Beyond Our Brick Walls
This is our mission theme for 2021. Five times in the New Testament we are challenged to be on mission for Jesus. While Christ’s words are recorded in the Gospels and Acts, we are most familiar with the Great Commission found in Matthew 28 where Jesus says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.”
In 2021, we want to give every member of our church family the opportunity to carry out Christ’s commission and to live out our church’s vision statement: Knowing Christ and Making Him Known. While COVID-19 has certainly changed our world and presents us with new challenges, a world in need — physically, emotionally, and spiritually — still lies beyond the brick walls of our church. A world in need of Christ. Missions gives us the opportunity to share Christ and show His peace, hope, joy, and love to others. We can accomplish so much when we work together.
Mission Opportunities for You & Your Family
Calling all families. You are needed!! We trust that you and your family want to be involved in the mission opportunities in which Hunton Baptist is engaging. Your help is needed to make a difference in the lives of our community — the families and people we are called to serve. See below for several opportunities for you and your family to participate in Missions. Please prayerfully consider participating in one or all.
The Evelyn D. Reinhart Guest House provides accommodations for caregivers and families of patients currently admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital. The services of the house are available to families living 30 miles or more from the hospital. These families are in need of our ongoing support as they are far from their homes and personal items. Their first priority is the care of their sick family member, often forgoing their own personal needs. Learn more: Reinhart Guest House website
On Sunday, June 13, 2021, we held an "Ingathering" for the Reinhart Guest House during the 10:15 Worship Service. Hunton families brought gift cards, household items, drinks, snacks, and monetary contributions.
During the month of July, we held a church-wide project to create "Welcome" cards, to be placed in the rooms prior to guest check-in.
One opportunity for families is participation in the year long collection of Samaritan’s Purse items. Each month between January and October, we will be collecting different items. The monthly collection items will be listed in the bulletin, the monthly newsletter, and here on the church’s website. We’ve set a modest goal of 300 boxes for 2021. Learn more about the organization: Samaritan's Purse website
There are several ways for you to participate once you purchase your items each month:
We are currently partnering with Moments of Hope Outreach (MO Hope), a ministry to the homeless in our area. Our first effort was the preparation of 225 meals (bagged lunches) for delivery on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Learn more about the organization: Moments of Hope Outreach website
Our families helped us in two ways:
In late June, we started our recycle program to collect plastic bags. As of the end of July, over 1,000 bags have been collected. Mo Hope goes thru about 600 a week, so please continue to bring in your plastic bags. Thank you!
A group of our ladies comes together twice a month to handcraft dolls that are then given to children who are undergoing treatment for cancer and other life-threatening illnesses at the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU. If you would like to cut fabric, sew, or stuff dolls, we would love for you to join us.