Central Baptist Church of Westerly
16 Elm Street, Westerly, RI   02891
Phone: (401) -596-4929     
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The group from Central Baptist on their way to a
Mission Trip in Muskogee, Oklahoma July 11—17,
2016.  Work was done with the folks at the Murrow
Indian Children’s Home.
WHITE GIFT SUNDAY, December 11, 2016
For many years now, just before Christmas, it has been our
custom to celebrate “White Gift Sunday.” Members of the
church family pick up “tags” off the giving tree, purchase the
gifts listed and then bring them to worship as we celebrate the
gift of the Christ child. Our children stage the nativity. The gifts
are shared at the manger and then delivered to homes where
there is need within our church and the community..
Each year, our church collects items and packages them up into
shoe boxes in support of Operation Christmas Child
through the organization, Samaritan's Purse. Last year alone,
the Lord opened doors for Operation Christmas Child teams
to distribute more than 10 million shoe box gifts to boys and girls
worldwide.   Monetary donations ($7.00 per box) are also critical
to help transport and deliver each shoe box gift to a child in need.   
The shoe boxes are filled with basics: pencils and paper, crayons,
small toys and
stuffed animals,
toiletries and
wash clothes,
socks, hats, etc.
They are sent out
in November so
that they arrive in
time for Christmas
for a deserving child.
Ongoing Missions we support, both local and global
World Mission Offering - collected annually in October  
America for Christ - collected annually in February
One Great Hour of Sharing - collected annually in May
Retired Ministers and Missionary Offering - collected annually in December
White Cross Ministry - providing baby layettes, bandages, bed linens and
even medical supplies

Locally we support:
The Jonnycake Center
The Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center
The WARM Center
Habitat for Humanity

We also support American Baptist Missionaries in Alaska, the Congo, Russia,
Israel, Thailand, Cuba, as well as the LaRomana Hospital in the Dominican
Republic
Our Mission Board organizes dinner service to the
WARM Center on a monthly basis.
A short term trip is being planned for April
time frame.  This time the group will head
to Houston, Texas.



We had a Mission Trip to New Orleans this
summer!  The group travelled at the end
of July to the first part of August to
Camp
Restore.
 They helped with cleanup and
rebuilding after tornadoes ripped through
the area.
Hurricane Relief
Our church is accepting contributions for Hurricane  
relief through the One Great Hour of Sharing
Offering.  If you would like to make a donation, you
may do so by sending a check made payable to
Central Baptist Church and put "OGHS - Hurricane  
Relief" in the memo line.  To read more about the
One Great Hour of Sharing offering, please visit the
American Baptist website www.abc-usa.org
100% of your donation goes directly to the
victims!