The Candle October 2012 Issue Westhampton Baptist Church 6112 Three Chopt Road Richmond, VA 23226 (804) 282-4243 (office) (804) 282-0352 (fax) Eight week session from October 3 - December 5 Email: email@example.com (we will not meet October 31 or November 21) 5:30 Dinner by Reservation Church Staff 6:30 Angel Voices Choir 3 years - 1st grade Sonshine Singers 2nd - 5th grade Dr. William B. Hardison, Jr. New Life Ringers 6th - 12th grade Interim Pastor 6:45 Prayer Meeting and Bible Study 7:00 Sonshine Ringers 2nd - 5th grade New Life Singers Youth and Adults Carol G. Turner 7:45 Sanctuary Choir Minister of Music and Family Life Teresa Crawley Brooks Richmond Baptist Association’s Secretary 61st Darryl Emerson Annual Fall Meeting Organist Sunday, October 21, 2012 Diane Overberg 3:00pm Parish Nurse Theme: “Shine, Shine, Shine!” Church Hours Matthew 5:14-16: “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light aMonday through Friday lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. 9:00am - 2:00pm Hosted by: GAYTON BAPTIST CHURCH BELONG BELIEVE BECOME Our Church Directory isbeing updated and will be 13501 North Gayton Road, Henrico, VA 23222 printed this month. Messengers needed. Please notify Phyllis Woodburn if you can attend.
Join us beginning Wednesday night, October 3rd for a Living Bible Study, 6:30-7:20 pm When the Story of Christmas first Reached Rome --A New Study from the Gospel of Luke Experience the Bible and the early church as it comes alive as we recreate the home of Priscilla and Aquilain Rome. The first church in Rome met regularly in their home as early as 34 AD. However, in 49 AD the churchwas disbanded as Christians and Jews were driven out of their homes and forced into exile by the Roman Emperor.Priscilla and Aquila were not able to returned to their home in Rome until 54 AD, but when they did they wereinstrumental in re-establishing the church. This Christian husband and wife team taught many young pastors forservice in the early church, but they had never heard the Christmas Story. The staging area in our fellowship will be transformed into a replica of a Roman house. Costumes,candlelight, and dramatic narrative will take you back to life as it was in the early church. The Gospel of Luke didn’t arrive in Rome until 64-65 AD. When it did there was a new understanding ofthe Message that Jesus brought to the world. Not ready for Christmas yet? Neither were They! Join us to see what really happened. Oh, don’t forget to bring your Bibles. Morningside Fridays Every Friday morning at 10:30, a small group of women from Westhampton Baptist Church have beenmeeting with residents from Morningside Assisted Living Center for Bible study. From a very simple beginningthe program has grown into a true “Friendship Community.” At the Church Council meeting, Monday, September 24, 2012 the program was formally adopted as aministry of the church. WBC women have become friends with residents, sharing their faith, their concerns fortheir families, and for the other residents at Morningside. Many of these residents seldom see a friend. If youwould be interested in being a part of a “Friendship Community” join us on any Friday at: Morningside in the West End 3000 Skipwith Road Richmond, Virginia or call us at 282-4243 Breakfast Anyone?In an effort to keep our congregation informed, the Pastor Search Committee will be holding a “town hall”gathering over breakfast on Sunday, October 28th. In lieu of Sunday school on this date, we will gather in theFellowship Hall for breakfast at 9:00 a.m. and after breakfast the search team will use this time to update you onour work and answer any questions that you may have. It is important that you make every attempt to be inattendance as it is our desire that the membership be informed of our progress and the results of our time with ourVBMB consultant will be shared at this time. We ask that you continue to pray for God’s will in the life of WBC.Your Pastor Search Team
Monday - 1st Sunday - 21st Marla Stuebner Judith Ellis Tuesday – 2nd Tuesday - 23rd Daniel Byrd Johnson Carl Lingerfelt Wednesday – 3rd Tuesday - 24th Chris Lundberg Sunday - 7th Julia Turner Michael Pajaczkowski Cheryl Childress Friday - 5th Tuesday - 9th Friday - 26th Wednesday - 17th Phyllis Woodburn L. Woodrow Story Sr. B. Gray Johnson Jr. Will Brown Helen Johnson Anthony Romanello Jr. Friday - 12th Taylor Brown Stephen Bassett Saturday - 6th Kelley Pruitt Laura Nuckols R. Alton Wright Monday - 29th Thursday - 15th Thursday - 18th Bryan Hagood Tina Cunningham Virginia Booker Matthew Hardison Jody KernsFROM THE DEACONSPlease welcome Johnny Butler, Harmon Fisher, Barbara Richards, Alice Shepperson and Hoy Woodburn toyour Board of Deacons to serve with Sandi Bassett, Susan Butler, Botsey Johnson, Belinda Lane, Mary AnnJohnson, Bruce Shepperson, Bob Turner, Monica White and Al Wright during the new church year. Theseare your deacons for the coming year, and each one of them is committed to the moral, spiritual and temporalwelfare of Westhampton Baptist Church. Please get to know each one of them, and if you have a need, do nothesitate to call upon any of them. We have many challenges as we face the new church year. But there is no challenge that we can notmaster if we put our trust in the Lord. Psalm 34:19 tells us: “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but theLord delivereth him out of them all.” Please join your Deacon Board in support of Westhampton BaptistChurch during the new church year. October Youth Happenings October 7th- There will be a meeting for all Youth (grades 6-12) and their parents on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. The purpose of this meeting will be to meet our new Youth Pastor and discuss upcoming plans for our Youth program. Pizza lunch will be served. Please come and hear what exciting programming and fun we have coming!! October 14th- Youth time with Pastor Bill. October 21st- Youth time with Pastor Bill. October 28th- Pumpkin patch excursion. We’ll stop for lunch and then head to a local pumpkin patch for mazes, hayrides and pumpkin picking Community Yard SaleBeen thinking of holding a yard sale to get rid of that excess clutter? WBC will be sponsoring a communityyard sale on Saturday, November 3rd from 8-12:00. We will be asking for a donation of $10.00 per table andthe event is open to anyone who would like to rent a space. If you have items that you’d like to part with butnot enough to warrant getting a whole table, we’ll have a table designated for that use and the proceeds of theitems sold will go to the church. Please contact Johnny if you’d like to donate an item(s) to sell or to rent atable.
