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  • Melvin William Bane family
  • Kathleen Cassada Bass Johnson family
  • Dallas Wade Campbell family (Anna Bowen’s grandfather)

Thank You
Dan River Baptist Church Family,
It is interesting how as a child it seemed that Christmas took forever to get here but as I have grown older, I have noticed that it seems to come and go faster with each passing year.   Unfortunately, we have numerous things crammed into our schedule’s around Christmas time, whether it be decorating and preparation, shopping, parties, etc., that when the big day comes it seems to fly by, in what seems like minutes; then it is time to pack away all the decorations until next year.   With all the extra events that we have during the Christmas season, it is often difficult to catch up with all our church family here at Dan River Baptist Church.  
During this past Christmas season, my family and I were moved by the number of Christmas cards, calls, and texts that we received from everyone here at DRBC wishing us a Merry Christmas.   We were also incredibly humbled by the gifts received from our DRBC church family.  I would like to take this time to thank each one of you for the gifts and your displays of love and support since my family and I have joined DRBC and since the beginning of my ministry.  It has indeed been a blessing to be part of a church that is supportive and committed to spreading the Gospel and making disciples.  As I write this, I am reminded of the words that Paul wrote to the church in Philippi as recorded in Philippians 1:3, “I thank my God every time I remember you.”  I look forward to what Our Heavenly Father has planned for DRBC in 2019 and I am confident that if we keep Christ at the center of our hearts, lives and ministries we can help others know Jesus Christ personally and make Him known universally. 
Your brother in Christ,
Dustin Francis


Congratulations
Congratulations to Jason and Megan Ferrell on the birth of Sawyer Bishop Ferrell, born Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 8:34 AM., weighing 8 lbs. 4 oz. and measuring 20” long.  Big brother is Graham.  Proud grandparents are Jimmy and Linda Bishop.

2019 Offering Envelopes
2019 offering envelopes have been placed in classrooms and at the entrance to the Sanctuary.  You may contact the church office if you are unable to locate your box of envelopes.


January Church Calendars
No newsletter was published in December.  There are copies of the January Church Calendar at the entrances to the Sanctuary.


2019 Winter Bible Study
The 2019 Winter Bible Study is The Letters to the Seven Churches; Revelation 1-3.  There will be 2 sessions each week.  The morning session will be a 11:00 AM and the evening session at 7:00 PM.  The study will begin Wednesday, January 16.


“Souper” Bowl of Caring
Once again this year, we will participate in the Souper Bowl of Caring.  Throughout the month of January our church-wide mission project will be the collection of non-perishable food items for the Good Samaritan, which is currently in dire need.  Needs are canned meats, powdered milk, peanut butter, beans, canned fruit, etc. There is also a need for coats, hats, and gloves for all ages.  Boxes will be in the usual places for food donations, and clothing donations may be placed in permanent Good Samaritan box at entrance to Educational Building.  See Karen Smith if you have questions or want her to shop for you.
On February 3, a special offering will be taken for The Good Samaritan.


Cemetery Guidelines Revised
At the quarterly business meeting Wednesday, January 9, The Cemetery Committee presented updated Dan River Baptist Church Cemetery Regulations and made a motion that these be accepted and adopted by the church in order to protect and maintain the dignity and beauty of our cemetery grounds and to ensure that proper care is taken of the grounds and the members and loved ones resting there.  The eleven regulations listed were read and discussed individually.  The motion for the new regulations with amendments was made and adopted by voice vote at the meeting.
Copies of the new regulations are at the entrances to the Sanctuary.
Due to these changes effective February 1, 2019, the price of lots will increase.  Any member interested in purchasing lots might like to consider doing so prior to the first.  Cemetery Committee members are Bill Childrey, Coordinator, Mike Adams, Assistant Coordinator and Odie Lewis.  You can see any of these men for more information.

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.

Upcoming
Events


January 16th
Winter Bible Study Begins

February 3rd
Baptist Men’s Day











 

 

 








 

 

 

CALENDAR OF MINISTRIES

Tuesday, January 15
9:00 AM  WEE School
7:00 PM  Women on Mission (Fellowship Hall)


Wednesday, January 16
9:00 AM  WEE School
11:00 AM  Winter Bible Study
6:00 PM  Adult Choir Practice
7:00 PM  Mission Friends
7:00 PM  Prayer Meeting/Winter Bible Study


Thursday, January 17
9:00 AM  WEE School
6:30 PM  God’s Girls Teen Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)


Friday, January 18
Lee-Jackson Holiday


Sunday, January 20
9:45 AM  Sunday School
10:45 AM  Deacons’ Prayer Group
11:00 AM  Morning Worship Service


Monday, January 21
Martin Luther King Day


Tuesday, January 22
9:00 AM  WEE School


Wednesday, January 23
9:00 AM  WEE School
11:00 AM  Winter Bible Study
6:00 PM  Adult Choir Practice
7:00 PM  Mission Friends
7:00 PM  Prayer Meeting/Winter Bible Study


Thursday, January 24
  9:00 AM  WEE School
6:30 PM  God’s Girls Teen Bible Study (Fellowship Hall)


Friday, January 25
9:00 AM  WEE School


Saturday, January 26
10:30 AM  Devotions at Berry Hill Health and Rehab Center


Sunday, January 27
9:45 AM  Sunday School
10:45 AM  Deacons’ Prayer Group
11:00 AM  Morning Worship Service
6:00 PM  Youth

 

 

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