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WBC has Choral Scholarships available for College students who can sing soprano in the 11:00 choir...rehearsals are Wednesdays 7:30 - 9 pm. Call the church office, 229-1217, or email churchoffice@williamsburgbaptist.com to arrange an interview.

Three Deacons finish their terms this year...your suggestions for new members of this caring and spiritually supportive team are needed...place names in the offering plate or leave in the church office.

No summer off for the Forever Young...luncheon and Pep Rally at noon 9/17...click here for the August Forever Young and fall preview of senior activities.

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 or call the office, 229-1217. Cereal stocks are low at FISH...for WBC's September collection, we urge donations of boxed cereals or oatmeal. Also, Women for Missions thanks the congregation for its support of the annual Sock & Underwear Shower for FISH.

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.