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August 4, 2017

Greetings E-news Friends,

Five Briarcliff Prayers:

In four weeks, we will celebrate our four-year anniversary at Briarcliff Church and our first year on the Northgate campus.  It has been amazing to see God work through generous people like you. You have generously given your time and resources to the ministries of our church. Way to go!!  

 

This Sunday we will unpack the next message in this series on Five Briarcliff Prayers which focuses on our core values--the 5 G’s.  First was the Gospel, last week was Growing in Christ and this week will be Generosity. God has demonstrated for us a measure of generosity beyond our full comprehension. He greatly desires to let his generosity flow through us. Find out this Sunday how you can experience a blessed life of God’s generosity flowing through you.

         CLICK HERE for a prayer guide on praying for what is most important. You can print it and use it as part of your daily time alone with God. The exciting days ahead are paved by our praying. Take some time each day to focus on what is really important.

 

Moving forward  

    We continue to have great teams of volunteers cleaning and moving items from the work areas on Sundays to clear for the week’s construction, and then putting them back into those areas on Saturdays in preparation for usage on Sunday mornings.  If you could help either  this Sunday, August 6 at  12:15-12:45 PM  or Saturday, August 12 at 9:00-11:00 AM, please sign up HERE.

 

Food Collection  

    Take the opportunity to bless those in need by bringing canned goods the first Sunday in each month. Add it to your shopping list this week and bring the items this Sunday. Your faithfulness in this ministry makes a big difference.

 

BC Students Kickoff & Parent Meeting

   All families with students in grades  6-12 are invited to the BC Student Kickoff and Parent meeting on August 30th from 6:30-8:00 PM. Our goal is to get better acquainted, have fun, and share our vision for the upcoming year. Parents will join students for pizza and then from 7-8 PM attend a vision and informational meeting while students enjoy some outdoor activities. Please register HERE.

 

Next Generation Vision Meeting

    If you are the parent of a child birth--18, we would like the opportunity to share with you the vision of our next generation ministries and how you can stay informed and included in the amazing things God is doing in our church and our community. We will meet on August 13th between services (10:15-10:45 AM) in the Fellowship Hall. You are welcome to pick your child(ren) up after the meeting or drop them off before the meeting.  Please register now for August 13.

 

Operation Christmas Child Update

Fabulous progress is being made toward the school supplies needed for the shoeboxes!

      Crayons:  Need 870 additional boxes (16-24 count)

      Erasers:   Need 685 additional erasers.

      Plush:      Need an additional 923.

School supplies and plush will be collected during the remained of August.

Take advantage of the sales tax free weekend on school supplies!

 

Blessings,

Vernon

 

UPCOMING EVENTS   

Food Collection - This Sunday, August 6

Next Generation Vision Meeting - August 13, 10:15-10:45

Membership Class - August 20 & 27

Discover Your Design - September 10 & 11

OCC Shoebox Packing Party - October 21

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