The Virginia Baptist Historical Society will hold its 2014 Annual Meeting on Friday evening, May 16 at River Road Church, Baptist. The following day, VBHS will host a celebration of all that God has done through Virginia Baptists since sending the first Baptist minister to Virginia 300 years ago.
The celebration includes activities for all ages. Features include music, displays, and interactive features for children. Connect to Baptist “treasures” in the care of the Virginia Baptist Historical Society that link three centuries of Baptist work in and beyond Virginia. Contact the Virginia Baptist Historical Society, 804-289-8434, or visit www.baptistheritage.org for more information.
Antioch Baptist Church held a “Souper Bowl” contest and collected 490 cans of soup for FISH; held Scout Sunday with Troop and Pack 528 leading Worship Service; and helped with CARITAS at Sandston Baptist Church. The youth held a Lock-in with movies, games, food and fellowship.
Ashland, First Baptist Church held a men’s breakfast. The Trinity Sunday School Class hosted Pastor Vijay Singapogu, an ordained Baptist minister and founder of Hope Outreach Ministries in Hyderabad, India.
Black Creek Baptist Church held a Deacon Ordination Service for 10 new deacons; held a movie night featuring the movie Unstoppable for teens and adults and a special presentation of Firebirds for the children. The youth attended a youth revival service at Mechanicsville Christian Center; traveled to Wintergreen for a day of snow tubing; and partnered with the CIA’s to pack hygiene bags and food items and distributed them to the homeless.
Broadus Memorial Baptist Church held a Men’s Retreat, held a FUN!Friday for the children (babies through 5th grade) in order for the parents to have a “date-night”; and held a “Preparation for Marriage” Weekend. The youth held a Super Bowl Party; and attended “Winter Jam 2014″ in Norfolk.
Colosse Baptist Church held a “Sweetheart Banquet”. The youth went on a ski trip; attended “Winter Jam 2014″ in Norfolk; and held a Spaghetti Lunch Fundraiser.
Corinth Baptist Church “Young at Heart” Seniors joined the Providence United Methodist Church’s Elderberries to a performance by the Bifocal Players at the church in Quinton.
Emmaus Baptist Church held their Annual Valentine Banquet and Church-wide Talent Show; recognized all service workers during a worship service; and collected $341.55 for aid to the Philippines. The youth collected donations in “soup pots” on Super Bowl Sunday with all donations going to the local chapters of Meals on Wheels.
Fort Lee Baptist Church held a baked potato and salad luncheon. The children went bowling at Bowl America.
Four Mile Creek Baptist Church held a “Ladies Night Out” at Carini’s Italian Restaurant; and held a “Woman’s Connection” with dinner, laughter and fellowship. The children and their parents held a Valentine Party.
Goochland Baptist Church youth held their annual “Soup’er Bowl Party”; and joined
Berea Baptist Church to listen to George Dennehy give his testimony.
Hardy Central Baptist Church held a dinner and was entertained by a Frank Sinatra impersonator-New York Style. The Jam and Jelly group served approximately 95 at their meal.
Hillcrest Baptist Church held their Superbowl Party; held a Valentine’s Day event with entertainment by “Glory Bound”. The youth traveled to Wintergreen and spent the day snow tubing.
Hopeful Baptist Church Golden Circle Group hosted the Montpelier Fire Department who presented a program on fire safety in the home and automobile with a soup and salad luncheon following the program.
Hunton Baptist Church youth will hold a BBQ Fund Raiser on Saturday, March 1. The church will celebrate “Homecoming” on Sunday, March 30 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a covered dish lunch in the fellowship hall. There will also be a program of special music and a slide presentation of the past years.
Kentwood Heights Baptist Church youth attended “Winter Jam 2014″ in Norfolk.
Mechanicsville Baptist Church held a Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Brunch after their Worship II service.
