This Sunday, come prepared to celebrate communion together, as well as be a part of the conclusion of our high schooler DNow weekend with Pastor David preaching.

Immediate need to drive church van on rotation!
We’re looking for several people to form a rotation to help provide transportation for Kala Loveless and her 4 children, starting immediately. Do you have a heart to make possible a young family’s participation on Sunday mornings in this practical way? The church van can be used, location is 5 minutes away from BRBC. Pickup is needed at 9:15am and return trip is after 2nd service concludes. Contact Kala at kckalaciano@gmail.com.

Membership Orientation & Celebration – February 3
Do you consider BRBC your church home? Then come to our next orientation at 9:30am in Room 104 to get started on the membership process, or just come to learn more about BRBC! Already been to the class? Let Brittany know (brittany@brbible.org) if you’re close to finishing the self-paced online material and join us Feb 3 to celebrate your new membership.

Baptism Service & Celebration – February 3 deadline 
If you or someone in your family would like to participate in our next baptism celebration the evening of February 17, please let Brittany know by Feb 3 at the latest (brittany@brbible.org). Parents, contact Regina Gossage if your child is interested in baptism but has not yet completed a kids baptism workbook and we’ll include them in a future baptism.

Joni & Friends ministry to the disabled – February 10
BRBC has sent a team to Joni & Friends Family Retreats in Spruce Lake, PA for many years now. Interesting in serving families which have a disabled person, providing a week of respite and fun? The veteran team invites anyone (16 & older) interested in joining the team. Come to an info meeting on Sunday/Feb 10 at 12:30 in Rm 104, or contact Debbie Stevenson (debstime64@gmail.com).

Visitor Connection Lunch – February 10
Are you new to BRBC within the past 6 months? Join the leadership at a special lunch to welcome you! Details are Sunday, February 10 at 12:30pm, downstairs in the quad classroom. We do need your help—please RSVP by Feb 3 by emailing Brittany (brittany@brbible.org), or by dropping a connection card in the offering plate (include # attending & contact info).

Middle school retreat – February 15-17
Students in middle school have an awesome winter retreat lined up with Pastor David and the youth group at Camp Highroad from February 15-17! The retreat includes worship and teaching, guys and girls small group time, and fun at camp. Signup and pay today ($100) at brbible.org/msretreat or visit the table at the back of the sanctuary on Feb 3 or at youth group. Contact Pastor David with questions (david@brible.org).

Kids Check-in Team – immediate need 
Do you use the check-in system each week for your children? We have an immediate need for additional volunteers. Would you consider volunteering on an occasional rotation to help make this service possible? Email Tom Abdoo (tom.abdoo@comcast.net) or on Blue Ridge Connect.

Blue Ridge Connect Tip #3 
Want to be a part of our church directory? Did you know that’s as simple as uploading individual and family photos to your profile and adjusting your privacy settings to share your email & phone number? Check out the bulletin flyer on Sunday or follow the step-by-step FAQ to adjust your settings! (Not a part of Blue Ridge Connect yet? Visit brbible.org/connect today.)

Scattered for a Purpose
Continuing in a series in the book of Joshua called “From Promise to Victory,” Pastor Jack preached from Joshua chapter 21. We learn of God’s amazing plan, that He deliberately interspersed His priests throughout Israel to establish a godly influence. Through the Holy Spirit indwelling us, He’s intentionally placed each of us where we are today to similarly influence those around us toward Jesus! Listen to “Scattered for a Purpose.

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 1/20/19 – $68,059.39
YTD giving needed for budget – $301,042.72
Actual YTD giving to budget – $336,045.35
Giving over budget – $35,002.63

This Week
January 27 – Communion (crackers are gluten free)
Week of January 27 – Life Groups 
January 29, 9:30-11:30am – Ladies winter Bible study (thru 5/21)
January 30, 7:00-9:00pm – Youth Group
February 1, 7:00pm – Young Adults (thru 5/24)
February 2, 7:00am – Men’s breakfast & study, kitchen

Next Month
February 3, 9:30am – Membership orientation & celebration
February 10, 12:30pm – Visitor connection lunch (RSVP by 2/3)
February 10, 12:30pm – Joni & Friends interest meeting
Week of February 10 – No Life Groups (1-week break)
February 15-17 – Middle School retreat – signup today!
February 17, 7:00-8:00pm – Baptism & Pastor David’s ordination celebration

Looking Ahead
March 29-31 – Women’s retreat – register at brbible.org/womensretreat