Sarah Williams (left) and another team member are talking to people about the member equipping ministry.
Candi Brown, Children's Minister, was dressed as an Egyptian princess, promoting the theme for this summer's Vacation Bible School.
Diane Dinsmore and Jane Pearson were surrounded by the puppets that are a part of their ministry.
Fran Hudgins was there to share about the hospitality ministry.
Steve Blanchard, Associate Pastor for Christian Compassion, was deep in a conversation with two of the ladies.
Billy Davis has been a volunteer chaplain with Central Virginia Raceway Ministries for seven years. The ministry serves NASCAR events at the Richmond International Raceway.
Ruth Hodge (right) has been involved in a ministry that helps new members assimilate into the congregation for many years.
Brenda Andrews (right) leads a ministry that provides showers, food and clothes to homeless in the community three days a week.
The church has a significant outreach to refugees in the community. There is a group of about fifty Bhutanese refugees who are in church every Sunday.
I counted fifty-nine different ministry groups represented at the fair. The fair came at the end of the annual stewardship emphasis. Stewardship involves using our time and abilities just as much as it means giving our money. A church is filled with members who all have different skills, abilities and spiritual gifts. For the church to function effectively every member should use their abilities for the benefit of the church. I often suggest that a person should be involved in a ministry that capitalizes on their known abilities. But, in addition, we participate in a ministry that allows us to explore whether we have a gift or not.
It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Ephesians 4: 11-13