April 2014 Dover Church News

Antioch Baptist Church youth held a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser.

Ashland, First Baptist started their Lenten Season by celebrating Fat Tuesday with a traditional Pancake Supper; held a blood drive; and held a Men’s Breakfast. The youth held a Senior High Weekend; held a Youth Parent Fellowship; and participated in Milk Jug Lacrosse.

Atlee Community Church Mom Me and Atlee (MMA) group hosted a church-wide food drive for Atlee Actions Packs, a weekend food program for Hanover County students; and packed the Atlee Action Packs for delivery. The KidStuf group held a free evening of family fun for the kids and their parents.

Berea Baptist Church held a Family Movie Night with a double feature of Up and Freaky Friday; and participated in a prayer walk at the International Learning Center.

Biltmore Baptist Church held a Senior lunch. Several adults attended the Ivan Parker concert at Northside Baptist Church. The church will celebrate their 85th anniversary on April 27 with an Anniversary Service and lunch following in the Fellowship Hall.

Black Creek Baptist Church Children in Action (CIA’s) visited the patients of Hanover Rehabilitation with the Youth and passed out Valentines.

Broadus Memorial Baptist Church hosted CARITAS; and held a Bluegrass Gospel Hymn Sing. Several men attended the “2014 Men’s Impact Wildfire Weekend” in Lynchburg. The youth attended the “Journey” High School Retreat at Eagle Eyrie.

Colosse Baptist Church held a Marriage Retreat in Nags Head, NC.

Cool Spring Baptist Church Travelers toured the Virginia Center for Architecture and had lunch at the Strawberry Street Café. The High School students traveled to “Jumpology” for the next edition of Friday Nite Live!.

Cornerstone Christian Church held a yard sale to raise money to send several members to Belize; and several men attended “Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conference”.

Dover Baptist Church Kid’s Stuff traveled to Lexington Court Nursing Home and shared music and valentines with the residents; and participated in the Souper Bowl of Caring and collected $78 and 203 cans of soup.

Emmaus Baptist Church children and youth went bowling at Hanover Lanes. The youth held a Dodge ball tournament for students in 6th grade to adults.

Four Mile Creek Baptist Church held a Baby Bottle Campaign for the Pregnancy Resource Center and raised $1,942.76; held a Mission Fair and Meal; and collected and filled an SUV full of shoes for Africa. Members of the Friendship Cafe traveled to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens for lunch. The youth held a Sweetheart Banquet for the widows and widowers in the church; and held a bake sale with proceeds for M-Fuge Summer Camp. The Youth Handbell Choir held a Pancake Supper; and visited Good Neighbor Village and performed for the residents.

Glen Allen Baptist Church youth held their annual yard sale and also sold barbecue.

Goochland Baptist Church youth helped a local Destination Imagination Team complete part of their requirements for their project by assembling bags for the Massey Cancer Center in Richmond. The children visited a few of the elderly members from the church and delivered goody bags.

Hardy Central Baptist Church youth traveled to the College of Albemarle and saw the Rogers and Hammerstein musical “Carousel”; and held a “Hat Making Workshop with participants ranging in age from five to octogenarian. The Jam and Jelly group held a “Hugh Community Family Fun Day” with all proceeds going to the Building Fund.

Hopeful Baptist Church hosted Steve Bradshaw, Regional Missionary with SBCV, as speaker at one their worship services; and hosted a luncheon for teens and parents during which Steve presented the SBCV Studentz Camp.

Hunton Baptist Church children held a pajama party and had over 60 children between the age of 3 years old through the 5th grade. The Global Adventures group traveled to “All Smiles All American Gymnastics” for their March field trip. The youth attended Senior High Weekend at Eagle Eyrie.

Kentwood Heights Baptist Church held a Ladies’ Tea for ladies and young ladies (accompanied by an adult) with guest ventriloquist, Dr. Jeff Scott, Pastor of Northside Baptist Church. The youth traveled to Virginia Center Commons in Glen Allen and saw the movie “God’s Not Dead”.

Mechanicsville Baptist Church youth presented a Mystery Dinner Theater with a play titled “The Surprise Party Bamboozle”.

Mount Olivet Baptist Church youth went to lunch at Ruby Tuesdays in Ashland and then went to see the movie “Son of God”.

New Bethesda Baptist Church hosted the Dover Men In Ministry Breakfast Meeting for members and their wives. The youth held a “New Bethesda Spring Fling” with proceeds benefitting Student Ministries and Missions.

New Highland Baptist Church youth sponsored a cornhole tournament fundraiser to help with the costs of their upcoming activities.

New Life Baptist Church held a Family Movie Night and watched “Grace Unplugged”.

Oak Hall Baptist Church Carolyn Grubbs WMU Circle assisted the Hilliard House by providing new mattress pads, sheet sets and blankets.

Parham Road Baptist Church held a “Love Dinner”.

Pioneer Baptist Church held their 14th Annual Chili Cookoff and Bake-off.

Poplar Springs Baptist Church will celebrate their 101st Church Anniversary, People-to-People Day and Deacon’s Sunday on Sunday, March 30.

Ridge Baptist Church held a Missions Night; collected gently used or new Devotional books for the South Richmond Baptist Center; and collected new and gently used children’s books for the Church’s Children’s library.

Shalom Baptist Church youth worked with local service ministries as well as the church’s CARITAS ministry.

Sharon Baptist Church sent two men on a mission trip to Haiti; and held a “Children’s Ministry Day. The youth held a bake sale to raise funds for all participating youth who will be attending a mission trip this summer.

Walnut Grove Baptist Church held their annual “Donation Pancake Supper” with proceeds going to CARITAS; and held a “Contemplative Lifestyle Retreat”.

Westhunt Baptist Church began a new ministry by packing 25 bags to deliver to Longan R.C. Elementary School to be distributed to children who are on the free lunch program to have healthy meals on the weekend. The Women of Westhunt (WOW) cooked a meatloaf meal for CARITAS. The youth attended “Planet Wisdom” in Woodbridge; and held a lunch fundraiser.

West Point, First Baptist Church 55-Alive group visited and sang for the patients at Mizpah Convalescent Center followed by lunch at the Piankatank Country Club. The church is hosting the Lenten Soup and Sermon series that is provided by the West Point Minister’s Association.

Prayer Focus:


Baltimore Baptist Association



Union of Christian Baptists of Macedonia



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Western Hanover Baptist Church
Terry Sharpe, Pastor

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West Point, First Baptist Church
Jim Goebel, Pastor