“Christ has no body now but yours; no hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes with which he looks with compassion on this world. Christ has no body now on earth but yours.” — St. Teresa of Avila
We have a heart for missions! We believe mission involvement is the natural result of a real faith. When our hearts are filled by God, we naturally want to share God’s love with others.
We believe that every person has a mission and their own place to serve. Finding their place of service and becoming the presence of Christ to others is the first step in building the kind of relationships that will take Christ’s love to the world.
Following Christ’s command to “Go therefore and make disciples,” our church supports missions through our praying, our serving, our going, and our giving. Through summer mission trips, family mission projects, and local mission organizations, our congregation works to serve and share with people and communities in need.
Thank you for your fall giving to missions. To date we have collected $26,026.84 for World Missions Offering.
Pray for our Haiti Mission Team, February 22-28: Twelve member of FBC will be working with But God Ministries in Haiti February 22-28. Our team members will be working in conjunction with a group from FBC Pensacola, Florida. Our focus will be on construction needs, working with a local orphanage and a medical/dental ministry. Our team members are: Adair Rogers, Robin Hornberger, Susan Johnson, Joan Penn, Laura Dennie, Clark Dean, Craig Little, Jimmy Chandler, John Topping, Seth Reynolds, Carol & Nancy Thompson.
Allendale Weekend Mission Trip, March 20-21: Join us for a two day trip to work in Allendale, SC which is the poorest county in our state. We will be joining other congregations from all over South Carolina for a day of various projects around the community focused primarily on local homes and churches. Tasks will be available for all ages and skill levels. We will depart on Friday afternoon at 4pm, overnight in Orangeburg, SC and then return early evening Saturday. The anticipated cost, which will include lodging in Orangeburg, two meals and transportation will be $75 per person based on double occupancy. To participate, please call the church office or contact Rickey Letson at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to express your interest is Wednesday, March 11.
FBC Backpack Ministry: First Baptist continues to partner weekly with Laurens Elementary School to provide backpacks filled with weekend meals for 50 children. Each week volunteers gather at FBC to pack for the weekend. We also have volunteers who shop for the ministry and who help keep the Backpack supply room in order. If you would like to volunteer to assist with this ministry, please call the church or contact Rickey Letson at email@example.com.