Missions

Our Missions Team assists the FBC family in determining needs, and we actively participate in both monthly and annual projects to benefit the local Hopewell community, as well as projects which reach out to the state, nation, and around the world.  There are mission opportunities for children, youth, and adults. 

Hopewell Food Pantry

We provide ongoing food collections to the Hopewell Food Pantry throughout the year.  At Christmastime, attendees to our Walk Through Bethlehem program  are encouraged to donate a canned good item as entry into the program.  This provides hundreds of canned food items to the Pantry.


Items that are always needed:


   canned meats, canned fruits & vegetables

   peanut butter, hot & cold cereals, and pasta &

   rice.


Place donations in the designated boxes in the Family Life Center or Education Building hallways.

Benevolence/CcHasm

Our Benevolence Team assists folks who are having a financial setback and need assistance with prescriptions, utilities, rent, etc.  To be considered, applicants must be sponsored by a church member and complete a required form, which can be picked up in the church office.


Our Benevolence team also partners with CCHASM (Chesterfield Colonial Heights Alliance for Social Ministry) in an effort to better provide emergency assistance to area residents in need.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The ladies in our prayer shawl ministry knit and crochet beautiful items while enjoying fellowshipping together.  They create pieces such as prayer shawls, laps robes, and other items to give to anyone in our church family who is ill or shut in.  They also make baby blankets and caps to share the joy of new births and also donate some of them to the VCU/MCV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for use with “preemies.” Church members are asked to leave in the church office the name, address, and phone number of anyone who might need the blessing of a gift from this ministry.

 

Anyone interested is invited to join the group, which meets on Thursday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. in the church parlor.  No previous experience is needed—they will teach you the craft.

other FBC mission projects include:

  • Sponsor children for camp in partnership with Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) Missions.
  • Actively participate in Hopewell's H3 Ministry to assist the homeless by preparing and serving a meal on the first and third Sunday evenings of each month.
  • Annual Christmas Shoe Box Ministry through Samaritan's Purse.
  • Annual Adopt an Angel Family from our Angel Tree ministry.
  • Bi-Annual global missions offering for CBF Missionaries.
  • In-state, out-of-state, and global mission trips through World Changers, CBF, and other group programs.
  • Serve as a Hopewell-area shelter in times of natural disaster/participate in disaster relief & recovery through the Virginia Baptist Mission Board (church members are trained and called to participate in recovery efforts in Virginia and/or other sites of natural disasters.

First Baptist Church

401 N. 2nd Avenue

Hopewell, VA 23860

804-458-2752                               

fbchopewell.org