Church Details

Cambridge Baptist Church

12025 Gayton Road
Henrico, VA 23238
804-740-4084

Located in West End Richmond
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Office Hours:
Monday thru Thursday
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Services:
9:15 a.m. Children and Youth Sunday School
Adult Bible Study Groups

10:30 a.m. Worship Service

“Pulling Weeds And Pruning Bushes”

May 1, 2010

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“Pulling Weeds And Pruning Bushes”

Each Spring I am reminded of the work required to have a fruitful garden, pleasing to the eye and the tastebuds.  As my fellow gardeners can attest, beautiful flowers and healthy vegetables don’t just happen on their own. In fact if left alone, the beautiful garden you had last year will become a hopeless thicket of vines, grass, scrubs, briers and weeds. On the other hand, if a dedicated gardener gets to work weeding and seeding and feeding, then the results will be much more favorable.  The hardest job for me has always been to prune the trees and bushes.  I can easily whop off the dead branches, but cutting back perfectly good branches is hard for me and I know I’m not alone.

I read an interesting article the other day on pruning apple trees.  It said that the key to properly pruning an apple tree is to look for the main branch growing up out of the tree. That’s called the “leader.”  The problem comes when there are other branches wanting to become “leaders.” For good, healthy, fruitful growth there can only be one leader.  So branches that are trying to overtake the leader should be pruned even if they look healthy.  Also the shoots growing up from the roots, called “suckers” need to be pruned or else they will stunt growth by keeping all the sap from getting into the upper branches.

About a hundred years ago, the British writer, James Allen, wrote a book entitled As a Man Thinketh. In it he says that the thoughts we cultivate in our minds will grow up and show up in our attitudes, actions and words.  “A (person’s) mind may be likened to a garden,” he wrote, “which may be intellectually cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth.  If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.”

Our minds and our lives are like gardens. We’ve got to weed the bad thoughts out of our minds and the bad habits out of our conduct.  With God’s help we can cultivate our thoughts, pulling up weeds and planting the fertile seed of His Word.  With help from the Holy Spirit, we can rid our lives of bad habits, one by one.

Looking forward to a bountiful, beautiful harvest in our church!

Pastor Jay

Cambridge Baptist Church now has a new website!

April 1, 2010

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“Cambridge Baptist Church Now Has a New Website!”


Dear Church Family:

Cambridge Baptist Church now has a new website!  I’d like to share with you how this came about.

A committee met on Monday, August 3rd with the goal of completely reviewing all aspects of the existing church website.  The consensus was that the current website was not performing to the standards demanded for a growing church today.  Design of a new website was begun and the committee met throughout the fall to look at the latest design and offer feedback.  The resulting website which you see today took essentially three months to construct and is the collaborative effort of the following people who are to be commended for their contributions:

Jeff Layton, leader of the AV Team, original creator of the Cambridge Baptist Church website and email system.  His knowledge, expertise, and technical direction were invaluable in reaching this goal.  His direct oversight resulted in the integration of the email system designed, created, and maintained by him.

Joyce Layton, who provided particular insight into the design elements, quality content, visual layout and continuous and final editing.  She preached “present the best and do it right the first time” leadership.

Paul Layton, monitored all activities with supportive and positive critical suggestions, while keeping the project highly cost effective yielding the highest return on investment.

Vicki Olsen, who was instrumental in providing editorial and content support maximizing the site evaluation from a non-technical user/visitor point of view.

Bill Bangham provided the talents and fruits of his photographic and visual eye expertise.  All photo images on the site are contributed by Bill including the content of the Photo Gallery page.

Craig Mattice who provided extensive hours of research and labor in designing the new website with the feedback, comments and suggestions of the primary members of the Team.

As a final note, we now have a Webmaster who, interestingly, is located in Manchester, UK.  He will assist us in the routine maintenance and keeping the content current.

Join me in thanking these people for a job well done!

Pastor Jay

Palm Sunday, Insights into the Emotions of Jesus

March 26, 2010
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“Palm Sunday, Insights into the Emotions of Jesus”

Dear Church Family:

Palm Sunday is always a special Sunday to me as I know it also is for many of you.  Not only is it the beginning of what most churches recognize as “Holy Week,” but it is also a day when we gain keen insightinto the emotions Jesus was facing.

What happened on Palm Sunday?

I. There was a Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem.

“They brought it (the colt) to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. As he went along people spread their cloaks on the road ["while others spread branches they had cut in the fields" (Mark 11:8). "Others cut branches from the trees" (Matt. 21:8).] When He came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices” (Luke 19:35-37).

II. There were Tears Shed over Jerusalem.

As He approached Jerusalem, He wept over it and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace” (Luke 19:41,42). After those words, our Lord predicted the fall of that great city.

III. There was a Turning of Tables.

Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. “It is written,” He said to them, “My house will be called a house of prayer, but you are making it a den of robbers” (Matt. 21:13).

IV. There was Time Out for Rest.

“And He left them and went out of the city to Bethany, where He spent the night (Matt. 21:17). “He went out to Bethany with the twelve” (Mark 11:11). Most likely, He spent the time in Bethany at the home of Simon the leper (Mark 14:3). He also was exhausted and needed to be surrounded by family and friends. He knew what the week would hold for Him — the others did not.

What a day! The excitement of a parade.. The pain connected with rejection and ignorance. The righteous indignation over a defiled church. The realization that even the Son of God needs rest and restoration.

I trust that this Easter Season, for you and your family, is filled with the Power, Presence and Peace that only one who knows the Living Lord can experience. Be blessed and be a blessing.

See you Sunday!

Pastor Jay

The Greatest Need in the Church Today

March 1, 2010

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The Greatest Need in the Church Today

But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.” 1John 2:20 (NIV)

The greatest need in the church today is to take to heart 1 John 2:20. That is to say that the greatest need, and one of deepest importance for the church today, is for the continual manifestation of the power of the Holy Spirit. Notice I didn’t say the greatest need is for a theological theory about the Holy Spirit, or just an intellectual understanding of the Holy Spirit, but I maintain the greatest need for the church today is to embrace the power of the Holy Spirit. That has to do with experience not words.

Beginning this month and continuing into the Sunday after Easter, we will begin thinking about and studying what the Bible has to say about the Holy Spirit for the believer and for the church. John was writing to the church and warning them of false teachers and he reminded them that they had received “an anointing.”  They had received it, not that they would be anointed by the Holy Spirit; they already had the anointing!  Had they forgotten that? Had they ignored that fact? Were they succumbing to the ways and words of the false teachers because they had ignored the Holy Spirit?

Here, my friends, is a direct warning for the church today; an alarm for you and I of Cambridge Baptist Church.  Is the anointing of the Holy Spirit present in our lives? Are we seeing the manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit in our midst? How would we know? What are the distinguishing marks of the movement of the Spirit?  Are we moving under the power of the Spirit or struggling ahead solely on our own power?  If so, we are not being filled with the power that God has given to us.

And so, for the next several weeks we will be looking at the Holy Spirit; how He was promised; how He came to the church, and how we all can have a Spirit-filled life.  Please pray for me as I prepare these messages, but, more importantly, pray for our church and for your own experience that we will regain the filling of this wonderful presence of God in our lives.

Pastor Jay

Cambridge Commons Newsletter Mar '10

From The Pastor’s Desk:

“But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.” 1 John 2:20 (NIV)

The greatest need in the church today is to take to heart 1 John 2:20. That is to say that the greatest need, and one of deepest importance for the church today, is for the continual manifestation of the power of the Holy Spirit. Notice I didn’t say the greatest need is for a theological theory about the Holy Spirit, or just an intellectual understanding of the Holy Spirit, but I maintain the greatest need for the church today is to embrace the power of the Holy Spirit. That has to do with experience not words.

Beginning this month and continuing into the Sunday after Easter, we will begin thinking about and studying what the Bible has to say about the Holy Spirit for the believer and for the church.  John was writing to the church and warning them of false teachers and he reminded them that they had received “an anointing.”  They had received it, not that they would be anointed by the Holy Spirit; they already had the anointing!  Had they forgotten that? Had they ignored that fact? Were they succumbing to the ways and words of the false teachers because they had ignored the Holy Spirit?

Here, my friends, is a direct warning for the church today; an alarm for you and I of Cambridge Baptist Church.  Is the anointing of the Holy Spirit present in our lives? Are we seeing the manifestation of the gifts of the Spirit in our midst? How would we know? What are the distinguishing marks of the movement of the Spirit?  Are we moving under the power of the Spirit or struggling ahead solely on our own power?  If so, we are not being filled with the power that God has given to us.

And so, for the next several weeks we will be looking at the Holy Spirit; how He was promised; how He came to the church, and how we all can have a Spirit-filled life.  Please pray for me as I prepare these messages, but, more importantly, pray for our church and for your own experience that we will regain the filling of this wonderful presence of God in our lives.

Pastor Jay


UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, March 14, 2010, 2:00 a.m. – Daylight Savings Time Begins.  Set your clocks forward one hour before going to bed on Saturday night, March 13.
Friday, March 19, 2010, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Table Fellowship 2010 Dessert and Coffee Social at Cambridge Baptist Church.
Saturday, March 27, 2010, 10:00 a.m. – Cambridge Kids Event:  Explore Passover and Easter Egg Hunt.


CAMBRIDGE ELDERBERRIES

“Elderberries” Monthly Luncheon is scheduled for Friday, March12th @ 12:00 noon at church in the Fellowship Hall.   Please bring a Pot Luck Dish large enough to serve 6 to 8 people.  Beverages will be provided by the luncheon team.  We encourage you to bring a friend, neighbor or relative to join us.  If you are planning to attend, contact either Rita Gregory or the church office @ 740-4084 by Wednesday, March 10th.


CAMBRIDGE FAMILY NIGHT MINISTRY

“Wednesday Night Fellowship & Dinner” menu selections for the following weeks during the month of March:

March   3 – Pancake Dinner
March 10 – Pot Luck Dinner
March 17- Brunswick Stew (Hot Dogs for Kids) & Salad Bar
March 24 – Pot Luck Dinner
March 31 – Easter Family Dinner with Ham

Reservations are preferred each week by filling out a reservation form located in the church bulletin on the tear off section and placing it into the offering plate on Sundays or calling the church office by 12:00 noon on Tuesdays.  The cost for a meal remains $2.00 per child ages 4 thru 11, $4.00 per person ages 12 & up and $10.00 maximum per family household.

