Join in God's Work
Memorial sponsors or participates in many different missions and ministries that can fulfill your desire to serve "the least of these" in the name of our Lord.
For information on getting involved in missions or to learn more about our missions, please contact us or call the church office at 703-538-7000.
Angel Tree Christmas, a program of Prison Fellowship, works by connecting parents in prison with their children through the delivery of Christmas gifts. Our church volunteers purchase and deliver gifts and the Gospel to children in the name of their prisoner-parent.
Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)
Members of Memorial are encouraged to bring canned and non-perishable goods to church which are shared with AFAC each month. AFAC distributes groceries, directly and free of charge, to people living in Arlington who cannot afford to purchase enough food to meet their basic needs. The AFAC box is located in the Fellowhsip Hall, and members are encouraged to bring food the first Sunday of the month.
Arlington Street People Assistance Network (ASPAN)
Helping the Homeless in Arlington
Members and friends of Memorial prepare 80 meals for Arlington's homeless once a month. Our cooking team can always use some extra hands to help prepare and serve the meals, which takes only a few hours each month. The hot meals are prepared on the third Sunday afternoon each month, and delivered directly to homeless and needy people at two locations in our community.
Brother's Brother Foundation
Brother's Brother (formerly Crosslink) is a non-profit, Christian ministry that provides medical supplies for international medical misison trips. It equips medical mission teams, local free clinics and mission hospitals with customized orders of medicines, supplies and eyeglasses. We assist in collecting supplies, sorting and cataloguing supplies, and helping with mailings.
Doorways For Women and Families
Members of Memorial support the mission of Doorways, which strives to end homelessness and family and intimate partner violence by offering safe shelter and housing, life changing support services and community advocacy.
Memorial has a long-standing partnership with Hope Tree and are actively raising funds to build a new home for developmentally disabled persons in Northern Virginia.
For more than a decade, Memorial has supported the life, work, and ministry of B. Moses Sudheer and his wife Regina as they minister to the dalits (outcastes) of Madhira, India. Our gifts have provided over 10 church roofs, and monthly, we help provide salaries to 30 Christian pastors. Additionally, our gifts and support help to provide training programs for additonal income skills like sewing.
Kentucky Mountain Mission Team
Kentucky Mountain Mission Team is a group of ladies that meet the needs of three classes of sixth grade students of Owsley county elementary school in Kentucky. This area of Kentucky is financially depressed and the students are in need of very basic necessities.
Our partnership project is part of Kentucky Baptists Mountain Hope initiative.
The Kentucky Mountain Mission Team meets meet once a month on the fourth Thursday at 11:00am in the Fellowship Hall of the church. They bring their own bag lunch and work on an outreach mission project. Each month after consulting with teachers at the school, the mission team ship items such as school and personal hygiene supplies and specific clothing needs.
We welcome anyone who would like to join the Kentucky Mountain Mission Team for fellowship, fun, and to participate in our mission project! Please contact Pat Hines for further information.
Meals on Wheels (MOW)
Members of Memorial participate in this program providing meals to homebound individuals in Arlington County. While volunteers are needed in a variety of roles, the need for drivers is MOW's most pressing need.
The Outreach Ministries Team leads others to be on mission with God to bring the members and friends of Memorial, our community, state, and world to the saving grace of Jesus Christ is a primary purpose of the Work Team at Memorial. It plans, develops and coordinates, oversees and performs mission activities.
On a broad scale, the Team coordinates activities with the Baptist World Alliance, the Virginia Baptist Resource Center, Virginia Baptist Mission Board, NorthStar Church Network, and other local, state and international mission organizations. The Missions Commission works in the areas of home, state and foreign missions to support and coordinate mission awareness.
Patient Compassionate Sitters
Memorial Baptist Church has agreed with to work with the Virginia Hospital Center (VHC) in showing compassion to the dying. Rev. Graham Bardsley, VHC's chaplain, believes that "No one should die alone" and we agree.
Each volunteer would be asked to volunteer for a specific time slot, convenient to their individual schedule and appropriate training is scheduled for the end of February. So if you are interested, please indicate so on the sign-up sheet located outside the Church Office or contact Artemia Tamayo.
Memorial is taking steps to be better stewards of our environment and its resources and to help our congregation take steps as well. We participate with eAsset Solutions by recycling batteries, computer parts, cell phones, electronic equipment and much more. We also actively participate in our county-wide curbside recycling program.
The Arlington Community Temporary Shelter (TACTS)
Transformers is a Virginia Baptist ministry in which believers come together for three days each June to rehabilitate housing in economically depressed regions of the commonwealth. Despite our moderate size, Memorial usually sends the largest contingent of workers each year. Whether you're a skilled handyman or handywoman, or just want to help carry tools and materials, this ministry has proven to be extremely rewarding for participants and recipients alike.
World Mission Offering
Each year at Christmas, we take up a special offering to support full-time international missionaries throught he Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for the International Mission Board, and the World Mission Offering of CBF.\
We would love for you to participate in our missions! Please feel free to contact Associate Pastor Brooke Holloway for any additional information you need by calling our church office at 703.538.7000.