Winter Weather + Truth for 2017

Just a reminder that we’ll post on the City and church website if any changes will be made to scheduled church activities, especially with the snow season upon us. Please remember to check these before you come to church! Because we have so many people who live in areas where the roads get icy and don’t get cleared, we often decide to cancel Sunday services. Our staff tries to make the call by 7:30am on those Sunday mornings when snow has fallen or is predicted to fall during the worship times.

Would you like to bless Ivaylo & Martina with meals? See the schedule at TakeThemAMeal, password is “martina.”

Ladies Bible Study – Believing God
This is the last week to sign up for the ladies Bible study starting January 10 on Believing God by Beth Moore, delving into the character of God. We will follow the Life Group schedule for two 10-week sessions and will have two weeks per lesson so the homework won’t be overwhelming. Childcare if needed is available at no cost to you. See the flyer for details this Sunday and sign up on the City or at the table at the back of the sanctuary.

Life Groups Resume Next Week
Resolve now to join a group to better connect with your church family and to be encouraged and grow! See the flyer on Sunday for current groups and contact info.

Retirement Party for Debbie Stevenson – January 14
Please come celebrate Debbie (ages 18 and above) during a dessert reception to follow a short program on Saturday, January 14 from 7:00-9:00pm. Please note no childcare will be provided; please consider coordinating with your Life Group or another family to arrange for childcare offsite. See more info and RSVP on the City or by emailing to help us plan.

World Missions Potluck – January 22
Our missionary to Normandy, France, Stephen Darling, will be here on January 22. Please stay after the 2nd service for a potluck to hear about what God is doing in his life. Bring a main dish for 10 AND a salad or dessert.

High School DNow Retreat – January 27-29
Our youth group’s eighth year of participating in DiscipleNow (DNow) is upon us! DNow is an in-town, weekend retreat at Purcellville Baptist Church and in BRBC homes. Cost is $50 for meals and a t-shirt; sign up with David Parker by January 20 and see more details on the City. Are you willing to be a host home or a small group leader? Contact .

New Year’s Day Sermon
Pastor Jack started the New Year off with a look at the basis of truth in our world today. How can we better equip ourselves as followers of Jesus in 2017? By anchoring ourselves in the Word, speaking the gospel with both humility and confidence, using the tool of God’s Word when we speak, and living what we believe. Click to listen to the full sermon.

Giving Report
Weekly giving needed for FY2017 budget – $18,496.19
Total giving for offering of 1/1/17 – $18,566.20
Total giving for December offerings – $131,370.22
YTD giving needed for budget – $258,946.66
Actual YTD giving to budget – $300,720.72
Giving over budget – $41,774.06

Week of January 8 – Winter LIFE group sessions begins
January 10, 9:30am – Winter Women’s Bible Study Begins
January 14, 7:00am – Men’s Breakfast & Study, Kitchen
January 14, 7:00pm – Retirement Party for Debbie Stevenson

January 22 – World Missions Potluck – Stephen Darling
January 27-29 – High School DNow Retreat
January 29 & February 5 – Souper Bowl of Caring Food Drop-off
January 30, 7:00pm – Women’s Coffee & Conversation

February 5, 9:30am – Membership Information Class
February 27, 7:00pm – Women’s Coffee & Conversation
March 24 & 25 – Women’s Conference