Aid Ukrainian refugees
As we continue to watch and observe the evil enacted against the people of Ukraine, it can be difficult to know how to help. There is firstly prayer, which can never be underestimated. There are numerous examples of biblical characters turning to prayer in the midst of massive, national and international concerns. We must be faithful in this exercise especially as we think of the church in Ukraine.
But when we have opportunity, we should be ready and willing to tangibly support those in need. Your Deacons have decided to dedicate the entirety of the funds collected for the Fellowship Fund Offering during the month of March to like-minded churches in Poland who are receiving Ukrainian Refugees. These churches are helping to meet the normal, daily needs of those fleeing the dangers that are threatening them. These monies will be funneled through the international missions arm of our Association, World Venture. You can read more about it here: https://worldventure.com/pproject/6434-906-ukrainian-refugees-in-poland/
Friends, these are difficult days. But there is something beautiful in the people of God coming to the aid of one another. The Apostle Paul highlighted a gift given by the churches of Macedonia in 2 Corinthians. He wrote: “For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own accord, begging us earnestly for the favor of taking part in the relief of the saints— and this, not as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to us.” (2 Corinthians 8:3–5)
You may give via online portal (click here), at the payment portal, go to 'GIVE ONLINE,' then under 'Fund,' select dropdown menu as 'Deacons' and proceed to give, so that you can participate even if you are not with us in person (processing fee will apply). When writing a check, please prepare a check pay order to: First Baptist Church, and note in the Memo Line - 'Ukraine Fund' and mail it to here. May God direct us in our giving as we seek to share the love of Christ in these trying times.
Blessings on your kind generosity,