Faith in Action Week

One of the missions that we support is Faith in Action of Edgar County. The week of September 13-19, 2020 has been designated as Faith in Action week. During this time of celebration and gratitude they have specifically asked us to pray for:

Their organization
The care receivers
The care givers
The drivers
The ramp builders

Youth Silent Auction

Our Youth Silent Auction has begun. You are welcome to bid on all items through noon on Sunday, August 30. If you would like to participate but are not able to be in the church building during the month of August, please call the office for bidding information. We will be happy to send you pictures and add your name and monetary amount to the bid sheets. The list below is a summary of all auction items displayed in the hallway foyer.

Nail Kit, Hair Styler, Curling Iron
Small Glass Bowl; Gold Dish with Stand
Small Space Heater
Two Matching Flower Arrangements in Vases
Creative Memories Accessory Bag; Wooden Stamps; Misc Greeting Cards
Pontoon Dinner Cruise at Mill Creek Lake
Mill Creek Meats $50 Gift Card
Soul Seekers Italian Feast
Ruth White’s Beauty Gift Set
Coach Purse
Large Stainless Steel Bowl; Punch Bowl Set
Toy Truck
Bible and Prayer Gift Set
The Cook’s Helper
Eight Dolls-top bidder picks two, the next highest bidder picks two and so on
Travel Pack Gift Set
Sock Slider and Two Weekly Pill Boxes
Longaberger Striped Pitcher
Big Display Calculator
“Outdoor Fun” Gift Basket
Two Umbrellas
Love and Joy Decorative Frames
Praying Gift Basket
Four Decorative Plates
PartyLite Gift Set
“Faith Can Move” Gift Set
Bicycle Puzzle, 1000 pieces
Treasure Box
Cactus Fountain
Taco Dinner Gift Set
Microwave Rice Cooker; Cutlery Tray; Swivel Board
Rose Ballet & Le Grand Ballet Decorative Frames
Health and Beauty Box
Panasonic TV, 32″ Flat Screen
Sylvania TV, 32″ Flat Screen
Free & Clear All Detergent, 195 oz; Oxi All Detergent, 195 oz
“Night Out” Gift Certificates to Texas Roadhouse and a Movie Theater
Dental Care Pack and a Certificate for one Dental Exam, one X-ray, one Cleaning with Dr. Blake in Paris

Rural King Church Week

The Rural King Church Week event ends this Saturday, August 15. If you have a RK receipt with a date from August 2-15, 2020 please bring it to the church office so that information can be entered online, or you can enter yourself by going to Ten percent of all approved receipts will be given to Bell Ridge.

To date, we have submitted 28 receipts for a total of $2639.10.  Thank you for supporting BRCC!

Projection Fund

We need to replace our projector in the auditorium.  The Board voted this past week to replace the projector and the computer that runs the projection equipment when we have funds available.  Estimates that we have received to accomplish this are around $10,000.  We have on hand $3,500.  If you wish to help with this expense, please designate your gift for the Projection Fund.  Thank you.

~ Kurt

Independence Day

We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year.  We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.

God’s Beauty and Creativity

When viewing our landscape, we see God’s creativity in the astonishing diversity of nature.  This week at Bell Ridge we observed turkeys sprinting across the bean field, bald eagles flying from tree to tree and a fawn waiting patiently for the return of its mother.  

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Don!  Your church family and friends wish you many blessings on your special day.  We’ll celebrate with a pie made with Hindsboro strawberries.  

Worship Services

To our Bell Ridge Families,

I pray that this letter finds all of you doing well. We have missed you and we have missed having you in worship. The Leadership believes that the time has come to meet together again for worship. So this Sunday, June 7th we will be having worship at 8:15 (Traditional) and 10:30 (Contemporary). We know that there are those that may have some concerns about this so we have tried to address some issues that are listed below. We want you to know that if these actions do not eliminate your concerns, do not feel obligated to come. You will be missed but we want you to feel safe so that you can focus on worshipping God. We also ask that you be considerate of others. If you know that you have been ill or around someone who is ill, please stay away for the safety of others. Here is a list of topics so that you know what to expect when you come;

Respect others’ wishes to wear or not wear a mask and to practice social distancing.

We would ask that families sit together. There will be no nursery and children are to sit with their parents. To start with every other pew will be closed off so that people will not sit right behind or in front of each other.

There will be singing. Offering plates will be in the foyer and you can drop your gifts in as you arrive or leave. Communion will be in pre-packaged units that you will pick up as you enter. We will partake together after the Elder’s meditation.

Hand sanitizer, gloves, masks, and bottled water will be available in the foyer.

We will continue to record the service utilizing video and audio for those who choose to participate, just not in our church building. We will also continue drive thru communion from 9:45-10:15 for those who wish to take communion but not come in.

Sunday School classes and Sunday night services will not be held at this time.

We hope that you will come and worship with us. If you have any concerns, please let the Elders know what you are concerned about. If we are fortunate to have the problem of too many people we will consider adding another service. If you have any questions please contact the Church office and we will try to answer them for you.

God bless and we hope to see you Sunday!

~ Kurt

Week of Prayer

A HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in the Week of Prayer!  Our prayer is that it was uplifting to you and your family, and that God has been glorified in these hours of prayer.  I hope to do something similar next spring, so please let me know if that’s something you would like!  Psalm 126:3 – The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.

~ Camille