Two weekend reminders for you:

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 membership introduction class on April 2, 9:30am in the library. The class is offered on the first Sunday of each month and is the intro for the self-paced online portion of the course.

This Sunday (12:30pm) is an informational meeting for the short-term mission trip to Mexico this summer. Come to the library at 12:30PM after 2nd service to learn more. See the City for details.

Plus a request: Are you looking for your place to serve? We are need of 1-2 more people willing to help make our baptisms happen. This involves assisting at the beginning of a baptism service with practical logistics (handing a towel, turning off lights, etc) and potentially overseeing the filling and emptying of the baptismal pool. Email Brittany at

Church Workday – April 8
Looking for a way to serve? We need YOU! Please make every effort to come out for our spring workday—it’s a time of good fellowship and serving together! Come for just an hour or the whole time, 8:30am-2:00pm. Key tasks will be leaf clean-up, spreading mulch, servicing and fixing equipment, and indoor cleaning. This is for all ages and abilities! Lunch will be provided. See full details on the City and RSVP.

French Lunch, Normandy Fundraiser – April 9
Soup, salad, French bread, and chocolate pastries … are you hungry yet? You can support the short-term mission service team going to Normandy in September just by enjoying lunch! Plan to stay after the 2nd service next Sunday for lunch in the quad. Gluten-free items will be available too. Suggested donation: $10 per person. See the flyer in the bulletin on Sunday, and see full details on the City

Baskets of Blessings Churchwide Outreach – Help Needed
Ladies, do you have a heart to bless moms in our area who may not yet know Jesus? We need some extra hands willing to help out on a limited basis with a few tasks to make our next churchwide outreach a reality! We’re looking for those who are willing to pray, make a supply run to get items for the baskets, help assemble the baskets, and/or man the table when baskets are passed out to BRBC folks. If any of these roles catch your interest, please talk with Brittany or email Thanks to those who have volunteered!

Congregational Meeting & Elder Vote – April 30
Plan to stay after the 2nd service on April 30 for a congregational vote on Bill Wilcox, who is being recommended by the elders to become an elder. A brief meeting and vote will immediately follow the 2nd service.

Jude & the Jud(g)e
Pastor Jack walked us through three obscure references from Jude 5-10, drawing the big idea that God brings divine judgment on rebellion. How does this idea affect us? It reorients us—our judgment has been placed on Jesus, and we are new creations: no longer slaves to rebelling against God and His Word. Listen to “Jude & the Jud(g)e.

Giving Report
Weekly giving needed for FY2017 budget – $18,496.19
Total giving for offering of 3/26/17 – $10,092.13
YTD giving needed for budget – $480,900.94
Actual YTD giving to budget – $506,107.40
Giving over budget – $25,206.46

This Week
April 2, 9:30am – Membership Information Class
April 2, 12:30pm – Mexico Short-Term Trip: Info Meeting, library
April 4, 6:30am – Congregational Prayer with the Elders
April 8, 7:30am – Men’s Breakfast & Study, Kitchen
April 8, 8:30am-2:00pm – Church Work Day (Lots of help needed!)

Next Month
April 9, 12:30 – French Lunch, Normandy Fundraiser
April 14, 7:00pm – Good Friday Service
April 16 – Easter & Baptism
April 24, 7:00pm – Ladies Coffee & Conversation

Looking Ahead
Week of May 7 – Baskets of Blessings Churchwide Outreach
May 21, 12:30pm – World Missions Potluck with Joe Holman
May 28 – Final Sunday School until Sept 3
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
July 30-August 4 – Short Term Mission Trip: Joni & Friends