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Sunday School with Woodland Heights Baptist Church
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
in the Chapel
Worship Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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TUE
Sit & Sow @ AC Moore
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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WED
Community Prayer Gathering
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
All are welcome!
MAR

31

SUN
Sunday School with Woodland Heights Baptist Church
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
in the Chapel
Worship Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
APR

02

TUE
Sit & Sow @ AC Moore
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
APR

03

WED
Community Prayer Gathering
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
All are welcome!
APR

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SUN
Bring canned goods for Baptist Centers
First Sunday of every month
Sunday School with Woodland Heights Baptist Church
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
in the Chapel
Worship Service
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Women's Missionary Union - Missions in Action
Led by Carolyn Keller

Virginia Baptist missions were named for Alma Hunt, known world-wide for her mission service.  Here at Southampton, we designate those offerings to our Mary Burke Fund.  Mary and her husband, Dr. Kenneth Burke, were members of Southampton years ago and Mary was a faithful worker in our WMU.  Carolyn Keller leads our mission now and regularly organizes goods and services to benefit the South Richmond Baptist Center, Church Hill Christian Wellness Center, Oregon Hill Baptist Center, VCU Bapist Center, African Christian Community Church, Camp Alkulana in Millboro, Virginia among other worthy organizations and peoples.

March, 2019 Message from Carolyn

“Who cares? What difference does it make ?” Or let’s get more specific ...
“How do I show I care/?” “What difference did (do) I make ?”
We, as a church, have monthly mission assignments from RFCN. You are either participating in completing the monthly assignments or you are making monetary contributions to the Mary Burke Fund. And some of you choose to do neither. Let me share a personal story that will answer these questions for those who are plugged into making a difference.
Recently, one of the recipients of the mission benefits at the Oregon Hill Center experienced a life-saving gift. This gentleman was assaulted at a gathering of homeless people and was hospitalized and placed on life support. Attempts were made by the hospital to reach family to no success. Finally, a friend remembered that this man had an association with the Oregon Hill Baptist Center and they notified Jennifer Turner (Community Missionary at Oregon Hill). Fortunately, this gentleman had secured a locker at the Oregon Hill Center. Jennifer and the friend searched his locker for any info. And in one of the tiny pockets in his duffle bag in his locker, they found a tiny, folded piece of paper. That piece of paper had several names and phone numbers. One of those was of his daughter. This tiny piece of paper saved this man’s life as medical contact was made with his daughter. Currently, this man is alive and living with his daughter. This is as a result of Jennifer being able to offer 75 lockers to homeless persons.. Does this answer your question of, "Who?’’ and ‘What difference do I make?” Your support helps provide 75 lockers at the Oregon Hill Center. There is potential for another 75 personal stories like this.
To God be the glory.
Carolyn

MARCH MISSION ASSIGNMENT
25 Snack Packs for Oregon Hill by March 14
Pack each gallon-size ziploc bag with;
A small can/pouch of tuna, chicken salad, or vienna sausage
A cereal or soft granola bar
Peanut butter or cheese crackers
A small cup of applesauce or fruit
A juice box or juice pack
A fork, spoon, and napkin
A note of encouragement or a Bible verse
Place donations in bin in hall outside of chapel by March 10