Central Baptist Church of Westerly
16 Elm Street, Westerly, RI   02891
Phone: (401) -596-4929     
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The CBC Mission Team on their way to a Mission Trip
in Muskogee, Oklahoma July 11—17, 2016 Murrow
Indian Children’s Home.
WHITE GIFT SUNDAY
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 ($9.00 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.
For a listing of items we are collecting for the month, view the
latest newsletter on our website.
Ongoing Missions we support, locally & globally
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.
Our Mission Team's previous trips
include:

Houston In April 2018

New Orleans in August 2017 to Camp
Restore.
   
They helped with cleanup and rebuilding after
tornadoes ripped through the   area.

Oklahoma - July 11-17, 2016 to the Morrow
Indian Children's home.  Helped with repairs
and ran a VBS for the children.

Mexicali, Mexico - March 10 to 16, 2015
and March 11-17, 2014.  On both trips they
worked on the school and provided VBS for
the children.
2019 Mission Trip Destination
The Mission Team has decided to go to Puerto Rico
this year. They will be going March 15 - 23 led by a
group of  ABCORI Pastors. While in Puerto Rico our
team will be  working in one of the poorer villages
destroyed by Hurricane Maria..
St. Pauly’s Donation Bin  
There is a donation bin in the rear of our parking
lot for your clean, usable clothing, shoes, sneakers,
belts, purses, blankets, sheets, drapes,
pillowcases and stuffed animals. Please put all
donations in plastic bags. No hangers please.  
Your donations help local people as well as those
in areas hit by disaster. For more information, please
visit www.stpaulytextile.com
Mission -
an important goal or purpose that is
accompanied by strong conviction; a calling