The main goal of the Board of Missions at Community Baptist Church is to promote church wide interest in
missions at the local, national and global levels.
On a local level, Community Baptist Church continues to work with the Manchester Area Conference of
Churches ("MACC") by supplying seasonal sharing baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas, collecting food
for the food pantry, and volunteering at MACC. We also help out at the town shelter for a week once every
few months, providing meals and overnight staffing.
Community Baptist Church promotes four American Baptist Churches - USA special projects throughout the
year. These are:
- America for Christ
- One Great Hour of Sharing
- World Mission Offering
- Retired Ministers and Missionaries
On an international level, Community Baptist Church is working with La Iglesia Bautista El Buen Pastor (the
Good Shepherd Baptist Church) in Guananito and Sabana Piedra in the Dominican Republic to build a
church in their community. One of the highlights in 2013, will be sending a mission team to work side-by-side
with local villagers on many projects in the area.
While our team was in the Dominican Republic in 2003 they were honored to be a part of a baptismal
service in the local river where seventeen new Christians were baptized. Another memorable occasion for
the team on the 2003 trip, was being involved in the first communion service ever held by the church. It
was made even more special by having the service in the still roof-less church building that they were
helping to build!
Since then several other trips have taken place annually, and much work on the church building has been
carried out. We are very blessed by the close relationship we have with our sister church, and we thank
God for the many blessings we have both given and received.
We look forward to taking more trips to visit our friends in the Dominican Republic, and to further the work
of the Lord in that area. For more information, please feel free to contact the church office.
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