The Way to the Holy One

Posted on 09/14/2014 by Jack Gill

September 14, 2014

Leviticus 1-10 Intro

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Ridge Notes for September 11, 2014

Posted on 09/11/2014 by Blue Ridge

Deadlines for you — It’s not too late to sign up for the Financial Peace class which begins September 18. Register online and pay. Cost is $93 for this highly effective series on money management. Also, LIFE groups begin next week. You can find the entire list on the LIFE group page on our website

LIFE Groups Start Next Week
The fall 10-week session of our LIFE groups begin the week of September 18. Check out the bulletin flyer or go to the LIFE group page at brbible.org.

Financial Peace University
This 10-week class starts September 18 but it’s not too late to sign up to learn God’s ways of handling money. Register online. Contact Rich Shipe to register ([email protected]). Cost is $93 per couple.

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.  Teen volunteers for childcare would be greatly appreciated. Contact Regina Gossage ([email protected]) to volunteer.

Covenant Membership Class
That’s 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 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 at [email protected] by September 28.

Praise & Prayer
Please be in prayer for the team of seven people going to Normandy, France next week to repair and restore the retreat center run by Evangelical Greenhouse Ministries after a busy summer hosting groups. Pray for their safe travels, health and safety, abundant service and productivity, and to be a blessing to the Center’s tired staff.

Our “Traveling Light” summer sermon series ended with part two on Christ’s Church. Download Part 2  and find out what “spiritual synovial fluid” is and how it relates to submission for all of us in the Church..

GIVING REPORT
Weekly giving needed for FY2014 budget – $18,616.00
Total giving to budget for week of 9/7/14 – $14,670.33
YTD giving needed for budget – $905,985.01
YTD actual giving – $840,869.59
(FY2014 budget ends 9/30/14)

THIS WEEK
September 14 – Fall LIFE Group Session begins
September 18, 7:00pm – Financial Peace University class begins

THIS MONTH
September 27, 6:30pm – Annual Business Meeting & Dessert

LOOKING AHEAD
October 5, 12, 19 & 26 – Morning Covenant Membership Class during 11:00 worship hour (sign up at [email protected])
October 5 & 12, 6-8pm – Evening Covenant Membership Class (sign up at [email protected]
October 7, 6:30am – Congregational prayer with the elders
October 16-18 – Annual Clothing Exchange (for new hours, new plan; contact Courtney Shipe for details at [email protected])

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Traveling Light with Christ’s Church – Part 2

Posted on 09/07/2014 by Jack Gill

Sermon:  Jack Gill

September 7, 2014

 

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Ridge Notes for September 4, 2014

Posted on 09/04/2014 by Blue Ridge

A Busy Weekend is Coming!!

This Sunday, September 7 look out for –

  • New worship service times @ 9:30 & 11:00!
  • New Sunday school classes and teachers @ 9:30 & 11:00!
  • New adult & youth Bible class on the Book of Hebrews @ 9:30 only!
  • New kids’ check-in system @ 9:30 & 11:00!
  • New Awana year @ 4:00!
  • And a visit and potluck with our missionaries from Mexico, Mike and Pam Richardson @ 12:30!

Hope you can keep up with Blue Ridge on the go!!

Missions Potluck on September 7
Our missionaries from Mexico, Mike and Pam Richardson will be with us this Sunday, September 7, for a brief report in the worship services, and at a potluck in their honor after the 11:00 service to hear all God is doing in Mexico. Everyone is invited. Please bring a main dish for 10 AND dessert or salad.

Awana Starts the New Year
The new Awana year begins this Sunday, September 7, at 4:00 p.m. Please arrive early to register your children.

LIFE Groups Are Back
The fall 10-week session of our LIFE groups begins the week of September 14. There are some new options, so check out the complete list on the bulletin insert and find one that fits your schedule, family and life.

Financial Peace University
Sign up for this important and highly effective class to learn God’s ways of handling money, using curriculum by financial expert Dave Ramsey. Contact Rich Shipe to register ([email protected]). Cost is $93 per couple, which includes many helpful money-management tools to use at home.

Finishing out our “Traveling Light” summer sermon series, Pastor Jack started a two-part message on the ministry of the Church. What is the purpose of the Body of Christ? And what is your part in it? You can download Part 1 and come this Sunday to hear Part 2.

GIVING REPORT
Weekly giving needed for FY2014 budget – $18,616.00
Total giving to budget for week of 8/31/14 – $13,599.00
YTD giving needed for budget – $887,369.01
YTD actual giving – $826,199.26
(FY2014 budget ends 9/30/14)

THIS WEEK
September 7 – New Sunday Schedule begins with dual sessions of Worship & Sunday School at 9:30 & 11:00am
September 7 – Visit from Missionary Mike Richardson & potluck after 11:00 service
September 7, 4:00pm – Awana begins new year

THIS MONTH
September 14 – Fall LIFE Group Session begins
September 18, 7:00pm – Financial Peace University class begins
September 27 – Annual Business Meeting

LOOKING AHEAD
October (dates TBD) – Covenant Membership Class (sign up at [email protected])
October 7, 6:30am – Congregational prayer with the elders
October 16-18 – Annual Clothing Exchange (new hours, new plan; contact Courtney Shipe at [email protected])

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First Wednesday notes

Posted on 09/02/2014 by Blue Ridge

Remember that tomorrow night we’ll be having youth group at the Parkers’ home in Philomont. Their address is: 

20268 St. Louis Rd.
Philomont, VA 20131

We are going to have s’mores! Guys bring marshmellows and girls bring graham crackers. We’ll supply the chocolate.

