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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.

Ministering to Ministers Retreat

Healthy Transitions: Wellness Retreat for Ministers and Spouses
Union Presbyterian Seminary
The Thompson House
3412 Chamberlayne Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23227
June 3-7, 2014

The intense five-day retreat combines three ingredients: small group dynamics information sessions led by experts in various fields group therapy led by a psychiatrist or psychologist.
The retreat begins Monday afternoon and concludes Friday afternoon.
The cost of the retreat is $1,750 per person; however, we offer full scholarships for both ministers and spouses so that all who want to are able to attend. There is an additional $50.00 per person non-refundable registration fee due with registration. Participants are responsible for their transportation to and from the retreat site.

Click here for the complete program information.

May 2014 Dover Church News

Antioch Baptist Church youth helped with the Elko Community Day; and helped with the Easter Egg Hunt by filling Easter eggs hiding the eggs.

Ashland, First Baptist presented The Cross from “My Hope America with Billy Graham” which included a free meal and the “OK Chorale”; held their third Community Outreach Day; held a Men’s Breakfast; and held an Easter Egg Hunt for the Preschool Sunday School classes.  The youth attended a Flying Squirrels game during spring break; made Easter Eggs; and helped with “Chic-Fil-A Night in Ashland”.  The MOSAIC group traveled to Historic Fredericksburg and enjoyed the trolley tour; and attended a Flying Squirrels Baseball Game.

Atlee Comunnity Church held a “Small Group Sports Challenge and Cook-Off”.

Black Creek Baptist Church held two Easter Sunday worship services.  The youth went to see the movie God’s Not Dead.

Broadus Memorial Baptist Church held a Spring Fling with a petting zoo, Easter Egg hunt, antique cars and many other items; held a Sunrise Service a Fellowship Breakfast following the service; and held a Church Work Day.  The youth attended Spring Retreat and Watermarks Camp in Scottsville, VA.

Colosse Baptist Church held an “Easter Drive Thru Pageant”; held Youth Sunday with a bake sale sponsored by the softball team; held an Easter Egg Hunt; and held a Sunrise Service with breakfast following the service.  The youth went to see the movie God’s Not Dead.

Cool Spring Baptist Church held Friday Nite Live! for high school students and leaders; and held Spring Break Sports Camp.  The Faith Homeschool Group marked bar codes, packed 23 boxes and several bags of groceries and then delivered and unpacked them to the MCEF Food Pantry.

Corinth Baptist Church held a yard and bake sale in their new Fellowship Hall; and held an Easter Egg Hunt.  The youth packed lunches and toiletry bags  and distributed them at Monroe Park; and participated in the “30-hour Famine”.  The Seniors went on a “Mystery Trip”.

Cornerstone Christian Church held “Chick-Fil-A Night” for their Belize Mission Trip fundraiser; and collected candy for the Massey Cancer Center.  The KAIROS Prison Ministry Team traveled into the Greensville Correctional Center and delivered homemade cookies.

Dover Baptist Church presented Dr. David Pratt in a simulcast entitled The Cross in Everyday Life; collected food for the Goochland Food Pantry; held a children’s Easter Egg Hunt; and held an Easter Sunrise Service with breakfast following the service.  The KID’S STUFF children presented a short skit on Easter Sunday; and traveled to Jumpology.

Emmaus Baptist Church children and youth held their annual Easter Egg Hunt; held “Share Night” at Bojangles Restaurant in Quinton; and held a Homemade Cake Auction.  The Adult Choir traveled to the Virginia Home and presented their Easter Cantata for the residents.

Fort Lee Baptist Church 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 (Correction from April Diary).  The Children and Families ministry celebrated Easter with food, games, and fellowship.  The youth served a pancake dinner with proceeds going to help with the cost of the Youth Summer Camp; and went to see the movie God’s Not Dead at Virginia Center Commons.  The church held their Craft Fair to benefit the Bill Crowder Memorial Volleyball League Scholarship Fund.

Four Mile Creek Baptist Church held a Mission Fair and Meal; collected and filled an SUV full of shoes for Africa; and raised $1,942.76 during their Baby Bottle Campaign for the Pregnancy Resource Center.  Members of the Friendship Cafe traveled to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens for lunch.  The Youth Handbell Choir held a Pancake Supper raising over $1,000; and visited Good Neighbor Village and performed for the residents (Correction from April Diary).  The church held an Easter Sunrise Service with an Easter breakfast following the service; participated in a mission project; and held a revival with several other churches.  The preschoolers had an Easter Egg hunt and made bunny ears; and traveled to the Swift Creek Mill Playhouse with parents and grandparents to see the Bonnie Bunny play.  Some of the AWANA children met with Calvary Baptist Church for Team Games.  The Ladies traveled to Chen’s Chinese Restaurant in Mechanicsville for a “Ladies Night Out”.  The Mattie Wren group made fleece blankets for cancer patients and Easter egg baskets for the shut-ins.

