Ministry of the Month: Saint James’ Firewood Ministry

October 2017

“Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.” – Romans 12:13

Fauquier County is one of the materially wealthiest places in the United States. But that’s not true for everyone who lives here.

Roughly 4,000 people in Fauquier live below the poverty level. And in an area where land prices are high and affordable housing scarce, even more people struggle to make ends meet and to afford those basic needs like decent housing and heat during the winter.

Colin Borgstrom, who heads up the Saint James’ Wood Ministry, emphasizes that the need is everywhere, not just in areas of the county that have been especially left behind in economic development.

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Wood Ministry

We are going to get chopping with the multi-church effort to keep people in need warm this winter.

Warrenton Baptist Church and the Fauquier Community Coalition have been quietly serving a number of the residents of Fauquier County who use wood as a primary source of heat. Many of these people are elderly, disabled, sick, or a combination of all three – all are poor.

This is a three-tiered effort, so you can help with one, two or all three

  1. Harvesting the wood – cut logs at about 18″ and bring them to the site
  2. Splitting and stacking days – use a maul and/or a mechanical wood splitter to split and stack the wood. (Must be over 18 and we require a signed liability agreement)
  3. Delivery – (truck required by crew member)

Please consider this important ministry this winter! Please contact Dorothy Smith if you are interested.