We have a constant opportunity to feed the hungry in our needy world. "The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me." Mark 14:7, and we should do what we can to relieve the suffering of others. The New Testament consistently directs us to focus our resources on fellow believers. “As we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers” (Galatians 6:10). Our church family is the priority; we must feed the hungry in our midst.
Recognizing that God has blessed us to be a blessing, the Hope Community Ministries Food Pantry serves as a vehicle to share the overwhelming abundance God has showered on us with those in need in our community.
Food is shared with love and respect to those who come for assistance. It is our intention that they receive not only food for their physical hunger, but generous portions of kindness and grace to feed their spiritual and emotional hungers.
We believe the words of Jesus that this is one way we can respond directly to God's love for us: "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in."
Hours of Operation
10 am to 12 pm
for more information and/or call 205-744-2806 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A Dementia Support group will begin meeting on Thursdays from 9:30 until 10:30 AM in the Hope Community Ministries Building and will meet at this time the second Thursday of each month. The class will be led by Lisa Stewart, a Certified Independent Positive Approach Care Trainer and Coach. This class is open to anyone caring for someone with dementia or interested in learning more about dementia.
Discovery Clubs is an after-school weekly Bible Club that offers fun, safe, and inspirational activities to public school children to help them learn the love of Christ. The clubs are freely offered through trained volunteers within the community who teach the Gospel while building foundations for life and developing character in students from grades 2-5.
Volunteers will be trained to teach lessons from the Discovery Clubs curriculum, lead songs or activities, assist with snack, or serve in other roles.
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Program Director: Dan Williams
We need you to serve as a greeter. Greeters serve every other month. We need greeters for Sunday School at 8:45 until 9:20. We need worship greeters beginning at 10:00 AM until 10:35. Contact Dan Williams for more info.
If you are interested in helping in our Nursery on Sunday Morning and/or Wednesday Night please contact Dan Williams.
The Food Pantry needs: all varieties of diapers, baby wipes, toilet paper, canned beans, carrots, turnip greens, peanut butter, jelly, crackers, small bags of rice, instant grits, instant oatmeal, instant potatoes, canned meats, spaghetti sauce, and noodles, cereal, canned mixed vegetables, dried beans, macaroni and cheese, and soup. You can make a monetary donation or drop off food donations in the CFLC, Church Office or in the Hope Community Ministries Building (Tues. Wed. Thurs.) Contact Beth Vines @ 205- 744-2806 or email email@example.com for more information.
Operation Christmas Child
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Donations may be dropped off in the foyer of the Worship Center of in the CFLC Building. Monetary donations, please see Staci Owen in the CFLC Building.
October Donations: $10 to send the shoeboxes.
Occ Celebration Day, Sunday, October 10 following the morning worship in the Hope Ministries Building. We will have Chili with all the fixings. We ask that you make a donation of what you would spend for your family to go out to eat. All monies raised will go toward mailing the OCC Shoeboxes.
Packing Party for the Shoeboxes will be Monday November 8 at 10:00 AM in the Hope Ministries Building. Lunch will be served.
We believe that everyone has the capacity to change and impact growth on a larger and wider scale.
The world is filled with needs that only a generous heart can supply. To volunteer for one or more of the ministries, please
contact Beth Vines email Hope@fbcpg.org
Hope Community Ministries expect nothing in return but to see the world healed little by little each day. If you share the same passion to partake in making a difference, there’s no better way to do it than to start by extending a helping hand to those who need it. The greatest impact you can make is to change the lives of others, who in return, might change the lives of others as well.
- Saturate Pleasant Grove
- Evangelism Training
- Operation Christmas Child
We believe that everyone has the capacity to change and impact growth on a larger and wider scale. The world is filled with needs that only a generous heart can supply.
- Foster care initiatives and partnership with Alabama Baptist Children’s Homes.
- Single Parents Ministry
Our vision of making the world a better place through the service of giving. We make all of these possible through the help of individuals whose hearts are in tune with the needs of those who are in poverty, and the lack of opportunities to grow and flourish on their own.
- Food Pantry Boxed Food - Once a week or every other week we will offer food distribution. We will offer a 20 minute worship service prior to food distribution.
- Hot Meals - This will be designed for our Senior Adults. Sort of our own version of meals on wheels, but instead of just dropping off, we would take time to minister to those who receive the meal.
- Gathering for Meals - Have large events with a meal that’s provided, and the community is invited. Perhaps even find a place in an under-resourced neighborhood and take food in and serve it.
Responding to the community/individual who is in need, by offering programs that will educate, support and minister.
- Biblical counseling
- Seminars/Conferences on parenting, finances and marriage
- Celebrate Recovery (group for families of addicts)
- Grief Share