“I HAVE MADE YOU A LIGHT FOR THE GENTILES, THAT YOU MAY BRING SALVATION TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.”
Express your faith in Jesus through loving service and gospel witness by participating in and/or supporting these upcoming SPC Mission Projects and events.
SPC SPRING MISSION PROJECTS
UGANDA EMERGENCY FUND
For the past twenty years, SPC has been deeply involved with various ministries and churches in Uganda. While life and ministry in Uganda always has its challenges, the Covid-19 pandemic is putting stresses on communities, churches, and church leaders we have never seen before. The situation in Uganda is dire. In addition to all schools, churches, and virtually all businesses being closed, we’ve been told that all public transportation (and most private transportation) has now been banned. As of today, not even private cars are allowed on roads – only pickup and full-size trucks carrying supplies. On top of all that, destructive swarms of locusts have invaded Uganda, raising food prices and threatening starvation. And our partners are hoping we can help them.
One of these partners is a church located in the Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, pastored by James Bab Manyol. This church is made up almost entirely of South Sudanese refugees who have fled from their home country to Uganda in order to escape the bloodshed and violence there.
Because most South Sudanese are prohibited from working in Uganda, the United Nations has been providing food for refugee camps across Uganda. But starting this month, we’ve been told the UN will stop providing food to these camps for at least 90 days. All eleven refugee camps in Uganda are affected (leaving over 1.2 million people with virtually no access to food). Pastor Jame’s church has taken responsibility for the care of 1,510 widows and orphans who have no way to provide for themselves. The church was helping to deliver food and supplies to these needy ones, but will now have nothing to deliver. MTW has contributed $30,000 to help purchase food. That’s a great start, but the need is much greater. Our partners at Truth Fountain Ministries in Lira and Christ Our Refuge Church is Kampala are also facing many of these same challenges.
We would like to raise $40,000 to help our Ugandan and South Sudanese partners survive this crisis and continue their strong gospel witness and ministry. This is a lot of money. But it is about the amount that God has provided for our projects in Uganda most summers since 2000. So we are praying that He will provide again in a special way at this special time. Please pray with us. Daily. Fervently. And pray for the spiritual welfare of our dear partners who are now in such desperate need of food, medicine, and most of all, Christ’s love and care.
Give what you can today at stonypointchurch.org/give. Select the “Missions” fund tab in the drop-down menu and note “UGANDA” in the memo field. Or mail a check (memo:Uganda) to Stony Point Church / 2330 Buford Road / Richmond, VA 23235.
PREGNANCY RESOURCE CENTER BABY SHOWER
Since 1983, the PRC has been a loving refuge and a valuable resource for over 37,000 women and men who were unprepared for pregnancy and in need of practical assistance for life-affirming choices; choices that uphold the sanctity of human life, choices that offer hope and a future abundant in blessings, choices that affirm the lives of moms, dads, and babies. All of the services the PRC offers are free and confidential to all of its patients and clients. Being able to provide services at no cost to the teens and women that come to the PRC for help often times makes the difference between mothers choosing to carry to term or terminate their pregnancies.
This May, SPC is planning to help the PRC meet the physical needs of moms and their babies by collecting:
- New baby clothing and toys
- Diapers (size 4 and 5)
- Car seats
- Summer maternity clothing
- Plus Sizes 2-4x (especially pants or leggings)
- Feminine Maxi Pads
Note: Maternity items can be gently used; all other donations must be new. Due to ever changing safety regulations and recalls, the PRC can only accept new baby items.
As an individual, family, or Community Group, you can change lives by donating these critical items to SPC’s PRC Baby Shower. To participate, purchase one or more of the items from the list above and deliver them to SPC’s foyer or front porch in May. We will collect all the donations and deliver them to the PRC several times throughout the month of May.
