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Dover Expresses Sympathy to the Family of Dr. James Ellis

The Dover family learned that Dr. James Ellis, a long-time pastor of FBC Ashland, died today.  Visitation will take place Saturday.  The funeral will take place at 2:00 on Sunday at FBC, Ashland, with a reception in Ellis Hall there. More details to be announced as soon as we know more.

Job Openings

  • Bethlehem Baptist Church, 9600 Midlothian Turnpike, N Chesterfield, VA, now interviewing for a part-time Minister of Music. If interested or know someone who is, please call the church office at 272-0597.
  • Biltmore Baptist Church is seeking a part-time pianist/organist and choir director. Please send resume and salary requirements to Biltmore.personnel@verizon.net
  • Emmaus Baptist Church is seeking a part-time Minister of Youth and Children to work 10-15 hours a week. Applicants should send their resume and cover letter to Emmaus Baptist Church, P O Box 533, Quinton, VA 23141 Attention: Youth Committee or you can email to vallerieking@aol.com
  • Four Mile Creek Baptist Church seeks an interim youth director. Please contact Pastor Sam Grozdanov at 795-2044 or email samgrozdanov@fmcbaptist.com
  • Hardy Central Baptist Church seeks a part-time Secretary. Interested applicants should send their resume to Personnel Committee, Hardy Central Baptist Church, 4655 Darbytown Road, Henrico VA 23231 or attach to email at: sam-king@comcast.net
  • Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church is searching for a part-time Financial Secretary/bookkeeper to maintain the accounting and payroll systems for the church and assist the Hatcher Child Development Center. Knowledge and experience with church related bookkeeping and payroll software systems is required. Knowledge of the ACS church software is a plus. This will be a part-time position estimating approximately 30 hours per week with flexibility. Pay will be based on experience. Please send a letter of interest and resume by e-mail to HATCHERCHURCH@COMCAST.NET or mail to 2300 Dumbarton Road, Henrico, VA 23228. Employment starting date will be early December.
  • Lakeside Baptist Church is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper for 28 hours a week. Experience in Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Additional experience in ACS and Calendar Creator is desirable. Send resumes to Lakeside Baptist Church, 7401 Woodman Road, Henrico, Virginia 23228-4314, Attn: Personnel Committee.
  • Pamunkey Indian Baptist Church is seeking a part-time pastor to lead its small congregation. Interested persons should send a resume to: AWWorsham@vscfs.com, or via postal to: Pastor Search, Pamunkey Indian Baptist Church, 866 Lay Landing Rd, King William, VA 23086.
  • Second Liberty Baptist Church is seeking a Pastor. Send cover letter, current resume, and copy of Ministeral License and Certification of Ordination to: Deacon Yvonne M. Jones, Second Liberty Baptist Church, P.O. Box 236, Providence Forge, VA 23140 or e-mail yvonnemjones6724@msn.com
  • Shalom Baptist Church seeks a part-time Minister to Children. The application deadline is January 31. Interested applicants should send their resume to: Shalom Baptist Church, 6395 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111 or e-mail ministertochildren@gmail.com
  • First Baptist Church, West Point is seeking a part-time Office Manager (27.5 hours per week). Experience with administrative duties, in particular use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. Additional experience with technology includes the back-up of all critical systems as well as updating and installing any software and hardware used. Excellent organizational skills required. Interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box N, West Point, VA 23181, Attn: Personnel Committee.

IRS Announces Business Mileage Rate Increase

(source: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/New-Standard-Mileage-Rates-Now-Available;-Business-Rate-to-Rise-in-2015)
The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2015 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2015, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car, van, pickup or panel truck will be:

  • 57.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, up from 56 cents in 2014
  • 23 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, down half a cent from 2014  
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations

The standard mileage rate for business is based on an annual study of the fixed and variable costs of operating an automobile, including depreciation, insurance, repairs, tires, maintenance, gas and oil. The rate for medical and moving purposes is based on the variable costs, such as gas and oil. The charitable rate is set by law.

Taxpayers always have the option of claiming deductions based on the actual costs of using a vehicle rather than the standard mileage rates.

A taxpayer may not use the business standard mileage rate for a vehicle after claiming accelerated depreciation, including the Section 179 expense deduction, on that vehicle. Likewise, the standard rate is not available to fleet owners (more than four vehicles used simultaneously). Details on these and other special rules are in Revenue Procedure 2010-51, the instructions to Form 1040 and various online IRS publications including Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax.

