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First Baptist Women's Ministry

The purpose of the Women's Ministry is to assist women in becoming fully-devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Through a wide variety of activities, such as Bible Studies, Luncheons, Golf Outings, The Prayer Shawl Ministry, the Blessing Bag Ministry and other service projects, women are encouraged, and provided an opportunity to grow in their faith, cultivate friendships, deepen their prayer life, and serve and support one another and the community. Watch this webpage for updates and news of upcoming events as well as information about ongoing ministries. Scroll down for details about some of the Women's Ministries' projects. 

Operation Christmas Child- Christmas Joy All Summer Long

Shopping and packing Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes brings joy both to the shopper/packer as well as the special child who receives the gifts.

Summer Collection Dates
To supplement the traditional collections during November each year, The Missions Team is sponsoring an effort to collect gifts on special designated Sundays during the summer. Those collection dates are listed here as well as specific items to bring on these date. 

The Collection Team will be located in the parking lot and provide “drive-up service” before and after services each of these special Sunday mornings. 

Sunday, May 21 - Wow! Items, Toys & Games

Sunday, June 18- Hygiene Items

Sunday, July 16 - Clothing & Accessories

Sunday, August 20 - School Supplies

Click here for a detailed shopping list for each collection day

Shoebox Packing Party
There’s no need to pack items in a shoebox. All the items collected over the summer will be packed by volunteers at a Shoebox Packing Party on September 9 in Fellowship Hall.  You’re invited!

Shoebox Packing at Atlanta OCC Warehouse
Millions of shoeboxes are collected across the country during National Collection Week in November. Before these gifts can be shipped to children around the world, volunteers will carefully inspect and make sure the boxes are ready for overseas passage. FBC will send a team of volunteers. If you would like to be part of that team, please contact LuAnn Schiff at 217.898.4031. The exact date the FBC Team will serve has not been determined but it will be in early December.

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Belleview Christian Academy Library Project:

Belleview Christian Academy is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Belleview and its ministry is to teach students a Biblical world view through God-centered curriculum under the guidance of skilled, devoted, and consecrated teachers who demonstrate and, therefore, influence students to live by Biblical standards.

Belleview Christian Academy students will acquire a Biblical world view evident by faith in Jesus Christ and the standard by which they live. 

The FBC Women’s Ministry is assisting Belleview Christian Academy with starting a library at the school. They have already assisted with the need for shelving and are now beginning the process of collecting books to go on the shelves.

To begin the library, they need quality reading books and current books the children can use to research and write papers—books on rocks, animals, and history as well as biographies. Books should be suitable for grades 1 through 8. Contact Shari Kumler if you have books to donate or would like to assist with the project. A Sunday Collection is scheduled for May 21. The collection will be located in the parking lot in front of the tower entrance.