Gratitude Study Group, an Alcoholics Anonymous group, meets at our church each Monday and Thursday evening. We have offered the meeting space to them at no charge in order to be good stewards of this wonderful facility and because the AA program is so successful for many on the road to recovery from alcohol abuse. For more information, go to www.raleighaa.com.
Holiday Service of Hope and Remembrance
The holidays often present yet another challenge to one who is trying to heal from a loss. As in years past, the Capitol Square churches will offer a Holiday Service of Hope and Remembrance. The service offers spiritual support and healing for those who have lost loved ones, suffered disasters or gone through a catastrophic or traumatic experience. There is lovely music and a time to read the names of loved ones you wish to have remembered and lifted up to God. Following the service, a reception is held.
StepUP Ministry: Twice a month, First Baptist hosts orientation sessions for StepUP Ministry, an interfaith program that helps participants find safe, affordable housing and stable, life-sustaining employment. FBC opens its Clothing Ministry to provide interview attire for participants in Jubilee Jobs, which offers job preparation and placement services to unemployed, entry-level job seekers in Wake County.
Urban Ministries: In 1981 First Baptist joined several other Raleigh congregations to establish the non-profit organization now known as Urban Ministries of Wake County. Urban Ministries provides food, shelter and health care for some of Wake County’s neediest residents. Today, FBC continues this long-standing partnership by providing financial support and volunteers for Urban Ministries programs and by hosting Stone Soup Supper, the agency’s annual fundraising event.
Family Promise of Wake County’s mission is to provide shelter, meals, case management and educational services to homeless families in addition to promoting action and awareness in the community regarding homelessness. First Baptist Church supports Family Promise of Wake County by hosting Family Promise of Wake County families in conjunction with First Baptist Church at Wilmington Street. Hosting includes offering our Church as a place for the families to stay at night, providing meals and transportation for the families. Family Promise of Wake County (formerly Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network) is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation. Opening its doors in 1994, FPWC has developed into a multi-faceted program addressing homelessness and its causes.