last update May 23, 2016


Memorial Day Picnic: Memorial Day is right around the corner! As we continue to pursue community life at Colonial, we are canceling our 5 pm service on Sunday, May 29, to have a church-wide picnic here on the grounds. The food will be catered by Southland: Carolina BBQ, Fried Chicken, Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Corn on the Cob, Slaw, Tea, Lemonade, and Ice Cream for the Kids! Cost $7 per person or $20 per family.
Please bring your lawn chairs and come enjoy a great day of food and fellowship!

Church Office Schedule: Colonial’s Church Office will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. In an emergency, please call the office and leave a message as we will monitor voicemail throughout the day.

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.

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.

Baptism Service: Join us in the gymnasium Sunday, June 20, after the morning service as we witness the testimonies of people following Christ in Believer’s Baptism. If you would like to be baptized, please contact the church office (757.479.0755).

Thank You: We want to thank each of you, our Colonial family, for your love, prayers and meals provided as we have walked this path of my mom’s home-going to her Savior. “Miss Ellie” loved each of you very much. We rejoice that we can hold on to His promises that one day we will all worship Him together. “Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.” II Peter 1:2 – Lori Tise

J1 Ministry: Each year 1400 international workers come to Virginia Beach for temporary employment at the beach. To reach these workers, Virginia Beach Community Chapel (VBCC) has organized three weekly events June 14 through mid-August. Contact Aaron Broughton for more information.

DC Outreach: See your bulletin insert for information about the June 4 outreach in Washington D.C.

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.


Awards and Carnival Night: Congratulations, clubbers, for all your hard work! Let’s enjoy our time together celebrating God’s building in our lives. We hope you have a great summer! See you in September!


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.

Coming Events


Wednesday May 25: AWANA Awards Night and Carnival

Sunday May 29: Memorial Weekend – Picnic – No PM Service

Monday, May 30: Memorial Day – Office Closed

Sunday, June 5: PM – Communion

Sunday, June 12: AM – Baptism; PM – New Members Join

Sunday, June 19: Father’s Day – No PM Service

Monday-Friday, June 20-24: Youth Camp at CBC

Sunday, June 26: No PM Service – ABS Grace Gatherings

Sunday. July 17: Pastor Belford’s First Sunday

Sunday, July 31: AM – Pastor Belford’s Installation