All aspects of our lives are to be lived to God�s glory.Our Sunday morning worship activities are intended to spark a commitment in the way we order and live the rest of our lives.Below are just a few ways Haymarket Baptist Church wants to help you deepen your relationship with God throughout the week.
A warm, clean, and welcoming nursery awaits infants and toddlers, from newborn up to 3 years old.Two paid nursery workers along with church members staff the nursery.There are plenty of things for children to explore and do in the nursery, including their very own Sunday school class.Infants are kept in a separate room within the nursery.The nursery is available at any church-wide gathering.
Establishing a safe environment where trust can be built is the first step in developing a child�s faith.Haymarket
seeks to minister to the whole child in a safe and supportive way that
introduces children to the stories of the Christian faith and the
person of Jesus while creating a place of belonging in our church
community.This is accomplished through a holistic approach that includes:
Year-long, age specific, children�s Sunday school classes
in which children over the age of three participate in both the worship
service with their parents, a children�s sermon with the pastor, and
then a separate service geared toward their learning.
Friends for children ages 3 - 7 and Children in Action for
children ages 8 - 12 are offered Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:00, this
comming fall during the school year.
Missions activities, in which children can use their own unique and meaningful gifts to help others and share the gospel.
Fun family activities including a fall trunk-or-treat, spring Easter egg hunt, and other outings.
Children Sunday School Classes We
provide loving care that instills trust and hands-on activities that
begin to teach the stories of our faith for infants through elementary
age. Divided into age-appropriate classes.
Nursery and Toddlers (Infants up to two years) - Nursery Room Led by Brenda Sellers
Preschool (Three to four years) - Room 24 - Led by Mary Lou Vail
Kindergarten and First Grade - Room 23 - Led by Frances Kennedy
Second and Third Grade - Room 21 - Led by Amy Carter-Stewart
Fourth and Fifth Grade - Room 53 second floor - Led by Vicki Tackett
youth are transitioning at different rates from childhood and
dependence on their parents, to late adolescence and exerting
independence.It is during this time that youth move from concrete thinkers to abstract thinkers, building their own beliefs and values.Haymarket
Baptist Church�s youth program exists to facilitate youth and their
families during these formative years and provide a place for youth to
develop their own set of beliefs and values.More
than simply a safe place to have fun, though we certainly do, the youth
group follows the overall goal of the church, which is to live the
gospel of Jesus together and into the world.Haymarket
youth seek to develop a holistic view of Christian discipleship in
which, community, witnessing, worship, and service are stressed.The
goal for graduating youth is that they have a sense of self-worth
informed by God�s love so that upon moving on to college or career,
active church participation is their own desire and expectation.Some highlights of the youth calendar include:
Mission Trips � last summer 26 youth and chaperones worked in New Orleans
Weekend Retreats, which include skiing trips, white water rafting, and camping
Weekly discipleship groups and worship time called �In-Reach�
Monthly social gatherings
Leadership opportunities in which youth are in charge such as Youth Sunday and the servantship team.
Local missions �
the youth have participated in missions both in the Washington DC area
and Northern VA, serving food banks, children�s after school programs,
and homeless shelters.
Youth Sunday School Classes: The
Youth meet in the youth room for an opening assembly that includes
announcements and music. the youth then move to middle school and high
school classes that challenge students through Bible study to think
deeply and to reflect as Christians on their life experiences.
Middle School - Room 57 second floor beside the youth room - Led by Beth Hensley
High School - Youth Room second floor - Led by Patrick and Regina Moore
Opportunities for adults to connect and serve are endless at Haymarket.Whether
you are new to the area and looking for Christian community, wanting to
lend your talents to a ministry inside or outside the church, or
wanting to grow deeper in a committed relationship with Christ,
Haymarket Baptist has something for you!
For those curious about following in the way of Christ, we offer an inquirers� class.This gives you a chance to learn more about the church and about Jesus, whom we follow.There is no commitment in coming to this class, so please see this as an easy way to learn more about our church and faith.
