Bara Blast 09.11.14

Beautiful Bara,

A Word from Pastor Joel
Hopefully you saw this yesterday but it is so important I want to repeat it.

This Sunday, September 14th is a very special day in the life of Bara Church as we celebrate our 5th Birthday!!! 
 
We are calling it Bara 5 and we have prayerfully planned an extraordinary experience for our Gathering, which will be followed by a big old free Bara Barbecue right there on the campus! It's hard to believe that we've been knowing Christ and making him known for 5 years!
 
You do not want to miss this day!!!
 
Here are some things you need to know about Bara 5 this Sunday:
 
Get There Early!
You are not going to want to miss the first 2 minutes of the Gathering! It is going to be so meaningful and powerful. We are starting at our normal 10:00am time but are expecting a big crowd so arrive by9:45am to be safe! 
 
Stay For Lunch!
We have a professionally catered BBQ Lunch ready to go as soon as the Gathering ends! Best of all, it is Free! All you have to do is just walk outside and head to the big BBQ truck and get you a plate! We are serving up Pulled Pork Sandwiches, BBQ Chicken Sandwiches and Burgers! Plus there will be lots of sides and fixin's and sweet tea and water! And let's not forget the cake! Yummy!
 
Bring Some Gear!
We are expecting beautiful, cooler weather that is perfect for picnicking and tailgating! We will be setting up in a grass field but you will probably want to bring some camping chairs and/or blankets to sit on! Of course if you have a truck, you can just drop that tailgate, right! If you have a Cornhole/Bags set or a Frisbee or football, bring 'em!
 
Invite Your Friends!
Hopefully you received a few of the Bara 5 invitations this past Sunday and have been passing them out to your friends! If you didn't, swing by the office and pick some up and pass them out to friends and neighbors! This will be a great day to bring guests! Invite everyone you know to come and hear all that God has done in, through and for your church family!
 
Promote It Online
We've attached a jpeg of the invitation that you can share with your friends and networks electronically. Please take advantage of Social Media and post the invitation along with a personal invitation from you! Use the hashtag, #bara5 on Twitter and Instagram. 
 
Pray For It!
And most importantly, please pray for Bara 5 to be a big success! Here is what we believe God wants to happen this Sunday! He wants us to look back and praise Him! He wants us to celebrate his consistent faithfulness and praise Him! He wants us to look forward to the future in faith and to praise Him! The word that I got from the Spirit was, "tell the story and give me the glory!"
 
We are going to do just that!
 
I really hope you will come celebrate with us! 

Bara Student Ministry
 
BSM: Bara 5 Fellowship
This Sunday is Bara's 5 Year Birthday Bash and we want all our students to be a part.  Come enjoy the gathering and then head out to enjoy some delicious food and a great time of fellowship.  This will be our gathering for the day and we'll see all our students back next Sunday!  Hope to see you there! 

For any questions about BSM, please contact Ryan Bradley at Ryan@barachurch.com.

B-Kids
What and exciting week: Bara's turning 5!!!!!!! We are so excited to celebrate with each and every one of y'all. This week in Wee kids we are going to be teaching our kids how to praise God! In Be Kids we will learn how Saul became Paul. Come hungry and ready to party!!

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: Dennis@barachurch.com.

WELCOME
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 September 21st, 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 Jennifer@barachurch.com.
 
M.O.B
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: mob@barachurch.com. 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
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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