This Saturday, come on out to the fall workday @ church! You can RSVP here—but come regardless of an RSVP. Rakes, tarps, shovels, and leaf blowers are helpful. Plenty of indoor tasks are available if there is rain.

Remember Daylights Savings Time ends this Sunday morning – Be sure to set your clocks back one hour Saturday before bed to arrive when you intend to on Sunday morning!

Also on Sunday, see you at 9:30am in Room 104 for our Membership Orientation & Celebration. Sunday is also the international day of prayer for the persecuted church.

Moms’ Connection – November 8
Mom’s Connection is a group targeted at encouraging and equipping moms in their God-given roles, meeting bimonthly on the second Thursday from 9:30-11:30am. The purpose is to provide Biblical perspective, fun, and refreshment as well as practical motherhood help. $10 if you pay this Sunday/$15 at the door. RSVP now on Blue Ridge Connect and pay $10 at the table in the sanctuary on Sunday, or $15 at the door.

Satisfied 2018 – November 18 
Mark your calendars for Sunday evening, November 18 for a special time of worship, 7:00-8:00pm only. Come prepare your heart for Thanksgiving! 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.

Thanksgiving Together – November 22 
Looking for a way to bless those in need? Tree of Life Ministries needs lots of donations of specific food items to help make their annual free meal possible. Anyone is welcome to attend the dinner at 12:00 noon and join in the community! Opportunities to serve food at the meal, greet, and more are also available. Sign up here.

Bless Your Neighbor – what’s next?
As we wrap up our month-long focus on blessing those God has placed around us, continue to be praying intentionally for the folks you identified and looking for ways to B.L.E.S.S. them. This doesn’t end here! Let’s keep asking one another, “Who is God calling me to bless?” and sharing stories of who we blessed during the week. Click here for an awesome testimony from Rosaria Butterfield on blessings neighbors!

Blue Ridge Connect FAQs
Now that you’ve activated your Blue Ridge Connect account, personalize your experience at our new online church community! What are your next steps? 1) Add photos of you and your family; 2) Adjust your privacy settings; 3) Select your communication settings & control what emails you receive and when. Watch for complete FAQs—including helpful screenshots—coming soon at! Questions? Email Brittany.

Save the Date – Women’s Retreat 2019
Ladies, be sure to mark down next year’s dates for the women’s retreat, so you can plan to come! March 29-31 at White Sulphur Springs, PA. Check out the bulletin flyer on Sunday for more details and for new sponsorship opportunities!

How to keep going when life is horrible
Our visiting missionary to Bolivia, Joe Holman, preached from 2 Timothy 4 and shared an honest look at their lives and faith following the death of their oldest son. Listen to “How to keep going when life is horrible.

Giving Report “They gave themselves first to the Lord and then to [His work] …” 2 Cor 8:5
Weekly giving needed for FY2019 budget – $18,815.17
Total giving for General Offering of 10/28/18 – $9,825.36
YTD giving needed for budget – $75,260.68
Actual YTD giving to budget – $57,171.28
Giving under budget – $18,089.40

This Week
November 4 – International Day of Prayer: Persecuted Church (learn more at Smyrna Ministries)
November 4, 9:30am – Membership Orientation & Celebration
Week of November 4 – Life Groups (thru 11/17)
November 6, 6:30am – Congregational prayer w/ the elders
November 6, 9:30-11:30am – Ladies fall Bible study (thru 11/13)
November 7, 7:00-9:00pm – Youth Group
November 8, 9:30-11:30am – Moms’ Connection
November 9, 7:00pm – Young Adults (thru 11/16)
November 10, 7:00am – Men’s Breakfast & Study, Kitchen

This Month
November 11 & 18 – Operation Christmas Child w/ Awana
November 17, 9:00-10:00am – Tree of Life Volunteer Introduction
November 18, 7:00pm – Satisfied 2018
November 22, 12:00-2:30pm – Thanksgiving Together (Sign up here)

Looking Ahead
March 29-31 – Save the Date: Women’s retreat @ White Sulphur Springs