Individually wrapped candy donations are needed for our Easter Egg hunt on April 20th. Please provide candy that will not melt in the sun and drop off donations in the fellowship hall.
Lids to Benches for Camp Crossroads
Our WMU is collecting plastic caps and lids that will be transformed into beautiful benches for Camp Crossroads. Please rinse your lids and caps and place them in the box in the main vestibule. Acceptable caps and lids include the following:
Medicine Bottle Caps Milk Jug Caps Detergent Bottle Caps Hair Spray Caps Toothpaste Tube Caps Deoderant Caps Drink Bottle Caps Flip Top Caps (Catsup, etc) Spout Caps (Mustard, etc) Spray Paint Caps Ointment Tube Caps Mayonnaise Jar Lids Yogurt Lids Peanut Butter Jar Lids Cool Whip Container Lids Coffee Can Lids Cottage Cheese Container Lids Butter Container Lids Cream Cheese Container Lids Caps with Recycle number 2, 4 or 5 Prescription Bottles With Labels Removed
Standing Rock Indian Reservation
Until the end of May our WMU is collecting items needed by the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Please place new items in the box provided in the main vestibule. Requested items include:
Children's Socks and Underwear Shoes for Children and Adults Small Stuffed Animals Children's Books Stickers Small Prizes for Children in VBS
Care Bags for Liberty Dialysis Center
Our WMU would like to ask for your help in creating 200 "Care Bags" for the Liberty Dialysis Center in Petersburg. The bags will be given to patients who spend up to 4 hours a day, 3 days a week at the Dialysis Center. We would like to help in making the patient's time there as comfortable as possible. Please help us by placing the following items in the boxes in the vestibule:
Small packs of tissues
Small tubes of lotion
Puzzle books (crosswords, suduko)
Hard candy - mints, fruity flavors
Crackers - no cheese Low salt Popcorn/pretzels
Vanilla cookies (small packs)
Notes of encouragement
Hatian Medical Clinic
Jenny Jenkins of Petersburg is serving as a missionary to Haiti where she is working to build a medical clinic. She has all of the necessary permits and is trying to raise $44,000 needed to cover construction costs. The Oakland WMU is currently accepting donations for this much needed medical facility. To contribute, please make your check payable to OBC with a notation of "Haiti Medical Clinic" or if you prefer you can send your donation directly to: Mountain Clinic Project. #86153 Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) P O Box 102972 Atlanta, GA. 30368-2972
Mission Trip: Deep Impact 2019
The week of June 30th - July 6th we'll be taking our mission trip to Fort Caswell, NC. Please consider using this week to make a DEEP IMPACT for Christ. We will need adult chaperones so be praying about how God will use you in 2019 to DEEPLY IMPACT His kingdom.
Hope Center of Petersburg
Lunches are being served daily at the Hope Center in Petersburg (operated by Downtown Churches United). They have a need for donations of food, money, and volunteers to serve the lunches. Volunteers from OBC help regularly, but more are needed. If you're interested in helping out please contact: Downtown Churches United at (804)722-0321. Linda Ruffin is the Lunch coordinator. More info is available at dcuhopecenter.org
Bexley Mobile Home Park Clothes Closet
If you have clothing items to donate to the Bexley Mobile Home Park Clothes Closet please see Paul Burroughs for the church trailer's lock combination so you can place the items in the trailer. When the trailer is full, someone will deliver the clothing to the mobile home park.
Spokes Bicycle Ministry
Throughout the year we collect bicycles in any condition to be used in our spokes ministry. Bicycles are refurbished to like new condition to be distributed to children in need at Christmas time. If a bicycle is not in good enough shape to be refurbished we'd love to have it anyway as we may be able to use some of the parts on other bicycles. Please leave bicycle donations behind the church and contack Keith Frazier or Charles Dunn if you have any questions.
Pregnancy Support Center of the Tri-Cities, Inc
The Pregnancy Support Center of the Tri-Cities is an avenue for those who are facing an unplanned pregnancy regardless of race or social status to experience the love and care of Jesus. They provide many services for clients to educate them and help them get back on their feet. Services include pregnancy tests, peer councuiling, material needs, parenting classes and much more. As a non-profit organization these services are made possible by donations from churches and individuals in the community. Please prayerfully consider how God can use your help in the coming year. Some of the ways you can help include:
Get involved in one of their fund raising events
Host a baby shower
Pray for this life saving ministry.
For more information go to www.pregnancytricities.org or call (804)861-5517