Here are a number of suggestions how to use this “caring & serving” list. And remember to scroll down for resources to maximize our time in this season at home!

1) Browse through the list to see if there is a need that God prompts your heart to meet.
Many of these are kid- and family-friendly!
2) Or look through the list to see if there is a way your Life Group can band together and
help in a way beyond what you could do as an individual.
3) Use this as a prayer list and set a reminder at a certain time each day – pray for one of the
groups of people represented by each organization.

Email Brittany with any questions.

CARING & SERVING OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY DURING COVID-19

  • “From Me, To You(care for those in nursing homes)
    Liaison: Eleni K | Send email
    • Mail a letter & some sunshine to one of our local nursing homes. Click HERE
    • This was initially a 4-H project by a member of the BRBC Youth Group and as of June, 364 letters had been sent from BRBCers!
  • Fusion ministry (care for foster kids/families)
    Liaison: church office | Send email
    • Need filled. 8 restaurant gift cards needed: to bless a local foster family who just took in a 3-mos-old baby girl with significant medical issues. These cards will help simplify one part of their lives!
  • Mobile Hope of Loudoun (disadvantaged youth)
    Liaison: Jennifer S | Send email

    • Donate Diapers (sizes 5 & 6) & wipes, paper towels, or toilet paper. They run every week when passed out at 20 stops made by their mobile bus.
    • Drop off at their office, Mon & Thu only (741 Miller Drive, Suite F, Leesburg, VA 20175). Or email Jennifer S and she will deliver them.
  • Help for neighbors – each of us!
    • Check-in via text or from a distance (emotional wellbeing)
    • Pick-up groceries or other items as needed (physical care)
    • Offer to pray (spiritual care)
    • Reach out to a neighbor card – Example card here

GIVE FINANCIALLY

This impacts both those in our community and those within our church family! Specifically, your giving is making support possible for: our world missionaries and those they help, the staff who are your local missionaries, local ministries such as Tree of Life and others, and a lot more.

Gifts designated “General Offerings” go toward our budget; gifts designated “Benevolence” or other designations are above and beyond the BRBC budget.

Thank you for being the means through which God provides!

Give here 

CARING FOR & SERVING WITHIN BRBC

Let’s remember—care starts within our church family! Do you have a need? Please don’t hesitate – reach out to the staff by emailing the office, or contact one of the pastors or life group leaders directly.

  • Ask yourself, who may be in need? Think of older couples, single moms, those with compromised health, those whose paycheck may be affected, etc
  • Check-in with someone via text or from a distance (emotional wellbeing)
  • Pick-up groceries or other items as needed (physical care)
  • Offer to pray (spiritual care)

RESOURCES FOR MAXIMIZING OUR TIME AT HOME

Staying at home means having more time together, but how do we maximize that? How can people in the many different roles and states of life come to the aid of others who might be in totally different roles and stages? What tips, tricks, and resources can we put forward to help us all as we adjust to the new normal?

Class recordings and slides are HERE

Need some encouragement? Click the link above for teaching in practical areas for these times. 

  • Marriage and Family Resources:

If you have a family, your first area of care is to them! Here are some resources during this time as you care for yourself and your relationship with God, your spouse, and your children.

30 devotionals for couples – Happily Ever After: finding grace in the messes of marriage (free download – DesiringGod.org)

Kids Bible lessons – Gospel Project video lessons and activities from Regina Gossage (log into BRC for access)