Hello BBCers,

Once I was Blind 

John 9:1-41 

My left eye was covered with a protective cup and gauze. I couldn’t wear my glasses over the cup, so I was stuck ‘seeing” with my right eye. The problem? My left eye is my dominant eye (backwards for a right-handed person), and my right eye needs the most correction by the lens. Everything was blurry. I couldn’t watch TV; I couldn’t read. I stayed this way for a mere 24 hours, but even so, when the doctor removed everything and I could see again, I was a happy camper! Imagine receiving such sight after being blind for a lifetime. And imagine the impact of the “joy robbers” that chastised the man who received his sight! We’ll see both threads this Sunday and we’ll see how we received sight, even though we may not be physically blind.

Roger 

 

***ANNOUNCEMENTS*** 

AWANA T&T SERVICE PROJECT – Attention T&T Clubbers (Truth and Training 3rd -6th graders only)! Please join us this Sunday as we begin our Service Projects. Be prepared to get a little messy, as we put our faith into action!! We will meet immediately after church. Wear or bring clothes to change into that you don’t mind getting dirty. Lunch is provided. Parents can pick up their kids at 6pm, the regular ending time of Awana.

Men’s Retreat – Men, the time to register is now!! Our annual men’s retreat is January 26-28, 2018 at Pine Cove. The cost is $168 and a $50 deposit is required to hold your spot. Register now by calling Pine Cove at 877-474-6326. The deadline for registration is October 31. For more information, please contact Chris Purtee at 682-201-7759.

 

***UP-COMING EVENTS***

October 2 – Join us for our monthly Evening of Prayer at 7pm in the Fellowship Room as we pray for our the BBC missionaries, ministries and for one another.

October 21 – Men, join us for our monthly men’s breakfast at 7:30am. We will share a great meal and spend some time studying God’s Word.

October 21 – We have our annual Trunk or Treat activity for the kids beginning at 4pm in the BBC parking lot. Please come and decorate your car and join us for some fun. For more information, please contact Kati Thompson.

October 29 – Please mark your calendars as we will be having our Annual Congregational Meeting immediately following the Sunday morning worship service. We will have a potluck lunch and child care will be provided. Everyone is invited to attend, but only those who have made a commitment to the community will be eligible to vote. Details about the meeting will be announced soon.

Missions Trip – Where are you going for your winter vacation? Hawaii? Skiing in Switzerland? Digging up the old tulip bulbs from the garden?  Why not accept an invitation to serve Jesus in the Philippines?  As you may know five of us went last year to serve and support Word Of Life –Philippines (WOL) with some repairs while Roger and Charlie Bing were teaching. Word Of Life could use our help again as semi-skilled builders/workers in some building projects.  We are less than six months away.  But that’s plenty of time to start making plans.  Dates are not yet set in stone but are around February 19 through March 10.  We’ll confirm dates very soon.  At about $1500 per person, this is an inexpensive mission trip but one of the most useful and rewarding. Join us and be a blessing to someone in the Philippines.  Contact Tom Wagner or Charlie Brown for more information.

 

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