Members of First Baptist Church have made numerous trips to help disaster relief victims in places like New Orleans, LA., Gulfport and Pearlington, Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina. We have torn down structures, re-built homes, cleaned up areas, but most of all helped repair the hopes and dreams of many of God’s children. For information on future trips, please contact the church office.
Together for Hope is CBF’s rural poverty initiative, a 20-year commitment to offer hope to people in and around 20 of the poorest counties in the U.S. The goal is to work with local residents, state and regional CBF groups, churches and other organizations to maximize local resources and empower community members. Our church has taken teams of more than 10 volunteers each year to work in house repair, church construction, literacy, food supply, recreation, Vacation Bible School and economic development. This is an inter-generational mission trip that allows families to participate together.
First Baptist Church (FBC) of Raleigh was excited to be a part of the Abraham Build, an interfaith project with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. Together with members of Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith communities, members of FBC created a new home for a family in the Long Acres neighborhood of Raleigh.
NC Baptist Men
Our Baptist Men are part of the NC Baptist Men, one of the most organized and action-oriented groups in the country. Our church has dozens of men who spend countless hours volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and other construction projects. We have men who faithfully work with our young people through Royal Ambassadors, teaching Sunday School and as counselors for youth and college mission trips. They have started small groups for study and fellowship and sponsor mission activities like our AIDS, clothing, and homeless ministries. They also go on mission trips to Honduras, Arkansas, Kiev, and many other places.
W.M.U. Opportunities (Women & Men United)
Bible Application Group
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., Parlor; Sonia Moore leads book studies; Carolyn Holloway, group leader.
Prayer Circle Group
No regularly scheduled meetings; Mary Powell Rhodes and Anne Cooke, co-leaders
Prayer Shawl Ministry Group
Meets three or four times a year and delivers Meals on Wheels the fifth Wednesday of the month. Marie Berry and Margaret Clary, co-leaders
Missions Information via the Internet Group
Blair Jackson, co-leader
Current Missions Round Table Group
Meets the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m., Room 110. Group members alternate leadership.
The Mabel Claire Maddrey Group
Meets in the Parlor at 12:00 noon on the third Wednesday of each month. Robbie Puckett, leader
Book Study Group
Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m., Parlor. Betsy Smith Shell, convener
Contact the group leader(s), Jamie Petty, Enlistment Chair, or e-mail Lin Carter.