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Hold on to Hope by Rachel Jones

This Sunday marks the First Sunday of Advent. The second beginning of an advent season amid the global pandemic and we lean in once again, to light the candle of hope. If you’re like me, you either scoff at the idea of hope --in this economy?-- or you’re overwhelmed...

Thanksgiving Reflection 2021 by Terry Maples, CBFVA Coordinator

“In everything give thanks, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18   The season of thanks giving is here again! Regularly acknowledging our blessings seems to come naturally to most of us. We can agree pausing to voice gratitude to God...

Summit 2022!

Location: Williamsburg Baptist Church Date: March 25-27 Cost: 120 per person Theme: This year, our theme is "Dwell." Our speaker, Meg Lacy Vega, will be helping us to consider how to "dwell" in a world where everyone seems so divided. How do we live in community...

My Passport Story by Anna Beamer…Age 20

When I was 13, I went on my first mission trip to Passport Missions in Florida. This trip absolutely changed my life. Before this trip, I knew God, but at Passport, it finally felt like God knew me. God spoke to me that summer, telling me that Passport was where I was...

Where it belongs….by Mark Mofield

Almost 20 years ago, Amy and I bought a breakfast table and chairs set for our new home in Gibsonville, NC. It wasn’t fancy or costly, but it survived almost 20 years of meals, card games, school projects, and a couple of moves. There were the accompanying scrapes and...

Dream for a clinic becomes reality in Haiti mountains by Jenny Jenkins

Answering the call to build a clinic in a remote community in the mountains of Haiti has a set of unique challenges.  As we prayed about and started this project, it came about only because of a community that was willing to put the sweat equity into this project, to...

Blog-Val Fisk. Rev., University Baptist in Charlottesville

I was called by University Baptist Church in August of 2020 with the purpose of diving headfirst into student ministry, both continuing to build upon our existing youth ministry, and beginning to build a kind of college student outreach that UBC is perfectly situated...