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September 14, 2018

Greetings E-news Friends,

The Gospel (good news) of Mark

    One of our goals in the study of Mark is to know Jesus better, not just about him, but to know him in a more personal way. This Sunday we will unpack the first twelve verses in chapter two. Take time to read and reread it before Sunday. Chew on it! Ponder on what it tells us about Jesus. Imagine yourself in this story of Jesus and consider what you might apply to your life.

Construction Update

    Renovation is well underway. Thanks for your patience for the next few weeks. The auditorium will be less than attractive and lacking in good acoustics. When it is complete, it will be a fresh look with a new stage, new carpet, new seating and new lighting. Outside there will be a new concrete entrance and landscaping. More work is planned for the preschool and children's area as we get ready for those yet to come.  

Discover Your Design (DYD)

     At Briarcliff Church, we want to provide each member and regular attender with an opportunity to serve.  Additionally, we want it to be a fulfilling experience that results in growing to become more like Christ. You will discover your SHAPE ---Spiritual Gifts, Heart (Passion),  Abilities, Personality, Experiences  followed by an opportunity to talk with a Discover Your Design coach to discover the best match of serving for you. Our next class is September 23 and 30 at 10:45 am.  Register now.

Small Groups

    Our mission at Briarcliff is to share the gospel, grow in community and serve others in a way that glorifies God. Small groups are a major part of growing in community. Most of our groups will be partnering with the messages on Mark. This will be a meaningful and life-changing experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to grow in community. You can find out more HERE.   

Family Serve Day

    Briarcliff Kids is having their first Family Serve Day on Saturday, October 6, 2019, 9 AM – 12:00 noon. We will be organizing all of the school supplies for the Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes.  Come at 9:00 AM for doughnut holes and juice, see a video on Operation Christmas Child, and pack with your families and your child’s teacher.Register here.


    A succinct description of AWANA is--Christ-centered. Fun. Engaging. Partnering with Parents.  The teaching focuses on teaching the bible, scripture memory, game time, and counsel time. It is fun for kids and rewarding for adult workers. If you have children, sign them up for AWANA by clicking here. There are opportunities to serve in a variety of ways. To register your child or get more information regarding serving opportunities, please mail Ellen Booth, ,

Operation Christmas Child (OCC)

     Your great response in bringing items for OCC shoeboxes, has shortened the list.  Only two categories still needed, scissors and T-shirts. We can do it! The remaining items to complete each box is listed below. Let’s reach our goal by October 13!  

  • 1,073 child’s scissors

  • 987 solid-colored T-shirts (S,M and L)

OCC packing party is October 13, 9:00 am. Sign up here.


Discover Your Design, September 23 and 30, 10:45 am

Family Serve Day, Packing School Supplies for OCC boxes, October 6, 9:00 AM

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party - October 13, 9:00 AM

Fall Fest - October 27, 4:00 - 6:00 pm.

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