Eight Days of Hope is a Christian, nonprofit organization that exists to love and serve those in need who are facing natural disaster. As an Outreach Partner of Fellowship Bible Church, we hope to communicate with, equip, and organize church members to be ready to deploy for disaster relief efforts and coordinate seasonal teams to respond to the opportunities associated with the rebuild projects.
On Sunday, October 1, in the Cedar Room at 10:45 a.m., there will be a Disaster Relief Interest Meeting. Please join us if you'd like to hear more about Fellowship's partnership with EDOH and potential opportunities to serve.
If you have any questions, please contact Dakota Harp by phone or text at 830-385-5122. You can also find out more about Eight Days of Hope by visiting their website: eightdaysofhope.com.
Operation Christmas Child provides local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children with the Good News of Jesus Christ. OCC ships these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease.
Shoeboxes will be available beginning Sunday, October 15 through Sunday November 19, at the ministry table in the North Foyer. Plan to pick up a box or two to fill! The official OCC collection week is Monday, November 13 - Monday, November 20. FBC is an official drop-off site for people and churches in the area and will be open during specified hours that week to receive shoeboxes. Please consider volunteering to help with collection during this week--a sign up form will be available soon.
For more information about Operation Christmas Child, visit their website at: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/.
Fellowship is now partnering with Speegleville Elementary School in Midway ISD in a new mentoring program called "Lunch Buddies". This is an opportunity to invest in children in first through fifth grade, providing reading support and encouragement in a small group setting. Mentors spend 30 minutes with the students during their lunch time, once a week. If you have any questions about Speegleville Lunch Buddies, please email Erin Davis at email@example.com.
Volunteer with STARS Book Clubs! Book Clubs are a collaboration of volunteers from more than 30 churches who are loving their neighbors by meeting weekly with Waco ISD elementary children. Mentors read with a small group of students during their lunch and build relationships with them. With as little as 30-minutes once a week, you can build a friendship with kids and give them the crucial support they need to succeed in school and in life!
- thirty minutes, once a week
- any weekday
- any time between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Fellowship Bible Church is privileged to partner in ministry with Care Net Pregnancy Center of Central Texas. Care Net serves new and expectant mothers and their children with support services, along with a 28 bed facility with extended stay accommodations for those facing homelessness. The primary services provided by Care Net are pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, counseling, case management, parenting and life-skills classes, baby/maternity supplies, and housing during and after pregnancy. Care Net services are free of charge, thanks to donations from the community. Care Net serves over 3,000 women a year, of all ages, races and of all socio-economic backgrounds.
Care Net has several volunteer opportunities available! Volunteering at Care Net is a great way to get involved in our community. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, please contact Erika McBurnett, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 254-772-8270.
Fellowship is excited to begin a partnership with Isaiah 117 House to assist in their mission to provide physical and emotional support in a safe and loving home for children awaiting foster care placement. In addition to caring for children, Isaiah 117 House exists to encourage, support, and lighten the load for case workers and foster families. Through lavishly loving on these children just as Christ lavishly loves us, trauma can be reduced and the light of Christ can shine through during these difficult times.
If you would like to know more about Isaiah 117 House, visit their website: https://isaiah117house.com/, or check out their Facebook page for specific information about their ministry in McLennan County: https://www.facebook.com/isaiah117housemclennantx.
Mission Waco provides Christian-based, holistic, relationship-based programs that empower the poor and marginalized. They seek to mobilize middle-class Americans to become more compassionately involved among the poor and seek ways to overcome the systemic issues of social injustice which oppress the poor and marginalized. Fellowship enjoys partnering with Mission Waco periodically to help serve those in need in the Waco area. To find out more about opportunities to serve with Mission Waco, email email@example.com.
In response to the crisis in Ukraine, here are two opportunities to financially give toward Ukrainian Aid. Both Samaritan's Purse and EFCA's ReachGlobal provide tangible, physical care and support for Ukrainian refugees, while also offering them spiritual encouragement and pointing them to the hope we have in Jesus. As we continue to pray for peace, let's also pray that doors may be opened for the spreading of the gospel.
If you are interested in serving in the Outreach Ministry, click the link below to go to our SERVE page and fill out an interest form. We'd love for you to join our team!