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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Read God's Word with May Memorial this week

Readings for October 26
Day 1:   Genesis 31, Psalm 34
Day 2:  Genesis 32, Psalm 51
Day 3:  Genesis 33
Day 4   Genesis 34-36
Day 5:  Matthew 5:21-48

Readings for November 2
Day 1:  Genesis 37, Psalm 130
Day 2:  Genesis 38, Psalm 40
Day 3: Genesis 39, Psalm 37
Day 4:  Genesis 40, Isaiah 40
Day 5:  Genesis 41, Psalm 25

A very special Senior Adult Lunch Thursday, October 20  11:30   as we welcome  Dr. Jim Lavender Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 20th! 

We are excited to welcome as our guest speaker Dr. Jim Lavender.  “Dr. Jim”, as he is most often referred to, retired this past June as the pastor of Discovery United Methodist Church after serving there for 33 years.  Discovery Church, located on Gayton Road in Henrico County, is sometimes called the “zoo church” because of Dr. Jim’s ministry with animals.

Make plans now to attend and hear about his intriguing background as a circus ringmaster who then found his mission in life in creative ministry.  Since his retirement Dr. Jim has joined the National Storytelling Network and travels the country telling his favorite tales.  He and his wife, Avis, will join us for lunch and then we will have the privilege of hearing his story.

Invite your friends to join us on October 20th at 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.  Additional information can be found at  Copies of a Times Dispatch article on June 19, 2016 featuring Dr. Jim are available in the office on request. The meal will be Roast Beef, Red Skin Potatoes, Broccoli, Rolls and Dessert.  Cost is $9.50/person.  All are welcome! Print flyer...


Annual Fall Festival Sunday, October 23rd 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

If you have not already, please put the Fall Festival on your family calendar, invite your neighbors and your friends and join us for an evening of fun, food and fellowship!  Children (and even adults!) may come in costume. 

The Deacons will be hosting a Chili Cook-off and there will be lots of games and activities.  Please let me know if you would like to help!  We need groups to host games, provide candy or other treats or even make donations to offset the cost of door prizes and such. 







During the Fall Festival on October 23rd we will have our Chili Cookoff!

To enter the contest please contact the church office, at or 598-3098, to let us know the name of your chili and we will add you to the ballot.





Picnic on the Farm October 30th at 1:00 p.m.  

The Cosby’s have graciously offered to host our church family on Sunday, October 30th.  Families are encouraged to go home after church, change clothes, grab a picnic lunch and then meet us at the farm at 1:00 p.m.  More details to come!





Church-Wide Bike Hike at High Bridge State Park

Saturday, November 12 at 8:30 am.  Everyone is invited to meet at May Memorial at 8:30, travel to Farmville, and ride the trail together.  We will share lunch together at Macado's after the bike hike.  We will make a lunch reservation at Macado's, so email Michael if you are planning on going.





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This year, the Ga's will be meeting from 4:45-5:30 on the 1st and 3rd THURSDAYS of each month from October to April.

If your daughter is K-5th grade and plans on attending, please contact Julie Seaman or the church office at 598-3098.

Thank you, Julie Seaman






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 with questions.

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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Fall Schedule:

  9:45 Sunday School
11:00 Worship
 Evening Youth Soul Food 

10:30 am Adult Bible Study Group
 6:00 pm Church Wide Meal
 6:30 pm Adult Bible Study Group
               Children’s Discipleship

 4:00 pm Children’s Choir (begins Sept 22)
 4:45 pm GA’s 1st & 3rd Thursdays  (Begin in Oct)
   6:30 pm Handbell Choir Rehearsal
 7:30 pm Adult Choir Rehearsal

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