First Baptist Church partners with Faith in Action in serving seniors age 60 and older by helping provide for basic non-medical needs such as transportation to doctors, grocery stores, and other necessary errands; friendly visiting; and minor home maintenance.
Services are free and provided by volunteers from a coalition of area faith communities as well as by other concerned community members.
FBC partners with God’s Spirit here and around the globe through our financial and prayerful support of American Baptist Churches USA ministries, including American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and American Baptist International Ministries (IM).
The American Baptist Women’s Ministries at FBC encourages all women and girls to use their talents and gifts to serve God. Learn how you can help them make a difference in their local and oversees ministries.
FBC is supporting Home Sweet Home Ministries’ food co-operative which empowers low-income individuals and families as they work to overcome chronic food insecurity and limited choices. This led to the development of our community garden – and the harvest so far has been bountiful!
In recent years, First Baptist Church has commissioned intergenerational teams to assist with emergency assistance and initial clean-up after natural disasters. Additionally, we helped begin the transformation of a blighted neighborhood in Georgia.
We don’t know when the next disaster will strike, or when the next call for assistance will come. But we do know that FBC will answer as we look to make a difference in God’s kingdom.
As a congregation, we are committed to blessing our neighborhood. We want to show Christ’s love to our community by being here for those around us – not just on a Sunday morning, but throughout the week. However, we realize that we can’t support our neighbors if we don’t know what they need.
That’s why we have canvassed the immediate physical neighborhoods adjacent to FBC. We sought – and continue to seek – to listen and respond to the needs of our neighbors.
Whether it’s a prayer shawl for someone going through a difficult divorce, slippers that warm the hearts (and toes!) of domestic violence victims, or scarves stitched with love, this ministry exists to provide others with a tangible, constant reminder of God’s caring love for them.
If you enjoy knitting or crocheting, you can use your hobby to help someone in need.
Currently on the 4th Sunday of each month, five or six members of this group prepare ham, green beans, wild rice, mandarin oranges, corn bread, brownies, and lemonade to serve 50+ homeless men, women, and children who come to enjoy the dinner. Members of the group fund and purchase the items themselves.
FBC is partnering with Sugar Creek Elementary in order to make a difference in the life of a local child. Whether as a Reading, Math, or Lunch Buddy, or as a Special Events Helper, you can also support these young children in their early development.