Hope everyone has had a wonderful week following Christmas and is encouraged to remember that “God Himself goes before us” into the new year (Deu 31:8)!

Just a few reminders – be sure to check out the deadlines below for upcoming retreats as well as year-end giving. And get excited about several great opportunities to connect into true community in the new year – for families, singles, moms, and the ladies!

Retreat Registrations – Deadlines on Sunday!
Today is the deadline to register for the Middle School Retreat (January 5-7 at Camp Highroad). Also, a $100 deposit for the Women’s Retreat by this Sunday saves your spot at earlybird prices! (The retreat is March 9-11 at White Sulphur Springs, PA). Visit the table at the back of the sanctuary on Sunday to drop off or complete registration forms and pay. (Print out the women’s retreat form ahead of time here.) 

Is BRBC Your Church Home?
Consider making next year the year you covenant with us in membership! Membership allows you to show your connection with and bless our church family by serving in deeper ways. Come to the next Membership Introduction class to get started, or just come to learn more about BRBC. Contact Brittany with questions or to sign up (brittany@brbible.org).

Year-End Giving
This Sunday is the final day to put a check in the offering plate to be counted toward 2017 giving. Online giving needed to be dated prior to 12/25, and checks received via mail should be dated and postmarked by 12/31.

Life Groups Resume – Week of January 7
New year? It’s a great time to resolve to choose a group close to home and begin to grow in and with that community of believers—or resolve to reconnect with the group that you’ve been a part of! See a listing of groups here or see the flyer on Sunday.

Ladies Bible Study & Moms’ Coffee – January 9 & 11
The ladies Bible study will resume on Tuesday, January 9 from 10:15-11:30am. Choose between the Sermon on the Mount by Jen Wilken or Jesus the One and Only by Beth Moore. Also, the new Moms’ COFFEE encouragement group will meet for the first time on Thursday, January 11 from 9:30-11:30am. Sign up and see more details on the City for both the Bible study and Moms’ Coffee, or see the flyers on Sunday!

Young Adults – January 12
Young Adults will begin meeting again Fridays at 7:00pm staring on January 12 at the Thomas’ home in Round Hill. Reach out to Stuart or Anna Vermaak to learn more (blueridgeyoungadults@gmail.com).

No sermon recording due to special Christmas Eve service! Listen to past sermons here.

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 12/24/17 – $13,193.80
YTD giving needed for budget – $244,578.23
Actual YTD giving to budget – $234,173.29
Giving under budget – $10,404.94

This Week
December 31 – New Year’s Eve – Regular Schedule
December 31 – $100 saves your spot at the Women’s Retreat at earlybird prices!
December 31 – Deadline for Middle School Retreat registration 
January 2, 6:30am – Congregational Prayer w/ the Elders
January 3 – No Middle or High School Youth Group

Next Month
January 5-7 – Middle School Retreat
January 6, 10:00am – Youth Group Tree of Life Food Delivery
January 7, 9:30am – Membership Introduction Class, Rm 104
Week of January 7 – Winter Life Group session begins
January 9 – Ladies Bible study begins (thru May 22)
January 11 – Moms’ COFFEE
January 12, 7:00pm – Young Adults @ the Thomas’ 
January 20, 9:00-10:00am – Tree of Life Volunteer Introduction
January 26-28 – High School DNow Retreat

Looking Ahead
February 18 – Deadline to register for Women’s Retreat
February 18, 6:00pm – Baptism Service
March 9-11 – Women’s Retreat
March 17, 9:00-10:00am – Tree of Life Volunteer Introduction
April 1 – Easter Sunday