This Sunday, we welcome Dr. Ambrose Emmanuel, special guest from Pakistan who is directly involved in implementing the Pakistan Children’s Rescue! On that note, giving to date is $55,442.20. Praise God! The fund is still open, give online or learn more.

Also this Sunday is the special afternoon membership orientation class. It’s not too late to come, more details below.

Membership orientation & celebration – July 21
Do you consider BRBC your church home? Then come to a special orientation this Sunday afternoon 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! 2:00-5:30pm in the quad. Please RSVP to Brittany so we can plan (brittany@brbible.org).

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.

Baptism w/ Chill & Grill – August 4
This is our annual churchwide picnic! Come join old and new friends Sunday evening, August 4. We’ll enjoy dinner together, celebrate baptisms, and then the pool will be open for all to swim. RSVP here by July 28—please help us get a head count!—and check out the flyer on Sunday for all the details! You can also sign up here for baptism. Questions? Contact Brittany Paist (brittany@brbible.org).

Sunday service volunteer highlight: Children’s Ministry
Looking for a tangible, easy way to minister to our church family? Are you available 1x/month? Many, many volunteers make each Sunday morning happen at BRBC—and we need to increase our volunteers to keep providing a safe, engaging environment for our children. Details: Once a month, one service, on a rotation. Choose between holding babies, playing with toddlers, or helping out in a class with elementary ages! For more info, contact Regina Gossage, our children’s director (gossagefam@aol.com).

Praying together: Summer missions 
This Sunday we’ll pray for and commission our short-term team serving families with disabilities at Joni & Friends camp. Click here for specific prayer points to use as a reminder!

A Future Hope
Continuing in a summer series on “The Holiness of God” from the book of Isaiah, Pastor Jack taught that Isaiah 4 gives us a great assurance. God will bring the future toward His good promises, so I don’t have to fear today’s difficulties. Listen to “A Future Hope.

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 7/14/19 – $16,504.54
YTD giving needed for budget – $771,421.97
Actual YTD giving to budget – $782,503.10
Giving over budget – $11,081.13

This Week
July 21 – Welcome to Dr. Ambrose Emmanuel!
July 21, 2:00-5:30pm – Membership orientation
July 22, 7:00pm – Ladies evening Bible study (thru 8/12)
July 23, 9:30-11:30am – Moms Bible study
July 24, 6:30-8:30pm – Baby shower (George & Hackworth)
July 24, 7:00-9:00pm – Youth Group
July 24, 7:00am – Men’s breakfast & study, kitchen

This Month
July 28-August 2 – Joni & Friends team serving in PA

Looking Ahead
August 4, 9:30am – Membership orientation & celebration
August 4, 12:15-5:00pm – Youth group: Middle school hike
August 4, 6:00-9:00pm – Baptism w/ Chill & Grill – please RSVP!
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