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 South Africa, in Mississippi, in Puerto Rico, and places in between.
Whether partnering with IHN to welcome homeless families to our church, partnering with our sister congregation in Guanjay, Cuba to encourage the growth of the Joining Hands Cooperative and other community ministries, partnering with our neighbors in Nicholtown with local ministries through our annual 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.
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.
Canned Fruit Collection
First Baptist Greenville has a long history of supporting our neighbors in need by collecting canned fruit for the United Ministries Food Pantry. We have a wonderful team of volunteers who gather fruit donations each month and deliver them to United Ministries on behalf of our congregation.
As we have done each September for a number of years, we will once again celebrate Pastor Jim’s birthday by collecting canned fruit throughout the month as our September Missions Focus. As we approach Pastor Jim’s retirement in October, let’s make this our biggest year yet!
Please bring canned fruit donations any time during the month to our drop-off locations on campus: Front Desk, Fellowship Hall Lobby or AYMC Lobby. (Please make sure items have not reached their expiration date.)
Thank you all for your continued generosity in providing canned fruit for the United Ministries Food Pantry! The pantry—one of many crisis assistance programs offered by United Ministries—uses a client-choice model which allows families to choose the food items that fit their needs. For more information about the impact this organization is making in our community, visit united-ministries.org/crisis-assistance.
—Catherine “Clay” Gilbert, Missions & Affiliations Committee
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.
Cuba Mission Partnership
Get to know our Cuban partner church, Iglesia Bautista del Camino in Guanajay, through a mission exchange in Cuba or Greenville
Offer hospitality to homeless families living in our church four weeks per year
Contact: Cam McDade
Knitting and Crochet Group
Create gifts to give to those who need a comforting reminder of God’s love
Donate items to fill weekend food bags for local children and/or help shop for, fill or deliver the bags
Contact: Susan Shelley and Amanda Paton-Znak
Mission Trips and Activities
For children, youth, and adults
Join in special opportunities throughout the year for local and global missions
Monthly FBG Focus Collection
Contribute to our monthly collection and/or help deliver donations
Walks for Awareness
Participate in local walks with teams from FBG
Abraham Build 2022
Contact: Walt Herbert and Matthew Loomis Rehnborg
Participate on a Good Neighbor Team to welcome a refugee family to Greenville
Women’s Mission Groups
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 or Camille Loomis Rehnborg if you’re interested in attending one of these groups.
Lula Whilden Circle
Women 20’s- early 50’s
2nd Tuesdays of the month
September – May | 6:30-8:00pm
Meets at a member’s house
Contact: Sara Herbert
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
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.
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: Janet Huskey
More Current Opportunities
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