Welcome Ride 2020

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.

World Communion Sunday

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.

Operation Christmas Child

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.

Linda Ward

Yates Food Pantry Opportunities

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.

Thank you for your support!
The Missions Team

Families Moving Forward – Study Buddies!

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.

Please reach out to Tasha Melvin, Director of Partnerships & Programs if you have any questions!

With Gratitude

Hope Valley Baptist Church,

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

Hope Valley Baptist Church,

Thank you for your gift to World Relief.

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.

Scott Arbeiter, President
World Relief

With Gratitude …

Hope Valley Baptist Church,
At an unprecedented time like this, knowing there are others that embody generosity is humbling and inspiring. Thank you so much for your very kind and recent gift to the Divinity School Annual Fund.

The fact you are thinking of Campbell University and our students, at what is a worrying and difficult time for us all, speaks volumes of your kindness and compassion. Your generosity represents what is good about humanity and will be what helps us all get through this current crisis together.

Thank you and God bless!
Britt J. Davis
Campbell University

Hope Valley Baptist Church,
We were honored to receive your recent gift in support of the ministry happening worldwide through the Baptist World Alliance. Thank you for your generosity. Especially in this uncertain time, your partnership is having an impact around the world for the Kingdom of God. May the Lord continue to use you and bless you!

Rev. Elijah M. Brown
Baptist World Alliance

Local Missions Continue

Thanks to you, the Summer Snacks Project is still going great!
We delivered 75 more snack bags to McDougald Terrace on July 25, which brings the total delivered so far to 227 bags of food for families.

The final Summer Snack delivery to the McDougald community will be on Saturday, August 15. Members willing to make final financial or food donations should make the do-nation by Friday, August 14.

If you would like to help with assembly of bags, please meet at 11:00 am at the church, enter through office door. Please wear your mask. Contact Julie Stoops or the church office

Thanks again, to all those who have helped support with food and/or financial donations, packing and delivery!

Thanks For Giving

Dear Hope Valley Baptist Church,
I am grateful to write, on behalf of the Baptist Retirement Homes of North Carolina, this letter acknowledging your congregation’s recent gift to the ministry of our institution. Please know that these monies are used to help under-write the cost of providing care to Older Adults living across the state who have limited financial resources and are unable to pay for the quality institutional service that they need. We truly appreciate your church family’s financial support of this important ministry, and we covet your prayers in these trying times.

L. Keith Dixon
Baptist Retirement Homes of NC

Dear Hope Valley Baptist Church,
Thank you for your kind gift to the Baptist House of Studies. Support like this makes possible the formation of future Christian leaders. We are grateful for your support of the Duke Divinity School, and truly appreciate your partnership.

Grace and peace,
Dan Struble
Associate Dean for External Relations
Duke Divinity School

Thanks to you, the Summer Snacks Project is going great!
We delivered 42 bags of food two weeks ago and this past week we shared 60 more bags for families at McDougald Terrace!

We are planning another distribution on July 11. If you would like to help with the packing and/or delivery of the food to the director of McDougald Terrace, contact the church office.

Thanks again, to all those who have helped support with food and/or financial donations, packing and delivery !

Summer Snacks Project

Since Operation InasMuch is on hold due to COVID-19 precautions, we have a new opportunity to serve others in our community. The Missions Team would like to kick off a project to provide some easy lunch or snack items for families at McDougall Terrace in Durham. We have been in contact with the activity director at the community and she has given us a list of specific food items that would be appreciated.

  • Canned Chicken
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Pasta Meals
  • Canned Ravioli
  • Canned Tuna
  • Cereal Bars
  • Graham Crackers
  • Granola Bars
  • Jelly (Plastic Containers Please)
  • Mac & Cheese Instant Cups
  • Peanut Butter
  • Plastic Fruit Cups
  • Snack Crackers

There are different ways you can help!

  • You can participate by purchasing any of these items and dropping them off at the church, we will have a covered plastic bin out-side the office door where they can be placed.
  • If you would rather participate by giving a monetary donation, the missions team will purchase the needed items. Please make checks payable to HVBC and designate – Summer Snacks Project.
  • If you would like to be a contact person to help with the delivery of the food to the director at McDougall Terrace, contact the church office.

Please have food or monetary donations to the church by Monday, June 22.
Thank you in advance for your help with this mission opportunity to serve others!