A Gift to a Holy Master

Posted on 09/30/2014 by Jack Gill

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Leviticus 3

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Ridge Notes for September 25, 2014

Posted on 09/25/2014 by Blue Ridge

It’s Celebration Time!! – This Saturday is our Annual Meeting Celebration! The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. with dessert. Please bring your best family dessert to share. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. Childcare will be provided in the lower level for ages 2-12 during the meeting portion. Parents, please note that your children need to be either in the quad room or with you during the entire evening. Teens are encouraged to volunteer to help with childcare. This meeting is open to the entire church family, but members are especially encouraged to attend to vote on the FY2015 budget, and the changes to the by-laws and constitution. See you there!!

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 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 in the Welcome Center today or at [email protected] by September 28.

Baby Shower
Ladies, it’s baby shower time again. Please come to honor Breana Parker and celebrate the impending birth of Baby Girl Parker on October 4, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the home of Linda Parker. RSVP on The City or to hostesses Lisa Sraders ([email protected]; 703.999.7249) or Karen Gill ([email protected]; 540.338.0764).

Romania Reborn Tag Sale
The annual Romania Reborn benefit tag sale is Saturday, October 11th here in the parking lot! You may drop off sale donations (household items, furniture, clothing, etc.) at the upper level foyer at church on Thursday or Friday, October 9 and 10, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Volunteers are also needed to help sort donations on those days, as well as sell and haul away leftovers on Saturday. More information is available on The City, or contact Jayme Metzgar (304-268-6097 or [email protected]).

Pastor Jack led us through Leviticus Chapter 1 giving us our first glimpse of the sacrifices required for atonement. Download Soothing A Holy Rage and join us for the next few weeks learning more about God’s holiness.

GIVING REPORT
Weekly giving needed for FY2014 budget – $18,616.00
Total giving to budget for week of 9/21/14 – $24,007.06
YTD giving needed for budget – $943,217.00
YTD actual giving (2014 budget ends 9/30/14) – $876,732.00


Note: This week’s offering would have been half of that $24K if it had not been for just one person’s generosity and sacrifice. As Pastor Jack encouraged us to do earlier this week, it takes all of us giving together to God and His work. Please consider your part in helping us finish the fiscal year in the black.

THIS WEEK
September 28 – Communion
October 4, 11:00am – Baby Shower for Breana Parker at Linda Parker home (RSVP on The City)

NEXT MONTH
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 9-10, 4-7pm – Drop off items for Romania Reborn Tag Sale
October 11 – Romania Reborn Tag Sale & Purcellville Town-wide Tag Sale
October 16-18 – Annual Clothing Exchange (for new hours, new plan; contact Courtney Shipe for details at [email protected])

LOOKING AHEAD
November 4 – Election Day. Exercise your privilege!!
November 27 – Thanksgiving Day
December 6 – Ladies Christmas Gatherings by Regions
December 24 – Christmas Eve Service
December 25-26 – Christmas (church office closed)

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Soothing a Holy Rage

Posted on 09/21/2014 by Jack Gill

September 21, 2014

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Ridge Notes for September 18, 2014

Posted on 09/18/2014 by Blue Ridge

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.

Got Stuff?
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.

GIVING REPORT
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)

THIS WEEK
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

NEXT MONTH
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 debbie[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])

LOOKING AHEAD
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)

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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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