TOL request, cross training deadline + Commission

Special request – have you volunteered with Tree of Life Ministries? If so, will you click “reply” right now and send Brittany a quick response with when and how you volunteered? Please & thanks!

A big thank you those who helped in key ways with last week’s Chill & Grill: Wayne Mason, for the delicious pulled pork;Marion Esposito, for capturing baptisms and the evening in photos; and to the many who came early and stayed late to pitch in. Thank you all!

Cross training is for ALL current and new volunteers and the signup deadline is this Sunday. Please signup at the link below!

Cross Training – August 18 & August 25
Cross training is for ALL current and new volunteers serving at BRBC! To help us plan dinner and the most effective training, please signup here! (Deadline is Sunday.) Here’s what to do: Pick a ministry, pick a date to attend, and then RSVP by the Aug 11 deadline for free dinner, childcare, and participate in our mission to build believers! You can also see a list of ministries and descriptions at the link above.

Ladies Bunco Night – August 22
Lori Horner & Jan Bode are planning a fun night of Bunco and all BRBC ladies are invited. Thursday/Aug 22, 7-9 pm, at the Bode’s. No worries if you don’t know how to play, we’ll teach you! Click here to RSVP here.

Great Things celebration – September 8
Join us for a very special Sunday, as we close out our summer schedule! September 8, 11am-1:30pm, is when we will have this year’s Great Things celebration. One service only, at 11:00am, with a catered BBQ lunch afterwards. RSVPs are needed for lunch by Sept 1 (no exceptions possible). RSVP now! More details: We want to pause to celebrate all God has done in and through BRBC this past year with worship and a ministry year-in-review, and also commit the coming year to Him (11am-12pm). This year, we’re continuing the celebration with a catered BBQ lunch together, immediately following the service (12-12:45pm, $5/adult & $2/child). We’ll wrap everything up with a vote on leadership and how we’ll spend your money next year (12:45-1:30pm). Make plans to come, you are invited!

Transition into fall – next 6 weeks
Here’s what you need to watch out for as we transition to fall over the next 6 weeks: Be equipped to continue or start serving at Cross Training on Aug 18 or 25. Bring questions on church leadership & budget to the Town Hall on Aug 28 (see those here on BRC). Enjoy the Great Things celebration & RSVP for lunch on Sept 8. The following Sunday, Sept 15, will mark the beginning of our fall schedule and will kick-off all of our ministries restarting this fall; see fall launch info here. Let’s be encouraged that God is at work in His church, both here and around the world!

Sunday service volunteer highlight: Security Team
Can you lock a door?  Are you willing to serve one hour every two months?  We are not looking for the “Rock,” “Rambo,” or “Dirty Harry.” The Worship Security Team is looking for committed members who want to ensure a safe and non-disruptive worship service. Don’t be intimidated by the requirements. We only ask that you: are a Follower of Jesus Christ; regularly attend our worship service; are a Church Member or Associate Member; understand the published security procedures; are aware of all exits and ability to assist in an emergency. Sign up for training at Cross Training! Text Mike Horner (703 606 0656) with questions or if you are interested.

A Story About A Commissioning
Continuing in a summer series on “The Holiness of God” from the book of Isaiah, Pastor Jack taught from Isaiah 6. We are reminded through Isaiah’s commissioning that we are on mission for God too! God is holy, we are to orient around Him, and our everyday, small ways of steady faithfulness are used for His mission as well. Listen to “A Story About A Commissioning..”

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 8/4/19 – $27,815.50
YTD giving needed for budget – $827,867.48
Actual YTD giving to budget – $841,843.20
Giving over budget – $13,975.72

This Week
August 11 – Cross training signup deadline
August 12, 8:00am-10:30pm – Youth group: Kings Dominion trip
August 12, 7:00pm – Ladies evening Bible study (thru 8/12)
August 13, 9:30-11:30am – Moms Bible study (thru 8/20)
August 14, 7:00-9:00pm – Youth Group
August 17, 7:00am – Men’s breakfast & study, kitchen

This Month
August 18 & 25, 5:30-7:30pm – Cross Training to serve at BRBC – please signup by Aug 11!
August 22, 7:00-9:00pm – Ladies Bunco Night
August 28, 7:00-8:00pm – Town Hall meeting for Questions

Looking Ahead 
September 8, 11:00am-1:30pm – Great Things celebration, followed by catered lunch & church vote – RSVP here
September 10, 9:30-11:30am – Ladies fall Bible study, see details at
September 15 – Sunday School restarts, see details at
Week of September 15 – Fall ministries & Life Groups launch, see details at
September 27-28 – Revive 2019 livestream @ BRBC