WHILE THE CHURCH IS CLOSED, TITHES AND OFFERINGS CAN BE MAILED TO THE CHURCH: 

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF BELLOWS FALLS, 9 CHURCH STREET, BELLOWS FALLS, VT 05101

CHECKS SHOULD BE MADE OUT TO THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH. PLEASE SPECIFY IN THE MEMO LINE WHAT MISSION IT'S FOR OR INCLUDE A NOTE IF YOU SEND CASH.

January: GFUN

- Greater Falls United Network 

- Ran by community members and local churches

- Used for families in need who are trying to improve their lives 

 

February: Our Place

-Our Place is a local food shelter on Island Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont

- The food shelf provides 1200 meals in one month and 130,000 pounds of food a year

- Our church has given over $200 dollars through our penny jar 

- They are always looking for donations and volunteers

https://ourplacevt.wordpress.com/

 

March: America For Christ

- America for Christ is for projects in the United States

http://afc.abhms.org/frequently-asked-questions/

 

April: Missionary Support

- The mission support is used for community buildings 

- This includes helping to fund a warming shelter and a youth mothers group once locations are found

 

May: Local Mission Fund

-This mission is for people in the church or related to members of the church

-It also supports the Angel Tree Christmas Program at the Bellows Falls Police Department, which has given 187 children Christmas gifts

-This also supports two other Missions, SEVCA and GFUN

 

June: One Great Hour of Sharing

-This mission also supports international missionaries 

-These missionaries will get to their locations, even if the trek is through mudslides, sandstorms, and other inclement weather

-The missions of these projects include disaster relief, empowerment, hunger relief, and supplying drinking water

http://onegreathourofsharing.org/project_type/empowerment/

 

July and August: Mission of Your Choice

Select any mission you would like to give to! Specify in your check's memo line or include a note so it goes to your preferred mission. 

 

September: United Missions

- Feeds the Hungry

-Empowers Pastors

-Global and National Ministry

October: World Missions

-World missions supports projects world wide 

-Has helped over 1700 missionaries 

 

November: Emergency Fuel Assistance 

- Given to members of our community

- For people who can't afford heating their homes

- Distributed by SEVCA

 

December: Retired  Ministers and Missionaries 

-This mission helps retired ministers and missionaries who experience financial hardship

http://www.abc-usa.org/

Other Missions You Can Donate To Throughout the Year:

Operation Christmas Child (Samaritan's Purse)

- Operation Christmas Child has distributed 124,000,000 shoe boxes in 150 countries worldwide

- Deliveries are NOT stopped by terrain-- the boxes get delivered by everything from parachute to camels!

- Many of the children who receive a shoe box grow up to be missionaries 

- These shoe boxes include many things, including small toys, games, hygiene products, socks (or mittens), and a small book that has Bible stories in the native language of the child

- The team members in the distribution center look at the contents of the box, remove things that can't be taken (like chocolates and other soft candies) and decide the best location for the box to be delivered

- Once the shoe box is delivered, the village children can choose to attend a 12 week discipleship program

http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

 

Heifer International

- Heifer International is an international mission that helps villages supply important staples 

- Donations are given in the form animals and produce 

-After receiving the gift, the family learns how to care for, raise, and utilize the animal byproducts (i.e. a pair of sheep teaches the recipients how to breed them and shear them)

- After the first pair of animals produces offspring, the offspring is given to another family in the village, who is also taught the same skills

http://www.heifer.org/

 

SEVCA

-South Eastern Vermont Community Action

-Helps provide emergency fuel for local families 

http://www.sevca.org/

 

Ladies' Aid

- Ladies' Aid includes White Cross and operates both inside and outside of the community 

-One of the projects completed by Ladies' Aid were Buddy Bags for the police to give to local children that had been separated from their parents

-Ladies' Aid also plans and runs our annual Holiday Bazaar

-They also help keep track of what the church needs and what might be good to have in the future 

 

White Cross

- The White Cross operates in various countries 

-They ask for items needed for families in other areas

-They also ask for cloth bandages used for distribution as well 

http://abc-whitecross.org/

 

Our Place also place also takes item donations are always looking for the following:

- Tuna

- Pasta and Pasta Sauce 

- Peanut Butter

-Soups and Crackers

-Rice 

-Canned Meals

-Canned Fruits and Vegetables 

-Canned Protein Options

-Baby Food

-Juices

-Cereals and Other Nonperishable Items

-Personal Hygiene Products 

-Feminine Hygiene Products 

-Diapers and Formula