We invite each of you to come and bring a friend, neighbor or relative to have dinner and enjoy the fellowship time on Wednesday nights. 


CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

EXPLORE PASSOVER / EASTER EGG HUNT: On March 27 from 10:00 – 11:30 come explore Passover, and learn why and how Jesus would have celebrated this important Jewish holiday.  Then we will have our own fun and exciting traditional Easter Egg Hunt!  No children’s function would be complete without a snack and we’re planning CAKE (yes, before lunch)!  Come have fun with us!

VBS – HIGH SEAS EXPEDITION: VBS is June 21-25 this year.  We aren’t sure if it is going to be a morning or evening program yet – stay tuned and please be in prayer for this important ministry.  This year’s Vacation Bible School theme is High Seas Expedition.  The main Bible points are:  God’s Word is true, God’s Word is comforting, God’s Word is surprising, God’s Word is life-changing, and God’s Word is for everyone.  Please also pray about how you might be involved.  The Children’s Ministry Team is really looking forward to bringing this program to the children and we will need your help.  Please see Kelley McLean or Sylvia Hobgood to “get on board”!

CAMBRIDGE KID’S BULLETINS: The bulletins are here and in new canvas bags that include pencils, crayons, and sometimes a surprise.  The bags and their contents need to remain in the sanctuary, please.  The bulletins can go home with you or the kids may leave the picture to be displayed on the bulletin board outside of the fellowship hall.  If you and your child have taken advantage of this new opportunity, please let Kelley McLean know how they are being received.  Since this is new for everyone, we view the bulletins as a work in progress.

Pastor Jay and the Children’s Ministry Team would like to encourage the kids in 4th grade and older to stay in church for the entire service.  It is our hope that these new bulletins will make that easier and more enjoyable!  The Lord tells us in Deuteronomy 31:12:  Assemble the people—men, women and children, and the aliens living in your towns—so they can listen and learn to fear the LORD your God and follow carefully all the words of this law.  And, Matthew 11:25 tells us: At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.   Of course the children are always welcome in Children’s Church but it is our hope that the older group will enjoy praising the Lord with us in the sanctuary.  Please let either Kelley McLean or Pastor Jay know if you have any questions or concerns.

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE: The Children’s Ministry team and the Pastor are proposing a small change in the order of worship to allow our children to be with us a little longer before being released to Children’s Church!  The change moves the Children’s Message to just after the offertory allowing the children the opportunity to worship with us for longer and to place their envelope in the plate if they have an offering to give.  Then the kids up to 4th grade will be excused for Children’s Church.  We would like to encourage the older children to stay in church to worship with us.  Please let either Kelley McLean or Pastor Jay know if you have any concerns or questions.

TAKE A LOOK: The bulletin board outside of the fellowship hall has been dedicated to all things children!  You will find birthday honorees (many of the pictures were taken by our own Bill Bangham – Thank you Bill), upcoming events, art created by your children, and pictures of your kids at play!  Check it out.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR
Beginning Wednesday, March 3rd the children’s choir under the leadership of Carolyn Graham will be Getting Back to the Basics!

During a portion of Team Kid each Wednesday the children will learn some favorite children’s Bible songs:  The BIBLE, I Have the Joy, Joy, Joy Down in My Heart,  This Little Light of Mine and many more.

Please join us even if you don’t normally attend TeamKid.


DEACONS

This year, the Deacon’s Benevolence Fund has been taken out of the budget as a line item in order to help keep our budget down.  The Deacon’s Benevolence Fund was established to be able to assist those in financial need in our church and our community.  Especially in these economic times, people are struggling and the church has been contacted on several occasions for help.  Our first response is to refer people to programs that are set up for this purpose (ISH, Social Services) but, as you can imagine, they are overwhelmed by requests.

The balance in the Benevolence Fund is low, as you can see on the latest budget.  Therefore, the Deacons are asking for your help in raising these funds.  In the near future, you will be seeing some opportunities in which you can participate.  Keep your eyes open for these opportunities and take part.  We will keep it as easy and enjoyable as possible.  Thank you in advance.


THE FLOWER TEAM

The Flower Team would like to remind you that Easter Sunday is April 4 this year.  You may add to the beauty of our Easter worship by purchasing an Easter Lily to be placed in our sanctuary.  The lilies cost $12.50.  To order a Lily, please fill out the form in the Sunday bulletin that is available from now until Sunday, March 21st and place it along with your check or cash in the offering plate.  Mary will be ordering the lilies on Monday morning, March 22nd.  If you have any questions, contact Mary in the Church Office Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 740-4084.


HOSPITALITY

Table Fellowship 2010
Dessert and Coffee Social
Are there faces in the congregation that you don’t know? Are there members that you would like to meet? Join us on Friday, March 19, 2010 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall for Dessert and Coffee to learn more about this fun and easy way to get to know other members of Cambridge.

The Tables meet once a month for 3 months (April, May and June) and rotate so you have a chance to have dinner with at least 9 other couples in a relaxed, informal atmosphere and find out what you have in common with “your Cambridge family”.  Remember, the object is to get to know other Cambridge members, not how straight your home is!  Fellowship, friendship, and food are the keys to an enjoyable evening – not spotless floors, matching dishes, or gourmet dinners.  Call the church office at 740-4084, or email office@cambridgebaptistchurch.org, to rsvp today!


MEN’S MINISTRY

Don’t forget the Men’s Ministry Monthly Luncheons:   The Men’s  Ministry Lunch Groups will meet as follows for the month of March. Please mark  your calendar and bring a friend.

Midtown Men’s Lunch Group will meet at the Willow Lawn Jason’s Deli, 1700 Willow Lawn Drive at 11:45 a.m. on Monday, March 15.

Downtown Men’s Lunch Group will meet on at Capital Ale House, 623 E. Main Street on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 11:45 a.m.

Romeo Lunch Group meets the last Thursday of the month at 12:00 p.m. at a rotating location.  This month they will meet on Thursday, March 25 at Tony’s on Cox & Three Chopt (cycle is Daily Grind/Tony’s/Captain D’s).  Contact George Fleshman with any questions.

Men’s Ministry Team
Craig Harver          Paul Harvey      John McKenzie     Jason Owen      Pete Shamburger


CAMBRIDGE MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

While we’ve all wanted to snuggle into our heated homes during all the snow of the past month, Cambridge has continued to reach out in our community.

The Elderberries have collected blankets and coats for the homeless in Richmond, such a timely and urgent need.

The Men’s Ministry went out in the ice and snow and shoveled walks and driveways for some of our members.  This was a real blessing to those who physically can’t do that heavy work.

There are so many ministries available in our area; if your team is interested in getting involved please contact Kandra for a list of opportunities.

CARITAS

CARITAS (Congregations Around Richmond Involved To Assure Shelter) is the largest emergency shelter program in our community.  They are helping to ensure shelter for everyone in our community, no matter why they need it and help them become self-sufficient during their stay.  Churches volunteer to house and feed the families for a week at a time.
Our week is July 24, 2010 thru July 31, 2010.  Anyone interested in serving on the Cambridge CARITAS Team, please contact Janet Sheriff.

This is a very fulfilling ministry and hopefully your heart will lead you to volunteer during our week of service.

CARITAS FURNITURE AND HOUSEHOLD GOODS DONATIONS
It has been brought to my attention that some churches hosting CARITAS families have PODS for collecting donations and will give us permission to drop off these items.  I will be happy to coordinate this.  If you have items that you wish to donate, call me and I will find a nearby church that would be happy to accept your items.  You would have to deliver the items but it is much closer (and safer) than their warehouse on Commerce Street.  They do not accept clothing.  Call Janet Sheriff at least a week in advance.

LEXINGTON COURT MINISTRY
The Lexington Court Ministry Team greatly appreciates the help we’ve been getting from Sunday School class volunteers.  Thanks to the Kouzina Class for their help with the birthday party in February.  The McLean/Bangham Class will be volunteering on Sunday, March 28th at 2:00 p.m. ~ Rita Gregory, Team Leader of Nursing Home Ministry

PERU MISSION TRIPS
It is now time to start planning for the 2010 Trips to Peru.  Cambridge is now planning to lead three of these trips.  A brief recap of each of these trips is given below.

PERU TRIP APRIL 3 THRU 12

The trip to Peru in April will be on April 3 thru April 12.  This is when our public schools will be closed with the exception of Monday, April 12th.  We now know of five people who will probably be going.  This will be a trip of helping the prayer groups there and working in the public schools.  This will not be the rainy season in Peru.  Please let me know if you have an interest in going.  Even if you cannot go, please be in prayer for this effort and if you see can, give donations to our Peru Fund so that others may go and serve.  Thanks! George W. Fleshman

November 13-21, 2010 This trip will be a medical emphasis trip.  We plan to have one dentist and one doctor on this trip.  The dentist will be extracting teeth and the doctor will go into the elementary schools to conduct preliminary medical screenings of the students.  A support staff of one or two will be required for each of the doctors.

Please be praying for any members who have been to Peru before to be willing to take on a logistics coordinator role.  This person will be basically in charge of paying the bills.  Of course, plane tickets and insurance would be purchased prior to leaving on the trip.  I will be responsible for developing the budget and arranging for transportation and drivers. Our Missions Committee will budget some funds for these trips but each member will be required to provide their own expenses after the first $600.  It is estimated that the total trip costs will range between $1200 and $1500.  Perhaps some of you who cannot actually go to Peru would be willing to provide gifts to the Peru Fund that would enable someone else to go.  Should you need a new passport or need an updated passport, don’t wait to get the process started.  The entire process needs to be bathed in prayer, please be a prayer partner

If you have comments or questions, please contact George Fleshman.  Parents, this will be a great opportunity to take your child on a mission trip so that missions can be seen in action.

George Fleshman, Cambridge Baptist Church Missions Committee, International Missions Coordinator


OFF CAMPUS SMALL GROUP

The Off Campus Small Group will still meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Danny and Wanda Journey.  The following are the dates for the next two months.

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, March 22, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.


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WOMEN’S MINISTRY

The Women’s Ministry is sponsoring a series of cooking classes for the next couple of months as an extension of their outreach for Christian fellowship at Cambridge.  We are hoping that this program will reach some of our visitors as well as Cambridge Men, Women and their friends.  The first class is scheduled for Thursday, March 18 at 6:00 p.m.

In this class we will be making desserts and each person attending the class will take a dessert home to his or her family.  After the class, we will enjoy a candlelight dinner.

