Missionary Ministry

 

 

THEME

Serving God by Serving Others in Need

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The Society’s mission is to provide assistance to those in need.  This may be through direct aid to individuals or assisting community organizations that address various social needs.  Through helping others, we are following the directive of Christ in Matthew 25:35-40.

 

HISTORY

The Dorcas Missionary Society has been a part of First Baptist since the early 1900’s.  The name comes from the biblical character “Dorcas” who was known for her good works.

Following are the past known presidents of the Society:

Loretta Ball

Cora Avery

Mary Manning

Eva Calloway

Annie Reed

Anita Fleming

Beulah Lax

Chivon Anderson

Rebecca Sims

Benita Swann

Wilma Barrett

Vinette Saunders

 

PROJECTS (past and present)

Sunday bulletins to sick/shut-in church members

Annual monetary donation to Camfed.org to provide for one year of high school education for an African girl

Coordination of the SHARE Food Program

Sandwiches made for distribution to Georgetown Ministry Center clients

Annual School Supplies Drive for Sasha Bruce Youthworks

Giant $5 cards donation to DC Central Kitchen

Blankets Drive for Central Union Mission

VacationCare bags donations for distribution to S.O.M.E. clients

Cereal Drive for Martha’s Table

Annual Thanksgiving SHARE boxes and fruit baskets to sick/shut-in church members

Annual Christmas Angels Project – Christmas gifts to the E.F.F.O.R.T.S. program children

Towel/wash cloths Drive for Christ House

Toothpaste & Toothbrushes and Socks & Underwear Drives for Georgetown Ministry Center

Assisted Epiphany Catholic Church with meals for the homeless

Assist in the Georgetown Ministry Center’s monthly Homeless Birthday Luncheon program