HURRICANE HARVEY DISASTER RELIEF: The Tennessee Baptist Mission Board will be sending Disaster Relief Teams to Houston, TX and surrounding areas to help those who have been displaced by the hurricane and flooding of the past week. FBCJ is accepting financial donations from those who would like to donate to the victims. All donations will be forwarded to the TN Disaster Relief Ministry. If you would like to make a donation to the fund, please do so by going to the Home Page and click on “Give Online” or donate using your giving envelope on Sunday. Please be sure to mark Other: Hurricane Relief on the envelope. All donations go directly to relief efforts.
Ways you can give at First Baptist Church Joelton
There are two specially funded projects, besides the General Budget that covers the church’s operating needs. Please consider contributing to:
“LET THE CHILDREN COME” PRESCHOOL PARKING MASTER PLAN: In 2017, this project to address the repaving and expansion of the preschool parking lot and addition property improvements will commence.
This project entails the additions of a covered drop-off area for preschoolers and children, shading and improvements to the playground, redesign of the current parking lot and paving the gravel parking area.
JOURNEY FORWARD FUND: Contributions to this fund go toward the purchase of the property located on Union Hill Road.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD – Each year our church collects toys, school supplies, candy and other small items and packs them in shoe boxes to be sent around the world, with Christian literature, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. This is an opportunity for you to share in this ministry. Fill a shoebox and bring it to the church along with $7 to cover shipping. Or make a monetary donation which can be used for supplies or help with shipping costs. In addition,you can serve as a volunteer in the Relay Center. And, there is an opportunity each year to help at the main distribution center in Boone, NC. For information about OCC visit www.samaritanspurse.org/OCC.
PRISON CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS: Donations of bar soap, shampoo in clear bottles, toothpaste, and black or brown cloth gloves are collected throughout the year for use with the prison Christmas programs.
WHITEHAVEN NURSING HOME in Adams: Donations of white twin bed sheet sets, white towels and wash cloths are need for Christmas packets.
Donations for either the prison ministry or the nursing home may be dropped off at the church office or left at the Welcome Center. Please remember to mark any bags left at the Welcome Center to help with our distribution.
THE GIDEONS – This organization focuses on distributing complete Bibles or New Testaments in schools, prisons and a wide variety of places. These copies of God’s Word are printed in more than 90 languages and are either given directly to certain individuals or placed in selected public locations where large numbers of people, who may be searching for answers, will have the ability to encounter the Word of God. FBCJ supports the Gideons through an annual love offering. Web Site: www.gideons.org Contact: Chris Young, 615-587-0918.
NASHVILLE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION’S goal is to accomplish what one church cannot do alone. The NBA is involved in church planting and supporting existing Baptist churches in the area. Our church currently donates $50/month to this ministry. For more information: nashvillebaptistassociation.org or 615-259-3322.
TENNESSEE BAPTIST CONVENTION – TBC is part of the Southern Baptist Convention and provides support for the International Mission Board, the North American Mission Board, seminaries, etc. FBCJ donates $25,000 each year to help send missionaries around the world through this cooperative program. www.tnbaptist.org
PRISON MINISTRY – This ministry follows God’s Word in reaching a unique group of people who have made serious mistakes in society to prepare them as they are released, and for eternity. Our church prepares Christmas packets each year to donate at each of the facilities. Help is needed to gather supplies, assemble and deliver the packets.
Contact: Judy Gilbert, 615-347-4229