Community Ministry Partnerships
Stanly Baptist Association
FBC is a cooperating member of Stanly Baptist Association. We strive to partner with other Baptist churches in our county to reach the community for the Kingdom of God.
Stanly Community Christian Ministry (SCCM)
FBC is a strong supporter SCCM and its ministries. Our members volunteer countless hours to SCCM's Clothing Closet. Our church serves meals at the Community Table twice a year and sponsor one of the Mobile Food Pantry sites annually. Food is collected every month to donate to the pantry. In addition, we support SCCM financially within our annual budget and via special offerings throughout the year such as the Caring & Sharing Cups. SCCM is our primary ministry partner to support the needs of our neighbors in Stanly County.
Christian Women's Job Corp of Stanly County
FBC has been the leader in establishing CWJC in Stanly County and church members continues to lead its ministry to women who need training and support for life and meaningful employment.
Community Christmas Dinner
FBC is a participating member of the downtown churches who host this annual lunch on Christmas Day. Each year, members of the Downtown Albemarle Minister's Association (DAMA) churches provide the food and labor to prepare, serve, and deliver meals to community members. Meals are also delivered to the police department, sheriff's depart, firehouses, EMS and 911 center.
Pregnancy Resource Center of Stanly County
Each year, FBC participates in the Baby Bottle Boomerang to raise funds for PRC. In addition, we host a baby shower once a year to collect items needed for PRC clients and donate financially from other WMU fundraisers. Several members also participate in the annual Walk For Life to support the PRC's minister.
Each month, items are collected to give to the needs of Esther House to support the women who are being recused from domestic violence. FBC also financially supports the ministry.
Bridge to Recovery
FBC partners with this ministry to men and women who are taking the first step toward sobriety through financial support and by visiting the homes to provide emotional support.
Stanly County American Red Cross
For the past 20+ years, FBC has hosted an annual blood drive. Church members provide homemade cookies and volunteer during the event.
FBC hosts CARE Cafe's annual breakfast fundraiser to support the adult day respite program. FBC members have also been on the board since the ministry's inception.
John P. Murray Community Care Clinic
FBC supports the Community Care Clinic with volunteers and financial resources to help provide quality healthcare for the working poor of Stanly County.
Hospice of Stanly County
Members of FBC volunteer with Hospice including patient care.
Habitat for Humanity of Stanly County
FBC members have volunteered since its inception to provide housing for the working poor of Stanly County. In addition, many members support Habitat's annual BBQ fundraiser by selling tickets, donating homemade goodies and volunteering during the event.
Back Pack Ministry
FBC provides the food and labor for food insecure students at East Albemarle Elementary once a month.
Local School Support
FBC supports the local schools through staff appreciation gifts at Central Elementary School, providing Angel Tree gifts for students at Albemarle Middle School and meeting other needs as they are presented.