Two dates to remember for next week:
Christmas Eve Service, December 24, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
December 28 worship service at 11:00 a.m. ONLY (childcare up to 3rd grade); no
classes or worship at 9:30 a.m.
Christmas Eve Service
Everyone is encouraged to join the Blue Ridge church family in celebrating our Savior’s birth on Christmas Eve, December 24, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. The program will include singing Christmas carols, scripture readings and a short message from Pastor Jack. Invitation cards for friends and neighbors are available in both foyers.
Worship Service Change for December 28
Please note that on December 28 we will have one worship service at 11:00 a.m. only. Childcare will be provided for nursery up through 3rd grade.
Year-End and Online Giving
December 28 is the last day for year-end giving through the offering to have it included in 2014 donations. By mail, checks must be dated and postmarked by December 31. December 25 is the last day for a scheduled online gift either through The City or your bank. Setting up your giving on The City will help you be more consistent, generous and obedient in 2015. All donations are recorded on The City, so you are able to look up your giving record anytime. Aren’t on The City yet? Contact Rich Shipe ([email protected]).
Are you in a LIFE Group yet? The next 10-week session begins the week of January 4th. Plan now to pray about your availability and get connected! The complete list of groups, days and times is coming soon.
Praise & Prayer
“The angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High…He will reign…and His kingdom will have no end.’” Luke 1:30-33
The shepherding trilogy in the Our Christmas in the Psalms series continued in Psalm 23 which focused on our Savior as The Great Shepherd? We sheep are His greatest priority to lead, protect and abundantly provide.
Weekly giving needed for FY2015 budget – $18,573.00
Total giving to budget for week of 12/14/14 – $24,223.84
December 24, 6:00-7:00pm – Christmas Eve Service
December 25-26 – Christmas (church office closed)
December 28 – 11:00 a.m. worship service only (childcare up to 3rd grade)
December 31, 7:00pm – Youth Group All-Night Party
January 1 & 2 – Church office closed for New Year’s holiday
Week of January 4 – First week of LIFE group winter session
January 11 – Baptism
January 22 – March for Life in Washington DC
February 8 – Newcomers Lunch
March 14 – Church work day
March 20-21 – Women’s Retreat