Bara Blast 07.18.14

Beautiful Bara,

This Sunday Pastor Joel will continue with the series On the Road with Joe. The sermon is titled The Waiting Room. Pastor Joel will be preaching from Genesis 40:1-41:1. Please read ahead and come ready, hopefully with a friend in tow!

Bara Student Ministry
BSM: Branded! 
This Sunday night is going to be a special gathering as our entire BSM time will be led by our Summer Interns.  They will be discussing how we are often branded or identified by our material things as opposed to who we are in Christ.  They've done a great job of preparing a great night of fun with games and gift cards to give away, food to be eaten, and a better understanding of our relationship with Jesus.  We'll be gathering from 6-7:15pm at the Bradley's (4004 Shrike Trail, Roanoke).  See you there!
Summer Rec
For the 3rd year summer in a row, our Bara Interns have hosting our FREE Summer Rec.  We've already had a phenomenal two weeks with days over 50 kids and coaches!  We can still use your help in a few ways!  First, spread the word.  For all the information, get it here.  Secondly, we can always use extra help and bodies, especially if you are a student in BSM or older.  Lastly, please pray for our interns as they lead, all the kids that will come, and for the safety of all in the Texas heat.  For more any questions, please contact Nicole Coetzer at


What an awesome rainy day in Texas! This week in Be Kids we will be starting the New Testament. Can't believe we made it all the way through the Old Testament already!! In Wee Kids we will be studying Elisha and making yummy bread. Excited to see everyone this Sunday!

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 this Sunday, July 20th at the home of Joe and Karen Plagen’s. Their address is 2224 Alisa Ln in Trophy Club, Tx. 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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