September 2014 - Kilmarnock Baptist Church

P.O. Box 99
65 E. Church Street
Kilmarnock, Virginia 22482
September 2014
Sunday Mornings
Worship @ 9:00
Sunday School @ 9:45
Worship @ 11:00
Nursery Available
(One worship service
@ 10:00 on 5th Sundays)
Matthew Tennant, Pastor
Carolyn Williams, Associate Pastor
Robbie Spiers, Music Director
Audrey Davis, Ministry Assistant
Mary Ann Crane, Organist
Lori Eanes, Pianist
Office Hours
M / T/ W / Th - 8:30am - 1:30pm
Friday - 8:30am - 12:30pm
[email protected]
[email protected]
(804) 435-1703
Wednesday Evenings
Prayer Meeting @ 5:30
W.O.W.* @ 6:00
Dinner @ 6:30
(2 and 4th Weds - Potluck)
*Worship On Wednesdays
Serving in September
Maureen Kelley
Mary Jane Gemmell
Elaine Wallenburg
Robyn Saunders
Stanley Dawson, Jr.
Gail Saylor
Dana Stillman
Elizabeth Burton
Joanne Godwin
Phillip Humphreys
Joan Thomas
James Stephens
Betty Kavorkian
Bill Moore, Jr.
Betty Rice
Carol Davis
Tyler Humphreys
Troy Pouchot
Virginia Vere
William Dunaway
Gladys Watson
Audrey Davis
September 7 - Gary Wilkins
September 14 - Mary Jane Gemmell
September 21 - Edna Mason
September 28 - Danny Tobin
Louise Humphreys
Nancy Wetherington
Gina Stump
Melanie Tennant
Margaret Headley
Bob Gray
Roberta Pouchot
Barbara Price
Thought and Scripture for the Month
As you journey along your life-path with Me, refuse to let
the past define you or your expectations of what lies ahead.
The future is in my hands, and I can do surprising things
with it! Your assignment is to keep moving forward in
trusting dependence on Me. Stop focusing on obstacles
and concentrate on staying in touch with Me. - Jesus Lives
by Sarah Young
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See,
I am doing a new thing! I am making a way in the
desert and streams in the wasteland. – Isaiah 43:18-19
Memorial Gifts
In Honor of Courtney Reisner on her birthday
General Fund
Mr. Doug Monroe
In Honor of the family of Oliver Crane
Food Pantry
Mr. and Mrs. Warren Sutherland
Harriet Dawson
The church office
will be closed on
Labor Day
September 1).
Please contact the church
office to share with us
information about your
anniversary. We'd love
to celebrate with you!
We express our heartfelt
condolences to Warren and
Marty Sutherland at the loss of
their dear friend, Gloria Flynn
(lovingly known as
“Grammy”). Gloria was the
mother-in-law of Warren and
Marty’s daughter, Carol.
W.O.W. (Worship on
Wednesdays) resumes on
September 3! Worship
begins at 6pm followed by
dinner. Potlucks will be on
the 2nd and 4th
Wednesdays of the month.
Welcome, Lori Eanes! The Personnel
Committee is excited to announce the
Join the conversation at
selection of Lori Eanes as our new
an open meeting on
pianist to accompany the choir at our
Sunday, September 7
Sunday services. Many of you
after the Coffee Hour
probably know Lori if you attend our
regarding proposed
Worship on Wednesday (WOW)
changes to KBC's
services; she plays piano as part of the
“Reign” band. In July, Lori traveled to
Constitution and ByHaiti as part of the KBC mission trip.
Laws, specifically the
Lori graduated from Indiana University
current requirement of
with a Bachelor of Music. She has
baptism by immersion for
been the pianist for various churches
church membership.
in the area. Lori is also a math teacher
at Gloucester High School. Lori will
begin work on Wednesday, September
3, for choir rehearsal and then
accompany the choir at the 11 a.m.
worship service on Sunday, September
7. A coffee hour will also be held after
A new weekly prayer
the service on September 7 to
will begin on
welcome Lori. Congregational
Wed., September 3 at
approval for Lori’s hire will occur at our
5:30 upstairs in the
next business meeting on Sunday,
conference room.
October 26. Please welcome Lori as
Everyone is welcome and
part of the KBC Music Ministry Team!
New Prayer
encouraged to
Thanks to all who provided donations of school supplies in August. We
distributed the supplies to the Lancaster Primary School and to the Hispanic
Ministry – they were very appreciative!!!
The September mission project is to provide a meal to the dedicated doctors,
nurses and staff at the Northern Neck Free Health Clinic on September 4. The
menu items for this meal are baked chicken, green beans, fruit salad, rolls,
and a chocolate sheet cake.
The September WMU Meeting will be our annual prayer retreat at Kirkland Grove on Tuesday, Sept 9.
Please bring a sandwich. Dessert and beverages will be provided. Please meet at the church at 9:30am in
order to carpool. In October, the WMU members will celebrate birthdays at the Lancashire. The WMU will
supply a birthday cake and the Lancashire will provide ice cream. WMU members will sing hymns to the
residents and then join in to help with the birthday party.
