Piney River Baptist Church

Lowesville, Virginia 

COVID-19 Update:  After much thoughtful consideration, PRBC has decided to cancel ALL church activities until the "Stay At Home Order" has been lifted. This decision was not made lightly, but was made in the interest of the health of our congregation and the public. No decision has been made at this time regarding our summer programing. Our status will be re-evaluated  and updates will made here. Please everyone stay safe and look after your neighbors!  Scroll below for a letter from Pastor Jim regarding our closure and what we as Christians can do during this time.  Please also tune in to our Facebook page and YouTube channel where Pastor Jim will be uploading weekly messages!

WELCOME TO PINEY RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH

We're glad you came!



Service Times

Sunday Mornings

Prayer Group: 9:30am 
Sunday School: 10:00am 
Morning Worship: 11:00am 
Children’s Church: 11:00 am (4th Sundays)


W.O.W. (Worhship on Wednesdays)

Dinner: 5:30 pm

Piney River Kids: 6:00 pm

Xstream Youth: 6:00 pm

Adult Study: 6:00 pm

Choir Practice: 7:15 pm


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Our Location

1190 Woodson Rd

Roseland,VA 22967

Ph. 434-277-8625


About Us

We are a church dedicated to Christ, proclaiming His truth and showing His love to everyone. We invite you to join us for worship one Sunday morning.


Contact Us

We would love to hear from you. Feel free to give us a shout and connect with us.


 

1190 Woodson Road

Lowesville, VA 22967

info@pineyriverchurch.org

https://www.facebook.com/PineyRiverBaptistChurch/

 

March 22, 2020

 

Dear Friends,

 

Who would have ever imagined that a time would come when the “Christian” thing to do would be stay home from church?  With medical experts telling us that the Covid-19 virus has become a global pandemic, the public has been urged (or in some cases, required) to stay home to prevent the spread of the disease. For this reason, our deacons have decided to suspend church services through the end of March. By that time, perhaps the virus will have run its course and it will be safe to gather in large groups again.  I think this action of the deacons is not only wise, but loving. We know that people over 65 with pre-existing health issues are most at risk—and that describes a rather large number of our membership.  We also know that younger, healthy persons can “carry” the virus even though they may feel fine. The last thing we want to do is accidentally infect one of our friends with a disease they can’t fight off. So, the most loving thing we can do is stay home from church—and other gathering places, of course.

 

So, in the mean time we get to practice one of the least talked-about fruits of the Spirit—Patience! (Galatians 5:22). Perhaps you can identify with the young mother, frazzled by the multiple demands on her time, who prayed, “Lord, give me patience—and please hurry!”  Patience is something we value most in others; for our part, we would prefer not to need it! The old English word for patience, used in the King James Version of the Bible, is “longsuffering.”  Suffering, whether long or short, is something we would choose to avoid! 

 

But patience is a virtue. To avoid becoming anxious during this period of time or restricted travel and social isolation, here are a few suggestions:

1)       Focus on the reason we are staying put rather than on the inconvenience and hardship inflicted by it. Remember we are trying to limit the suffering of others (and perhaps ourselves!) by practicing social love.

2)      Use the phone to check on people around you. Keep in contact with people in the church.

3)      Decide to make the time at home beneficial. Most of us have dozens of things we have put off until we could “get around to it.” Well, this is the “around to it.” Make the time productive and you will feel less anxious and more energetic! But, don’t overdo it (see #5 below).

4)       Write letters and notes.  Remember letters?  Remember how good it was to get an actual hand-written letter from someone we cared about?  Most of us have people in our past who were a great influence on us and many of us have never told them.  This would be a good time.

5)      Treat this time as an extended Sabbath.  The Good Lord knew that human beings needed rest and diversion from our labors when He instituted a weekly day of rest.  In the Gospels, we see that Jesus not only observed the Sabbath, but He also occasionally withdrew from the crowds to replenish His own physical and spiritual stamina. Use this time for rest and re-creation.

6)      Be creative.  Read a good book—I suggest THE Good Book!

 

One final word: Don’t get used to staying home!  The purpose of social isolation is to limit disease, not to create hermits!  This time will end and when it does, “what a day of rejoicing that will be!”

 

Until we gather again,

Your Interim Pastor,

Jim


OUR MINISTRIES

Working toward a better world.



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Men's Ministry

Our Men's Ministry is dedicated to bringing Men of Christ together to join in fellowship with one another.


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Children's Ministry

Children's Ministry is all about having fun and learning the message. We hope you will be joining us!


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Women's Ministry

Our Women's Ministry is dedicated to bringing Women of Christ together to fellowship with one another.


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Youth Ministry

Check out our Youth program. Our mission is to bring teens together to talk about Jesus.


UPCOMING EVENTS

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