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Empty Easter baskets are waiting for you in the Fellowship Lounge...claim one to fill for a child in a family served by FISH. Wrap the full basket in cellophane or the special bags available at dollar-stores...return to the lounge no later than April 9, so that a needy child can have a happier Easter!

Click here for instructions and applications for the 2017-18 Pitts Scholarships...copies are also in the Fellowship Lounge...applications are due by May 1.

WBC Reads, an open book group, meets Wednesday, March 22, at 2 pm to discuss Chasing Francis, A Pilgrim's Tale by Ian Morgan Cron...all are welcome, even if you haven't read the book.

On Friday, March 24th, at 7pm WBC will host a speaker from Equality VA, leading a conversation about what it means to be transgender and a person of faith. Our speaker will discuss her life and the landscape for LGBT equality in Virginia. Attendees from church, campus, and community are encouraged to ask questions and get connected to different opportunities for engagement. Click here for more information. For a flyer for the event, which is co-sponsored by the Wesley Foundation at W&M, click here.

The Missions Council thanks all for the $982 contributed to the WBC Benevolence Fund in the January Special Offering...donations may be made at any time during the year to help church members and others with specific needs.

Did you miss any of last Winter's combined adult Sunday School classes on a Christian response to LGBTQ issues? Click here for a video-recording of the Nov. 29, 2015 conversation. Click here for the Dec. 6 session. Here for December 13...here for Dec. 20...here for Jan. 3, 2016...here for Jan. 10... here for Jan. 17...here for the final class, Jan. 31.

Don't forget to place your spare change in the Pennies for Hospice containers in the Fellowship Lounge. For more missions opportunities, click here.

Spanish Language Church: A congregation sponsored by First Baptist Church of Newport News meets at WBC in the sanctuary on Tuesday evenings at 7 pm. For more information, contact Rev. Juan Garcia, 757-329-0992, or hispanic@fbcnn.org. Spanish-language prayer is held on fourth Tuesday mornings...Bible study on Sunday evenings.

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. Click here for a new video.
  • Food collected on the 3rd Sunday is donated to Erase the Need's "Gym Bag Project," which provides food to middle school students from low income and homeless families. Items should be non-perishable and sized to fit in a gym bag. Families also appreciate non-food items, such as toilet paper and tissues.
  • 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.

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