Social Awareness Ministry

The Social Awareness Ministry (SAM) seeks to heighten awareness and empower the MOBC body of Christ individually, corporately and communally by offering a framework for understanding and overcoming emerging societal issues that may potentially impact spiritual growth, civic, human or social rights, education, healthcare, and financial stewardship. Life as we knew it dramatically changed.  It’s becoming increasingly difficult to maintain currency with rules, regulations, standards, opportunities and processes for activities that used to be routine. Each quarter SAM will either host or identify an informational forum that provides resources or enrichment  to help our capacity  to manage life and develop healthy habits in various dimensions of our lives.  The ministry is open to all MOBC members.

For more information, please contact socialawareness@mobcwoodbridge.org.


Upcoming Events

Planning for the end of life can be a sensitive and difficult topic. To become more informed, please join the MOBC Social Awareness Ministry for our free, virtual four-part Bereavement Seminar series. The sessions will help you prepare for the passing of a loved one as well as get your own affairs in order. Topics include: Homegoing and Funeral Planning; Financial and Legal Considerations; Counseling and Hospice; and Local, Regional, and Veteran’s Support.  For more information, please click link to flyer. In order to attend, register at https://forms.gle/J4p8n4chpPnGi1bGA.


International Day of Prayer

Unity in the Community of Prince William County is hosting the International Day of Prayer for Peace on September 20th. Click here for link to the flyer. This year’s theme is “Shaping Peace Together.”  Mount Olive Baptist Church has been invited to be an active participant through the sharing of prayer, music, dance, poetry or any other expression that promotes the building of peace within self, family, community, nation or the world. Our very own Sister Kalisa DeShields will be presenting her original poem entitled, “In Our Midst.” This event will be approximately one (1) hour long and presented live via Facebook At 3:00 PM. 

Click on the following Facebook link to view the event:  https://www.facebook.com/International-Day-of-Prayer-for-Peace-110342734039252.


Voting information – fall election

The Social Awareness Ministry is providing the information below as it pertains to Prince William County. Information about voting in Fairfax, Stafford, Fredericksburg and King George Counties are forthcoming. Keith Scarborough, Secretary of the PWC Board of elections, and EJ Scott, 1st Vice President and Chair of the Political Action Committee, are providing the following information to assist you in registering to vote and in casting your vote. 

Important deadlines for this fall’s election:

One of the most important resources for voters is the Citizen Portal, which is maintained by the State Department of Elections at: https://vote.elections.virginia.gov.    At the Citizen Portal, you can register to vote, update your registration, request a mail absentee ballot, track the status of your absentee application, get information on your polling location and view your voter history. 

The Prince William County Office of Elections is currently planning to provide in-person absentee voting beginning on September 18th at our three traditional locations: the Office of Elections in Manassas, the Haymarket Library and the Woodbridge DMV.  Several other locations will be opened during the last two weeks of absentee voting.  Details will be available at www.pwcvotes.org

Information about voting hours and locations in Manassas is available at www.manassascity.org and for Manassas Park at www.cityofmanassaspark.us.

Below are some of the elections taking take place on November 3rd.

You can plan to vote absentee for the November General Election. Find info about your polling place and other voting information at your location: 

Prince William County here. | Manassas City here. | Manassas Park here.