Posted on March 26th, 2012
On Sunday, March 25, over thirty Longwood and Hampden-Sydney students led in our worship service. Sarah Cave preached on “Faithful Sight” taken from Matthew 11:28-30 and Isaiah 41:10. Brittany Crowe shared her testimony. Zach Highland played the organ. “Pitch Perfect,” an acapella from Longwood provided the special music. Casey Garrett and Michael Crumpler gave the children’s lesson. Many others read litanies, read scripture, prayed, handed out bulletins, and collected the offering. After the service, a luncheon was served for the students and for their adoptive parents. It was a wonderful time of worship and fellowship!
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Posted on September 25th, 2011
Over eighty people attended our adopt-a-student dinner this evening, as over thirty students were adopted by members of Farmville Baptist. Everyone enjoyed a wide variety of food provided by the families. Many thanks to Patsy Watson and the College Committee for organizing this fun-filled event!
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Posted on November 14th, 2010
This Sunday, fourteen Longwood and Hampden-Sydney students led our Sunday morning worship. Sara Thompson, our ministry intern, organized and planned the service, and Aaron Van Allen, a Hampden-Sydney sophomore, gave the message. After the service, our College Committee hosted a luncheon for all our students and their adopted parents.
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Posted on September 13th, 2010
Our collegiate ministry hosted an Adopt-a-Student Progressive dinner at the homes of the Watsons and Cheuks. We had a great turnout! Many thanks to Patsy Watson and the College Ministry Committee for organizing this event and ministry, to the students who came, and to the families who adopted students from Longwood and Hampden Sydney into their homes! For pictures of the event . . . Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on September 9th, 2010
College students are invited to a college progressive dinner on
Sunday, September 12
4:30 to around 7:00 pm
at the homes of the Gene & Patsy Watson and Michael & Beth Cheuk
(at the end of Dodd St. off of Price Dr.)
We will begin with a salad and the main course (hot dogs and hamburgers) at the Watsons, and ending with dessert at the Cheuks.
If you wish to participate in our Adopt-a-Student program, this is where you’ll meet your new “parents”! Contact Patsy Watson (392-8563) if you’d like to attend and/or if you need a ride!
Check our pictures from last year’s College Progressive Dinner!
Posted on April 2nd, 2010
On Sunday, April 18, our college students will lead in our morning worship. Emily Caviness, one of our Longwood students, will be giving the message called “The Face of Jesus.” Other college students will read scripture, pray, present special music, and lead in congregational singing.
After the service, there will be a free luncheon in the Fellowship Hall for all our students and their adoptive parents.
Update – 4/19/2010
Click on this link to hear Emily’s sermon: “The Face of Jesus.”
Posted on November 15th, 2009
This Sunday, students from Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College led our morning worship service. Students read scripture and litanies, prayed, gave the children’s lesson (in rap form!), worked in our nursery, sang, played the piano, drew a picture, took up the offering and preached! Afterwards, the students and their adopted parents enjoyed lunch in our fellowship hall. We are so thankful for these students who are attending, serving, and leading here at Farmville Baptist!
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Posted on November 4th, 2009
On Sunday, November 15, our college students from Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College will lead our worship service.
They will be leading prayers and readings, skits and offering special music. Longwood junior Jake Luginbuhl will give the sermon titled: “Do Not Worry.”
After the service, our College Committee will host a luncheon in the Fellowship Hall for our students. All college students and “adoptive parents” are invited to attend the luncheon.
Posted on September 13th, 2009
This evening, we had a wonderful progressive dinner for our college students. We had around 20 college students and around 26 folks from Farmville Baptist. Many thanks to Chuck and Debbie Daniel for hosting the salad course, Michael and Beth Cheuk for hosting the main course, and Gene and Patsy Watson for hosting the dessert course. We also could not have done it without Linda and H.A. Saxtan, who cooked the spaghetti. At the end, our college students were matched with their adoptive families. A good time was had by all! For more pictures of the dinner . . . Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on August 25th, 2009
Our “adopt-a-student” ministry is fun outreach program designed to give college students local Christian support while they are living in Farmville. University students are “adopted” by members of the congregation with the understanding that the “adoptive families” are there for the students as a “home-away-from-home.” Students are free to have as much or as little interaction with their adoptive families–it is up to the students to decide what is most helpful for them.
In the past, adoptive families have gotten together with their students for various activities such as taking them out to lunch or having them over for a home cooked meal, sending cards on special occasions, calling in to check on them, offering a ride if their car is in the shop, offering a place to stay to “cool off” from roommate problems, etc.
For more information, please contact Patsy Watson at 392-8563 or by email at gnpwatson [at] gmail [dot] com. Hear Patsy’s description of the Adopt-a-Student program.
If you are a church member who would like to sign up to adopt a student, please download and fill out this form and email it to Patsy.
If you are a student and would like to be adopted, please download and fill out this questionnaire and email it to Patsy.
Members of our College Committee will take the information from the forms and match students with the “adoptive parents.”
In Their Own Words . . .
On Sunday, August 30, 2009, two Longwood students, Rachel Hammett and Ashley Warrick briefly shared their experience as participants in our adopt-a-student ministry here at Farmville Baptist. Hear their testimony by clicking this link.