What Missouri churches are doing
September 20, 2005
JEFFERSON CITY– Missouri Baptist churches throughout the state are providing relief aid to Hurricane Katrina victims in a variety of ways.
In the immediate days following the hurricane, churches launched relief efforts, ranging from food collections to special offerings. The Pathway is asking Missouri Baptist churches to let us know what your church is doing. Churches may do so by calling Julie Anderson at 1-800-736-6227 or 636-0400, Ext. 236. The newspaper will share the information that so Missouri Baptists can get some idea of how the Missouri Baptist Convention is responding.
HarmonyBaptist Church, St. Louis –Collecting monetary donations, nonperishable food and clothing.
CollegeHill Baptist Church, Bland –Donated $500 to the North American Mission Board (NAMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).
FirstBaptist Church, Herculaneum-Pevely – Volunteers are working with the Missouri Baptist feeding and showering units deployed to Louisiana and Mississippi. The church has registered with the NAMB Adopt-A-Church initiative and will be working with a church in the stricken region.
Faith Baptist Church, Washington – Sent 11 volunteers to aid in relief efforts in Louisiana.
TempleBaptist Church, Sullivan – Sent volunteers to aid in relief efforts in Louisiana.
New Chapel Hill Baptist Church, Sullivan – Sent relief volunteers to Louisiana.
VirginiaMines Baptist Church, Lonedell – Sent relief workers to Louisiana.
FirstBaptist Church, O’Fallon –More than $11,000 has been sent to NAMB and an additional $1,000 was sent to Calvary Baptist Church, Pensacola, Fla., to assist in Calvary’s efforts to care for relief workers. The church has also secured a vacant store front facility in O’Fallon to receive new or used clothing that will be shipped to southern evacuation centers. Volunteers are being recruited and trained to go to the Gulf Coast in October.
Little Blue Baptist Church, Kansas City –The church is giving $2,000 toward relief efforts.
ConcordBaptist Church, Jefferson City –More than $20,000 has been raised to send to NAMB. The church is also working on several other initiatives that will be announced soon.
First Baptist Church, Washington – Send relief volunteers to Louisiana.
First Baptist Church, Marceline –Money has been collected through a special offering, from the church’s benevolent fund and from the church’s Women On Mission group. It will be sent to NAMB Disaster Relief.
First Baptist Church, California –The church hasregistered with NAMB’s Adopt-A-Church initiative and will begin a partnership with a church in the affected region.
Second Baptist Church, Springfield –The church donated a recent Sunday morning offering of $53,000 to NAMB Disaster Relief and have sent relief workers to First Baptist Church, McComb, Miss.
Trinity Baptist Church, Willow Springs –About $5,000 has been collected from a love offering that is being sent to NAMB. The church also has voted to join NAMB’s Adopt-A-Church effort.
First Baptist Church, Mountain Grove –The church delivered 7,732 non-perishable food items to Calvary Baptist Church, Ellisville, Miss., along with 16 crates of apples, three crates of grapes and four crates of peaches donated by the Missouri State University Fruit Experiment Station in Mountain Grove. The church also sent $10,000 to NAMB and is working to schedule a trip to the Gulf Coast in mid-October.
Jefferson Baptist Association, Mapaville – Raised $130 for Jefferson Baptist Association’s disaster relief effort in a Sept. 10 golf tournament. Some 42 men participated in the event at Raintree Country Club. “There are many churches within our association that are too small to field a softball team, but I felt there was something we could do to involve Christian men from those smaller churches. The response was so great that plans are now to make the tournament a semi-annual event, once in the spring and again in the fall,” said Jefferson Baptist Association Athletic Director Ken Guillory, who organized the four-man best ball tournament.