Posted on July 29th, 2012
The following individuals have been elected to serve on the Pastor Search Committee:
- Cindy Cave
- Ken Copeland
- Chuck Daniel
- Kevin Dunn
- Jay Lynn
- Elizabeth Whiley
- Sandy Yeatts
Please keep those individuals in your prayers as we move forward with this very important process.
Posted on July 25th, 2012
Dear Church Family,
I would like to remind you that we have two significant church business meetings coming up in the next two weeks. It is very important to have as many members present as possible at both meetings in order to get the best results in our search for a new pastor. Please make every effort to attend.
This Sunday (July 29th), following worship, we will have a called business meeting for the purpose of nominating candidates to serve on a Pastor Search Committee. Our church constitution provides specific instructions on how that process will be conducted, with the following essentials:
- Every member of the church is free to make one nomination.
- Consent to serve if elected must be obtained before placing the name in nomination.
- At the conclusion of this meeting, nominations are closed.
The following Sunday (August 5th), following worship, we will have another called business meeting to vote on the nominations received. Likewise, this process has a specific procedure:
- A ballot will be prepared with a list of nominees in alphabetical order.
- The ballot will be given to the members at the called business meeting.
- The seven members receiving the highest votes shall constitute the Pastor Search Committee.
- The Search Committee will make a recommendation of its choice of pastor to the church.
Please also keep in mind that our constitution does not make accommodations for absentee voting, therefore only member who are present at the time the ballots are distributed will be able to vote.
Thank you for your continued prayers and participation in our church family during this time of transition and opportunity. If you have any questions regarding the life of our church over the next few months, please do not hesitate to ask.
Posted on May 7th, 2012
Farmville Baptist VBS!
Mark your calendars! Farmville Baptist will be offering Group’s PandaMania Vacation Bible School this summer!
Dates: Sunday through Thursday, July 22-26, 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Who: children age 3 to completed 5th grade
To register . . . Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on April 20th, 2012
EASTERN SHORE OF VIRGINIA
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Policy for Workers at the Building Site
Age Guidelines: (In accordance with Habitat’s Legal Dept. – Americus, GA, and our legal council- Nick Klein.)
1. Under 14 years old- Not allowed on site during construction.
2. 14-15 years old - Not allowed to do construction work on site, but can landscape, run errands, move supplies, food service, etc. This policy may be waived by Eastern Shore of Virginia Habitat for Humanity’s on-site supervisor, with written parental approval or on-site parental supervision.
3. 16-17 years old - Can work on construction, but may not use power tools, or work on roof, scaffolding or ladders.
4. 18 years old and older - May work on any construction tasks with proper instruction and supervision.
THESE RULES ARE FIRM: Please do not ask us to make exceptions. This may disappoint some very responsible young people, but these are standard safety rules for everyone.
Review of Safety Information:
All workers must review Safety Check list and read and sign Work Crew Safety Manual.
Goggles MUST BE WORN while using power tools, sanding walls, etc.
Masks are to be worn while installing insulation and sanding.
Hard hats are to be worn during all framing, or working beneath active construction.
1. The work site must be kept clean and free of debris. The work site should be cleaned before leaving. Pay attention to small pieces of lumber, walls, glass, etc.
2. All tools should be properly stored before leaving site.
TYPICAL WORK WEEK SCHEDULE
Sunday – Arrive at host church.
Designated contact person will meet you, show you around, help you get settled, direct you to grocery store, if desired.
Unpack, shop, eat dinner.
Monday – Work Day (9:00-4:00) – at work site ?
Eat breakfast, pack lunches for work site in cooler with drinks and snacks. Pack kits with toilet articles, clean clothes and towels for YMCA after work.
8:15 – Susie Jones will come to church, collect your forms, answer questions and lead you to the work site. Construction crew (Greg & Walt) will meet you there, go over safety regs and put you to work.
Shower at YMCA after work
Prepare own dinner.
Tuesday – Work Day (9:00-4:00)
Eat breakfast, pack cooler for work site, pack kits for YMCA after work.
12:00 – Lunch will be provided for you at work site by local group.
Shower at YMCA after work.
Prepare own dinner.
Wednesday – Day Off – your choice
Option to work 1/2 day or full day if you want to
Responsible for all of your meals.
Thursday – Work Day (9:00-4:00)
Eat breakfast, pack lunches for work site, pack cooler and kits for YMCA after work.
Shower at YMCA after work.