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Traveling Light with Christ’s Church

Posted on 08/31/2014 by Jack Gill

August 31, 2014

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Ridge Notes for August 28, 2014

Posted on 08/28/2014 by Blue Ridge

Parents, this Sunday, August 31, is your last chance to pre-register your children for Sunday classes. What’s this about, you ask? We are switching our check-in system for all children’s classes to The City. That requires you to enter your kids’ names and choose their classes. The more that can get done ahead of time, the better for all. Please visit our new check-in area in the lower level on Sunday to provide this information. Rich Shipe will be there to walk you through it.  

September 7th is the first Sunday for our new worship hours AND it’s our traditional “promotion” Sunday, when your kids may or may not be moving up a grade or class. So pre-registration also helps make these decisions prior to your arrival next week. Your assistance with this will eliminate wrong decisions and long lines for everyone on September 7.

Finally, as a reminder, if your children will be attending our classes, parents are asked to sign up to serve. A sign-up sheet for that is available in the check-in room.

New Sunday Schedule Starts Soon
September 7th is the first Sunday of our new morning schedule – dual worship services at 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. See the bulletin flyer for details.

Youth Group Fall Kick-Off Party – September 3
All youth (7th -12th grades) come to the Parkers’ in Philomont, 7-9pm, to kick off the new school year. Rising 7th graders particularly are encouraged to attend . See The City for specifics or contact [email protected]

Awana Leadership Training
It’s not too late to join the Awana team by attending the leadership training on Friday, September 5th, 7:00-8:30pm. This training is mandatory for all leaders. Contact Geni Hall ([email protected]) for more information and to sign up. The Awana year begins on Sunday, September 7th. Won’t you pray about how the Lord will use you in training boys and girls to serve Him?

Missions Potluck on September 7th
Our missionaries from Mexico, Mike and Pam Richardson will visit on September 7th and everyone is invited to a potluck after the 11:00 service to hear all God is doing in Mexico. Bring a main dish for 10 AND dessert or salad.

Prayer & Praise
We praise God for the newest babies in our church family. Pray for these parents as they dedicate themselves today to raise their children in Christ-centered families: Dustin & Christa Berger, Jon & Evie Farris, Chris & Amy George, Dan & Katie Haecker, Josh & Bethany Johns, and Karl & Giovanna Phenix.

Continuing with our “Traveling Light” summer sermon series, Pastor Jack shared the historical importance and value of God’s Word. You can hear his message online.  The series ends this Sunday, August 31 with the topic of “Christ’s Church”.

GIVING REPORT
Weekly giving needed for FY2014 budget – $18,616.00
Total giving to budget for week of 8/24/14 – $12,412.88
YTD giving needed for budget – $868,753.01
YTD actual giving – $801,629.57
(FY2014 budget ends 9/30/14)

THIS WEEK
August 31 – Baby Dedication
September 1 – Labor Day–church office closed
September 3, 7:00-9:00 – Youth Group Fall Kick-Off Party at the Parkers’ (includes rising 7th graders; contact [email protected])
September 5, 7:00-8:30pm – Awana Leadership Training

NEXT MONTH
September 6, 7:00am – Mike Richardson speaking at Men’s Breakfast
September 7 – New Sunday Schedule begins–dual sessions of Worship & Sunday School at 9:30 & 11:00am
September 7 – Visit from Missionary Mike Richardson & potluck after church
September 7, 4:00pm – Awana begins new year
September 14 – Fall LIFE Group Session begins
September 27 – Annual Business Meeting

LOOKING AHEAD
October (dates TBD) – Covenant Membership Class (sign up at [email protected])

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First Wednesday Youth Group Party!

Posted on 08/25/2014 by Blue Ridge

We are kicking off a new school year of Youth Group at the Parker home in Philomont! Pool, ultimate frisbee, and more!

Who: All students in grades 7th-12th

Where: Bill and Linda Parker’s home

When: September 3, 7-9pm

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Traveling Light with the Weight of Truth

Posted on 08/24/2014 by Jack Gill

Sermon: Jack Gill

2 Timothy 3

August 24, 2014

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Awana leader training

Posted on by Geni Hall

We are adding an additional Awana training on Friday, September 5th from 7 to 8:30 pm. Awana training is mandatory for those who would like to join us as leaders this year. Please make every effort to attend this last training before we start our Awana year on Sunday, September 7th. Contact me if you have any questions or scheduling conflict. We anticipate a dynamic year. Won’t you pray about how the Lord will use you in training boys and girls to serve Him?

Serving Him,
Earl & Geni Hall
Blue Ridge Bible Church Awana Commanders

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