We also offer a number of age-directed and topic directed Sunday school classes which meet all year long.More
than a place where scripture and discipleship are discussed, these
Sunday school classes are a great place to slow down and connect to
others in the fast-paced Washington metro area.They also serve as a social network, a support group, and a place to serve others in the community.
Adult Sunday School Classes:
College and Young Adults - Room 52 second floor - Ages 18 - 25 led by Brenda Knighton A
time and place for topical discussion of the Bible, issues that
are relevant to those entering the adult world and the importance
of Christ in their lives.
Foundations - Room 49 second floor - Young adults led by John Pross Generally,
a topical study that is relevant to young adults seeking to become
established in a career, start a family and build community.
Seekers - Room 51 second floor - A class open to all ages led by Bernice Pearson The
group is discussion driven but a safe place to listen and be
heard. This group follows the Smyth & Helys formation literature.
Spectrum - Room 45 second floor - Led by Bill Crisp A
class with a wide range of ages and perspective, thus the name specturm
folcuses on exploring a differnt book of the Bible each quarter.
Lawler - Room 1 first floor - Led by Jane Strong A
class of retired men and women who study the Bible as it relates
to their lives, care for one another, and share in times of fellowship.
Fellowship - Room 5 first floor - Led by Herb young A men's class ages 40 - 60. This class follows Lifeway's Life Ventures literature.
Ambassadors - Room 4 first floor Led by Dee Thompson Open
to adults of all ages, the class operates from botha discussion and
lecture envirnment and follows the Smyth and Helways Formations
Praising Hands - Room 6 first floor - Led by Joe Mazzue A
hearing-impaired class that builds community around Bible study
and outreach to the larger hearing-impaired population. They use
the Exploring the Bible literature.
New Member Class - Led by miniterial staff and church members Offered
periodically throughout the year, the class gives new members and those
considering joining the church insight on its history, its
Christian mission and Baptist heritage, points of connection, ministry
opportunities, and committee structure.
In addition to Sunday school classes, Men�s and Women�s Bible study classes meet weekly.If
missions interests you, our Women on Mission is a group geared toward
mission minded women, while our men meet periodically to train for
disaster relief work and outreach.
Deaf and Hearing-Impaired
We are blessed with a number of deaf and hearing-impaired members.They have joined together to create a ministry to deaf and hearing-impaired people throughout the community.This group worships along with the rest of the church at least once a month, lead by a gifted interpreter.The rest of the month they hold their own specially designed worship service after their Sunday school class.This group also works toward special missions emphasis and regularly fellowships together outside our church gatherings.
Our chancel choir is lead by Dr. Patricia Howell.The chancel choir assists in our Sunday morning worship service and lends its talents to special performances during the year.There is always room for more people interested in making a joyful noise to the Lord.The choir practices each Wednesday night from 7:30 � 8:30 pm in the choir room.The church also has a full set of hand bells that are used by children and adult bell choirs.
Our church places a high priority on being Christ�s presence to our community and world.We commit yearly a large percentage of our budget to state, national, and world missions through the BGAV, CBF, and SBC.Our support does not stop there.We
are committed to being Christ�s presence in all aspects of our lives
and we are committed to serving people both at home and abroad.In 2007 alone we have sent members to places like New Orleans, Argentina, and Indonesia.When hurricane Katrina struck, a group of our men were there within days.We
have sponsored adult mission trips to build homes in the Roanoke valley
of Virginia, and our youth have served in Washington, Virginia,
Kentucky, North Carolina, and Louisiana.
Our home touch team works to be a caring extension of our church to those members who are home bound or ill.Making visits as often as possible, these members are the presence of Christ to those who are confined to their home.
Haymarket Baptist Church Preschool
Baptist Church Preschool was founded in 1989 as a ministry of the
church with its goal to provide a loving Christian environment in which
each child can grow in all areas of his/her life, becoming all that God
has intended for them to be.We offer classes for 2�s, 3�s and 4�s, AM and PM programs, and a variety of days of the week to attend.Our Kindergarten Program runs from 9-1, with the option to add Enrichment programs for an extended hour.To learn more about this ministry, please visit our preschool website: www.haymarketbcpreschool.com