FBC has long been a symbol of outreach and hope. Throughout the year, the church supports many local, national and global service organizations with its time, talents and resources. The congregation also participates in several American Baptist offerings as part of our wider mission.
Responding to a call to reach out even further, First Baptist has been organizing regular mission trips outside of Massachusetts since 1993.
This past August, our Mission Team traveled to Plymouth, North Carolina. The group from First Baptist had the joy of working with CROSS (Christians Reaching Out in Sacred Service), a mission of Plymouth United Methodist Church. The CROSS mission is to bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners. They are committed to helping low-income people, those who are at risk of becoming low-income and communities in need: “We respect the integrity, strengths and assets of all people. We strengthen lives, homes and communities.”
For more information about our next domestic mission trip (Summer 2018), please contact Rev. Beth Loughhead
We are in the early planning stages regarding a 2017 Mission Trip to Nicaragua to work with AMOS Health & Hope, whose mission is to improve the health of impoverished communities by working alongside them in health, education and development.
If you’d like more information about the 2017 Mission Trip, please contact Rev. Kent Harrop
1993: Anadarko, Oklahoma, working with Anadarko Christian Center of the American Baptist Churches, USA
1995: Kodiak, Alaska, working with Kodiak Baptist Mission of the American Baptist Churches, USA
1997: Neon, Kentucky, working with HOMES, Inc.
2000: Lodge Grass, Montana, working with the Crow Agency
2002: Rocky Mount, North Carolina, working with Saint James Missionary Baptist Church
2004: Muskogee, Oklahoma, working with Bacone College
2006: New Iberia, Louisiana, working with South Mutual Help Association
2008: Lafitte, Louisiana, , working with South Mutual Help Association
2010: Oak Hill, West Virginia, working through the United Methodist Church, West Virginia Volunteers in Mission
2012: Mission, South Dakota, working with the Tree of Life Ministry
2014: Neon, Kentucky, working with HOMES, Inc.