Outreach Ministries

Outreach Ministries – Includes Fall Festival, Follow-Up Evangelism, Gifts for Gracias, July 4th Outreach, Local Outreach, Missionaries, Missions Board, Missions Trips, Vacation Bible School and more.

“Gifts for Gracias” Collection Has Begun at FBC!

Gifts for Gracias is an opportunity to directly invest in the work of missionaries Allen & Trish Sowers (former FBC members) and their family in Gracias, Honduras, the poorest Department in Honduras

imageWhat Gifts for Gracias is and How You Can Help

By donating Christmas gifts as well as used toys and clothing and household items, the families of FBC can be part of blessing the 1,000 impoverished pastors and their families who are supported in varying degrees by the ministry of the Sowers family. Donated items that are in excellent/like-new condition will be used to build Christmas boxes for these pastors and their families, who are committed to bringing the hope of Jesus to their scattered congregations. “This isn’t a solution,” writes Trish Sowers. “We work on big-picture solutions every day – building schools and infrastructure, running feeding centers, holding medical clinics in remote areas, and helping people find the hope that knowing God provides – but once a year, we run this gift project as a way of saying, ‘We know how hard this is, and we want to help your life get one little bit better, today. Right now.’” A list of suggested items is included with this flyer. Consider bulk sale items also; they are good buys and make sorting easy for the Sowers as they attempt to individualize the gift boxes according to the gender and age of each child in each family. Additional gifts, if available, will be provided to children living in the many orphanages in the Gracias area.

You may contact Mary Richard via email at MaryRichrd@aol.com (no A in Richard) or at 301-898-3178 with any questions or if you would like to help with the packing of the items for shipment.

Gifts for Gracias Donation Tax Deduction Information

Individual and bulk purchase items, as well as pre-made gift boxes are all greatly appreciated by the Sowers.

If you wish to create a pre-made gift box

Children’s gifts may be created in shoeboxes or large, plastic zipper bags; family boxes (items specifically for the adults or for the use of the entire family) usually require a larger box. A great idea is to package family gifts in a duffle bag or backpack – the pastors love this! All pre-made gifts should fit into one of the following categories, and should be labeled in this way:

Baby girl or Baby boy
Preschool girl or Preschool boy
5 – 7 yr old girl or 5 – 7 yr old boy
8 – 12 yr old girl or 8 – 12 yr old boy
Teen girl or Teen boy
Family Box

The following items are especially appreciated by the Honduran children (* indicates favorite items):

soccer balls*, baseball caps*, dolls*, stuffed animals*, inexpensive watches*, sunglasses*, tooth brushes, soap, baby shampoo, combs, brushes, hair bows, crayons, markers, pencils, pens, colored pencils, coloring books, pads of paper, stickers, school supplies, backpacks, baby bottles, rattles, balls, small toys, socks

These items are especially appreciated by the Honduran adults (* indicates favorite items):

dish towels*, towels*, blankets*, hair gel*, belts* (smaller adult sizes), baseball hats*, tooth brushes, tooth paste, soap, shampoo (tightly closed), lotion, aftershave, perfume, hair things, other toiletries, candles, small decorative items, sewing kit, pens, notepads, stationery, tape, small office supplies, shoe polish (black or brown), dark socks, handkerchiefs, purses, small kitchen items, plastic storage containers, small flashlights, inexpensive watch, small (non-electric) clock, backpacks! (* indicates favorite items)

IMPORTANT: Please only send food items separately packaged from the gift boxes!!! We have problems with pests and heat destroying the candy – and frequently other items in the same box are ruined. We will add candy to the boxes ourselves, just before distribution. You may send bags of candy, separately, to help us with this expense -just please package those items separately!

FBC Fall Festival – October 31, 2015 5:00–8:00 pm

FBC Fall Festival

Saturday, October 31st

5:30 – 8:00 pm

Come Join Us For Some Fun

The Fall Festival @ FBC is a Halloween alternative

“the day that the Lord has made” and we are free to “rejoice and be glad in it!”

The Fall Festival @ FBC is centered in the truth of John 8:12:

“Jesus said…’I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.'”

There will be 33 (or more) carnival type games, a moonbounce

and LOTS of candy prizes (equal to typical trick-or-treat collections)

~ Free hot dog and chili dinner ~

Costumes are encouraged, but nothing scary; there will be a costume contest with multiple prizes.

Browse the 2014 Fall Festival Photo Album

First Saturday Supper Ministry

First Saturday Supper @ FBC

A Message given on July 31, 2015 from a Saint we’ll just call KC.  We’re sure anyone that has been to an FBC First Saturday Supper will know exactly who she is …

Every month we invite the community to our church to receive a free home cooked meal.  Last month we had BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, watermelon and baked beans; this month we’re having chicken stuffed crescents- I’m not bragging or anything but I’ve been nicknamed by some of the women that attend the dinners the Paula Deen of Walkersville; and just to clarify that was before she got herself into trouble!

In addition to having the honor of cooking for about 70 people the first Saturday of each month we also have partnered with the MD food bank and they drop of a couple thousand pounds of produce that we are able to give away to our guests to tide them over until we meet again.

And unfortunately, at times, those drops have to be cancelled for various reasons.  Sometimes these cancellations happen last minute because of weather conditions, product is low and there is nothing to ship or many other various reasons.

When that happens we still have 70-100 guests coming to our dinners that we want to provide for and we are left trying to rummage up groceries.  And let me just say it can be challenging to try and come up with a couple thousand pounds of groceries at a moments  notice.  Now notice boys and girls I said challenging, not impossible- because God can do anything if it is will and he has always provided.

