Christian Compassion Opportunities Close to Home
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Open Monday and Wednesday from
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Food may be donated by placing items
in the cart located on the first floor hallway by the church offices. To volunteer
or for further information, please contact
Open Monday, Wednesday,
and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Donations of clothes are accepted and
may be placed in the containers located next to the elevator on the lower level.
To volunteer or for further information, please contact
Provides Bible study,
a hot meal, fellowship, and worship time every Thursday night from 6 p.m. to
8:30 p.m. at the church. To volunteer or for further information, please contact
Open Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday
mornings from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Toiletries and towels are provided. Donations of toiletries
(such as hotel soap and shampoo) are collected in the first floor hallway shopping
carts. To volunteer or for further information, please contact
Meet on Wednesday nights to hand
make sleeping bags that will be given to the homeless. This is an important
ministry to provide warmth and comfort to those without during cold nights. To
volunteer or for further information, please contact
First Baptist Church serves as a homeless shelter for one week during the winter
months. Volunteers provide three meals, showers, recreation, etc, for our
approximately 40 guests. To volunteer or for further information, please contact
A holiday ministry which
provides Christmas joy to those in nursing homes, youth centers, hospitals,
etc. For further information, please contact
New Americans Ministry
They are Here. They
are New Americans. How can you be Christ to them? The Bhutanese New Americans
Ministry at First Baptist Church reaches out with Christian Hospitality in many
ways, such as home settlement, church attendance and tutoring.
Essex Village Partnership - Work
with leaders and residents of Essex Village on a variety of projects to
improve life in the community.
Theresa Norton and
Adopt-a-School - Help tutor, provide
supplies, landscaping, special projects, etc. at Glen Lea Elementary School.
Raylene Harton and Linda Dilucente.
First Baptist Missions
is part of a broader base of religious and secular organizations whose intent
is to help provide a wide range of services to the Richmond community. FBC Missions
partners with several area churches and organizations to provide tutoring, financial
assistance, community and individual support, referrals, beautification projects,
etc. For more information on these partnerships or how to get more involved,
please contact Steve Blanchard.
Bake and Take
Every other month
families gather at the church to bake cookies and make cards which they will
deliver door to door in the Fan area the same day. This project needs a coordinator. Interested? Contact
Can you give someone a ride to church?
Every so often, church members or those wishing to visit First Baptist need a
ride to church. They come from all over the city. Some are elderly, some are
disabled, and some have no other means of transportation. If you would be
interested in being on a list of those willing to offer rides to people in your
area or on your way to church, please send your name and contact information to
contact Steve Blanchard.
When people call needing rides, the church will contact you to see if you are
Prison can be a lonely, neglected place.
simple letter can make all the difference. Due to the blessings and popularity
of our televised and webcast worship service, many people who are otherwise
unable to physically attend, are able to participate and be a part of our Sunday
morning worship. These include the sick, elderly, disabled, out of towners, and
even those confined to hospitals and prisons. We receive several letters a month
from inmates around the state seeking someone with whom to correspond. Many of
these inmates claim to be Christians seeking a spiritual connection with other
Christians and simply want to have someone to share their faith, concerns,
questions, etc. Many of these inmates consider First Baptist to be their church
and even support us with their tithes. All correspondence from the inmates comes
to the church so your place of residence is not given out. Many people use only
their first names. If you would like to be part of this ministry of
encouragement, contact Steve Blanchard.
Correctional Center – Help
the women at Fluvanna Correctional Center by providing them with
individually wrapped toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste – no larger than 6
oz. Leave these items in the bins labeled Richmond Baptist Centers at the
Mulberry Street entrance during the month of October.
of the Homeless
is in need of volunteers
to serve lunch to those in need at their southside location the 4th Monday
of every month: Broomfield CME Church, 609 Jefferson Davis Hwy from 11:45
am- 12:45 pm. Call Shawnee Hansen at 608-0971 for more information.
Volunteer with one of our partner
ministries in the area:
CARITAS and CARITAS Works
Second Baptist Church
Alpha and Omega Bible Church
Department of Social Services
Charitable Souls Foundation
Commonwealth Catholic Charities
Church World Service
West End Presbyterian Church
Westover Baptist Church
Office of Newcomer Services
V.C.U. School of Social Work
Meals on Wheels
Fresh Start for
Rosey Grier Youth Pavilion
Area Congregations Together in
Richmond Justice Initiative