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.

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.

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.

occ shoeboxesOne 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:

  • If attending services, drop them in the marked collection tubs in the vestibule by the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas tree.
  • If you are not able to attend services, you can drop off your items at the Cottage office, Monday through Friday, 9-3.
  • Find a box or tote at home and build your collection of monthly items and deliver these in October during the final collection month.
  • You can also build your own box(es) with the suggested monthly items or items of your own choosing. Then deliver your finished boxes to church for inclusion in the November blessings service and delivery to the Collection Center.

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

Our 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 (3), brownies (2), or pound / bundt cake slices (1), 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 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!

Samantha dolls 2

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.

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