The Souper Bowl of Caring
On Sunday evening, February 5, 2012, over 100 million Americans will gather around their televisions and have Super Bowl Watch Parties. At the same time, about 121,000 people in central and northeast Missouri will be worried about where their next meal will come from. On Super Bowl Sunday, FBC is hosting a food drive to help those who are in need here in our region.
In cooperation with the Central Missouri Food Bank, First Baptist Church is participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring food drive on January 29 and on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5!
Here is our list of “most needed” food items:
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Canned vegetables
- Canned fruit
- Canned meats such as tuna, chicken or beef
- Canned soup
- Boxed meals such as Hamburger Helper
- Pasta or rice
- Hot and cold cereal
We are also collecting cash donations for the food drive. Thanks for your willingness to be a part of the Souper Bowl of Caring Food Drive!
“If you have it give it , if you need it take it!”
Each day people walk through the doors of FBC needing basic supplies in order to survive. One way we can help is to give them items to keep them warm. Beginning Sunday, January 15th, you can place new or gently used clean hats, gloves and scarves on the “Tree of Warmth” located in the elevator lobby on the first floor of the Education building. These will be available to all who enter our building and are in need of some extra warmth on these cold days.
Missions Report on Joplin Relief Offering
Following the May 22nd tornado that devastated Joplin, Missouri, we began receiving an offering to assist two of our church members whose apartment building in Joplin was destroyed. Over two Sundays, we collected $1,790.00, and this money has been fowarded to them.
At our Church picnic on June 12th, the “Pepto-Bismol” Bake Sale collected $1,000.00 for the Joplin relief. In talking with the church members, they told us of a neighbor who had lost everything, had adopted her 16 year old granddaughter and had no insurance.
The Church Council, on June 14 agreed to forward this $1,000.00 to this neighbor. “Thank you for your generous gifts.FBC is a loving and caring church family and you have demonstrated it again.”
Joplin Mission trips are planned for July 19th- 21st for our College students and
another trip on August 5th-7th with our Youth group.