Special opportunities for the people of Fort Caroline Baptist Church to show our thanks to GOD by serving and reaching out.

We encourage you to choose one or more of the following opportunities. You can serve as an individual, as a family, as a LifeGroup, etc.

1.   Food Drive for Arlington Community Services (ACS)

Event: Food Drive for ACS

Dates: January 17—February 7, 2016

Items needed: Canned meat, cereal, juice, tuna, dry beans, canned potatoes, dry potatoes, Jello, canned chili, Tuna Helper, pasta sauce, pasta sides, bars of soap, toothpaste, toilet paper.

We are collecting the above listed items to donate to ACS. ACS helps families in need here in our own community. Items may be placed in one of the ACS collection barrels located in the Welcome Center, between “B” & “C” buildings or in the entrance foyer to the Worship Center.

2.  Souper Bowl of Caring

Event: Souper Bowl of Caring

Date: Sunday, February 7, 2016

A collection will be taken following each worship service on February 7, 2016. Students will available to accept your $dollars$ as you exit the worship center. These funds will be given to ACS and used to help provide financial assistance to those in need in our community.

3.  Feeding Northeast Florida Citrus Harvest

Event: Citrus Harvest to End Hunger

Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016

Time: 8am—noon

Location: Chet’s Creek Church (Beaches/Intracoastal West)

                 4420 Hodges Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32224

All are invited to come out and help pick trees. Donated fruit from your own tree may also brought to any of the donation sites.

If interested, a volunteer application must be completed online at Feeding Northeast Florida so they’ll know to expect you.

Please download the waiver and bring with you on Saturday. 

4.  Sock Drive

Event: Socks for the Homeless (Restore Church)

Date: January 17-March 6, 2016

Donate new or gently used adult size socks for the homeless. Donations may be placed in one of the collection bins located in the Welcome Center and between “B” and “C” buildings.

5.  Hunger Fight Packing Party

Event: FCBC Hunger Fight Packing Party

Date: Sunday, February 21, 2016

Time: Noon-2pm

Location: Fellowship Hall

We will pack meals for the hungry at a cost of just $0.25/serving and we have a company who will match up to $5K in donations! Our goal is to pack 10,000 meals.

We need $2,500 in donations to reach our goal. Donations can be made online or by check by visiting hungerfight.org and clicking on the donate button. Funds must also be designated for FCBC at the time of donation. Deadline to make a donation is February 10th.

If you would like to help us pack the meals, visit fcbcjax.com/contact and let us know you plan to attend. Meals will be given to Rise Up Mission & Outreach.

6.  Backpack Meals for Students

 Event: Florida Baptist Children’s Home

 Dates: Any Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday between January 19 and March 3

Location: Florida Baptist Children’s Home (FBCH)

                 2300 Bartram Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32207

Volunteers are needed to help pack meal backpacks for students at local elementary schools who are in need of meals during the weekends. You may schedule a time that is convenient for you by calling or texting Lynn Cooper, FBCH, at 904.945.0095. Food donations are always needed for items such as canned chicken, tuna, soups, pasta, etc... Plastic Publix/Walmart grocery bags are also needed.

7. Work Day

Event: Fort Caroline Baptist Church Work Day

Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016

Time: 8am-noon

We will be reaching out to our FCBC friends and families in need to help with yard work, cleaning, transportation, odd jobs, etc… We will also have work that needs to be done at the church. If you have a need or would like to volunteer to help meet the needs of others, please visit fcbcjax.com/contact. Let us know your need by completing the form and tell us about your need in the “Message” section. We’ll then follow-up with you to get more details. If you would like to volunteer, please type “Volunteer” in the “Message” section. If you have any specialized skills (carpentry, plumbing, etc…), we would love to know that as well. Look for more details coming soon!

8.  (FILL IN THE BLANK)              

We certainly encourage your participation with any of these other 7 opportunities we’ve described, but we encourage   you even more to ask the Lord to show you other ways you can serve and reach out to others in a personal way! The possibilities are ENDLESS!

Whether it’s as individuals, as families, or as small groups, we believe that God is willing and able to show us how our lives can be used to bless others in Christ’s name as we seek Him full of faith and generosity.

Perhaps there is a friend, neighbor, fellow student or co-worker that God has placed in your life who has a specific need. Perhaps God might be calling you to be His instrumentto extend His grace and His blessings to that person. Perhaps God will use your generosity to open a door for having aconversation with someone about your faith in Christ!

“Fill in the Blank” opportunities can be big or small; they can be seen or unseen. Again, the possibilities that are available are endless! We look forward to hearing YOUR stories about how God is using YOUR life to serve and reach out to others!

 Psalm 67:1-2 (NIV):

May God be gracious to us and bless us

    and make his face shine upon us,

That your ways may be known on earth,

    Your salvation among all nations.

Don’t forget to tag your posts & group pics from these events with #FCBCUnleashed

Questions? Please contact Kirsten Montenari                       904.642.2288 ext. 25 or receptionist@fcbcjax.com

Please come back to see pictures posted after events.