Meals for Jan & Woody Bode. Jan is thankfully heading home tomorrow and continues to recover from her fall. Click here to sign up to bring them a meal.

Didn’t RSVP for cross training? You can still join us this Sunday evening! Simply come at 6:00pm sharp for training only (dinner and childcare are full).

And … are you coming to the special Great Things Celebration on Sept 8? 11am service only, special children’s program of their own, and the RSVP deadline for the BBQ lunch is only a week away! Please help us plan and RSVP soon! All the details are here.

Town Hall for Questions – August 28
Leadership recommendations and the proposed church budget for the next fiscal year are available on Blue Ridge Connect (click here to review them). Come to a Town Hall this Wednesday/August 28, 7-8pm only, to provide your direction on our church leadership and how we’ll spend your money next year! Also come to meet our leadership recommendations. The elders recommend the reelection of Steve Jessberger & Bill Wilcox as elders and Mike Horner & Steven Koleszar as deacons to new 3-year terms, and also recommend the addition of Jason Barr & Mark Dillmuth as deacons. All comments to the elders on recommendations or the budget must be provided prior to Sept 8.

Great Things celebration – September 8
Join us for a very special Sunday, as we close out our summer schedule! September 8, 11am-1:30pm, is when we will have this year’s Great Things celebration. One service only, at 11:00am, with a catered BBQ lunch afterwards. RSVPs are needed for lunch by Sept 1 (no exceptions possible). RSVP now! More details: We want to pause to celebrate all God has done in and through BRBC this past year with worship and a ministry year-in-review, and also commit the coming year to Him (11am-12pm). This year, we’re continuing the celebration with a catered BBQ lunch together, immediately following the service (12-12:45pm, $5/adult & $2/child). We’ll wrap everything up with a vote on leadership and how we’ll spend your money next year (12:45-1:30pm). Make plans to come, you are invited!

Ladies study & Moms’ Connection – September 10 & 12
Ladies, be sure take a look and sign up for these great things, starting soon! Ladies Bible study will use the book “Becoming A Woman of Prayer” (Cynthia Heald). Moms’ Connection will focus this month on “Joyfully Serving with Your Kids.” Click here to sign up online for either option. Or plan visit the table at the back of the sanctuary on Aug 25 (study) or Sept 1 (moms and study).

Fall ministries launch – coming soon!
Life Groups, Young Adults, Youth Group, Ladies Bible study, Moms’ Connection, Men’s Breakfast, Awana, American Heritage Girls and Music/Motion/Mission will kick-off in the coming weeks! Go to for ALL the details, including start dates and contact info, and be on the lookout over the next three weeks for highlights about these ministries.

When Fear Cometh Our Way
Continuing in a summer series on “The Holiness of God” from the book of Isaiah, Pastor Jack taught from Isaiah 8. When fear and chaos comes our way, wait and hope in the Lord our deliverer. Listen to “When Fear Cometh Our Way..”

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 8/18/19 – $29,902.70
YTD giving needed for budget – $865,497.82
Actual YTD giving to budget – $927,017.25
Giving over budget – $61,519.43

This Week
August 25, 5:30-7:30pm – Cross training for ministries
August 28, 7:00-8:00pm – Town Hall meeting for Questions
August 28  – No Youth Group (on break until 9/11)
August 31, 7:00am – Men’s breakfast & study, kitchen

Next Month
September 1 – Membership orientation cancelled
September 8, 11:00am-1:30pm – Great Things celebration, followed by catered lunch & church vote – RSVP here by 9/1!
September 10, 9:30-11:30am – Ladies fall Bible study
September 11, 7:00-9:00pm – Youth Group fall kick-off
September 12, 9:30-11:30am – Moms’ Connection
September 15, 9:30am – Crazy-Impossible Family adult SS class – RSVP here!
September 15, 9:30am – Youth/Kids Sunday School restarts
Week of September 15 – Fall ministries & Life Groups launch, see details at
September 27-28 – Revive 2019 livestream @ BRBC

Looking Ahead
October 1-5 – Tentative: Clothing Exchange (dependent on volunteers, sign up here by 9/8)