Bara Blast 10.22.15

Dear Bara,

This Sunday Pastor Joel will finish up the series Scary Prayers. His sermon is titled Grow Me. He will be preaching from 1 Chronicles 4:9-10. We look forward to seeing you Sunday with a friend in tow!

BSM Fellowship: Pumpkin Carving
This Sunday night, grab a pumpkin, bring any extra carving supplies you might have, and come have a great time carving some pumpkins.  This is always a fun and great event.  We'll be meeting at the Davis' (332 Sheri Lane, Roanoke) from 6-7:15pm.  We'll have plenty of candy, snacks and drinks to make it even better.  See you there!

Sunday, November 15th, BSM is heading to WhirlyBall!  WhirlyBall has always been one of our biggest events and we love it!  WE have 50 reserved spots on a first come, first serve basis.  The cost is $10/student and that gets each students several games of WhirlyBall, pizza and a drink.  EVERY student must fill out a medical release form. We will meet at BNHS at 5:45pm and return about 8:45pm.  Please don't miss this exciting opportunity.
We will also need drivers to and from WhirlyBall so if you'd be willing and able, please contact Ryan.
If you have any questions about Bara Student Ministries (BSM), please contact the Youth Pastor, Ryan Bradley at  For more information on BSM, please visit

In B-Kids the children will learn that their eyes should remind them to see others the way God sees them. Their Bible story will be from John 4:5-42), Jesus and the woman at the well. Their memory verse is “The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart”. 1 Samuel 16:7. In Wee Kids the main point of their lesson will be: Friends Share. Their Bible lesson will be from John 6. The story where the boy shares food with Jesus to feed 5000.

This is your beginning with Bara. See who we are, our mission, vision and core commitments. Hear about our journey, our past, present and future. Learn what we do, how we connect and serve. You will be able to get your questions answered and much more. GENESIS is held at the home of Fernando and Lizette Cortes. Click here for directions. For additional information or to RSVP click here.

Data Drive
Hopefully you received the Data Drive packet. Please turn these in on Sunday or swing by the office and drop them off if you haven’t already done so. The goal is to ensure that we have accurate information in our database (aka barabase) in order to properly engage our people, assist others in ministry, and get people plugged in.
 This initiative is very important to us. Please feel free to reach out to Clint Schroeder by emailing or calling 817-291-2020 if you have any questions/comments/concerns.
Pastor Appreciation Month
October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Please bring a card and/or a small token to tell Pastor Joel and his wife Kim what you appreciate most about them. There will be a basket on the table located at the back of the auditorium to put cards in. If you have any questions please contact Cathy Holbeck at

bGroups are small groups that meet regularly. They help people build community and grow in their faith. If you are interested or have questions, visit Contact:

The Men of Bara meets on Wednesday mornings from 6am – 7am at the Bara Offices, 100 Indian Creek Dr. Suite 220 in Trophy Club. We are studying Romans 12 this week. The coffee is hot, the conversation fun and the fellowship is strong! Contact:

Don’t forget tonight is the night for bowling for The Men of Bara!

Bara Beautiful
Ladies please mark your calendars and save the date for the IF Conference February 5th & 6th. Please look for more details in the near future.

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 directions to the Bara Church office click here. For additional information 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.
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