About Missions

Missions at FBC – Serving the Community!

Missions is vital to First Baptist church and its ministry in the Greensboro community and the world. We believe that missions is for all ages. Some projects and trips are listed below, but there is still more to do. Missions Ministry Survey The Missions Committee developed a 5-question survey and would like to hear about YOU! Your feedback will make the committee aware of where God is already working and help us to discern where God is leading. The survey will also provide insight to how we relate to our community.

Complete Online Survey

Opportunities to Serve

Bessemer Elementary

First Baptist Church is assisting Bessemer Elementary School in hosting a two-week preparatory camp for incoming kindergarten students. The camp will be at Bessemer Elementary School at 918 Huffine Mill Road on Monday – Thursday the weeks of August 8-11 and August 15-18.  The times are 9 am – 1 pm each day.  Please use the link below to sign up for various volunteer positions. Please note you may sign up for the whole morning or just a portion of each morning.

Please note that on August 18 FBC is hosting a Community Dinner as we close out this year’s camp experience with parents and staff.  We need volunteers for the Community Dinner to help set up, visit with guests, provide food and large side dishes to share, and stay to clean up. We hope you can help out and celebrate another successful Kindergarten Camp!

There will be a Training Day (date to be announced), from 5:30-7:30, at Bessemer Elementary School.  Free background checks done by Guilford County Schools must be completed by all volunteers.  Please go to https://www.gcsvolunteers.com to complete this form.

Thank you for helping with this effort.

Sign-Up Online

Contact: Kim Priddy – Email

Community Garden

I hope that you have taken the opportunity to come through our community garden.  It is beautiful- and even better it is producing vegetables.  We now know our specific needs for watering, weeding, and harvesting.  We would love for you to participate in all the ways you are available.

This summer, we need volunteers so bring your family or friend or Sunday School class. We do not have a set time, please come when you are able.  If you have 30 mins or 2 hours and anytime in between- WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU!  Below is a sign-up link to let us know you are coming.

Community Garden

Questions: Kim Priddy –  Email  |  x295

Good resources about harvesting:

Grace Fellowship Meals

1st Wednesdays FBC serves the Grace Fellowship Meal to the hungry in our community to the 1st Wednesdays of the month. On Tuesday evening the team gathers in the FBC kitchen to prepare the meal for Wednesday, then delivers and serves the meal on Wednesday evening.  Join this community.

Contact: Gayle Wiley – Email

Greensboro Urban Ministry Food Pantry

FBC is a collection site for non-perishable food for the GUM Food Pantry.  Collection bins are in the Atrium and Children’s Wing.  Bring items every time you come to church.

Contact: Robert Angell – Email | 282-3566

Habitat Build

FBC is joining other faith communities to build another Habitat House in 2016 at 2701 Quail Oaks, Greensboro, NC (click here to map directions).  The Summer build began June 4.

Contact: Kim Priddy – Email


To sign-up to volunteer on other dates for the Habitat Build Project:

FIRST TIME USERS :

  • Follow this link to the Habitat Greensboro VolunteerHub website.
  • Click on “Sign In” in the upper right hand corner. This takes you to the sign-in page.
  • Scroll to the bottom and click on “Register”, and you will be prompted to create your user name and password.
  • Enter the join code: FB2016FAITH (this join code is critical, as the events will appear as reserved until you enter this info).
  • Follow prompts to enter contact information and create your account.
  • On the events page you will see the events/days we have reserved for the Faith Build.
  • Click “Sign Up” on the date(s) which you would like to attend and confirm your information.


REGISTERED USERS
:

  • Follow this link to the Habitat Greensboro VolunteerHub website.
  • Click on “Sign In” in the upper right hand corner. This takes you to the sign-in page
  • Scroll to the bottom and click on “Sign In”.
  • After you sign in you will need to click on the “Your Account” link at the top of the page.
  • This will take you to the username/password screen where you will click “Next” (DO NOT edit the username or password fields).
  • Enter a join code: FB2016FAITH (this join code is critical, as the events will appear as reserved until you enter this info).
  • Click “Next” on each succeeding screen until you reach the events page where you should see the events/days we have reserved for the Faith Build.
  • Click “Sign Up” on the date(s) which you would like to attend and confirm your information.

If you have any problems or questions please call me, Chris Tippens at 336-707-8050. Thanks so much for volunteering with us at Habitat Greensboro!

Mobile Meals

FBC has been delivering Mobile Meals for over 60 years to people in our community who need meals and are unable to cook for themselves.  The FBC delivery day is the 3rd Friday of every month.  Volunteers are needed to drive an assigned route each month or you can volunteer as a sub.

Cynthia Townes – Email | 273-4020

Anita Philpott – Email

Paint The Town

FBC is partnering with Community Housing Solutions for their 6th annual Paint The Town event on Saturday, September 17 to do painting, minor repairs and landscaping for low-income homeowners in the Glenwood Neighborhood.  This community was the first stop on the old trolley line in the early 1900’s and has become one of the most diverse communities in Greensboro with over 20 different languages spoken there.  Submit the form below to let us know you are going to help us “Paint The Town!”

