Take a minute to pray for the unsaved moms who will receive a Mother’s Day Basket as part of our churchwide outreach, that they will be introduced to Jesus and moved closer to the day the come to him in repentance and saving faith! 

This Sunday (9:30am) is your opportunity to start the process to become a member of Blue Ridge or to learn more about us. Come to the class during the 9:30 hour in the library. 

This Sunday is also the day to pick up your Basket of Blessing and an opportunity to support our mission service term to Normandy at another French lunch! Details below.

Parents of youth, remember to come to a brief parent meeting this Wednesday at 7:00pm!

Pick up your Basket of Blessing – Sunday
If you requested a basket last week, this Sunday is the day to pick it up! Please deliver your basket to the special mom next week prior to Mother’s Day. Let’s keep praying for how God is working to bless moms who do not yet know Jesus!

French Lunch #2, Normandy Fundraiser – Sunday
Come for a delicious lunch in the quad Sunday after 2nd service and help our short-term missions service team to France raise the funds to get there this fall! No RSVP needed; see menu on the City. $10 per person donation is suggestion only.

Women’s Faith & Fellowship Event – May 21
The Women’s Ministry Committee invites all BRBC women (over 16 years old) to “Faith & Fellowship” at the church on May 21 from 7:00-9:00pm, an event just for fun and fellowship, and to hear some more stories of faith like we heard at our recent conference. Just bring yourself and a friend too. See details on the City or in the flyer in the bulletin Sunday for additional details.

Baptism – June 11
Our next baptism is on June 11. If you or someone in your family wants to participate in it or future baptisms, email Brittany (). Parents, we have an excellent workbook that helps kids understand the meaning of baptism. Contact Regina Gossage () to get a book and learn more about the process.

Sign up for Baby Dedication on Father’s Day
Sign up now to participate in a child dedication on Father’s Day, June 18. Contact Brittany ().

The Skin of Contending
Pastor Jack closed out our study of Jude with the application of verses 20-25, which provide exhortation to “build up, pray in, keep in, and wait for.” These concepts unpack into this week’s big idea: Be deliberate to cultivate your faith for your yourself and others, and trust God with your path. Listen to “The Skin of Contending.

Giving Report
Weekly giving needed for FY2017 budget – $18,496.19
Total giving for offering of 4/30/17 – $18,709.95
YTD giving needed for budget – $573,381.89
Actual YTD giving to budget – $587,852.81
Giving over budget – $14,470.92

This Week
May 7, 9:30am – Membership Information Class
May 7, 12:30pm – French Lunch, Normandy Fundraiser
May 10, 7:00pm  – Youth Group Parent Meeting
May 13, 7:30am – Men’s Breakfast & Study, Kitchen

Next Month
May 14 – Backyard Bible Club Host Home Sign-ups Begin 
May 21 – VBS Registration Begins
May 21, 12:30pm – World Missions Potluck with Joe Holman
May 21, 7:00pm – Women’s Faith & Fellowship Gathering
May 28 – Final Sunday School until Sept 3

Looking Ahead
June 4, 12:15pm – Congregational Vote
June 9-10 – Backyard Bible Club Teen Training
June 12-16 – Vacation Bible School (VBS)
June 26-July 3 – Short Term Mission Trip: Mexico
July 10-28 – Backyard Bible Clubs