May Memorial Baptist Church

Welcome to May Memorial Baptist Church!

We are a wonderful church family that provides opportunities for people of all ages to nurture their faith and pursue their faith story.

Having heard God’s call in Jesus Christ, the members of May Memorial are people who allow their ordinary lives to be used in extraordinary way by God who continues to offer new life and good news to our broken world.

The church family of May Memorial has set goals in accomplishing God’s mission in the world. First, we seek to reach a world with the good news of Jesus Christ. This good news is the gospel that can offer hope to the hopeless and transform us into a new people who live lives of meaning and purpose. More...

As pastor of May Memorial, I warmly invite you to get to know the Church Family at May Memorial. You will find that May Memorial family is made up of people who are committed to following Jesus Christ and making a difference in our Powhatan community and in the world. More...

Michael Edwards


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Click on this link to sign up for Children’s choir today!

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You may contact Beverley Edwards, Minister of Music,
at 804-922-1117 or music.edwards@gmail.com with questions.

New Bible Study
Adult Bible Study
Disciple 2: Into the Word into the World

On Wednesday, Sept. 14 and Thursday, Sept. 15 we will begin a new Bible study for the 2016/2017 church year. Into the Word/Into the World is a study the teaches the disciple’s pattern of being formed by the written Word of God and then responding by going into the world. This is the second installment of the Disciple Bible Study that many of our members participated in two years ago. This is a shorter study but resembles the first Disciple Bible study in many other ways.

This study will focus on four books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts. There are daily readings, and during our study times we will focus on what each of us has learned as we read and reflected each week.

Study guides can be purchased through the church for $40, or you can buy yourself at Amazon or another online retailer. If you would like for the church to order a guide for you, please sign up before Thursday, September 1.

The study will be offered on Wednesday mornings at 10:30, Wednesday evenings at 7:00, and Thursday evenings at 6:00. Please let Michael know if you plan to participate on Wednesday mornings or Thursday evenings. No sign up is needed for Wednesday evenings. Everyone is welcome to participate regardless of the amount of at-home preparation you choose to do or not do.

New Ministries:

  • Food Pantry

    May Memorial will staff the Ruby Leonard Food Pantry in Powhatan each month on the third Saturday. 

  • Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center

    This is a ministry to Veterans. A monthly ministry, May Memorial will be helping to provide lunch to veterans, who have handicaps and disabilities, at the equestrian center.

  • Beaumont Prison Ministry

    Once a month a group from May Memorial visit the inmates at Beaumont Juvenile Correctional Facilities.

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Beginning in the fall the May Memorial Weekly schedule will be :

10:30-Noon Adult Bible Study Group
7:00-8:00 pm Prayer Meeting/Adult Bible Study
Second Wednesday of each month— church-wide meal and inter-generational activity. These will include mission projects, game nights, etc.

4:00-4:45 Children’s Choir
children will ride bus from Powhatan elementary, and a driver will bring children from the other 2 elementary schools. They will have a snack before choir.
4:45-5:30 Children’s Discipleship
5:30-6:00 Snack Supper
6:00-7:00 Adult Bible Study
6:30 Handbells
7:30 Adult Choir

Sunday Evenings:
Youth Soul Food



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