Don't Miss the Big Event on Nov. 5!
Sunday, November 5 the "Meet Me at the Tree" Vision Event Luncheon will be held immediately following the combined morning Worship Service at the Stoneridge Event Center in Warrenton [7373 Comfort Inn Dr.]. We have to turn in a number to the event center early next week so Sunday [October 22] is your last chance to get your reservation in! [childcare is for children up to Grade 2].
*Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or text or call 540.497.1397 right away! You don't want to miss this!
Ministry Council Nominations
It's time, once again, to make nominations for Ministry Council. We have three positions to fill and today is the last day to submit the nominations. You will find a nomination form in your worship bulletin on Sunday and others will be available in the sanctuary and in the church office. The top three nominees will be presented for vote at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 12. Please be in prayer regarding who God would have you nominate. The qualifications are:
1) at least 25 yrs. old,
2) member of WBC for at least 5 yrs.,
3) good reputation,
4) generally considered to be a mature disciple of Jesus, and
5) concerned for everyone in WBC - members and non-members alike.
"Zechariah" Study Coming Soon
On Sunday, November 5 at 5:00 p.m., Pastor Jay will begin the study of Zechariah. Make your plans to be part of this exciting study!
Operation Christmas Child
Each year WBC participates in collecting shoeboxes stuffed with toys and school supplies for children all over the world. Operation Christmas Child has sent shoeboxes to over 135 million children around the world since 1993. One of the greatest things about these shoeboxes is that they come with trained volunteers who share the gospel with the children and their families after they receive their Christmas gift. Almost 7.5 million children have participated in The Greatest Journey program which is a follow-up 12-lesson program for Bible study and growth in faith, all in their own language. These studies have helped existing churches grow and new churches start. Last year we collected 115 shoeboxes! Please consider how many shoeboxes you might be able to pack this year. November 19 is the last day to return filled shoeboxes.
Haiti Sponsor Gifts
If you would like to send your sponsored child a gift with the November Mission Team, it must fit into a 1 gallon Ziplock bag. It must be labeled with the child’s name on the outside. Please place an index card inside the bag with the child’s name and sponsor’s name. Deliver to Kaity Grimley or Kim Raines on or before November 10.
Items for November Haiti Missions Trip
Needed: Gift items for ladies: sewing notions, thread needles [no yarn], costume jewelry, small bottles of lotion, nail files and clippers, scarves, reading glasses, handkerchiefs, hair accessories, compact umbrellas. Gift items for men: plain t-shirts [med. or large], gently used ties, tape measures, nail clippers, gently used watches, work gloves, duct tape. Please leave items in one of the collection boxes located in the Fellowship Hall or upstairs outside the library by Sunday, November 5.
Advance Gifts Fellowship Opportunities
Events are being held in the homes of:
Claude & Margie Denton on Sunday, October 22 from 2:00 to 3:30pm,
Tom & Judy Williams on Sunday, October 22 from 3:30 to 5:00 pm,
and Tom & Elizabeth Thorpe on Tuesday, October 24 from 7:30 to 9:00pm.
Please R.S.V.P. to Tom Williams (540) 349-1371 or Charles Sinclair (540) 347-1055.
As part of the “Meet Me at the Tree” Capital Stewardship Campaign, a 12-hour Prayer Vigil will be held on Saturday, October 28th in the Chapel, from 7:00 am -7:00 pm. We will be praying for each member of our congregation during that 12-hour time period. Please sign up for a 30-minute window on the list posted outside the Fellowship Hall by the flower calendar.
Celebration Sunday – Combined Worship Service Nov. 19th at 10:30am
A celebration during our morning worship service, when we bring our Faith Promise Cards and offer them to the Lord. As the Lord continues to provide for your family, be in prayer as to how God will lead you in your commitment. Not equal gifts, but equal sacrifice.
OIU Thanksgiving Event
Teach your child to share by focusing on the needs of others each day for a month prior to the holiday season. Set aside one food item each day from October 8 - November 7 to help maintain a local food bank during the upcoming holiday season. Food items will be picked up after November 8. Individuals and families are encouraged to participate in this Operation Inasmuch extended project. "It is more blessed to give than to receive." Acts 20:35
OIU Coat Drive with WBF
In partnership with Warrenton Bible Fellowship, we will be collecting clean/gently used or new winter outerwear between October 7 and November 15 to be given to people in need. Collection sites include: WBC Fellowship Hall, First Baptist Church, Chick-fil-A in Warrenton, just inside the front door at Long and Foster Realty on Blackwell Rd., Warrenton Bible Fellowship Townhouse porch [46 Winchester St.]. The following items are needed: coats, gloves, hats, scarves, snow pants, boots. If you would like to place a collection bin at your workplace, signs are available. For more information, contact Rosemary Downs [email@example.com].
Women's Bible Study Update
The women's bible study group will not meet Sunday, October8, and will finish for the fall on October 29.
New Precept Study
A new Precept Study, 1 Corinthians, will begin on Tuesday, October 24 at 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. If you would like to join the group for this study, please contact Charlotte Knighting as soon as possible at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost: $28. Materials will be ordered this week.
A Much-Deserved Sabbatical
The Personnel Team and Ministry Council have granted Pastor Jay a 6-week sabbatical to study, rest, and spend time with family. He will be away September 17-October 29. Jim Ailor, former pastor and current BGAV Field Strategist, Northern Region, will be preaching September 17-October 15. Doug Harris will preach October 22 and 29. You will enjoy getting to know Jim and hearing him preach. Be in prayer for Pastor Jay and Claudia and also for Jim Ailor and Pastor Doug.