Bara Blast 11.19.15

Dear Bara,

This Sunday Pastor Joel will be preaching from the life of King Hezekiah on thankfulness. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

BSM Fellowship: Fakesgiving
Do you like good conversation, fun and delicious food? Then come join us for our 3rd annual Fakesgiving where we provide the main dishes, sides and drinks and we invite you to bring a dessert to share. Come sit at our long table and eat, converse, and laugh until it hurts. We'll be gaterhing at the Bradley's (4004 Shrike Trail, Roanoke) from 6-7:15pm this Sunday night!See you there!
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

Growing Givers
Sunday, December 6th, starting at 9:45amam, our BKids will be enjoying our Growing Givers event.  Join us as our kids experience a fun filled morning while learning about the joy of giving this holiday season through fun activities, practical applications and hearing about the Biggest and Best Giver ever!  Please invite your little friends to join us for this great opportunity!  There will be handouts/invites in the bulletinthis Sunday with even more information so be sure to get yours and spread the word.

Angel Tree
As part of our Growing Givers event coming up, Bara has adopted a local family through the Roanoke Food Pantry to bless with presents this holiday season.  There will be a tree out before and after service where you are welcome to stop by and grab a desired gift from the tree.  We ask that you bring it to the office or to church the following Sunday and NO LATER than December 6th as our kids will be wrapping them for the Growing Givers event.  SO please bring the gift unwrapped and with the angel from the tree taped to it.  Please don't miss this opportunity to give a local family a great Christmas this year!

This Sunday the children will hear the Christmas story through the eyes of the shepherds (Luke 2:8-20). The main point will be that we can have joy and share it with others.

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. Look for information regarding the location and date of our next GENESIS, coming soon.

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 M.O.B (Men of Bara) meet at the Trophy Club Country Club, 500 Trophy Club Dr. on Wednesdays from 6am – 7am for Bible study. Contact:
The Men of Bara are going to The Hills Men’s Conference, so mark your calendars for January 29-30th (Friday & Saturday). Many detail are to come, but in the meantime please be sure to put this on your new 2016 calendar! Contact: Tommy Maddox:

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 Sundaygathering 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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