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.

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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 Emmaus Baptist Church is seeking […]

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IRS Announces Business Mileage Rate Increase

(source:;-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 […]

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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 […]

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“Crazy Hair Tour” Returning to Richmond in 2015

First Things First of Greater Richmond Hosting in 2015: “The Crazy Hair Tour” The Crazy Hair Tour is coming back! This show for moms and their tween daughters will be hosted in the West End on January 22 at the Robinson Theater on January 23. Visit for more information.

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VA Church Library Association: Spring Conference Information

2015 Spring Conference April 17 – 19 Eagle Eyrie Baptist Conference Center, Lynchburg Register directly with Eagle Eyrie. For more information, visit

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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; […]

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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. […]

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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