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:

Trunk or Treat

You may find it hard to believe that it has been seven years since First Baptist and Nicholtown Missionary Baptist Churches formed a partnership to provide a Trunk or Treat experience for the children from Nicholtown and First Baptist Greenville. For the last several years we have served over one thousand children from the trunks of First Baptist and Nicholtown Baptist members. The church-wide missions focus for October is collecting candy for Trunk or Treat that will happen on Sunday, October 28, 5:00-7:00pm in the Phillis Wheatley Community Center parking lot. Please bring your donations to the church during October and place in the collection boxes located throughout the church. In addition to treats, we also need about fifty trunks filled with goodies and someone to pass them out to the eager children. You may want to decorate your trunk, but it is not necessary. You are encouraged to come out and enjoy a fun evening of fellowship and service in Nicholtown. We’d love to hear from you if you can provide a trunk.

Last year, Kristy Way collected costumes for the children in Nicholtown, and this year she and Tess Camp are collecting them. They have already collected over thirty costumes. New or gently used costumes can be brought to the church and placed in the collection boxes throughout the buildings or dropped off at Frank Smith’s office by the end of the day on Wednesday, October 24. Our goal is to have a large number of costumes available from which children can choose on Thursday, October 25, at the Phillis Wheatley Community Center.

This year there are three ways to be involved in our partnership. You can provide candy for the event, provide costumes for the children in Nicholtown or provide a trunk on October 28 to ensure all of our children have a safe, fun-filled evening of fellowship with our neighbors. Find your Fall spirit and do all three!

— Frank