Bara Blast 11.20.14

Dear Bara,

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Joel continues the series A Seat at the Table. He will be preaching from John 13:18-30. The title of his sermon is The Night Brokered Betrayal Kissed Limitless Love. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Bara Student Ministry
BSM Fellowship: Fakesgiving

This Sunday night, November 23rd, BSM will be enjoying a delicious Fakesgiving meal.  The main course, sides and rinks will be provided, however you can bring a dessert to share if you'd like.  This is always a great event to relax, enjoy great food, and conversation.  We may also have a few fun things hidden up our sleeve.  You'll have to come and see.  We'll be gathering at the Bradley's (4004 Shrike Trail, Roanoke) from 6-7:15pm.  We'll see you there!
WhirlyBall Thanks
We just wanted to say one more huge THANK YOU to all the students who attended and parents and volunteers who drove.  It was a phenomenal event!  We had 45 students join us, 7 of which were first time BSM attendees.  Thanks also to all who prayed for and helped make this night possible.

For any questions about BSM, please contact Ryan Bradley at

I pray everyone is staying warm!! This wee kin Be Kids we will be studying 1 & 2 Peter, focusing on important truths about courage, peace and suffering. In Wee Kids we will be continuing our lesson that God will never leave us. Come ready to learn and have fun!!
Growing Givers

Thank you to all who got tags off our Angel Tree! Please bring in all gifts by November 30th unwrapped and with the tag attached to the gift. Also, if you would like to be a part of Growing in Givers in ANY way please contact

Groups at Bara

If you are interested in Groups, please indicate that on your communication card and put it in the Offering Basket. The person to contact for groups is Dennis O’Brien:

Bara Church would like to invite you to experience WELCOME. WELCOME is a monthly luncheon designed for guests who have been attending Bara Church gatherings to get to know the church family on a deeper level. In WELCOME, we will explain what we believe, how we operate, and the history of our church. If you want to join the body of believers here at Bara Church, WELCOME is your first step. If you have questions or simply want to get to know a few families better, WELCOME is for you. The lunch is free, childcare is free, and committing to participate is easy – The next WELCOME will be Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the home of Tommy & Jennifer Maddox. Their address is 2541 Morgan Lane in Trophy Club. To sign up click here. For directions click here. If you have any questions please email Jennifer at
Men of Bara please join us each Wednesday morning at 6:00 am for a Bible study led by Pastor Joel at Vinny’s. Contact: For directions click here.
Arise and Build
If you love accomplishing a lot at one time (think: one stop shopping) then you need to come check out our Arise and Build Prayer Nights every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm at the BARA offices. In less than an hour, you can praise The Lord for all He is doing in and through Arise and Build while you answer His call to pray audaciously for what is to come and if that wasn't enough: you will get to build new relationships with your BARA family!! One of the sweet byproducts of our Prayer Nights for those of us that have been participating is that we have experienced the joy of getting to know each other better in ways that can only happen by praying and spending time together. Give it a try and see how God can use a time of prayer devoted to building a building to actually build His church! For more information and directions to the Bara Church office click here.

Automate the Important
Would you be willing to set up an online giving profile on our website and automate the important?
Not only will you not have to bring a checkbook to church, you will help us grow our ministries during all seasons of the year. If you miss a Sunday gathering or you like to do your finances with a debit or credit card. You might be interested to know that you can go to our website and make an offering online. Any offering you give will be entered into the barabase, which you can look at any time to see the up to date amount given by you or a family member. At the end of the year we will send you a year end giving statement for tax purposes. So jump in today and Automate the Important! To give right now, simply click here.

Daily Bible Reading Plan

One of our Core Commitments is humility, which is a result of bowing before God. One of the ways we submit to God and let Him lead us is to read the Bible daily. To get this week’s reading click here.


Love14God is the prayer, passion and promise of Bara Church in 2014. We encourage you to connect with Love14God on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and see the power of love! Click here for more information.

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