First B Cares

The First B Cares Ministry works to connect individuals and small groups to the church family and the church family to the world for the cause of Christ. First B Cares provides a means to help those in need within the church, the community and the world while helping those in the church body be the hands and feet of Jesus, practically serving others.

FIRST B CARES MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

Serving the First Baptist Family

Showing care and compassion through service is a way we can be an encouragement and provide hope to those within our church family (Galatians 6:10). 

  • Sunday Service Prayer Team: praying with people after each of the services on Sunday mornings-contact Levi (levib@fbceugene.com)
  • Women’s Hospital Visitation Team: visiting women who are in the hospital or praying with them before they undergo surgery in the hospital-contact (marianned@fbceugene.com)
  • Care Team: ministering and providing support/respite to the counselors at Camp Harlow-contact (davethewave@campharlow.com)
  • Care Fund:  helping financially to meet basics needs of life (rental, power, water, prescriptions, etc.) for households-contact (rayb@fbceugene.com)
  • Sisters In Stitches: making quilts for new babies, our seniors whose health is rapidly declining and veterans from our church family-contact (lobryant@comcast.net)
  • Thanksgiving Meal Baskets: providing food for the holiday dinner to those homes who request one or who are suggested by someone else-contact (marianned@fbceugene.com)
  • Giving Tree: providing Christmas gifts (one fun and one clothing item)  to children under 18 whose parents request them or who are suggested by others who care-contact (nancyc@fbceugene.com)
  • Memorial Service Receptions: preparing and serving cookies and punch after memorial services-contact (glene@fbceugene.com)
  • Serving the Community

    While serving our community, we reflect Christ's life of concern, compassion, and care for those with physical needs. Coordination and mobilization of the First Baptist Family through Sunday services, instructional settings and Life Groups impact the community in partnership with Community Agencies and through the FBC Family serving the community. By partnering with Christian agencies and within the Church family, we help relieve some pain and suffering while sharing the good news of Christ. The involvement of numerous ministries allow us to actually be the hands and feet of Jesus to each other.

  • H2O bags: selling bags (for a few cents under the cost of preparing them) on the 3rd Sunday of every month to have handy to give to those on the streets in need of food or water. For info contact (nealniki@msn.com)
  • Bikes and Burritos: throughout the school year, college students preparing burritos to hand out to the hungry people that are found on the city streets at dinner time as they ride on their bikes ride downtown…water and socks also given out as they are donated. for info contact (joconner@uoregon.edu)
  • Community Garden: located on Camp Harlow’s long driveway is helping to provide vegetables for families in need. These are given to harvested items to the Eugene Mission and Food for Lane County-contact (nancys@fbceugene.com)
  • Care Fund: helping meet basics needs (rental, power, water, prescriptions, etc.) of life for households while sharing the Gospel. For assistance contact (rayb@fbceugene.com)
  • Sisters in Stitches: providing quilts to the Eugene Mission and to infants who stay with us through the Interfaith Family Shelter. Other opportunities to share Christ’s love through stitches are always being sought-contact (lobryant@comcast.net)
  • Orphan’s Hope: giving hope to the orphan by demonstrating the love that the Father has shown toward us, his chosen by networking Christian homes with a passion for these children-contact (russ.alohabuilt@gmail.com, or jstoudsmail@gmail.com)

  • Partnering with the Community

  • HIV Alliance: providing the annual Christmas party for clients, their families, and staff Recruiting cooks for regularly scheduled POZ dinners which are for clients who are HIV positive-contact (jgbenson7@gmail.com) 
  • Blood Drive:  Scheduling blood donors to give every other month at FBC on planned Saturdays through Lane Blood Center’s Bloodmobile-contact (juliedan1@aol.com)
  • Interfaith Family Shelter:  providing 2 weeks of overnight stays at Camp Harlow for families with children who are without a home. Breakfast and dinner provided by our church family through Sunday School classes, Life Groups, a group of friends, or groups formed from volunteers. Other areas to volunteer are also available-contact (zindelj@fbceugene.com)
  • Lane Pregnancy Support Center: working to be of support to the ministry. A liaison is committed to keep our church aware of service opportunities-contact (aileensspace@gmail.com)
  • Coats for Kids:  joining with the Women’s League and Lane Apex in coat collection for children each fall-For info contact (facilities@fbceugene.com)
  • Angel Tree: purchasing and delivering presents for children in our community who have an incarcerated parent-contact (debby@magnusondental.com)
  • Eugene Mission Chapel: Join a team to provide Praise, Worship and Teaching to the Eugene Mission on a monthly basis-for info contact (glene@fbceugene.com) 
  • CAFA Did's Connecting: Provides the site and volunteers for state mandated supervised visits for non-custodial parents-for info contact (cheath@uoregon.edu)

  • Partnering with the Family of Churches

  • Project HOPE:  helping schools in getting their facility ready for reopening in the fall, collecting school supplies, and supplying tennis shoes, backpacks, school supplies, and haircuts with a snack and some fun at PK Park for children in families with great need-contact (onehopenetwork@gmail.com)
  • Love INC: Love In The Name Of Christ: a Greater Lane County affiliate of this international organization(www.loveincclc.org)is forming and planning to open in 2013. There are many ways to become involved in very practical ways through the use of interests, gifts and talents to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those in the community with very deep needs.
  • To get more information on Ministries of First B Cares or to serve or be served through the ministry , please use the form to the right or call the church office (541.345.0341).

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