Missions

“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.

MISSIONS GIVING
Thank you for your fall giving to missions. To date we have collected $26,026.84 for World Missions Offering.

MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

FBC Day of Service, November 15– we’ll be doing a number of projects around our community as we partner with area ministries for our annual fall community missions day. This year, we’ll also be doing some Fall cleanup work around FBC as we ready for the holiday season.

FBC Backpack Ministry (ongoing) – we continue in the 2014/2015 school year to support 50 children at Laurens Elementary School by providing four simple weekend meals in this program focused on children from low income families. At the moment, we have plenty of volunteers to pack each week, but, we do need to replenish our monetary resources that help to fund this ministry.

Operation Christmas Child (October/November)– we’ll be partnering with Samaritans Purse to pack shoe boxes for children all over the world for Christmas. Boxes, packing instructions and shopping lists will be available around FBC beginning in October.

Good Shepherd Clinic Meals, December 4, 11, 18– in December, we’ll be providing evening meals on three Thursday nights for the doctors and nurses who give of their time at our local medical clinic. This would be an ideal project for a family or Sunday School class as an easy one night way to help.

Haiti Mission Trip – February 22-28, 2015 – in conjunction with FBC Pensacola, Florida, we’ll be taking a team to work in the Earthquake recovery area of Haiti which is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. There are opportunities on the trip for Medical/Dental work, light construction and working with children at an area orphanage. We have 15 slots and the trip will cost between $1200-1500 per person. The deadline to register is December 1.

Allendale, SC Mission Trip – March, 2015– in conjunction with CBF of SC, we’ll once again be working in Allendale, County SC which is the poorest county in South Carolina. We’ll stop overnight in Orangeburg and then work all day on the designated Saturday in Allendale. The overnight trip will cost between $50 and $75 per person which will include your hotel in Orangeburg.

Click the links below to learn about current missions opportunities.

Backpack Ministry