Wood Ministry Work Days
The WBC Wood Ministry will be working at the Alwington Farms Property on two Saturdays this month: September 16 and 30 from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Workers of all ages and skill levels can contribute to the cutting and stacking of the wood that will be given to Fauquier families in need. More experienced workers may bring chain saws and wood splitting equipment. Gloves are needed for all. Please come and lend a hand.
A Much-Deserved Sabbatical
The Personnel Team and Ministry Council have granted Pastor Jay a 6-week sabbatical to study, rest, and spend time with family. He will be away September 17-October 29. Jim Ailor, former pastor and current BGAV Field Strategist, Northern Region, will be preaching September 17-October 15. Doug Harris will preach October 22 and 29. You will enjoy getting to know Jim and hearing him preach. Be in prayer for Pastor Jay and Claudia and also for Jim Ailor and Pastor Doug.
Flood Buckets for Texas Early OIU Project
Virginia Baptists are partnering with Home Depot to send Flood Buckets to families in TX to help with the clean-up effort from Hurricane Harvey. Our project includes filling and sending 100 flood buckets. [Cost of each bucket is $46.83.] Home Depot will deliver the buckets and supplies to WBC on Friday, September 29 [Time: TBD]. Assembly will be Saturday, September 30 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Volunteers will be needed for receiving delivery [Friday] and assembly [Saturday]. You may also donate money toward cost of the buckets/materials [total: $4,683.00]. Make your check to WBC and put 'disaster relief' in the memo line. Direct questions to Dick Matthews [540.347.2647 or email@example.com].
Operation Inasmuch September Donations
This month we are collecting egg cartons for the Community Thrift Food Bank and large black trash bags for the Fauquier Family Shelter. Please place them in the brown 'Donations' box in the downstairs hallway just beyond the water fountain.
Alma Hunt State Offering
Each year, during September, VA Baptists donate to the Alma Hunt Offering, named after Alma Hunt, a Virginia-born, missions-devoted woman of God. She was Executive Secretary of the Women's Missionary Union for 26 years, and traveled to 93 countries doing missions work during her 98 years of life. The offering funds ministries such as Project: HELP, CrossRoads Camp and Conference Center, annual mental Health Conferences, Human Trafficking training, and events held at Eagle Eyrie. This year our goal is $1000. Please pray regarding how you might contribute.
Needs for Amerisist OIU Project
The Amerisist [Assisted Living Home] Project is in need of toiletries to share with 40 residents. A bright yellow box labeled "Amerisist" is located in the Fellowship Hall. Please place the following donations there:
Combs [men and women]
Indiv. Kleenex Pkgs.
Fall SAT Prep sessions begin on Sunday, October 5, 1:00 - 3:30 pm, and will meet every Sunday in October. The series will introduce students to the SAT test format, scoring, and strategies for taking the test. Cost is $100 (to Friends of Fort Liberte) plus the cost of the book ($17). For more information, contact Kim Raines at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small Group for New Couples
Are you a young couple (married less than five years) interested in becoming part of a discipleship small group? Day, time, topics, and study materials will be determined based on the schedules and interests of the group. Contact Chris Caperton at email@example.com or Kim Raines at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Operation Inasmuch United/Life
On Saturday, October 7th, First Baptist Church and WBC are partnering in compassionate service to our community. This is a time of reaching beyond the church walls to love and serve our neighbors. Please put this date aside to volunteer on one of the many OIU projects to be offered in the coming months. Out of town on October 7th? No worries; there will be other opportunities to plug you in! Not physically able? Again, no worries; you can contribute by joining the prayer support team. Do you know of any specific needs in our community? We are not only interested in one-day projects, but also in ways we can share God's love throughout the year. Building the 2017 project list is underway and we look forward to having your input!
Women's Book Club
The next meeting of the Women's Book Club is August 29th at Mary Raines' home. The book is Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers and the discussion will be led by Laurie Schauss. All ladies are welcome.
Wood Ministry Work Schedule
Work sessions for the wood ministry will be held on the Alwington Farms property every other Saturday morning until October [Aug. 5, 19, Sep. 2, 16, 30]. Workers of all ages and skill levels can contribute to the cutting and stacking of the wood that will be given to Fauquier families in need. More experienced workers may bring chain saws and wood splitting equipment. Gloves are needed for all. Please come and lend a hand.
Opportunity to Serve!
Coffee, hot tea, and goodies are provided each Sunday morning in the Fellowship Hall for our members and guests to enjoy fellowship. This can be done by individuals or a Sunday School Class. We have some vacancies in our schedule that need to be filled. A provider is needed for July 30 and also for 5th Sundays. If you or your class are interested in helping with this ministry, contact Rebecca Jones [540.347.3509 or email@example.com].
Volunteers Needed at People Helping People
We have volunteers who work each Wednesday to interview and make recommendations for helping Fauquier County citizens who need help with utility bills, rent, some medications, and gasoline. Three of our volunteers are moving and if you are willing to give 3 hours [9:00-Noon] of your day to help, please contact Jan Polk [540.428.2387] or Doug Harris [540.347.3509]. We will train you and you'll be able to serve in Jesus' name.