COVID-19 Ministry Opportunities

Virtual Learning Helpers

We have a significant need for volunteers to help with students in our Charlie Walker Community. During virtual learning for the first 9 weeks of school, students who live in the neighborhood of the Charlie Walker Community Center have the opportunity to attend 2 hour sessions to complete their online school lessons. We need volunteers to assist with managing students during the sessions. Volunteers will not be teaching them, just helping them to stay on task. Training is available. Sessions will be available 9-11 AM or 12-2 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and possibly more if available.

If you can help, contact:
Jenda Hillis – jendahillis@gmail.com
Kim Hutto – kimhutto@att.net
David Hutto- dhfbcm@gmail.com

School Supply Drive

Even with schools transitioning to virtual learning, we are excited to provide school supplies for 31 children in our Mark Ministry! If you would like to help, you can get a list of supplies to purchase for a child by emailing, Facebook messaging, or texting Becky Dawson at bldawson@hiwaay.net, (256) 509-8536. We will also be collecting hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and disinfectant spray for Lynn Fanning Elementary School, since these items are hard to find and often come in limited supply.  Supplies can be dropped off in the large bins outside the Fellowship Hall doors. This school supply drive will continue through September, so that the kids and schools can be prepared when school resume in person.
Another way to support is to donate through our online giving option, and we will purchase the supplies on your behalf. You can also mail a check to FBCM with “school supplies” in the memo. Thank you for helping our schools, teachers and students!

Reach Out to Neighbors

In an effort to care for our neighbors in this distressing and isolating time, we encourage you to pray for your neighbors, and if it’s wise in your situation, to use this as an opportunity to meet and serve them. This could look like going on walks in your neighborhood, spending more time on the porch or in the front yard to meet passing neighbors, or using social media or apps like Nextdoor to connect with them. If you are able to go in public safely and grocery shop, you could offer to pick items up for them if they are not able to. One way to make this offer to several neighbors or even your whole neighborhood is to print out this Hello Card and distribute it to your neighbors.

Give to our Community Grocery Pickup Ministry

Every Monday from 10am – 2pm, we are providing a drive thru grocery bag pickup. We are offering these to any community members who are in need of it. To help this ministry continue, please consider giving to this ministry financially, which enables us to buy in bulk. Go to our giving page and select the Fund called “Lunches of Love/Food Bags” or mail a check to FBCM’s office with “Food bags” in the memo. We are also accepting food donations in large bins outside the office doors. Details of what items we need are found here.