Mount Gilead Baptist Church
Sunday, October 17, 2021

Online Bulletin and Prayer List

OCTOBER 1, 2021

If you are like me then it is hard to believe October is already here! But we can take comfort in knowing that, even as time moves by quickly, God is steady and unchanging, and He is in control. As Jesus says in Revelation 22: 13 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end..” Life is full of chaos, but God is our firm foundation. Let us look to Him in every season.

 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)

Hazel Melton, Cousin of Henry W.                                               Pam Rose

Crystal George, Daughter of Linda P.                                         Jay Whanger

Ralph Bickley, Friend of Peggy J.                                               Temple & Sandra Payne

Jennifer Moore, Friend of Anne Sayles                                       Patsy Woodson

Eddie Bratton                                                                              Jeff Barrett, Friend of Cathy D.

Linda Garnett, Cousin of Peggy J.                                              Charles Rosson, Brother of Marian Payne

Tara Hourihan                                                                            Edna Messick

Jeff Keith                                                                                       Norman Proffitt

Ronda D’Amore                                                                           Jennie Wilshire, Sister of Ronda

William Condrey, Cousin of Blanche                                         Jennifer Layton

Sarah Garner, PS Mom, friend of Glenda                                  Edna & Allen Griffin, Friends of Blanche

Dorann, Sister of Linda Beasley                                                 Kyle Proctor, Brother-in-law of Sue Hughes


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  If 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 spaghetti sauce, green peas, corn & cooking oil. We will have the drive through every other week.  The following are the scheduled dates for the next few weeks.

October 14th

October 28th

November 11th


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 contact Blanche.


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 September     $  6,787.00

Total Building Fund Donations                  1,140.00              

Stew Fund Donations                                      100.00


Many thanks for the great auction items that were sent in for the preschool auction.  Your support is so important to our preschool ministry! Our preschoolers are enjoying each day as they learn about Our Father’s World.  They have studied creation, learned about the Good Samaritan, and have started to learn the alphabet through God’s creations – S for Sun! The children have brought in foods for the food pantry that begin with the letter S – sugar, soup, salt, spaghetti, etc. Betsy Q has visited to sing songs.  The Goochland 4-H program is teaming with  us this year to provide fun lessons.  Our Pre-K students made solar ovens to make Smore’s, designed sun dials and experimented with the sun’s heat by determining what would melt. All of our preschoolers made suncatchers as well.  Preschool is off to a great start!


EACH Tuesday & Thursday at 5:30 PM – will be fitness class unless otherwise noted.

EACH Monday through Thursday at 9 – NOON – will be Preschool unless otherwise noted.

EACH Thursday  at 10:30 – 11:30 AM – Prayer Group

October 3rd – Lord’s Supper Service

October 5th – 7:00 PM -  Deacon’s Meeting

October 10th – DEADLINE for Appalachia Project

                                                                                     3:00 – 5:00 PM – Goshen Fall Mission Celebration – Perkins

October 14th –  10:00 – 11:00 AM – Drive Through Food Pantry

October 15th – 10:00 – 11:30 AM – Goochland Mom’s & Kids Fellowship

October 16th – 7:00 PM – Relay Bingo

October 18th – 7:30 PM – Regular Quarterly Church Business Meeting

October 25 – 9 – NOON – Preschool

October 26th – NO Preschool – Parent/Teacher Conference

                                                                            10:00 AM – Goshen Association Fall Meeting  - Mine Road

                                                                                (Messengers: Cathy D., Addison & Linda Beasley, Vicky, Ida

                                                                                 Mae, Ronda, Barbara F., Alternates: Judy McKinney, John 

                                                                                 & Cathy Johnson)

October 27th – 9 -  NOON – Preschool

October 28th – 9 – NOON -  Preschool

                                                               10:00 – 11:00 AM – Drive Through Food Pantry

October 29th – 10:00 – 11:30 AM – Goochland Mom’s & Kids Fellowship

October 30th – 6:00 – 7:00 PM – Trunk-A-Treat


OPEERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – Time is fast approaching for collecting and building shoe boxes for the November deadline. Lets start collecting items for these boxes now. What a wonderful  way to share the love of Jesus!!!! The following are some of the suggested items:

Pencils, colored pencils, sharpeners              Erasers, rulers, stickers              Crayons, markers, coloring books

Glue sticks, safety scissors                               Notepads, pens                            Socks, ball caps

Hand held toys                                              Plush small animals                   Balls, slinky, silly putty

Jigsaw puzzles                                               Necklace, bracelets, watches       Hacky sack, compass, key chains

Harmonicas, recorders, tambourine           Jump rope, paddle ball, yo yo’s     Soap & washcloth in baggie

Combs, brush pony tail holders, barrettes, hair ribbons                                     Wipes, lip balm, small packs of tissues

Small cars, trucks, etc                                  Flash lights (Batteries)                   Anything small enough for a shoebox


The following is the Nominating Team’s proposal for positions and teams for the 2021-2022 Church Year. They will have to be approved and voted on at a business meeting.

Treasurer – Ida Mae Melton

Assistant Treasurer – Scott Zickefoose

Clerk – Blanche Faudree

Assistant Clerk – Vicky Carr

Financial Secretary – Blanche Faudree

Music Director – Cathy Dunn

Hospitality Director – Barbara Fleming

Senior Ladies Sunday School – Sue Hughes & Ronda D’Amore

Adult Sunday School (combines the two previous adult classes with the intention of getting things started again. If there is a need and desire for the class to split, the class is free to do so at any time) – Mary Beth Boyd & Stacey McCray

Youth Sunday School – Nancy Falls

Nursery and Children Sunday School – Olivia Bratton, Judy McKinney (Helpers on rotation – Ida Mae Melton, Jade Mosley) (with an object lesson done by Cathy Dunn 7 Benjamin Boyd on rotation)


Stewardship Team – Chair – Scott Zickefoose

Brian McCray, Nancy Falls, Sue Hughes, Ida Mae Melton, Blanche Faudree

Counting Team – Chair – Cathy Dunn

Scott Zickefoose, Stacey McCray, Mary Beth Boyd, Cathy Johnson , John Johnson

Property Team – (will meet to select chair)

Vicky Carr, Nancy Falls, Barbara Fleming, Chris Henley

Ministry Team – Co-chairs – Cathy Dunn , Brittany Henley

JoAnne Zickefoose, Glenda Hawk, Barbara Fleming, Ronda D’Amore


“We owed a debt we couldn’t pay; Jesus paid a debt He didn’t owe.”

“God’s gift is grace.”

“We deserve punishment and get forgiveness; we deserve God’s wrath and get God’s love.”

“Good works are not the means of salvation but the result.”


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