Dan River's Mainstream


Thank You
We appreciate the love offering for Paul’s Nicaraguan mission trip.  Your prayers are appreciated as he ministers with Jennifer Chappell there.
Paul and Karen

You all are such a huge blessing to me and the precious children of Nicaragua!  Thanks for your VBS offering and continued support!
God bless!
Jennifer (Chappell), “Save Them One by One”

Attention all youth!  The Youth will meet at Roma’s Sunday, August 21, at 6:00 PM.  The Youth Budget will cover the cost.  Invite your friends!  For more information, please contact Daniel Barker at 222-0332 or  Look forward to seeing you.

Church-Wide Mission Action
In memory of Fay Satterfield, a life-long educator and child advocate, we are collecting book bags filled with school supplies.  The Book Bag Drive is from July 31-August 21.  All book bags will be displayed in the Sanctuary and blessed on August 21.  If you would like to donate money, Patty Davis, Karen Fisher, or Karen Smith will gladly shop for you.

Attention all DRBC (WEE School, public and private school, Sunday School) teachers:
Teachers are reminded that school supply boxes are just inside the educational building doors. They will remain there for teachers to get items until August 31.  At that time, any remaining school supplies will be given to the Dan River Baptist Association School Supply Ministry.

Please save August 28 for an After Church Luncheon in celebration of and to thank Rev. Riley and Sue for their love and commitment to Dan River during the past 7 months.  We have been so fortunate to have them both as we finalized our search for our new Pastor.  Please plan on attending and thanking them personally.  “Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served.”

Baby Shower for Melanie and Brandon Preston
Randy and Susan Hoskins are going to be grandparents!  Their daughter, Melanie and her husband, Brandon Preston, will be blessed with a baby girl in September.  Gift lists are on Amazon (Melanie Preston) and (Melanie and Brandon Preston, Wendell, NC) if you would like to purchase a gift online.  Also, gift cards from Target and Walmart are an option.  If you prefer to buy a gift, Randy and Susan would be happy to deliver the packages.  A table is set up in the foyer of the sanctuary for gift collection until August 21.  Karen Fisher can do the shopping for you, too.  Contact Karen at 579-1489 if you have questions.  Many thanks!

Appreciating Your Pastor
Many people have complex relationships with their pastors because faith, church and God involve a mix of emotions.  We have particular ideas about church practices, congregational priorities, the minister’s use of time, money, authority and more.
But most pastors are deeply devoted to Christ and believe that God has called them to serve in a certain place.  They have the best of intentions and work hard to share the good news of the gospel.  So, in anticipation of the arrival of our new pastor, consider the following:
God doesn't call the qualified; he qualifies the called.  Your pastor may need time to learn and develop certain skills.  (Everyone does!)  Bless pastors with your patience.
We don't change the message; the message changes us.  You probably won’t like all your pastor’s sermons or newsletter columns.  But instead of complaining, ponder that something may rub you the wrong way because God is trying to change you.  Keep an open mind and heart.
If a church wants a “better” pastor, it just needs to pray for the one it has.  Pray often and caringly for your pastors, church leaders and their families.  The role is challenging, so support them spiritually and ask God to reveal his love and grace to these special servants.


August 18th
WEE Open House

August 22nd
WEE School Classes Begin

August 29th
Halifax County Public Schools Classes Begin

September 5th
Labor Day









Wednesday, August 17
9:00 AM  WEE Workday
10:00 AM  Patty Davis Sunday School Class (Fellowship Hall)
6:00 PM  Choir Practice
7:00 PM  Prayer Concerns/Bible Study

Thursday, August 18
5:00 PM  WEE School Open House

Sunday, August 21
 Book Bag Blessing (In memory of Rosa Fay Satterfield)
  9:45 AM  Sunday School
10:50 AM  Prayer Concerns
11:00 AM  Worship Service
11:00 AM  Children’s Worship

Monday, August 22
9:00 AM  WEE School (Classes Begin)

Tuesday, August 23
9:00 AM  WEE School

Wednesday, August 24
9:00 AM  WEE School
10:00 AM  Patty Davis Sunday School Class (Fellowship Hall)
6:00 PM  Choir Practice
7:00 PM  Prayer Concerns/Bible Study

Thursday, August 25
9:00 AM  WEE School

Friday, August 26
9:00 AM  WEE School

Sunday, August 28
9:45 AM  Sunday School
10:50 AM  Prayer Concerns
11:00 AM  Worship Service
12:00 PM  Church-wide Luncheon
6:00 PM  Youth



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