Bara Blast 08.16.14

Beautiful Bara,

This Sunday Pastor Joel will begin a new Series called Taboo; Because Nothing’s too Painful to Preach. The first sermon in this series is titled, A Four Letter F- Word That’s Not Taboo in Church.Pastor Joel will be preaching from Matthew 6:16-18. I can tell you this- you will not want to miss it!

Bara Student Ministry
BSM: Up Close and Personal God! 
This Sunday night we invite you to Cafe' de Bradley for a night to get up close and personal with an up close and personal God.   We'll enjoy some fine cafe' delicacies (eat), explore our artistic side (play games and worship), and recite poetry (read the Bible).  We'll be gathering at the Bradley's (4004 Shrike Trail, Roanoke) from 6-7:15pm!  Invite a friend, come excited, and we'll see you there!


This week in B-Kids we will continue our study on the Gospel with the final days of Jesus' life. Last week we had some pretty powerful conversations about who Jesus is to each of our kids. I learned so much about the kids, the Gospel and strengthened my own faith! I look forward to what this lesson stirs up in our kids' hearts! In Wee Kids we will continue with the story of Paul and Barnabas and our very important message – GO TELL ABOUT JESUS!!! And remember to tell your Wee ones that this isn’t just go tell about Jesus weekend as God wants us to live a “Go and tell” lifestyle! If you have any questions contact

Family Worship

Mark your calendars for Sunday August 31st as we will be having Family Worship. This is a time where children and adults worship together. We will have nursery for babies-age 2.

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 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
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 offeringonline. 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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