August 2014 Church News

Antioch Baptist Church made history on May 18 when, for the first time in its existence, the Ladies of the Church conducted the Worship Service. The church held a successful Spring Fling, held a Men’s Cookout; held a Baby Dedication Service for two babies; delivered “appreciation cookies” to a local firehouse; and participated in the Sandston Memorial Day Parade with a float and a booth with free water and VBS Registration. The church also held Graduate Sunday; and held Vacation Bible School with 184 people attending and collected $176.42 to be given to an organization for homeless children. The youth held a silent pie auction on Father’s Day and raised $163.00 for their mission trip. Fourteen young people and two chaperones traveled to Eagle Eyrie on a Mission Trip; and held Youth Sunday with the youth and children conducting the Worship Service.
    
Ashland, First Baptist Church held an Ice Cream Social; hosted CARITAS; and held Vacation Bible School with “Workshop of Wonders” as their theme.  The youth went to Passport at Queens College in North Carolina; Brooke Pennington was voted Honor Camper of the Day on July 9 and Thomas Herbert was voted Honor Camper of the Day on July 10 while at Passport.  The youth also held a “S’mores and more” gathering; and held a picnic with boating and fishing. The Mosaic group traveled to the Historic Hanover Courthouse and had lunch at the Hanover Tavern. The men held a Men’s Breakfast with Rev. Bill Corey as speaker.
    
Atlee Community Church held a Summer Concert. KidJam held a get-to-gether for rising Kindergartners through 5th grade and their families.
    
Berea Baptist Church youth held a Spaghetti Dinner and Dessert Auction; held a Bake Sale; and 36 youth and chaperones attended M-Fuge in Philadelphia, PA.
    
Beulah Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School with “Weird Animals” as their theme.
    
Biltmore Baptist Church will send a mission team to Bland Ministry Center August 8-10. The team will serve local residents by distributing school supplies, food pantry items and clothes.  Some team members will also build a handicap ramp.
    
Broadus Memorial Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School with “Sports Camp Fun in the Son” as their theme; and sent 19 people on a mission trip to South Dakota Standing Rock Indian Reservation.  34 youth and adults attended M-Fuge Youth Camp at Belmont  University in  Nashville, TN. 15 children, youth and adults attended the Worship Arts Camp at Eagle Eyrie in Lynchburg, VA.
     
Cool Spring Baptist Church sent a mission team of 27 high school students and adults to Prince Albert, South Africa.
    
Colosse Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School with “Jungle Safari” as their theme; and held a church picnic. The Young @ Heart Group sponsored country gospel music with a cookout prior to the concert.
    
Corinth Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School with “AgencyD3" as their theme; collected backpacks and school supplies for their upcoming Lee County mission trip; and sent a mission team to Thailand. The youth fed the homeless; and held a pool party for all youth (rising 6th graders to just finishing 12th graders) and their families.
    
Cornerstone Christian Church sent a mission team to Belize; and held a church-wide work day.
    
Dover Baptist Church youth traveled to Top Sail, NC on a mission trip.
    
Emmaus Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School with “Tell It on the Mountain” as their theme; held “The Attic Blowout” with food, inflatables, worship, and more; and 26 people went to Lee County on a mission trip. 23 youth and chaperones attended Passport. The church will celebrate their 237th Anniversary on August 10.
    
Fort Lee Baptist Church hosted Commonwealth Tang Soo Do who presented a demonstration of self-defense techniques; and held Vacation Bible School with “God’s Back Yard Bible Camp” as their theme. The WMU carried pizza and cookies to the Juvenile Detention Home for incarcerated young people. Eighteen youth and chaperones traveled to M-Fuge Summer Camp in Charleston, SC.  
    
Four Mile Creek Baptist Church had an average of 67 children throughout the week and 75 volunteers during Vacation Bible School; sent a team of 37 people on a mission trip to Southwest VA; and held a Softball Day Camp for girls 8 through 18 years old. The ladies held a night out at Red Robin at Virginia Center Commons. The youth and parents held a picnic at Varina Farms; the youth went tubing on the James River; held a pool party; and several youth went to Centrifuge. The Young Lives Class held a picnic; and attended Summer Camp in Rockbridge, VA.

    
Glen Allen Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School with “AgencyD3" as their theme.
    
Goochland Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School with “Workshop of Wonders” as their theme.
    
Gwathmey Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School with “Colossal Coaster World” as their theme.
    
Hardy Central Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School with “Weird Animals” as their theme.  The youth held a “Fun Nite” in Colonial Heights.
    
Hillcrest Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School with “SonTreasure Island” as their theme.
    
