A great way to get to know more folks is through sharing a meal together, and going out to eat together is always extra fun! The Building Meaningful Relationships Ministry Team is now inviting everyone to sign up to go out to eat in small groups of 6 -8. You sign up, and the team will pair you with others and find a good time and place for everyone to get together, Dutch treat. Please sign up on the bulletin tear-off form today!
You can’t get more freshly cooked food than when our fry team cooks fish on the front yard of the church and brings it straight to you in the Fellowship Hall! So on Saturday, August 10 you and your friends are invited to drop-in between 4:00 and 6:00 in the afternoon for a great time of food and fellowship. Our friends from First Baptist Church, Rock Road have been invited to join us as well. Musical entertainment is being planned. The meal is free but help us plan by making a reservation by Aug 5.
The Fellowshipis the very informative bi-monthly magazine of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship which contains articles about the work of our missionaries as well as initiatives CBF takes to address issues on the national level and in church life. If you would like to receive it by mail at no charge, please complete the form on the bulletin tear-off.
Gently-used coats, jackets, and sweatshirts are sought for the annual Coats for Kids. The items are cleaned free of charge by Cook's Clean Center. Please bring donations to the Radford Clothing Bank either during hours of operation or by leaving in the donation box outside the door. (10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Thurs-Fri-Sat and 4:00-6:00 pm Thurs). Donations are appreciated from now through August 1.
The senior adults will take to the road on Thursday, June 13 and travel to Shatley Springs, North Carolina for a wonderful family-style lunch at the Shatley Springs Inn. The meal, tax, and gratuity will run approximately $23. Reservations are needed by Monday morning, June 10. Meet on the 13that 9:00 am. Please use the tear-off on the Sunday bulletin to register.
Our Grief Ministry Action group has targeted a need to provide training to the congregation on how to effectively support those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Our Pastor as agreed to provide that raining on Wednesday evenings during Prayer Meeting throughout the month of June. Paul will cover topics ranging from what not to say, to providing the right touch, to being intentional over the longer term. Join us in the Fellowship Hall at 6:45 each week.
With the advent of Springtime and warmer weather, the Senior Adults will travel to the Regency Room at Hotel Roanoke for a buffet lunch on Thursday, May 16 at 11:30 am. The cost is $24/person, including tax and gratuity. Please plan to pay via cash or a check (made out to Mary Ann Semones) on the day of the outing. We will meet at the church at 10:15 am to be on the road by 10:30 am with Kent driving the bus. Please sign up for this outing by Monday, May 13.
You are invited to the Fellowship Hall at 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 18 for an Agape Meal. Scripture readings, prayers, and hymns will accent each dinner course. Sharing around each table will be informal and, at times, directed. The evening will culminate with an observance of the Lord’s Supper. Reservations are required – please complete the tear-off on the bulletin.
Senior adults gather on Wednesday, April 17 at 11:30 to share salads and desserts, before going out to visit our “Seniors in Need.” Please verify in advance with your senior that this will be a good time for a visit. Small vases of flowers will be available to take for your visit. Please sign up for the meal on the tear-offon the Sunday worship bulletin.
This regularly scheduled business meeting includes a proposal to modify the church constitution by specifying that there will be 12 members of the Deacon Fellowship, beginning this fall, with each member serving three year terms. If approved there will be no need for deacon elections this fall, as this will allow us to automatically move into the 3 year cycle instead of the previous 4 year cycle. The meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall.
The Women’s Ministry is hosting a coffee, tea, and pastries get-together on Saturday, April 6 at 10:30 am in the Fellowship Hall. Nancy Taylor will lead a discussion on “Women in Christ,” and opportunity will be offered to learn about and sign up for various ministries including Cards, Meals, Prayer Partners, Transportation, Visitation emphases. The women of FBC Rock Road have been invited too. Consider bringing a friend with you!
The Community Needs Team will be collecting new or gently used books during April to send home with the head start students for the summer. Although they are not reading yet, these 3 year olds will be developing important pre-reading skills as they interact. Books with large colorful illustrations, rhyming words, and few lines of text on a page are best. ABC books, counting books, nursery rhyme books will work as well. Drop books off in the baskets located at each entrance.
