Below are some of the ways we aim to serve others in our community.
On the first Sunday of each month from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., a small team visits the Piedmont Regional Jail to lead the female inmates in a time of singing, devotion and prayer.We meet at the church at 9:00 a.m. and carpool to the jail. This ministry requires no specialized talents, just an open and flexible spirit.Please contact Anita Lynn, 391-3751, for more information and to participate. Please pray for the inmates as they serve their sentence and be released to rejoin their families and the society. See our blog entry.
Community Food Pantry
On the 5th Saturday of every month, 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Farmville Baptist assists with packing bags of food & distributing them to those in need at FACES (Farmville Area Community Emergency Services) on 416 N. South Street, Farmville, VA 23901. FACES also accepts volunteers on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Leading Worship at Holly Manor
During the month of February each year, Youth and Adult Sunday School classes lead participating nursing home residents of The Woodland in an informal worship service, 10:00 to 10:30 a.m., in their dining room. We worship through devotional & scripture readings and singing.
Each November, Farmville Baptist, with assistance from Prince Edward County Social Services, identifies community families for whom church members shop and stock Thanksgiving Baskets. Baskets are complete with turkeys and the traditional complementary side dishes, bread and desserts. See our blog entry for more information.
Each Christmas, Farmville Baptist identifies 15-20 children from our local community for whom we express “the reason for the season”! Children’s names, genders, ages, clothing sizes are placed on ornaments which hang on a tree from which church members select to purchase gifts. Gifts are wrapped and delivered to homes before Christmas.