REACHING OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY
BCC believes the church exists to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world. We work with our Outreach ministry partners to discover what is most needed and to work together in meeting those needs. Outreach opportunities typically rotate on a monthly basis, offering different ways to participate: from hands-on projects to contributions of goods, services, and financial resources. Join us as we live out our mission to "Connect - Serve - Grow - Disciple - Love."
October Outreach Project:
Project #1: Our first October outreach focus will be on Suthers Center for Christian Outreach, a Saturday morning drive-up food pantry and emergency assistance serving DeKalb County, located at St. Martin’s in the Fields Episcopal Church. All are invited to participate in a drive to help stock Suthers Center with selected hygiene items and non-perishable food items that are urgently needed now. Bring your donations to the table inside the church narthex entrance or to the BCC Pumpkin Patch during open hours. Financial gifts may be made through BCC during October (be sure to indicate your gift is for Suthers Center). A percentage of the Pumpkin Patch proceeds also will be donated to Suthers Center.
Items Needed by Suthers Center:
Canned meat/fish: chicken, tuna, salmon, beef, Vienna sausage
Canned fruits and vegetables
Ramen noodles, Macaroni & cheese, Microwave meals (shelf stable)
Peanut butter and jelly
Personal and home hygiene items such as bar soap, shampoo, cleansers, detergents, etc.
Project #2: Our second October outreach focus will be a Halloween “Party in a Bag” for each of the 10 families at Interfaith Outreach Home. Included in each bag will be a cake/frosting mix, holiday paper plates and napkins, a Little Caesars gift card, decorations/favors, treats and candy, and of course, a pumpkin from our patch.
Items Needed for IOH Halloween Party in a Bag
Packaged Halloween Candy (place on outreach desk in church office)
$ for party supplies and gift cards
Financial gifts may be made through BCC during October (be sure to indicate the gift is for IOH).