Missions

Missions at First Baptist Greenville is a way of approaching the world. It is Imago Dei, it is Namaste, it is the appreciation that we all belong to God and if we look hard enough, we might find Christ in each person we meet, including ourselves.

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Missions at First

Missions at First Baptist Greenville is a way of approaching the world. It is Imago Dei, it is Namaste, it is the appreciation that we all belong to God and if we look hard enough, we might find Christ in each person we meet, including ourselves. At First Baptist Greenville, missions involves members of all ages engaging in ministry with partners in our backyard, in Cuba, in Haiti and places in between. Whether partnering with GAIHN to welcome homeless families to our church, partnering with our sister congregation in Guanjay, Cuba to encourage the growth of the Patio Project, partnering with our neighbors in Nicholtown to provide quality summer camp, partnering with the Living Hope Mission in Cap Haitien, Haiti to support local schools and churches, partnering with local ministries through our annual Operation Inasmuch day or partnering in one of the many other opportunities we offer, missions at First Baptist Greenville is about people.

Missions at First Baptist Greenville encourages the development of individuals’ spiritual gifts as new ministries “bubble up” from the passions of members and their willingness to be servant leaders. Missions at First Baptist Greenville respects genuine reflection and the depth of experience we can have when we expand our comfort zones and get to know our brothers and sisters in other parts of the world, other parts of Greenville and within our church family. It celebrates that we can encounter God through these encounters with others. For more information on getting involved with missions at First Baptist Greenville, contact Laura Stout.

Monthly Focus

Each month we highlight a local organization or church mission partner and collect items needed to support their ministry. Please bring your donations to the collection boxes located throughout the church, where volunteers will collect and deliver them.

This month:

Canned Fruit for United Ministries

As we did last year in September, we will boost our ongoing collection of canned fruit for United Ministries with a month-long fruit drive, and we need your participation! You were so generous during last year’s drive (we more than doubled our goal of 1000 cans with a total of 2380 cans!), so we are raising the bar this year with a goal of 2500 cans.

Last year’s successful drive was a joint effort of many groups: Kindergarten and ITP (now joined to be First Baptist Day School), Greenville Tech Charter High School (who uses our gym regularly), various basketball players who use the AYMC, and members of our congregation. The 5-year Kindergarten class made our collection boxes and helped load the cans into cars, vans and trucks for the delivery. Members then delivered them to United Ministries. We are excited to have the opportunity again this year for a joint
mission endeavor between these groups. The fruit you donate is an important part of the transformational work of United Ministries. During the past year, you joined others in the Greenville community to make $60,000 in food donations. You helped assure that individuals and families didn’t go hungry. In addition to that, your donations of fruit allowed United Ministries to spend the money they would have used to purchase food toward other services (rent assistance, continuing education, job training and more) to help stabilize individuals and families. Between January-June, United Ministries has already assisted over 900 households with food donations.

Thank you for bringing your fruit to FBG during September. Let’s all join together to meet (or beat) our 2500 can goal!

— Susan Shelley, Missions Committee

What? Canned Fruit Drive for United Ministries
When? September
Where? 3 drop off locations: AYMC, Rotunda, Reception Area
How many? 2500 Cans
What size? ~ 15 oz cans or individual serving cups
Questions? Call me at 864-346-8684

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