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:

United Way’s “SCHOOL TOOLS”

United Way of Greenville County brings together a diverse group of individuals, businesses, and organizations around a shared desire to make Greenville a thriving community where everyone can have a safe, stable, and successful life. Providing people with the tools and support to thrive at every stage of life creates a better community for all of us.

Giving kids the tools they need to succeed in school is the goal of United Way’s “School Tools” program, designed to give students of low-income families a great start to the school year by providing a “School Tools” brown paper bag filled with school supplies. Last year 1,856 students from 122 schools and Head Start programs in our community received backpacks and school supplies at the School Tools distribution day.

You can help! During the month of July, pick up a School Tools brown paper bag at the table near the front desk. Attached to each bag will be a brief description of a student and a list of suggested school supplies that child will need. Have fun shopping and fill the brown bag with school tools. (While purchasing a backpack is not required, all donated backpacks are greatly appreciated.) Please return the backpacks and the filled bags to the front desk area or to the purple collection bins located around the church by Sunday, August 6.

To find opportunities to volunteer with United Way, go to www.unitedwaygc.org or contact Jeri Kleckley, Director of Volunteer Engagement, at (864) 331-3861.

Last year our church helped 125 children in our community by filling School Tools bags. This year, we’ve requested 150 bags. Thank you for your generosity!

Linda Green, Missions and Affiliations Committee

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