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Local missions

The Mission Board consists of nine members of the congregation, and is responsible for working with the congregation on the following local ministries:

America for Christ offering

This offering (collected yearly in March), is taken for missions in America, helping to fund programs for the disadvantaged.

Alcoholics Anonymous

First Baptist provides a meeting place for AA at 7 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays.

Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts

First Baptist charters Boy Scout Troop 718 and Cub Scout Pack 19 and allows them the use of our facilities for meetings, overnights and banquets. The church also celebrates Scout Sunday each year, where the Boy Scouts are invited to participate in our Sunday morning worship service.

CD ministry

Our Sunday morning worship service and other special services throughout the year are available on CD for those who wish to have a copy. More info here >>

Christmas food drive & mission tree gifts

In the week leading up to Christmas, members of the congregation can donate food items and purchase gifts for children (via requests on the mission tree), which are then delivered to needy families in the Middletown area.

Coats for Christ

Beginning each October and continuing through the winter months, gently used coats, gloves, mittens and scarves are collected for distribution to local people in need.

Great American Cleanup

First Baptist participates in this national program to clean up trash in our community.

Hope House Mission

Hope House Mission is a faith-based ministry, serving homeless men, women and children in Butler, Warren, and surrounding counties in Southwest Ohio. It provides comprehensive programs and services designed to promote long-term, sustainable life transformation.

Retired Ministers & Missionaries Offering

During the month of December, an offering is collected to give as an extra bonus to retired American Baptist ministers and missionaries. The offering supports those who have dedicated their lives to God’s service by providing emergency assistance in times of need and a thank you check at the end of each year.

Salvation Army

Each July, school supplies are donated by the congregation and delivered to the Salvation Army. Members have also rung bells at local collection kettles. The Salvation Army has been the recipient of food and clothing drives, along with monetary and other donations from First Baptist.

SHALOM
(Serving the Homeless with Alternate Lodging Of Middletown)

First Baptist participates in this network of 15 local churches that provide meals and shelter for homeless men, women & children in Middletown. From November through March, churches host guests on a rotating schedule for a period of 1 week.

When guests stay at FBC, they are served dinner and breakfast, and are provided with shower and laundry facilities, socializing opportunities and a safe and warm place to sleep. Learn more about FBC's role with SHALOM >>

Thanksgiving food drive

Each November, donations of food are collected, then delivered to local food pantries for distribution.

Thinking of You (T.O.Y.) boxes

Each February, Valentine boxes are filled with snacks and small gifts that have been donated by the congregation, then are mailed to the church's college students and active duty military personnel.

First Baptist has also made contributions
(monetary & otherwise) to the following organizations:

Camp Kirkwood & Conference Center
Community Pregnancy Center
Dayton Christian Center
Habitat for Humanity
Judson Care Center
Miami Baptist Association
Murrow Indian Children's Home
One Way Farm Children's Home
PARACHUTE
United Missions