Glen Allen Baptist Church held a Community Easter Sunrise Service with breakfast following the service.

Goochland Baptist Church Joy Club traveled to Mount Vernon Baptist Church for lunch and to hear the “Young at Heart” Choir.

Grace Community Baptist Church youth participated in Broomball at Skatenation; and held a “Team Amsterdam Rent-a-Youth” fundraiser.  The young adults participated in Operation In As Much project at VCU.  More than 40 children and parents had a fun and exciting time together at Pump It Up.

Hillcrest Baptist Church held an Easter Egg Hunt; and members of all ages went kite flying at a member’s house.

Hopeful Baptist Church held a “Family Game and Pizza Night”; held an Easter Egg Hunt; and held an Easter Sunrise Service with light breakfast following the service.

Hunton Baptist Church held an Easter Egg Hunt.

Kentwood Heights Baptist Church had over 3,000 eggs donated for their “Eggstravaganza”; and held a Sunrise Service with breakfast following the service.

Manakin, First Baptist Church held their annual “Birthday Rally” fundraising event with members donating a dollar for the number of days in their birthday month; held “Rocking for Jesus” event which included an Easter egg hunt and other games for the children and Easter bags were given out to each child to take home; and hosted Easter Sunrise Services.

Mechanicsville Baptist Church held their Annual Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt.  The Children’s Choirs presented their Spring Program.  The GA’s, RA’s, and Mission Friends children and parents held a Ministry Day and assembled toiletry bags and delivered them to the patients at Hanover Health Care.

Mount Olivet Baptist Church held a Dessert Auction and Cake Walk which benefitted the North American Missions and Annie Armstrong Offering; held a Family Easter Celebration which included the telling of the Easter Story, games, crafts, an Easter Egg Hunt and a Scavenger hunt; held a Sunrise Service with breakfast following the service.  The youth held their 2nd annual “Carry Out Box Lunch” fundraiser for the RAM Mission Trip; and participated in a road clean-up project along Coatesville Road.

Mount Vernon Baptist Church held an Easter Egg Hunt; and held their Good Friday Sunrise Service.

New Bethesda Baptist Church presented “Walk with Jesus”, an Easter event for families; and held an Easter Egg Hunt for the children.

New Highland Baptist Church held a cleanup day at Pearson’s Corner Elementary School in preparation for the school’s 50th anniversary; and held an Easter Egg Hunt.  The youth held a Spring Break Movie Day and went to see God’s Not Dead.  The youth and Women on Mission went to Monroe Park to serve lunch and minister to the people in the park.

New Life Baptist Church held a Kids Spring Sleepover which included an Easter Egg Hunt; and held a bake sale for VBS.  The youth went to see the movie “God’s Not Dead”.

Northside Baptist Church held an “Egg-cellent” Celebration for the children.  The youth held a mission trip fundraiser lunch.  The children and youth went to Sweet Frog.

Oak Hall Baptist Church held a Children’s Easter Party; and held an Easter SONrise Service with breakfast following the service.

Parham Road Baptist Church held their Annual Easter Egg Hunt; and held their Sunrise Service with a breakfast following the service.

Pioneer Baptist Church held a Baked Potato/Salad and Dessert Buffet; held an Easter Egg Hunt for children up to and including 5th graders; held their Sunrise Service with a breakfast following the service; and held a yard sale.

Poplar Springs Baptist Church held their Easter Egg Hunt.  The Seniors 60+ traveled to Washington, DC and saw the Cherry Blossoms, had lunch, and visited the Russell Stover Chocolate Factory/Outlet Store.  The WMU collected snacks and goodies and sent to their college students; and collected over 100 career and casual clothes for the Hilliard House.

Ridge Baptist Church held their Children’s Easter Party and Egg Hunt; held their Sunrise Service with breakfast following the service; and sponsored ten children to run the Crossover Challenge 5k. The youth hosted the Optimist Club Dinner.

Shalom Baptist Church held several fundraisers which benefitted CentriKid camps; held a “Care Patrol” which helps families find quality and safe living for loved ones; held a community-wide Easter Egg Hunt; held their Easter Sunrise Service; held a work day to help spruce up Christian Village; and sent a mission team to Bland.  The youth held a Spring Break Fellowship and went to Laser Quest followed by a pizza dinner.

Walnut Grove Baptist Church hosted CARITAS; and collected 244 pairs of shoes for Soles 4 Souls.

Westhunt Baptist Church sent a team to Nickelsville, VA on a mission trip; held their Children’s Easter Egg Hunt; and held a “Children’s Stay Day”.

West Point, First Baptist Church 55-Alive group traveled to Gloucester to Brent and Becky’s Bulbs and had lunch at Olivia’s in Gloucester.  The Children’s Committee hosted a Children’s Easter Celebration which included an Easter Egg Hunt, crafts, games and snacks.

Prayer Focus:


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