Besides the standard mileage rates, Notice 2014-79, posted today on IRS.gov, also includes the basis reduction amounts for those choosing the business standard mileage rate, as well as the maximum standard automobile cost that may be used in computing an allowance under a fixed and variable rate plan.

Dover DMWU Update

There is a line in the song “Grown Up Christmas List” that goes: Well, heaven surely knows, That packages and bows, Can never heal a hurting human soul. This Christmas give sacrificially to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering/International Mission Emphasis offering. You can be assured that 100% of your offering will go toward supporting missionaries in foreign lands that are sharing the greatest gift of all – the gospel of Jesus Christ – the only thing that can truly heal a hurting soul.

Other gifts to consider instead of giving “stuff” that most of us don’t need: make a contribution in honor of someone to the Carolyn Hollins Memorial Camp Scholarship to help send a needy camper to Camp Crossroads (make checks out to WMUV); make a $140 donation to Campaign 140 celebrating the 40th anniversary of Camp Crossroads and the 140th anniversary of WMUV (money to be used to make necessary updates to camp facilities – details can be found at http://wmuv.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/backcampaign140.jpg); “adopt” a family in need for Christmas (check with local social services agencies); bring Christmas “goodies” to a hospital, fire station or police station on Christmas Day. My “grown up Christmas list” could go on forever. Start making your own and have a very Merry Christmas!”
–Dover Association WMU Council

December 2014 Church News

Ashland, First Baptist held an outreach movie night and showed the movie Mom’s Night Out; and held their 7th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The men held a breakfast with Mick Outten as speaker. The “MOSAIC” group toured the White House of the Confederacy. The Young Adult Ensemble, the OK Chorale and the Sanctuary Choir presented the Christmas-Chrismon Program and the youth explained the meanings behind some of the Chrismons and Symbols as they were hung on the tree. The youth went bowling.

Antioch Baptist Church held an Operation Christmas Child shoe box dedication; and held a covered dish breakfast. The boy scouts held a pancake breakfast and raked leaves.

Berea Baptist Church held a welcome reception for Larry Frakes and Fred Horn. The Sanctuary Choir performed at the Thanksgiving Service at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church.

Biltmore Baptist Church had a team of eight members who installed siding on a Hanover Habitat for Humanity house in October. Members donated items for 37 hygiene bags for the Fluvanna Women’s Prison. Chaplain Lynn Litchfield will be guest speaker for Women’s Day in February. Trunk of Treat brought many neighborhood children and parents. A Shoebox Packing Party was held for Operation Christmas Child. A total of 187 boxes were collected this year. A first-time Community Thanksgiving Dinner was hosted with about 150 friends and neighbors joining us for a great meal. Our ‘Blessings Tree’ was filled before the night ended. A team from Biltmore served dinner at the Home Again Men’s Shelter in Richmond on Nov. 30.

Black Creek Baptist Church held a reception to honor Dr. Battle; held their annual Thanksgiving Meal and Service; and held their “Hanging of the Greens” service.  The ladies of the church joined the WMU ladies and prepared care packages for seven of their college students away at school.

Broadus Memorial Baptist Church held a fellowship brunch; and participated with several neighboring churches in the annual Community Thanksgiving Service at New Bethesda Baptist Church.  The youth and their families held a bonfire and had chili, smores, and fellowship around the fire; and several youth participated in the “High School Hangout and Renewal Weekend”.

Colosse Baptist Church helped pack shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child; and held a covered dish dinner and Thanksgiving Eve service. The WMU helped pack Christmas Friendship boxes for the children on Standing Rock Reservation. The “Young @ Heart” group had a pancake breakfast and played bingo; and went to Meadow Event Park to see the Christmas lights and had dinner at Cracker Barrel. The youth held a “Hullaballoo” gathering; and the children went bowling. The Women for Christ held their annual bazaar at the King William Fire & Rescue building with the Faith Bears selling fudge and the Young @ Heart having a bake sale.

Cool Spring Baptist Church Children’s Choirs presented an “Operation Christmas Child” Musical.  The Men’s Ministry held a game night. The Women’s Ministry held “Christmas Through Our Eyes” with decorating ideas and faith stories and had Brett and Allison Barnhill as their special guests.  The Cool Spring Travelers went to Randolph-Macon College for lunch at Estes Dining Hall and then attended the timeless classic A Christmas Carol performed by the Randolph-Macon Performing Arts Department.

