Dan River's Mainstream

Dan River Seniors with Andy and Opie.


Thank You
Dan River Baptist Church,
Thank you for your generous donation of blessing bucket supplies.  We are thankful for your support.  Together we can help others in need.
                             In His Service
                             God’s Pit Crew

Quarterly Business Meeting
The Quarterly Business meeting is Wednesday, October 10, at 7:00 PM.  The 2019 Proposed Budget will be presented at this meeting.  Dinner is at 6:00 PM.
Deacons/Deacons’ Wives Meetings
The Deacons will meet in the Fellowship Hall Sunday, October 14, at 8:30 AM.
The Deacons Wives will meet in the Library on October 14 at 8:30 AM.  All members are encouraged to attend.  We hope to see everyone there.

World Hunger Sunday
Churches around the country will recognize Sunday, October 14, as World Hunger Sunday.  We will be distributing bread banks on that day and ask that you prayerfully fill your bank and return it to church during the Thanksgiving Eve service Wednesday, November 21.

Children’s Play Practice
Practice for the Children’s Christmas play will begin Sunday, October 14, at 5:00 PM in the Sanctuary.  There will be NO practice November 25.   The children will present the play Sunday, December 16, at 6:00 PM.

Adult Bible Study
It's Not Too Late:  How God Uses Less-than-Perfect People, written by Dr. Tony Evans, is the current Wednesday night Bible study.
Join us Wednesday, October 17, at 7:00 PM for Bible study.

Children’s Harvest Festival
The Children’s Committee is planning a Harvest Festival for the children Friday, October 19, from 5:30-8:30 PM.  There will be lots of games and activities for a night full of fun.  Bring a friend!
The Committee is requesting candy donations and Little Debbie cakes to be used at the Harvest Festival.  Collection boxes are available for your donations.  (Women on Mission is also collecting candy donations so be sure you place candy in the correct collection box.)

Fall Lunch
The Recreation and Fellowship Committee is planning a fall lunch Sunday, October 21, immediately following the worship service.

Mission Action
We are collecting individually wrapped candy for local nursing homes’ safe trick or treating activities.  Boxes have been placed around the church for your donations.  The deadline for candy is October 21.  (The Children’s Committee is also collecting candy donations so be sure you place candy in the correct collection box.)

Trunk or Treat - October 31 -6:00 PM
Come open your trunks filled with candy and other treats.  You may prefer to help the Outreach Team share information about church activities.  Enjoy a hot dog.  Fun for everyone!

Women on Mission Groups Formed
Do you believe in the power of prayer?  Do you believe missionaries need our prayers and support, and that we can do mission work here at Dan River Baptist?  If so, we need you, and we invite you to join our Women on Mission groups.  We meet monthly to pray for missionaries, learn about missionaries, and do hands-on mission work.   We have a daytime group and an evening group which will provide you an opportunity to attend a meeting that fits into your schedule.  Join us on October 11 at 10:30 in the Children’s Church room or October 16 at 7:00 in the Fellowship Hall. You will be blessed and you will be a blessing.  Questions?  Contact Patty Davis at 572-7224 or Karen Smith at 579-4004.

First Annual Golf Adventure
We are planning to have our first annual "Golf Adventure" on Thursday, November 1.  This is open to anyone that wants to come and join us for a day of fun and laughter.  The destination is not known yet, but we will probably go somewhere for breakfast and then travel to one of the nicer golf courses in the area.  This is open to anyone that wants to join us.  See Hal McGaughey or Tim Davis to sign up or ask any questions.

Give to Hurricane Florence Response
Your gifts will support direct response efforts to help those affected by Hurricane Florence.  Your tax-deductible contribution can be made through the church, online or by mail.
We’re glad we can count on you to help us respond today and rebuild tomorrow after Hurricane Florence.
100% of your contribution supports recovery efforts, meeting the needs of families impacted by the storm.
In the memo, mark your check for “BGAV Disaster Relief.”

Car Maintenance Class
The Outreach Team is sponsoring a Car Maintenance Class for current young drivers and potential future drivers.  The class will be held Saturday, November 3, from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.  Raymond Butler will be teaching the car maintenance portion of the class and Matt Rich (Young Life) will be providing a biblical lesson.  Lunch will be included.

Getting to Know the Church
The Outreach Team would like to survey the congregation on their interest in attending a “Getting to Know Dan River Baptist Church” seminar.  The purpose of the seminar would be to familiarize any current, new or potential members with the scope of the Dan River Baptist Church Organization, Activities and Missions.  The event would be scheduled when 10 to 20 individuals requested to participate.  It would last around 2 - 3 hours, occur on a Sunday afternoon and would include snacks or dinner.  If you would like to learn more about your church or if you are willing to help present, please contact Hal McGaughey, Homer Young or Gail Martin in the church office to let us know of your interest.

