Summer schedule, lots of things + Passion for Jesus

Be sure to visit the VBS and Backyard Bible Club tables this Sunday or next to learn more and sign up!

Next Sunday starts our summer schedule, with no Sunday school classes for all and other changes for kids! Check out the specifics below. 

Vacation Bible School Registration
Registration is open for “Maker Fun Factory” VBS, running 9am-12pm the week of June 12-16 for ages 5-11. Cost is $20/child ($50/family max). Leaders and helpers (age 12+) are needed! Visit the table downstairs on Sunday to sign-up or print off the form and turn it in Sunday.

Backyard Bible Clubs – Churchwide Outreach
We need families to be host homes! Visit the table in the upstairs lobby today to host a club and for other ways to get involved. Click here for ways you can pray, plan, and get involved!  Praise God for the 15+ teens who volunteered to lead clubs! Let’s keep praying for gospel seeds to be planted in kids’ hearts and for deeper relationships with our neighbors.

Summer Sunday Schedule – Starts June 4
Today is the final day for Sunday School classes (kids and adults) until fall. From June 4-August 27, childcare is available for ages 0-3 during the entirety of the 9:30 and 11:00 services; ages 4-8 leave for RidgeKids after worship.

Membership Introduction Class – June 4
Interested in becoming a member of Blue Ridge or just want to learn more about us? Come to the introduction class on June 4, 9:30am in the library. Sign up at .

Ladies Summer Bible Study – Starts week of June 19
Join us for a 10-week, in-depth Bible study on the attributes of God, to give you a deeper, more accurate view of who God is. There will be morning and evening options. See details and sign up on the City or at the table at the back of the sanctuary on June 4 or 11. 

Memorial Day 
As we remember the service and sacrifice of our military this Memorial Day weekend, please pray for their families, for our country and its leaders, and for spiritual revival in our churches.

Experiencing Passion for Christ
Our missionary to Bolivia, Joe Holman, asked us, “Are we experiencing the reality of Christ daily, or are we bogged down, tired, and not passionate about Jesus?” John 21:1-14 shows how the disciples became distracted from bearing the fruit of experiencing life with the living and abiding Jesus, giving a great visual for our lives as well. Listen to “Experiencing Passion for Christ.

Giving Report
Weekly giving needed for FY2017 budget – $18,496.19
Total giving for offering of 5/21/17 – $8,992.45
YTD giving needed for budget – $628,870.46
Actual YTD giving to budget – $664,469.75
Giving over budget – $35,599.29

This Week
May 28 – Communion (crackers are gluten free)
May 28 – Final Sunday School until Sept 3
May 28 – VBS Registration & Backyard Bible Club Host Home Sign-ups

Next Week
June 4 – Summer Sunday Schedule Begins
* Childcare for nursery up to age 8 during 9:30 and 11:00am services (4-8s leave the service after worship)
June 4, 9:30am – Membership Information Class
June 4, 12:15pm – Congregational Vote
June 7, 7:00pm – Youth Group Volunteers Meeting (no YG)
June 9-10 – Backyard Bible Club Teen Training

Looking Ahead
Week of June 12 – Ladies Summer Bible Study Begins
June 12-16 – Vacation Bible School (VBS)
June 24, 2:00 – Baby Shower (Johns & Green)
June 24 – Middle School Pool Party
June 26, 7:00pm – Perks & Poets concert