Mount Gilead Baptist Church
Thursday, July 29, 2021

Online Bulletin and Prayer List

July 4th, 2021

As we celebrate our freedom that America stands for, let us always remember that our true freedom is not an outwardly one, but an inner one. Jesus says in John 8: 24 “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin.” But in Christ we are no longer bound by sin as it says in Romans 8: 2 “For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” So let us celebrate our earthly freedoms, but let us also celebrate the true freedom that we have in Christ, whatever our circumstances.

 In Christ,

Pastor Benjamin Boyd


“Carry each other’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the Law of Christ.” Gal. 6:2 (NIV)

Jimmy & Kim Sayles, Son & Daughter-in-law of Anne Sayles                           Sean O’Brien              Marshall Hopkins

Al & Harriet VanDusen, Tod’s Parents                                                                Jay Whanger               Pam Rose

Hazel Melton, Cousin of Henry W.                                                                       Bob White                     Patsy Woodson

Crystal George, Daughter of Linda P.                                                                Temple & Sandra Payne                                               

Ralph Bickley, Friend of Peggy J.                                                                       Becky May field, Niece of Judy McKinney                                                                                                                           

 Jennifer Moore, Friend of Anne Sayles                                                              Tara Hourihan             David Shelton                                                                                                                        

Beverly Carr, Sister of George                                                                              Linda Garnett, Niece of Lucille B.                                                                                                                                                 

Bob & Mallory Boyd, New Fire for Christ in Africa

The Families of JoAnn Glass, Lucille Beasley & Albert Cutright in their bereavement

Our Country & Leaders, Our Community, World, Our Church, Each Other, Those that serve & protect us daily, Unspoken Requests     

Prayer requests may be sent to Pastor Ben at 757-553-1117, e-mail  or to Blanche at 804-898-4529. E-mail

blanche@mountgileadbc.netIf  you wish a prayer letter sent, please provide an address.                                                                                           



We are continuing the drive through Food Pantry.  The Food Pantry is in need of canned green peas, five pound bags of sugar, cooking oil.  Other shelf items and hygiene items are welcome. If you have extra vegetables in your garden, please consider sharing them with our food pantry clients. The following are the scheduled dates for the next few weeks. 

July 8th – 10:00 – 11:00 AM     

July 22nd – 10:00 – 11:00 AM

The following is the quarterly report for the Food Pantry Ministry.     We served 197 families and 415 people!!

                  71 people age 0 – 17

                  172 people age 18 – 59

                  172 people age 60 plus


If you are interested in receiving communications from our church on a regular basis, either by e-mail or US Postal Service, please give the necessary information to Blanche.  I would, also, appreciate any informative information you can provide to enhance the communication in these publications. Also, if your address or e-mail has changed for some reason, it is your responsibility to let Blanche know. Thank you in advance.          NOTE:  If you know someone , whether member or visitor, who is not getting the newsletter and would like to receive it, please sign them up or have them sign up on the sheet provided in the Vestibule.


Please prayerfully consider your giving each week.  Our weekly budget need  for the General Fund is $1,725 & the weekly Building Fund need is $470.  You will be getting information on a regular basis in the first publication of each month for the previous  month’s  offering.  

Total Tithes & Offerings for June      $ 6,644.00

                                                              Total Building Fund Donations         5,362.25

                                                              Total Food Pantry Donations              1,100.00

                                                               Memorial Fund Donation                        50.00                                                             

Vacation Bible School

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be July 26th – 29th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM each evening. Registrations are on the Church website or they may be picked up in the Vestibule. Mark your calendar and plan now to attend.  THEME – “Knights of North Castle” – Armor up with  truth, justice, peace, faith and Salvation.


Preschool Registration is now open for the 2021 – 2022 School Year.  Registration fees are $40.


EACH Wednesday at 7:00 PM, the virtual study will be on Psalms.   Feel  free to join us and participate.  If you have questions, please see Pastor Ben.

July 6th – 5:30 PM – Fitness Class

7:00 PM – Deacon’s Meeting

July 8th – 10:00 – 11:00 AM – Drive Through  Food Pantry

10:30 – 11:30 AM – Prayer Group

5:30 PM – Fitness Class


July 15th – 10:30 – 11:30 AM – Prayer Group

July 18 – NOON – Discussion Meeting

(Regarding what you missed and felt important during the pandemic.

What direction do we want to pursue as we resume more normal

activities and seek God’s leading for the future of our Church.  For

more information see Pastor Ben.)

July 22nd – 10:00 – 11:00 AM – Drive Through Food Pantry

10:30 – 11:30 AM -  Prayer Group

5:30 PM – Fitness Class

July 26th – 29th – 6:30 – 8:30 PM – VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL


Blessings to everyone, be safe and remember to pray for one another!!!!