The Deacon Nominating Team is requesting your help. We are looking for your recommendations of those who should be asked to serve as our deacons for a 3-year term, beginning January 2018. Please share with the Team those persons you recommend who are already ordained, but not serving with the current board, and those you wish to recommend to be considered as an apprentice deacon for future ordination.
Nomination forms are available at each Welcome Center and on the church website. You may (1) place your nomination form(s) in the offering plate during worship, (2) place them in the labeled box in the Narthex, (3) leave them with the receptionist in the church office, or (4) hand them to a member of the Deacon Nominating Team: Sue Robertson, chair; David Cornelius, Kristin Francisco, Carolyn Gregory, Josh Raugh, Wendell Thomas and Laura Wert.
The world is at our Doorstep! As Richmond Metro welcomes immigrants and refugees, how can HRBC offer Christian hospitality and love to the nations? You can find out by attending a workshop offered by Virginia Baptists on Saturday, September 30, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm at Tabernacle Baptist Church. This is a free event. Contact Matthew to register!
RVA Rapid Transit: Be Informed and Be Involved
Our region’s mass-transit needs are great. A disproportionate percentage of modest paying jobs are not accessible to potential workers due to the lack of adequate public transportation in our region, Chesterfield included. Please visit www.rvarapidtransit.org to see how you can be informed and be involved. Visit www.rvatransitvision.com to read the RVA Transit Vision Plan.
In response to Hurricane Harvey, HRBC is partnering with the BGAV preparing and collecting flood buckets and hygiene kits.
Click on these links to learn how you can prepare buckets and kits. HRBC will begin immediately collecting these items at our church.
The Clinic is probably one of the biggest events that HRBC hosts every year. The intent behind the Clinic, however, is that it not be a one day event but a transformative experience for both our volunteers and guests. Each year, the Judea team evaluates the Clinic – what went really well and what can we improve? All this with an eye to change all our hearts to look a little more like Jesus’.
While there are many parts to the clinic that do not change from year to year, we do try to implement new ways to both provide services to those in need while developing a relationship with our guests. We have learned that having too many people may feel good to us initially but in the long run results in no time for good conversations between advocates and our guests. Therefore, we are trying to offer more, yet smaller, clinics where relationships can be formed while also meeting the needs of those around us.
We will need everyone’s help to make this successful. There is literally a job for everyone no matter what your physical limitations might be. Of course, the largest need at all of the Clinics is being an advocate. The title may sound intimidating but to be honest, it is the best job there is. An advocate takes assists a family in making appointments with services and then shows them around to the various services. Advocates listen, laugh, eat lunch and pray with their guests. The relationship formed can be life changing for both the advocate and the family. The HRBC Clinic this year is on September 16 from 10:00 am until 2:00. We have also set the date for the Clinic at Oregon Hill Baptist Center for October 26th. Please save both of these dates!
With any new change, flexibility is always needed. If you have been involved, tell someone about it and see if they will join in this year. If you have never been to one of the Clinics, sign up – let Matthew or Laura Wert know what you would like to do or are able to do. We will find something that will fit your gifts.
Sunday, September 10 at 8:45 am and 11:15 am. Another training session will be held at 7:00 pm on Wednesday. Sept. 13.
Toy, Food or Housewares Donations can be delivered to HRBC:
September 5 thru 8 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm each day
Saturday, September 9 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm
Sunday, September 10 during normal church hours
September 11 thru 13 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm each day
Donations will not be received after 6:00 pm September 13
Shopping List for Grocery Bags:
For a Complete Bag:
____ 2 small boxes of either macaroni & cheese, pasta or rice
____ 2 cans of fruit
____ 2 cans of vegetables
____ 2 canned meat (tuna/chicken, chili)
____ cereal or box of individual packages of oatmeal
____ child treat (i.e. Graham crackers, gold fish or like snack)
____ 2 cans of pork n beans
____ peanut butter and jelly combined or only peanut butter
No family sizes. No glass please. Or you can contribute towards the bags – we are anticipating a cost of $15.00 per bag.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12TH 7:45 AM-8:45 PM
Floating, swimming, tubing, boating
All rising 6th thru 12th graders are invited to meet at HRBCat 7:45 am. prepared to leave by 8:00 am. We will board the church bus to ride to Lake Gaston. Please bring a change of dry clothes for the ride home, sunscreen, towel, a bag lunch, and any special snacks they might want during the day. Youth will not need any money the day of the trip.
Cost is $10 per youth to cover gas and dinner. Sign up by Sunday, August 6th.
Parents, let's let our students have this time of fellowship without their parents. Don't worry, there will be plenty of adult supervision!
ALL students must have a signed release form on file with HRBC. Click HERE to download.
We will have an evening cookout (hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, water, soft drinks, cookies) from 5 - 6:00 pm with a load up by 6:30/6:45 pm and return to HRBC for pickup by 8:45 p.m.
Click HERE to register and pay online.
Need more information? Contact Vickie Lloyd (YMT Leader)
We had such a fun time touring Nationals ballpark on July 6 and we were such great fans, the Nationals invited us to come back and visit them again.
Actually, the Washington Nationals reached out to apologize for how poorly things were handled on July 6. In an effort to appease us, they have offered us free tickets to watch another game. I am inviting you to join Derbyshire Baptist Church for another baseball game on Friday, August 25 against the NY Mets … with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 pm.
To cover the cost of the bus, please make a check payable to Derbyshire for $20.00. Our schedule will be similar to the last trip.
We will meet at the DBC church parking lot at 3:00 pm on Friday, and depart by 3:30pm. A Martz Bus will transport us to and from the game … and by home by around 11:30ish.
We will be seated in section 109 about 2/3 of the way down toward the field. This is a similar seat as before but on the third baseline … with the sun at our backs.
If you are unable to attend or do not want to attend, we will advertise the tickets for the full price of $60 … and attempt to recoup your initial payment. Please understand, that we cannot guarantee that we will be able to recoup your full payment, but we will try.
Please contact Greta Satterfield at Derbyshire Baptist Church by July 27th if you want to go to this game, so we will have ample time to advertise for others to go.
HRBC is participating in Kroger Community Rewards Program. You can earn money for our church just by doing your regular grocery shopping! You can participate by enrolling online. Please follow the instructions below provided by Kroger:
HRBC's NPO number 82821. Please refer to this number in all future correspondence.
TO USE THE KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM:
- Simply encourage your members to register online at krogercommunityrewards.com
- Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.
- If a member does not yet have a Kroger Plus card, please let them know that they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
- Click on Sign In/Register
- Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
- Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions
- You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
- Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
- Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
- Update or confirm your information.
- Enter NPO number or name of organization, select organization from list and click on confirm.
- To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on the right side of your information page.
- REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
- Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
- Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.
The Community Programs Staff