The Communicator July 2017

Pauline Taylor —  June 29, 2017

The Communicator

Volume 23 Issue 7                 July   2017


The Pastor’s Corner

 Thank you to the folks who have completed the Church Survey. If you have not done a survey please complete this simple survey and turn it in to the office or during a worship service. Thanks.

The church is posting signs on our property clearly establishing boundaries for people not using the property after hours. These steps were taken in response to folks using our property at night for unproductive purposes. Our community is welcome to use our property for walks, the playground, picnics, prayer, etc. We rightly should not be a location for drug deals and alcohol consumption.

Our church is more user friendly for sure with the addition of the new awnings over the entrances to our church. For the good number of members who move slow and require walkers this should be a particular blessing.

Mark your calendar for October 14, 2017. This is a Saturday and we are hosting one of the most well-known gospel groups in the country. We have scheduled The Dixie Melody Boys for a 3:30 pm concert on the church grounds. We want you to come and bring friends. We can use a team of volunteers to help that day with parking and logistics. Our prayer and belief is that we could have 300-400 folks for this event. Let’s believe God will enable us to have a great day of fellowship, music and celebration. Remember October 14.

Enjoy your summer and remember the church in your faithful living.



Mission Action


“Back to School Celebrations” Needed: backpacks, school supplies, underwear, socks, toiletries.

Backpack (sturdy, large enough for notebooks and text books)


1 three-ring binder and divider tabs

1 or 2 packs loose-leaf paper (wide or standard rule)

4 black-and-white composition books

2 one-subject notebooks

1 three or five subject spiral notebook

5 to 8 #2 pencils (no mechanical)

5 to 8 black or blue ink pens (erasable/no gel)

A Christian bookmark or something similar, appropriate for children.

Additional items (do not put in backpack)

Pocket folders in solid colors

Rulers (12 inches)

Colored pencils

Tissues, (large box or pocket)

Markers (washable, 8/10 pack)

3X5 lined index cards & file box

Pencil sharpeners (small hand held)

Protractors, clear

Elmer’s glue – 4 oz.

Scissors metal pointed or blunt

Calculator, 4-function

Water-color paint kits

Pencil boxes

Zippered pencil punches for 3 ring binder

Dictionary – pocket size

Socks, underwear for children, kindergarten through high school age.

(boys prefer boxers; girls prefer bikini underwear)


Leave your donations in the Sunday School foyer

Church Trip – Riverside Dinner Theatre

 There are a few tickets still available for our Dinner Theatre trip. See Floyd Myers or Pat McGuire if you are interested in going with us!

On Saturday, December 2, we leave the church at 4 p.m. for the theatre in Fredericksburg, VA. We will have dinner and see a Christmas show, then return to the church at 11 p.m.

The cost of $70.00 per person includes bus, dinner, show, server gratuity, taxes and bus driver gratuity.

A deposit of $20.00 is required to reserve a seat on the bus. Make checks payable to Skipwith Baptist Church and give to either Floyd or Pat McGuire. The final payment of $50.00 is due October 14. Cancellations accepted with refund until November 11.


Thanks from the Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee thanks all who have so kindly agreed to serve in the ministry of our church for the new year.

We can all participate in ministry by praying daily for our pastor, music staff,

deacons, teachers, committees, custodian and for each other as we seek to spread the love of Christ in the Skipwith community.



1          Marbury Opinger

6          Pat Myers

9          Maria Henrichs

9          Maxine Beazley

13        Glen Henrichs

15        Freda McCormick

20        Joshua Oaster

23        Clinton Oaster

25        Beth Braun

26        Frances Proffitt

27        Beth Andrews

29        Nancy Harver


Church Business Meeting – July 26 at 6:30 pm

We will be voting on new deacons, church officers and committees for the new church year.