National Collection Week: November 15-22, 2021.
Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, is the world’s largest Christmas outreach of its kind. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has delivered gift-filled shoeboxes to more than 178 million children affected by war, poverty, natural disasters, and other crises in more than 160 countries and territories. People of all ages can be involved in this simple, hands-on missions project while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas—Jesus Christ.
Shoeboxes can be dropped off at the table outside Stakely Sanctuary on Nov 7, 14, and 21. Due to ongoing fire/smoke damage repairs, these are the only dates for shoebox drop off at FBC. Other River Region drop off sites can be found at https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/drop-off-locations/
The Week of Prayer for International Missions is November 28 through December 4, 2021
FBC Goal: $240,000
Southern Baptist churches collect the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® for the sole purpose of supporting international missions. Every penny of the offering goes to the International Mission Board’s overseas budget, thus supporting our missionaries and their work.
The Week of Prayer for North American Missions is March 7-14, 2021
FBC Goal: $120,000
The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® is much more than an offering envelope and an annual missions-giving emphasis. When people give to the offering, 100 percent of their gift will be transformed into missionary salaries and ministry supplies. Those missionaries and supplies will help others hear the message of Christ and respond in faith to His offer of salvation. Time and again our missionaries relate how the offering is their lifeblood. They know that behind each penny given, there is a Southern Baptist who believes in what they do and are affirming the need to equip them to share the gospel with those who need a Savior.
The Week of Prayer for State Missions is September 12-19, 2021
FBC Goal: $22,500
The Myers-Mallory State Missions Offering helps fund Great Commission ministries and missions of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions and Alabama WMU. The offering is meant to complement vital Cooperative Program giving in changing lives around our state and to the ends of the earth. Alabama Baptist churches from across the state will come together each September to collect this offering that will benefit: Alabama WMU, Disaster Relief, Mission Partnerships, Church Planting, and Church Revitalization.
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Almost 800 million people around the world live with constant hunger, and 1 in 6 in North America are undernourished. All donations through the World Hunger Fund is used to feed hungry people around the world and share the “Bread of Life” with those who hunger for the good news of salvation and eternal life through Jesus Christ.