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Please join us on January 15, as we welcome guest preacher Rev. Joshua Hearne of Grace & Main Fellowship in Danville, VA. Their urban farm is the CBF-VA Mission Box project for 2017; WBC will collect items to support the Fellowship's food production in February. For more info on Grace & Main, click here.

The Missions Council thanks all for their support of the Mary Stitt Angel Tree Offering...gifts were provided for 20 children of WBC's adopted families and a family referred by the city human services department.

The January special offering will support the WBC Benevolence Fund...gifts are used to help church members and others with specific needs...enclose your gift in the special envelope in the boxed set or use the Benevolence Fund envelope in the pew rack. November's Special Missions Offering supported two local organizations: Latisha's House, which helps rescue women from sex trafficking and exploitation...Grace Haven Family Shelter, a new initiative of the Greater Williamsburg Outreach Mission, a coalition of local faith groups, including WBC. Through your giving, we were able to send $600 to each organization.

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...we sent $200 to Hospice House & Support Care from your donations in 2015...and have donated $20 this year aready! 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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