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.
The United Ministries mission is to serve and empower those on the transformative journey to self-sufficiency. United Ministries offers help with education and employment, crisis assistance, and homeless services. Its food pantry offers help with one of the immediate needs of those in crisis.
According to Johanne Puckett, the United Ministries Volunteer Food Coordinator, September through December is the time at which the demand for food is at its highest. As of August 20, 2019, the pantry was already low on food.
Most of us reading this live at least somewhat comfortably and do not worry about where our next meal is going to come from, but many others in Greenville do. Can you imagine after losing a job or worse, maybe losing a spouse, not knowing if you would have enough money to put food on the table or in the mouths of your children? Have you ever been in a financial crisis? Have you ever been physically hungry? We have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those that are in such a quandary!
It’s that time of year again! It’s time for our September Fruit Can Collection Drive! Remember last year when Jim Dant asked us to each bring in 10 cans for his birthday. Well, as a reminder, his birthday is September 22, and I think we need to show him some love! We will be collecting, specifically, individual size or 15 oz. size cans of fruit. You may drop off your gift in the AYMC, the Rotunda or the Reception area. Let’s show Jim Dant just how much we love and appreciate him by donating in his honor, while making a difference in other people’s lives here in our community.
Thank you, First Baptist Congregants, for all your past generosity and for your future generosity! Happy Birthday to Jim Dant and blessings to all those who will benefit from your gift of love.
— Emily Fayssoux, Missions Committee