During April we are receiving gifts to support missionaries of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, at work in the United States and around the globe befriending and encouraging the overlooked in societies and modeling for them the way of Jesus. A special offering envelope is included in your offering set for this purpose, or you may mark any plain envelope for “Easter Missions.” Alternatively, you can also give online at fbcradford.org/give.
On March 23-25 we are partnering with To Our Househomeless ministry to provide a home-cooked meal each evening to 10-12 men and women. We will serve the dinner to them on location at Our Savior Lutheran Church on Cambria Street in Christiansburg. You can volunteer to prepare part of a meal and send it, and/or help serve the meal on-site on the night of your choice. To sign up, please contact Charles or Koni Millsaps directly.
The Senior Adults will gather on Thursday, March 21 at 11:30 for a potluck meal and fellowship. After lunch, Sarah Carter, from FBC Rock Road, will share information about our local Native American and African American history via a program entitled: “My Family’s Roots And Journeys”. Please sign up on the Sunday tear-off form.
The Spiritual Growth Ministry Team is providing free copies of a special devotional booklet for use during the Season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6 and continues to Easter. Lent offers us time to step away from our busy lives each day for a few minutes of reflection on what it means to grow deeper in commitment to Christ and our hurting world. Please limit copy to one per household. They may be picked up at each of the main entrances to the church.
The youth group will leave from church at 4:25 on March 3 for a jumping outing at Xtreme Springs in Christiansburg. Cost is $15 per person, and parental waiver must be completed online in advance if one is not already on file there - xtremespringz.com. Afterwards we will grab supper at the local Waffle House. Bring a friend!
Children of all ages are invited to join Emily Warren and friends for a kid-friendly movie and popcorn night in our Fellowship Hall, beginning at 6:30 pm on Friday, Feb 22. To sign up, please complete the tear-off form on the Sunday bulletin, or contact the church office.
The senior adults will gather for a covered dish luncheon on Thursday, February 21 at 11:30 am. After the always delectable meal, Dr. Bob Boggess will share stories and photos of his recent trip to Antarctica. Please help the group leaders plan effectively by signing up on the bulletin tear-off form.
March is our turn among area churches to help keep the Radford Food Pantry stocked. Increased need is expected in the weeks ahead, so please consider dropping off easy to prepare non-perishables in our wooden box in the Education Building foyer each week. Spaghetti, mac ‘n cheese, apple sauce, peanut butter and the like are especially desired. Cash donations can be designated to “Radford Food Pantry.” Thank you!
We are spreading the load out this year with three shifts of workers. Shift one will be mostly college students (with us providing a continental breakfast), and shift two will be made up of the Fairlawn churches. Our main shift is the third shift, to begin at approximately 1:00 pm. We will assemble 10,000 meals per shift. We need you for our shift! Please sign up on the bulletin tear-off form and plan to join us!
Our friends at First Baptist Church on Rock Road have invited us over for their “Soup Bowl Sunday,” on February 3, beginning around 12:30 pm. Participants are invited to share a favorite soup or any other snack or side dish you enjoy offering to others. Attire is casual, and some folks will be wearing favorite team gear.
Our next turn to serve up to 100 hungry residents of Radford at Unity Christian Church is Saturday, Feb 2, 2:00-5:00 pm. If you would like to help out, or even come and just observe, please use the tear-off form on the Sunday bulletin to let us know you are coming.
The Women’s Ministry is planning an Afternoon Tea for Saturday, January 19 at 2:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Sweet breads, teas and coffee will be provided. The assembled group will fill gift baskets during the tea to be delivered at a later date to our homebound members as well as members who are living in retirement homes. We are asking for donations of items for the baskets to be brought to the luncheon. Please help the planners know how many are attending by completing the tear-off on the Sunday bulletin.
All senior adults are invited to gather for a covered dish luncheon on Thursday, January 17 at 11:30 am. A very interesting program is planned, focusing on health and wellness. Barbara Griffith, a certified senior fitness instructor at the Radford Recreation Center, will share information on the Silver Sneaker’s Program AND demonstrate exercises targeted for seniors. This should be a great way to begin the new year! We will also plan to share updates on our “Seniors In Need”. We are also inviting our senior friends from FBC Rock Road. Please help the leadership group plan the set-up by completing a reservation form on the Sunday bulletin tear-off.