It’s Simple — We are One or the Other

Posted on 01/27/2015 by Jack Gill

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Ridge Notes for January 22, 2015

Posted on 01/22/2015 by Blue Ridge

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.

Newcomers Lunch
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. 

GIVING REPORT
Weekly giving needed for FY2015 budget – $18,573.00
Total giving to budget on 1/18/15 – $12,874.94

THIS WEEK
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

NEXT MONTH
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)

LOOKING AHEAD
March 3 – Congregational prayer with the elders
March 14 – Church work day
March 20-21 – Women’s Retreat

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Online Pre-Registration for DNow 2015

Posted on 01/21/2015 by Blue Ridge

Because youth group was cancelled I am asking that anyone who was planning to bring their DNow registration would please complete the below linked form by the end of the day January 21.

Online Pre-Registration DNow Form

To complete your registration please complete the paper registration form and bring it to the church by Sunday January 25.

Organization of this retreat with all the details and people involved is not simple. So thank you for working through these specifics on time so that it isn’t more complicated than it needs to be.

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No Youth Group Tonight Because of the Weather

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Because of the weather we are canceling youth group tonight.

Tonight was the deadline for Senior High DNow registration and I’m sure many of you were going to bring your form tonight. I’m going to post a basic online registration to the Youth Ministry group on The City and to the website.

So if you have not already given me your form, registration for the Senior High DNow will work like this:

  1. Complete the online form. (Coming later today after I build it)
  2. Give me the paper form with payment by this Sunday. 

It is important that I have all of your registration info so we can arrange all the groups and leaders and host homes.

Stay safe out there!

Rich Shipe

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Souper Bowl of Caring 2015

Posted on 01/19/2015 by Media Admin

Like many organizations in our city, Blue Ridge Bible Church is passionate about giving back to our community and making a positive impact in the lives of others.

As hard as it may be to believe, the problems of hunger and poverty exist right here in western Loudoun, and we often feel that as regular citizens, we can’t make a difference. But today, through the Souper Bowl of Caring, everyone can help care for our neighbors in need.

We are doing a food drive to help stock the Purcellville food pantry, Tree of Life. Will you join us and help this critical need?

Our Plan:

  1. Saturday January 24 – Get the word out! On this day we will go to our neighbors and ask them to join us by donating non-perishable food items. Want to help? Download and print this flyer (pdf) to take it to your neighbors.
  2. Saturday January 31 – Pick up day! On this day we’ll go back to our neighbors that agreed to participate and pick up their donations.

Would you like to donate food items to the drive? Either bring it by our church or complete the form below to schedule a pickup.

Want more info? Watch this two minute video that explains the national effort called Souper Bowl of Caring.

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Our Partners:

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Souper Bowl of Caring 2015 Pickup

Complete this form and we'll come by on January 31 to pick up your donations. Thank you!

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A Simple Yet Detailed Plan

Posted on 01/18/2015 by Media Admin

Jack Gill

January 18, 2015

Nehemiah 2:1-10

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Senior High DNow Registration and Info

Posted on 01/15/2015 by Blue Ridge

Attached below is all the information you need including the registration form (page 2) for the senior high DNow.

Some important things to note:

  • Senior High DNow is Jan 30-Feb 1
  • Registration form and payment must be received by January 21
  • Note that we are expecting a full group this year so we may need to give priority to students who are a part of the Blue Ridge youth group or the church as a whole.

Download the form here.

Contact Rich Shipe if you have any questions.

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Ridge Notes for January 15, 2015

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Two things happening this coming Sunday — 1) Missions potluck (see details below). Bring a main dish for 10 AND a salad or dessert;  2) Look for people wearing football jerseys to get your cards to hand out to your neighbors next week for our Souper Bowl of Caring (see details below or brbible.org)

Missions Potluck
This coming Sunday the World Missions Team invites everyone to a potluck, following the 11:00 service to hear reports from our two six-month missionaries, Brittany Paist on Bolivia, and Benjamin Garber on Mexico. Please bring a main dish for 10 people AND a salad/vegetable or dessert to share.

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. This Sunday look for the people wearing football jerseys in the foyer and stairwells to get a bunch to hand out in your neighborhood by January 24; schedule pick up of the canned goods by January 31; bring the cans to church on February 1. Additional explanation of this event is at brbible.org. 

March for Life
A group is getting together to participate in the March for Life in Washington, DC on January 22. For details on how to join the group and carpool, contact Mitch Bozarth (703-443-6642).

Newcomers Lunch
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]

We continued in the new series on “Simple Faith” as we looked at Nehemiah’s “Simple Prayer”  in 1:5-11. Pastor Jack challenged us this week to read God’s Word more and then take one of the passages you read and pray it back to God.

GIVING REPORT
Weekly giving needed for FY2015 budget – $18,573.00
Total giving to budget from 12/29/14 to 1/11/15 – $14,904.91

THIS WEEK
January 18, 12:30 pm – Missions Potluck on Bolivia & Mexico
January 22 – March for Life in Washington DC (contact Mitch Bozarth, 703-443-6642 for info)

THIS MONTH
January 30-February 1 – DNOW for Senior High @ PBC (contact Rich Shipe, [email protected] to sign up)

LOOKING AHEAD
February 1 – Soup-er Bowl Sunday
February 3 – Congregational prayer with the elders
February 8 – Newcomers Lunch
February 13-15 – DNOW for Middle School @ PBC (contact Rich Shipe, [email protected] to sign up)
March 14 – Church work day
March 20-21 – Women’s Retreat

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A Simple Prayer

Posted on 01/11/2015 by Jack Gill

Sermon:  Jack Gill

Nehemiah 1:5-11

January 11, 2015

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Youth News January 9, 2014

Posted on 01/09/2015 by Blue Ridge

Feels like we are back into into the normal swing of things. We had a smaller group on Wednesday night but we had a great time! I hope you are staying warm and enjoying the snow!

Main thing below is DNow dates and info… So read on!

Teaching Review 
For the month of January we are doing a four-part video series called Reckless Abandon. It is about living sold-out for Christ. This week was about growing your love for God so that it exceeds your love for other things. The greatest love in your heart will be what rules your actions, words, and thoughts.

One of the main ways for building your relationship with God is through spending time in his word. Students, are you reading the Bible regularly? If not, join us for this one year challenge! We’ll be reading the whole Bible and following a plan developed by Discipleship Journal. You can download a pdf of the plan here. There is still time to start! There are days built in to the plan for catch up so if you want to do this you can!

Also, join us in the Bible reading group on The City so we can encourage and keep one another accountable. In this group we can post questions and insights and just keep each other on track. Should be great!

Teaching Preview
Next week is about worship. We are always worshipping something, either God or something else. When it is something else that is called idolatry. What are the big ‘gods’ of our age? I’d say popularity and money and stuff are some of the biggest. I’m constantly drawn to all three! Come next week ready to learn and ready to worship the one true God!

DNow
Senior High (9-12) will be January 30-February 1. Middle School (6-8) will be two weeks later on February 13-15. Registration forms will come out next week and the deadline will be January 21. Cost will be $50 per student. Also, parents, we need host homes! This year we’ve got a lot of our normal homes that have conflicts. Let me know if you can serve as a host.

Joni and Friends
Mark your calendar for August 2-7. David Watson is going to lead another group this summer. I highly recommend it for older students or families with older kids together! More details will come soon.

LOOKING AHEAD
Jan 30-Feb 1 – Senior High DNow
Feb 13-15 – Middle School DNow
June TBD – Senior Sendoff
Aug 2-7 – Joni and Friends

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