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WBC began February with Scout Sunday, welcoming Troop 155 and Pack 100 to participate in worship. We continued with our second annual Black History Sunday, with Dr. Reginald Davis of our neighbor, Historic First Baptist Church. Our final Special Sunday in February:

- Martha Stearns Marshall Women in Ministry Sunday Feb. 26 with Rev. Leah Grundsett Davis,

of the Alliance of Baptists, preaching. The Alliance is celebrating 30 years of prophetic action for

justice and healing.

Nurse-practitioners Bev Coleman and Lonna Cole leave early in March for their annual medical mission to Honduras...Sydney Cole will again participate as translator. Your financial contributions will purchase nebulizers & medicine (about $35 total) to help relieve severe respiratory ailments common to that area...checks can be made payable to WBC and marked "Honduras"... please donate ASAP for this year's mission.

We were blessed by a visit from the Rev. Joshua Hearne, of Grace & Main Fellowship in Danville, VA...now we're collecting items to support the group's new Urban Farm. Please drop work socks, work gloves, reusable water bottles and sunscreen in the Fellowship Lounge box during February. Financial donations are also welcome...make checks payable to WBC and note Urban Farm in the memo line.

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...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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