Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Come Build a Backpack with First BaptistOur church family is invited to join our fellow churches to help feed hungry children in our community by participating in the 'Backpack Build" at Garber Methodist Church on Saturday, September 27.
First Baptist's focus session is from 1:00 - 3:30 pm. We hope to have lots of participants from our congregation. Older children are encouraged to attend with their parents.
Our Preteens are planning to serve together with their Sunday School teachers Anna Young and Carole Hart (read all about their plans in the previous post!)
We look forward to seeing you Saturday as work together to fight hunger in Craven County.
On Saturday, September 27 our pre-teen Sunday school class will head to Garber United Methodist Church to participate in a "backpack build" for Backpack Blessings.
Backpack Blessings is a local nonprofit committed to feeding hungry children in Craven County. The goal of Backpack Blessings is to provide a comprehensive program of raising money, identifying kids in need, purchasing food items, packing weekend food bags and distributing to kids in need in every elementary school.
Our class will meet in the church parking lot at 12:30pm on September 27 and travel as a group to Garber. The packing session will begin at 1:00pm. During the pack we will fill zip lock bags with non-perishable food items. These bags will be distributed among the elementary schools in Craven County and will be delivered to the schools on the following Monday. This is not a hard job but it is critical in allowing Backpack Blessings to fulfill its mission!
After the packing session, we will return to FBC and then share a treat at Cow Café. We estimate returning to the church at 4:00pm after our ice cream treats but we will have cell phones available for pre-teens to use should we return earlier.
If you are interested in your pre-teen being a part of this important day, please contact our pre-teen Sunday school teachers, Carole Hart (671-0464) or Anna Young (241-4540). There is a permission slip that needs to be filled out prior to departing the FBC parking lot.
This is something that makes a difference in our own community! As our scripture in Sunday school this month says, "Be kind and compassionate to one another" (Ephesians 4:32) and "Walk in love, as the Messiah also loved us and gave Himself for us" (Ephesians 5:2).