The Health Ministry of the First Baptist Church is called to uphold the body of believers by providing health education and care for the bodies, minds, and spirits of the church family and to represent a healing ministry to the community in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Home visits - Post hospital, homebound, bereavement
- Transportation - appointments (physician or diagnostic)
- Meals - Based on individual needs
- Access/Referrals - Help to accessing services, identifying needs and referring to a resource
- Blood Pressure Screenings - Held on the 2nd Sunday of each month before service
- Annual Remembrance Service
- Educational Offerings
Contact Person: Mary Beth Manross RN (814) 398-4260 or church office (814) 398-4243
The Prison Ministry began shortly after the women's prison opened back in 1992. Our group goes in the first Thursday of every month to share a gospel message with the women as well as singing praise songs and hymns. Currently we have four active members that go in but are always looking for more individuals who would be interested in reaching out to a mission field right here in Cambridge Springs. If you would be interested in God's work you can contact Jack and Kathy Parsons (814)-398-8553 Michelle Wilmoth (814)-398-2580 or Ken Hale (814)-398-8209
The Garden Room is a mission outreach for our community. We take in donations of clothing, shoes, and linens and are open most Saturday mornings from 9-12 for the public.The items are sold for 10 cents each or a donation which is then used to buy items for the pregnancy center, victims of house fires, or to bring Christmas to a family. For questions about the Garden Room please call Laura Stone at (814) 398-2507.
American Baptist Women's Ministries
American Baptist Women at the First Baptist are part of the Wednesday morning Bible Study Group. The Christmas Eve offering serves as partial funding for local projects as well as International Mission requests. Each year we help with foreign mission requests. It may be roller bandages, health kits, baby layettes, money for hospitals that American Baptists run. Locally every year it is different. It may be for a family who had lost items due to a fire, gas money for people traveling for medical issues. The women bring a Love Gift offering once a month for other Baptist needs nationally and locally within in the church and community.
Contact person is Janet Beanland , Chairman of White Cross. (814) 398-1461
The Pregnancy Center of Meadville is a local Christian ministry supported by FBC. The Center offers life-affirming help (alternatives to abortion), practical help, and the hope that is found in Jesus. Knowing that each life is created by and for the Lord ( Colossians 1:16), the Center educates its clients to the truth pertaining to abortion and about the One who knits together all lives within the womb. Extending hope to those that made past abortion decisions, forgiveness in Christ and how that works is explained and encouraged. Lots of material help is also available because of the Lord’s generous people. All services are free of charge. Know someone who is struggling with an unplanned pregnancy or having a difficult time providing for the basic needs of their young children? Help can be found by calling the Pregnancy Center at (814) 333-6567. Because life is a gift from God.
Need internet access?
- The church will be open Monday and Thursday evenings 6-8 pm for students needing wi-fi access to do their homework. Masks and social distancing required. Elementary students must be accompanied by an adult. Family groups must stay together. This is intended for use of wi-fi only, volunteers may or may not be able to assist with homework questions.
Kid's Club is an after-school ministry that runs in the fall and spring. It lasts from 3:00PM-5:00PM with a dinner provided afterward for the child and their family. The kids are picked up from the Cambridge Springs Elementary School and walked down to the church by our volunteers. They then participate in a bible teaching, craft, game, and worship time. If you have any questions about the program or registration please contact the church office at (814) 398-4243.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is a week long spiritual adventure for kids from preschool age to sixth graders. It runs from 9AM until noon and includes a bible lesson, game time, snack, craft, and worship. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer call the church office at (814) 398-4243.
Release Time is a weekly Bible teaching that happens during the school day. Kids who have been given permission by their parents are able to leave the school and go to a nearby church to hear a short Bible lesson. Registration forms can be found at the Cambridge Springs Elementary School office.
Right Now Media
Right Now Media is a Christian streaming service that allows you and your family to bridge that Sunday to Monday gap. It offers over 20,000 biblical videos that range from bible studies to kid friendly entertainment. It is a free service to all of our church members provided by the church. Follow this link (http://www.rightnowmedia.org/Account/Invite/csfbc) to set up your account. If you have any questions or problems please contact the church office.