Normandy trip, lost and found + Our character

Remember to plan ahead and stay after the 2nd service this Sunday if you are interested in learning more about the short-term trip to Normandy, France in the fall. More details are below.

This Sunday is also the final opportunity to claim lost & found items collected earlier in February. If you are missing an item, please make a point to check the tubs in the closet at the back of the lower level hallway for coats, shoes, gloves, water bottles, and Bibles. Anything left unclaimed after this week will be donated to the thrift store.

Normandy Mission-Service Info Meeting – February 26
Want to learn more about the mission-service trip to Normandy, France Sept 23-Oct 7 to support our missionary Steve Darling? Come for lunch and an info meeting this Sunday at 12:30pm in the quad to learn more details. Contacts: Francesca, or Todd, .

Ladies Coffee & Conversation – February 27
Ladies, remember to RSVP for our monthly Coffee & Conversation on Monday evening—this is open to all BRBC women 16 years & above. (See more details and RSVP on the City or by emailing Jan at ). Get closer with old friends and make new friends as we enjoy an evening of fellowship and discussing the attributes of God together. 

Baby Shower – March 4
Ladies, please join us for a baby shower honoring Sarah Cavicchi and Sharon Awig on Saturday, March 4 from 2:00-4:00pm in the quad room. This is for all BRBC women (16 years & above), regardless whether you know the expectant moms – come for fellowship! RSVP and see gift lists on the City.

Membership Introduction Class – March 5
Interested in becoming a member of Blue Ridge or just want to learn more about us? Come to the introduction class on March 5, 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. Sign up at .

“The Great I Am” Women’s Retreat – March 24 & 25
All BRBC women (ages 16 and older) are invited to join us at a very special version of our annual conference—featuring our own BRBC ladies as speakers! Our theme will be “The Great I Am,” celebrating the attributes of God. Enjoy fun and fellowship, testimonies from your sisters, as well as in-depth small group and break-out sessions here at the church. See the full schedule and how to register on the City. Registration starts March 5!

Our Character: Pure
Hebrews 13:1-6 focuses on practical application and shows that a pure faith will display a pure life. Pastor Jack discussed five areas where this will be true. As we live moment-by-moment what we truly believe, we will show a pure love, pure hospitality, pure empathy, pure marriages, and pure contentment. Listen to “Our Character: Pure.

Giving Report
Weekly giving needed for FY2017 budget – $18,496.19
Total giving for offering of 2/19/17 – $13,886.99
YTD giving needed for budget – $388,419.99
Actual YTD giving to budget – $411,873.02
Giving over budget – $23,453.03

This Week
February 26 – Communion (crackers are gluten free)
February 26, 12:30pm – Normandy Trip – Info Meeting & Lunch
February 27, 7:00pm – Women’s Coffee & Conversation 
March 4, 7:00am – Men’s Breakfast & Study, Kitchen

Next Month
March 4, 2:00pm – Baby Shower (Awig & Cavicchi)
March 5, 9:30am – Membership Information Class
March 7, 6:30am – Congregational Prayer with the Elders
March 12 – Baptism
Week of March 12 – Life Groups on break
March 24 & 25 – Women’s Retreat

Looking Ahead
April 8 – Church Work Day (Mark your calendars!)
April 14 & 16 – Good Friday & Easter
May 7 – Baskets of Blessings Churchwide Outreach
June 9-10 – Backyard Bible Club Teen Training
June 12-16 – Vacation Bible School (VBS)