Beyond Our Brick Walls

exterior brick wallBeyond 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.

occ shoeboxesOne opportunity for families is participation in the year long collection of Samaritan’s Purse items. Each month between January and October, we collected different items.   Learn more about the organization: Samaritan's Purse website

We held a Shoebox Packing Party on Saturday, Nov 6th and packed all of the donated items into the boxes. After a special time of blessing the boxes during the Nov 14th worship service, we delivered 326 boxes (!) to the official collection site, surpassing our goal of 300 boxes.

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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.

reinhart houseIn August 2021, we hosted a back-to-school luncheon for the faculty and staff of Glen Allen Elementary School. Our HBC families provided baked goods to stock a dessert bar at the luncheon and provided boxed snacks to fill 125 "goodie" bags for the faculty/staff and bus drivers. God truly blessed the day!

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 The GAES staff created a short Thank-You video for us in celebration of our partnership: Watch Video

 

reinhart houseThe 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.

Reinhart welcome cards 2021 During the month of July, we held a church-wide project to create "Welcome" cards, to be placed in the Reinhart guest rooms prior to guest check-in.

Mo Hope LogoWe 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

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Our HBC families helped us in two ways:

  • Decorating the brown paper lunch bags, with anything appropriate to put a smile on someone’s face.
  • Providing cookies, brownies, and/or pound cake slices, individually wrapped in a snack or sandwich bag.

In late June, we started our recycle program to collect plastic bags. As of the end of September, almost 2,000 bags have been collected. Mo Hope goes thru about 600 a week, so please continue to bring in your plastic bags. Thank you!

Hunton Baptist Church
11660 Greenwood Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23059
(804) 266-0100
office@huntonbc.org
Sunday Mornings
Worship -- 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM
Sunday School -- 9:00 AM