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Local Missions

"And whatever you do in word and deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him." Colossians 3: 17

The Mission Board consists of 9 members of the congregation plus our Associate Pastor. These people are responsible for chairing and volunteering to work with the congregation on the following local ministries:

America for Christ Offering

In March this offering is taken for missions in America, helping to fund programs for the disadvantaged.

Alcoholics Anonymous:

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

Link to  AA Southwest Ohio Area 56

Christmas Baskets

In December food items and Gifts are donated by members of the congregation and delivered to needy families in our area.

Coats for Christ

Beginning in October and continuing through the Winter Months, gently used coats, gloves, mittens and scarves are collected to be distributed to people and families who are in need.

Thanksgiving Food Pantry

In November donated food items are collected in our Sanctuary and then divided equally and delivered to local food pantries for distribution.

Great American Clean-Up

In April we participate in this National Program to clean up trash in our community. A specific area is designated for our help and our youth groups clean it up.

T.O.Y. Boxes

In February, Valentine boxes are filled with snacks and small gifts donated by the congregation and mailed to college and military personnel.

Ministers & Missionaries Offering

In December and during the entire month an offering is collected to give as an extra bonus to retired ministers and missionaries.

CD Ministries

Each Sunday's Worship Service and some special events are recorded on CD's and made available to shut-ins. Portable CD players are being made available to those who need them on request.
Link to CD Ministry Page for more information.

Hope House

First Baptist is very involved in mission work with Hope House. Volunteers prepare and cook a dinner for the residents on the first Saturday of each month. In April personal care items were donated by the congregation which the Mission Board made into Hope Tote bags.
Link to our Hope House Page for more information. Link to Hope House Website.

Salvation Army

First Baptist is also very involved with this mission. In July school supplies are donated by the congregation and delivered to the Salvation Army. In December members of the congregation ring bells at local collection kettles. The Salvation Army has also been the recipient of food and clothing drives monetary and other donations from First Baptist.
Link to our Salvation Army Page for more information. Link to Salvation Army US Central.

Boy Scouts and 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. We also have a Scout Sunday where the Boy Scouts are invited to participate and lead in our worship service.
Link to our Scouts Mission Page for more information.

SHALOM

In December and March we provide nightly shelter for the homeless in our church building during one week in each month. They are served dinners and breakfasts and provided with shower and laundry facilities, socializing and offered a safe and warm place to sleep.
Link to First Baptist SHALOM Mission Page for more information.
Link to Middletown Area - SHALOM Ministry web-site.

First Baptist has also made monetary and other contributions to the following:

Camp Kirkwood - Web Link
Dayton Christian Center - Web Link
Habitat for Humanity - Web Link
Judson Village Retirement Community - Web Link
Community Pregnancy Center - Web Link
Miami Baptist Association - Web Link
Murrow Children's Home - Web Link
One Way Farm -
Parachute - Web Link
United Missions Basics - Web Link