Corinth Baptist Church held a movie night and showed the movie God’s Not Dead; and prepared and served lunch for 45 to 50 veterans at the Disabled Veterans’ Hunt at the New Kent Forestry Center. The “Young at Heart” Seniors went to the Cheese Shop in Stuarts Draft. The youth went to Monroe Park and fed the homeless and handed out socks, gloves, scarves, coats, hats, and heavy sweatshirts. An Open House was held to celebrate Dr. F. W. Howard’s 90th birthday.

Cornerstone Christian Church youth held a retreat.

Emmaus Baptist Church held a memorial service for the members they have lost this past year; held their “Hanging of the Greens” service; and prepared Christmas boxes for the Lee County Christmas Box ministry. The Middle and High School Sunday School classes prepared exam boxes for their college students. The children participated in “Turkey Bowling” and decorated the Christmas Tree, decorated cookies and made a special cookie as a Thanksgiving present.

Fort Lee Baptist Church held a church-wide covered dish luncheon; held a “Cookies for Lottie” bake sale; and packed 1,438 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. The youth held a fundraiser and sold a special 2015 appointment calendar entitled “God’s Creation”.

Glen Allen Baptist Church packed 150 Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes; and held a fall discipleship retreat. The youth held a Lock-In at the church.

Goochland Baptist Church youth attended a fall retreat at Watermarks Camp in Scottsville.

Hardy Central Baptist Church choir presented the music at the annual Thanksgiving Community Service which was held at Poplar Springs Baptist Church.

Hillcrest Baptist Church’s choir participated in the community worship service held at New Highland Baptist Church and at the community worship service held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Hopeful Baptist Church held a church-wide Thanksgiving Dinner and Service. The youth held a missions fundraising lunch.

Hunton Baptist Church held an “Operation Christmas Child Packing Party”; collected coats for the Puritan Cleaners “Coats for Kids” drive; held a Blood Drive; and held a special “Blessing of the Boxes” for Operation Christmas Child. The Seniors held a luncheon and brought homemade cookies and snack items and took them to the shut-ins. The children went to the Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn and saw the Virginia Repertory Theatre Production of Charlotte’s Web. The youth participated in a Lock-In; had a movie night; and helped put together the Thanksgiving baskets.

Mechanicsville Baptist Church held a Thanksgiving Lunch; and held an Operation Christmas Child dedication service. The youth held a Lock-in and bonfire following the Lee-Davis/Atlee game; went to Monroe Park to help feed the homeless; and the youth guys went paint balling. The Faith and Hope Sunday School Class made Brunswick stew for the Child Care Thanksgiving Luncheon and helped serve during the luncheon.

Mount Olivet Baptist Church held “Kids Day Out” for children ages three through fifth grade with games, crafts, lunch, music and a movie; held a Thanksgiving dinner; and held a “Packing” party for Operation Christmas Child. The “Young at Heart” went to the Fort Lee Theater to see “White Christmas”. Retired Brigadier General Janice Igou, former Assistant Adjutant General Army of the Virginia National Guard, was the guest speaker at the Veterans Day, 2014 celebration sponsored by the Hanover County Department of Parks and Recreation.

New Bethesda Baptist Church held their “Harvest Festival”; held an Operation Christmas Child In-gathering and dedication; and held a Community Thanksgiving Service. Rev. Todd Combee, Retired Chaplain of the Virginia National Guard, gave the Invocation and the Benediction at the Veterans Day, 2014 celebration sponsored by the Hanover County Department of Parks and Recreation. The Carolyn Hollins WMU Circle sponsored a church wide project and collected items for the Oregon Hill and Southside Centers for Christmas.

New Highland Baptist Church hosted the annual Community Thanksgiving Service which was a joint effort between Slash Christian Church, Hillcrest Baptist Church, and Lebanon United Methodist Church and included a community choir with special music. The Kid’s in Christ (KIC) group sponsored the annual Shoe Box Wrapping Party for Operation Christmas Child. The Choir presented “We Give Thanks” musical at both morning worship services. The Men’s Chorus sang at Autumn Care Nursing Facility.

