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Week of Prayer for Missions: Friday, May 22

Pray for Medical Ministries and Jail Ministries. Those who lead them and those who need them. These ministries help provide health care for needy persons, and they provide ministries that help people find true freedom through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Pray for those who minister and for those to whom they minister, including their families.

Week of Prayer for Missions: Thursday, May 21

Pray for Central Virginia Raceway Ministries and all who volunteer. Your gifts will share the cost of providing the Gospel witness and ministry at Richmond International Raceway to fans and workers. Contact Todd Combee (779-2101) to assist with this ministry.

Week of Prayer for Missions: Tuesday, May 19

Pray for our partners in Macedonia and Partnership Missions. Through our partnership, Dover Baptists help fund the work of Macedonia Baptist in Eastern Europe. Our offerings also provide scholarships for Dover Baptists to go on partnership mission trips.

Week of Prayer for Missions: Monday, May 18

Pray for Dover’s churches that nominated and received grants from Dover Baptist Association Missions Offering in 2014 as they implement the dollars given. Pray for ministries in our greater Christian community. Prayerfully consider nominating a “helping” ministry in your community for the 2015 Offering.

Job Openings

  • Bethlehem Baptist Church seeks a part-time Music Director. For more information, call (804) 272-0597
  • Cool Spring Baptist Church seeks an Administrative Assistant and a part-time Music Associate. Interested candidates can submit a resume to hr@coolspring.org
  • Dover Baptist Church seeks a part-time Music Director. Please send resumes to Dover Baptist Church, PO Box 96, Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103 or e-mail secretary@doverbc.org
  • Emmaus Baptist Church seeks a part time Minister of Youth. Those interested in applying for the position should email a cover letter and resume on or before June 28 to Emmausbapchurch@gmail.com
  • Four Mile Creek Baptist Church seeks an Interim Youth Director. Please contact Pastor Sam Grozdanov at 804-795-2044 or email samgrozdanov@fmcbaptist.com
  • North Run Baptist Church seeks a part-time Administrative Professional. For more information, e-mail northrunpersonnel@gmail.com
  • Poplar Springs Baptist Church seeks a part-time Church Secretary and a part-time Worship Leader. Please visit www.poplarspringsbc.com for more information.
  • Walnut Grove Baptist Church is seeking an Associate Pastor/Minister of Worship. For more information and/or to apply, please e-mail or call (804) 746-5081
  • West Point, First Baptist Church is seeking a part-time youth leader or youth pastor. All interested parties please submit a resume to:
    Personnel Committee, First Baptist Church West Point, P.O. Box N, West Point, VA 23181

May 2015 Church News

Antioch Baptist Church's WMU prepared 248 bags of cookies for the Raceway Ministries; will have the 2nd  Annual Women’s Day Service on May 17.

Ashland, First Baptist Church held a movie night with Billy Graham’s movie Heaven; held a “Free Film Friday” with the movie Summer Snow; and held a Men’s Breakfast.
    
Black Creek Baptist Church held Good Friday Services; held Easter Sunrise Services; and held a “Reach Out and Read” book drive.
    
Broadus Memorial Baptist Church held “FUN!Friday” for babies through 5th graders with food, fun, games, crafts, and activities.  The youth participated in a spring break service project; and attended a Spring Retreat at Watermarks Camp.
    
Colosse Baptist Church youth attended a “Mini-Mission Beach Retreat”; and the Young @ Heart group traveled to Nags Head, NC.
    
Cool Spring Baptist Church held a training session for the Special Needs Ministry; and held a “Spring Break Sports Camp” for the 1st through 5th grade boys and girls.  The Child Care took a bus trip to the National Zoo.
    
Corinth Baptist Church youth held a yard sale/fundraiser to raise money for summer camp.
    
Cornerstone Christian Church held a pottery painting class; held a “Cookie Bake” with the children; and held a teacher training class for youth and children’s Sunday School teachers.  The youth participated in a beach retreat.
    
Dover Baptist Church held a Maundy Thursday Service; held an Easter Egg Hunt for the children; and held an Appreciation Day Luncheon.  The children presented a skit on Easter Sunday.
    
Emmaus Baptist Church held a yard sale; several members traveled to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden; and collected items for the “Baby Care Bag Ministry for Haiti”.  The youth held a bonfire; and held a Cake Auction fundraiser.
    
Fort Lee Baptist Church participated in the “Seeds of Bounty” project by collecting seeds for Big Stone Gap.  The youth served a pancake dinner before the church’s semi-annual meeting; and several youth participated in the Spring Retreat at Camp Piankatank.
    
Goochland Baptist Church held their annual “Trucks ‘n’ Such” event; and held their 5th Annual Community Flea Market.  The youth group volunteered at the ToolBank, a local non-profit organization.
    
Hunton Baptist Church hosted a blood drive; and the Senior Adults held a spring luncheon.
    
Kentwood Heights Baptist Church youth held a Student Ministry “Build”; and held a BBQ.
    
