Ridge Notes for July 23, 2015

2nd Annual Chill & Grill
Everyone is encouraged to attend our 2nd Annual Chill & Grill at the Franklin Park Pavilion on Sunday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Come on out and enjoy the fellowship, playing Frisbee Golf or softball, watching kids on the nearby playground, or just sittin’ around eating grilled hot dogs, chips, and watermelon. Access to the pool is included from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. All of this fun is just $5.00 per person. So that enough food is provided, you must sign up and pay CASH on July 26 or August 2nd in the foyer.

Last Call for Normandy, France Trip
There’s one last chance to join the Greenhouse Normandy Ministry Trip. Deadline to register is August 7. Contact Francesca Edling for details at or (703) 431-8627.

BRBC Tote Bags & Water Bottles
BRBC logo tote bags and water bottles are available for purchase in the foyer on Sunday. It’s on the honor-system so just take a bag and leave $5.00 in the basket.  They are strong enough for groceries and who knows, maybe someone will see the church’s name and as you about your church.

Changes in Our Library
Our Church library is being reorganized. Feel free to use it, just realize that things might be in new locations. Our system is being revised into Dewey Decimal order. Look for updates on our collection of library materials to be coming soon! And for those who didn’t even know we have a great library, it’s in Room 104 in the lower level. Check it out for summer reading options!! For more information about our library or to make book donations, contact our new librarian, Andria Donnelly ().

Our guest speaker was Paul Smith, the chaplain and executive director of Tree of Life Ministries. He shared from Micah 6:8 and Luke 10, tying together our call to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with the story of the Good Samaritan. Download it here.

GIVING REPORT — A few more steps backwards again this week on decreasing our deficit. Your help in decreasing this deficit would be appreciated.

Weekly giving needed for FY2015 budget: $18,573.00
Total giving to budget for week of 7/19/15: $13,842.01
YTD giving needed for budget: $773,872.00
YTD actual giving to budget: $643,264.30
YTD giving deficit from budget: —$130,607.70

July 26 – Communion (for those with allergies, our communion crackers are gluten free rice crackers)
July 26 – Sign up in foyer for Chill & Grill
July 27-31 – Overnight Kids Camp at Freedom Center

August 2-7 – Joni & Friends Camp (pray for the team)
August 2 – Sign up in foyer for Chill & Grill
August 4, 6:30am – Congregational prayer with the elders
August 9, 4:00-8:00pm – 2nd Annual Chill & Grill at Franklin Park
August 30, 4:00-6:00pm – Awana Leadership Training

September 6, 9:30am – New Sunday School Plan begins for all ages
Week of September 13 – LIFE Groups resume for fall session
September 19 – Annual Congregational Meeting & Potluck