New Life Baptist Church held a Community Thanksgiving Service; and the young adults presented “Everything Skit”. The youth participated in a Lock-in with special guests Deane and Tiffany Walden and Aaron Gary of “Switchin Lanes”.

Parham Road Baptist Church held “Talent Harvest Day; held a dinner and movie night which featured God’s Not Dead for ages 12 and up and Evan Almighty for school-age children; held a Thanksgiving Lunch and Field groundbreaking; and held a Community Thanksgiving Service.

Pioneer Baptist Church youth filled 75 Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes for members. Rev. Paul Beith gave the message at the Thanksgiving Community Service which was held at Poplar Springs Baptist Church and the music was provided by the Hardy Central Baptist Church Choir.

Poplar Springs Baptist Church delivered care packages to the homeless; and held the annual Thanksgiving Community Service. Several members attended the Kristian Stanfill concert at Williamsburg Community Chapel. The 60+ Seniors traveled to Powhatan Courthouse and had lunch at the County Seat Courthouse and then went shopping in Midlothian.

Shalom Baptist Church held a “Step Up Step Out” Banquet at Broadus Memorial Baptist Church; held a Celebration Sunday to celebrate the climax of their Capital Campaign; held their Pecan Pie Sale which raised funds for the youth activities throughout the year; and held their “Hanging of the Greens” service. The youth attended “Hey Youth! iWorship” at Cornerstone Christian Church.

Sharon Baptist Church held the “Kids Fall Fest”. The youth held a Lock-In.

Second Liberty Baptist Church will present "In Excelsis – The Christmas Story in Song" joined in worship by New Covenant Community Church on December 21 at 10:00 am

Walnut Grove Baptist Church held a memorial service for those who have lost loved ones; and held their annual Thanksgiving breakfast and worship service. The Senior Adults had lunch at Applebee’s. The Missions Corner began their fourth year of “Backpack Kids” and were able to meet their needs in supplying the food for their backpack ministry by collecting over 800 pounds of food and supporting 55 children with a backpack of food each weekend they are in school.

West Point, First Baptist held a Prayer Revival; held a Thanksgiving Dinner; participated in the Christmas Angel Tree; and held a “White Christmas Sunday”. The CPR Women’s Ministry sponsored “Parents’ Night Out” and showed the movie, "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," to the children.

Westhunt Baptist Church held a Thanksgiving Service with a covered dish dinner; and held their “Hanging of the Greens” service.  The Children’s Ministry held a “Children’s Stay Day”. The youth held a pizza and movie night.

Richard Bowman Passed Away, Former Dover Trustee (2004-2014)

BOWMAN, Richard Manuel Sr., 86, of Charles City, Va., departed this life on Thursday, October 30, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Marian Bowman; son, Richard M. Bowman Jr. (Sherry); six daughters, Daryl B. Robertson (Melvin), Sandra B. Johnson (Linwood), Mildred B. Adkins (Chauncey), Rhonda B. Gardner (Charles), Shirlette B. Squire (Rayfield), Rowena M. Bowman; eight grandchildren, three great- grandchildren; sister, Anna B. Bowman; and a large extended family. Remains rest at March Funeral Home, 2110 E. Laburnum Ave., where viewing will be held on Monday, November 3, 2014, from 12 noon to 8 p.m., and where family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Funeral services 1 p.m. Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Little Elam Baptist Church, 8840 Church Lane, Charles City, Va. Interment Little Elam Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

http://www.timesdispatch.com/obituaries

November 2014 Church News

Ashland, First Baptist held a blood drive; held a Free Movie Night and showed Soul Surfer; held a Community Yard Sale; held a “Community Outreach Day” and held “Trunk or Treat”.  The youth held a game night with volleyball, cornhole, horseshoes, and devotionals; held a cook out; attended a Halloween Hayride at Ashland Berry Farm; held a free car wash as part of Community Outreach Day; played shaving cream Wiffle Ball against Duncan Memorial Church; and several youth attended “Ignite” Middle School Retreat at Eagle Eyrie.  The MOSAIC group traveled to Graves Mountain Lodge and ate at a German Restaurant.

Antioch Baptist Church celebrated Homecoming; and held a Fall Festival.

Berea Baptist Church held a Yard/Bake Sale; and held a “Trunk or Treat” Festival. Several youth traveled to Farmville for a retreat; and several youth worked in the FACES food bank and participated in other mission opportunities.

