Week of July 5

Dear Friends,

Allow me to share with you some ‘Mission’ and ‘Ministry’ news and opportunities:


  • Vacation Bible School concludes on Friday and we get a chance to celebrate the week on Sunday during worship! We have 33 children led by nearly 20 adults and teens enjoying a ‘Journey Off the Map’ following Jesus. Come to worship ready to celebrate with the team on all that was learned this week.
  • ‘Mbyo School Project’: The numbers are in for our mission raising opportunity. Thirty-one ‘households’ gave and/or pledged a total of $15,570 towards the building of two additional classrooms onto the school of our sister parish in Mbyo. Thank you for your generosity. Pray now for the completion of the work in Mbyo, Rwanda.
  • ‘Five Loaves Food Pantry’ service opportunity: We plan on helping with the serving of dinner at Brother Tim’s Food Pantry Ministry on Tuesday July 28th. Please let Jennifer know that you plan to participate (brownie7506@yahoo.com).


  • Sound & Projection Booth ministry is looking for more willing volunteers. Training is available for this important task. Please speak to Jordan for more information (obi.y.kenobi@gmail.com).
  • Sunday School Teachers needed for the fall! We are adding another class this fall and Jennifer is looking for a team of three to help lead it. Please contact Jennifer for more information (brownie7506@yahoo.com).
  • Hospitality Opportunity with Chinese Students and Scholars: We have been asked to help meet and greet the incoming Chinese students and scholars arriving this summer for ODU’s fall term. The world is literally coming to us and asking for our help! Please contact David Snouffer for more information on this wonderful ministry (da.snouffer@verizon.net).

See you in worship on Sunday. Remember to wear your Name Tag as a way of showing hospitality to our guests!