Manatee Religious Services - MRS is a ministry arm of Elwood Park Baptist Church. MRS is a local ministry that has helped thousands of local citizens in their time of need and, in many cases, in time of crisis. MRS began as a clearinghouse for local churches to (1) Provide unduplicated assistance, thereby exposing and reducing scams; and (2) Act as an open door to God’s loving care to those in crisis situations.
North River Care Pregnancy Center - This ministry arm of the Manatee Southern Baptist Association provides free pregnancy testing, limited ultrasounds, parenting education, childbirth education, Christian counseling, and much more. We provide NRCPC with diapers, wipes, shampoo, baby and adult clothing, baby furniture, baby food, and formula.
State College of Florida - We provide and serve lunch for the students and staff on campus generally in January and September. This provides a wonderful opportunity to share Christ with students following the meal. The free lunch is in conjunction with the Bible Study that is conducted by the Manatee Southern Baptist Association.
“Undies” Sundays - During the months of July and August, we collect new unopened packages of girls’ and boys’ underwear to deliver to elementary schools and day care centers in our community.
MISSIONS - STATEWIDE
John Maguire State Offering - This offering responds to 27 ministries, mostly here in Florida, including Migrant Ministries, Children’s Camp for Hearing Impaired, Jail and Prison Ministry, Hispanic, Haitian, and Korean Youth Camps, also Church Mission Projects in Cuba and Haiti. New church starts are also supported by this offering.
Mother’s Day Offering - This annual offering, received on Mother’s Day, helps support the many Florida Baptist Children’s Homes in our State.
MISSIONS - INTERNATIONAL
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering - Helps support over 5,000 missionaries in North America.
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering - Helps support over 5,000 missionaries in more than 150 countries around the world.
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry - We are privileged to join with Samaritan's Purse and Operation Christmas Child in providing school supplies and personal items for boys and girls. The items are packed in shoe boxes and shipped around the world. 202 boxes given as of 11/24/2013