Reminder – World Missions Potluck
This Sunday, August 23, we will host our Romanian missionaries, Adi and Lavinia Dreana, at a potluck after the 11:00 service in the auditorium. Everyone is encouraged to attend to hear what the Lord is doing in Romania through this dynamic couple. Please bring a main dish for 10 people and salad or dessert.

Middle School Parents Meeting
Parents of middle school youth are invited to a meeting on August 26, at 7:15pm. The meeting is about the start of a youth group for 6th- 8th grades (11-13 years old by September 30, 2015). Contact Julia Shaw-Fuller ( or Regina Gossage (

Baby Shower
Ladies, please come to a baby shower on August 29, at 2:00 p.m. to honor two soon-to-be first-time moms, Adrienne Green and Nicole Kavin. RSVP on The City or to our hostess Bethany Johns (

Special Sunday Schedule on August 30
On August 30 there’s just one worship service at 11:00 a.m. for the entire Blue Ridge church family to be together!

Fall Sunday School – The Gospel Project
Please take time to look at the bulletin flyer regarding the Gospel Project, which is our new Sunday School curriculum for all ages. Stop by the table in the foyer and sign up yourself and your family. Also, please sign up to be blessed by serving a rotation in children’s ministry.

Annual Congregational Meeting & Town Hall
Our Annual Congregational Meeting and Potluck are September 19. The FY2016 budget and other information will be sent out via The City by August 25. Photocopies will be available for pick up on August 30. A Town Hall meeting will be on September 6, 6:00 p.m. to bring your questions.

On August 16 Pastor Jack brought us back to the study in I Thessalonians entitled “The Raptured”. He encouraged us as believers to remember our destiny is to be with Jesus, here, now and forever. Do you find joy and comfort in light of your destiny or discomfort because of life changes that may need to be made?

Weekly giving needed for FY2015 budget: $18,573.00
Total giving to budget for week of 8/16/15: $14,062.89
YTD giving needed for budget: $848,164.00
YTD actual giving to budget: $736,227.30
YTD giving deficit from budget: — $111,936.70

August 23, 12:30pm – World Missions Potluck with the Dreanas from Romania (in auditorium)
August 26, 7:15pm – Middle School Parents Meeting
August 29, 2:00pm – Baby shower for Adrienne Green & Nicole Kavin

August 30, 11:00am – Worship together in one service only
August 30, 4:00-6:00pm – Awana Leadership Training

September 1, 6:30am – Congregational prayer with the elders
September 6, 9:30am – Sunday School “Gospel Project” begins for all ages
September 6, 6:00 pm – Town Hall Meeting
Week of September 13 – LIFE Groups resume for fall session
September 13, 12:30pm – World Missions Potluck with Joe & Denise Holman from Bolivia
September 13, 4:00pm – Awana begins!
September 17, 7:00pm – Financial Peace University class begins (contact
September 19, 5:30pm – Annual Congregational Meeting & Potluck