Have a high schooler? Remember to register them for the DNow retreat coming up January 25-27! The last day to register is this Sunday.

Ladies, see below for great upcoming opportunities for the women’s retreat and a baby shower for Sarah Cavicchi and Sarah Franco.

In the event of severe weather this weekend, please take note of our snow policy below.

By His Spirit: Women’s Retreat – early registration Jan 13 & 20
You’re invited to this year’s women’s retreat! Come join old and new friends for a focused time of growth, connection, and refreshment at beautiful White Sulphur Springs conference center, with speaker Ginger Harrington. Early registration is available for a limited time—between January 13-20, register and pay a $75 deposit to secure your spot and the Early Bird rate. (Remaining balances due March 17.) Regular registration will be open March 3 & 10. See rate options and learn more here.

Kingdom Calling opportunity: volunteer w/ Tree of Life – January 19
This is an opportunity that’s part of our Kingdom Calling focus, to be a part of the restoration Jesus is already starting to bring, here and now! Our local poverty relief parachurch ministry, Tree of Life Ministries, hosts its bi-monthly volunteer introduction program Saturday/January 19 from 9-10:00am at the Tree of Life Center. Questions? Check out the eventor call (540) 441-7920.

Baby shower – January 19
Ladies, please join us for a baby shower honoring Sarah Cavicchi and Sarah Franco on Saturday, January 19 from 10:00am-12:00pm at the home of Karen Gill. This is for all BRBC women (16 years & above), regardless whether you know the expectant moms—come for fellowship! RSVP and see gift lists on Blue Ridge Connect (go to the Women’s Ministry group calendar).

DNow high school retreat – January 25-27
DNow is our annual local retreat for our high schoolers that includes worship and teaching, guys and girls small group time, and overnight hosting by BRBC families. Signup and pay today ($50) at brbible.org/dnow or visit the table at the back of the sanctuary on Sunday. Willing to be a host home or a volunteer? Pastor David is still in need of help, please contact him at david@brbible.org to learn more.

Snow Cancellation Policy
Because of the forecasted precipitation for Sunday, here is our Sunday service weather policy: In the event that weather impacts Sunday services you will be notified through Blue Ridge Connect via email and text*. You can also check the church website for updates.

            *Make sure you have your communication preferences set in Blue Ridge Connect by logging in to your profile and choosing Actions>Communication Preferences. Check the box to receive updates from the “Blue Ridge Bible Church” group. To receive text updates, make sure your cell phone and wireless carrier are also set.

A Refuge From Wrath
Continuing in a series in the book of Joshua called “From Promise to Victory,” Pastor Jack preached from Joshua chapter 20 which reminds us that just as God made places of refuge for the Israelites, God has given us an eternal place of refuge in Jesus Christ. Listen to “A Refuge From Wrath”

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 1/6/19 – $12,779.25
YTD giving needed for budget – $263,412.38
Actual YTD giving to budget – $264,334.99
Giving over budget – $922.61

This Week
Week of January 13 – Not too late to join a Life Group!
January 13 & 20 – Women’s retreat registration – visit the table on Sunday or brbible.org/womensretreat
January 15, 9:30-11:30am – Ladies winter Bible study (thru 5/21)
January 16, 7:00-9:00pm – Youth Group
January 18, 7:00pm – Young Adults (thru 5/24)
January 19, 7:00am – Men’s breakfast & study, kitchen
January 19, 9:00-10:00am – Tree of Life Volunteer intro program (call 540 441 7920)
January 19, 10:00am-12:00pm – Baby shower (Cavicchi & Franco)

This Month
January 25-27 – High School DNow retreat – signup deadline Sunday!

Looking Ahead
February 15-17 – Middle School retreat
March 29-31 – Women’s retreat – register at brbible.org/womensretreat