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community opportunities 

  ALL STARS

Contact us if you are interested in helping. Coaches will be decided on after the teams are picked. Even if you can only attend a fraction of the time you will be a great help. All coaches will be required to submit a background check.

 

Baptist Men on Mission:                     

Jeremy Bennett heads up this organization which includes men from DBC as well as other Baptist churches in the area. Men of all ages are encouraged to meet the second Saturday of each month at designated locations for breakfast and a community service project. As the need arises, men will be inivted to participate in additional service projects.

 

  • November 11 - Breakfast meeting Location TBD
  • November 16 - Meet at Harrisburg First Baptist Church to help serve meals at HIS TABLE from 4:30-6:30
 
 

WYN (Who is YOUR  Neighbor)

But he (rich young ruler) wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?" Luke 10:29

 

Join Carletta Hanks one Saturday of each month to bake cookies to distribute to people in our community that would enjoy some homemade cookies and a short visit. For more information contact the church office.

 

 Mercy Center

Mercy Center collects and distributes gently used mens, women and children clothing of all sizes to give to those in need in our community.  They also provide a new set of clothing to men who are reentering society after their prison term. On the last Tuesday of each month a luncheon is served at noon.

Volunteers are welcomed to help sort clothing, assist families needing clothing and help prepare the monthly meal for Mercy Center clients.  See Andrea Rector for more information on how to be involved in this minstry.

Hours of operation are Tuesdays from 10 am to 2 pm during the spring and summer.  The last day to be open for 2017 is September 26.  It will reopen in the spring of 2018.

 

mission opportunities

Operation Christmas Child

OCC is a year round opportunity here at DBC to give children around the world some basic school supplies, hygiene items and small toys packaged in a shoebox. A monthly list of items needed is distributed to  church members so they can bring suggested items to prepare for the "packing party" that takes place in mid November. After the boxes are packed they are delivered to a distribution center in Atlanta GA where the boxes are processed to send to children around the world. Each year in early December a team of volunteers heads to Atlanta to the distribution center to help process shoe boxes coming in from churches and individuals around the country.

Local Christians around the world  are taught to host a successful shoebox outreach event where they share the Gospel and invite children to participate in follow-up discipleship. Children are taught from a booklet full of colorful pictures and a suggested Scripture to be used as they present the Gospel message in a child-friendly way. After boys and girls hear the Good News, they receive a surprise that may be their first gift ever. They hold in their hands a tangible expression of God’s love...a shoe box filled with things they may not have ever had in their lives.