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June 2014 Church News

  • Ashland, First Baptist held a Men’s Breakfast with Pedro Arruza, Head Football Coach at Randolph Macon College as their speaker; held a Community Yard and Bake Sale; and held their church picnic. The MOSAIC group attended a “lying Squirrels” baseball game.
  • Antioch Baptist Church held their 2014 Spring Fling; and held a Mother’s Day Cake Auction.
  • Berea Baptist Church held a Youth Night at Buffalo Wild Wings in Short Pump; held The Rudy Wood Golf Tournament at Hunting Hawk Golf Course; held a covered dish dinner and a prayer walk afterwards; and held a Mother/Daughter Tea which included a Bridal Style Fashion Show.
  • Biltmore Baptist Church is celebrating it's 85th year. The church received $5,324.00 in Special Offerings during its anniversary celebration on June 1st. The youth will have a BBQ Fundraiser on Saturday, June 14th at the Glen Allen Supermarket from 11am to 5pm. The youth will be selling plates or quarts of Mr Lee's BBQ. Proceeds from the sale will be to send the Youth to Student Life Camp in Asheville, NC in July.
  • Black Creek Baptist Church is holding its Vacation Bible School on Sunday, June 22 through Thursday, June 26. The theme is "VBS Scavenger Hunt."  Join us for Snack Suppers each evening beginning at 5:15 pm in the Dining Hall. VBS will be held from 6-8:30 pm each evening. Classes for preschool through 5th grade, including a Bible Study class for adults. Come be a part of this exciting adventure with Bible study, music, crafts, missions, snacks and more! For more information, or to pre-register, call the church office at 781-0330.
  • Broadus Memorial Baptist Church held a Blood Drive. The Children’s Choirs presented the dramatic musical, Fish Tales.
  • Colosse Baptist Church  welcomed all Law Enforcement Personnel and their families for their annual recognition Sunday; and collected baby products for the Richmond Pregnancy Center. The youth held a Mini Mission Beach Retreat. The young adults traveled to Raleigh, NC to work for Habitat for Humanity on their mission trip. The Faith Bears traveled to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens for Victorian Tea & Tour.
  • Cool Spring Baptist Church held a fundraiser for Connections coffee. The Travelers group traveled to Hopewell and explored Hopewell, the City Point Museum and Weston Manor Plantation, and ate lunch at the Dockside Seafood Restaurant.
  • Cornerstone Christian Church youth served a spaghetti lunch following the Sunday School hour for the entire church family with proceeds going to funding the youth fall retreat.
  • Dover Baptist Church youth and children held a Car Wash and Bake Sale fundraiser.
  • Emmaus Baptist Church held a bon fire for the children with games and s’mores.
  • Fort Lee Baptist Church held Graduate Recognition Sunday; and hosted a BBQ dinner on behalf of Eastern Henrico FISH. The youth held a car wash and also sold Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
  • Four Mile Creek Baptist Church Adult Handbell Choir played with the Laurel Hill Handbell Choir at the Community Revival.
  • Goochland Baptist Church held “Trucks ‘n’ Such and Community Flea Market. The youth went on a Junior and Senior Camping trip.
  • Hardy Central Baptist Church Jam and Jelly group held a Brunswick Stew sale and yard sale and cleared more than $3,200 for the building fund. The youth spent one Wednesday evening helping a family with domestic chores; gave several adult size loom knitted hats for patients at The Massey Cancer Center; and attended the movie God is Not Dead.
  • Hillcrest Baptist Church hosted a spaghetti dinner for the Junior Varsity football players and cheerleaders of Hanover High School. The Baptist Men on Mission hosted a Ladies’ Breakfast. The church will celebrate their 30th Anniversary on June 1 with a covered dish lunch after the worship service.
  • Hopeful Baptist Church held Family Night with outdoor games and a cookout. Members of “Stitches of Hope” attended a Prayer Shawl Ministry Retreat at Gum Spring United Methodist Church.
  • Hunton Baptist Church held a Seniors’ Luncheon. The youth attended a Richmond Squirrels game.
  • Mechanicsville Baptist Church held their Senior Adult Luncheon; held a Family Day Breakfast; and held Missions Recognition for Mission Friends, GA’s and RA’s. The youth participated in a Lock-In at church.
  • Mount Olivet Baptist Church held CARITAS; and delivered 250 pairs of shoes to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship for Soles for Souls. The “Young At Heart” traveled to the Metro Richmond Zoo.
  • Mount Vernon Baptist Church will host WinShape Camps for Communities – sports camp for kids – July 21-15. Click here for more information.
  • New Bethesda Baptist Church held a “Sweet Tea” for women of all ages with guest pianist, Allen King; and held a “New Member’s Dinner”.
  • New Highland Baptist Church started a monthly worship service at Autumn Care, a long term care and rehab facility in Mechanicsville. The church’s Farmers Market returns on May 21 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and will be open every Wednesday until September; and Kids in Christ will hold a car wash on May 31 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
  • New Life Baptist Church hosted “Switchin Lanes” in concert. The youth went to see the movie “Heaven is for Real”.
  • Northside Baptist Church held a “Sunday School Can Challenge” during the month of May to benefit the Loaves and Fishes food ministry; and held Senior Adult Sunday. The youth held a car wash fundraiser with proceeds going towards their upcoming mission trip to Danville, VA. The children went bowling at AMF Bowling Alley. The men held a “God’s Guys Breakfast and Spring Spruce Up”.
  • Oak Hall Baptist Church hosted the women of the church and surrounding community to a Tea Party; and held a Mother’s Day Breakfast for the ladies of all ages. OAK (Offering Acts of Kindness) brought in and made 39 coin purses, 50 pencil cases, and 31 quillows (throw/blanket folded into a pillow) to be sent to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, 1 lap quilt to be taken to Hanover Healthcare, and 5 little girl dresses to be sent to the Living Bread Ministries.
  • Parham Road Baptist Church held a Mother’s Day Breakfast.
  • Poplar Springs Baptist Church Seniors traveled to Crewe, VA and visited the burial place of Lottie Moon.
  • Ridge Baptist Church youth participated in a 30 Hour Famine with funds raised to help World Vision’s efforts in ending world hunger.
  • Walnut Grove Baptist Church is hosting a Community Yard Sale, Bake sale, CarWash and Craft Show on Saturday, September 13th, 7am – 2pm
    (Rain Date – Saturday, September 20th, 7am – 2pm)
    Looking for a chance to clean out that closet or sell those crafts you have been working on?
    We advertise, you sell ! It’s that simple!
    Grab a spot today! They are going fast!
    Walnut Grove Baptist Church Missions Team is hosting this community event to support our partner church in Pavas, Costa Rica. The Church in Pavas serves as a hub to the local community and its wonderful children!
  • Westhunt Baptist Church held a Ladies Tea and Luncheon; and held a Game Day.

