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The Chimes – May 2023

A Note from Pastor Mike

Oh, those Knees!

You get up from your chair or go up the stairs and you groan or make a comment about your knees. They aren’t what they used to be.
Is it possible that each time our knees remind us that they are there, that it could be a reminder for prayer?
Knees have an important place in our life far beyond making it possible for you to walk. Think about your Momma’s knees. It was on your Momma’s knees that you were carried through your childhood. On her knees, she bounced you as a baby, bent down to care for you, and walked with you as you grew. For some, it was those same knees that were bent to the floor in prayer as she pled unto God for the salvation of your soul. I thank God for those precious knees! How about you?
As we celebrate Mother’s Day on May 14, I hope that you will also celebrate National Day of Prayer, May 4. There is a great opportunity to join with other Mid-Tidewater Baptist churches at Newington in Gloucester to pray unto God for our nation. [May 4, 6:30-7:30]
Think field trip. Go with some friends, get a meal, and share in a great time of worship and prayer, led by Pastor’s Chris Grella of Newington and Joe McKnight of Hermitage. If that gathering is anything like this past Sunday at Mattaponi for the MTBA Spring meeting, it will be well worth the drive.
It is now my turn to pray for my Mom and her well-being. I will also be visiting her next week. For those whose Mom is already gone, it can still be a time to thank God for the times she got on her knees to fix your skinned knee and to also pray for your salvation. Whether, parent, grand, or great grandparent (x2), you can still do the same for the next generations. Praying with you!

Psalms 71: 6, 18 6 From birth I have relied on you;
you brought me forth from my mother’s womb.
 I will ever praise you. 18 Even when I am old and gray,
 do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come.

Blessings, Pastor Mike

White Stone Baptist Church Service is in the sanctuary for worship on Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m.

We hope you will join us!

 Online Services will be available also:  

Phone Numbers And Web Address

You can listen to our worship service by calling

1-551-241-6061 or by going online at https://join.freeconferencecall.com/wsbc11.




April Food Pantry News


 April has been a good month at the food pantry.  The weather has greatly improved.  We would never have thought 4 years ago (pre COVID) that we would be so fixated on the weather at the fp.  But spending the afternoon outside makes a big difference from our former inside distribution.  We have learned to dress appropriately, enjoy all the seasons, watch nature, and keep track of the White Stone traffic. 

This month, we have had our normal food distribution but with additional donations.  At the end of March, Miss Mary’s Seafood donated two coolers of big fresh fish, shad and branzino.  They needed additional cleaning and had to be individually bagged for each client, but we had so much fun giving them out and watching the delight of our clients to get very fresh fish.  One of our clients said he was already looking up recipes for branzino.  Another one said, I have cleaned many a fish in my life and I am more than ready to clean this one. The only complaint was that the roe had been cut out of the shad 😊.   Not only did Miss Mary deliver those fish, but several weeks later in April, they delivered fresh fish dip right before we opened with the instructions to tell people that they needed to use it in the next three or four days.  Most of our clients said they would have no trouble doing that!   As we always say, many of our clients grew up here eating seafood (when it was cheap and plentiful) and they are thrilled to get it now.    

Also, Yellow House Farm in White Stone bought us 15 dozen eggs to distribute, and you know the price of eggs now.  And Dug In Farms bought us loaves of fresh bread, bags of granola, pints of soup and “Whoopie Pies”.  All of this from local businesses that care about their community and their neighbors. 

We are thankful to be a part of this.


                      Roger and Sue Donaldson          


An Extra Helping Hand

An Extra Helping Hand will be open during February.

They are still in need of children’s coats (we have none), gloves, boots (all sizes), extra large print Bibles around 1/4” or larger (we have none), towels, wash cloths and small clean appliances that work.

Thank you to all our volunteers.

                                                Barbara Owens, WMU Director


Hope for Appalachia – 2023

The MTBA will participate in the Hope for Appalachia project again in 2023. This is the mission project that is designed to respond to some of the school and health needs of students who live in the Appalachia region of Virginia and Kentucky. The preparation phase has begun. The packing day will be February 18th at Hermitage Baptist Church.


A White Stone Baptist & Island Church Christmas

Churches joining together for Worship

 Sister churches came together to celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Savior!  Christmas Eve we joined together at WSBC to celebrate the coming of the Christ Child.  Christmas Day we gathered at Island Church to worship the Newborn King.

It was a joy to be together for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services.
































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