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Tuesday Night Feeding Ministry

Contact: Gary Harris |

The Tuesday Night Ministry of sharing dinner with hungry and homeless people continues to bless those in our community without a permanent home. Each Tuesday night, a group led by Gary Harris prepares and serves a meal to some of our city's homeless residents. The ministry offers food at two locations--the courtyard at FBC and at the Good Shepherd shelter. Check out the group's blog at From youth volunteers to Sunday school groups, all who help with this ministry discover the true blessing that comes from serving our brothers and sisters in Christ and meeting their most basic needs.

To get involved, please email Gary Harris or just show up downtown in the kitchen!

Jail Ministry

Contact: Les Rutt |

Each Wednesday afternoon, Thursday night, Saturday morning and Sunday morning, teams of male and female missionaries visit the New Hanover County Jail. They share a time of prayer and worship together and encourage inmates in their daily struggles. Additional Bible studies are held during the week. For more information on getting involved, please contact Les Rutt.

Karen Ministry

Contact: Don Vigus |

God has opened a door of ministry for First Baptist Church with over 100 Burmese Political Refugees who have moved from their home in a Thailand Refugee Camp to Wilmington, NC. We have new families moving to Wilmington every year to join the over 25 families that, over the past three years, have made Wilmington their home. Most of the Burmese people are of the “Karen” sect and attended Baptist churches in Burma and Thailand before they moved to North Carolina. They bring with them many babies, children, teenagers and young adults ready to start a new life. They come without knowing English and without jobs.

Our tremendous privilege is to be God’s hands as we help the elementary, middle school and high school age students with their homework and English on Wednesday nights during our CrossTraining sessions. We also have a “Women’s Ministry” that also meets on Wednesday nights during CrossTraining building relationships of love with the Karen women. Helping the women learn to speak English through participating in various craft activities is a primary goal of the Women’s Ministry. Throughout the year, the Karen worship with us at the 8:50 am worship service and then participate in their own “Karen” worship service during our Sunday School hour. There are many youth activities and retreats planned for the Karen teenagers during the year such as a Spring Myrtle Beach Retreat, a Summer Camp and a Fall Deep River Campout. The Karen ministry is an exciting time of allowing God to use us as His heart as we love these precious Burmese people who have chosen to live among us. If you are interested in being a part of this ministry, contact Don Vigus.

The Card Ministry is a small group of ladies from the church and the community who meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Activities Center at 9:30 AM to make handmade greeting cards that are mailed to our home bound members. We make cards of encouragement as well as cards for the holidays. Newcomers are always welcome and materials and instructions are provided. Join us if you are interested!

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