FBC Pleasant Grove
Sunday, February 14, 2016
a place to grow
A HELPING HAND UP!
First Baptist Church of Pleasant Grove ministers to hundreds of individuals each year. The church budgets money each year to help in the needs of members and friends of the church but the extent of help goes way beyond the budgeted amount. The caring of this congregation is always present when there is a need. The church helps with everything from helping individuals avoid foreclosure, to keeping their electricity, gas and water on, to keeping a car from being taken back, to providing clothes for school children and Christmas for families, including toys for the children of the residents of the Lovelady Center. Money, other than the budgeted amount, comes from individual donations to this ministry throughout the year and special offerings taken at the end of each Lord’s Supper Service.
A night each month will be designated for this ministry to help in some area of our Metro area with feeding the homeless, praying for individuals, interventions, feeding the guests of Hope Lodge Cancer Treatment Center, Ministering to Lovelady Center or the Changed Lives Christian Center. Other ministries served on this night will be as broad as God’s leadership to and through individuals can be. This ministry is funded entirely through special gifts to the Benevolence Fund.
Each October and November FBCPG collects shoe boxes filled with toys and clothes for children. Through Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse Ministry, these boxes are then sent around the world. Along with this part of the Samaritan’s Purse ministry, several individuals from FBCPG travel from Pleasant Grove to Atlanta to work in the distribution warehouse of Samaritan’s Purse.
Through Christian advice and Scriptural guidance anyone in need has the opportunity to meet with and seek counseling from the Pastor of Education or any of the other Pastors on staff at FBCPG. Classes and counseling are held regularly on addiction, grief, financial planning and marriage, these are in addition to one-on-one counseling.