Note: For Deacons, Members of the Pastor Search Committee, the Steering Committee, and interested Church MembersMr. John Martin, who is the CEO of SIR (Southeastern Institute of Research), will be leading us in a seminar on“Facts, Social Trends, and Demographics of the Richmond Area”. John grew up in Westhampton BaptistChurch. He is the son of Jane and Berkeley Martin and now consults with Fortune 500 companies across NorthAmerica helping them develop strategies to serve a changing society. His presentation will help us prepare forthe coming 3-5 years and help us shape a vision for the future of Westhampton Baptist Church. Mark your calendar, Thursday November 8th at 7:30 in the Fellowship Hall. Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth; sing the glory of His name; give to Him glorious praise. Psalm 66:1-2 (Grades 6 - 12) November 16th and 17th All Choirs are back to work! There is still $10.00 will reserve your spot. a place for you. As we begin to prepare for Let Carol know of your interest. Christmas, consider joining a choir. It is an awesome way to praise God. Mission Moment Thanks to everyone who donated juice boxes for the African Christian Community Church. For October, we are collecting gasoline gift cards in any amount for the Oregon Hill Baptist Center. They should be for Hess or BP gas stations. Please give gift cards to Tiffany Robertson or Mary Shelton. As always, don’t forget your soda can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House, items for the Seek and Find Gift Shop, and food for our food closet. Thank you for your continued support of these important missions. Westhampton Baptist Church 6112 Three Chopt Road Richmond, VA 23226 Phone: (804) 282-4243 Fax: (804) 282-0352 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Candle is published monthly by Westhampton Baptist Church, 6112 Three Chopt Road, Richmond, VA 23226 (804) 282-4243. Information for any newsletter may be brought to the church office or faxed to us at (804) 282-0352. Copy deadline is noon, the 3rd Monday of each month.
Calling all Girls K-6th Grade Road Trip! Join us for a trip to the Turner’s North Carolina beachWesthampton house for a weekend of fun and fellowship. We will beBaptist Church talking about the when, where , how and why of prayer, an will be learning the Lord’s Prayer. When we are not on the beach, there will be crafts, music and even a little cooking What to Bring? that I am sure you will enjoy. Sleeping Bag Towel and wash cloth We will leave the church at 4:00 pm on Friday, October Pillow and Blanket 12th and will return Sunday afternoon, October 15th.Your Bible and a snack to share Snack to share Please let Carol or Monica know if you will be joining us by Sunday, October 7th. Be sure to bring jeans You don’t want to miss this one! and a sweatshirt or jacket for the cool evenings.
October 2012 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 5 6 Wednesday Night Activities Morningside Fridays’ Bible Study @ 10:30a 3000 Skipwith Road7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Communion Sunday Wednesday Night Activities Finance Committee Morningside Fridays’ Deacon Meeting Meeting @ 7:00p Bible Study @ 10:30a 7:00p 3000 Skipwith RoadYouth - Pizza with Youth Committee Reports are Pastor & Parents due for the Annual Business Meeting14 15 16 17 18 19 20 VIP Club 5:30p - Dinner by Reservation @ 10:00a travels to Morningside Fridays’ Youth Activity Annual Business Meeting Bible Study @ 10:30a Church Council Fall Fest Musical at 3000 Skipwith Road @ 7:00p Salisbury Meeting @ 7:00p Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall Midlothian21 22 23 24 25 26 27RBA Annual Fall Meeting VIP Club Meeting Wednesday Night Activities Morningside Fridays’ @ 3:00p @10:30a Gayton Baptist Church Bible Study @ 10:30a 13501 North Gayton Road Music @ 11:00a 3000 Skipwith Road Henrico 23222 by Gene Wade Lunch @ 12 Noon Youth Activity ( Covered dish ) Alternative date for Annual Business Meeting28 29 30 31 Upcoming:Breakfast @ 9:00a in the November 3rdFellowship Hall No ActivitiesPastor Search Town Hall 8:00 - 12 NoonMeeting @ 9:40a WBC Community Children & Youth trip to Yard SalePumpkin Patch after church $10.00 per table 8:45 Sanctuary Ringers 5:30 Dinner by Reservation 9:40 Sunday School 6:30 Angel Voices Choir 3 years - 1st grade 11:00 Worship Sonshine Singers 2nd - 5th grade New Life Ringers 6th - 12th grade 6:45 Prayer Meeting and Bible Study 7:00 Sonshine Ringers 2nd - 5th grade New Life Singers Youth and Adults 7:45 Sanctuary Choir