In an effort to make an impact on our community, First Baptist Clemson will focus quarterly on a local organization and mission need through education, service opportunities, and donations. We hope you can be a part of these mission endeavors as we work together to 'love God and love our neighbor' (Luke 10:27).
During the months of April- June we focus our local mission efforts on Family Promise. The Director, Joann Brink, spoke to the congregation on April 26 and shared their story, ministry, and vision for the future. The church also had a 'Home Improvement Work Day' at the Center on May 7.
Our support of this ministry last throughout the year. One week each quarter, First Baptist Clemson host families who are working toward independence with Family Promise. Volunteers from FBC and St. Andrews Catholic Church coordinate together to provide food, lodging, and activities during the week.
Learn more about Family Promise of Pickens County
During the months of July- September we focus our local mission efforts on Helping Hands and Children. We look forward to participating in a Christmas in July celebration, working in the Helping Hands store, and donating school supplies.
Children First is a ministry project designed to work with local elementary schools in providing for specific needs of their children. Requests are made by school administrators, teachers, or social services personnel and passed on to our church family. Items donated by FBCC have included: bookbags, toiletries, gloves and hats, and treats during their state mandated testing.
Linda White and Stephanie Moore
Children First developed this outreach program as a ministry to children currently in safe houses under DSS protection. These children are typically taken away from parents while courts decide their fate. Our goal is simple: reach out with a written expression of care once per week, recognize important events in their life, and take part in special activities planned for them at FBCC. For more information contact Linda White.
During the months of October - December we focus our mission efforts on Clemson Community Care and Hunger issues. We will participate in the CROP Walk, have a canned food drive (men verses women), support World Hunger through our bread sale fundraiser, and work in a local soup kitchen.
Thought the year, our church supports hunger relief through our Second Helping Sundays. The Second Sunday of each month is Second Helpings Sunday! he following items are needed by Clemson Community Care: canned pasta, dried beans, canned tomatoes, mixed beans, tomato sauce and tomato paste, pork and beans, and peanut butter. We always have a need for baby diapers, wipes, and toiletries. Let us all join in Second Sunday Helpings and continue feeding hungry neighbors right here in Clemson!
Learn more about Clemson Community Care
First Baptist Clemson works closely with area ministries to help meet the needs of our community.
Click on the links below to learn more about community ministries.
Clemson Community Care's Mission is to assist persons in difficult circumstances with necessities such as food, shelter and utilities, and to help them to become self sufficient through educational programs and advocacy. They serve Clemson, Central, and Pendleton communities.
The mission of the Clemson Child Development Center is to provide affordable, quality child care and preschool education. The Clemson Child Development Center fosters learning and development in an environment that appreciates diversity. Emphasis is also given to programs that strengthen the home environment, enabling families to provide the optimal development of their preschool children.
The Clemson Free Clinic was established by concerned citizens and medical professionals to meet the needs of the medically under-served in Clemson, Central, Six Mile, and Pendleton.
Family Promise is a non-profit organization committed to helping low-income families achieve lasting independence. Family Promise enables churches and volunteers to help those who need it most.
Helping Hands is a foster home and emergency shelter for abused and neglected children.
Habitat for Humanity is a part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God's love into action by building homes, communities, and hope.
Safe Harbor's mission is to provide a continuum of services for victims of domestic violence and their children, and to eliminate cultural acceptance of domestic violence through a coordinated community response, prevention, and education.