IN OUR COMMUNITY

LOCAL JAIL MINISTRIES

First Baptist Church supports one of our members who serves as a local missionary that works through an organization serving prisoners throughout several states in the upper Midwest. 

 

First Baptist Church also has a member who volunteers approximately every other month to go to various prisons in northern Illinois to pass out books and magazines to the inmates. Although there is no one-on-one time involved with any of the inmates, there are opportunities for short conversations of encouragement. These encounters communicate to the prisoners that someone cares about them and that there is a reason to hope.

P.A.D.S.

Public Action to Deliver Shelter (or P.A.D.S.) is a publicly funded DuPage County organization. The aim of P.A.D.S. is to serve the homeless by not only providing shelter, but they also work towards the individuals becoming independent by assisting them to help themselves.

 

This is a mission that is truly in our own back yard. It is a ministry where many hands can make light work and with the volunteers only giving just a few hours every other month, they make this ministry into a means that countless guests feel the love of Jesus in such a meaningful way.

PACIFIC GARDEN MISSION

On the fourth Wednesday of each month, a group from First Baptist Church goes down to the Pacific Garden Mission located at 1458 South Canal Street, Chicago, Illinois. The Pacific Garden Mission has been reaching the lost and homeless for over 140 years, transforming many men and women since its beginnings. The purpose of this is to hold a church service for the homeless men and women who reside at the mission.

 

The gospel message is always presented during the service and a there is always a call for anyone in the auditorium to come forward after the service for prayer or to take steps toward salvation. Anyone who would like to join this group should contact the church office for further information.



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