Mount Olivet Baptist Church sent a mission team to Wise County on a Remote Area Medical Mission Trip; sponsored a Dinner and Movie Night for grades 3,4, and 5; and received $13,460 for the Lottie Moon offering. The youth collected “gently” used and new shoes of all sizes for the Remote Area Mission Trip to Wise County. The Ruth Evening Circle had lunch at Ruby Tuesdays in Ashland and presented Ben Banks, manager, a small gift and thanked him for his support to Operation Christmas Child.
New Bethesda Baptist Church held a Senior Resources Event which was coordinated with the Hanover County Council on Aging. The youth held a Super Bowl Party.
New Life Baptist Church held a “Soup and Sandwich Sunday” with everyone bringing a crockpot of soup and/or sandwiches.
Northside Baptist Church “Loaves & Fishes” food ministry gave out out 101,283 pounds of food in 2013. The church will host Gaither Homecoming Singer Ivan Parker in concert on Friday, March 7 at 7:00 p.m. (for more information, call the church at 804-746-4952).
Oak Hall Baptist Church held a Movie Night; and is now holding monthly Community Dinners. The OAK (Offering Acts of Kindness) group made eye glass covers out of old neckties for the elderly; delivered handmade warm caps/hats, gloves and scarves to Henrico County Schools. The children made blankets/lap robes for the shut-ins; and made Valentines to be mailed to the shut-ins.
Parham Road Baptist Church held a Bag Lunch and Prayer Walk; held a Sweetheart Dinner; and held a Christian Hip Hop Concert with Ty Berkeley and Jordan Dillard.
Pioneer Baptist Church held a Valentine’s Banquet; held a breakfast sponsored by the Brotherhood; and hosted “The Harvesters”, a Southern Gospel Quintet, in concert. The youth traveled to Gatlinburg; and held a Super Bowl Party. The WMU Missions group provided a food basket and monetary funds for a family within their church for their February Mission Project.
Poplar Springs Baptist Church 60+ Senior Adults toured the Richmond Aviation Museum and then had lunch at Cracker Barrel in the White Oak Shopping Center.
Ridge Baptist Church RA’s sponsored the February Food Drive.
Second Liberty Baptist Church hosted Friday Night at the Movies which featured movies based on true stories and in celebration of Black History Month; and are holding Mid-Day Adult Bible Studys on Wednesdays.
Shalom Baptist Church held a Valentine Banquet. The middle and high school youth held Valentine parties. “Girlz Night” was held for Kindergarten through 5th grade girls with a trip to Jumpology, games, snacks and a sleepover.
Sharon Baptist Church held Children’s Ministry Day.
Walnut Grove Baptist Church collected over 800 pounds of food for the Backpack Ministry with partners Fairmount Christian Church, New Song United Methodist Church, Mechanisville United Methodist Church, and Hanover Helping Hands and were able to help a total of 50 children and 5 schools; and raised money to provide 30 students of the Church of the Manger in Pavas, Costa Rica with new school uniforms.
West Point, First Baptist Church held a special Valentine’s Banquet; held Children’s Ministry Day; and held the Second Parents’ Night Out for the children with a movie and snacks. The youth attended “Winter Jam 2014″ in Norfolk; and attended “DiscipleNow at Ramoth Baptist Church in Stafford.
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Antioch Baptist Church packed 133 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. The youth and children visited their shut-ins and took them Christmas Cards and sang Christmas Carols. The middle and high school youth held their Christmas Party.
Ashland, First Baptist held a blood drive; and hosted the OK Chorale Christmas Concert. The Preschool held a Christmas Craft Party. The men held a breakfast with Marvin Thomas, BRIDGES Ministry to Haiti as their speaker. The youth held their Christmas Party with a White Elephant Christmas exchange, and delivered Adopt-a-Family gifts.
Broadus Memorial Baptist Church packed 164 Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes; and held a “FUN!Saturday Christmas Workshop” for babies and children through the fifth grade which gave the parents a morning free. The youth held their Christmas Party with a tacky, ugly sweater contest.
