Satisfied, fall hike, Christmas outreach + A song

Couple of events this Saturday: the youth group has a fall hike planned and Tree of Life Ministries offers their next volunteer introduction

Thank you to the 45+ folks who came with willing hands and worked hard at the workday last Saturday! You are appreciated!

Satisfied 2019 – November 24 
Come a week from this Sunday evening, November 24, for our 2nd annual night of thanksgiving and worship, 7:00-8:00pm only. Prepare your heart for Thanksgiving and enjoy the songs we’ve learned as a congregation these past months! Whether the holiday is a good time for you, or one that requires effort to be with family, let’s join together and remember who we’re supposed to go to to be satisfied.

Christmas outreach opportunities – due back November 24 
We’re heading into your last week to pick up a gift tag or pack a shoebox for our Christmas outreach opportunities! Be sure to visit the table at the back of the sanctuary Sunday to get involved and be a part of blessing children around the world, or local families in need, next month at Christmastime. Sunday/Nov 24 is the deadline to bring back your gift or shoebox. Looking for a personal connection? Volunteer with Tree of Life to wrap or pass out gifts; see for specific serving opportunities.

Life groups on break – starting Nov 24
Next week will finish our first 10-week Life Group session! Life Groups will be on break starting November 24 until the week of January 5. Ladies’ Bible studies will also break until after the new year. Plan now to join with a smaller group of believers in the new year and be encouraged together. During this break in our schedules, may we be prayerful and intentional to create space in our hearts and lives to encounter Jesus as we approach His advent.

Membership orientation & celebration – December 1 
Do you consider BRBC your church home? Then come to our next orientation at 9:30am in Room 104 to get started on the membership process, or just come to learn more about BRBC! Already been to the class? Let Brittany know () if you’re close to finishing the self-paced online material and join us Dec 1 to celebrate your new membership!

BRC Tip: Support your church online
Check out the bulletin flyer on Sunday for tips how to give online via Blue Ridge Connect and support BRBC in an easy, safe, and consistent way! (Not a part of Blue Ridge Connect yet? Visit today.) Heading into the holidays, remember to visit before you make a purchase! AmazonSmile donates a portion to BRBC if you designate us.

The Millennial Song
Continuing a series this fall on “In Whom Will We Trust” from the book of Isaiah, Past Jack covered Isaiah 26 about the future that God’s Word reveals and the impact it ought to have on us today. Listen to “The Millennial Song.

Giving Report “They gave themselves first to the Lord and then to [His work] …” 2 Cor 8:5
Weekly giving needed for FY2020 budget – $19,017.31
Total giving for General Offering of 11/10/19 – $13,919.35
YTD giving needed for budget – $114,103.86
Actual YTD giving to budget – $91,906.40
Giving under budget – $22,197.46

This Week
November 17, 9:30am – Sunday school classes for all ages
Week of November 17 –  Life Groups (last week)
November 18, 8:00-8:45pm – Ladies evening Bible study
November 19, 9:30-11:30am – Ladies fall Bible study
November 20, 7:00-9:00pm – Youth Group
November 23, 7:00am – Men’s breakfast & study, kitchen

This Month
Month of November – Deadline for Christmas outreaches
November 24, 7:00-9:00pm – Satisfied 2019: Thanksgiving worship
November 28 – Thanksgiving Together: Kingdom Calling opportunity – volunteer signup here!

Looking Ahead
December 1, 9:30am – Membership orientation & celebration
December 14, 2:00-4:00pm – Women’s Christmas tea
December 24, 6:00-7:00pm – Christmas Eve service
March 13-15, 2020 – Save the date: Women’s retreat