August 9, 2019
Greetings E-news Friends,
When you are born you are given a name, and from that day forward you are consistently told who you are and who you are supposed to become. Much of the input you receive is helpful. Even more of the input you receive is downright harmful.
When it comes to our identity, there are countless sources of input. But there is only one that truly matters because there is only one Input that created us for a purpose – God. The painful irony is God’s voice that speaks into our identity can be the hardest to listen to. This Sunday we will see how Luke 16:19-31 teaches us the most fundamental elements of who we are and the consequences of ignoring God’s voice of identity.
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—BC GO
Join us in praying each day this coming week for our BC GO event.
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 21st at 6:00PM. 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!
If you love worshiping through music and are interested in handbells, please register by August 18th by clicking HERE! The choir will begin weekly rehearsals starting August 20th in preparation for being part of the December 8th Sunday service during Advent.
An Opportunity to Help Under-Resourced Schools
Continuing this Sunday, August 11th, 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.
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 5:30PM on Friday and space is limited.
REGISTER HERE for the parenting conference on September 14th–15th.
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.
Next Generation Ministries Promotion Sunday
Our Next Generation Ministries will promote kids into the next grade or age group on August 18th. On this date, there will be changes in some classroom locations, we will begin utilizing the new security doors, and Briarcliff Students will begin to regularly meet on Sunday mornings in the Student Room from 10:30AM-12:00PM. We are excited for all the upcoming changes as we continue to partner with parents to make disciples!
Exploring Faith – August 11th and 25th at 9:00AM or 10:45AM (Registration closed)
Next Generation Ministries Promotion Sunday – August 18th
Landscaping Dedication – August 18th
BC GO – August 21st at 6:00PM
Small Group Fall Launch – September 8th
Parenting Conference – September 13th-14th
Discover Your Design – September 15th & 22nd, 10:45AM