MISSIONS

Local Missions

Eleos Food Bank and Clothes Closet
Eleos Food Bank and Clothes Closet

Eleos Food Bank and Clothes Closet shows the love of Jesus Christ to the community and surrounding areas by providing free canned goods and other food items, clothing, medical equipment, and support to those who are in need.  We strive to create a caring atmosphere in which every individual is treated with dignity, concern and love. It is our hope and prayer that those who receive food and clothing will be strengthened in body and soul.  If you need help, just walk in or volunteer to help the needy!

Eleos is open during the following hours:

  • Monday | 10am-1pm
  • Wednesday | 5pm-8pm
  • Friday | 11am-2pm
He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me? declares the Lord.Jeremiah 22:16
O.N.E - Orphans Need Everyone

Something as easy as walking would never seem overwhelming to you, but it takes a child 1,000 hours to learn to walk.

Have you done anything lately that takes 1,000 hours to learn to do? As a child, you had to start somewhere. Your parents held your hand, assisted you and guided you as you took one step at a time. Now you walk each day as a regular part of your life.

Helping 147 million orphans in the world seems like an overwhelming task, but it is not. The mission of ONE Ministry is to help each of you learn to care for orphans everyday as a regular part of your life. Think of us as your parent, guiding you and encouraging you to care for at least ONE orphan.

Whether you are adopting, a foster parent, or supporting families who are, ONE Ministry can guide you through the process.

ONE Ministry exists to empower believers to help orphans and vulnerable children locally and globally, with a focus on helping children find families. On the local level: volunteering to serve children recently removed from their home (foster care), assisting with training for people thinking about adoption, giving financially to support someone who is adopting. On the global level: mission trips, sponsoring a child overseas.

Even if you can’t adopt, you can help someone who is adopting. Volunteer with ONE.

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First Christian Academy

First Christian Academy is a Christian school here at First Baptist Church Richmond Hill.  At FCA, we provide quality education to children ages 1 year through fifth grade. We use the ABeka curriculum in every classroom. 

You and your children will love our small class sizes, loving and caring staff, state of the art facilities and the life long positive traits your child will develop.  We invite you to come and take a tour, meet the staff and enroll your child or children in a school that is "Soaring into Excellence Together" in everything we do.

Take a look into why so many parents are making the switch to First Christian Academy.  We look forward to serving you and your family.  We now offer summer childcare.  This will give you and your children continuity throughout the entire school year.  First Christian Academy, the parents and kids' choice for quality Godly education in Richmond Hill.

Even though we are a ministry of First Baptist Church, First Christian Academy maintains a separate staff and operating budget from First Baptist.  We have our own web site and invite you to contact us for further information!

FCA website
National Missions

We partner with a few church plants throughout the US and help them launch and build a church in their community. We also, give to the North America Mission Board as the equip and support church planters. Each summer our students go to one of partner church plants to serve them and their community.

International Missions

Have you ever looked around and wondered what it would be like if you didn't have a house, clean water, or an education?  Have you ever wondered what it would be like if no one had ever told you about Jesus?  Have you ever seen a commercial on TV and wished you could help someone in need in another country?  

We believe it is duty of the church to help others in need wherever they are just as Jesus' disciples did in the far away land of Samaria. We cooperate with other churches as well as the Baptist International Mission Board.  We sponsor missionaries in Romania and have sent teams there several times.  We are active in missionary work in Jamaica, where we build houses, lend our labor and love on the children while telling them about Jesus, and invite them to trust Him as we do.  Recently, we have seen doors open up in Haiti.  We are excited about our current opportunities to help the needy and share our hope in Jesus.  We are even more excited about doing more.  

Haiti

Hello or as they say in Haiti, Bonjour.  Our church owns a plot of land in Haiti where we are helping children to learn about Jesus, get an education, and thrive beyond their circumstances.  Many of these children are orphans due the earthquake or economic circumstances.

First Baptist sends mission teams to Haiti on a regular basis and we have room for you.  Whatever your gift, we want you to join us as we provide practical help while we share the hope of Jesus.  Join us as we change lives for Jesus in Haiti. Merci beaucoup!

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a division of Samaritan's Purse.  Shoe boxes are filled with toys, candy, and other items and shipped to approximately one million children around the world.  During the fall season, First Baptist church collects boxes from our church members and surrounding community for distribution.  Each box has a book of Bible stories about Jesus shipped with it.

However, Operation Christmas Child is not just a fall or Christmas event.  There are activities year-round to help fill as many boxes as possible with the goal of reaching as many children worldwide for Jesus.

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