“I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.” John 4:35
8:45 a.m. | Coffee and Muffins Fellowship | Fellowship Hall
Come a little early and enjoy coffee and muffins before we begin our plenary Bible study session with adults. Teachers of our children will be ready for them to arrive early so parents can meet in the Fellowship Hall.
9 a.m. | Bible Study and Community Ministry Partners | Fellowship Hall
All adult Sunday School classes will meet in the Fellowship Hall. There we will get to hear and share stories with many of our missions partners. This morning promises to be enlightening and reaffirming of the missions and ministry work being done locally and globally.
First Baptist is blessed to partner in ministry with so many wonderful groups:
- Agape Meal: Serves an intentional meal to create space at the table to build fellowship through conversation.
- BackPack Beginnings: Delivers backpacks of food to children at our assigned schools during the school year.
- Baptist Children’s Home: Brings hope and healing to children and families in crisis.
- Bessemer Elementary: Become a lunch buddy, tutor, proctor for testing, or volunteer at “Steps for Success” Kindergarten Camp.
- Community Housing Solutions: Works towards eliminating substandard housing by preserving decent, safe and affordable housing for families in Guilford County.
- FBC Community Garden: Hands needed throughout the year for planting, watering, and harvesting our garden. Our harvest has gone to support families in our community.
- Greensboro Urban Ministry: Expresses God’s love through practical action. Includes: emergency assistance; shelter; daily lunch; and helping clients increase financial management capacity and readiness for employment.
- Habitat for Humanity: Building houses and neighborhoods locally or internationally for people in need of housing.
- Hope Academy: School for at-risk youth. Volunteer opportunities include their library, front office, tutoring program, and prayer team.
- Interactive Resource Center: Assists people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by reconnecting them with their own lives and the community at large.
- Metanoia: A holistic community development ministry operating in North Charleston that invests in neighborhood assets to build leaders, establishes quality housing and generates economic development.
- Mobile Meals: Deliver lunch on the 3rd Friday of each month to seniors who are unable to prepare meals for themselves.
- Peacehaven Farm: A sustainable farm in Whitsett, NC, dedicated to providing a permanent home for adults with special needs in a supportive and family-like environment.
- Piedmont International Fellowship: Help international college students learn about and experience friendships with Americans and other internationals.
- Rosewood Tutoring: Help boys and girls (grades K-12) from the Rosewood community with their homework on Tuesdays (4:15-5:15 p.m.), September through May.
- StepUp Ministry: Provides job training and life skills for the unemployed. Volunteer opportunities include Faith Co-Partner in Life Skills, Mock Interviews, Lunch Helpers, Morning Devotions, Resume Lab, and Computer Training.
- Wednesday Meal at Grace: Prepare and serve a meal for the homeless on the 1st Wednesdays of each month.
- Wheels4Hope: Faith based car donation program with a mission to provide affordable, reliable transportation to economically vulnerable families and individuals.
- YWCA Family Shelter: Family Shelter for 35 homeless women & children. Help needed to provide meals, supplies and care for the guest.
- Youth for Christ: Reaches out to young people, working with local churches and other like-minded partners to develop lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by Godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.
- Please also remember those who are serving globally: Chris and Dora Barbee; Helen and Ellis Vaughan; David and Melissa Chism; Chad and Kameren Dalton; Alex Ghitsa; Bill and Noy Peeler; Bill and Evelyn Stanfield; and Ralph and Tammy Stocks.