First Baptist Church of Seville Outreach & Community Projects
Outreach Projects are designed when a need arises. You’ll often see our guys out and about helping in the community and our gals are hands on as well. Over the years the missional distinctive of FBCS is that God uses His Body, the Church, to accomplish His will. When there is a need we meet it.
The American Baptist Women’s Association organizes several project. Many of the church members enjoy helping the ladies with these.
Bunnies: The Lodi Hospital gives these stuffed animals to children who come into their ER. We sew, stuff and send ten bunnies a month. Donations of fabric appropriate for children and ribbon are welcomed. Sewers are welcome.
Campbell Labels: Also includes Prego, Swanson, Peppridge Farm, Franco american. Save the UPC bar code. V-8 Splash – save the lid. These help neighborhood ministries. Donation box located close to church family mailboxes.
Boxtops for Education: Cut out the portion of the box indicated and put in box located near the church family mailboxes.
Aluminum Can Tabs: Benefit St. Jude’s & Kidney Research
Used Postage Stamps: Benefits the Wycliffe Translators; sent via the Apostolic Home in Rittman.
Our Child: We love and support Maleesha, who lives in Sri Lanka. We met her through Church World Service.
Angel Tree: is set up at Christmastime and gives aid to a church family or a family in Seville.
Love, INC.: located in Lori, this organization helps Medina County People.
Allison Reed: Missionary for Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU). You can write to her and send support to 12847 Cedar Rd. Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118
First Baptist Church of Seville Work Projects
March: Mission’s Money March – The “Bunny March” helps defray the cost of making bunnies for Lodi Hospital. It has become so popular that the money received is spread over other missions projects of the church.
October: “Harvest Treat Bags” are packed and distributed to children who are trick or treating at Halloween in Seville.
November: “Thanksgiving Baskets” are assembled and given to church members who are need a little help.
December: “Cookie Walk” is a meeting where everyone brings their cookies and boxes are packed then sent to college students and military.
February: “Tray Favors” are assembled and given to the local nursing homes.
March: “Rolled Bandages” sheets are cut into strips and rolled for bandages and sent straight to missionaries.
June: Visit Medina County Home for a time of singing, devotions and root beer floats.
May: “Buckeye Mission and Ministry Offering” This offering assists the work in Ohio through our American Baptist Church of Ohio office, which is in Granville, Ohio.
June: “One Great Hour of Sharing” – Offers helps for disaster relief in the United States and around the world. Donations may be specified to a particular disaster and may be given at any time through the year. June is our focus month.
October: “World Mission Offering” 85% of this offering helps support International Missionaries. The other 15% helps with global projects such as schools, health clinics, agricultural projects or victims of human trafficking.
December: “Retired Ministers & Missionaries Offerings” American Baptist Church ministers and missionaries often have meager means of support after retiring from their life’s work. This offering gives them much needed financial assistance.
American Baptist Outreach Projects
White Cross: Each year our ABWM receives a list of items that are needed by AB missionaries in various parts of the world. They are often things we can make or mail to them; sometimes we send money.
Care & Share: Items are collected and sent/taken to several agencies around Ohio, including Neighborhood Ministries, Camp Koinonia, Used Book Depository, Dayton Christian Center and the Racetracks.
Women & Girls Fund: The money collected at our church goes to “refit” to financially assist missionaries on furlough.
Penny Project: The goal is 14 million pennies to represent the number of children living in poverty in the United States and Puerto Rico.
American Baptist Ohio Mission Outreach
Racetrack Ministries | Reverend Vincent Harris | 1223 Treehaven Lane, Columbus, Ohio 43204
Dayton Christian Center | Tasha Johnson | 1352 W. Riverview Ave. Dayton, Ohio 43407
Neighborhood Ministries | Mr. Mark & Liz Samuel | PO Box 640, Campbell, Ohio 44405
American Baptist Missionaries Around the World
Donations may be sent to any of these missionaries at:
International Ministries | PO Box 851 | Valley Forge, PA 19482-9896 or through First Baptist Church of Seville
- Mexico – Reverend David & Joyce Reed
- Ghana – Ms. Rovaughna Richardson
- Hungary – Reverend Carmella Jones
- Chiang Mai, Thailand – Miss Kimberly Jo Brown
- South Sudan – Dr. Bill & Ann Clemmer
- Chiang Rai, Thailand – Reverend Charles & Ruth Fox
- Dominican Republic – Reverend Peter & Sara McCurdy
- Managua, Nicaragua – Doctors David and Laura Parajon
- Chiang Mae, Thailand – Reverend Katherine Ripley (Kit)
- Macau, China – Emerson & Ivy Wu