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Special Offering in July is for Hopetree Family Services...formerly called the Virginia Baptist Children's Home, this agency provides Christian love, counseling and education for at-risk youth and loving group homes for developmentally disabled adults.

Senior Study of Psalms runs through August 5 in the South Wing at 2:00 pm. This class is open to the public; you are welcome to invite a friend!

No summer off for the Forever Young at WBC. Coffee @ Panera Bread July 24 at 2 pm...click here for the August Forever Young opportunities and fall preview.

September is WBC month in the FISH clothing workroom...volunteer to help size, inspect and fold clothing on a Tuesday morning and/or afternoon..sign up on the bulletin board. Also, Women for Missions will hold its annual Sock & Underwear Shower for FISH on September 10...your donations of new items for all ages will be appreciated.

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

Collection for Hospice House & Support Services: In appreciation for and in support of the ministry that Hospice House of Williamsburg has given over many years to our WBC families and the greater Williamsburg community, the Deacons are once again sponsoring a collection of supplies during the month of August. Click here to see the needed items. As Hospice House receives no public funding, it relies on private financial gifts and gifts of supplies.

Items that Hospice House can always use are: Tide High Efficiency detergent, Clorox bleach, bathroom tissue, paper towels, paper napkins, plastic drink cups, Styrofoam cups, paper plates (luncheon size, microwaveable), juices (single serving cans: apple, cranberry, prune, orange), sodas (1/2 size cans: Coke, Diet Coke, Ginger Ale, Sprite or Pepsi), cookie and brownie mixes, men's T-shirts (new, white, all sizes), ladies' nightgowns (new, soft cotton), white wash cloths and hand towels, copy paper (96 bright, 20 lb).

Should one wish to make a financial gift, checks payable to WBC with Hospice House noted in the designated line should be placed in the collection plate or sent to the church office.

Photos from the Potato Drop have been posted in recent photos (click here). Watch our Boy Scout Troop 155 help unload and distribute 42,500 pounds of potatoes.

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.