Thank you to all who donated to our annual Christmas Mitten Tree. The following items have been donated to local children in need of some warmth this winter:
- 54 pairs of gloves
- 14 pairs of mittens
- 28 hats
- 2 headbands
- 3 scarves
ANNUAL MISSION PROJECTS
A large component of our Church’s work is a commitment to mission opportunities within our local community, as well as state, national and international opportunities. Our mission commitment leads our congregation to participate in the following mission challenges:
Operation Christmas Child – Samaritan's Purse
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For the past 28 years, shoeboxes filled with toys are sent to children in need locally and internationally. 222 shoeboxes were collected in 2015.
Freehold Area Open Door
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- A collection basket, located in the back of the sanctuary, is available for weekly donations.
- Thanksgiving Food Collection for Thanksgiving dinners distributed by Open Door
- Souper Bowl Sunday: Cans of soup and crackers are collected each Superbowl Sunday.
Christmas Mitten Tree
A Christmas tree is set up in our sanctuary, which is decorated with mittens, gloves, hats and scarves. These items are then donated to local school students in need.
American Baptist Women
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- Church World Service: A collection of school kits, baby layettes and health kits for people around the world who have suffered through and/or survived devastating events. 100 health kits were collected in July and 136 school kits were collected in September.
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- The North Shore Association of ABCNJ also involves our ABW members with special mission projects.