If you are interested in participating, please contact me as soon as possible.  We can only handle twelve cooks, “rubbing elbows in the kitchen,” at the same time.  I know you will be glad you attended.        Libby Benton


YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS

Youth/Young Adult Pastor’s Report

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. (1 Tim 4:12-13 NIV)

In addition to Sunday school & Wed Night Bible study, recent & future activities include:

D Now – We recently concluded what may have been our most successful Disciple Now! weekend ever.  We had just under 40 kids attending and at least a dozen accepted or recommitted their life to Jesus Christ.  In addition, our young adults led worship, mentored, had devotions in homes and preached the Gospel.

Fast Start – Although Baptists don’t traditionally observe Lent, several of our youth & young adults are participating in “Fast Start” – a personal ‘fast’ from something that they often indulge in (fast food, sweets, Facebook, video games, etc.). During the 40 days from Ash Wednesday to Palm Sunday, our youth and young adults are encouraged to spend daily time studying God’s word, serving and praying.  We are also looking at having a Break-Fast celebration.

NBA – We continue our monthly ‘Not Bread Alone’ ministry – a partnership with Faith & Family Church, a predominantly African American congregation on southside.  Purpose as originally set up by Faith & Family Pastor Calvin Duncan and Pastor Win is to both serve as the hands & feet of Christ and promote racial unity under one body of Christ.

World Changers Mission Trip – Youth are encouraged to be part of the World Changers mission trip scheduled Sunday to Wednesday over Spring Break (April 4 – 7) in Charleston, SC.  Many folks may not have time, money or feel comfortable traveling to Peru so this is an additional opportunity to serve in the mission field.

Ultimate Frisbee Championship & Worship – Defending “Spirit Champions’ CBC Youth will be participating in Spring Ultimate Frisbee tournament & worship event with 4 other churches.  More details as that materializes.

Summer Events – include camp at Headwater’s Lodge in July and to continue our “JC at the DG” separate youth & young adult Bible study.  Check www.cambridgebaptistchurch.org calendar and text or e-mail Pastor to Youth & Young Adults Win Davis for more information and details.


PRAY FOR YOUR FAMILY IN CHRIST

Please be in prayer for the following Cambridge Family members and let them know you care by contacting them in whatever way you feel appropriate: Florence Walters, Shirley Patterson, Patsy Ballance, Georgia Morgan, Margaret Blanton, Lily Owens, Janet Sheriff, Cassidy Turner, Craig Mattice, Ham Mitchell, Anne Oxford and our Shut-ins.

Also please keep in your prayers: Corby Bailey, mother of Collin who is a friend of Dakota McKenzie; Paula Fleshman; Theresa Goodwin’s Mother, Lee Giblin; Jared & Mandi Hodges, Son and Daughter-in-law of Al & Karen Hodges; Brian Smith, Son of Pastor Jay & Helen Smith; Price McLean’s Father and Mother; Lt. Nickolas Dalton (Mary’s son); our Armed Services; and Haiti.


WORDS OF APPRECIATION

Dear Cambridge Family,

Sincere thanks to each member of the “snow crew” on Sunday, February 7.  Such a nice gathering of Christians getting together to help Christian brothers and sisters in this extraordinary winter.  I know each of the recipients of your love-in-action are deeply grateful.    Peggy Jack

Even With Tears

February 1, 2010

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From The Pastor’s Desk:

“Even With Tears”

Have you ever been moved to tears for the lost people you know?  The apostle Paul was. Listen to Philippians 3:17-19:

17Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note of those who live according to the pattern we gave you. 18For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things.” (NIV)

Paul was very concerned that the Philippians understand the threat of false teachers. He said, “I have often told you before and now…present tense…I say again even with tears.” By the way, that’s the only time in the New Testament when Paul actually says he is presently crying. In Romans he talked about having sorrow and continuous heaviness of heart over the lostness of Israel. And in Acts 20, he said, “I warned you night and day with tears.” But this is the only time he says, “As I write I cry, I weep.”

His heart is broken. He grieved over the lostness of people. He grieved over the encroachment of false teachers that disrupted the church and brought a reproach on the name of Christ and led people astray. And here he is literally weeping as he recognizes that they will infiltrate Philippi and they will try to wreak havoc in the church. He is heartbroken. He says, “I now tell you even weeping.”  This is a passionate man. This is a tender-hearted man. This is a man with rich feelings. He loved genuinely. He ached over the lost.

You say, “Why is he weeping? What’s he crying about?” Well, we don’t know, it doesn’t really specifically say but we can certainly surmise. He could have been weeping because these enemies of the cross were lost, for he did have sorrow over lost people (see Romans 9). He could have been weeping because he could see the terrible impact that they would have on the weak in the church.  In Acts 20:31, Paul writes, “and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.” Those were tears for the church because it could be so easily led astray by false teachers.

So whether it was the damnation of the enemies or whether it was the destructive impact of their effort, it caused him to weep. He loved the church. He loved the Philippians because he loved the Christ of the church and the Christ of the Philippians. And he could see these enemies trying to seduce them and it broke his heart. After all, the Philippian church was the first church in Europe, a sort of beachhead for another world to reach. And it was so important that they stay pure and not get messed up.

Beloved, I need to tell you from the bottom of my heart, that I see the church in America today on the threshold of being deceived by a myriad of the enemies of the cross. And I see a church that is no longer moved to tears for the lost.  My prayer for myself and for you, the church at Cambridge, is that we all would be moved to tears for the lost and for the enemies of the cross of Christ. Destruction awaits them and we may be the only ones who care enough to warn them.


Praying for revival,

Pastor Jay

Cambridge Commons Newsletter Feb '09

From The Pastor’s Desk:

“Even With Tears”

Have you ever been moved to tears for the lost people you know?  The apostle Paul was. Listen to Philippians 3:17-19:

17Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note of those who live according to the pattern we gave you. 18For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things.” (NIV)

Paul was very concerned that the Philippians understand the threat of false teachers. He said, “I have often told you before and now…present tense…I say again even with tears.” By the way, that’s the only time in the New Testament when Paul actually says he is presently crying. In Romans he talked about having sorrow and continuous heaviness of heart over the lostness of Israel. And in Acts 20, he said, “I warned you night and day with tears.” But this is the only time he says, “As I write I cry, I weep.”

His heart is broken. He grieved over the lostness of people. He grieved over the encroachment of false teachers that disrupted the church and brought a reproach on the name of Christ and led people astray. And here he is literally weeping as he recognizes that they will infiltrate Philippi and they will try to wreak havoc in the church. He is heartbroken. He says, “I now tell you even weeping.”  This is a passionate man. This is a tender-hearted man. This is a man with rich feelings. He loved genuinely. He ached over the lost.

You say, “Why is he weeping? What’s he crying about?” Well, we don’t know, it doesn’t really specifically say but we can certainly surmise. He could have been weeping because these enemies of the cross were lost, for he did have sorrow over lost people (see Romans 9). He could have been weeping because he could see the terrible impact that they would have on the weak in the church.  In Acts 20:31, Paul writes, “and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.” Those were tears for the church because it could be so easily led astray by false teachers.

So whether it was the damnation of the enemies or whether it was the destructive impact of their effort, it caused him to weep. He loved the church. He loved the Philippians because he loved the Christ of the church and the Christ of the Philippians. And he could see these enemies trying to seduce them and it broke his heart. After all, the Philippian church was the first church in Europe, a sort of beachhead for another world to reach. And it was so important that they stay pure and not get messed up.

Beloved, I need to tell you from the bottom of my heart, that I see the church in America today on the threshold of being deceived by a myriad of the enemies of the cross. And I see a church that is no longer moved to tears for the lost.  My prayer for myself and for you, the church at Cambridge, is that we all would be moved to tears for the lost and for the enemies of the cross of Christ. Destruction awaits them and we may be the only ones who care enough to warn them.


Praying for revival,

Pastor Jay


DID YOU KNOW…..WE HAVE NEW MEMBERS

PLEASE WELCOME OUR NEWEST MEMBERS who have joined our church family recently.

Al & Karen Hodges joined our church on October 18, 2009 by transfer of membership from Staples Mill Baptist Church.

Allen Rosenberger who joined by baptism on December 13, 2009.

Dorothy (Dottie) Hoover who joined on January 24, 2010 by transfer of membership from Sandston Baptist Church.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – TeamKID Bring a Friend Night
Saturday, February 6 – Men’s Ministry – Service project in partnership with Ragland Memorial Baptist Church on February 6th at 7:15 a.m.
Sunday, February 7, 2:00 p.m. – Children’s Ministry Team Meeting
Sunday, February 7, 4:00 p.m. – Church Council Meeting
Wednesday, February 10, 7:00 p.m. – Business Meeting
Friday, Sunday, February 12 – 14, 2010 – Youth D-NOW
Friday, February 19, 2010, 7:00 p.m.  – 8:30 p.m. – Children’s Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, February 20, 2010, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Cambridge Ladies Brunch Fellowship


AUDIO/VIDEO TEAM

The Audio/Video Team is in need your help.  We need more volunteers to run the audio (the sound board) and video (the laptop/projector) for the Sunday morning worship service.  We would like to setup a regular  rotation of several people.  If you are interested, please let anyone on the Audio/Video Team know.  There will be training meetings set up after we get responses from volunteers.


CAMBRIDGE ELDERBERRIES

“Elderberries” Monthly Luncheon is scheduled for Friday, February 12th @ 12:00 noon at church in the Fellowship Hall.   Please bring a Pot Luck Dish Large enough to serve 6 to 8 people.  Beverages will be provided by the luncheon team.  Following lunch we will share some fun table talk fellowship.  We encourage you to bring a friend, neighbor or relative to join us.  If you are planning to attend, contact either Rita Gregory, Linda Trent or the church office @ 740-4084 by Wednesday, February 10th.


SANCTUARY FEELING CHILLY? In an effort to save on our heating costs this winter, the temperature was turned down a little.  In case it’s a little uncomfortable for you, the Elderberries are offering lap blankets for your increased comfort.  Baskets with blankets are located at each entrance to the sanctuary for your use.  Please feel free to grab one when you come in and enjoy the added warmth.  At the end of the service you should leave the blanket in your chair and a member of the Elderberries will take it home for laundering.


