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Thanks to everyone who came out to last weekend’s Chill & Grill picnic! Praise God for the church family He’s given us here at BRBC!

Pastry Shop in Paris, Normandy fundraiser – This Sunday
French pastries, coffee, and a touch of Paris! You can support the short-term mission service team going to Normandy, France in September just by enjoying a pastry and photo op! Stop by the bake sale table this Sunday in the upstairs lobby or the photo booth in the library after 1st or 2nd service.

Cross-Training – August 20 or 27
Did you see the cross-training flyer in the bulletin last week? Cross-training is our annual event where we desire for each person who calls BRBC home to get trained up for ministry to our church body! Pick either August 20 or 27, 5:30-7:30pm, and come for free dinner for the whole family, childcare, and participate in our mission to Build Believers. Complete the response flyer in the bulletin on Sunday and drop it in the offering plate, on the back table, or see specific ministries and RSVP on the City.

Baptism – September 10
The next date available for baptism is September 10. If you or someone in your family wants to participate in it or future baptisms, email Brittany ( Parents, we have an excellent workbook that helps kids understand the meaning of baptism. Contact Regina Gossage ( to get a book and learn more about the process.

Carpe Diem
Teaching from Ecclesiastes 9:2-18, Pastor Jack helped us consider what kind of perspective we should have today. On one hand, we live with the reality that death is certain. On the other, we live with the uncertainties of this life. Sandwiched in between is the truth that today is the day God has given. The Preacher in Ecclesiastes tells us not to live life for its delights – but delight in the life you get to live. Listen to “Carpe Diem.

Giving Report: “They gave themselves first to the Lord and then to [His work] …” 2 Cor 8:5
Weekly giving needed for FY2017 budget – $18,496.19
Total giving for offering of 8/6/17 – $25,681.57
YTD giving needed for budget – $832,328.55
Actual YTD giving to budget – $868,154.12
Giving over budget – $35,825.57

This Week
August 13 – Pastry Shop in Paris (Normandy team)
August 15 (thru Aug 24) – Ladies Summer Bible Study, Mon/7pm, Tue/9am, or Thu/7pm, Contact
August 19, 5:00pm – High School Pool Party

This Month
August 20 & 27 – Cross-Training & Dinner (RSVP here or complete the bulletin flyer!)

Looking Ahead
September 3, 9:30am – Gospel Project resumes for all ages
September 3, 6:00pm – Town Hall on FY18 budget
September 6, 7:00pm – Youth Group Fall Kick-off
Week of September 10 – LIFE group fall session begins
September 10, 4:00pm – Awana Kick-off
September 16, 5:30pm – Annual Meeting & Potluck
October 6, 7:00pm – Romania Reborn Concert w/ JJ Heller