FBOEA supports a number of local, national, and international mission projects.
FISH of East Aurora is a food pantry for families in the south towns. We collect non-perishable food monthly for FISH. We have a Souper Bowl Sunday collection in conjunction with Super Bowl Sunday. We provide school supplies and Christmas gifts for clients of FISH. Several members of the congregation volunteer at the food pantry.
Locally we give monetary support to Cradle Beach, Hearts and Hands, Friends of the Night People, Jericho Road, Salvation Army, and the Community Mission of the Niagara Frontier and FISH. We support the Fairport Baptist Home and Cameron Community Mission which are organizations partially funded through the ABC of New York State.
We support annual offerings of the American Baptist Church USA: America for Christ, One Great Hour of Sharing, and World Mission Offering.
Current Mission News (Spring)
International Ministries has so far sent $52,000 in refugee aid to provide food, shelter, medicine, and hygiene. This is from your OGHS annual offering. In addition, we have Missionaries in Hungary working to assist the Ukrainians.
Ukraine has 5 border points entering Hungary. Many of the refugees entering through these points are moving on to Poland or Germany where they may have family. In the meantime, our missionaries offer temporary shelter in their own homes. Others are working in a school near one of the border crossings that has been set up as a welcome center. This is a stop-over where refugees can rest and warm-up. They are given food- hot soup, sandwiches, food to carry with them. They are given both physical and emotional support. Humanitarian organizations are attempting to evacuate and assist over 2 million people displaced by the war.
The work being done and the local efforts by our global servants can only be done with help financially. We are making a donation from our mission budget. You may make a personal donation if you would like by adding cash or a check made out to FBEA which we will add to our donation, making a donation directly to International Ministries/Ukraine Relief and sending it to 1003 W. 9th Ave, Suite A, King of Prussia PA 19406. You may donate online at internationalministries.org/disasterrelief.
We sponsor a special mission event each year to raise awareness and funds for various causes. These events include education, a themed meal, games, and fellowship.
2020| We purchased new toys for the local pantry FISH to distribute at their annual Christmas party.
2019 | White Cross – One hundred-year anniversary of fundraising for medical supplies for disadvantaged nations. In the photo below, Charlene is playing a game to identify medical supplies that might be sent to the Congo by touch alone.
2018 | Birthing Bags for Haiti – We collected supplies and filled member-made cloth bags with supplies to assist home births in rural Haiti.
2017 | Piglets for Prosperity – We supported a Heifer International project to purchase pigs for families in Burundi and North Carolina. Members filled piggy banks with loose change for a month, we had a bacon cook-off and a pig-themed game.
2016 | A mission event to raise money to support a school in Thailand included a geography game, Thai food, and a tie competition.