A Different mode, the Same Service
First Baptist joins with churches all over the region to provide backpacks, school supplies, and new shoes and socks to children this year. We can’t gather as we usually do to hand out these items, but children will still be registering for and receiving these items from our generous supporters.
Your generosity helps us to support this important ministry. Thank you.
We donate money as a church to sponsor 50 children. We also collect items for the children.This year we are responsible for collecting short athletic socks or monetary donations to purchase socks. You may leave socks in the bin outside the church office door or designate your donation to purchase socks (once all sizes are received at registration) by letting the church office know your gift is for “Back2School.”
The final registration where parents bring their children to register to receive these items is Tuesday, July 21, 2020 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. In the city, the registration location is Albert Harris Elementary School. Children must be present to register to receive socks, shoes, and backpacks (to ensure sizing of orders). See below for other registration locations.
Once registered, children will come with their parents on Saturday, August 1, 2020 to receive their items. This year, it will be held as a drive-thru pickup. See below for other pickup locations.
If you’re interested in volunteering, the list of needed volunteers is below. Each volunteer will need to wear a mask to serve. If you’d like to sign up, please contact the church office.
We will be continuing the Feeding First program in the days and weeks to come, as we have the funds. If you have ideas for the program or want to be involved in setting up the meals, you are encouraged to reach out to our Missions Committee Chairperson: Bobby Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org or 276-634-7997).
Here are specific ways you can help:
- Is there somewhere you know of that could use a meal? Tell Bobby!
- Give Generously to Missions Opportunities Fund so we can buy meals (see link below). Sponsor a typical meal for $120 (or donate for a half meal, or a couple of meals!)
- Meal Delivery (safely, with masks & gloves!)
- Provide Desserts/Drinks/Sides (Drop off no-contact at the church)
DON’T FORGET: THE OPEN CHURCH
Our COVID-19 Landing Page Online
Need to know what your church is doing during this pandemic? Need links to worship online, give online, social media, news, Bible study, and more? Click the link below! Our buildings may be closed, but God’s church is OPEN. We ARE the church! https://fbcmartinsville.com/the-open-church/