The Lula Whilden World Missions Offering at First Baptist Greenville supports the work of three missions-focused partner organizations: Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF), CBF of South Carolina, and the Alliance of Baptists. The Missions & Affiliations Committee invites you to learn about, pray for, and consider making a financial gift to support these organizations’ ongoing work with communities in our state, region, nation, hemisphere and world. During the Candlelight Service on December 18, 100% of that evening’s offering will go to the Lula Whilden World Missions Offering.

Our Local Relief Fund is used on those occasions when a member of the Greenville community has run out of options for themselves and their family and must turn to nonprofits and churches for assistance. While several line items from our general Missions budget go to support the local work of nonprofits like United Ministries, we as a church also engage in direct relief and benevolence on a case-by-case basis. Recent examples include covering a power bill for a family whose electricity was close to being shut off, assistance with rent to prevent an impending eviction, and a grocery order for a family struggling to provide a Thanksgiving meal for their loved ones. I oversee this account and when the decision to give or not isn’t straightforward, consult with other members of the Pastoral Staff and trusted nonprofit leaders. During the Christmas Eve Service on December 24, 100% of that evening’s offering went to replenish our Local Relief Fund.

To donate, use this QR code or give in person at the special services
on December 18 and 24.

Peace, hope, faith and love,
Matt

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