Colosse Baptist Church Secret Pals held their Christmas Dinner at Lowery’s. The Young@ Heart attended Glorious Nights at the West End Assembly of God; and went on a Christmas Lights Tour. The youth held their Angel Tree Shopping, Wrapping and Party; and sponsored a church-wide Christmas Caroling.
Cool Spring Baptist Church packed 561 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Corinth Baptist Church packed 127 show boxes for Operation Christmas Child; and held a FamilyLife Weekend for couples. Young at Heart Seniors filled Christmas bags for 30 veterans at Eastern State Hospital.
Emmaus Baptist Church mailed 75 “shoe boxes” to residents of Lee County, VA containing Christmas gifts for 209 children; held a “Silent Auction” for International Missions; went Christmas Caroling; and delivered 10 Sunshine baskets for their shut-ins.
Fort Lee Baptist Church packed 1,436 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. The children and their families held a Christmas Party. The youth held their Christmas Party; and hosted a child care service for parents to have a “date night” or to finish last-minute Christmas shopping.
Four Mile Creek Baptist Church packed 225 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child and collected over $900 to ship them. The men held their Third Annual Story Night. The ladies held their “Ladies Night Out Annual Trip” to Williamsburg and visited the Yankee Candle Factory and had lunch at Carrabas.
Hardy Central Baptist Church packed 105 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. The Preschool Classes through Grade 4 Sunday School Classes held their Christmas Parties, had lunch with their parents and then had a visit from Santa. The Jam and Jelly group sold close to 500 quarts of brunswick stew, helped fill bags for “Stop Hunger Now” helped fill the shoe boxes; decorated the new fellowship hall Christmas tree and then went to CICI’s for pizza.
Hillcrest Baptist Church packed 319 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Several members attended Glorious Nights at West End Assembly of God.
Hopeful Baptist Church children and youth made cards, ornaments and baked cookies to hand out while Christmas Caroling.
Hunton Baptist Church packed 257 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child; collected over 100 coats during their annual Coat Drive; and held “Breakfast with Santa” to raise funds for the Preschool and Children’s Ministry. The youth held a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser Pre-Cantata Dinner; held their Youth Christmas Party, and traveled to Liberty University for WinterFest.
Legacy Fellowship International will hold a Prayer and Worship service January 17 and 18 at 6:00 p.m. They invite everyone to come join them in the prayer room as they pray in worship, intercession, creativity and song.
Mechanicsville Baptist Church packed 270 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. The Middle School youth held their Christmas Party; and the High School youth held their Christmas Party.
Mount Olivet Baptist Church packed 440 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child; went Christmas Caroling to the shut-ins; and held a Living Nativity. The youth held “Shadow Worship” presentations; held a “Mini-Retreat” with bowling, and then prepared and delivered goody bags for their shut-ins and then a progressive dinner followed. The “Young at Heart” traveled to the Riverside Dinner theater and saw “White Christmas”.
New Bethesda Baptist Church packed 665 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child; collected 24,703 shoe boxes at the collection center for Operation Christmas Child; held a homemade cookie auction for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering; and held a “Family Night Celebration” following the “Hanging of the Green” service. The CA’s presented a Puppet Show, “Lottie Moon, My Story”; and went Christmas Caroling at Heritage Green.
New Life Baptist Church youth held a soup/chili fundraiser.
North Run Baptist Church Men of Faith held “The Manger Build” for the men and their children to be able to build life-size mangers.
The IRS just announced its standard mileage rates for 2014.
The new rates will be a slight decrease — a half cent — from the 2013 rates for business, medical and moving expenses.
Effective January 1, 2014, the standard mileage rates for the use of a vehicle such as a car, van, SUV or pickup will be:
- 56 cents per mile for business miles driven
- 23.5 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes
- 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations
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