The First B Cares Ministry works to connect individuals and small groups to the church family and the church family to the world for the cause of Christ. A primary goal of this ministry is to continue the healing ministry of Christ as expressed in Isaiah 61:1-4: to bind up the brokenhearted and share the good news with the poor, helping them to exchange beauty for the ashes in their lives, and to have a garment of praise rather than a spirit of heaviness, so that they become oaks of righteousness. First B Cares provides a means to help those in need within the church, the community and the world while helping those in the church body be the hands and feet of Jesus, practically serving others.



FIRST B CARES MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

Current Opportunities

  • Quilt Show (Sisters in Stitches) - Need YOUR quilts to show - contact Linda (lobryant@comcast.net)
  • Pantry Shelf - Purchase cleaning supplies, laundry items, etc., for those in need - contact Heidi (firstbcares@fbceugene.com)
  • Care Through Coupons - Contact Heidi for specific coupons needed (firstbcares@fbceugene.com)

  • Serving the First Baptist Family

    Showing care and compassion through service is a way we can be an encouragement and provide hope to those within our church family (Galatians 6:10). 

  • Compassion Team: being the hands and feet of Jesus in practical ways toward those needing help getting through difficult events in life 
  • Sunday Service Prayer Team: praying with people after each of the services on Sunday mornings.
  • Women’s Hospital Visitation Team: visiting women who are in the hospital or praying with them before they undergo surgery in the hospital
  • Care Team: ministering and providing support/respite to the counselors at Camp Harlow.
  • Care Fund:  helping financially to meet basics needs of life (rental, power, water, prescriptions, etc.) for households
  • Pantry Shelf: distributing empty grocery bags to be returned filled with items that can’t be purchased with SNAP cards (food stamps). These are given to those in our church family with need upon request or at the recommendation of someone else. Also, those who want supplies to give to people with need in their lives can get bags.
  • Sisters In Stitches: making quilts for new babies, our seniors whose health is rapidly declining and veterans from our church family
  • Thanksgiving Meal Baskets:  providing food for the holiday dinner to those homes who request one or who are suggested by someone else
  • Giving Tree: providing Christmas gifts (one fun and one clothing item)  to children under 18 whose parents request them or who are suggested by others who care
  • Memorial Service Receptions: preparing and serving cookies and punch after memorial service
  • Care Through Coupons: collection coupon flyers from Sunday paper to acquire items for families in need that cannot be purchased with food stamps

  • Serving the Community

    While serving our community, we reflect Christ's life of concern, compassion, and care for those with physical needs. Coordination and mobilization of the First Baptist Family through Sunday services, instructional settings and Life Groups impact the community in partnership with Community Agencies and through the FBC Family serving the community. By partnering with Christian agencies and within the Church family, we help relieve some pain and suffering while sharing the good news of Christ. The involvement of numerous ministries allow us to actually be the hands and feet of Jesus to each other.

  • H2O bags: selling bags (for a few cents under the cost of preparing them) on the 3rd Sunday of every month to have handy to give to those on the streets in need of food or water
  • Bikes and Burritos: throughout the school year, college students preparing burritos to hand out to the hungry people that are found on the city streets at dinner time as they ride on their bikes ride downtown…water and socks also given out as they are donated.
  • Community Garden: located on Camp Harlow’s long driveway is helping to provide vegetables for families in need. These are given to harvested items to the Eugene Mission and Food for Lane County.
  • Care Fund: helping meet basics needs (rental, power, water, prescriptions, etc.) of life for households while sharing the Gospel.
  • Pantry Shelf: collecting bags filled with basic necessities (like toilet paper, toothpaste/ laundry/cleaning supplies) that SNAP cards (food stamps) will not cover and sharing them with those assisted through the Care Fund as needed.
  • Sisters in Stitches: providing quilts to the Eugene Mission and to infants who stay with us through the Interfaith Family Shelter. Other opportunities to share Christ’s love through stitches are always being sought.
  • Orphan’s Hope: giving hope to the orphan by demonstrating the love that the Father has shown toward us, his chosen by networking Christian homes with a passion for these children.
  • Care Through Coupons: collecting coupon flyers from Sunday paper to acquire items for families in need that cannot be purchased with food stamps

  • Partnering with Community

  • HIV Alliance: providing the annual Christmas party for clients, their families, and staff Recruiting cooks for regularly scheduled POZ dinners which are for clients who are HIV positive. 
  • Blood Drive:  Scheduling blood donors to give every other month at FBC on planned Saturdays through Lane Blood Center’s Bloodmobile.
  • Interfaith Family Shelter:  providing 2 weeks of overnight stays at Camp Harlow for families with children who are without a home. Breakfast and dinner provided by our church family through Sunday School classes, Life Groups, a group of friends, or groups formed from volunteers. Other areas to volunteer are also available
  • Lane Pregnancy Support Center: working to be of support to the ministry. A liaison is committed to keep our church aware of service opportunities.
  • Coats for Kids:  joining with the Women’s League and Lane Apex in coat collection for children each fall
  • St. Vincent DePaul Home Visit Team: visiting homes and supplying vouchers for needs that can be met at SVDP stores. Building further relationships with families to walk alongside them as they desire to make life changes and to help them get their children to Camp Harlow through the Building Bridges Ministry.
  • Egan Warming Centers:  recruiting volunteers to go to locations providing food and shelter for the homeless on winter nights when temperatures go below 29°.
  • Eugene Mission: providing a collection box in FBC parking lot for newspapers which Mission guests process for support of the ministry. (Not under First B Cares ministry…individuals, Sunday School classes, church groups, and Women’s Ministry Team go intermittently to lead services in the different mission areas)
  • Angel Tree: purchasing and delivering presents for children in our community who have an incarcerated parent
  •  Pantry Shelf: distributing empty grocery bags to be returned filled with items that can’t be purchased with SNAP cards (food stamps) and then delivering items to various Christian and secular help agencies with whom we partner or are developing a relationship. 


    Partnering with the Family of Churches

  • Project HOPE:  helping schools in getting their facility ready for reopening in the fall, collecting school supplies, and supplying tennis shoes, backpacks, school supplies, and haircuts with a snack and some fun at PK Parkfor children in families with great need.
  • Love INC: Love In The Name Of Christ: a Greater Lane County affiliate of this international organization(www.loveinc.org)is forming and planning to open in 2013. There are many ways to become involved in very practical ways through the use of interests, gifts and talents to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those in the community with very deep needs.
  • To get more information on Ministries of First B Cares or to serve or be served through the ministry , please use the form to the right or call the church office (541.345.0341).


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