This week over at Kelly's Korner everyone is sharing information about their churches. I have about ten blog posts that are just waiting for me to publish them, but I really felt this was something I needed to do first.
I think one of the best things I can tell you about my church, Maranatha Baptist, is that they accept and love me, they love and accept Spencer, and as a single mom that means the world to me. Instead of judgment I was met with outstretched arms. Maranatha is a young church, but we are a close-knit group of Christ Followers.
After five years of meeting in a small school, three weeks ago we celebrated our first service in our own new building. We are eagerly waiting to welcome ALL new guests and visitors!
Pastor Woodburn and his wife, Mary. I am very close to with them- they are also the parents of my best friend, Sara, and I sometimes forget that we're not actually family members.
Scenes from our first Sunday in the new building
Our services are a combination of both contemporary praise and worship music as well as some traditional hymn favorites
Two members of the Praise Team, and yes, they are identical twins.
If you are in the Richmond/Chesterfield/Tri-Cities, Virginia area, we would love to have you stop by and visit. If you have kids, great! There are a lot of children and we have some really great programs for them- Spencer loves going there so much, she'd go every day if she could. But she doesn't call it church, she calls it "Happy." (she came up with that all on her own) One of my favorite things is our Moms and Mentor's group, which meets monthly for dinner, games, prizes, crafts, and devotionals. To find out more information about our statement of faith, core beliefs, and mission statement please visit our new website HERE.
Maranatha Baptist's New Location:
9604 Newby's Bridge Rd.
Chesterfield, VA 23832