But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8 (NIV)
Our task a Goochland Baptist Church is to be witnesses in Goochland County, VA and to the end of the earth. We partner with a variety of faith groups, non-profits, individuals, and other organizations locally, nationally, and internationally and consider it a privilege that we can make a difference in our community and beyond. Adults, youth, and children at GBC have participated in a variety of service projects over the years. Below are just a of the ways you can help.
PANDEMIC MISSION OPPORTUNITIES
In 2021, Goochland Baptist will be partnering with Goochland Cares and Caritas to help meet the needs of the most vulnerable in our region. Both organizations are widely respected and in touch with the greatest needs of our neighbors. We're collecting the essentials that an individual or family may need: food, clothes, and household items (sheets, bedding, etc.) , and baby food. Goochland Cares and Caritas will continue sharing with us their highest priority needs. We'll continue to share those with you!
On Saturday, February 6, we'll have a volunteer day at Goochland Cares to help sort and stock their clothes and food pantry. Meet at Goochland Cares at 9:30. For more information, contact the church office.
Our community has been blessed by the generosity, gifts, and time of the GBC family. You've made masks, donated food, and even built tables for those in need- all during a pandemic. The giving of your time and talents, as well as your financial gifts, help share the hope of Jesus Christ.
GBC ministers to the hungry in our community through the Neighbors Food Pantry which is housed in St. Matthews United Methodist Church. We join other churches in the community to provide staple goods for the pantry. Current needs are: cereal, peanut butter, jam, pasta and pasta sauces, canned fruits and vegetables. When you shop for groceries, would you consider purchasing an extra item for the food pantry? Leave your donations in the designated box under the coat rack outside the Multipurpose Room of the New Building. They are taken to St. Matthews each Thursday.
BROWN BAG MINISTRY
We help provide weekend meals and snacks to Goochland Elementary School in need through our Brown Bag Ministry. We typically provide over-sized brown bags with two breakfasts, two dinners, pudding, applesauce, and several snacks. Over the past seven years, we have been averaging approximately 35 bags and deliver them every Friday during the school year.
If you would like to help with this ministry, you can make donations of individually wrapped store bought items such as oatmeal, pop tarts, granola bars, goldfish, pretzels, applesauce, pudding, snack size Chef Boy R Dee, and easy Mac 'n' Cheese. You can also make monetary donations to the program by writing a check to Goochland Baptist with Brown Bag Ministry written in the subject line.
MEALS ON WHEELS
As a service to some of the most vulnerable in our community, members of our church family deliver meals to homebound families on a regular basis. If you'd like to help deliver meals, contact our church office.