Haiti Sponsor Gifts
If you would like to send your sponsored child a gift with the November Mission Team, it must fit into a 1 gallon Ziplock bag. It must be labeled with the child’s name on the outside. Please place an index card inside the bag with the child’s name and sponsor’s name. Deliver to Kaity Grimley or Kim Raines on or before November 10.
Items for November Haiti Missions Trip
Needed: Gift items for ladies: sewing notions, thread needles [no yarn], costume jewelry, small bottles of lotion, nail files and clippers, scarves, reading glasses, handkerchiefs, hair accessories, compact umbrellas. Gift items for men: plain t-shirts [med. or large], gently used ties, tape measures, nail clippers, gently used watches, work gloves, duct tape. Please leave items in one of the collection boxes located in the Fellowship Hall or upstairs outside the library by Sunday, November 5.
As part of the “Meet Me at the Tree” Capital Stewardship Campaign, a 12-hour Prayer Vigil will be held on Saturday, October 28th in the Chapel, from 7:00 am -7:00 pm. We will be praying for each member of our congregation during that 12-hour time period. Please sign up for a 30-minute window on the list posted outside the Fellowship Hall by the flower calendar.
“Meet Me at the Tree” Prayer Walk
Meet us at the big tree on the property at 10:30am on October 21st as we praise God for his blessings and ask him to continue to bless our efforts as we build on this property.
Celebration Sunday – Combined Worship Service Nov. 19th at 10:30am
A celebration during our morning worship service, when we bring our Faith Promise Cards and offer them to the Lord. As the Lord continues to provide for your family, be in prayer as to how God will lead you in your commitment. Not equal gifts, but equal sacrifice.
Combined Worship Service November 5th at 10:30am
Vision Event Luncheon immediately following from 11:30 - 1:30pm at Stoneridge Event Center - A vision casting event with food, fun and information. Leave your checkbook at home, and please join us!
A children’s event will be held from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at Warrenton Baptist Church, for children up to Grade 2
Advance Gifts Fellowship Opportunities
Events are being held in the homes of:
Claude & Margie Denton on Sunday, October 22 from 2:00 to 3:30pm,
Tom & Judy Williams on Sunday, October 22 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm,
and Tom & Elizabeth Thorpe on Tuesday, October 24 from 7:30 to 9:00pm.
Please R.S.V.P. to Tom Williams (540) 349-1371 or Charles Sinclair (540) 347-1055.
"Conversations That Count" Women's Conference
You are invited to attend Conversations that Count - a conference on apologetics that is geared toward helping women become more comfortable sharing their faith. It will take place at Immanuel Baptist Church, Springfield, VA on October 20 [4:00-9:00 p.m.] and 21 [8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.] Registration fee: $129 [includes dinner on Friday and breakfast on Saturday]. See Stephanie Usrey for details.
OIU Thanksgiving Event
Teach your child to share by focusing on the needs of others each day for a month prior to the holiday season. Set aside one food item each day from October 8 - November 7 to help maintain a local food bank during the upcoming holiday season. Food items will be picked up after November 8. Individuals and families are encouraged to participate in this Operation Inasmuch extended project. "It is more blessed to give than to receive." Acts 20:35
OIU Coat Drive with WBF
In partnership with Warrenton Bible Fellowship, we will be collecting clean/gently used or new winter outerwear between October 7 and November 15 to be given to people in need. Collection sites include: WBC Fellowship Hall, First Baptist Church, Chick-fil-A in Warrenton, just inside the front door at Long and Foster Realty on Blackwell Rd., Warrenton Bible Fellowship Townhouse porch [46 Winchester St.]. The following items are needed: coats, gloves, hats, scarves, snow pants, boots. If you would like to place a collection bin at your workplace, signs are available. For more information, contact Rosemary Downs [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Women's Bible Study Update
The women's bible study group will not meet Sunday, October8, and will finish for the fall on October 29.
New Precept Study
A new Precept Study, 1 Corinthians, will begin on Tuesday, October 24 at 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. If you would like to join the group for this study, please contact Charlotte Knighting as soon as possible at
email@example.com. Cost: $28. Materials will be ordered this week.
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.
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.
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.
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.