ELIJAH HOUSE ACADEMY VIRTUAL SCHOLARSHIP GALA
Thursday, May 14 at 8:00 PM
Here is the link to EHA’s May 14th Virtual Scholarship Gala: https://vimeo.com/418140116 It will open on Thursday, May 14th beginning at 7pm. Tune in at 8pm with your community!
EHA provides a Christ-centered and accessible choice in education that cultivates the hearts, minds, and bodies of our city’s children for God’s glory and Richmond’s flourishing. It is a Christ-centered urban school community where learning about God and His world leads to a discovery of the student’s identity, dignity and purpose in God’s mission to redeem all things. SPC has supported EHA for many years.
We want to encourage you to support EHA by participating in its First Ever Virtual Scholarship Gala. From the comfort of your own home, you will hear stories of God’s grace and goodness in RVA through Elijah House from Jesse Kell (Head of School), Barret Clark (Chair of the Board), EHA parents, and students. And you will learn how you can become part of the EHA story. Sign up at stonypointchurch.org/ehagala.
SPC COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE
Sunday, May 17 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
The American Red Cross is the nonprofit provider of blood products to area hospitals. The majority of this blood comes from blood drives organized by groups like SPC. By giving blood with the American Red Cross, SPC supports patients in need throughout greater Richmond, every day of the year. It’s an excellent way for us to give life and health to our community in Jesus’ name. If you are at least 16 years old, 110 pounds, and well, please give. If you can’t give, please pray for those who do, the health-care providers who will take and use it, and the patients who will receive it.
With all the extra stress on our city’s health-care system, now is a particularly important time to give. The American Red Cross and SPC are extra-committed to protecting your health this time around with all the current, relevant safety precautions and legal requirements in place. Sign up today at stonypointchurch.org/blood. And encourage your family, friends, and Community Groups to sign up, too.
TO PARTICIPATE IN MISSION PROJECTS AT SPC
1. Contact Michael Bryant, Director of Missions at 539-6453.
2. If you are new to missions at SPC, please complete the SPC Mission Team Application Form.
TO FINANCIALLY SUPPORT MISSION PROJECTS AT SPC
1. CLICK HERE.
2. Choose “Missions” at the “Select a fund” tab and note the name of the project you want to support in the memo line.
All contributions are tax deductible. Per guidelines from the denomination, SPC will maintain control over the administration of all donated funds. Any excess funds over what is needed to cover the costs of the Mission Project will be used at the discretion of the Session of SPC. Thank you very much.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, INC / UVA (C’VILLE, VA) • AUGUST 2020
Helping ISI welcome new students from all over the world to UVA and make connections with Christian families and churches in their new homes away from home. Leader: Jaqueline Carrell
LOVE IN ACTION EMERGENCY HOME REPAIR • DATE TBA
We will be doing home repair in Suburban Village. If you want to help, contact Michael Bryant at 539-6453.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD • NOVEMBER 2020
Participating in the shoebox ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child is an easy and exciting way to be involved in the evangelism and discipleship of children around the world. We are building a team to travel to Baltimore in December to work in the Samaritan’s Purse / OCC warehouse to help ship shoe boxes. To volunteer for the Operation Christmas Child Mission Team: SIGN UP TO SERVE. Email Cindy Bryant or call 564-7548.
STEP CHRISTMAS STORE BRUNCH / RVA • DATE TBA
Organizing, preparing, setting up, serving, and cleaning up after a holiday brunch in support of STEP’s Christmas Store. To provide breakfast food and/or to serve at the brunch: SIGN UP TO SERVE. Email Bob Morgan or call 804-363-9302.
LOVE IN ACTION LEAF BLOWING • DECEMBER 2020
Join the SPC Youth Fellowship as it cleans up yards and rakes leaves for those that need some help. And if you or someone you know could use our help, contact Zac Collins at 356-6050. SIGN UP TO SERVE.
FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN / RVA • DATE TBA
Packing nutritionally complete meals for distribution to hungry children around the world.