CAMBRIDGE FAMILY NIGHT MINISTRY

“Wednesday Night Fellowship & Dinner” menu selections for the following weeks during the month of February:

February   3 – Fried Chicken Dinner
February 10 – Pizza & Salad Bar
February 17 – Soups (Variety of 5), Hot Dogs (for Kids), Salad Bar
February 24 – Pot Luck            Dinner

Reservations are preferred each week by filling out a reservation form located in the church bulletin on the tear off section and place it into the offering plate on Sundays or call the church office by 12:00 noon on Tuesdays.  The cost for a meal will remain $2.00 per child ages 4 thru 11, $4.00 per person ages 12 & up and $10.00 maximum per family household.  We invite each of you to come and bring a friend, neighbor or relative to have dinner and enjoy the fellowship time with us on Wednesday nights.


CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

WHAT DID JESUS DO?

The Gospels tell us much about Jesus’ last 3 years but not much about his life as a child.  This year the Children’s Ministry Team is going to focus on life in Jesus’ time.  What did Jesus do?  What kinds of foods did he eat, what might his house have looked like?  We are going to explore some of the Jewish festivals and celebrations Jesus would have attended.  The first one we will explore is the minor festival of Purim.  Please bring your children for an evening of fun on February 19th from 7:00 – 8:30.  We will find out what Purim is and why and how Jesus celebrated Purim.  We will make and bake Haman’s Hats cookies.  Then we will have a scavenger hunt for pictures or replicas of items used in Jesus time.  After we’ve found all the items we’ll enjoy our hat cookies and some popcorn.

NEW!! CHILDREN’S BULLETINS

Coming VERY soon to a pew near you – CHILDREN’S BULLETINS!  We have polled the children, asking them what they would like to have in their bulletins to keep them focused and we hope we are delivering their desires!  The bulletins will come in new canvas bags that will include pencils, crayons, and sometimes a surprise.  The bags and their contents need to stay in the sanctuary, please.  The bulletins can go home with you or the kids can leave the picture to be placed on exhibition on the bulletin board outside of the fellowship hall.  Pastor Jay and the Children’s Ministry Team would like to encourage the kids in 3rd grade and older to stay in church for the entire service.  It is our hope that these new bulletins will make that easier and more enjoyable!  The Lord tells us in Deuteronomy 31:12:  Assemble the people—men, women and children, and the aliens living in your towns—so they can listen and learn to fear the LORD your God and follow carefully all the words of this law.  And, Matthew 11:25 tells us: At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Of course the children are always welcome in Children’s Church but it is our hope that the older group will enjoy praising the Lord with us in the sanctuary.  Please let either Kelley McLean or Pastor Jay know how you and your child like the new bulletins or if you have any questions or concerns.

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE

The Children’s Ministry team and Pastor are proposing a small change in the order of worship to allow our children to be with us a little longer before being released to Children’s Church!  The change moves the Children’s Message to just after the offertory allowing the children the opportunity to worship with us for longer and to place their envelope in the plate if they have an offering to give.  Then the kids up to 3rd grade will be excused for Children’s Church.  We would like to encourage the older children to stay in church to worship with us.  Please let either Kelley McLean or Pastor Jay know if you have any concerns or questions.

TEAMKID

CHILDREN’S CHOIR

Beginning in February the children’s choir under the leadership of Carolyn Graham will be Getting Back to the Basics!

During a portion of Team Kid each Wednesday the children will learn some favorite children’s Bible songs:  The B I B L E,   I Have the Joy, Joy, Joy Down in My Heart,  This Little Light of Mine and many more.

Look for details in the bulletin and by email.


CONSTITUTION COMMITTEE

The following has been submitted as a proposed Amendment to the Constitution to be considered.  According to the Constitution it will be posted on the Bulletin Board in the hallway by the Sanctuary for four Sundays.  It will be voted on in the next Business Meeting February 10th.

Article X – Church Meetings
Section 3 – Business Meetings
Item F – “The agenda will include regular reports on the ministry activities and plans by each of the church staff and pastor.”

Submitted to the Constitution Committee by Rev. Jay G. Smith, Pastor on Wednesday October 14, 2009


MEN’S MINISTRY

MEN’S MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

Service project: Partnering with Ragland Memorial Baptist Church, Chris Robbins, project manager. Due to extreme cold weather this winter there are families in the area who have depleted their supply of firewood and are unable to cut it themselves. Ragland has access to timber that will be cut and stacked for delivery to families in need.

Check your calendars and meet us at 7:15 a.m. on February 6 in the Cambridge parking lot and carpool to the country.  Chris plans to provide lunch and we will finish the project by 1:00 p.m.  Contact a member of the Men’s Ministry team if you are able to participate in this service/outreach opportunity with Ragland.

MEN’S BREAKFAST

Wet your appetites……..coming soon to Cambridge – another Men’s Breakfast, followed by a Men’s Choir appearance during the morning service. Perfect pitch not required, only a willingness to make a joyful noise. Watch the bulletin and your email for details.

Don’t forget the Men’s Ministry Monthly Luncheons: The Men’s Ministry Lunch Groups will meet as follows for the month of February. Please mark your calendar and bring a friend.

Midtown Men’s Lunch Group will meet at Extra Billy’s, 5205 West Broad St. at 11:45 a.m. on Monday, February 22.

Downtown Men’s Lunch Group will meet on Tuesday, February 23rd at 11:45 a.m. at Café Ole at 6th & Main St.

Romeo Lunch Group meets the last Thursday of the month at 12:00 p.m. at a rotating location – They will meet on Thursday, February 25th, 12:00 noon at the Daily Grind.  Contact George Fleshman with any questions.

Men’s Ministry Team

Craig Harver
Paul Harvey
John McKenzie
Jason Owen
Pete Shamburger


CAMBRIDGE MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

CARITAS FURNITURE AND HOUSEHOLD GOODS DONATIONS

It has been brought to my attention that some churches hosting CARITAS families have PODS for collecting donations and will give us permission to drop off these items.  I will be happy to coordinate this.  If you have items that you wish to donate, call me and I will find a nearby church that would be happy to accept your items.  You would have to deliver them but it is much closer (and safer) than their warehouse on Commerce Street.  They do not accept clothing.  Call Janet Sheriff (contact church office for phone number) at least a week in advance.

LEXINGTON COURT MINISTRY

A special thank you to the Berean Sunday School Class volunteers who came out to help with the monthly birthday party in January.  We had nine volunteers and Keegan Jett who assisted Garvey with the music.

The Kouzina Class (Randy Graham’s class) will be volunteering on Sunday, February 28, 2010.

An open invitation is extended to everyone.  We serve refreshments, deliver birthday gifts to the residents celebrating a birthday in that month, enjoy music and singing, and hopefully brighten the day for our residents at Lexington Court.  You will leave with a feeling of having been blessed yourself while sharing the warmth and love of Jesus with these dear folks.

Rita Gregory, Team Leader of Nursing Home Ministry

MISSION PARTICIPATION UPDATE

During the holiday season Cambridge reached out to our community more than anyone would expect in this economic climate.  We had a lot of projects and everyone stepped up and far exceeded the expectations.

The Elderberries sponsored Operation Gratitude, this year adding Scarves for Soldiers.  Cambridge contributed 60 letters and 48 scarves and gators.  Many of our service-people will be cheered this season because of you.

-The Men’s Ministry collected money to provide Thanksgiving food baskets to needy families at Carver Elementary.  They were able to provide 5 baskets for Thanksgiving with some left over to make Christmas baskets.

-We contributed to the Church Hill Christmas Store, to ensure that needy parents can provide gifts for their children.  We collected 6 bags of books, toys and clothes.  Thank you to Carolyn and Vickie for delivering those gifts.

-The Children’s Sunday School, under the direction of Libby, took a Saturday morning to shop for the Angel Tree.  They were able to sponsor 4 children on the Angel Tree.

-As always, Cambridge gave many gifts to those living at Lexington Court.  This is the only gift many of the residents will receive.

-During January, the Elderberries collected lots of sleeping bags and blankets for the homeless in Richmond.

Thanks to all who contributed to any of our programs.  With the generosity of Cambridge, many had a much brighter Christmas this year.  As we look forward to the New Year, please continue to support the efforts of Cambridge to reach out to our community.

If your team has a project to sponsor, please let Kandra know so we can track our local ministries.

PERU MISSION TRIPS

It is now time to start planning for the 2010 Trips to Peru.  Cambridge is now planning to lead three of these trips.  A brief recap of each of these trips is given below.

PERU TRIP APRIL 3 THRU 12

The trip to Peru in April will be on April 3 thru April 12.  This is when our public schools will be closed with the exception of Monday, April 12th.  We now know of five people who will probably be going.  This will be a trip of helping the prayer groups there and working in the public schools.  This will not be the rainy season there.  Please let me know if you have interest in going by February the 15th.  Even if you cannot go, please be in prayer for this effort and if you see can, give donations to our Peru Fund so that others may go and serve.  Thanks! George W. Fleshman

November 13-21, 2010 This trip will be a medical emphasis trip.  We plan to have one dentist and one doctor on this trip.  The dentist will be extracting teeth and the doctor will go into the elementary schools to conduct preliminary medical screenings of the students.  A support staff of one or two will be required for each of the doctors.

Please be praying for members who have been to Peru before to be willing to take on a logistics coordinator role.  This person will be basically in charge of paying the bills.  Of course, plane tickets and insurance would be purchased prior to leaving on the trip.  I will be responsible for developing the budget and arranging for transportation and drivers. Our Missions Committee will budget some funds for these trips but each member will be required to provide their own expenses after the first $600.  It is estimated that the total trip costs will range between $1200 and $1500.  Perhaps some of you who cannot actually go to Peru would be willing to provide gifts to the Peru Fund that would enable someone else to go.  Should you need a new passport or need an updated passport, don’t wait to get the process started.  The entire process needs to be bathed in prayer, please be a prayer partner.

Should you have comments or questions, please contact George Fleshman at 747-7314.  Parents, this will be a great opportunity to take your child on a mission trip so that missions can be seen in action.

George Fleshman
Cambridge Baptist Church Missions Committee
International Missions Coordinator


OFF CAMPUS SMALL GROUP

The Off Campus Small Group will still meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each  month at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Danny and Wanda Journey.  The following are the dates for the next two months.

February 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, February 22, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

March 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, March 22, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.


WOMEN’S MINISTRY

YOU ARE INVITED TO …..

Cambridge Ladies Brunch Fellowship
Saturday February 20th
9:30-12:30
Welcome
Brunch
Devotional given by Helen Smith
Door Prizes
Secret Pal Exchange

Sign up sheet is in the church Foyer

Hosted by the Hospitality and Women’s Ministry Team:  Contact Michelle Banholzer with questions.


