Our Judea ministries reach out to people and groups locally and throughout the state of Virginia. Listed below are highlights of where we have invested our time and talent.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Imagine being wrapped in a handmade shawl that was bathed in prayer as it was made. Those who have received this blessing include ones moving away from Richmond, new friends we make while on mission, individuals dealing with grief or in crisis and some of our very own family who aren't able to leave their homes and worship with us on a regular basis. The smiles and tears shared when a prayer shawl is given away is a blessing beyond imagination. Join with beginner or experienced crochet-ers and knitters as they make these precious gifts. Contact Shirley Wilson for more information.
We partner regularly with the Baptist Centers of the Richmond Baptist Association. This work includes serving regular meals, packing backpacks, and working with the Christmas store.
On the first Sunday of every month, HRBC collects food for the Oregon Hill Baptist Center and other ministry partners. We collect non-perishable foods to help our partners feed the needy of Richmond. It's easy to provide at least one item each month. Make it a family project! Let the kids pick one item out of the pantry each month. It's like shopping without even leaving the house. Speaking of shopping ...... Take a family adventure to the grocery! Let the kids help fill one bag of groceries to bring for the First Sunday Food Offering. Contact Matthew Hensley for more information.
Mondays at Morningside
Every Monday at 10am, HRBC provides a devotion and community interaction with the residents in the Alzheimer’s unit at Morningside. It's a special treat for the residents when your children, youth or college students participate in Mondays at Morningside. Be sure to get them involved during summer or winter break, and they're not in school. We must warn you there could be one down-side to getting your kids involved ----- they may ask to skip school to participate on a regular basis! Of course, adults are welcome any Monday! Contact Martha Parker for more information.
Camp Alkulana Work Weekend (Spring)
Richmond Baptists support Camp Alkulana to provide a summer wilderness experience for inner-city children who would not otherwise be able to go to a camp. In addition to the regular summer activities, we have assisted in preparing camp during the spring months and clean-up in anticipation of winter.
CARITAS Shelter (Spring)
The HRBC gym becomes home for one week to some of the homeless people in Richmond. There are many needs to be filled during the week. They include: meal preparation, overnight hosts, laundry, shower escorts, entertainment and friendly faces. Come out and spend some time with our guests. Their stories, talents and personalities will bless you beyond your wildest imagination. For more information about CARITAS see their web site.
Bland County Mission (June)
The main focus of this annual June mission is the dental clinic. However, there are many other opportunities to serve. Food pantry, clothes closet, household repair, construction, and more! Check out their site for more info.
The Clinic (September)
Since 2006, one day every September HRBC opens its doors to assist those in need of special services. We offer medical, dental, haircuts, clothes, food, household items, school supplies and much more. Due to the kindness of many folks, all these items are provided free of charge. Everyone is needed to make The Clinic a blessing to our guests.