Part Time Youth and Children’s Leader
Dan River Baptist Church in beautiful South Boston, VA is seeking a part time (8-10 hours a week) youth and children’s leader who has a passion for Jesus and a desire to share God’s love with children, youth and their families in the context of the local church.  The role is to lead, motivate and expand the youth and children’s (5 – 18’s) ministries.  We are looking for an energetic individual who is eager to work with our youth and children.  A background check will be required.  To apply please send your resume to Youth Pastor Search, 1228 Dan River Church RD., Halifax, VA 24558 or see someone on the Personnel Committee.

Focus Southside (A DRBA Ministry)
October 1 –3 1
Each DRBA church is invited to participate in this community project event.

Minister to Your Ministers
In honor of Clergy Appreciation Month, use these alphabetical reminders of how to treat your pastors:
Accept them as people.
Build them up.  Say “thank you.”
Communicate with them.
Defend them when someone tries to run them down.
Entertain them.  They like to have fun, too!
Family.  Allow them to have a family life.
Genuine.  Be honest with them.  Be yourself around them.
Honor them.  Don’t put them on a pedestal, but respect them.
Income.  Pay them enough so money isn’t a concern.
Judge not!  Avoid being critical.
Kind.  Treat pastors as you want to be treated.
Love.  See 1 Corinthians 13.
Maintain.  Their families have the same needs as other families.
Nurture.  Help them grow in grace.
Offer to help.  The list of things you can do is endless.
Pray for them.  Lift up their names to God daily.
Quelch not.  Encourage instead!
Rejoice in and with them.
Surprise them — in little and big ways.
Trust them.  Believe in them.
Understand them.  Put yourself in their place.
Vacation.  They need time away.
Welcome them into your home.  Don’t wait for an invitation.
eXpend yourself, not them.
Yoke.  Help them bear their burdens with grace and dignity.
Zap all gossip!


October 1st -31st
Focus Southside

October 1st-31st
Clergy Appreciation Month

October 7th
World Communion Day

October 10th
Quarterly Business Meeting

October 14th
World Hunger Sunday

October 14th
Pastor Appreciation Sunday

October 21st
Church-wide Fall Lunch

October 31st
Trunk or Treat








 Monday, October 1 – Wednesday, October 31
Focus Southside

Tuesday, October 9
9:00 AM  Wee School
1:00 PM  Audit Committee

Wednesday, October 10
9:00 AM  Wee School (Police Visit)
6:00 PM  Fellowship Supper
7:00 PM  Mission Friends
7:00 PM  Prayer Meeting/Quarterly Business Meeting

Thursday, October 11
9:00 AM  Wee School
10:30 AM  Zelma Woody Circle (Library)
6:30 PM  God’s Girls Teen Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)

Friday, October 12
9:00 AM  Wee School (Firemen Visit)
5:00 PM  Smith/Lacks Wedding Rehearsal and Dinner

Saturday, October 13
4:00 PM  Smith/Lacks Wedding

Sunday, October 14
World Hunger Sunday
Pastor Appreciation Sunday
8:30 AM  Deacons and Deacons’ Wives
9:45 AM  Sunday School
10:45 AM  Deacons’ Prayer Group
11:00 AM  Morning Worship Service
6:00 PM  Youth (Activity and Bible Study)   5:00 PM  Children’s Play Practice (Sanctuary)

Monday, October 15
  9:00 AM  Wee School

Tuesday, October 16
9:00 AM  Wee School
7:00 PM  Women on Mission (Fellowship Hall)

Wednesday, October 17
9:00 AM  Wee School
6:00 PM  Adult Choir
7:00 PM  Mission Friends
7:00 PM  Prayer Meeting/Adult Bible Study

Thursday, October 18
9:00 AM  Wee School
4:30 PM  Old Country Steak House (Senior Adults)
6:30 PM  God’s Girls Teen Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)

Friday, October 19
9:00 AM  Wee School
5:30 PM  Children’s Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 20
King’s Dominion Halloween Haunt (Youth)

Sunday, October 21
9:45 AM  Sunday School
10:45 AM  Deacons’ Prayer Group
11:00 AM  Morning Worship Service
12:30 PM  Fall Lunch
5:00 PM  Girl Scouts (Old Fellowship Hall)



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