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What on Earth Am I Here For? is the focus of WBC's church-wide Spring Community Renewal. We'll read a chapter each day starting April 27...on Sundays May 4 - June 8 we'll meet at 9:30 for small-group discussion on finding life's purpose...11:00 worship will also carry the theme of our reading. Sign up and buy your copy of Rick Warren's book and study guide in the Fellowship Lounge. This is open to all persons in the community...take a flyer home and invite a friend!

Ready for a road trip with the Forever Young seniors? Click here for more information about the group's trip May 6 to Mt. Vernon...deadline to sign up is April 16.

Common Ground, a women's Christian vocal ensemble at W&M, offers its spring concert in our sanctuary on Saturday, April 26, at 2 pm...free admission.

Williamsburg Youth Harp Society holds a fundraising Tea with Music, 3-5 pm, April 27, at the Clubhouse at the Vineyards...for tickets, contact Anderson Lee at siberiangem@cox.net.

Photos from the Potato Drop have been posted in "recent photos." Watch our Boy Scouts help unload and distribute 42,500 pounds of potatoes.

WBC Book Group has rescheduled Kisses for Katie: a story of relentless love and redemption, by Katie Davis for discussion on Wednesday, April 23, at 2 pm. All are welcome (even if you haven't read the book).

Applications for the George & Mildred Pitts Scholarships are in Fellowship Lounge...filing deadline is May 1...contact the office for an application.

Want to learn to knit, crochet or do other needlework? Or, do you already know how, but like to work in the company of others? The WBC Knit/Crochet group meets at 10 am on the second Tuesday of each month in the Fellowship Lounge. Next meeting is May 13. Call Mary Gallimore for more information (253-8637).

New photos posted: Shane Claiborne's visit to WBC and hispanic church praise band rehearsal... click here to view.

A powerful 4-minute video of Amanda Lewis's experiences in Ghana has been produced by the Virginia Baptist Mission Board. Click here to view the video in a new window.

Two videos about FISH have been created by volunteers. Click here to view them.

Our local Jail Ministry, Williamsburg Walks the Talk, is celebrating its 10th anniversary of helping prepare inmates for release and return to life in the community. Could you volunteer as a mentor? Contact Jan Puffenberger or Jim Liddell for more information.

For more missions opportunities, click here.

Spanish Language Church A congregation sponsored by First Baptist Church of Newport News meets at WBC on Tuesday evenings at 7 pm. For more information, contact Rev. Juan Garcia, 757-329-0992, or hispanic@fbcnn.org.

Food Needs in Our Community

The Missions Council sponsors two collections of food each month to help those in need in our community.

  • On the 1st Sunday of the month, non-perishable food donations are requested for FISH, our local food and clothing pantry. Need for food assistance has risen dramatically in the last year. January 2013 set a record high in requests for food at FISH, so your contributions are more important than ever. Go to http://williamsburgfish.weebly.com for more information on this community service.
  • Food collected on the 3rd Sunday is donated to the "Gym Bag Project," which provides food to middle and high school students from low income and homeless families. Items should be non-perishable and sized to fit in a gym bag.
  • If you are unable to be at church on collection Sundays, please know that your donations may be left in the Fellowship Lounge baskets at any time and will be much appreciated. For more information, click on "hands-on missions" at right.