Richmond’s largest emergency shelter, sheltering up to 110 people per night. The hard work of 15,000 volunteers and 155 host congregations creates a safe and hospitable place for our most vulnerable citizens. DBC serves as a host congregation twice a year. Guests come to the church in the evening for supper and spend the night for a week (Saturday to Saturday). They are picked up in the morning after breakfast and return in the evening. We provide a safe place with meals, showers, and laundry.
DBC partners with the food pantry located at Welborne UMC to serve people in our community needing help with food. The pantry is open twice a week, Mondays – 5 to 6:30pm and Thursdays – 9:30 to 11:30 am.
ReEstablish Richmond is an organization working to help refugees establish roots, build community and become self-sufficient. The community around Derbyshire is the second largest resettlement area in Richmond for refugee families.
The River City Faith Network is an urban association composed of 48 churches and missions in the greater Richmond area. RCFN operates 3 inner-city Baptist Centers in Church Hill, Oregon Hill and South Richmond. Since 1915, Camp Alkulana has operated a summer camp for inner-city boys and girls from Richmond and the centers.
This Spring The River City Faith Network has a number of opportunities with which you can partner and give. Come out on April 27th to their Silent Auction and Dinner to benefit Camp Alkaluana, or you can help them get ready for the Camp during the work days on May 18th and June 1st. For more information and to get involved reach out to our Mission Chair Sue Lawrence.
The Baptist General Association of Virginia is a cooperative missions and ministry organization that consists of over 1400 churches in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The BGAV was established in 1823 and it has always existed to “furnish the Baptist churches of Virginia a medium of cooperation for the propagation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and for the advancement of the Redeemer’s Kingdom by all methods in accord with the Word of God.”