Our wood ministry is in full force during these cold winter months! This Saturday, please join us for a Split/Stack event at the collection site in Warrenton. The weather looks really good after the past two weeks, and we have two log splitters on site ready for volunteers. We’ll plan to meet at 9am and be completed around 11am so you can enjoy the remainder of your day.
Working in conjunction with the Fauquier Community Coalition, our volunteers donated more than 70 hours of labor at the wood collection site in Warrenton. From this site, donations of firewood were made to more than 60 families in Fauquier and Rappahannock counties that would not have had wood for heating or cooking without this ministry.
The upcoming months will allow us to organize and get a jump on preparations for the next season; we plan to have split and stack events on the second and fourth Saturdays each month in February, March and April.
Continue reading “Upcoming Firewood Ministry Split & Stack Events”
“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.
Continue reading “Ministry of the Month: Saint James’ Firewood Ministry”
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10 | 9-11am | @ WARRENTON COLLECTION SITE
Thank you to Rick Miller, Jody Del Signore, Lynn Ward, and the Borgstrom boys for delivering much needed wood to five families throughout Fauquier County last Saturday!
The Wood Ministry has identified eight families thus far that are in dire need of wood for heating of their homes this winter. We’ve been working hard for several months to split and stack wood for these winter deliveries, and we have depleted the stored wood from the upper site.
We are planning our next big split / stack / delivery date on Saturday morning, December 10 from 9-11 at the Warrenton Collection site.
Continue reading “The Next Firewood Ministry Split, Stack and Delivery Day is December 10”
Saturday, November 26 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
The cold weather is upon us (in case you haven’t been outside!) We have been preparing for months by splitting and stacking mountains of wood at the Warrenton collection. Now it’s time to deliver!
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We are looking for volunteers to help us deliver cords of wood to homes throughout Fauquier this Saturday morning. We need pickup trucks or vehicles with sturdy trailers along with drivers and delivery volunteers. Teams of two to three with load up at the Warrenton collection site behind Walmart and be assigned 1-2 dropoffs in the county. Residents who will be receiving wood will be aware of the delivery, so it will not be a surprise when you arrive.
Continue reading “Wood Ministry Delivery Day is Saturday, November 26!”
Wood Ministry Collection Date – This Saturday, October 15, 8:30a-12pm
Third time’s a charm! The weather looks very promising for this Saturday so we’re planning to chop and stack (and maybe deliver) lots of wood for families in need in our area. In conjunction with the local church outreach efforts mentioned in the newspaper this past week, we will have a few members from several churches also joining us at the site but there is a lot of work to do.
We have expanded the collection time to 8:30am to 12 noon on Saturday. Please drop by if you are in town and willing to donate an hour or two to help chop, split, and stack wood. If you have a pick-up truck or trailer, we may have some deliveries for you (in a team) as well – Lynn Ward will coordinate that onsite on Saturday morning.
Continue reading “Wood Stacking Rescheduled to This Saturday”
Due to the rain already received and the forecast for this weekend, the Wood Ministry event for this Saturday, October 1, is being postponed.
A new date will be announced shortly – keep watching the weekly announcements and our social media channels for future updates!
For more information or to help with this ministry, please contact Colin Borgstrom at 540-270-3285 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the expected record heat on Saturday, the Wood Ministry team as decided to POSTPONE the wood stacking / splitting event for this weekend until Saturday, October 1 – 9:00-11:00am. Please keep watching the church newsletters for more information as we get closer to this date. Continue reading “Wood Stacking POSTPONED until October 1”