The Mission Committee works to support our three American Baptist ministries: National, through the America for Christ Offering, International through the One Great Hour of Sharing Offing, and Retired Ministers & Missionaries. We also promote and support various missions throughout the year. The committee meets three or four times a year after worship. If you would like more information contact the church office at email@example.com
The following are some of the Mission Projects that we support -
"None of us chooses where we are born. But we get to choose what we do with the ways God has blessed us." First Baptist Church of Lebanon participates in Compassion International, a Christian child development and child advocacy ministry powered by more than one million sponsors. Compassion works in partnership with local churches in 25 developing countries that are equipped through sponsors to implement programs providing for the child's physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs. Our First Baptist Church sponsorship commitment is a monthly gift of $38.00 which supports Allisson Milena, in Equador. In addition to this child sponsored by the church, as of May 2019, 14 of our church members became sponsors of a child. The children supported by Compassion sponsors are ages 1-18, and they receive a caring and safe Christian environment to grow in self-confidence and social skills; the opportunity to hear the gospel and learn about Jesus; educational opportunities and mentoring; health care; hygiene training; supplementary food if necessary; and personal attention and love.
Operation Christmas Child - Samaritan's Purse - aka Shoebox Ministry
During the month of November we support the Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child. This mission is organized by Deb Cowger and the goal is to send as many boxes as we can to children in need around the world. This may be the only gift they receive so all are invited to join in this ministry, so that these children will know the love of God as shared through us.
The Giving Tree
This tree adorns our foyer November through December. Upon it you will find gift tags of desired items for children in need of support through Lebanon Social Services. We typically support 6 children. Additionally items such as hats, gloves and socks can be hung from the tree like ornaments. These items are gathered on the 1st of the year and donated to those in need at the local no-freeze shelter.
Participants from the Church gather to serve two meals a month to the hungry out of the First Baptist Church of Willimantic.
Blessing Bags - 2022
Members donated items that are found to be useful to those who are homeless and in need. Youth and adults gathered to put these items into bags that can could distributed to those who are in need in the community as we come upon them. 58 bags were compiled by the church.