Outreach

Reaching out to others is an essential part of our lives as followers of Jesus Christ — both in our personal lives and as the faith community of First Baptist Church of Shelton, CT. Current opportunities include:

 

Bible studies
Members of our congregation offer various biblically based discussion groups in the community and at local nursing homes.

Missions trips to Good Samaritan Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital is situated in La Romana, a city of The Dominican Republic (DR). Members and friends of First Baptist Shelton, CT travel annually to the DR to serve in medical work, construction, and other tasks. People with all skills and levels of ability are welcome. Teens may also travel to take part in DR missions through one of our sister churches. Training and preparation meetings are required.

A medical clinic in a "batey," one of the villages where sugar cane workers live in The Dominican Republic

A medical clinic in a “batey,” one of the villages where sugarcane workers live in The Dominican Republic.

Service to Spooner House
Spooner House is a local shelter, soup kitchen and food pantry serving people of the greater Naugatuck River Valley area. Meal preparation and donations of food and funds are always needed.

Community Service
Members and friends of First Baptist Shelton, CT are involved individually in many ways of offering their lives, talents, skills and gifts for Jesus Christ. Individuals serve both in the local community and beyond, both professionally and as volunteers. For information and ideas, please speak with our pastor, Ken Smith, at 203 929-7704.

First Baptist Church of Shelton's Pastor Kenneth (Ken) W. Smith. Photo was taken during his chaplaincy internship residency.

First Baptist Church of Shelton’s Pastor Kenneth (Ken) W. Smith. Photo was taken during his chaplaincy internship residency.


Parish Nurses
We recently started a parish nursing program at First Baptist Shelton, CT.  Our parish nurse takes blood pressures and offers health training information and workshops through the Valley Parish Nurse Program at Griffin Hospital. A recent presentation discussed end of life decisions and living wills. Our parish nurse also arranged for us to sponsor a recent Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training class for teens and adults.

Learning CPR at First Baptist Church of Shelton, CT

Learning CPR at First Baptist Church of Shelton, CT

American Baptist Missions Projects
Church members also take part in financial support, training and short-term missions through the American Baptist Home Missions Society and American Baptist International Ministries. For more information, please see www.abc-usa.org.

Recovery Meetings
Offering hope and restoration to all is a vital part of recovery meetings here at First Baptist Shelton, CT.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)     Monday  7 pm
Higher Ground     Friday  7 pm

Higher Ground Recovery Ministries

Higher Ground Recovery Ministries

 

First Baptist Church of Shelton, CT  •  Inviting people to know Jesus and to make Jesus known

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