Saturday, May 4
8:30am – 12pm
Our First Baptist Church family serves and loves others in Jesus’ name on many days throughout the year but we celebrate being able to serve together on Saturday, May 4 as a way to share in ministry with our community partners and those in our church family who are homebound who can easily feel forgotten. There are jobs for all ages, abilities and schedules.
Here are some of the things we’ll be a part of on Missions Day:
Community Garden at FBC
Get dirty In the Community Garden planting vegetables, flowers and help install ornamental fencing. Open to all ages and abilities, family friendly, bring a shovel and/or hand trowel if you have one.
Impact: Flowers are used to help beautify tables for grieving families for our bereavement ministry and healthy food harvested from our garden helps feed the hungry in our community.
New Arrivals Institute
Help spread mulch on the playground and in the garden at the New Arrivals Institute. This will be a great workout and open to all ages, though ideal for those able to dig and shovel heavier mulch. Also great for older kids and teens to help alongside an adult. Bring wheelbarrows, shovels, pitchforks and rakes if you have them.
Impact: NAI assists refugees and immigrants with self-sufficiency and US Citizenship through education. ESL learning can happen through hands-on learning by caring for a garden and children play on the playground while their parents learn English and American culture.
Receive and organize donations in the lower FBC parking lot.
Impact: Habitat ReStores are independently owned reuse stores operated by local Habitat for Humanity organizations. Proceeds are used to help build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter in local communities and around the world. https://habitatgreensboro.org/restore/
Community Housing Solutions
Help with a ramp-building project or a painting project for those in need in our community. CHS will confirm exact project details closer to the May 4 date and we will let you know as we do. Please sign up so we can keep you informed of details (for ages 14 and older).
Impact: Community Housing Solutions’ mission is to provide decent, safe and affordable housing to low-income households working towards the elimination of substandard housing, restoring the dignity and hope to families living in Guilford county neighborhoods.
Help organize and clean for the students at Hope Academy.
Impact: Hope Academy exists to serve students that are socio-economically disadvantaged. You will help teachers and staff at this excellent middle school be able to focus on teaching the students instead of maintaining their facility.
FBC Homebound Visitation
All ages and abilities can visit a homebound member in our church on this Saturday or another time that you work out. We will provide names and addresses.
Impact: Faithful servants of our church who are no longer able to be here due to health and mobility issues would love to see your friendly face and be reminded of God’s love and the love of our church family.
FBC Homebound Note-writing
All ages and abilities can share conversation and write notes or draw pictures for our FBC church family who cannot make it to church and who struggle with health and aging issues.
Impact: A note of love and remembrance is a cherished treasure and helps beloved church family be reminded of God’s love and our love for them.
Habitat Women’s Build Kickoff
Help pickup and/or prepare breakfast for the kickoff building team on May 4.
Impact: Offer hospitality and sustenance to those participating in Greensboro’s first women’s build—women fund and build a home for a deserving family. Many women participate in honor or memory of special women in their lives.
Please sign-up to indicate interest so that we can plan and communicate details accordingly. There are jobs for all ages, abilities and schedules. Contact Amy Grizzle Kane with questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.