Volunteer Appreciation Cookout


When? August 16, 2015
Time? 4 to 6 p.m.
Where? The pavilion at Tabernacle UMC, 20051 Tabernacle Road, Barhamsville
Who should come? Anyone who has ever volunteered for PGO and their families.

We look forward to honoring you, our volunteers!

Please RSVP by August 7, 2015 via email or by calling Melanie at (757) 810-4337 or Jim Crouse at (757) 817-2928.

PGO to Assist Family of Joel Martinez Mercado

Joel Martinez Mercado, an eight-year-old second grader at New Kent Elementary School, was pulled from the Pamunkey River Monday morning. He had fallen into the water Sunday night while he and his family walked on a pier near Route 33 in West Point.


Anyone interested in helping the family during this difficult time can contact Melanie King at Proclaiming Grace Outreach at 757-810-4337.

Above from linked story by WTVR, Channel 6 in Richmond.

Jenna Grace King Outreach Center

As many of you know in November 2014, we were able to purchase a modest piece of property just a few miles west of where the existing Thrift Spot lies. Our dream (and this will take time and money) is to build the Jenna Grace King Outreach Center which will house all of our current operations (Food Pantry, Thrift Spot, Small Home Repair Mission) as well as to be able to facilitate many other activities such as healthy cooking/eating classes, after school programs, money management classes, interviewing skills, etc.

We also plan to have a multipurpose room that will allow agencies like The United Way and county agencies/programs to use the building to offer a variety of services that are missing in this part of the county. There will be a prayer room and a chapel and who knows, maybe one day we will have a unique type of church experience there.

We have already begun our outreach missions in the area of mental health counseling through our partnership with Genesis Counseling Center in Williamsburg. Currently there is an intern who is willing to see clients for what they can afford. She is seeing clients now in the Williamsburg office but will soon move to Christ Community Church in Toano to be more accessible to folks in our area. Working together, we can do so much more than alone. So, ask questions, give suggestions, and please SHARE this post so all will be informed. Thank you!

The 8th Annual Jenna Bash Festival is almost here!!

The event will take place August 1, 2015 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.) at Rockahock Campground in Lanexa, VA. This carnival style family event is loaded with fun things to do! You can take a hayride, train ride (for kids), play games, listen to live music, eat great BBQ and other foods/ice cream, shop at many fine vendors, participate in dancing demos, place your bids at our HUGE Silent Auction, watch and participate in a Butterfly Release, and much more!! For more information about this year’s Jenna Bash Festival go here. Hope to see you there!

Save the Date – April 18, 2015

5K Race, Inflatables, Silent Auction, BBQ Competition! A portion of the proceeds will benefit Proclaiming Grace Outreach.

Come one, come all to Rockahock Campground on April 18, 2015! This will be a great day of fun for the family.

Here’s what’s going on:

The following events run from 12 PM to 6 PM

  • Inflatables will be up and the charge for admission is $10 per carload. Load up all the kiddies to come and have some jumping and sliding fun.
  • Pickin’ N Pullin’ BBQ Competition and Amateur Backyard BBQ Contest – You may also get a taste of all the wonderful BBQ’s for just $5.00 per person – please go to Rockahock.com to find all the details and to register.
  • Silent Auction!! Lots of fun items to bid on including a ZUP Wakeboard!!!
  • Live Music by Work in Progress and FoxFire The Band!!!