We wanted to be a little more proactive though to be able to stock a pantry to have groceries on hand for when these last minute cancellations happen so we aren’t running around scrambling.  And that is where you guys came in- you collected food all week that is going to be that pantry we wanted to stock.  And by the looks of it we have a mighty fine pantry!

So I answered the what, you may be wondering why- why are we committed to holding Saturday Suppers the first Saturday of each and every month.

I had the privilege of working in a school in Walkersville for over a decade.  One of my responsibilities was to support families that qualified for free and reduced meals, when you qualify for these meals that means that your family is living in poverty.  Over the course of a decade the percent of students qualifying for free and reduced meals skyrocketed.

Did you know that a little more than 1 out of every four families living here, right here in Walkersville, is living in poverty?  So boys and girls that means that if you are at the playground and there are 4 kids there, at least one of them may not know if there will be food on the table that night for dinner.

After awhile I was transferred to a Title I school where most of the families lived in downtown Frederick.  Title I means that at least one out of every two students is living in poverty.  One thing that was clear is that if you are struggling to put food on the table there are many more resources readily available within walking distance to support you if you live in the city.  There are many churches and organizations that provide meals each and every day.

And it just weighed heavily on my heart that the families back in Walkersville where I previously worked and where I live that they didn’t have these same resources readily available.  Because many of them didn’t have a car to drive to Frederick, or there was one shared by the family, or the car wasn’t reliable to make it to Frederick or they simply didn’t have many to put gas in the car to drive far.  There were a number of reasons that wouldn’t make heading into Frederick City a feasible alternative.

As I read the Bible it became clear to me that as a church here in Walkersville we needed to do something about it.  That we needed to be a church that put faith into action, not to just talk about the love of Christ, but to show the love of Christ with the families in our community in a real meaningful and tangible way.

Here are some of the versus that spurred Saturday Suppers into existence.

Matthew 19:21 – Jesus answered,  “if you want to be perfect, go sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.  Then come, follow me.”

Mark 9:41 – I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward.

John 3:11 – John answered, “The man with two tunics should share with him who has none, and the one who has food should do the same.”

Luke 14:13 – But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed.  Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.

Acts 4:32 – All the believers were one in heart and mind.  No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had.

Galatians 2:10 – All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do.

Hebrews 13:16 – And do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.

1 John 3:17-18 – If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?  Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.

Matthew 25:45 – “He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.”

In closing I invited a good friend, Carol, who has been coming to the dinners since the very first night we were open for business so to speak.  She wasn’t able to be here tonight in person but she sent an email for us to share with you, in fact it is the first email she has ever sent in her entire life.   She was quite proud of herself as she should be.

I hope that her message to you boys and girls will help you know how much the food you collected means to the people that will receive it.  But I want to let you in on a little secret.  In all honesty, it really isn’t even about the food.  Our ultimate mission is to win souls for eternity and I hope when you read Carol’s message you can hear what Saturday Suppers really is all about.  Could we just leave the next slide up for a moment as the children get organized for their performance so everyone can read Carol’s first email ever?

Carol’s Testimony:

My name is carol an I come to the Saturday suppers each month with a few lady’s from bell court in Woodsboro  We all enjoy it very much we are always greeted with open arms  an feel very welcomed The food is the best I call Kim  The Paula Dean of Walkersville  There’s always someone to talk to an if your having a really hard time with things someone is there to listen an offer extra prayers  I love the time we spend there an we also love charlie. Lol  An the groceries we get really helps a lot  things are tough for everyone an I’m very grateful for what I get  its a special time so please keep it going as long as u can its like a second home for me  THANK U TO ALL THAT IS THERE GOD BLESS U

Easter Weekend @ FBC !!!

Just a reminder to every one of the upcoming Easter celebration events @ FBC …

Good Friday, April 3, 2015:       6:00-7:30 p.m.

Special Service with communion.

Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015:   8:30-12:00 p.m.

8:30 a.m

Breakfast is served in the FBC Fellowship Fall.

FBC will provide beverages.

Members, please bring a breakfast item to share.

No Sunday school today.

10:30 a.m

Easter Sunday worship and musical

Adult choir will be singing

Pete Wallace will be speaking

Mark your calendars!

More Details …

FBC Missions Board

Fredericktowne Baptist Church is committed to global ministry. In other words, we want to reproduce what we do locally across the world. As a result, we support works that are committed to church planting and discipleship/leadership training of local church workers. We believe that we need to place an emphasis on those ministries that directly affect the planting of churches through evangelism and gospel preaching as well as ministries that directly train the church to grow into maturity with the goal of being autonomous churches. We are looking for missionaries who have a passion for those parts of the world that need to hear the claims of Jesus Christ. We place the overwhelming emphasis of our global ministry on those individuals and organizations whose primary purpose is to share the gospel with the un-reached peoples of the world.  For a list of the Missionaries that FBC supports click here.

FBC Missionaries

Bianco Family AWANA Clubs of DC, MD, NVA 
Boguski, Roger & Ann Olivet Ministries International
Care Net Pregnancy Center Carenet of Frederick, MD 
Daku , Paul & Martha Baptist Int’l Missions (Fiji Islands) 
Frederick Rescue Mission Rescue Mission of Frederick, MD 
Gayle , Mike & Cheryl ABWE (Quebec, Canada) 
Hasik, Martin & Jane Walking Through the Valley
Kane, Dan & Kim Engineer to the King
Leuthy , Jonathan & Dorothy Christar (Japan) 
Radio Bible Class Radio Bible Ministries (Michigan) 
Rivers, Chaplain Keith Good News Jail & Prison Ministry (Frederick, MD) 
Sowers , Allen & Trish Missionary Ventures Int’l (Honduras) 
Tanner, Paul & Virginia AIM (Tanzania, Africa) 
Wickline , John & Annette Biblical Ministries (Australia)