YOUTH & YOUNG ADULTS

Cambridge Baptist Church Youth
2009 Fall Schedule (Mark Your Calendars Now!!!)
Rev. Win Davis – Pastor to Youth & Young Adults

Dinner Fellowship/Bible Study every Wednesday from 6 PM to 8 PM

Sunday School (beginning with breakfast fellowship) every Sunday from 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM and Worship from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

We may add other events/ mission projects as opportunities become available.

Major Retreat Schedule 2010 (Mark Your Calendar Now!!!)

Feb 12-14: Disciple Now!
April 3-7: World Changers mission trip ($100.00) Charleston, South Carolina (spring break)
July 12-16: SBCV STUDENTZ Camp at Liberty University ($225.00)


PRAY FOR YOUR FAMILY IN CHRIST

Please be in prayer for the following Cambridge Family members and let them know you  care by contacting them in whatever way you feel appropriate: Florence Walters, Shirley Patterson, Patsy Ballance, Georgia Morgan, Margaret Blanton, Lily Owens, Cassidy Turner, Craig Mattice, Ham Mitchell, Anne Oxford and our Shut-ins.

Also please keep in your prayers: Jim Riddell; Paula Fleshman; Theresa Goodwin’s Mother,

Lee Giblin; Lane Martin, Florence Walters’ grandson; Jared & Mandi Hodges, Son and Daughter-in-law of Al & Karen Hodges; Brian Smith, Son of Pastor Jay & Helen Smith; Price McLean’s Father and Mother; our Armed Services; and Haiti.

Keep in your prayers Pattie Peele.  You may send Pattie a card..


THE CAMBRIDGE DEACON FELLOWSHIP FOR 2010

Kandra Brummett, Chairperson
Price McLean, Vice Chairperson
Jason DeHaven
Bill Hobgood
Peggy Jack
Bill Jones
Joyce Layton
Francis Peck
Boo Turner

If you have any personal or family needs or concerns that you want to discuss with someone from the church, please feel free to call any of the deacons at any time.


Cambridge Commons Newsletter Oct '09

From The Pastor‘s Desk:

Tough Times, Tough Decisions

    It’s been said that there are two types of financial givers in the church: those who tip and those who tithe. I’ll be honest with you, before becoming a Christian I attended church but only put a tip in the offering plate on Sunday. In many cases it was more than the actual tip I would leave in a restaurant. There was no connection in my mind and heart between what I earned and the One responsible for the talent and opportunity to earn what I did. It wasn’t until I had committed my life to Christ that I was taught and embraced the true concept of the tithe. There were times when it was difficult for Helen and me financially and sometimes the place we cut was the tithe. But eventually we were convinced that God was to get our tithe first, even if it meant scrimping and scraping to get by. God proved to us that if we were faithful He would be too.

    Unfortunately, even today, many in the church do not embrace the Biblical principle of the tithe. If more people did, I maintain we would not have the budget problem that we currently have. Projections are that receipts (offerings) for this year will be somewhere in the neighborhood of $25,000 below expenses. What this means is that unless there is a commitment by the congregation to give more, the budget for 2010 will have to be much less than the budget for 2009. Currently some areas of the budget will have to face serious cutbacks. The place to start on a solution to the problem is for everyone to tithe.

    Beginning October 11th, we will be starting a three Sunday emphasis called, Be An Encourager: Tithe. Each of the three sermons will be on tithing and stewardship culminating with a special emphasis on Sunday, Oct. 25th . I am calling that day, Demonstrate the Tithe Sunday. Each Sunday School class, including the children, will have a special lesson on tithing. Then, in the worship service, I am asking each of you to bring an offering equal to at least the tithe (10%) of one week’s income. If we all do this, we will see the encouraging potential of giving in our church.

    When Christians tithe God is glorified and we bear witness to the world of the life-changing power of the Gospel. God owns it all, so let’s be obedient to God in recognizing His ownership and then responding by giving the tithe to God. He will fulfill His part if we obediently do ours.

    Blessings,

    Pastor Jay


UPCOMING EVENTS

    YOUTH SERVANT AUCTION & FUN RAISER: On Sunday, October 4th immediately after our 10:30 AM worship service, everyone is invited to the Cambridge Youth Servant Auction & Fun Raiser. Several of our youth are trying to raise money for camp, missions and other events & activities. They are willing to serve YOU by doing a plethora of jobs including yard & house work, garage cleaning, pet and/or babysitting, etc. The event is in the fellowship hall and light refreshments will be served. Please stay and Bid High on our youth to be your personal servant and or give that special someone a break from their chores by giving a gift of service. A personal account will be set up for each youth to draw from.

    CELEBRATION 6:33: On Sunday, October 4th at 6:33 PM,’ Cambridge will kick off Celebration 6:33 – a contemporary service geared for those who work and/or who have obligations during our 10:30 AM worship time. We also welcome those who would like another dynamic opportunity to praise and worship our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, in addition to our Sunday morning worship.

    COFFEE & CONVERSATION: On Monday evenings – 6:30 p.m. at The Daily Grind, 11655 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23233. Contemporary Issues from a biblical perspective. Light meal and drinks provided.


CAMBRIDGE ELDERBERRIES

    The October Activity & Luncheon for Elderberries: will be on Friday, October 16th at Skipwith Baptist Church for the annual RBA Senior Adult Fall Luncheon . The message Keeping the Faith in Hard Times by Dr. Cecil Sherman along with Group Singing of Favorite Hymns begins @10:30 a.m. followed with lunch.

    The cost for the luncheon is $6.50 per person and the deadline for a reservation is Monday, October 5th. Please contact Linda Trent or Mary at the Church office @ 740-4084 for lunch reservations and also if you need transportation.

    OPERATION GRATITUDE: The Elderberries are once again sponsoring a card and letter writing campaign for holiday delivery to our soldiers on foreign soils protecting our country and our freedoms. Look for holiday cards and stationery in the commons area then sit down, relax, jot down a note or just sign a Christmas card to a soldier and put it into the Mail Box located on the round table.

    HELP KEEP OUR SOLDIERS WARM: This year we are also asking that you help us with Knitting/Crochet and Sewing Projects. You can knit or crochet a scarf or sew a neck gator that will help keep our soldiers warm in the cold climates where they serve. Both projects are quick and easy. If you are interested in more information or want to sign up to help with these projects, contact Geneva Mitchell. Samples and instructions are on display in the Commons area.


THE CAMBRIDGE FAMILY NIGHT MINISTRY

    Wednesday Night Fellowship & Dinner: started on September 16th with new menus to include a Garden Salad Bar each week and Pot Luck dinners at least once a month, a change in the dining atmosphere and a group fellowship time with devotion, prayer time and singing.

    Reservations are preferred each week by filling out a reservation form located in the bulletin on the tear off section and place it into the offering plate on Sundays or calling the church office by 12:00 noon on Tuesdays. The cost for a meal will remain $2.00 per child ages 3 thru 11, $4.00 per person ages 12 and up and $10.00 maximum per family except for the nights we have POT LUCK DINNERS, which are free of charge since each family will bring a covered dish of their choice to share with everyone.

    The menu entr’e selections for October will be as follows:

    October 7 – Peck’s Homemade BBQ

    October 14 – Pot Luck

    October 21 – Chicken & Dumplings/Hot Dogs

    October 28 – Pot Luck

    Hopefully the new structure will encourage each of you within our Church family to come, have dinner and enjoy the fellowship time with us on Wednesday nights. We look forward to seeing you.


CHILDREN‘S MINISTRY

    ATTENTION CHILDREN‘S MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS: Diane Smith will be coming to Cambridge on October 18th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. to do a training session for all the children’s volunteers. Please put this date on your calendar and plan to be there. If you have any questions, contact me.


MEN‘S MINISTRY

    Gentlemen, mark your calendars for the upcoming Men’s Bible study at Cambridge! Monday, October 5th at 6:45am we will begin a weekly study of the Book of James. This will be an opportunity for spiritual growth and fellowship that you will also want to extend to your neighbors and co-workers. The weekly dates will be finalized on October 5th.

    Please contact a member of the Men’s Ministry Team to reserve your copy of the study guide.

    Paul Harvey, John McKenzie, Jason Owen, Pete Shamburger

    The Mens Ministry Lunch Groups will meet as follows for the month of October: Please mark your calendar and bring a friend.

Midtown Mens Lunch Group will meet at The Tavern at Triangle Park, 7110 Patterson Avenue on Tuesday, October 20 at 11:45 a.m.

Downtown Mens Lunch Group will meet at Cafe’ Ol’ located at 2 N 6h St. near the intersection of 6th and Main on Thursday, October 22 at 11:45 a.m.

Romeo Lunch Group meets the last Thursday of the month at 12:00 p.m. at a rotating location -They will meet this month on October 29 at the Captain D’s in Short Pump (cycle is Daily Grind/Tony’s/Captain D’s) in Short Pump. Contact George Fleshman with any questions.

Special Men’s Seminar: Success That Matters

October 23-24 at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church

    Mike Young of Noble Warriors will be the presenter for this Friday Evening/Saturday Morning seminar featuring sessions onCost: $35 – Contact Jamie Nuckols at jnuckols@mvbcnow.org to register.


CAMBRIDGE MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

LEXINGTON COURT MINISTRY: Our wonderful birthday ministry continues each month on the fourth Sunday at 2:00 p.m. The Kouzina Class volunteered in September. This month the Youth Class will be helping on Sunday, October 25th. We welcome anyone who is willing to give one hour of their time to help brighten the lives of the residents at Lexington Court. Rita Gregory, Ministry Team LeaderFROM

THE MISSIONS TEAM: Don’t forget to assist The Elderberries with the scarves for soldiers. What is on display looks great, keep them coming. Also, we ask all Team Leaders to continue to think about which RBA ministry your team would like to be involved with or sponsor. The Richmond Baptist Association supports many ministries in our area. As a part of the RBA, Cambridge has the chance to be a part of these ministries. Several teams can work together, if that makes it easier. Just let Kandra Brummett know which project your team would like to sponsor.

PERU MISSION TRIPS: Folks! It is now time to start planning for the 2010 Trips to Peru. Cambridge is planning to lead three of these trips. A brief recap of each of these trips is given below.

January 02-10, 2010 This trip is scheduled at a time that most college students will still be on break. The emphasis of this trip will be to encourage and support the Bible studies in the towns of Usibamba and San Jose DeQuero. There is a possibility of a marriage ceremony and a public baptism for Believers during this time. We need to pray for God to raise up native leaders in each of these towns.