6:00 – Host church will provide dinner for you and local Habitat staff, volunteers, Board members, construction crew and homeowners, as well as church members. Time for socializing and a short program about Habitat after dinner.
Friday – Work Day (9:00-4:00)
Eat breakfast, pack cooler and kits for YMCA after work.
12:00 – Cookout lunch at work site provided by construction crew.
Shower at YMCA after work.
Provide own dinner.
Saturday – Depart
Pack up, clean up, return key, leave when you are ready.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK, FRIENDSHIP AND SUPPORT!
Posted on April 18th, 2012
At our church business meeting on April 15, Janett Southall (Chair), Becky Kelly, Mary Jo Chassey, Kevin Dunn and David Schmidt were presented to serve on our Nominating Committee for 2012-2013.
This committee has the responsibility for connecting people in our church community to different ways of supporting the work and ministry of Farmville Baptist through our committee structure. The following are the committees of Farmville Baptist. If you feel that God may be leading you to serve in any of these committees or positions of service, please contact Michael or Kathy at the church office to let them know. They will pass on your interest to the Nominating Committee
For a list of committees . . . Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on April 4th, 2012
The Southside Baptist Association’s “On Mission Celebration” (April 22 through 25) is a four-day festival of world-wide missions information conducted simultaneously in the twenty-three churches of our association. Thirteen world, North American, state and association missionaries will be rotating among our churches to speak and share exciting stories about our missionary work around the world.
Farmville Baptist will host Cooperative Baptist missionary LaCount Anderson on Wednesday, April 25. On that night, there will be a light supper served at 6:00 p.m. followed by LaCount’s presentation at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on March 13th, 2012
Pastor’s Column published in The Informer (FBC Newsletter for April 2012)
As a part of our ongoing process of “writing our future story,” Jay Lynn is scheduling interviews with members of Farmville Baptist. Unlike the interviews that we did in the Fall for our 175th Anniversary Celebration — which were videotaped and were focused more about our past and our present, these upcoming interviews will NOT be videotaped and they will be more in-depth and future-oriented. Think of these interviews as “taking the temperature” of the church and communicating that back to you. The eventual goal is to help the church find a common vision or “future story” that mirrors the dynamic story that has unfolded thus far in the life of the church.
Questions that will be asked include: Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on February 23rd, 2012
Farmville Baptist is partnering with the Robert Russa Moton Museum and Centra Southside Community Hospital in sponsoring a concert by the Tuskegee University Golden Voices Concert Choir as part of their spring tour that includes singing at the Lincoln Center in New York.
The Golden Voices Choir will present a concert at Farmville Baptist Church on March 10, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
The public is cordially invited to attend and there will be a free will offering collected for the choir.
Posted on February 23rd, 2012
Lent is a forty-day period in our church calendar that is set aside for reflection and repentance. Lent originated in the very earliest days of the Church as a preparatory time for Easter, when the faithful rededicated themselves and when converts were instructed in the faith and prepared for baptism. For contemporary Christians, this is a season for prayer, penitence, and preparation for Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.
Community-Wide Lenten Services
The Farmville Area Ministerial Association invites you to attend its Wednesday Lenten Services at 12 noon followed by a free soup lunch at 12:30 p.m.
The following is a schedule of churches hosting these services:
Wed., February 29 – Farmville United Methodist
Wed., March 7 – College Presbyterian, Hampden-Sydney College
Wed., March 14 – Johns Memorial Episcopal
Wed., March 21 – Farmville Presbyterian
Wed., March 28 – St. Theresa Catholic
Sunday Morning Worship Services
During the Sundays in Lent, we will explore “The Lenten Way”
March 4………….. “The Way of Suffering” – Mark 8:31-38; Psalm 22:23-31
March 11…………. “The Way of Wisdom” – 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; Exodus 20:1-17 (Communion)
March 18…………. “The Way of Grace” – Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21
March 25…………. College-Led Worship Service – Sarah Cave preaching
Holy Week Services
April 1………………. “The Way Into Jerusalem” – Palm/Passion Sunday Service
April 5………………. Maundy Thursday Communion Service – 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
April 6………………. Good Friday Service – 12 noon, and a soup lunch will be served afterwards in the
…………………………. Fellowship Hall
April 8………………. “Proclaimers of The Way” – Easter Sunday Service
Posted on February 6th, 2012
On Wednesday February 22, at 6:30 p.m., we will have our Ash Wednesday service in the sanctuary. During the service, ashes from palms used last year for Palm Sunday will be imposed on our foreheads as a way to acknowledge our sin and our need for God’s salvation.