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July Local Missions Focus...

School supplies for
Douglas MacArthur Elementary School

Bring in donations on Sundays or during the week to VBS!
Also, on July 25th we will be holding a donation drive from 12:30-2pm.

Our missions partners in Alexandria and abroad wanted to thank you for your generosity, both in funds and in volunteer hours, over the past year!

Volunteer Opportunities
& Local Partnerships

Donating Needed Items

Local missions, often in its most basic form, is getting supplies and food to people in need. For example, you can donate requested items, like food, diapers and cleaning supplies, at one of the collection events held at the church for local partners like Casa Chirilagua and Alive.

CURRENT URGENT NEED: 
Click to see items urgently needed at the Casa Chirilagua food pantry and watch Jesse's video below for details.

Serving our Community

Most church events and local partners rely on volunteers to remain functional and ongoing. Some events volunteers have participated in are; packing food bags with Casa Chirilagua or giving out diapers during distribution drives with the Campagna Center. There are a variety of opportunities for people to serve, whether on the campus of FBCA or out in the community.

Distributing Goods

You and your vehicle can be essential in delivering goods!  
Often, families struggle to acquire assistance because of limited transportation. If you are interested in helping transport items we occasionally need help here at the church but have several partners who could use your help more consistently.

Building Relationships

In every area of missions our biggest goal is to develop relationships with others. However, some volunteer work is more focused on building relationships than others. Building relationships presents us with the opportunity to listen, understand, and acknowledge people’s purpose and value. As people share with us, we have opportunities to share our lives and God’s good work within it.
Some examples of this are the opportunities to mentor others or facilitate groups with Casa Chirilagua. It can be as simple as helping someone practice speaking English for their ESL class, to leading a bible study, or tutoring a student. If you want to focus more specifically on developing relationships with others in our community and around the world, let us know!

How to give & get help during COVID-19

Collections for
Alexandria

Next Event: TBD
FBCA partners with the The City of Alexandria Department of Community & Human Services and the Campagna Center by periodically holding donation drives to supply diapers & household items to families who lack basic necessities.  
Needed items:
  • Diapers
    • All sizes welcome but especially in need of PAMPERS 3T & 4T
  • Baby Wipes
  • Household cleaning products
  • Hand soap
  • Household paper goods (toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, etc.)

Give to purchase items:

Financial
Assistance

With many people losing their jobs, or for one reason or another not able to qualify for government assistance,  FBCA has expanded our Mercy Fund to financially assist people in our area who are in great need.
  • To donate please give online through the Mercy Fund You can also designate checks to the Benevolence Fund in your memo line.
  • If you are seeking financial assistance, reach out to our missions office by emailing Jesse, our missions associate.
  • See an example of the funds at work here!

Casa
Chirilagua

Restaurants in Alexandria assemble boxes that feed one person 21 meals. This is a great opportunity for supporting families and businesses in Alexandria. Learn more about their work here!
 If you are interested in volunteering on Wednesdays, Fridays, or for one of the other opportunities during the week click below to send them an email!
volunteer@casachirilagua.org

Giving to Missions

FBCA is honored to be part of a global mission movement taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations of the world.
Through the International Mission Board and North American Mission Board, FBCA actively partners with faithful servants of Jesus Christ, sharing the love of God in the global cities as well as some of the most difficult locations throughout the planet.
The four special offerings that FBCA partners with throughout the year are listed below & 100% of every dollar given goes to supporting each mission.

Dorothy Allport NorthStar Network Missions Offering
July 11- 26

2021 Goal: $14,001
Given to date: $6,151.00

The 2021 offering will go towards church planting in Washington, D.C. & Northern Virginia.
Our goal of $14,001 is just $1 more than you gave last year and will provide funds to support both current and new church plants !

2020 Alma Hunt Offering

Alma was a native Virginian known worldwide for her missions service and unswerving
dedication to the cause of Christ. This offering provides funding for all Woman's
Missionary Union of  Virginia (WMUV) missions and ministries and makes possible
other special ministries, outreach projects, and various initiatives.   

2020 Gifts: $19,004

Trains and sends more than 5,000 missionaries involved in church planting and compassion ministries across the United States and Canada, often in places where the gospel is not welcome. Through the NAMB's Send Network, this offering helps Southern Baptists plant new churches. The Send Relief effort equips churches in addressing poverty, refugees, foster care, adoption, and human trafficking.

Total Given: $60,078.46

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

Because of who God is and because you give, the IMB helps churches send missionaries to the billions who have yet to hear of Jesus' great love for them. Your gifts go to the work of reaching every nation, enabling missionaries  around the globe to share the truth and hope found only in Jesus Christ.

2020 Gifts: $199,051.28

A giving effort that lasts all year... 

Cooperative Program

The Cooperative Program (CP) of the Southern Baptist Convention is one of the most dynamic and effective funding models propelling global missions in modern history. Through the CP, every participating church – no matter how large their annual budget or active membership – can be equally invested in a global movement to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations of the world. Launched in 1925, the effectiveness of CP has continued to be dependent upon individuals, churches, state conventions, and SBC entities working toward a common goal of sharing the gospel with every person on the planet.
The CP began as a five-year pledge campaign that, for the first time, included everything— the missions and ministries of all the state conventions as well as that of the Southern Baptist Convention. Thus, a God-given partnership of missions support was conceived.  FBCA is strongly committed to the Cooperative Program which supports missionaries both in North America and throughout the world. Currently, 12 percent of our church budget is designated for the Cooperative Program. By participating with other Southern Baptist Churches we extend our reach to the ends of the earth.  
You may give through FBCA or give directly to disaster relief efforts in Virginia and around the world. 
All donations are tax-deductible made to all offerings.
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ON A MISSION

Over the past few years FBCA has sent more than 160 individuals annually to
Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Dominica, Hawaii, and elsewhere. We do this as we
seek to be salt and light in our city, country, and throughout the world, with a
strategic emphasis on Central Asia and Muslim Background People groups.  

Interested?  We would love to hear from you!  
Fill out the form below to get started.

Upcoming Trips

Lebanon: December 10-18, 2021 - Team Lead - Jason Edminster
Mission Focus : Host & run kids camps with LSESD (Lebanon Society for Educational & Social Development.
Austria: Nov. 29 - Dec. 7, 2021 - Women Encouraging Women - Team Lead - Audrey Davidson
Mission Focus : To explore the possibility of serving families and children in Austria.
For more information on mission trips email Pastor Wayne at:
wayne@fbcalexandria.org

Donate to the Mission Trip Scholarship Fund

 If  you would like to contribute to a scholarship for one of our mission trips, the funds will be used to help someone
with a desire to go and serve who does not have the financial resources available. Donations are tax‐deductible.
You may give to a mission trip, a specific participant on a mission trip, or a scholarship for the trips in general. 


Let's get moving! 
General Missions Interest Form

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