April 03-11, 2010 This trip is scheduled during our public school Spring Break. The emphasis of this trip will be to develop stronger relationships with current Christians and encourage them. Some thought is being given as to spending time with a family as they tend flocks and grow crops in the fields. It would be good to better appreciate the daily needs of the natives. There is a need to re-visit the kindergartens and take them construction paper and pencils.

November 13-21, 2010 This trip will be a medical emphasis trip. We plan to have one dentist and one doctor on this trip. The dentist will be extracting teeth and the doctor will go into the elementary schools to conduct preliminary medical screenings of the students. A support staff of one or two will be required for each of the doctors.

Please be praying for members who have been to Peru before to be willing to take on a logistics coordinator role. This person will be basically in charge of paying the bills. Of course, plane tickets and insurance would be purchased prior to leaving on the trip. I will be responsible for developing the budget and arranging for transportation and drivers. Our Missions Committee will budget some funds for these trips but each member will be required to provide their own expenses after the first $600. It is estimated that the total trip costs will range between $1200 and $1500. Perhaps some of you who cannot actually go to Peru would be willing to provide gifts to the Peru Fund that would enable someone else to go. Should you need a new passport or need an updated passport, do not hesitate to get the process started. The entire process needs to be bathed in prayer, please be a prayer partner

Should you have comments or questions, please contact George Fleshman. Parents, this will be a great opportunity to take your child on a mission trip so that missions can be seen in action.

George Fleshman

Cambridge Baptist Church Missions Committee

International Missions Coordinator


NURSERY TEAM

    NURSERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Due to illnesses and several other reasons, we again have a need for more Sunday morning nursery volunteers at worship time. Please prayerfully consider whether you are willing to begin helping with this ministry, or if you are willing to serve more than you are already scheduled, contact Barbara Lynch or Alaina DeHaven if you are available and willing to serve.


OFF CAMPUS SMALL GROUP

The Off Campus Small Group will next meet on Monday, October 12th at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Wanda and Danny Journey. Their meetings have changed this year to the second and fourth Monday’s of each month.The following are their planned meeting dates for the rest of 2009 at 7:30 p.m. on each of these nights:Monday, October 26, 2009: November 09, 2009: November 23, 2009: December 14, 2009


WOMENS MINISTRY

    The Women‘s Ministry is studying Esther by Beth Moore on Wednesday nights from 7-8 p.m. Here is what Lifeway has to say about the study…… Beth Moore’s newest Bible study is Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman. Going up against heavyweights bent on her destruction, Esther trusted God and landed a blow that saved her people. The Old Testament story of Esther is a profile in courage and contains many modern parallels for today’s woman. Esther’s destiny can be yours as you know more deeply the God who is in your corner.

    Join Beth in an in-depth and very personal examination of this great story of threat and deliverance. She peels back the layers of history and shows how very contemporary and applicable the story of Esther is to our lives. If you’ve ever felt inadequate, threatened, or pushed into situations that seemed overpowering, this is the study for you. Just as it was tough being a woman in Esther’s day, it’s tough today. This portion of God’s Word contains treasures to aid us in our hurried, harried, and pressured lives. Contact Michelle Banholzer if you need more information or have any questions.


Youth & Young Adults

Cambridge Baptist Church Youth – 2009 Fall Schedule (Mark Your Calendars Now!!!)

Rev. Win Davis -Pastor to Youth & Young Adults

Dinner Fellowship/ Bible Study every Wed from 6 PM to 8 PM: Sunday School (beginning with breakfast fellowship) every Sunday from 9:15 AM- 10:25 AM: We may add other events/ mission projects as opportunities become available.

    October 2009

    Sunday School (beginning with breakfast fellowship) every Sunday from 9:15 AM- 10:25 AM

    4: Servant Auction/Reception right after church in fellowship hall to raise $$$ for youth events.

    4: Celebration 6:33 -Contemporary Worship Service begins at 6:33 PM

    7: Dinner Fellowship/Wed Night Bible Study

    9-11: Headwater’s Lodge retreat. 85.00 Friday 4:00 PM- Sunday 4:00 PM

    11: Celebration 6:33 -Contemporary Worship Service begins at 6:33 PM

    14: Dinner Fellowship/ Wed Night Bible Study

    17: NBA/lunch/Shopping for Operation Christmas Child ($5 for lunch plus love offering. 8AM-3PM)

    18: Celebration 6:33 -Contemporary Worship Service begins at 6:33 PM

    21: Dinner Fellowship/Wed Night Bible Study

    25: Celebration 6:33 -Contemporary Worship Service begins at 6:33 PM

    28: Dinner Fellowship/Wed Night Bible Study

    31: Dress Up and Serve at CBC Trunk or Treat! (Times to be announced)

    November 2009

    Sunday School (beginning with breakfast fellowship) every Sunday from 9:15 AM- 10:25 AM

    1: Celebration 6:33 -Contemporary Worship Service begins at 6:33 PM

    4: Dinner Fellowship Wed Night Bible Study

    8: Celebration 6:33 -Contemporary Worship Service begins at 6:33 PM

    11: Dinner Fellowship/Wed Night Bible Study

    13-14: Camp Out/NBA w/ Ragland Youth Leave 5:00 PM Friday – Return 1:00 PM Sat

    15: Celebration 6:33 -Contemporary Worship Service begins at 6:33 PM

    18: Dinner fellowship/Wed Night Bible Study

    22: Celebration 6:33 -Contemporary Worship Service begins at 6:33 PM

    25: NO YOUTH activities -Happy Thanksgiving!

    29: Celebration 6:33 -Contemporary Worship Service begins at 6:33 PM

    December 2009

    Sunday School (beginning with breakfast fellowship) every Sunday from 9:15 AM- 10:25 AM

    2: Dinner Fellowship Wed Night Bible Study

    6: Celebration 6:33 -Contemporary Worship Service begins at 6:33 PM

    9: Dinner Fellowship Wed Night Bible Study

    12: NBA ministry/lunch at Red Robin. (8 AM- 2 PM) ($ for lunch)

    13: Celebration 6:33 -Contemporary Worship Service begins at 6:33 PM

    16: Dinner Fellowship Wed Night Bible Study

    20: Celebration 6:33 -Contemporary Worship Service begins at 6:33 PM

    27: Celebration 6:33 -Contemporary Worship Service begins at 6:33 PM

    30 -Jan 1: Winterfest @ Liberty. Leave CBC 10 AM Wed/return Jan 1approx Noon – cost $85

  • Major Retreat Schedule 2010 (Mark Your Calendar Now!!!)
  • January 29-30: Acquire the Fire Richmond ($50.00 for food/ lodging) (tickets to event were donated)
  • Feb 12-14: Disciple Now!
  • April 3-7: World Changers mission trip ($100.00) Charleston, South Carolina (spring break)
  • July 12-16: SBCV STUDENTZ Camp at Liberty University ($225.00)
  • August ???: African Mission Trip to Christ Church Orphanage (young adults only)

 

WORDS OF APPRECIATION

Many thanks to my Cambridge Church Family for the caring cards, calls, and food during my recovery time. I Treasure your friendship and Christian love. Sylvia Hobgood & Family

    Dear Cambridge Family, I want to thank our church family for the many prayers, cards and thoughtful ways you have shown me that you care. Please continue to pray for me during my recovery from surgery. In Christ, Vanessa McKenzie

    Dear Cambridge Baptist Church, Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality! It is always great to visit strong churches working as the body of Christ for his glory. Thank you also for loving us and supporting us financially. Into Hymn

    Cambridge Family, Thank you for all your notes, phone calls and hugs after the passing of my grandfather. Your love and care means more than you know to me and my family. Kandra

 

PRAY FOR YOUR FAMILY IN CHRIST

    Please be in prayer for the following Cambridge Family members and let them know you care by contacting them in whatever way you feel appropriate: Shirley Patterson, Vanessa McKenzie, Ernestine Harris, Debbie Davis, Patsy Balance, Georgia Morgan, Angelia King, Kandra Brummett, Janet Sheriff, Margaret Blanton, Anne Oxford, Cassidy Turner, Libby Benton, Ham Mitchell, and our Shut-ins.

    In addition, please keep in your prayers, Paula Fleshman, Shirley Wagner (Brenda Young’s sister), Norma Taylor (Geneva Mitchell’s sister), and our Armed Forces.

    Keep in your prayers Pattie Peele. You may send Pattie a card at 217 Fareham Drive, Venice, Fl 34293.

THE CAMBRIDGE DEACON FELLOWSHIP FOR 2009

  • John McKenzie, Chairperson
  • Geneva Mitchell, Vice Chairperson
  • Kandra Brummett, Vice Chairperson
  • Steve Bateson
  • George Fleshman
  • Peggy Jack
  • Price McLean

If you have any personal or family needs or concerns that you want to discuss with someone from the church, please feel free to call any of the deacons at any time.


PRAY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BIRTHDAYS THIS MONTH OCTOBER

    SERVANT SCHEDULE DURING OCTOBER 2009

    Deacon of the Month -Peggy Jack

    Cambridge Commons Newsletter Nov '09

    From The Pastors Desk:

    As a young family living in Burlington, Vermont, we attended a Methodist Church which had a very clever Stewardship Committee. Like a lot of churches, we struggled with getting enough contributions by the members to cover expenses. We struggled with getting enough nursery workers and Sunday School teachers. We seemed to always have an abundance of people to come out for church social functions but only a handful would attend business meetings.

    One year, the Stewardship Committee came up with the clever idea of having buttons made up with only one word printed on them: TUIT. When a person made a commitment to support the church financially (we filled out pledge/commitment cards), or to teach a Sunday School class, or to serve in the nursery or on a committee, they were given a button and asked to wear it to church. When other people saw the button and asked what it stood for, the wearer would explain, It’s a round tuit. When it comes to serving the Lord in the church, I’m finally getting a round tuit. Everyone got the point, and pretty soon practically the whole church was wearing a button. We saw an increase in giving and also many of the unfilled positions on committees and tasks in the church were staffed.

    1 Peter 4:10 says, Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.

    Too often we rely on someone else to do the job in the church we are equipped to do and should be doing. We expect someone else to sing in the holiday choir, or to serve in the nursery, or to chair a team or committee, or to support the church financially. But in doing so, we’re missing out on the tremendous joy there is in worshipping and working together in the Body of Christ.

