:30pm at the home of Suzette Graves. This is for all BRBC women (16 years & above), regardless whether you know the moms—come for fellowship! RSVP and see gift lists on Blue Ridge Connect.

Sunday service volunteer highlight
Are you friendly? Love to help people feel welcome? The Welcome team needs you! Many, many volunteers make each Sunday morning happen at BRBC—one way in particular is by identifying visitors, assisting them during their first visits here, and being a welcoming presence to everyone as they arrive. Details: One service only, each Sunday for one month, on a 3-month rotation. We have several open spots to fill heading into the fall. Please consider joining this service team. For more info on what’s required and how the schedule rotation works, contact Brittany Paist ().

Praying together: Summer missions 
This Sunday we’ll pray for and commission our teens and families leading and hosting Backyard Bible Clubs right here in our community from July 8-19. Let’s also be praying together for others being SENT from us this summer to share the gospel: staff from our church family working at Camp Highroad and our short-term team serving families with disabilities at Joni & Friends camp. Click here for specific prayer points to use as a reminder!

Living Forward
Continuing in a summer series on “The Holiness of God” from the book of Isaiah, Pastor Jack taught from Isaiah 2 that as followers of Jesus, we are simply to be today what we will be in the kingdom. Listen to “Living Forward.

Giving Report “They gave themselves first to the Lord and then to [His work] …” 2 Cor 8:5
Weekly giving needed for FY2019 budget – $18,815.17
Total giving for General Offering of 6/30/19 – $15,015.51
YTD giving needed for budget – $733,791.63
Actual YTD giving to budget – $731,326.56
Giving under budget – $2,466.07

This Week
July 7 – Visiting missionaries: Welcome to the Crowder family!
July 7, 9:30am – Membership orientation & celebration
July 8-12, 15-19 – Backyard Bible Clubs in neighborhoods
July 8, 7:00pm – Ladies evening Bible study (thru 8/12)
July 9, 9:30-11:30am – Moms Bible study
July 10, 7:00-9:00pm – Youth Group
July 13, 7:00am – Men’s breakfast & study, kitchen

This Month
July 14 – Child dedication ()
July 21, 2:00-5:30pm – Membership orientation & celebration
July 24, 6:30-8:30pm – Baby shower (George & Hackworth)

Looking Ahead
August 4, 12:15-5:00pm – Youth group: Middle school hike
August 4, 6:00-9:00pm – Baptism celebration w/ Chill & Grill
August 12, 8:00am-10:30pm – Youth group: Kings Dominion trip
August 18 & 25, 5:30-7:30pm – Cross Training to serve at BRBC – mark your calendars!
September 8, 11:00am-1:30pm – Great Things celebration service, followed by catered lunch & church vote (no 9:30am service)
September 15 – Sunday School restarts
Week of September 15 – Fall ministries & Life Groups launch