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Forever Youngsters on Caffeine! Meet at Panera Bread for coffee and conversation Thursday, Oct. 23, 2 pm.

WBC Book Group meets Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2 pm, to discuss The Dressmaker of Khaira Khana, the true story of young Afghan sisters who defied the Taliban.

Trunk or Treat returns Sunday, Oct. 26, 5-7 pm in the parking lot...Kids - try out your Halloween costumes...Adults - decorate your vehicle's trunk and distribute treats...snack supper will be provided.

Check the Recent Photos for pics of our children & youth assembling HopeKits from your donations...our goal was 30, but you provided for 32 HopeKits for our friends in Haiti and Virginia!

The Deacons thank all for their donation of needed supplies and funds for Hospice House & Support Services in August. Don't forget to place your spare change in the Pennies for Hospice containers in the Fellowship Lounge.

WBC held its 2014 Memorial Butterfly Release on a steaming hot day in June...check out recent photos (click here).

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.