Post contributed by Community Outreach & Education Manager Jen Miller:
Driving to Fairfield Baptist Church on Sunday morning, I wasn’t sure what to expect.
Every outreach experience is different. I could tell right away that the congregation was going to be nice when I tried to enter through the wrong door and a voice behind me said: “Not that one, sweetie, you can just go around front.”
When I walked in, I was welcomed so warmly! They didn’t know me, but so many members immediately introduced themselves to me. Reverend Ann Younger introduced me to Pastor Holmes. We discussed when I would speak to the congregation. Reverend Younger let me know there would be lots of help from the members to load my car after the service.
The Women’s Ministry (pictured above) helped to coordinate this donation drive for Safe Harbor. Every year Fairfield Baptist Church partners with two other churches (Goodwill Baptist and Pilgrim Baptist) to a fellowship together in a joint Thanksgiving Day Worship Service. The host church is able to choose a charity to which the free will offering will be given. Fairfield was the host church this year, so the free will offering collected that day was donated to Safe Harbor.
Fairfield Baptist Church has a motto: “You May Come as You Are But You Won’t Leave Like You Came”. Truer words were never written. The donations (both financial and in-kind goods) will help us to transform the lives of Safe Harbor clients. We couldn’t be more grateful and appreciative of the support from Fairfield Baptist Church!
Kindness. Compassion. Generosity.
The news recently has been filled with so much darkness, hate and anger. But I am proud today that there are still good people out there, and you all live right here in Richmond.
Community Outreach & Education Manager