Covenant Membership is the new name of our membership class. The next class has two options for anyone interested in learning more about Blue Ridge and/or wanting to become members. The separate options are either four Sunday mornings on October 5, 12, 19 and 26 during the 11:00 worship hour OR two Sunday evenings on October 5 and 12 only, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Childcare is not provided for the evening option. Please choose the best option for you and sign up with Debbie Stevenson ([email protected]) by September 28.
Reminder — Town Hall Meeting, on Sunday, September 21, 6 to 7 p.m., for those with questions about the FY2015 budget, and the changes to our by-laws and constitution. This is your primary opportunity to ask questions prior to the annual meeting on September 27.
Annual Meeting & Dessert
Everyone (especially members) is encouraged to come to the celebration of all God has done at Blue Ridge in 2014. The evening starts with dessert at 6:30 p.m., followed by the celebration with testimonies, stories, and the voting on the FY2015 budget and changes to our by-laws and constitution. Please bring your very best dessert to share. Childcare for ages 2-12 will be provided in the lower level after the dessert fellowship.
Have you been wanting to sort through your stuff and clean out the clutter? We have two opportunities coming in October to get rid of things you no longer need and help others at the same time – The Romania Reborn Tag Sale on October 11, and our Annual Clothing Exchange, October 16-18. More details are coming on when and where you can drop off your “treasures”. Take advantage of these great ways to clean out your clutter.
Praise & Prayer
Remember our France team who are at the Greenhouse Normandy Retreat Center working hard to restore it after much use this summer. Pray for their safekeeping and effective work, as well as being an encouragement and bold witness to the staff and others who come to the Center.
Pastor Jack is getting us excited about going through a book most of us have skipped through or ignored. The Way To The Holy One series began with an introduction to the Book of Leviticus. Download this intro and join us for the next few weeks learning about God’s holiness.
Weekly giving needed for FY2014 budget – $18,616.00
Total giving to budget for week of 9/14/14 – $11,854.65
YTD giving needed for budget – $924,601.01
YTD actual giving – $852,724.24
(FY2014 budget ends 9/30/14)
September 22-26 – 2nd week of LIFE group session; it’s not too late to join in!!
September 27, 6:30pm – Annual Business Meeting & Dessert
October 5, 12, 19 & 26 – Covenant Membership Class during 11:00 worship hour (sign up at [email protected])
October 5 & 12, 6-8pm – Covenant Membership Class evening option (sign up at [email protected]
October 7, 6:30am – Congregational prayer with the elders
October 11 – Romania Reborn Tag Sale
October 16-18 – Annual Clothing Exchange (for new hours, new plan; contact Courtney Shipe for details at [email protected])
November 4 – Election Day. Exercise your privilege!!
November 27 – Thanksgiving Day
December 6 – Ladies Christmas Tea in Regions
December 24 – Christmas Eve Service
December 25-26 – Christmas (church office closed)