Black Creek Baptist Church had a booth at the first Fall Fellowship Festival at the Hanover County Government Complex; and had a booth at the Hanover Parks and Recreation “Spookie Fun Fest” at Pole Green Park. The Children In Action collected personal hygiene items and made care bags for the homeless; collected canned goods for MCEF; and delivered the canned goods to the MCEF pantry. The youth and Children in Action traveled to the City of Richmond and handed out personal hygiene bags.  The youth sponsored the Community Fall Fellowship in the church parking lot.

Broadus Memorial Baptist Church held a blood drive; participated in Operation Inasmuch; held a Flea Market/ Bake Sale; and held a Senior Adult Celebration honoring their seniors, including those who have been married 50+ years. The youth held Movie Night; and several youth attended the “Ignite” Middle School Retreat at Eagle Eyrie.

Colosse Baptist Church handed out fleece throws to the homeless in Richmond; and held “Trunk or Treat”. The youth held a cookout fundraiser; the children went to the Pumpkin Patch;  the Young @ Heart group traveled to the mountains; the YAMS group went to the State Fair; the Mission Friends held a Prayer Breakfast; and the Preschool held a Pumpkin Party.

Cool Spring Baptist Church held “Friday Nite Live!” for the youth. The Cool Spring Travelers toured Hickory Hill Plantation outside of Ashland and had lunch at the Trackside Grill in Ashland.

Corinth Baptist Church held Homecoming; hosted the Senior Adult Conference given by the Capital Area Agency on Aging; and held “Trunk-or-Treat”.  The Young at Heart Seniors traveled to Smithfield and toured historic St. Luke’s Church, had lunch at the William Rand Tavern in The Smithfield Inn, and experienced the wonders of energy at the Surry Nuclear Power Plant. TeamKIDs held TeamKID Bible Hero Night and the children came dressed as their favorite Bible character, animal in the Bible or Christian theme.

Cornerstone Christian Church held a “Tye Dying” class; sold “Mann-made” sausage; and participated in Operation Inasmuch. The church will celebrate their 15th Anniversary on November 2 at 9:30 a.m.

Several Deep Run Baptist Church adults attended the Senior Adult Retreat at Eagle Eyrie.

Dover Baptist Church held their annual Pancake Supper; and held a Clean-up Day with breakfast. The WMU sponsored a Life Line Screening.

Emmaus Baptist Church held “Trunk ‘R’ Treat” with a chili cook-off, hay ride, door prizes and food.  The youth went to the Corn Maze.

Fort Lee Baptist Church held Homecoming and a covered dish luncheon; and held their Fall Festival.  Several members of the WMU traveled to Crewe, VA to see the grave and church of Lottie Moon and ate lunch at The Blackstone Herb Cottage.

Glen Allen Baptist Church held their annual Fall Festival.

Goochland Baptist Church held an “Autumn Gala” which included a cornhole tournament, and a chili cook-off.  The youth held a “Field Day of the Past” fundraiser and raised about $1,800. Several adults attended the Senior Adult Retreat at Eagle Eyrie.

Hillcrest Baptist Church held a Fall Festival; and held “Trunk or Treat”.

Hopeful Baptist Church held a Fall Festival. The Golden Circle group traveled to Graves Mountain Lodge for lunch and then toured James Madison’s Montpelier. The Stitches of Hope group celebrated their first anniversary and have made and given away 38 shawls and lap blankets. The children visited the Pumpkin Patch.  Several youth went to Camp Accovac for a Youth Discipleship Retreat.

Hunton Baptist Church celebrated “Pink Sunday of Hope” to raise awareness of cancer and the importance of early detection; and held their Fall Festival with “Trunk or Treat”. Several youth attended “Youth HeRose Harvest Festival” run at the Vineyard Church in Ashland; several youth participated in the Extended Youth Sunday and went to G-Force afterwards to play laser tag; and several youth attended the Junior High Weekend at Eagle Eyrie. The Global Adventures group went to the Hanover Vegetable Farm’s Pumpkin Patch. The Senior Adults held a luncheon with entertainment by Darla Phillips – Armchair Travel to South Africa.

Kentwood Heights Baptist Church held a community meal; held a carwash at the church; held a “Shoebox Brunswick Stew” sale; held Family IMPACT and “Trunk or Treat”. The youth held a “Neewallah” costume party.