Week of Prayer for Missions: Sunday, May 25

Pray for the ministries to our greater Christian community.
As you pray for ministries in your area, ask God which ministries your church might nominate. These gifts can open up new areas of ministry for Dover Baptists. (Dover Office has the grant guidelines.)

Week of Prayer for Missions: Friday, May 23

Pray for Medical Ministries and Jail Ministries, Those Who Lead Them and Those Who Need Them.
These ministries help provide healthcare for needy persons, and they help 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: Tuesday, May 20

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

Week of Prayer for Missions: Monday, May 19

Pray for inner city ministries.
We help to share the ministry costs of Oregon Hill Baptist Center, Church Hill Wellness Center, South Richmond Baptist Center. By helping them, Dover Baptists help meet the spiritual and physical needs of some of the area’s inner city residents.

Week of Prayer for Missions: Sunday, May 18

Pray for the association and its leaders and pray for the churches that form Dover, their pastors, and staff members.
Ask God to direct them and help each one to stay faithful and focused on God’s work in our local mission field.

Prayer Focus:


Baltimore Baptist Association



Union of Christian Baptists of Macedonia



Week of: September 14
Parham Road Baptist Church
Spencer Dillard, Pastor

Week of: September 21
Pioneer Baptist Church
Paul Beith, Pastor