The Buddy Backpack Ministry packs backpacks with food items for hungry children in local elementary schools to take home with them for the weekend. Children are recommended for this food assistance ministry by teachers, guidance counselors, and social workers. In partnership with other local churches, Neill's Creek Baptist takes one Friday morning a month (8:30am) to pack approximately 150 backpacks and distribute to local elementary schools. The packing location is Angier Baptist Church's multipurpose building.
The church has numerous committees from Outreach, to caregiving, and many other functions of the Church. Speak to Pastor Chris or to one of the Deacons for more information.
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We are glad that everyone remains safe at home. We continue to pray for Ken Jones in his recovery. It is truly great news about Kenneth’s transplant and his recovery from the surgery. We want to continue to reach out to one another as this social distancing strains at the fabric of our society.
Let us touch one another’s life, without touching physically. Don’t forget about the people we have been helping. Ladles of Love continues to need clothing donations. Since the beginning of this social shutdown they have been unable to collect clothes. If you can help, please call Larry Alexander at 910-336-8251 (his new number).
Don’t forget about Across All Borders. Joeth Strickland and her family have continued to operate the charity and have had a decided impact on several local families as well as continuing to pack and ship for other missions.
Be in prayer for those children from the tutoring program as we miss them sorely. The teachers and staff miss the love and challenge of teaching.
We can be a church and not be in a building. It falls to us now to reach out and coordinate efforts so that our impact is felt in our community at this time. While we are not able until the quarantine is lifted to visit our communities, we can get the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in front of them and be the witness we are called to be.
Outreach isn’t just invitation to church. It is service to those around us. Be the feet and hands of Christ, even 6-8 feet apart! God Bless you all.
The Neill's Creek Baptist Men are committed to serving those in need. They provide Thanksgiving meals to needy families, and do maintenance/construction/repair work for those who cannot take care of it themselves. The Baptist Men meet monthly for a Brotherhood Breakfast.
I hope everyone enjoyed Christmas as much as I did. We had the very best services to prepare us for the coming of the Christ Child this year beginning with the Hanging of the Greens. So much fun was experienced at the decorating of the outside tree and Christmas caroling hayride. The choir provided us with the best Christmas Cantata ever, Pastor Chris led us in a blessed Christmas Eve Service, and a wonderful sermon the day after Christmas.
Thank you for supporting our International Missions. Your support helps our missionaries in their ministries to reach the lost peoples of our world. We can’t all go and serve, but we can pray for our missionaries and their ministries and give in order that they can spread the Good News to those who have never heard. Please continue to pray for our missionaries, their families, and their ministries. Also pray for their safety and health.
We will be celebrating Baptist Women’s Day on February 20, 2022. As plans are made, you will be hearing more about this.
The Mission Action Study Circle will meet on Monday January 10, 2022 at 10:00 am in the church fellowship hall. Sharon Call will be our hostess. Our project for January is Homeless Blessings Bags. Bring gloves, socks, toiletries, etc. to fill our bags to our meeting.
January is the beginning of a new year. I invite all women of the church to become a part of WMU. We enjoy the best Christian fellowship as we learn about missions, do missions, and pray for our missionaries.
Happy New Year!
Carolyn Broadwell, WMU Director