Barbara Heckman on June 1, 2021


We are in desperate need for at least 3 volunteers to help with our sound and visual ministry on Sunday mornings.
These volunteers would be trained by Don Heckman and would rotate on a schedule.

If you are interested in serving with this ministry please contact the church office (540-463-4181 or office@manlybaptist.com) or Don Heckman (540-462-7124 or don@manlybaptist.com) for more information.


202107_Mission Trip

The Missions Committee is excited to announce the opportunity
to return to Nickelsville, VA Sunday, July 11 th – Friday, July 16th
if there is enough interest in going!

There will be proper COVID guidelines and restrictions in place for the safety of all involved.
If you are interested in serving and being a part of the mission trip to Nickelsville,
please contact Thomas Smals (540-525-7399 or tsmals@covington.va.us) or the church office (540-463-4181).


Please help us reach our $6000 goal

There are two mission trip opportunities this summer for our church – Nickelsville from July 11-16 (for youth & adults) and Eagle Eyrie from July 19-23 (for youth).

In place of our traditional Founders’ Day offering, we are going to have a free-will offering to support both mission trips.

If you would like to support these two opportunities, please designate your gift or love offering to “missions” from now through June. The goal for both trips is $6,000.




We are excited to begin preparation for this years VBS,
Sunday, August 1 st - Thursday, August 5th
but want to make sure we have the volunteers and interest in partaking this year.
If you feel led to be a part of this exciting time or have any questions,
please contact Thomas Smals (540- 525-7399 or tsmals @covington.va.us)
or the church office (540-463- 4181) by Sunday, May 16th.


RARA needs
Item of the month for June is macaroni and cheese.
Please drop all donations off at RARA (350 Spotswood Drive, Lexington).
Thank you!



How we can make a difference in the life of our child or grandchild - from Pastor Mike: 

I recently ran across this list of the Top 10 things that fathers say. See if you’ve ever heard yourself, or your father, say any of these phrases:

10. Don’t ask me, ask your mother.

9. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

8. I wasn’t asleep; I was just resting my eyes.

7. A little dirt never hurt anyone – just wipe it off.

6. Don’t make me stop this car!

5. Don’t worry – it’s only a little bit of blood.

4. Do I look like I’m made of money?

3. This will hurt me a lot more than it will hurt you.

2. No, we’re not there yet!

1. When I was your age…

I have to admit that I’ve heard those things, and said them too! Truth be told, as fathers, mothers, and grandparents, sometimes we all say some strange things.

The real question though is, are we also saying the things our children and grandchildren need to hear from us?

They need to hear us say:

“I love you and I always will.”

“I am so proud of you.”

“You bring me such joy.”

“I trust you.”

“Mistakes happen.”

“No one is perfect.”

“I forgive you.”

“Be yourself.”

“I believe in you.”

“Don’t give up, you can do this.”

“I was wrong and I’m sorry.”

“God is good.”

“Jesus loves you.”

I’m sure you could add some other phrases that are important for children to hear. The Bible reminds us of part of our job as parents and grandparents when it says: “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.” (Deuteronomy 6: 5 – 7 NLT) The next time you catch yourself saying something like “When I was your age” take a moment and ask yourself, “Am I also telling my children, my grandchildren, the most important words they need to hear?”

Your Pastor,