Tea, cookies, xmas outreach, earlybird registration + Thank you

Happy thanksgiving to everyone! Hope everyone had a blessed time together, realizing that we give thanks not only for what we see, but for all the future certainties we have by faith!

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A lot of sign-up deadlines are listed below. Take a minute to browse through and decide what applies to you!

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) or at the table at the back of the sanctuary on Sunday.

2018 Women’s Retreat – December 31 registration deadline
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 by signing up 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. Remember that a retreat gift certificate makes a wonderful Christmas gift!

Christmas Outreach – Some help needed!
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! Watch for details coming soon on the Churchwide Caroling in Our Community outreach!

City App – do you have it?
The City App for Android or iOS helps you stay connected to our church, anytime and anywhere. Get immediate push notifications from posts in your groups, make donations, RSVP for events, invite people to join a group, and much more. Install the app today! Email Hilary with Qs ().

A Thank You Letter
Pastor Jack taught from Psalm 30, using David’s life to show that nothing is outside the scope and power of God’s redeeming grace—not health, enemies, or even sin and death. God’s grace convicts and humbles us, and brings us gratitude and joy! Listen to “A Thank You Letter.

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 11/19/17 – $13,499.81
YTD giving needed for budget – $150,509.68
Actual YTD giving to budget – $134,862.19
Giving under budget – $15,647.49

This Week
November 26 – Communion (crackers are gluten free)
November 29 – No Middle or High School Youth Group
December 2, 10:00am – YG Food Pantry Delivery @ Tree of Life

Next Month
December 3, 9:30am – Membership Introduction Class
December 9, 3:00pm – Ladies Christmas Tea & Cookie Exchange
December 9 – Deadline for Mobile Hope backpack drop-off
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 Registration earlybird deadline

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