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 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.
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.
Help the Youth family in collecting supplies to take with them this summer for flood relief efforts.
Last October, in just a few days, many parts of South Carolina received astonishing amounts of rainfall. The National Weather Service reported that more than two feet of water had been dumped on our state. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that this flooding was the worst it has been in 75 years. Even though the floodwaters have receded in most areas, the aftermath is still being strongly felt throughout our state. Many farmlands continue to be under water, paralyzing South Carolina farmers.
This summer, our Youth Family will be partnering with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina (CBF of SC) and the United Methodist Volunteers in Missions (UMVIM) on flood relief projects in Clarendon County, SC, near Lake City, SC, and Kingstree, SC.
There are various mission teams who are working across the midlands, lowcountry and upper coastal area, and most of the work is indoors replacing sheetrock, carpet, flooring and insulation. In efforts to help these teams and our Youth Family, we will be collecting flood relief supplies during the month of April.
Please place the following items in the purple collection bins around the church:
• Work gloves
• Disposable face masks
• Mold Respirators
• Safety goggles
• Travel-size personal hygiene items (shampoo, soap, lotion, etc.)