Hopeful Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School with “AgencyD3" as their theme.
    
Hopewell Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School.
    
Hunton Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School with “AgencyD3" as their theme.  Several youth and chaperones traveled to XFUGE in Charleston, SC.
    
Indian View Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming on August 3.
    
Kentwood Heights Baptist Church held their second summer church-wide picnic; and held an “Impact” Family night. The youth went to Lake Anna on a camping and canoe trip; and held a pool party. The Faith and Joy Life Group began collecting food to take to the fire department for the summer.
    
Legacy Fellowship International Church held a Shabbat Meal with Jamie Cowen, former Rabbi from Tikvat Israel; and collected $500.00 to send to a ministry in the Ukraine assisting Jewish people to relocate out of Kiev.
    
Little Elam Baptist Church Pastor Frank Long, Jr and First Lady Rev. Theresa Long celebrated their eleventh anniversary.
    
Manakin, First Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming August 3 and will hold Revival services August 5 and 6.
    
Mattaponi Indian Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming on August 24.
    
Mechanicsville Baptist Church held a picnic to kick-off a new Sunday School class for Young Adults/Working Professionals; and several members attended a Flying Squirrels baseball game. Three members went to India on a mission trip with several members from Orcutt Baptist Church in Newport News. The youth went to Lake Anna for the day; held a pool party.  38 youth and chaperones attended Passport at Queens College in North Carolina; and the following four campers were voted Honor Camper of Day 5 – Hunter Brown, Bailey Broughton, Courtney Rosser, and Tyler Mills. As part of Children’s Ministry Day, the Mission Friends delivered several boxes of snacks to the Mechanicsville Fire Station No. 7, and enjoyed a pizza party before delivering toiletry items to the Hanover Health Care Nursing Home. The Keenage Club traveled to Fredericksburg and took a boat trip.
    
Mount Olivet Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School with “Weird Animals” as their theme; held their annual river service; and sent 13 members on a mission trip to Bland, VA.  The youth held a pool party with fellowship and devotions; and 27 youth and chaperones went on a RAM mission trip.
    
New Bethesda Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School with “Wilderness Escape” as their theme.  The youth participated in a mission event; went bowling; and several youth and chaperones attended Youth Fusion Camp.
    
New Highland Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School with “Weird Animals” as their theme; and hosted CARITAS.
    
New Life Baptist Church held a “Family Fun Night”; held Vacation Bible School with “Weird Animals” as their theme; and held a birthday dinner for Pastor James and his wife.
    
Northside Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School with “SonTreasure Island” as their theme.
    
Oak Hall Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School with “Workshop of Wonders” as their theme.
    
Pamunkey Indian Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming on August 17.
    
Parham Road Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School with “Game Plan” as their theme; provided breakfast, lunch and dinner one day for 40 ladies during CARITAS at First Baptist Church, Richmond; and met with friends at Morningside as part of their Inasmuch missions project. The church has started a new ministry opportunity at The Crossings leading a Bible study with residents and hosting a Bingo game.
    
Pioneer Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School with “Jungle Safari” as their theme.  Several youth and chaperones traveled to Cleveland, OH and took part in “World Changers”.
    
Poplar Springs Baptist Church sent several members on a mission trip to Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North and South Dakota.  The Seniors 60+ group took a historic riverfront Kanawha Canal Cruise and had lunch at Cracker Barrel White Oak.
    
Rappahannock Indian Baptist Church and Traveler’s Rest Baptist Church supported the Medical Mission of Leslie Fortune Spencer in Haiti by providing financial, medical supplies and unlimited prayers.
    
Ridge Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School with “AgencyD3" as their theme.  The Caring Hearts group had lunch at Nick’s Roman Terrace.  The children are participating in “Monster Truck Adventures” on Wednesday nights during the summer.
    
Samaria Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming on August 10 and will hold revival services August 11 through 15.

Shalom Baptist Church held a Family Movie Night and featured the film “Turbo”.  The Voyagers, kindergarten through 5th grade children, went to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden; went to the Lucky Lake Gem & Mineral Mine; delivered gifts to the shut-ins; and went to the Sno Shack.

Sharon Baptist Church held Vacation Bible School with “Workshop of Wonders” as their theme; and held a “going away” party for Rev. Lytle and Suzanne Buckingham upon his retirement.  The youth sent an entry into the “Create for Christ” movie contest; went to Sweet Frog; held a ring ceremony for two young ladies who completed the “True Love” project; and went on a mission trip to the “Helping Hands Mission Camp”.

West Point, First Baptist Church held a church-wide picnic.

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