REMINDERS – (1) Weather issues: There are rumors of snow possibilities this weekend. Remember to check the website or The City for cancellation or change notices before you come on Sunday. (2) Assuming the weather reports are wrong and we are meeting on Sunday as usual, please join us in celebrating the launch of the Souper Bowl for Caring event by wearing your favorite football team’s jersey. And don’t forget to visit your neighbors by Saturday and give them one of our Souper Bowl donor cards (see more details below).
Souper Bowl of Caring Outreach Opportunity
Souper Bowl of Caring is a church wide outreach which will impact our community on multiple levels. This outreach will introduce us to our neighbors, feed the hungry, and hopefully begin to establish relationships too. Your distribution of cards to your neighbors was to be done by January 24. If you need more cards, they are available in the foyer on Sunday. The pick-up of food should be scheduled by you for this coming week or no later than January 31. Bring all collected food to church before or on February 1. Additional explanation of this event is at brbible.org, including a pdf to print more.
If you are new to Blue Ridge in the last six months, you are invited to attend a catered lunch on Sunday, February 8, immediately after the 11:00 service. Our leadership wants to get to know you and for you to know us a little better. To ensure there’s enough food, please RSVP for you and your family by February 3 to [email protected]
Year-End Donation Statements
Statements for donations made in 2014 were mailed out on January 22. Please contact Debbie Stevenson ([email protected]) if you do not receive one or if you have questions.
Prayer & Praise
Sunday ends the special week-long recognition of the sanctity of human life. Please pray for our government leaders, individuals and churches to stand for the dignity and value of all life which comes from God; for the protection of babies at all stages of development and for protection continuing to everyone in all stages of infirmities and abilities. Genesis 1:26, Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness…” Isaiah 44:24a, Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, “I, the Lord, am the maker of all things.”
Pastor Jack showed us Nehemiah’s “Simple Yet Detailed Plan” , where prayer works together with work, and definitely works better as the starting point.
Weekly giving needed for FY2015 budget – $18,573.00
Total giving to budget on 1/18/15 – $12,874.94
January 25 – Communion & Sanctity of Life Recognition
January 30-February 1 – DNOW for Senior High (contact Rich Shipe, [email protected] to sign up)
January 31 – Deadline to collect non-perishable food for Souper Bowl of Caring Sunday
February 1 – Souper Bowl of Caring Sunday – bring collected food to church
February 3 – Congregational prayer with the elders
February 8 – Newcomers Lunch
February 13-15 – DNOW for Middle School (contact Rich Shipe, [email protected] to sign up)
March 3 – Congregational prayer with the elders
March 14 – Church work day
March 20-21 – Women’s Retreat
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