On Sunday, November 15 at 2:30 pm, the family of Bill Bigger will be planting a Ginkgo tree near the Hope House in his memory. There will be a short dedication and time of prayer. You are welcome to attend – please wear a mask and social distance. Unfortunately, no hugging can happen, but we’ll give air-hugs! We’ll be outside, of course.
Share your Christmas and make a child smile this year by donating to the Yates Toy Store.
Unwrapped toys can be dropped off by our church office. Place them in the labeled covered box by the outside office door between 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Monday –Friday. Someone will bring them inside after 12:00 pm. We will be receiving toys between November 16-20 & November 23-25. Remember to leave the price tag on items so that they can be easily priced.
Suggestions: dolls and accessories dish sets storybooks puzzles coloring books board games trucks and cars action figures balls and bats helmets
Babies: squeeze toys picture books clothes
Teens: CD player earbuds clock radio back pack ball and glove
Welcome Ride 2020 is the inaugural fundraiser to jumpstart the Welcome House Community Network—CBF of North Carolina’s new missions program to extend Christian hospitality in the form of temporary housing and community outreach to vulnerable people in every NC city and town.
Dr. Larry Hovis, CBFNC Executive Coordinator, is getting ready to embark on Welcome Ride 2020. He will cycle from the mountains to Raleigh on October 9-12 to raise awareness and funds for new Christian hospitality sites like Hope House. $3,000 of the $10,000 goal has already been donated.
On Sunday afternoon, October 11, Dr. Hovis plans a rest stop at HVBC and will record a short video that will include Hope House. If you are interested in welcoming Larry to Hope House, please contact the church office. The meeting will be outside, socially distant, and everyone will be wearing masks. The exact meeting time will be determined as we get closer to October 11.
Here’s how you can support Welcome Ride. Go to the CBFNC website and click on Welcome Ride You will then see a link where you can donate using a credit card. You can also make out a check to CBFNC and note Welcome Ride 2020 in the comment line on the lower left portion of your checks.
Checks may be mailed to the HVBC office and will be presented to Dr. Hovis during his stop or you can mail them to CBFNC, 2640 Reynolda Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27106. Thank you for all your prayers and support of this ministry.
The first Sunday in October, October 4 this year, is World Communion Sunday. This has become a time when Christians in every culture break bread and pour the cup to remember and affirm Christ as the Head of the Church. On that day, we remember that we are part of the whole body of believers. Whether shared in a grand cathedral, a mud hut, outside on a hilltop, in a meetinghouse, in a storefront, or in your home, Christians celebrate the communion liturgy in as many ways as there are congregations. During a “normal” year, we would celebrate in our sanctuary mindful that we are interconnected with Christians around the world. Even though we could not see them, we knew that we were bound together by our common commitment to Jesus as Lord. And this year, we will follow our tradition and practice. We will celebrate the Supper in the safety and privacy of our own homes. As you prepare for our Sunday service on YouTube, select some bread and have a cup to drink at the appropriate time during our service.
It’s time to begin filling your shoe boxes for those special children around the world! HVBC COLLECTION is due by November 15.
Online boxes are encouraged but traditional boxes will be accepted. If you would like boxes from Samaritian’s Purse, the cardboard boxes are $.50, and the plastic are $1.50. To keep from going to the store, I encourage everyone to order on-line. Each online box is $25.00, and you choose what you would like in your box. If you need help, please contact Linda Ward. She can order for you and you can pay her $25.00 per box.
Due to the COVID pandemic, the Yates Association Food Pantry has changed the process for donation and distribution of food items. We would like to continue to support this ministry with monetary donations instead of collection of food items. HVBC is one of the designated churches to support this ministry from October through December. Please support this wonderful opportunity to help those in need during this even more challenging time!
You can mail checks to the church office and designate for Yates Association Food Pantry or go online to yatesba.org and click on the “Give Today” link.
Families Moving Forward has started Study Buddies, but are doing so virtually. Study Buddies is moving to an online model and we need at least 20 consistent volunteers.
Study Buddies will occur Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week from 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm. Volunteers are needed for one hour each week, serving the same day of the week each week.
If you are interested in serving as a Study Buddy or can get the word out to others, please contact Families Moving Foward:
Our hope is to provide academic support to all of our school-aged children, helping with homework, practice for upcoming exams or working on projects. If a child does not have homework, we will have other work assigned.
Families Moving Forward has created an orientation for providing virtual academic support for new and returning volunteers. We would LOVE your support in either serving as a volunteer or sharing this opportunity with your network.
As a reminder, all volunteers must be over 18 years old and not enrolled in a DPS school.
We are deeply grateful for your generosity and for the opportunities created for students, faculty and programs because of your commitment. Without this meaningful support, Wake Forest School of Divinity would not be where it is today—and we would not be able to dream as boldly about tomorrow.
Emily Smith, Executive Director Wake Forest University
At World Relief, we are committed to prayerful, efficient and thoughtful stewardship of every donation. With your support, local churches around the globe are growing in their capacity to restore hope and dignity to the vulnerable.