Mechanicsville Baptist Church held their annual Sunday School Picnic; held Operation Inasmuch; and held their Fall Festival. The Keenage Club traveled to the Cheese Shop and had lunch at Rowes in Stuarts Draft. Several youth attended the Youth Retreat at Eagle Eyrie. Several adults attended the Senior Adult Retreat at Eagle Eyrie.

Mount Olivet Baptist Church held a fundraiser dinner for Operation Christmas Child; held “Trunk or Treat”; and held a Chili “Cook-off”. The children went to the Pumpkin Patch. The youth went to see the “new” Christian movie entitled Left Behind. The Unique Club, a small group of intellectually challenged adults and peer buddies, repackaged over 1,000 pounds of dried food and made up 228 bags of personal hygiene bags for the local food banks; volunteered in Hanover ARC’s Pumpkin Chuck a Thon; and won the 2014 Spirit Team Volunteerism Award for Hanover County. The “Young at Heart” group traveled to the Byrd Visitor’s Center on the Skyline Drive, visited the Cheese Shop, visited Dickie Brothers’ Orchard, and had lunch at the Golden Corral.

New Bethesda Baptist Church participated in Hanover County’s Fall Festival as part of their Operation Inasmuch emphasis; and held a blood drive.

New Highland Baptist Church hosted the Gospel Jail Ministry Fundraising Banquet event with Col. David Hines as the main speaker; participated in Hanover County’s Fall Festival with a booth and Moon Bounce; and hosted “Stop Hunger Now”. The children’s KIC ministry held “Trunk-O-Treat”.

New Life Baptist Church hosted “Switchin Lanes” in concert and held a bonfire and smores after the concert; and held a mega yard sale to benefit FISH. The youth went to the movies and saw Dolphin Tale 2; went to Sweet Frog; and went to the movies and saw Left Behind. The children went to the Pumpkin Patch.

Oak Hall Baptist Church held a yard sale to benefit FISH; and held a “Pastor Appreciation Day” covered dish luncheon.

Parham Road Baptist Church celebrated their 54th anniversary with a luncheon after the service; held ground breaking services for their new sports ministry for physically and mentally disabled children; hosted Melita in concert; and held revival with speakers Rev. Proctor Beard of Springfield Baptist Church, Rev. Daniel Chu of Grace Chinese Baptist Church, Rev. Kim Ridley of The Light Community Church, and Rev. Jeff Mills of Renewal Church Varina.

Pioneer Baptist Church held Homecoming with a luncheon after the service; held Revival services with Rev. Roger Roller as the speaker and music provided by Four Mile Creek Baptist Church and Fred Salmons. Several youth attended the Middle School Retreat at Eagle Eyrie.

Poplar Springs Baptist Church had a booth at The Virginia Czech and Slovak Folklife Festival.  The Seniors 60+ group traveled to Graves Mountain for apples and a family style lunch. Several youth went to Somerset, VA.

Ridge Baptist Church held “Ridge Day”. The Promise Care Child Development Center sold Brunswick Stew at “Ridge Day”. The Caring Hearts group attended the St. John’s Bible exhibit at the Baptist Theological Seminary.

Shalom Baptist Church held their annual Fall Festival; and held a canned soup drive for MCEF. The youth traveled to the Ashland Berry Farm and had a fun day of pumpkin-picking, followed by a “Walk of Fear & Faith” at the Helmick’s ‘Haunted’ House and then enjoyed dinner around a campfire; and held a spaghetti fundraiser dinner.

Sharon Baptist Church made and sold apple butter as a fundraiser for their Haiti mission; and held their 2nd annual Fall Bazaar.  The youth held a Youth Tailgate Party; and helped with the children’s activities for the Fall Bazaar. The WMU wrapped shoeboxes for the Shoebox Ministry; and traveled to Graves Mountain Lodge.

Walnut Grove Baptist Church held an Open House to welcome their new Senior Pastor; held a “Fall Fam Jam”; and held “Bring a Friend” Sunday.

West Point, First Baptist held an Octoberfest Halloween Outreach event. The WMU, Children in Action, the Sanctuary Choir, and the CPR Women’s Ministry sponsored items at the church’s booth at the Crab Carnival. The 55-Alive group traveled to the Cheese Shop, Bakery, the Wood Grill, and Drumheller’s Orchard in Stuart’s Draft.

