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August 8, 2019

Greetings E-news Friends,  

This Sunday 
The story of Jesus for this week is found in Luke 10:25-37. It came in response to a question about what one had to do to inherit eternal life. This opened the door for Jesus to go beyond inheriting the kingdom. Now he tells a story about how to live in the Kingdom of God in relation to our neighbor. Who is your neighbor? You may be surprised at the essence of this story, known as the Good Samaritan. Bring a friend with you this Sunday as we learn and worship together. I assure you, you will be inspired and challenged.  

If you were not able to hear the message last week, take a moment to listen and take note. It can be a game-changer in your prayer life. LISTEN HERE 

Prayer Focus for This Week—Briarcliff Preschool 
What a joy to see the growth in our preschool. Join us in praying each day this coming week for this Next Generation ministry. OPEN PRAYER GUIDE 

A new school year means a new AWANA year! Briarcliff Kids’ AWANA program is a Wednesday night ministry rooted in sharing God’s love. AWANA begins September 4th and will continue through April. Children three years old through fifth grade can join us weekly as we play games, listen to bible stories, and memorize scriptures.  REGISTER HERE.  

BC GO – Ministry Kick-Off 
Ready, set, GO! Briarcliff Ministries are excited to announce BC GO on August 21 at 6:00 pm. It will be a great time to connect with other people in our church and celebrate the beginning of our ministries with many different activities such as music, fire pits, yard games, a corn hole tournament, and food! Join us on August 21st starting at 6:00PM as we begin our fall ministries with a night of fun and fellowship. You can sign up to serve at the event HERE! 

An Opportunity to Help Under-Resourced Schools 
Beginning this Sunday, August 4, we will be collecting supplies for our local school partnerships. These schools are under-resourced and many of the students are in families that are economically challenged. Collection points will be in the lobby August 4th, 11th, and 18th.  Please consider picking up some supplies as you shop for back-to-school. Teachers have requested the following for their classrooms and students: Lysol Disinfecting Wipes, 80 ct. Band-Aid Flexible Fabric Adhesive Bandages, Ziploc Sandwich Bags, EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers (chisel tip, assorted colors), Magic Rub Vinyl Erasers, #2 Graphite Wood Pencils, Sticky Notes 3x3 inches (assorted colors), Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers (black and assorted colors), Wide Ruled Loose-Leaf Filler Paper, Crayola Crayons 24 ct, Crayola Broad Line Markers Classic Colors 10 ct., Kleenex tissues, Fidget toys – cubes, spinners, squeeze balls, etc. 

Handbell Choir  
One of the serving opportunities you can be a part of is the Handbell Choir.  If you have experience reading music, playing with a musical group, and are seeking to serve with the Worship Ministry, come to the Handbell Choir Informational Meeting Tuesday August 6th at 7 pm. 

Parenting Conference  
Do you want to build a Godly home and raise children who know and serve the Lord? During the Next Generation’s parenting conference, pastor and best-selling author Dr. Paul David Tripp shares four lessons that every mom and dad need to hear rooted in the gospel. You’ll learn practical tools to help you parent in the 21st century and meet other parents who are doing the same thing. You won’t want to miss this opportunity. The conference begins at 5:30 pm on Friday and space is limited. REGISTER HERE for the parenting conference on September 14 – 15.  

Added Security for our Next Generation Ministries 
On August 18th the doors outside the office entrance will be closed each Sunday as a part of our new security for BC Kids. We are being proactive in providing a safe environment for our Next Generation Ministries within these areas. Thanks for your help in making this area safe.  

Our Next Generation Ministries will promote kids into the next grade or age group on August 18th. You will see changes in some classroom locations on this date and it will be our first week utilizing the new security doors. We are excited for all the upcoming changes as we continue to partner with parents to make disciples.  

Food Collection 
This Sunday is the first Sunday of the month, time to bring food for those in need. Your faithfulness truly makes a difference. Think generously when you are doing your grocery shopping this week and include those in need. You will be blessed in blessing others. 


Food Collection – August 4  

Exploring Faith – August 11th and 25th at 9:00AM or 10:45 AM (Registration closed) 

Handbell Choir Informational Meeting – August 6 at 7:00 PM 

Next Gen Promotion Day – August 18th  

BC GO – August 21st at 6:00PM 

Landscaping Dedication – August 18th 

Small Group Fall Launch – September 8th   

Parenting Conference – September 13th-14th 

Discover Your Design – September 15 and 22, 10:45 AM 

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