last update Apr. 25, 2016


Pastoral Candidate Vote: Last Sunday, the CBC family voted to call Dr. Brent Belford as our new Senior Pastor and he has accepted. Pray for him and his family as they do all the things necessary to move here.

Support Teen Mission Trip: Teens from Colonial’s Youth Ministry will serve in Colorado City, AZ with Brody and Liz Olson for almost two weeks this coming August, and they need your help collecting funds and resources for their trip. To hire this year’s “mission trippers” to do yard work, cleaning, or other odd jobs, contact Pastor Paul Campbell.

Church Camp
Speaker: Michael Saunders • Dates: June 20-24, 2016 • Cost: $150

Colonial Youth Ministry wanted to make the camp experience more accessible to the teens of our church. At Church Camp, we will be studying the Word together as Michael Saunders works through the entire book of Philippians in nine teaching sessions. We will also be working through a 4-day devotional for the week. Our basic schedule will include a teaching session in the morning and in the evening, and a fun activity each afternoon. Church Camp will be a great opportunity for us to build relationships with and encourage each other. We'll have tons of time in the Word and many discussions.

We are really excited to all be working together on this camp. There is no way we could provide all the meals for the teens without you! You can sign up for any part of the meals listed below on our ChurchCamp page on You can sign up to bring one rotisserie chicken or all ten. Please plan to bring the food ready to eat. If possible, it would be great if you could stay and get to spend time with the teens and help with serving. If you are not able to prepare and bring food, but would like to help out still, you can donate towards getting the food.

Walk for Life: TThere is one date left for the annual Walk for Life which benefits Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater: April 30 at the Virginia Zoo. For more information: visit the table in the lobby or go to

Volunteers Needed: If you would be interested in helping with the Children's Summer Study this year, each Wednesday from 7-8 pm, please contact James Varner. There are ministry opportunities to serve children of many ages, ranging from 3 years old to 6th grade and opportunities to help with teaching, music, games, etc. This ministry will run for 14 Wednesdays in June through August.

Thank You
Dear Colonial Family,
thank you for your support and prayers for us on our recent missions trip to Ukraine. Sandy and I returned home on Saturday night after a very full two weeks teaching English to adults as an evangelistic outreach in Dnipropetrovsk. God wonderfully worked and answered those prayers. We had nearly 900 students enrolled and graduated 766. Of those over 60% gave a positive response to the gospel. Sandy taught 4 classes a day with a total of 55 students. I had 3 classes a day with a total of 23 students. On Super Sunday students brought family and friends. The church was packed with an estimated attendance of nearly 1,000, who listened as Michael simply shared the gospel using questions that the students had written to him. The church now will follow up with classes to enable the students to continue to learn and improve their English and with Bible studies for those who wish to attend. We praise God for His strength and enabling. We went with all that we are, through all that He is, all to His glory.
Sandy and Fran


Beach Ball Night: Clubbers, join us for a fun Game Time with a twist on some beach ball fun.


Tuesday Ladies’ Bible Study: All ladies are invited to join us on Tuesday mornings, through May 24, 10-11 am. We will continue our study of Daniel 1-6: Living with the Enemy. Place: Church Chapel. Teacher: Laurel Whitelam. Child care provided.

Mother’s Day Gifts: Attention Ladies of Colonial: Thirty ladies at the Union Mission Women's Shelter will receive a gift bag filled with goodies and encouragement this Mother's Day, and you can be a part of the process. Please stop by the table in the foyer to pick up an information sheet and sign up to participate. Donations will be accepted until May 4.

Virginia Beach Theological Seminary

VBTS Golf Tournament: The 2016 VBTS Golf Classic will be held on Thursday, April 28, at Cahoon Plantation Golf Club. Today is the last day to register.

Seminary Graduation: The Board of Trustees of Virginia Beach Theological Seminary would like to invite the family and friends of Colonial Baptist Church to the Seventeenth Annual Commencement Ceremony on May 1, 2015, at 5 pm at Colonial Baptist Church. The speaker for graduation will be Dr. Mike Windsor. A reception will follow in the seminary building.

Coming Events


Sunday, April 24: No PM Service – ABS Community Gatherings

Thursday, April 28: VBTS Golf Tournament

Sunday, May 1: VBTS Graduation in PM Service

Sunday, May 8: Mother’s Day – No PM Service

Sunday, May 22: No PM Service – ABS Grace Gatherings

Wednesday May 25: AWANA Awards Night and Carnival

Sunday May 29: Memorial Weekend – No PM Service

Monday, May 30: Memorial Day – Office Closed