Notes for Bill & Linda Parker. If you missed your chance last Sunday to write a thank-you note to Bill & Linda for their 27 years serving as elder and servant leaders here at BRBC, you can still email or give Brittany a note for them by this Sunday.

Backpacks for homeless teens. Looking for a local opportunity to bless those in need this Christmas season? Learn more here.

Humongous thank you! To all who came out to the fall workday last Saturday! Having 60+ individuals made the list of 42 tasks go very quickly, and we had fun despite 20-degree temps!

Pack A Shoebox – November 19
BRBC is participating once again in the Operation Christmas Child (OCC) shoebox project by Samaritan’s Purse. This reaches millions of children all over the world each year with the good news of Jesus! See the bulletin flyer on Sunday for instructions or visit and drop your box off before the end of Awana this Sunday at 5:30.

Membership Introduction Class – December 3
Interested in becoming a member of BRBC or just want to learn more about us? Come to the introduction class on December 3, 9:30am in Rm 104. The class is offered on the first Sunday of each month and is the intro for the self-paced online portion of the course. Sign up at

Ladies Christmas Tea & Cookie Exchange – December 9
Come enjoy traditional British tea and scones on December 9, 3:00-5:00pm, and take home a variety of delicious cookies for your family! Bring 3 dozen of your best Christmas cookies, with recipe included for display. Learn more and RSVP on the City (ladies 16 and over please).

2018 Women’s Retreat – Complete in Christ
See the bulletin flyer or visit the table at the back of the sanctuary on Sunday to register for a very special retreat and receive an earlybird discount! Save $90 if you signup by December 31 (prices go up January 1). The registration fee includes great teaching by Kim Hyland, 5 gourmet meals, and 2 restful night’s sleep at the beautiful White Sulphur Springs retreat center. See the City for costs, what’s included, and complete info.

Christmas Outreach – Some help needed!
Do you have a heart to help out by serving behind-the-scenes? We need some extra hands willing to help out on a limited basis with a few tasks to make our next churchwide outreach a reality! Can you help out ahead of time by assembling tract/treat packets? Or can you help out the night-of by remaining at the church during caroling and setting up refreshments (December 17, 6-7pm)? If any of these roles catch your interest, please talk with Brittany or email Read about what happened during caroling last year!

The Mentor
Pastor Jack preached from Ps 119:9-16, which exhorts us to relentlessly pursue and practice the wisdom of the great Mentor—God. How wonderful that our God makes Himself known to us … we have access to his perfect wisdom and guidance for all questions, circumstances, and needs! Listen to “The Mentor.

Giving report “They gave themselves first to the Lord and then to [His work] …” 2 Cor 8:5
Weekly giving needed for FY2018 budget – $18,813.71
Total giving for offering of 11/12/17 – $23,408.21
YTD giving needed for budget – $131,695.97
Actual YTD giving to budget – $121,362.38
Giving under budget – $10,333.59

This Week
November 19 – OCC shoebox drop-off – last Sunday!
November 22 & 29 – No Middle or High School Youth Group
November 23 – Thanksgiving Together w/ Tree of Life
November 23 & 24 – Thanksgiving Weekend (office closed)

Next Month
December 2, 10:00am – YG Food Pantry Delivery @ Tree of Life
December 9, 3:00pm – Ladies Christmas Tea & Cookie Exchange
December 9 – Deadline to drop off Mobile Hope backpacks
December 17, 5:30-7:30pm – Churchwide Caroling in Our Community
December 20 – Youth Group Christmas Party
December 24, 11:00am only – Christmas Eve Service (no evening service)
December 27 & January 3 – No Middle or High School Youth Group
December 31 – Regular Sunday Schedule
December 31 – Women’s Retreat earlybird deadline

Looking Ahead
January 5-7 – Middle School Retreat
Week January 7 – Winter Life Group session begins
January 9 – Ladies Bible study begins
January 26-28 – High School DNow Retreat