Westhunt Baptist Church held a Romania Mission Trip Sharing and potluck lunch.  The W.O.W. (Women of Westhunt) held an Operation Christmas Child ‘Shoebox Packing Party’. The Children and youth held a “Stay Day” and made freezer jelly to sell to support

Rev. Richard Moore (1924-2014)

Richard Talmadge Moore, age 89, died Sunday, October 26, 2014 at Levine & Dickson Hospice House at Southminster, Charlotte, NC.  The Reverend Mr. Moore was born November 5, 1924 in the Thomasboro suburb of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, NC.  Richard was the youngest of four boys born to George I. Moore, Sr. and Iola Robbins Moore.

In 1943, after graduating from Central High School in Charlotte, Richard trained as an infantry soldier for six months.  To fill a French horn vacancy, he was taken off deployment to Anzio and became a member of the 50th Army Ground Force Band at Fort George Meade, MD.  Upon discharge three years later, Richard went straight to college.  Richard and Nancy J. Teague met while students at Mars Hill College near Asheville, NC.  Since their marriage on September 1, 1947, in Nancy’s hometown of Newland, NC, the couple has lived in TN, SC, TX, VA and NC.  They resided in VA 52 years.  

In addition to college at Mars Hill, Richard and Nancy attended East Tennessee State while he was on the staff of First Baptist Church, Erwin, TN.  From there, they moved to Greenville, SC, where both were students at Furman University and the only married couple in the Furman Singers, a group recognized internationally today.  Richard earned a B.A. degree in English at Furman.  From SC, the couple moved to Fort Worth, TX, where both enrolled at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  After three years at Southwestern Seminary, Richard received a Master of Divinity.  During college and seminary, Richard served several churches as Minister of Education and Music; following seminary graduation, his longest and most beloved pastorate was 19 years at Centerville Baptist Church in Chesapeake, VA, near Norfolk, not a great distance from the Outer Banks of NC, where he loved surf fishing.  

Richard and Nancy have lived very active lives.  The couple moved to The Cottages Retirement Community in Pineville, in August, 2005 from Mechanicsville, VA, where they had lived for 30 years.  Nineteen of those years Richard served as Executive Director of Dover Baptist Association, a fellowship of 65 churches.  After retirement at 71, he served an additional 8 years in interim pastorates in the Richmond, Virginia area.  

The couple has adored their home within The Cottages, and in terms of great neighbors, both agreed they could not have found a more ideal place to live.  From June 2006 through December 2013, The Reverend Mr. Moore led Sunday morning worship services for residents of The Cottages and The Dorchester Retirement Communities, having never fully retired from following his calling to preaching and pastoral ministry to which he was ordained on December 18, 1948 by the First Baptist Church, Erwin, TN.  

Richard was predeceased by his parents and three brothers.  He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Nancy Teague Moore, of Pineville, NC.  He is also survived by daughter Deborah Moore Clark and husband Mack of Charlotte, NC; daughter Margaret E. Moore of Arcata, CA; son R. Stephen Moore and wife Shirley of Henderson, NC; grandson Matthew S. Hisatomi of Arcata, CA; sister-in-law Sara Helen Copley Moore of Greensboro, NC; numerous nieces and nephews; and a step-grandson C. Christopher Clark and wife Christy of Huntersville, NC, and five step-great-grandchildren.  

The family of the Reverend Mr. Moore is being served by Cremation Society of Charlotte, Inc.       

A memorial service celebrating the life of Richard T. Moore is scheduled for Thursday, October 30, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at Myers Park Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC.  The Reverend Dr. Everett C. Goodwin, Interim Senior Minister, the Reverend Mr. Joseph D. Aldrich, Associate Minister, the Reverend Dr. Steve Allsbrook, Director of Missions, Dover Baptist Association, Ashland, Virginia, and the Reverend Deborah Moore Clark will officiate.  The family will receive guests following the service in Heaton Hall.  Cremains will be interred privately at Forest Lawn West prior to the memorial service.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 1420 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC 28204; www.donatehospice.org. The family wishes to thank the staff and volunteers of Hospice House at Southminster for their loving care.  

Obituary by Deborah Moore Clark, Daughter, October 27, 2014

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Baltimore Baptist Association



Union of Christian Baptists of Macedonia



Week of: December 14
Western Hanover Baptist Church
Terry Sharpe, Pastor

Week of: December 21
West Point, First Baptist Church
Jim Goebel, Pastor