Food Pantry Angels
Our mission is to provide basic food to those who are low
income, elderly, widowed, sick, those who have lost their
jobs, have been laid off from work and for those who can
no longer provide basic necessities for their families.
On Aug. 13th we assisted 51 families with 118 people.
On Aug. 27th we assisted 40 families with 122 people.
We thank everyone for the support you have provided the food
pantry! Without your help we could not help the needy families in
our community.
This month we are asking for donations of Peanut Butter & Jelly.
Monetary donations are always needed. It allows us to shop at the
grocery stores for those items the regional food bank does not have
in stock.
Our Angel of the Month is Linda Enders-Baily. She is the “gate
keeper” of our food storage area. When a food bag is ready for a
client, she notifies the recipient, checks the customer number
against the order sheet, sees if the client needs assistance with
taking the bags out to their car and finally keeps all completed orders
straight for our “bookkeeping department”. Linda is an essential
member of our volunteer staff. We appreciate our Angel of the
Thank You
The Missions Committee wants to thank
everyone for their wonderful support of
the recent Mission trips to Haiti. Your
generosity helped to make the trips a
reality. Because you gave, others were
able to go and show the love of God to
the children.
Earlier this year our committee set a
goal of doing several projects in our
own community. Now we are not asking
for financial support, but we need the
gift of your time and willingness to work.
If you like to paint, come out and join us
on Sat., September 27 when we will be
painting a home in Kilmarnock. This is a
small ranch, so 8-10 volunteers should
be able to finish in less than a day. Of
course we will not turn away anyone if
more would like to help. We are doing
this project for Interfaith.
On Sat., October 11, we will be
participating in an Apostle Build for
Habitat for Humanity. Calvary Baptist
Church will be joining us in this effort.
Here are some interesting facts about our Northern Neck / Tidewater This is a wonderful opportunity to meet
area Food Bank: Serves 5 counties with approx. 11,000 people;
some fellow Baptists and also to help a
Contains 27 food pantries
family realize their dream of owning a
Recipient breakdown is
home. When we get closer to the actual
Children under 18 - 36%
day, we should know more about the
Adults 19-55 - 30%
specific work we will be doing.
Proverbs 22:9 - He who is generous will be blessed, for he gives
some of his food to the poor.
Elderly over 55 - 34%
Type II Diabetes age 55+ - 75%
As you can see it is a large operation that supports our community
folks. Community support needed is 100%.
Once again, thanks to our congregation for your support and to
those volunteer workers that show up each day we have the food
pantry open. We couldn’t make this happen without you.
Ladies' Bible Study will resume on
Wednesday, September 10 at
9:45am. We will continue the David
Jeremiah study of Revelation
entitled "Escape the Coming Night".
Contact Edna Mason at 580-6950 if you
can help either day or we would love to
have you participate on both days.
Ring, Ring,
Bell ringers are
needed for Bell
Choir, and no
experience is
necessary (just your love of music
through worship and praise!).
Rehearsals will be on Monday
evenings starting in the fall.
Tell Us Your
Your favorite hymns will
serve as the subject of the
homilies during W.O.W.
starting in January 2015!
We'll look at the stories
behind the hymns,
Scriptural references, and
other encouraging
elements of each song.
Simply write down your
favorite hymn and slip it
in the box in Beane Hall!
to KBC
Apostles Build
When: Saturday, October 11
For: Any and Every One!
What: Going out into the community to serve others is the
way that Jesus’ apostles served. An “Apostles Build” project is
a concrete way to put our faith into action by building a Habitat
for Humanity house for a local family. Calvary Baptist will be
joining us on the build! After the build, everyone is invited to
be part of the home dedication. We will pray for the new
homeowner and present them with a Bible and the key to their
new home!
Congratulations to
Jessica Abbott (now
Jessica Kersey) who
married Shayne Kersey
on August 9th in
Congratulations to Elizabeth
(Wilkins) Sanders who received
her second Master's Degree on
August 22! This time it was a
Master's in Educational
Administration and Supervision
from William and Mary. She has
also passed the School Leaders
Licensure Assessment to complete
this program. She is currently
teaching 7th Grade language arts
and social studies at St. Clare
Walker Middle School in
Middlesex County.
Dear KBC Family,
I would like to thank you all for the continued support for my college education. If I
did not have the scholarships and your continued support, college would be much
harder to get through. One thing that I can attribute to my church is the continued
love and support in a time of need. I genuinely appreciate this scholarship award and
and it is a huge help to the success of my college career. I am able to study during the week and work only the
weekends due to your continued support. I have learned throughout my college career and life that prayer in the
hard times is the best way to deal with the impossible and for that I can thank my church family and can continue
to grow in faith. Thanks again and God bless! ~ Heather Oliver
Thank You!
We express our deepest appreciation to all those who assisted with Meals on Wheels
delivery during the month of August. Our volunteers who participated were:
J.W. McNeal
Karen Cox
Jen Baird
Donna and Mike Swinney
Diane and Bob Gray
Danny Tobin
Don Headley
Marty and Warren Sutherland
Carol Rushing
Debbie Sachen
Peggy Davis
Denise Goodson
Carolyn and Jerry Hawley
Nancy Wetherington
Charlie and Barbara Price
We are expecially grateful to Nancy Wetherington for coordinating this project.