Local missions

Needs for Friends of the Homeless

Items can be dropped off in the MAC kitchen during office hours. PLEASE LABEL.

For lunches and snacks:
Nabs crackers(any kind and any amount)
Trail mix packs
Bags of crackers, cookies and chips
Fruit cups/spoons
Homemade cookies (that can be frozen till needed)
BumbleBee Chicken salad snack boxes
Little Debbie Snack cakes
Small candies (any kind of snack size)
Bottled water

If a family or group would like to make  non perishable lunches:
2 proteins (peanut butter crackers or trail mix or BumbleBee Snack boxes)
1 fruit cup
1 bagged chip
I dessert (cookie or snack cake)
2-3 small candies
Napkin/spoon
Paper bag- can write message on the bag!

Volunteers Needed! 

Our Winfree Weekday Preschool will be opening on Tuesday, September 8 with on campus learning – within the Department of Social Services guidelines and modifications.

With Chesterfield County Schools moving to total virtual learning in the fall, we want to help provide a place for the elemenatary-aged children of our preschool teachers to complete their schoolwork. We will need 2 volunteers each day, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to supervise 10 elementary-aged children. We will be in the Bible Study classrooms on the 3rd floor, where we can easily maintain social distancing and safety for you and the children.

If you would be able to volunteer for one or more days per week please contact Cynthia Collins, Minister to Children and Families, at cynthia.collins@winfreechurch.org as soon as possible to enable her to create a rotation list.

This is one small way we can be of help to our Winfree Preschool teachers and reach out during this difficult time of pandemic, so please prayerfully consider volunteering.

CARITAS Update:

WELL DONE!

 

Thanks to the generosity of many Winfree members, we have completely outfitted the Sober Living Apartment our church is sponsoring.  We are overwhelmed by and grateful for your help.

 

If you would like a receipt for your donation, there will be some copies in the CARITAS donation bin in the MAC lobby, or you can receive one via email (donnajoy4@huntermichael.com).

 

For those who didn’t get a chance to participate in the shower, we would like to have some welcome notes for the residents of our apartment.  So, if you would like to write a short note welcoming the three residents who will be the first occupants of our unit, please have them in the CARITAS bin in the MAC lobby before August 13, when the units will begin to be set up for occupancy.

 

Questions? Contact Donna Slaughter (739-4876)

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES

Needles, Hooks and Beads
This group meets twice a month for hands-on missions, hand-crafting blankets, prayer shawls, necklaces, earrings and more. Come and learn. Come for great fellowship!

Backpack Ministry

Every weekend we provide backpacks with food for children and families in local schools. On average, we have served more than 100 people every year. 

Throughout the school year, Winfree’s Backpack Ministry provides food for children and their families, who do not have enough to eat. During the upcoming school year, we will serve 4 primary schools:

Watkins Elementary
Greenfield Elementary
Midlothian Middle
Reams Elementary

We will also serve a few families at Robious Elementary, Robious Middle, and Bon Air Elementary schools. Every Tuesday, a dedicated group of volunteers meets at Winfree to pack the backpacks, and then deliver them to the schools for the children to take home on Friday. The children return the backpacks to school the following week, where we pick them up and pack them again. Also, each week one volunteer shops to replenish the food supplies.


Rice Bowl Ministry

The “Rice Bowl” banks remind us that many people in third-world countries have approximately one bowl of rice per day. Spare change and designated offerings support various ministries locally and around the world.

Thanksgiving Meal Bags

We support the CCHASM program that provides Thanksgiving meal packages to families in need.

For more information, please visit CCHASM's website or call the church office at 794-5031.

Middle District Christmas Store
This program helps to provide Christmas presents for children whose parents could not afford to do so. Applications are approved by Chesterfield County and the Middle District Baptist Assoc. Winfree assists with this mission by sponsoring children and volunteering at the store.

 

WANT MORE INFO?

Mask Making

This week 106 lovely Winfree-made masks were delivered to VCU Health! Well done and thank you, Winfree sew-ers. We will continue providing masks to give to CARITAS. Any fabric is acceptable; the 65/35 cotton is most desired. You can drop the masks off at the church during office hours. Please refer to the instructions below by clicking the button that will take you to VCU's website with guidelines.

Winfree Church

P.O. Box 244 | 13617 Midlothian Tpke.

Midlothian, VA 23113

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

(804) 794-5031 | office@winfreechurch.org

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