Snow policy: For a potential of week #2 of snow in the forecast for Sunday, remember that if weather impacts Sunday services, you will be notified through Blue Ridge Connect via email and text. Didn’t get a text last Sunday’s cancellation? Scroll down for instructions to set that up. You can also check the church website for updates.
Ladies, you’re invited to our women’s retreat: Remember that this Sunday is the final day to receive the Early Bird discount for the women’s retreat! Save money and put down your deposit by January 20. Regular registration will be available in a month. Go to brbible.org/womensretreat to register or learn more.
Is Blue Ridge Connect working for you? Remember to check out FAQs and helpful step-by-step instructions with screenshots at brbible.org/connect, and watch for new BRC tips coming soon! (tip #1 give online, tip #2 control your com settings)
By His Spirit: Women’s Retreat – early registration ends Jan 20
You’re invited to this year’s women’s retreat! Come join old and new friends for a focused time of growth, connection, and refreshment at beautiful White Sulphur Springs conference center, with speaker Ginger Harrington. Early registration is available for a limited time—between January 13-20, register and pay a $75 deposit to secure your spot and the Early Bird rate. (Remaining balances due March 17.) Regular registration will be open March 3 & 10. See rate options and learn more.
Middle school retreat – February 15-17
Students in middle school have an awesome winter retreat lined up with Pastor David and the youth group at Camp Highroad from February 15-17! The retreat includes worship and teaching, guys and girls small group time, and fun at camp. Signup and pay today ($100) at brbible.org/msretreat or visit the table at the back of the sanctuary. Contact Pastor David with questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Kids Check-in Team – immediate need
Do you use the check-in system each week for your children? We have an immediate need for additional volunteers. Would you consider volunteering on an occasional rotation to help make this service possible? Email Tom Abdoo (email@example.com) or on Blue Ridge Connect.
Mission: France – Fall 2019 opportunity
Mission: France is a 10-day service and learning trip led by our supported missionary Steve Darling. It is geared toward high school students and parents. We will learn about the history, especially the spiritual history of France, do some service work, have brief language and history lessons and daily worship times in French. We spend a week in Normandy and a week-end in Paris. Trip dates are October 17-27, 2019. Contact Trish Garvis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We maintain a non-budget fund to provide financial assistance within our congregation and in the community. The fund needs replenishing. Please help by writing “benevolence fund” on your check, help via online giving by selecting that fund or by texting 540-684-5521 (with the dollar amount and “benevolence”).
Snow Cancellation Policy
Because of the forecasted precipitation for Sunday, here is our Sunday service weather policy: In the event that weather impacts Sunday services you will be notified through Blue Ridge Connect via email and text*. You can also check the church website for updates.
*Make sure you have your communication preferences set in Blue Ridge Connect by logging in to your profileand choosing Actions > Communication Preferences. Check the box to receive updates from the “Blue Ridge Bible Church” group. To receive text updates, make sure your cell phone and wireless carrier are also set in the far right-hand column.
Did you know our sermons are archived online?
Check out our sermon archives at brbible.org! Listen via that webpage, or search and subscribe to “Blue Ridge Bible Church” in the itunes store.
Giving Report “They gave themselves first to the Lord and then to [His work] …” 2 Cor 8:5
Weekly giving needed for FY2019 budget – $18,815.17
Total giving for General Offering of 1/13/19 – $3,651.00
YTD giving needed for budget – $282,227.55
Actual YTD giving to budget – $267,985.99
Giving under budget – $14,241.56
January 20 – Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
January 20 – Women’s retreat registration – deadline for early bird price is this Sunday!
Week of January 20 – Life Groups
January 22, 9:30-11:30am – Ladies winter Bible study (thru 5/21)
January 23, 7:00-9:00pm – Youth Group
January 25, 7:00pm – Young Adults (thru 5/24)
January 25-27 – High School DNow retreat
January 26, 7:00am – Men’s breakfast & study, kitchen
February 15-17 – Middle School retreat – signup today!
March 29-31 – Women’s retreat – register at brbible.org/womensretreat