Community Outreach Ministry 2018 Summary
Fulfilling our mission to “Love God, Serve People and Present Jesus,” Second Baptist Church reinvests in our community through our various ministries and through our members by providing:
- Financial support to community groups
- Physical and emotional support to these groups through our presence — volunteering and participating in their activities
- Donations of needed food, clothing, household goods, books, supplies, etc.
The Community Outreach Ministry was formally instituted in 2018. Financial contributions were made to various community organizations including: Crisis Pregnancy Center, Glen Duncan Elementary School, Glen Duncan/Trainer/Washoe County Library, Awaken(united to end sex trafficking) , Eddy House (homeless youth), Pathfinders Children’s Ministry (children living in poverty), Good Shepherd’s Clothes Closet (clothing for homeless and school children), Life Changing Community Outreach (playground/after school club), Athletes in Action (athletic ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ), Hug High School basketball team and Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church’s renovation project. We also supported and attended annual fundraising banquets for the Crisis Pregnancy Center, Pathfinders Children’s Ministry and Awaken.
The Good Friday Movement more than doubled its 2,200 pound goal in its annual Easter food drive by collecting 5,238 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. We also surpassed our goal to collect 500 pair of socks for the Good Shepherd’s Clothes Closet with 560 pair of clean, white socks for the homeless and needy men, women and children in our community. We joined with Life Changing Community Outreach as they built a playground for children in the community and opened a resource center for children in the neighborhood. Contributions were made to Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Annual Block Party and donated to their effort to renovate their church facility.
Our church members serve as volunteers in numerous community organizations throughout the year. We assisted with snacks and financial contributions for the Hug High School Basketball team. Ministry members supported University of Nevada students and athletes by attending events and activities and feeding the college students monthly. We participated in the Habitat for Humanity neighborhood project, providing manual labor. Members of the ministry attended Pathfinders events and serve monthly at the Reno Sparks Gospel Mission feed as well as volunteer at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Christmas in July. Donations of clothing and household items have been made to Committee to Aid Abused Women, Good Shepherd’s Clothes Closet, Esther’s Closet and Veterans Guest House. We also supported a student athlete on a mission trip to South America.