At First Baptist we not only serve the community ourselves but we partner with local ministries that are already in place to help those in need and share Christ’s love with those in Columbia. You can find more information about the organizations we support and are involved with below. If you would like to help please feel free to call our office and we’ll get you connected to serve.
At First Baptist Columbia
Feed the Hungry
Join Ron Paull, Coordinator, and other FBC volunteers on the 3rd Saturday of every month in the Washington Street parking lot. Set up begins at 9:45 a.m. Serving begins at 11:00 a.m. For more information, please fill out this form.
Share Your Holiday Food Drive
Share Your Holiday is a public service campaign and outreach effort by WACH FOX, along with our other media partners, to benefit the Harvest Hope Food Bank in the Midlands and Florence to aid in their fight against hunger. The Share Your Holiday Food Drive for Harvest Hope Food Bank began in 1998 and is now the state’s largest annual food drive. The goal of the campaign is to fill the food bank warehouses for the holidays and for the cold months ahead to benefit underprivileged families and individuals. First Baptist Columbia serves at one of the two main drop off locations for this drive! We would love for you to volunteer and join us at the 2015 drive on December 3rd. For more information please see their website: www.harvesthope.org/
All of the following local ministries are supported by our general fund.
Washington Street Soup Cellar
This soup kitchen as been open since 1979 and is located at Washington Street United Methodist Church. We contribute financially to keep this kitchen running for the homeless of Columbia to each lunch each weekday. The kitchen serves meals each weekday from 10:30am-12:00pm. Meals are served year round, except for a few holidays on which other groups are serving meals.
For more than 25 years, The Cooperative Ministry has assisted individuals and families in Columbia and surrounding communities in financial and spiritual crisis and helped them regain their independence. For more information about this program please visit their website. www.coopmin.org
The Columbia Metro Association exists to serve its member churches, to delight in and magnify Jesus Christ, and to promote evangelism, discipleship, the multiplication of ministry and encourage volunteers on mission. They partner with local ministries to serve our community. For more information or to get involved with the Metro Association please visit their website. http://metrobaptist.net
The Free Medical Clinic
The Free Medical Clinic, Inc., provides quality healthcare, at no cost, to residents of the community who cannot pay for such services and who have no health insurance. Our missions fund contributes financially to this clinic to help keep it open for the people in our community who need medical assistance. www.freemedclinic.org
Oliver Gospel Mission
The Oliver Gospel Mission exists to see that the broken and homeless are sheltered, given the gospel of Jesus Christ, and equipped to live responsibly. They want to exalt Jesus Christ by facilitating life transformation among the broken and homeless that they might radically enhance the community. At FBC we believe this is an important part of loving on our community. We help by financially supporting the mission so that they are able to share Christ with those around Columbia. www.olivergospelmission.org
Southern Baptist Convention Missions Program
The cooperative program started in 1925 as Southern Baptists recognized the need for a system that enabled Southern Baptist churches to combine their resources to provide support for missionaries and ministries. For more information about this program please visit their website: www.scbaptist.org/cooperativeprogram