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Tidal Impact Registration | March 23 deadline

If you are in middle school or high school, this is your LAST week to register for Tidal Impact! It is also the FIRST week that registrations are open for the One Conference! You can pick up both forms from Jon Wilton after the service or next to the bulletin board across from the gym water fountain. Make sure you get them in on time!

Couples Night Out | March 23

Couples, we hope you’ll sign up for our ‘Couples Night Out’ Dinner to be held here at the church on Saturday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. You’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and ‘marital inspiration’ from our guest speakers, Greg & Wendy Jones who celebrated their 35th anniversary this past summer. As husband and wife, children of aging parents, parents of adult children, and grandparents to the best six grandchildren possible — admittedly being far from perfect people — they know the ups and downs, breakthroughs and heartbreaks that come on the journey of seeking to weave two lives into one before God. I know that you’ll find laughter and inspiration in time spent with Wendy & Greg.

Space is limited so please sign up at the Connections Centre or by contacting the church office (receptionist@bsbc.nb.ca.)

Men in Song | March 24

The singing men of BSBC will present an evening of song on Sunday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. This will feature soloists, ensembles and a men’s choir (all singing men are invited to the rehearsal in the choir room immediately following the service on the morning of the 24th!). Globally the offering will help students at the seminary in India where John Stewart teaches; locally it will provide support for local youth to attend the ONE Conference in Moncton in May. Talk up the event!

Encourage the men you know to join the choir!

Maple Syrup Festival | March 30

Your pastors are planning a “BSBC Field Trip” for Saturday, March 30 to attend the 2 p.m. serving of the “All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Meal” at the Village of Hope in Tracy. Cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children under 10. Need a drive? We’ll get you there (AND back!).

To be part of our group please pre-purchase your tickets from the Connections Centre or Church Office by Sunday, March 24 as we must confirm the number in our party on March 25. The plan will be to go out to “the village” late morning, take part in the activities provided (visit the sugary, maple taffy on the snow, bonfire with marshmallows) and then enjoy a late lunch.

Baptism

Have you been baptized? Would you like to know more about the significance of baptism? Jesus’ last words before leaving this earth indicated that it was His desire for His followers to be baptized as a sign of a life committed to following Him. Not a statement of perfection but of humble commitment. Pastor Greg, Pastor Steve or
Jon Wilton would be pleased to talk with you personally to help determine if this is the time for your baptism.

Community Caring Project

Your Social Action Team invite you take part in our Community Caring project for March into April. Please join us in a very practical gift for our Third Sunday Supper guests, a gift that has been greatly appreciated in the past. Between now and April 17 we are collecting packages of bathroom tissue which we will divide into “packets” for our guests to take with them as they leave. Many of us take such things for granted; but on a limited income this provision frees money for other needs.

Please leave your contributions under the coat rack in the Connections Centre (directly across from the information desk).

In addition, we are collecting bags of chocolate Easter eggs which will also be divided into “goody bags” to give to our guests as an Easter treat. Thanks to all who can contribute!

Please note we are no longer able to take winter clothing as the drive at the Community Clinic has ended. Thank you for your generous support.

Going Green!

We’re asking you to think about helping us reduce paper use at BSBC. We’re pleased to report a great response to the initiative inviting households to sign up for “electronic mailings” for the fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. So far 82 households have chosen to forgo a paper copy of these letters/envelopes being left in their mailbox or mailed to their homes.

Fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas & Easter mailings

If you would like to adopt this method of communication simply email Lisa Kitchen in the church office and she will be happy to add you to the list. That’s one way to save!

Bulletins & Newsletters

Over the last number of months we have monitored the number of bulletins and newsletters left over each week and made adjustments based on this knowledge. But we thought we should remind you that the weekly newsletter is available on our website OR you can email Lisa and she will add you to the list to receive the weekly newsletter in your inbox. She is also able to send you the bulletin if you wish. If you do this then we’d encourage you to forego taking a copy on Sunday mornings; we’ll adjust printing accordingly as we monitor each week’s “leftovers”.

Thank you for helping us reduce our paper use which will make BSBC a ‘greener’ place to be!