Missions

Get Involved. Make a Difference.

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.

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.

More Information

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

Diaper Bank

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

Get Involved

Find a place to get involved and make a difference.

Here are some of the ways you can get involved in missions at First Baptist Greenville. To learn more about these or other opportunities, contact Missions Coordinator Laura Stout at 370-2522 ext. 145.

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Annie's House

Learn from our “back door neighbors” about sustainable living practices through work days, TimeBanking and special events

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Cuba Mission Partnership

Get to know our Cuban partner church, Iglesia Bautista del Camino in Guanajay, through a mission exchange in Cuba or Greenville

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GAIHN

Offer hospitality to homeless families living in our church four weeks per year

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Knitting and Crochet Group

Create gifts to give to those who need a comforting reminder of God’s love

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Mission Backpack

Donate items to fill weekend food bags for local children and/or help shop for, fill or deliver the bags

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Mission Trips and Activities

For children, youth, and adults

Join in special opportunities throughout the year for local and global missions

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Monthly FBC Focus Collection

Contribute to our monthly collection and/or help deliver donations

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Neighborhood Partnership

Get to know our neighbors in Nicholtown and Haynie-Sirrine through special events and work days

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Operation Inasmuch

Serve the local community through our annual churchwide missions day

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Project Host Soup Kitchen

Join or form a team to prepare and serve lunch on a Sunday

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United Ministries

Contribute to our on-going collection and/or help deliver donations

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Walks for Awareness

Participate in local walks with teams from FBG, including Mission Backpack 5K, Walk for the Prevention of Child Abuse and United Ministries Transformation Walk

 

More Opportunities

View more current opportunities to serve

Women’s Mission Groups

Circles

 First Baptist Greenville is home to four Women on Mission groups. Groups gather monthly for Bible study, book study, mission study, and prayer. Groups support various mission partners through giving and hands-on support.

Please email the group leaders if you’re interested in attending one of these groups.

Lula Whilden Circle

Women 20’s- early 50’s
2nd and 4th Mondays of the month
September – May | 6:30-8:00pm
Meets at a member’s house
Contact: Kristy Way

Crazy Eights Circle

The Crazy Eights Circle has different FBG or community members come speak each month and supports various mission projects. This group is focused on meeting the spiritual and support needs of women regardless of age (30s – infinity)!

3rd Tuesday of the month
September – May | 7:00 pm
Meets in various locations: members’ homes, restaurants, AYMC
Each monthly host plans the program
Contact: Susan Webb

Margaret Allen Aiesi Circle

The Margaret Allen Aiesi Circle, named for a beloved late Circle member, has various speakers and local authors come to their circle and supports a variety of missions projects. Members are ages 60 and older.
3rd Tuesday of the month.

September – May | 9:30am
Meets in members’ homes
Contact: Carol Ann Bell or Becky Bouton

Susie Lee Bagwell Circle

The Susie Lee Bagwell Circle is a group of senior adult women who enjoy Bible study or book study with occasional guest speakers.

3rd Tuesday of the month
September – May | 10:00 am
Meets in members’ homes
Contact: Dianne Williamson or Barbara Stone

More Current Opportunities

 

Lula Whilden World Missions Offering

Lula Whilden World Missions Offering

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Focus on Missions: Trunk or Treat

Focus on Missions: Trunk or Treat

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