Hallelujah! He is Risen! We will have a special Easter service at 8 am and a worship service at 10 am. We will also have Sunday School classes at 9 am. We would love to have you and your family join us!
Easter Egg Hunt
We are having an Easter Egg Hunt! Come and join us on April 8, 2023 from 1-3 in the church backyard. We will have a bounce house and other fun things for the children to enjoy.
Food, Fellowship, & Fun!
Come and join us on Saturday, November 5, 2022. We will have a bounce house for children to enjoy! If you would like to serve as a volunteer for this event, then please contact Lynne Lilley. Donations of wrapped snacks and water appreciated.
Church Hill Academy
Article by Linda Peay, https://bgav.org/mutually-blessed/
(Michael & Laura Photography) Posted: 1/28/16 at 8:15 am.
When you feel the blessings of God’s call, you know you made the right decision. You truly realize how amazing God is when you cannot distinguish who has received the biggest blessing
Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church, located in Richmond’s east end, has seen many changes in its community through the years. Many members have left the once thriving church to move out into the suburbs.
Those still remaining recognized that with ample space, including a full-sized gymnasium, the church was in a good place to respond to the needs of the community. They began praying for opportunities for God to use them to serve their neighborhood.
A chance encounter brought Percy Strickland to the church. Strickland is the founder of Church Hill Activities and Training (CHAT), a 13-year-old organization that offers tutoring and educational opportunities to the youth of Church Hill. CHAT oversees Church Hill Academy, which is an independent, Christian, coed high school aimed to help the community achieve academic success.
The academy originally started at the Peter Paul Development Center, but there was no dedicated space in the building. The teachers had no place to call their own and had to pack up their materials every day. They quickly realized they needed a new space.
In early 2013, Strickland was in attendance at a basketball clinic that Carlisle Avenue was hosting. While there, he noticed the great space of the church. Members introduced him to the pastor, Rev. Howard Germany, and he inquired about the possibility of moving the academy to the church.
Rev. Germany took the proposal to church members who, that summer, overwhelmingly voted in favor of allowing Church Hill Academy to hold school on its campus. “Even though there were questions along the way, we worked through matters as they came up, and the academy has found a real home for its mission,” Rev. Germany said.
About 40 students attend
Nearby African-American families have visited their worship services. The academy’s dietician, in addition to providing lunch for academy students, has taken the place of the long-gone kitchen committee and prepares meals for Wednesday night services. “She feels that she’s been blessed by the church,” Rev. Germany noted, “and she wants to bless our church with her gift of meal planning and preparation.”
The academy also owns a bus that is handicap accessible, which they only use during the week. On Sundays, the principal and vice principal pick up church members at a local assisted living facility and bring them to Sunday services.
Church Hill Academy pays rent and uses the church facilities year round. The school holds bridge camps for rising 9th graders in the summer so the new students can be oriented to high school. In August, the teachers return to prepare their classrooms.
Having the church building used during the week is a win-win. “The boiler has to run every day in the winter, regardless if anyone is in the building,” said Rev. Germany. “The academy helps us with a reason to do that.”
Eastern Henrico FISH
“Neighbor Helping Neighbor”
Eastern Henrico FISH Inc. (FISH) has served local residents encountering financial difficulties with emergency rent, mortgage and utility assistance since 1972. It is a 501(c)3 organization founded by local churches to centralize the delivery of emergency assistance to families residing in the eastern portion of Henrico County.
FISH’s Mission: To centralize the delivery of emergency services by providing financial assistance, food, clothing, information, and referral to residents of eastern Henrico County thereby reducing an immediate threat of homelessness.
Carlisle Avenue Baptist Church supports this ministry partner by giving the benevolent funds collected at the exit doors of the sanctuary every 1st Sunday, by collecting items monthly to stock the food and clothes closets and participating in the monthly fund-raisers. In September, we hosted the Rock’ N’ Roll Diner and Dance in our gym that netted over $1,000. Maristela Araujo is our representative on the FISH Board of Directors. Additional volunteers are needed. FISH operations are housed at the Village Presbyterian Church on Laburnum Avenue. New clients are asked to call (804) 257-7730.
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Eastern Henrico FISH, P.O. Box 38212, Henrico, VA 23231
Phone Number: (804) 257-7730
Email: [email protected]
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