Mechanicsville Baptist Church member Sam Loving was chosen as Volunteer of the Year for the Hanover Adult Center at their Annual Volunteer Awards Dinner.  The “Keenage Club” traveled to Smithfield and ate lunch at Smithfield Station.
    
Mount Olivet Baptist Church hosted “The Harvesters Quartet” from North Carolina in concert.  The “Young at Heart” group traveled to Lancaster, VA and toured the Mary Ball Washington Museum as well as the Old Jail and Clerk’s Office.
    
New Bethesda Baptist Church held their “Son-Rise” service with a breakfast afterwards; held a Senior Resource Fair in the Ministry Center; and sent several people on a mission trip to New York City.  The “Lunch Bunch” group traveled to Charlottesville.  The youth held a fundraiser dinner/potato & salad bar.
    
New Highland Baptist Church held a Work Day; held a “Prevention Health Screening”; and collected adult and children’s clothes, shoes, and accessories for the Conduit-Life of Hope Ministry Clothes Drive.  
    
New Life Baptist Church held a Kids Spring Sleepover; and the youth held a “Twin” lock in.
    
Northside Baptist Church held a Maundy Thursday dinner and the Lord’s Supper Service; held Sunrise Services with a breakfast after the service.  The children went “Easter Caroling” and visited some of the church senior members; held a “La Cocina de Northside” Spanish-style Fundraiser Luncheon; held a “Let’s Get a Sundae on a Wednesday” at Chick-Fil-A for all youth, children and their parents; several Dads and Grandpas got together with their children and built bird houses; and visited residents at Harbour Square.
    
Oak Hall Baptist Church held a “Kid’s Easter Celebration”; several members made and sold Brunswick Stew; and several members sold Papa John’s Coupon booklets.  The O A K (Offering Acts of Kindness) group met and sewed together 5 crocheted quilts for Warm Up America; finished their Smile bags for Operation Smile; sorted  items to be given to each person attending the block party; and worked on the Washcloth Travel Pouches for Standing Rock Indian Reservation.
    
Parham Road Baptist Church hosted Corey Goss, a Christian Hip-Hop artist, in concert; and held their first men’s breakfast of the year.  The Junior High group held an “After Dark Easter Egg Hunt”.
    
Pioneer Baptist Church held their Sunrise Service followed by a breakfast.
    
Ridge Baptist Church held a Maundy Thursday Service; held an Easter Sunrise Service with a pancake breakfast following the service; several members participated in the 2015 CrossOver Challenge; and the “Caring Hearts” group went to see the movie Woman in Gold.
    
Shalom Baptist Church hosted Caritas; and several members went to the Bland Ministry Center on a mission trip.  The youth held a barbeque fundraiser dinner; and several youth attended the Dare2Share “Fearless” Conference.
    
Sharon Baptist Church held an Easter breakfast and egg hunt for the children; held  Easter Sunrise Services; held a Men’s Breakfast; and hosted the Cornerstone Community Development Center Spring Concert.
    
Walnut Grove Baptist Church hosted Caritas; and the Senior Adults had lunch at Applebee’s.  The youth held a “Zombie Night”; and held a Family Night.
    
West Point, First Baptist Church CPR Women’s Ministry held a workshop on health and fitness.

“Raise the Roof in Macedonia” Update

We have already reached 20% of the “Raise the Roof in Macedonia” goal! I do not know how much money is on the way, but I know more is coming.

So far, I know that one church gave generously from its missions fund. I know that some donors have given through the e-giving link. I heard about emptying out the piggy bank, and I heard about sharing a refund.

I have been to Macedonia and met some of our Baptist brothers and sisters there. The unemployment rate is Macedonia is about five times higher than ours. Even so, they prove faithful stewards and make great sacrifices of time, talents, and money for Kingdom work. God multiplies what they have to share and honors their faithfulness by providing others to share the load.

That is where we come in as partners to help “Raise the Roof in Macedonia” (click here). If each Dover church shared a gift of less than $5 per person for (or from) everyone who attended Dover’s churches on an average Sunday, we could hit our $30,000 goal in one week!

Kathy and I have given a gift through our church. I hope you have taken the time to give a gift through your church or directly to Dover Baptist Association.

Many Dover Baptists make sacrifices every week or every month to support Dover’s churches. Some of that money supports the association, its staff (including me), and our work. I am deeply grateful. Other than our General Budget and the annual Association Missions Offering, I rarely ask Dover Baptists to give more to something we promote.

Today, I am asking Dover Baptists to give more. If you can, give your gift now or by Easter Sunday. This is the right time to help our our brothers and sisters get the exterior of their second site in Skopje finished! Together, we can help them do this. It will only happen if we share the news of this opportunity and encourage Dover Baptists (and others) to give.

Please, pray for the Baptists in Macedonia and make your gift. Please, invite others to pray and give too. Sacrifice something, then give the money you did not spend to this campaign instead. Thank you for doing whatever God leads you to do about this.
–Steve Allsbrook

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