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Mission Notes
It is the lazy, hazy crazy days of summer, and I hope you all can relax and have a bit of fun with family, and friends, and get out into the great outdoors.
Despite vacations and summer schedules, our mission projects still
go on, and those in need don't always have the blessings of vacations and time at a pool or beach.
Here are some opportunities for you to help make a difference.

1) Pillows are needed for those staying at the Woonsocket CCA shelter. Can you pick up one or two? Riva will see that they get there.

2) Feminine Hygiene products are always in need. We are exploring menstrual cups and would like anyone with a nursing or medical background to work with us to educate people in this area.(See Sue G)

3) Can you help at a food pantry?
Every Saturday 10 to 12 at GBC (See Lisa Waterman).
Third Saturday of the month, Calvary Baptist (See Sue Guilmain or Elizabeth Gates)

4) We always welcome donations of canned or dried foods. We will work to help share fresh
garden produce also.

5) Got a pool and want to host a refugee family with teens for a few hours?
We'd like to help a few inner city youth have a bit of summer fun. You won't
be alone, and will have help. (See Sue or Carla O'Neil)

6) A dirt - spreading party! - we will soon break ground (Or spread
topsoil/sand/clay) to begin our Labyrinth! Watch for details.

7) We get a request for a hammock for the Holly Charette women's Veterans
shelter. Can anyone help with that? (See Carla or Sue G)

8) Got a willing heart but the ages or days catch up and you can't quite do
these? A donation to GBC Missions will allow others to serve in your name.
Missions has a place for everyone, and we are so grateful for the donations
and work you have done. Donations have helpd get 8 fans for the shelter,
diapers for many kids, computers and scholarships for Uganda high school
students and support for our church friends in Honduras. We also brought
needed items to the women's veterans shelter in Johnston, and returned with
emergency gift cards, so the director didn't have to pay out of her own
pocket for needed items. You have allowed us to do this, and we thank you
all so much.

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Greenville Baptist Church has long been a mission-oriented church, and takes seriously Jesus’s teaching to serve others.  In John 20:21, He says, "Peace be with you. As the Father sent me I send you."
At Greenville Baptist Church, we strive today to be the hands and feet of Christ, ministering to others, going where he would go, to bring food to the hungry, clothes to those in need and help to those who ask.
Here are a few of our ministries. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the church at Welcome @ or you can make a donation using our online giving button above, noting “For Missions.” Please check with our church office to see what opportunities are current, as there may be changes due to the seasons, Covid precautions or other considerations.

Food Ministries
Food pantry open Saturdays 10-12
Food support to inner city distribution programs

Meals or soup to sick or elderly
Holiday food baskets
Food or gas gift cards

Thrift Shop
Open for purchases or donations Fridays 9-2; Saturdays 9-12.

Homeless Shelters
Regular support for providing items, such as bedding, hygiene items, etc.

Inner City youth (on hold due to Covid)
English language support through community resources
Refugee support through various RI resources

Home Habilitation
Home repairs or assistance to local families (on a limited basis)

Managing the Cold
Gloves, hats, occasionally coats and boots to homeless or needy

Overseas Mission Trips
(on hold due to Covid)
Church-building and support in Honduras
Medical mission opportunities in Central America (Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua)

U.S. Mission Trips
(on hold currently)
Hurricane or tornado relief and repairs

School Support
Audio-Visual equipment for a Providence, RI Middle School
Computers and books for Mutufu, Uganda

We look to God for His direction
and try to be His stewards in serving others.
We provide prayer for all who come and
share a need for all our projects.
We are working jointly with other church groups
on new prayer ministries.

Coming Soon – GBC’s Community Garden!

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then said I, “Here am I; send me.” Isaiah 6:8