Barbara Heckman on April 5, 2020

IMMEDIATE NEED - Please consider becoming a MASKETEER

The following is a newsletter sent out by the newly formed Masketeer sewing group here in the county. They are organized, coordinated and are making a positive impact on slowing down the spread of COVID-19 in our community. 

Rescue and fire department workers/volunteers are running out of essential protective masks so they are requesting washable homemade masks to wear over the masks they do have to help keep their main mask clean so they can be worn more than once. Some have no masks at all so they are desperate for some sort of protection. Grocery stores, nursing homes and others have also been requesting homemade masks.

The need is GREAT and the need is NOW. Please consider helping and/or spreading the word.

 Kay Lera (461-3568) who is coordinating this effort will gladly provide you with information and answer any of your questions. 


 From: Kay Lera <klera@rockbridge.net>

Date: April 3, 2020 at 10:25:22 PM EDT

Subject: Masketeer project update
I wanted to update you all on the progress and activity of the Masketeers. We are most definitely serving our community and having a positive impact.  Thank you!!
Today I submitted a brief article to the Gazette for publication Wednesday, April 8th. The article explained our project and how to become involved as a volunteer. I hope to recruit more helpers.
This week we gained 10 additional
sewing volunteers to our group. This gain will certainly aid our production.
We established 3 manned drop-off sites with dedicated volunteers to gather, sort and deliver orders if necessary.
As of 4/3/20 my records show we have delivered 176 masks. This number does not reflect a large number of masks that were delivered to Kendal. My estimate is that approximately 60 additional masks were received by Kendal which increases our overall production totals.
Outstanding number of masks requested as of 4/3/20 stands at 326.
Offers from community members are being directed to Accacia at Make it Sew, so she can continue to order supplies and prepare kits.
A generous donor has given 4 portable and 1 cabinet sewing machines to the project. These are well maintained older Singer, Brother and Kenmore machines.
One of these machines has been promised. Please keep in mind that we have these machines if a volunteer would like to participate.
I hope you will share this update with your friends . Also encourage them and family members who sew to contact me to join the project.

Kay Lera 463-3568

Thanks so much for helping to keep our community safe🙏🏻‼️





Pray for our Deacons

Take time to encourage, support and especially pray for our Deacons! 

Prayer is such an important component in the life of the church!


Annie Armstrong Mission Offering

Your prayers and gifts to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering provide support for thousands of missionaries.
These men and women are planting new churches in unreached communities and meeting needs through compassion ministries. Every day, lives are being impacted and transformed.
Our goal this year is $1,500.



WMU Project for March - Baby Shower for Caring Pregnancy Center, Mar 14th

 Our March project will be our baby shower for Caring Pregnancy Center on Saturday, March 14 from 2:00 till 4:00 pm.

A representative will be in attendance to share more about the center and to open the gifts.

Each mom is given a diaper bag with the essentials so items most needed are bags, diapers (size 3 - 6) wipes, baby shampoo, baby lotion, and Desitin cream.

Please bring the gifts wrapped. Refreshments will be served.

Join us for a fun time!


Summer Mission Trip

The Mission Committee is discussing returning to Nickelsville, VA Sunday, July 12 thru Friday, July 17. Nickelsville provides a good venue to experience serving at the food pantry, clothing closet and nursing home as well as hands on work with home repairs and construction. 

Any youth or adults interested in going, should contact Thomas Smals (540-525-7399) or the church office (540-463-4181) for more information.


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Adult Choir

Are you interested in joining the Adult Choir? If so, now is the time!

We will be rehearsing for our regular Sunday anthems and starting on the Easter cantata before long. 

Please contact Lucy Wilkins at lucy.wilkins@manlybaptist.com  if you have questions. 


Yard Sale Donations Needed

Youth Mission Yard Sale

Our youth will hold an indoor yard sale on Saturday, April 4 from 8 am till 12 pm to help raise money for the mission trip.

Now is the perfect time to spring clean around your home and donate your no longer used or needed treasurers for the sale!

We are also accepting clothing. Please fold, bag and label the clothing in plastic kitchen trash bags. All clothing should be clean and in good shape. 

Items can be dropped off M-F from 9 am - 1 pm in the Men’s Bible Study classroom near the back parking lot entrance. 


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RARA needs

Items of the month for this month: canned fruits or vegetable

Please bring your donations to the church and leave them in the box
outside of the nursery (Rm 109) choir room (Rm 120).

Thank you!



 Join us Saturday, Mar 7th at 9:00 am

for a time of fellowship preparing cakes for the Community Table

and  casseroles for those in our church and community.