North American Missions:
Southern Baptists support missionaries in the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Among their tasks are assisting churches in church planting and evangelism, mobilizing volunteers, deploying missionaries, and penetrating the culture through various communication media. More than 350,000 volunteers serve in short-term and long-term mission projects in North America each year. The annual Annie Armstrong Easter Offering supports North American Missions.
From the beginning, Southern Baptists have been a missionary sending denomination. Today they sponsor approximately 5,3000 missionaries working with 1,194 people groups. The annual Lottie Moon Christmas Offering supports International Missions. Missionaries are serving in all of the following regions:
- Middle America and the Caribbean
- South America
- Western Europe
- Central and Eastern Europe
- West Africa
- North Africa & the Middle East
- Central, Eastern and Southern Africa
- Central Asia
- East Asia
- South Asia
- Pacific Rim
First Baptist’s Support of Special Missionary Families:
The First Baptist Church of Amsterdam, New York currently provides some financial and prayer support for two families serving in the international mission field.
One family is focused on church planting among Persians through CHRISTAR.
1500 International Parkway
Richardson, TX 75081
Another family is serving in Central Asia through United World Mission.
United World Mission
205 Regency Executive Park Drive
PO Box 602002
Charlotte, NC 28260-2002
The First Baptist Church annually participates in the Operation Christmas Child program giving shoe boxes filled with small gifts for needy children around the world as part of the outreach of Samaritan’s Purse. Samaritan’s Purse is a non-denominational evangelical Christian International Relief Organization.
PO Box 3000
Boone, NC 28607
Alpha Pregnancy Care Center:
The First Baptist Church annually conducts a Baby Bottle Collection of spare change from church members and friends during the four weeks proceeding Mother’s Day with the baby bottles being collected on Mother’s Day. This past year proceeds from the collection were forwarded to the Alpha Pregnancy Care Center in Amsterdam, New York. The Alpha Center provides a refuge where those dealing with pregnancy issues can find unconditional love, acceptance and truthful counsel, reflecting god’s great love and respect for each individual.
Alpha Pregnancy Care Center
211 East Main Street
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Fulton Montgomery Long Term Recovery Committee:
In the summer of 2014 the First Baptist Church held its second ice cream social community fundraiser to benefit victims of local disasters including flooding. $325.00 was forwarded to the disaster relief fund administered by the Fulton Montgomery Long Term Recovery Committee (FMLTR) which was founded in March 2012. FMLTR is committed to facilitate help, finances, volunteers and restoration following disasters and plan ahead for future preparedness in the two-county area.
Fulton Montgomery Long Term Recovery Committee
Disaster Relief Fund
c/o Catholic Charities of Fulton and Montgomery Counties
55 East Main Street
Johnstown, NY 12095
For 6+ years, the First Baptist Church has collected school supplies during the summer months which are then distributed to the elementary schools in the City of Amsterdam in late August to benefit local students in need.
Harvest Food Collection:
The First Baptist Church annually conducts a collection of canned and non-perishable food items during the months of October and November to benefit the local food pantry. The food is dedicated during the Sunday worship service before Thanksgiving and is picked up by personnel from Catholic Charities affiliated with the food pantry on Guy Park Avenue in the City of Amsterdam. The food is then made available to individuals and families in need in time for Thanksgiving.
Donations to the First Baptist Church are graciously accepted to help continue local, national and international mission and ministry efforts. Tax deductible receipts are available upon request.
Please make checks payable to “The First Baptist Church” and send donations to:
The First Baptist Church
479 Guy Park Avenue
Amsterdam, NY 12010
Attn: FBC Donation