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.
At our last meeting we had decided on a Cinco de Mayo celebration with Mexican themed foods. We are shooting for May 3, 2020. God willing, we will be able to meet that day.
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.
It is such a beautiful Spring day with bright sunshine, beautiful flowers blooming, and birds singing. What a beautiful world God has provided for us. During this time of staying close to home and away from crowds of people to protect ourselves from this virus, spend some time outside enjoying God’s creation. It surely lifts my spirits and helps me to appreciate all of God’s blessings.
It is time for us to focus on North American Missions. We have missionaries serving here in North America to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to those who have never heard and to plant churches. I know that it is hard for us to believe that we have people here in our own backyards who have never heard this wonderful news or don’t believe, but we do. We will be taking this offering up during April to support our missionaries and their ministries. The theme for the Annie Armstrong Offer-ing is “It’s all about the gospel,” and the National goal for 2020 is $70 million. 100% of your offering gifts support thousands of missionaries in church planting and compassion ministry. You may give to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering or to CBF or to both during the month of April. Be sure to mark on your check where your gift is going since we can’t meet together and receive the offering envelopes for this offering.
Because of the quarantine, we will be unable to meet in April. Thank you to everyone for supporting our project for Marc and Kim Wyatt who are ministering to the refugees in Raleigh.
Stay safe and if anyone needs any help please contact me at 919-244-8315, and I will be glad to do what I can. Pray for all who are sick at this time, and pray for all those who are working so that we can still buy groceries and have medical attention as well as those who are working to keep us safe. I am looking forward to seeing all of you at our May meeting.
I invite all women in the church to become a part of our group. It is a great time to learn about missions, pray for our missionaries, carry out mission projects, and experience a wonderful time of Christian fellowship.
Carolyn Broadwell, WMU Director