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
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.
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.
Though many women wish to escape cycles of sexual exploitation, there is often no clear, safe path forward that provides the guidance and resources they may need to restart their lives on a different path. To help women overcome such obstacles, the non-profit organization Jasmine Road (https:// www.jasmineroad.org/) has established a two-year residential program that helps women in Greenville who are caught in such traumatic situations. The success of their program has largely hinged on a multifaceted approach, including care for clients’ mental, physical and spiritual health, as well as education and training for finding a restart their lives on a different path. To help women overcome such obstacles, the non-profit organization Jasmine Road (https:// www.jasmineroad.org/) has established a two-year residential program that helps women in Greenville who are caught in such traumatic situations. The success of new direction in life. Part of Jasmine Road’s fundraising comes from these very programs: the women of Jasmine Road sell handmade gifts, like candles and jewelry, and run the tasty lunch restaurant known as Jasmine Kitchen.
Despite the success of these endeavors, Jasmine Road also seeks support from neighboring organizations in the community to help keep their services available to all who may need them. Therefore, throughout the month of January, our church is going to help collect the following frequently-needed items for Jasmine Road:
- Feminine Hygiene Products (Preferred Brands—Tampax® Pearl Super and Playtex® Sport Super Tampons; Always® Pads)
- Trash Bags
- Swiffer® Sweeper Wet Mopping Pad Refills
- Swiffer® Duster Refills
- Lysol® Cleaning Wipes
If you wish to donate any of the supplies listed above, we’d ask that you bring these items to the church Reception Area any time throughout the month, Monday-Friday (9am5pm) or Sunday morning.
Please contact Laura Stout (laura. email@example.com) with any questions. —Kate Anderson, Missions and 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
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
Mission Trips and Activities
For children, youth, and adults
Join in special opportunities throughout the year for local and global missions
Monthly FBC Focus Collection
Contribute to our monthly collection and/or help deliver donations
Get to know our neighbors in Nicholtown and Haynie-Sirrine through special events and work days
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
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 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
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
3rd Tuesday of the month.
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