Six BRBC people leave next week for Ghana to participate in the dedication of the five churches that we helped fund. They would like to bless the people there by bringing donated items that are not accessible or affordable to them. Suggested items are: soccer balls, school supplies, OTC medicine, etc. Please bring your donations and drop them in the foyer boxes on Sunday. For more info on what to donate, email Sarah Gill (firstname.lastname@example.org). Sunday is the last day to do this. Also, please be in prayer for Jack Gill, Sarah Gill, Allen Bozarth, Jon Garber, and David and Breana Parker as they go and represent BRBC in Ghana from December 2 through 10.
Women’s Christmas Brunch – December 5
All BRBC women (18 years & up) are invited to begin the holiday season together at a brunch on December 5, 10:00 a.m. to noon. Your hostesses will be our LIFE group leader wives and women from their groups. Sunday is the last day to sign up at the back of the auditorium or on The City. You don’t have to be in a LIFE group to attend. All BRBC women are encouraged to attend.
World Missions Potluck – December 6
Our missionaries in Zimbabwe, Dan and Julie Stephens, will be here on December 6, sharing in the worship service and at a potluck after the 2nd service. Please bring a main dish for 10 and a salad or dessert to share.
Children’s Ministry Need
There’s an urgent need for a leader during the 9:30 a.m. service (winter quarter) in the 2s/3s class. Contact Regina Gossage (email@example.com)
Churchwide Caroling in the Community – December 20
Come help us spread glad tidings to our community as we sing Christmas carols in neighborhoods around town and invite them to our Christmas Eve service. We will meet at church at 5:30 p.m., practice a bit, break up in groups for various locations, and then return to the church for cookies and cider, ending at 8:00 p.m. Please sign up on The City so that we have enough song sheets and cookies. Bring the whole family for this great evening together!
Pastor Jack brought our study of the letters to the Thessalonians to a close with questions about “A Non-Illusive Peace. Where do we get peace? Where do we learn about peace? And how do we keep the peace? Download “A Non-Illusive Peace” to find the answers.
Weekly giving needed for FY2016 budget – $16,807.27
Total giving to budget for week of 11/22/15 – $8,179.31
YTD giving needed for budget – $134,457.89
Actual YTD giving to budget – $156,576.23
Giving over budget – $22,118.34
November 29 – Communion
December 1, 6:30am – Congregational prayer with the elders
December 5, 10:00am – Women’s Christmas Brunch @ BRBC
December 6, 12:30pm – World Missions Potluck with Dan & Julie Stephens from Zimbabwe
December 20, 5:30pm – Churchwide Caroling in the Community
December 24, 7:00pm – Christmas Eve Service
December 27, 11:00am only – Worship Service (no 9:30 service or classes)
December 28-January 2 – Church Office Closed
January 10 – Baby Dedication (sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org)