Ice cream social, baptism, Tree of Life, retreat deadline + Humility

** If there is snow/winter weather that would impact Sunday services, please be sure to check the City or the church website to see if there are changes to our schedule. We’ll post by 7:00am if so. 

This Sunday evening come at 6:00pm to our special baptism service with worship and celebration, followed by an ice cream social. 14 baptisms and testimonies are going to be a great encouragement and visual of the gospel in action!

Local Missions group on the CityJoin the group now if you are interested in info on occasional outreach opportunities, as Kingdom Calling draws to a close this month!

Women’s Retreat: “Complete in Christ” – Deadline Sunday
Ladies, if you’ve been waiting, this Sunday is the last day to turn in your registration form and payment for the March 9-11 women’s retreat! This is a special time of fellowship, refreshment, and teaching opportunity, lovingly prepared by our Women’s Retreat Committee. The committee shares that they would really like to meet their minimum number of 62 ladies; currently 45 women have signed up. The retreat is March 9-11 at White Sulphur Springs, PA. Visit the table at the back of the sanctuary on Sunday to sign up and pay your registration fee or balance.

Kingdom Calling – This Month
A new name for an age-old mission … being a part of bringing God’s kingdom here and now in our community. This Sunday we’ll culminate in highlighting Tree of Life Ministries. What’s your action? Attend the introduction meeting on Saturday/March 17 from 9:00-10:00am to learn next steps for volunteering. What’s the goal our Kingdom Calling focus? Let’s remember how God is at work using us in his cosmic plan to redeem and restore, and seek to respond to His Spirit prompting us in this area! Missed a Sunday? Check out Kingdom Calling info here. 

Membership Orientation & Celebration – March 4
Do you consider BRBC your church home? You’re invited 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 City material and join us March 4 to celebrate your new membership!

Looking for Servants – Worship Security Team
Are you a member of BRBC? Are you looking for a place to serve? Blue Ridge Bible Church has more than 20 members providing for the safety of your families, children, and our guests. If you are willing to serve and this ministry interests you, please contact Michael Horner on the City or at . “Many hands make light work.” Remember: We live in a world groaning and broken under the weight of sin where evil knows where to find and harm the good. Yet despite this, scripture consistently calls us to not be afraid. We must remember that God is sovereign, all powerful, and loves us (Isa. 41:10).

True Humility
Continuing in “Discipleship of the Heart,” Pastor Jack preached from Philippians 2:1-10 and Jesus’ life on earth which gives us each a concrete example of how to serve an surrender control. To personally know Jesus is to be transformed and express that in our everyday life! Listen to “True Humility.

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 2/11/18 – $10,522.42
YTD giving needed for budget – $376,274.20
Actual YTD giving to budget – $366,356.88
Giving under budget – $9,917.32

This Week
February 18 – Kingdom Calling: Tree of Life Ministries
February 18 – Last day to register for Women’s Retreat
February 18, 6:00pm – Baptism Service & Celebration
February 20, 9:30-11:30am – Ladies Bible study (thru May 29)
February 24, 7:00am – Men’s Breakfast & Study, Kitchen

Next Month
March 3, 10:00am – Youth Group Tree of Life Food Delivery
March 4, 9:30am – Membership Orientation & Celebration
March 9-11 – Women’s Retreat
March 10, 10:00am-noon – FCA Ping Pong Tournament (date change)
March 17, 9:00-10:00am – Tree of Life Volunteer Introduction
March 24, 8:30am-2pm – Spring Workday @ Church – please mark your calendars!
March 25, 12:30pm – Visitor Connection Lunch
March 25-April 7 – Life Groups on break

Looking Ahead
April 1 – Easter Sunday
April 21, 10:00am – Baby Shower (Fedick & Loveless)
June 18-22 – Vacation Bible School (VBS)