    Don’t you think it’s time to get a round tuit?

    Serving Christ,

    Pastor Jay

    There are three kinds of people in the world: those who dont know whats happening, those who watch whats happening, and those who make things happen. – Nicholas Murray Butler, former president Columbia University


    UPCOMING EVENT

    SAVE THE DATE!

    Please join us on Sunday, November 15, 2009 for a special Recognition Luncheon in honor of Mike Wilson and Stephanie Layton. The luncheon will be held in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the morning service and there is no charge. Make your plans now to stay and fellowship with us as we honor Mike and Stephanie, for their years of service and invaluable contributions to our Cambridge family.

     

    CAMBRIDGE ELDERBERRIES

    Elderberries November Monthly Luncheon is scheduled for Friday, November 6 @ 12:00 noon in the Fellowship Hall at church. Please bring a covered dish of your choice to share, beverages and bread will be provided by the luncheon team.

    Following lunch Mr. Al Allen will entertain us with a varied program of songs. Al loves singing, has sung in choirs, barbershop groups, amateur theater and individual performances. He and his wife, Arletta moved to the Richmond area from Vermont to be closer to their family.

    We invite you to come and bring a friend or neighbor to join us for this fellowship time. Please contact either Linda Trent or Rita Gregory, if you plan to attend.

    Operation Gratitude deadline is Sunday, November 8. Please complete your scarves and/or gaiters and place them on the rack in the Commons Area or give them to Geneva Mitchell. Also, we are asking everyone in our church family to take the time to write a note or sign a Christmas card for our troops serving our Country . Either one of these gestures from you will warm the heart of a service person during the holidays. Thank you for your participation.

    Gaither Band Concert on November 13 @ 7:00 p.m. If you do not already have a ticket and would like to join us, please go out on the internet and purchase your ticket through TicketMaster and then let Geneva Mitchell know if you would like to ride the church bus with the Elderberries group.

     

    THE CAMBRIDGE FAMILY NIGHT MINISTRY

    Wednesday Night Fellowship & Dinner will be featuring the following menu entrée selections for the month of November:

    November 4 – Pancakes with Bacon & Sausage

    November 11 – Fried Chicken

    November 21 – Ham (Thanksgiving Dinner)

    November 28 – No Dinner Provided ~Thanksgiving Service @ 7:00 p. m.

    Reservations are preferred each week by filling out a reservation form located in the bulletin on the tear off section and placing it into the offering plate on Sundays or calling the church office by 12:00 noon on Tuesdays. The cost for a meal will remain $2.00 per child ages 3 thru 11, $4.00 per person ages 12 and up and $10.00 maximum per family.

    We invite each of you within our church to come and bring a friend, neighbor or relative to have dinner and enjoy the fellowship time with us on Wednesday nights.


    CHILDRENS MINISTRY

    TEAMKID

    Well, despite the outbreak of flu, fever and general yuk, October’s Bring Your Friend Night was a big success! We had four guests and a number of children invited friends who could not attend for various reasons.

    The children were VERY excited to play the games that Terry Turner had for them and they did a beautiful job decorating the prayer journals that Megan and Terry Tusing had as their craft. Chad Stillwell provided the children’s message of being a friend and that you can always count on Jesus as your friend. Libby Benton once again provided snacks that were over the top. For those who did not get a bite of the ice cream cake, you missed out on a delicious treat!

    A special thanks to Stephanie Layton for lining up our volunteers for the Nursery and Pre-School TeamKID. Finally, a BIG thank you to Kim Bowman, Dianne Bangham, Allison Jarrar, Joyce Layton, and Judy Offenback for pitching in at the last minute to supervise the nursery and Pre-school program.

    CHILDRENS CHURCH

    CHILDRENS CHURCH is in need of a volunteer to teach in the rotation and another volunteer to be the helper in the rotation. Please contact Michelle Banholzer.

    NURSERY TEAM

    NURSERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Due to illnesses and several other reasons, we continue to have a need for more Sunday morning nursery volunteers at worship time. Please prayerfully consider whether you are willing to help with this ministry, or if you are willing to serve more than you are already scheduled. Contact Barbara Lynch or Alaina DeHaven.

     

    EVANGELISM

    November is Evangelism Emphasis Month at Cambridge

    Cambridge has designated November as Evangelism Emphasis Month, a time for emphasizing Sharing Gods Love with our Neighbors Near and Far. Can you think of a better way to share God’s love with a neighbor whether someone living in the townhouses next to the church or in a remote village in the mountains of Peru than by introducing them to the Lord Jesus Christ, who paid the penalty for our sin so that we might be able to spend eternity with God?

    The focus of this month-long emphasis will be incorporating a heart for evangelism into our church culture, and to make this happen we will be working with Sunday School classes and other small groups and ministry groups within the church (Youth, Men’s & Women’s Ministries, Children’s Ministries, etc.). The Church was commissioned to Go and make disciples by our Lord Jesus Christ, but what happens all too often is that everybody’s job becomes nobody’s job. To remedy this, we want to incorporate evangelism into the life & activity of every class and/or small group. Specifically, we will be asking them to ask themselves:

    Who do we know that needs to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ?

    How can God, through His Holy Spirit, use us in that process?

    We will begin to identify, pray for, and seek out ways to reach these people for Christ. We will be utilizing techniques & principles we learned in Just Walk Across the Room, and will be offering refresher / new trainings in the four session Just Walk Across the Room video study.

    Randy Graham will kick off our evangelism emphasis with a special message on Sunday, Nov. 8th, and Pastor Jay will continue the emphasis in messages throughout the month. Information packages will be distributed in the near future to all Sunday School teachers and ministry and small group leaders, and Randy Graham will be following up individually with each teacher / leader to discuss how this can work for each class and/or ministry group. We will also be announcing dates & times for Just Walk Across the Room training classes.

     

    THE FLOWER TEAM

    POINSETTIA ORDERS If you would like to participate in decorating our sanctuary for the Christmas season check your Sunday Bulletin to place your Poinsettia order in honor of or in memory of a loved one. The cost of the Poinsettia is $12.00 and please place your completed order form in the offering plate or turn in to Mary in the Church Office. All orders must be accompanied with your payment by Sunday, November 29, 2009. You will be able to take your poinsettia home after the Christmas Eve Service on December 24, 2009.

    DECORATE THE CHURCH Want to jumpstart your Advent preparation and Holiday spirit? Want to spend time with a fun bunch of folks after your Thanksgiving feasting, football overload and the crush of Black Friday? Make plans to be at CBC on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 10:00am to help the Flower Team decorate the church for the holidays. We will have holiday music, snacks, and great fellowship to really get you in the mood! All ages are welcome!

     

    HOLIDAY SEASON EVENTS

    Hanging of the Greens Service Nov. 29, 2009 10:30 a.m.

    Adventus, the Latin word for coming, is the root of our word Advent. In celebration of Christ’s first arrival in Bethlehem more than 2000 years ago, and in expectation and preparation for His return we celebrate the Advent season. As part of our collective and personal preparation, the Celebration of the Greens service will be during the morning worship service on Sunday, November 29, the first Sunday of Advent. Plan to attend and enjoy this meaningful service. Tell your friends and neighbors, it is a wonderful way to begin your Advent season.

    Nursery for ages newborn 4 years will be provided during the entire service. Children from Kindergarten and up are encouraged to stay and enjoy the service.

    Chili, Carols, and Cookies- Dec. 20, 2009 5:00 8:00 p.m.

    Start your holiday week off on the right note – join us for a Chili Supper in the Fellowship Hall followed by Caroling at Lexington Court and end the night with Hot Chocolate and Cookies. Singers of all age and ability are welcome make a joyful noise!

    Longest Night Service Dec. 21, 7:00 8:00 p.m.

    For many people, the approaching holidays are not a joyous time. For some people it is the most depressing time of year. The pain of lost family and friends is felt more sharply; losses of relationships, health, or jobs often cloud our minds. All of the colored lights, Christmas cookies and holiday feasts cannot overcome this darkness that surrounds us. Many of us need the space and time to acknowledge our sadness and concern. We need to know that we are not alone. The Longest Night worship service provides an opportunity to do that.

    Join us on Monday, December 21 at 7:00 pm, for a time of special music, scripture, silent reflection, healing prayer and communion. If you know those whose Christmas joy is mixed with pain, please invite them to join us at the Longest Night service. Everyone is welcome. Nursery (ages newborn to 3yrs.) provided by prior request.

    Christmas Eve Candlelight service Dec. 24, 5:00 6:00 p.m.

    Make your holiday season complete by celebrating the true meaning of Christmas – Bring your family, invite your friends and neighbors, and share the light. All ages welcome – No Nursery provided.

     

    MENS MINISTRY

    MENS BIBLE STUDY

    Every Monday morning 17 men arrive at Cambridge at 6:30 A.M. to participate in the Men’s Bible Study. Despite the early hour there is lively participation in the study of James.

    We always have plenty of strong coffee and occasionally a hardy breakfast, so if you are up early, come and join us!

    The Mens Ministry Lunch Groups will meet as follows for the month of November.

    Please mark your calendar and bring a friend.

    Midtown Mens Lunch Group will meet at Extra Billy’s, 5205 West Broad Street on Tuesday, November 17 at 11:45 a.m.

    Downtown Mens Lunch Group will meet at Peking 1302 E. Cary Street on Thursday, November 24 at 11:45 a.m.

    Romeo Lunch Group meets the last Thursday of the month at 12:00 p.m. at a rotating location Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday this month, they will meet on Thursday, November 19 at the The Daily Grind in Short Pump (cycle is Daily Grind/Tony’s/Captain D’s). Contact George Fleshman at with any questions.

     

    CAMBRIDGE MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

    LEXINGTON COURT MINISTRY

    The residents of Lexington Court enjoyed the October birthday party. Some of the youth came out to help, and on Sunday, November 22nd the Young Adult Sunday School Class will be volunteering.

    On Sunday, November 29th, we will begin collecting Christmas gifts to be given to the residents at their annual Santa Party . Please watch the weekly bulletin for an insert listing appropriate gifts to be given.

    Thanks to everyone who participates in our ministry at Lexington Court.

    Rita Gregory, Coordinator

    Lexington Court Ministry

     

    ITS TIME TO GATHER NEW TOYS AND CLOTHING FOR THE 2009 CHURCH HILL CHRISTMAS STORE!

