Bulletin 9/20/20

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We will have one worship service this Sunday at 9 a.m.  Join us in the sanctuary or the fellowship hall, or listen from the parking lot on 102.9 FM.

Please join us for Sunday School following the worship service.  We will have one adult class in the fellowship hall and one in the classroom beside the office.  Youth will meet in the pavilion and children (K-5th) will meet upstairs beside the nursery.

Our Wednesday night/Thursday morning Bible study has resumed.  Join Pastor Don Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. or Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.

When you give to the Alma Hunt Offering for Virginia Missions, you are joining your gifts with those of many other Virginia Baptists as we work to share the love of Christ across the Commonwealth of Virginia and with the whole world.  To give to this offering, mark your donation for the Alma Hunt Offering and drop it in the offering plate.  Thank you for giving!

It’s time for Operation Christmas Child!  Each year we pack shoebox gifts with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies to be sent to children around the world through Samaritan’s Purse.  Pick up a box and a label from the foyer outside the church office, fill your box with gifts, enclose a check for $9.00 to cover shipping, and return your box to the church by Sunday, November 1.

Blessing Bags

Women on Mission will continue filling Blessing Bags this fall.  As cooler weather approaches, I would like to continue our collection of items to fill our blessing bags.  Some of you have committed to purchasing articles for our bags and have brought them to the church.  Thank you for that.  There is a basket outside the church office and a container in the foyer.  Remember we would like to fill at least 50 bags.  To prevent duplication and to ensure we receive a variety of items, we have placed a form on the bulletin board by the library for you to select the item or items you would like to donate.  This will let us know how many of each item we can expect and what we will need to complete our bags.  You may select one or more items off the board or select some of the items below and place them in the designated areas.

As the temperatures get colder our blessing bags will be much needed for those out in the elements. I am also asking that these items be brought in by Sunday, October 18. At that time, we will assemble the bags and have them ready for you to take and pass out to those in need. If you have questions, please contact Mary Etta Summerville. Thank you for your continued support.

Women on Mission
Mary Etta Summerville

Blessing Bag items needed:

Band-aids Soap Gloves
Toothbrushes & toothpaste Lotion (small bottles) Hand warmers
Combs Chapstick Toe warmers
Wet Ones packages Rain poncho Gum
Washcloths Small flashlights Crackers (peanut butter, cheese)
Mini tissue packs Stocking caps Mints or hard candy
Shampoo (small bottles) Socks


From Our Service 9/13/20

Daily Devotionals

One Service: Indoor and Drive-in

Worship with us!  This Sunday, September 20, we will have one combined service at 9 a.m.  Join us in the sanctuary or the fellowship hall, or listen from the parking lot on 102.9 FM.

If you plan to attend the indoor service, we appreciate you letting us know so we know how many to expect.  Click here to sign up for the indoor service.  We look forward to seeing you!

From Our Service 9/6/20


From Our Service 8/30/20



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Operation Christmas Child

It’s time for Operation Christmas Child! Each year we fill shoeboxes with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies to be sent to children around the world through Samaritan’s Purse.

• Pick up a box and a label from the foyer outside the church office
• Fill your box with small toys, school supplies, non-liquid hygiene items, accessories, etc.
• Enclose a check payable to Haran Baptist Church for $9.00 to cover shipping
• Return your box to the church by Sunday, November 1, 2020.

No liquids, no toothpaste, no candy or food, and no breakable items.

Please make your check out to Haran Baptist Church (NOT to Samaritan’s Purse). This makes it easier for us to ensure that shipping is covered for all our boxes. We will then pay for all the boxes at once and we’ll be able to track where they’re sent. Over the past several years our boxes have gone to Colombia, Peru, Ghana, Togo, Angola, Burundi, and Zambia.

Please put your check inside your box. If you’re packing multiple boxes, you can write one check for all of them and leave it inside one of your boxes.

• Toys: Small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, small Etch A Sketch, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky, etc.
• School Supplies: Pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, stamps and ink pad sets, writing pads or paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books
• Hygiene Items: Toothbrush, mild bar soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth, etc.
• Other: T-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries)
• A Personal Note: In a separate envelope, you may enclose a note to the child and a photo of yourself or your family. (If you include your name and address, the child may write back.)



  • Used or damaged items
  • War-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures
  • Candy, chocolate or food
  • Toothpaste
  • Liquids or lotions
  • Medications or vitamins
  • Breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers
  • Aerosol cans


Visit the Operation Christmas Child website for gift suggestions, FAQs about what can be included in your box, stories from children who have received shoeboxes, and more.

What goes into the box is fun…what comes out is eternal. Every gift-filled shoebox is a powerful tool for evangelism and discipleship—transforming the lives of children and their families around the world through the good news of Jesus Christ!


Prayer Walk

(We will spread out more than this!)

Prayer Walk for Back Creek Elementary
Sunday, August 23, 6:00 p.m.

Join us at the school on Sunday, August 23 as we circle the building in prayer for the students, teachers, and staff at Back Creek and seek God’s guidance and protection for them during the new school year. This is a community event and everyone is welcome to come join in!