Rosewood - Donate SMOD/School Uniform Clothing

We are collecting donations of SMOD (Standard Mode Of Dress) clothing for Middle School students in the Rosewood Community who will be required to wear SMOD clothing next year at Aycock Middle School.  The dress code consists of:

  • SHIRTS: Collared/Polo-style shirts. Solid Colors: White, Black, or Orange.
  • PANTS / SHORTS / SKIRTS / CAPRIS: Colors: Khaki, Black or Navy.
    Note: The pants must be fitting in the waist, and skirts and shorts must be at least knee-length.

If your child has outgrown or no longer needs their SMOD clothing that fits these descriptions, please bring any donations of SMOD clothing only to the FBC Youth Room. We will distribute these items at a cookout in the Rosewood neighborhood this summer.  You can also purchase these items to donate to this effort.

Contact: Kim Priddy – Email | x295

Contact: Steve Cothran – Email | x235

Rosewood Tutoring

September – May | Tuesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 pm Volunteer each week or be a substitue tutor for kids living in the Rosewood neighborhood. Adair Suggs – email / 210-4523

Contact: Adair Suggs – Email | 210-4523

StepUp Ministry

2nd Sunday of each month Donate clothing and accessories to StepUp to support their Job Readiness Training program. Bring all donations to the Atrium.

Contact: Shirley Thompson – Email | 274-9622

UPWARD Ministry

October – February Volunteers are needed to pass out registration brochures, invite friends and neighbors, coach teams, referee games, sell concessions, pray and sponsor children needing financial assistance to participate.

Contact: Tommy Starnes, Recreation Director – Email | 274-3286, x251

Winter Emergency! Shelter for Women

December–March   |   FBC partners with other congregations to provide shelter for women in the Greensboro community who are experiencing homelessness. FBC members volunteer at the shelter, provide meals for the guests and donate supplies.

Contact: Geneva Metzger

YWCA Family Shelter

The Family Shelter for the homeless at the YWCA is open year-round and is located at 1807 East Wendover Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405.

There are several ways you can help:

  • Prepare and serve dinner on the 3rd Monday of the month.  All menu plans are appreciated. (30 adults and children; no background check required.)
  • Collect money to purchase and serve ready-to-eat meals or donate money and we will make arrangements to serve a meal in your name.

SIGN UP TO SERVE MEALS HERE.

 

You can also:

  • Donate cleaning and paper supplies, cereal, juice, coffee, sugar & creamer, iced tea or lemonade mix, gift cards (small amounts) for gas, movies, or recreational events where the parents can spend time with their children.
  • Volunteer to work with and entertain the children by reading, story telling, playing games, craft projects, etc.

If you are interested in interacting with the families (direct activities with the kids, not just serving dinner), you will need to fill out an application and obtain a background check (if not within the last year).  Such a check would be a prerequisite for many FBC activities involving children, as well.

Background Check

We would love to have you as part of this ministry at the Y.

Cookie Hamilton – 336.676.7213

Nancy Davis – Email

Locally, FBC members have participated in:

  • VBS and Tutoring – Rosewood Community/Neighborhood
  • Serving meals to our friends who live outside – Agape Meal at FBC, Community Dinners, and Grace Community Church
  • Winter Emergency (WE!) Shelter for homeless women and also the YWCA Family Shelter
  • Food Drives for Greensboro Urban Ministry and other ministries
  • Sponsoring Montagnard Refugees
  • Serving dinners and working with families at Pathways
  • Building affordable housing through Habitat for Humanity
  • And numerous other projects in which individuals and classes participate.

National & International participation by FBC members includes:

  • Habitat for Humanity building trip to Jordan
  • An evangelism trip to Tacna, Peru
  • Church construction in Temuco, Chile
  • Music and mission trip to work with the Roma Gypsy people in Hungary
  • Construction on the Village of Hope, a ministry to street kids in Kiev, Ukraine
  • High School youth trips to Romania and Hungary
  • Middle & High School summer mission trips (Boston, Charleston, Atlanta, Pennsylvania)

WMU at FBC

The Woman’s Missionary Union of First Baptist Church is part of a national organization that was organized in 1888 and has become the largest Protestant organization for women in the world, with a membership of approximately 1 million. From the beginning, WMU’s main purpose has been to educate and involve women, girls, and preschoolers in the cause of Christian missions. It accomplishes these purposes primarily through age-level organizations that study about missions, pray for missions, and seek opportunities to do missions locally and around the world. WMU at First Baptist is active and there are several groups you can participate in to serve and “do” missions work.

WMU Group 2 – meet 1st Tuesday at 7:00 pm
Contact: Libby Shull – 312-5444, Email  |  Martha Hicks – 337-5647, Email
WMU Group 3 – meet 2nd Tuesday at 9:30 am, room 102
Contact: Jolyn Kelley – 852-0221, Email  |  Marie Binder – 288-3857, Email
WMU Group 4 – meet 2nd Tuesday at 10:30 am (September thru June)
Contact: Martha Robison Spangler – 617-0961
Mobile Meals – meet 3rd Friday at 9:30 am, Peace United Methodist Church
Contact: Cynthia Townes – 707-4020, Email  |  Anita Philpott – 456-7116, Email