    Can you imagine a household with children, but with no presents on Christmas morning? We at Cambridge have the opportunity to again participate in bringing joy to those children whose parents are unable to afford gifts. Please be generous in bringing items for the Christmas store .

    We call it a Christmas Store because the items are not simply given away. A small amount is charged for each child, entitling the parents to select toys and clothing. The money collected is used in a neighborhood fuel assistance fund.

    We need gifts for children ages birth through 12 years. (The Center reports shortages for 7 10 year olds.)

    Suggestions:

    - Clothing (including jeans, sweaters, sweatshirts, sleepwear, hats, gloves, socks, underwear)

    - Games

    - Toys (Please go easy on stuffed animals and Barbies.)

    - Books

    - Bicycles and helmets

    In other words, purchase gifts you would want your child to receive. Do not wrap the gifts, however donations of wrapping paper are appreciated.


    Sunday, November 29 is the deadline to donate. Let’s fill up the box in the Commons.

    If you would like to volunteer at the store, please contact Glinda Ford. Set up is Dec. 4, shopper assistance on Dec. 5.

     

    PERU MISSION TRIPS

    It is now time to start planning for the 2010 Trips to Peru. Cambridge is now planning to lead three of these trips. A brief recap of each of these trips is given below.

    January 02-10, 2010 This trip is scheduled at a time when most college students will still be on break. The emphasis of this trip will be to encourage and support the Bible studies in the towns of Usibamba and San Jose DeQuero. There is a possibility of a marriage ceremony and a public baptism for Believers during this time. We need to pray for God to raise up native leaders in each of these towns.

    April 03-11, 2010 This trip is scheduled during our public school Spring Break. The emphasis of this trip will be to develop stronger relationships with current Christians and encourage them. Some thought is being given as to spending time with a family as they tend flocks and grow crops in the fields. It would be good to better appreciate the daily needs of the natives. There is a need to re-visit the kindergartens and take them construction paper and pencils.

    November 13-21, 2010 This trip will be a medical emphasis trip. We plan to have one dentist and one doctor on this trip. The dentist will be extracting teeth and the doctor will go into the elementary schools to conduct preliminary medical screenings of the students. A support staff of one or two will be required for each of the doctors.

    Please be praying for members who have been to Peru before to be willing to take on a logistics coordinator role. This person will be basically in charge of paying the bills. Of course, plane tickets and insurance would be purchased prior to leaving on the trip. I will be responsible for developing the budget and arranging for transportation and drivers. Our Missions Committee will budget some funds for these trips but each member will be required to provide their own expenses after the first $600. It is estimated that the total trip costs will range between $1200 and $1500. Perhaps some of you who cannot actually go to Peru would be willing to provide gifts to the Peru Fund that would enable someone else to go. Should you need a new passport or need an updated passport, don’t wait to get the process started. The entire process needs to be bathed in prayer, please be a prayer partner

    Should you have comments or questions, please contact George Fleshman. Parents, this will be a great opportunity to take your child on a mission trip so that missions can be seen in action.

    George Fleshman

    Cambridge Baptist Church Missions Committee

    International Missions Coordinator

     

    OFF CAMPUS SMALL GROUP

    The Off Campus Small Group will next meet on Monday, November 9th at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Wanda and Danny Journey. Their meetings have changed this year to the second and fourth Monday’s of each month.

    The following are their planned meeting dates for the rest of 2009 at 7:30 p.m. on each of these nights:

    November 09, 2009

    November 23, 2009

    December 14, 2009

     

    STEWARDSHIP TEAM

    Dear Cambridge Family,

    Especially during these challenging economic times we pray that we will all be good stewards of What God has blessed us with our earthly treasures as well as our time and our talents.

    Please be in prayer as we seek God’s guidance for Cambridge during this difficult time and that our budget will be a reflection of our mission statement and our commitment to Him and His work.

    Joyce Layton, Stewardship Team

     

    WOMENS MINISTRY

    ITS NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN The Womens Ministry study of Esther by Beth Moore on Wednesday nights from 7 8 p.m. We are currently in week 3 of the study. Lifeway “Beth Moore’s newest Bible study is Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman. Going up against heavyweights bent on her destruction, Esther trusted God and landed a blow that saved her people. The Old Testament story of Esther is a profile in courage and contains many modern parallels for today’s woman. Esther’s destiny can be yours as you know more deeply the God who is in your corner. Contact Michelle Banholzer if you need more information or have any questions.

     

    YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS

    Cambridge Baptist Church Youth 2009 Fall Schedule (Mark Your Calendars Now!!!)

    Rev. Win Davis Pastor to Youth & Young Adults

  • Sunday School (beginning with breakfast fellowship) every Sunday from 9:15 AM- 10:25 AM and Worship from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM.
  • Dinner Fellowship/ Bible Study every Wed from 6 PM to 8 PM
  • Celebration 6:33 at 6:33 p.m. every Sunday in the Sanctuary

  • We may add other events/ mission projects as opportunities become available.

    November 2009

    Sunday School (beginning with breakfast fellowship) every Sunday from 9:15 AM- 10:25 AM and Worship from 10:30 AM 11:45 AM.

    1: Celebration 6:33 Contemporary Worship Service begins at 6:33 PM

    4: Dinner Fellowship Wed Night Bible Study

    8: Celebration 6:33 Contemporary Worship Service begins at 6:33 PM

    11: Dinner Fellowship/Wed Night Bible Study

    13: Camp Out/NBA w/ Ragland Youth Leave 5:00 PM Friday-

    14: Return 1:00PM Sat

    15: Celebration 6:33 Contemporary Worship Service begins at 6:33 PM

    18: Thanksgiving Dinner fellowship/Wed Night Bible Study

    22: Celebration 6:33 Contemporary Worship Service begins at 6:33 PM

    25: NO YOUTH activities Happy Thanksgiving!

    29: Celebration 6:33 Contemporary Worship Service begins at 6:33 PM

    December 2009

    Sunday School (beginning with breakfast fellowship) every Sunday from 9:15 AM- 10:25 AM and Worship from 10:30 AM 11:45 AM.

    2: Dinner Fellowship Wed Night Bible Study

    6: Celebration 6:33 Contemporary Worship Service begins at 6:33 PM

    9: Dinner Fellowship Wed Night Bible Study

    12: NBA ministry/lunch at Red Robin. (8 AM- 2 PM) ($ for lunch)

    13: Celebration 6:33 Contemporary Worship Service begins at 6:33 PM

    16: Christmas Dinner Fellowship Wed Night Bible Study

    20: Chili, Carols, and Cookies begins at 5:00 PM

    27: Celebration 6:33 Contemporary Worship Service begins at 6:33 PM

    30 Jan 1: Winterfest @ Liberty. Leave CBC 10 AM Wed/return Jan 1approx Noon – cost $85

    Major Retreat Schedule 2010 (Mark Your Calendar Now!!!)

    January 29-30: Acquire the Fire Richmond ($50.00 for food/ lodging) (tickets to event were donated)

    Feb 12-14: Disciple Now!

    April 3-7: World Changers mission trip ($100.00) Charleston, South Carolina (spring break)

    July 12-16: SBCV STUDENTZ Camp at Liberty University ($225.00)

    August ???: African Mission Trip to Christ Church Orphanage (young adults only)


    WORDS OF APPRECIATION

    Dear Cambridge Family,

    Thank you so much for all the prayers and support during our time of terrible loss. The flowers were beautiful. We hope to replace our sorrow with the wonderful memories George left us all.

    Love, Sheri Thomas


    PRAY FOR YOUR FAMILY IN CHRIST

    Please be in prayer for the following Cambridge Family members and let them know you care by contacting them in whatever way you feel appropriate: Shirley Patterson,

    Vanessa McKenzie, Ernestine Harris, Debbie Davis, Patsy Ballance, Georgia Morgan, Angelia King, Kandra Brummett, Janet Sheriff, Judy Offenback, Erin Anderson, Margaret Blanton, Anne Oxford, Cassidy Turner, Libby Benton, Ham Mitchell, Vernon Wesson, Vicki Olsen, Karen Hodges and George Thomas Family and our Shut-ins.

    In addition, please keep in your prayers, Paula Fleshman, Pastor Jays son, Brian, Lane Martin (Florence Walters grandson), Shirley Wagner (Brenda Youngs sister), Norma Taylor (Geneva Mitchells sister), Florence Bradley (Betty Wessons Sister) and our Armed Forces.

    Keep in your prayers Pattie Peele. You may send Pattie a card.


    THE CAMBRIDGE DEACON FELLOWSHIP FOR 2009

    • John McKenzie, Chairperson
    • Geneva Mitchell, Vice Chairperson
    • Kandra Brummett, Vice Chairperson
    • Steve Bateson
    • George Fleshman
    • Peggy Jack
    • Price McLean

    If you have any personal or family needs or concerns that you want to discuss with someone from the church, please feel free to call any of the deacons at any time.

    Making the Contributions in Life

    November 1, 2009

    _____________________________________________________________________________________________

    From The Pastor’s Desk:

    “Making the Contributions in Life

    As a young family living in Burlington, Vermont, we attended a Methodist Church which had a very clever Stewardship Committee. Like a lot of churches, we struggled with getting enough contributions by the members to cover expenses. We struggled with getting enough nursery workers and Sunday School teachers. We seemed to always have an abundance of people to come out for church social functions but only a handful would attend business meetings.

    One year, the Stewardship Committee came up with the clever idea of having buttons made up with only one word printed on them: TUIT. When a person made a commitment to support the church financially (we filled out pledge/commitment cards), or to teach a Sunday School class, or to serve in the nursery or on a committee, they were given a button and asked to wear it to church. When other people saw the button and asked what it stood for, the wearer would explain, Its a round tuit. When it comes to serving the Lord in the church, Im finally getting a round tuit. Everyone got the point, and pretty soon practically the whole church was wearing a button. We saw an increase in giving and also many of the unfilled positions on committees and tasks in the church were staffed.

    1 Peter 4:10 says, Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering Gods grace in its various forms. 11 If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.

    Too often we rely on someone else to do the job in the church we are equipped to do and should be doing. We expect someone else to sing in the holiday choir, or to serve in the nursery, or to chair a team or committee, or to support the church financially. But in doing so, were missing out on the tremendous joy there is in worshipping and working together in the Body of Christ.

    Dont you think its time to get a round tuit?

    Serving Christ,

    Pastor Jay

    There are three kinds of people in the world: those who dont know whats happening, those who watch whats happening, and those who make things happen. Nicholas Murray Butler, former president Columbia University