RMMO Offering

During the month of December, we will be collecting our final mission offering, the Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering.

Since 1935, American Baptists have contributed to special offerings received in their churches for retired ABC ministers and missionaries or their widowed spouses. In 1977, American Baptist Churches USA launched the Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering (RMMO) to continue this tradition of thanks.   Offering envelopes are available in the pew racks in the sanctuary.

A great way to show you care

The Adopt-A-Grandparent Program for the holiday has become so successful in the past because of your generosity.  A gift basket of lotions will be provided to each resident of Harper Mills in Beckley.  The cost is $20 and that includes packaging and delivery.  See Ann Coleman for further details.

Adopt-A-Grandparent 2018

The Adopt-A-Grandparent Program has become so successful because of your generosity.  This program provides a Christmas/holiday gift set to elderly people in the Harper Mills Nursing Home   (formerly Heartland Nursing Home).  This gift set would include two great lotions, one for the hand and one for the feet and would be  perfect for both men and women.    There are currently 155 people in Harper Mills and the cost of each gift set is $20 (which includes tax, gift wrap and delivery).  Please make checks payable to First Baptist Church with a note on the memo line “Adopt A Grandparent”.  There will be a tag on the gift saying that it came from you.

The deadline will be announced sometime in November.  If you are interested in helping with this project, contact Ann Coleman at 304-253-1425.  Let’s not forget those in the nursing homes who may not have someone to show them God’s love.

World Mission Offering 2018

You are the salt of the earth.  Matthew 5:13

Every September and October, congregations come together for a time of awareness, advocacy and action for global mission. Churches across the country celebrate and support the ministries that God is using to transform the world. This is the World Mission Offering.

For the 2018 World Mission Offering, we are highlighting the Ministry Priorities of Health and Wellness, Abolishing Global Slavery and Economic and Community Development. While these represent only a fraction of IM’s ministries, they provide a window into what God is doing worldwide through our 120 global servants, 900+ volunteers, 43 home staff and 240+ global partners.

Our goal this year is $1,500.00   There are envelopes in the pews by the hymnals for your contributions.  Please continue to pray for our missionaries both here in the U.S. and overseas.

Hospice needs our help

Hospice of Southern West Virginia is in need of volunteers to work at the Bower’s Hospice House.  Training will be offered on June 11th and June 13th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm each day.  For further information contact Becky at 304-255-6404.   You will be blessed.

Adopt-a-Grandparent 2017

The Adopt-A-Grandparent Program has become so successful because of your generosity. This program provides a Christmas/holiday gift set to elderly people in the Harper Mills Nursing Home (formerly Heartland Nursing Home)

This gift set would include two great lotions, one for the hand and one for the feet and would be perfect for both men and women.

There are currently 155 people in Harper Mills and the cost of each gift set is $20(which includes tax, gift wrap, and delivery. Please make checks payable to First Baptist Church with a note on the memo line “Adopt A Grandparent”. There will be a tag on the gift saying that it came from you.

The deadline for this project is Sunday, December 10th. If you are interested in helping with this project, contact Ann Coleman at 304-253-1425.

Let’s not forget those in the nursing homes who may not have someone to show them God’s love.

Adopt-A-Grandparent

The Adopt-A-Grandparent Program has become so successful because of your generosity.  This program  provides a Christmas/holiday gift set to elderly people in the Harper Mills Nursing Home (formerly Heartland Nursing Home)  This gift set would include two great lotions, one for the hands and one for the feet and would be perfect for both men and women.  There are current 155 people in Harper Mills and the cost of each gift set is $20(which includes tax, gift wrap and delivery.)  There will be a tag on the gift saying that it came from you.    The deadline for this project is Friday, December 11th.  If you are interested in helping with this project, contact Ann Coleman or the church office.   

Women Helping Women

Donna Miller has organized a Facebook group called “Women Helping Women” and it already has over 5,000 members, she said. Women can gather cosmetics, facial cleansers, toiletries and things of that nature, and put them in a purse or handbag which will be distributed to flood victims. Every woman has a handbag or purse that they don’t carry anymore.

“I think the reason it’s successful is because it’s specific,” she said. “People know exactly what they can do. You don’t have to run to the store and shop. “They have extra, new cosmetics stuck in a drawer. They’re just getting their things together into a Ziploc bag to put in the purse.”

There are drop-off locations all over southern West Virginia and several in Beckley including First Baptist Church.  Contact Donna Miller or the church office for further info.

Fruits of Labor Outreach Program Needs Your Support

by Tammy Jordan, Director

Beckley First Baptist has been so kind supporting our Seeds of Recovery Program.  I wanted to let you know about a new opportunity.  We are going to start doing monthly bread boxes that are $35 and filled with our various baked goods and different breads that can go in the freezer and last for the customer.  We are trying to find 4 churches/organizations that would have at least 25 people in each organization to commit to purchasing a total of 12 monthly bread boxes per person that comes packaged and ready to pick up at the church.    This order can also be split in half  but that has to be done within the church after you place your order.  Basically this is a way for individuals to support our educational program “Seeds of Recovery” and youth program “Seeds of Hope” at the rate of $1.00 per day throughout the year and give students real product to practice their skill set.  Plus in supporting the program customers get yummy baked goods instead of just making a $1 per day donation.   Your orders will be dropped off at the church on a designated day and it will have to be paid for at that time.

Each month the bread box will include:
4 Loaves of Fruits of Labor’s bread (2 white, 1 wheat, and 1 multigrain)
2 Giant Cinnamon Rolls
6 Hamburger buns
4 Hoagie Buns
4 Croissants
1 Special:  The first order will include 1/2 dozen pepperoni rolls as the special.

If you would be interested in participating in this project, please contact either Joyce Mills or the church office and we can provide you with some additional information.

Let’s Pack the Pulpit

With the winter months quickly approaching,  we’ve started a program called  “Pack the Pulpit”.  During  the month of November, we are asking for non-perishable food items and new blankets which will be distributed by Helping Hands to be placed in the sanctuary on the stage around the pulpit.  Our goal is to pack the pulpit so much that Pastor Adkins has to preach on the floor on November 22nd, the Sunday before Thanksgiving.    Please consider lending a hand so that others will be warm and have enough to eat this winter.