Supporting Our Community

First Baptist Church of Manlius is, of course, a place for worship and spiritual enrichment, but our congregation and our building and grounds serve our community and beyond.

We GIVE to our community

 

Grace Abounds Wear-House

With God’s help and direction, the First Baptist Church of Manlius opened Grace Abounds Wear-House in May of 2018. This is a no-charge mission to provide new and good used clothing for people in the FM community who need a “hand up.”

Grace Abounds Wear-House hours are Tuesday & Wednesday 1–7 pm for “shopping” and dropping off clothes. Drop-offs are also available by appointment.

If you are in need of this type of assistance or you would like to volunteer for this mission, please contact Jo Ann Mostar via email:

graceabounds@ firstbaptist-manlius.org

Or, please call the First Baptist Church office at (315) 682-8941

Luke 3:11 “…Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none…”

 

Every November, we participate in this wonderful Samaritan’s Purse project. Individual shoeboxes are packed with multiple gifts and necessary items for children in need around the world. Members of our congregation fill these boxes, as well as the families of children who participate in our Playschool preschool and King’s Kids child care programs.

In July and November, we organize and host blood drives for our community.

 

Community Outreach

http://www.fmfoodpantry.org

Each month, tote bags are distributed during church services, and members of our congregation take them home and fill them with the items most needed by our local food pantry.

 

pajamas

Every November/December, we provide pajamas for local families in need.

mittens

Every December, our congregation and the families of children who participate in our Playschool preschool and King’s Kids child care programs fill a Christmas tree with mittens and gloves for local families in need.

ending hunger walk

For years, members of our congregation have participated in this worthwhile effort to end hunger.

rescue mission

meals on wheels

http://www.mealsonwheelseastonondaga.org/

Our church Mission Fund gives money to various organizations: Meals on Wheels, The Rescue Mission, FM Community Outreach, American Baptist Churches’ Refugee Ministry, and more. Our Mission Fund has been recognized as one of the top 5 in New York state by American Baptist Churches.

We TEACH our community’s children

Playschool

For over 20 years, Playschool has been providing a well-respected preschool program for children from ages 3-5.

Vacation Bible School

 

vacation bible school

Every summer, our congregation hosts a 5-day Vacation Bible School. Approximately 50 children from our community take advantage of this amazing week of fun, learning, and creativity.

We HOST our community

Our beautiful sanctuary is used for piano, violin, and viola lessons, recitals, and more.

Music Lesson

Our Pianist/Organist, John Spradling (on right), with a student.

Violin RecitalSuzuki Violin Recital in our sanctuary.

playground

Our building has classrooms, activity rooms, a fenced-in playground, and a gymnasium.

gymnasium

Our gym and activity rooms have hosted Irish dancers, basketball leagues, indoor soccer leagues, and more.

If you would like to inquire about utilizing the spaces and amenities that the First Baptist Church of Manlius provides, please contact our church office for more information:

Phone:      (315) 682-8941

Email:     admin@firstbaptist-manlius.org