Local Missions

First Baptist has numerous ministries to reach out to those in our community. These include:

 

Gleaning Field Food Ministry

The First Baptist Gleaning Field Food Ministry helps those in need of food in our community. Year round, members are asked to bring canned goods and other staples or make contributions to help with this important ministry.

 

Empty Bowls Meal

First Baptist participated in the Dorchester County, Third Annual Empty Bowls Meal to benefit food pantries on May 21st, 2013. This year, First Baptist Church of Cambridge members provided homemade desserts for the meal.

 

Back to School Store

First Baptist Church held a Back To School Store on August 18, 2012.  At our Back to School Store, we provided backpacks filled with essential school supplies to children and youth within our community to help them off to a great school year.  We were able to provide 115 children and youth, grades pre-k thru 12th, with a backpack this year.

Back to School Store 2010 Photo Archive

 

Christmas Store

The First Baptist Church Christmas Store was held on December 22, 2012, helping those in need in our community.  Parents were able to pick out Christmas gifts for their children, have them wrapped, and enjoy refreshments of Christmas cookies and punch.  Recipients were asked to donate one canned good per child if they were able (but this was not a requirement).  All donated canned goods were used by the church's Gleaning Field Food Ministry to help those in need of food in our community.  A total of 125 children and youth thru 18 years of age received Christmas gifts through this ministry. 

Christmas Store 2012 Photo Archive

Christmas Store 2011 Photo Archive

Christmas Store 2010 Photo Archive

 

Health Kits

Every year, First Baptist members volunteer to fill health kits, bags with essential personal care items, to be used in a variety of ministries. This year, these health kits are being distributed among International Students working in Ocean City.

 

Emergency Cold Weather Shelter Meals

First Baptist Church helped in feeding those staying at the Emergency Cold Weather Shelter in Cambridge, December 2012 – March 2013.  We prepared "bag lunches" one day weekly and dinner the last Sunday of each month (we made 513 bag lunches and prepared and served 107 dinner platters),   86 different persons, 64 men and 22 women, stayed at the shelter this past winter.  Thousands of lunches and dinners were provided by several churches/organizations throughout Dorchester County.  The Emergency Cold Weather Shelter Committee works with each individual at the shelter to help them in obtaining employment opportunities, alternative housing, medication/rehabilitation services, etc.  We look forward to helping those in need in our community when the shelter reopens this winter.

Shelter Meals 2012-2013 Photo Archive