Missionary Moment for August

Last month, the middle school youth went on a mission trip with Passport, a youth camp that combines worship, training, and mission opportunities into one very full week of service. While this week makes a great impact in the lives of our teens each year, the ministry of Passport reaches much farther than a one week-long mission camp for teens. As our teens return, Passport is just getting started on the summer schedule including over 30 camps and trips around the country for students beginning in 3rd Grade. Elementary students are taught about missions through hands-on interactive training in their camp environment at PASSPORT kids. PASSPORT missions and PASSPORT choices are camps for middle and high schoolers that include more opportunities to put training into practice through service. Passport’s Mission BASE mission trips take students into large city environments allowing for an immersive experience into the culture and realities of communities such as Birmingham, Atlanta, Memphis, and Washington D.C. Passport also has a global impact through their project, “Watering Malawi”, which seeks to provide access to clean water, sanitation, and irrigation systems for rural communities in Malawi. Please be in prayer for the impact of this ministry as they continue their work through the month of July and into August.

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Youth News

The Youth will be headed out to the Diamond on Thursday, August 9th, as the Flying Squirrels take on the Binghamton Rumble Ponies for Faith Night.  Hear player testimonies and celebrate Worship Music throughout the night.  In addition, Tim Tebow, former NFL player and University of Florida football star is currently on the Binghamton roster and should be playing that night.  Come out and join the fun.  Sign up with B.J. by Sunday, July 29th if you plan to attend.  As always, chaperones are needed!

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Youth News

Today our Senior High mission trip begins directly after our Commissioning Service.  Please be in prayer for the 18 individuals who are going to Tri-Cities Workcamp in Petersburg, Colonial Heights, and Dinwiddie.  For many of our Youth and two of our chaperones, this will be the second week of missions that they have done this summer.  What a testament and example they have set forth!  In addition to continuous prayer, I have one other small request.  I would like to challenge each church member to write at LEAST one note or letter to a participant on the mission trip.  These notes of encouragement mean so much to our youth and adults; especially when it comes from someone at our home church!  You can start sending these letters today and no later than Wednesday, July 25.  Below is the address and the names of those individuals attending:

Participant’s Name

WORKCAMP 2018

P.O. Box 1761

Petersburg, VA  23805

Corinne Abernathy (Chaperone), B.J. Crowder (Chaperone), Allen Jenkins (Chaperone), Eric Mawyer (Chaperone), Anna Abernathy, Evalyn Abernathy, Hunter Alexander, Katie Alexander, Grace Bretches, Will Bretches, Kristen Foster, Isaac Garber, Zach Hayes, Logan Jenkins, Emily Keo, Mason Steinruck, Kerry Williams, Lily Withrow

The Youth will be headed out to the Diamond on Thursday, August 9th, as the Flying Squirrels take on the Binghamton Rumble Ponies for Faith Night.  Hear player testimonies and celebrate Worship Music throughout the night.  In addition, Tim Tebow, former NFL player and University of Florida football star is currently on the Binghamton roster and should be playing that night.  Come out and join the fun.  Sign up with B.J. by Sunday, July 29th if you plan to attend.  As always, chaperones are needed!

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Missions Update

Lamb’s Basket contribution for June was 104 pounds.  Thank you so much.  Mary Daniels

 

DONATIONS FOR LESLIE AND HAZEL WATSON OFFERING – Thank you for your donations to the Watson offering, which helps support programs of Dover Baptist Association. This year during our two-month emphasis (May and June) $372 was contributed.  Please feel free to continue giving to help us reach our $650 goal although our emphasis on this offering has ended.  Blue envelopes are in pew racks throughout the sanctuary.  Thank you again for the donations received.  Missions Committee

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Summer Bible Series

Our Summer Bible Study Series on July 25 at 6:30 p.m. will be in the Fellowship Hall led by Rev. Dr. Collier.  The topic will be “History of the Church – 1st 1000 Years”.  Please come and join us.

 

There will not be any Bible Study during the month of August.

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Church Trip to Washington

GABC will be offering a “church-wide” trip to Washington DC to tour the new Museum of the Bible on Friday, August 17, 2018.  This trip will be on a first come, first serve basis; we only have 39 spots available!  The cost will be approximately $45 a person based on full occupancy.  This would include the cost of the bus and the suggested $12 donation for the museum.

We would leave the church at 8:00 AM.  The plan would be to have lunch and tour the museum for approximately 3-4 hours and arrive back in Richmond between 6-7 PM.  A big thanks to Matt Davidson and Al Thompson with their help in coordinating this event.  If you are interested in reserving a spot, please reach out to B.J. directly via e-mail (wjcrowderjr.gabc@gmail.com).

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Youth News

A big thank you to Tom Ball & Allen Jenkins for helping to chaperone King’s Fest.  We had a group of 16 enjoy the day at King’s Dominion followed by King’s Fest in the evening.  This is our 5th year of going to this wonderful event and we were so lucky to hear from Big Daddy Weave, Crowder, and For King & Country.  We are already looking forward to next years’ event.

A big thank you to Corinne Abernathy, Eric Mawyer, and Erica Mawyer for chaperoning the Youth Passport Mission Trip to Greensboro, NC from June 24 – 29.  We had 15 attend this mission trip and are thankful for the impact that they had on others as well as the impact they received from others. 

Attention Youth and Parents of Youth attending the Tri-Cities Workcamp mission trip from July 22-28:  There will be a mandatory mission trip meeting after church in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, July 15, 2018.  Please make sure you are in attendance for this very important meeting.  We will have 18 folks attending this every so important mission work.

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DONATIONS FOR LESLIE AND HAZEL WATSON OFFERING

Thank you for your donations to the Watson offering, which helps support programs of Dover Baptist Association. This year during our two-month emphasis (May and June) $372 was contributed.  Please feel free to continue giving to help us reach our $650 goal although our emphasis on this offering has ended.  Blue envelopes are in pew racks throughout the sanctuary.  Thank you again for the donations received.  Missions Committee

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