DEPLOY AS SERVANTS
We can “Be the presence of Christ by sharing the love of God one person at a time” if we draw strength from each other, are equipped spiritually and engage in activities that use our gifts to spread the word of God and share the joy of his love for all. Some of those activities are shown in the chart below with explanations outlining FBCH’s involvement.
The Closet sells a wide variety of donated items, including clothes and shoes; house-wares such as dishes, kitchenware and linens; electronics; sporting goods; books, videos, cd's and record albums; artwork and frames; toys; and knickknacks
The Embry Rucker Community Shelter (ERCS) is a 70-bed residential shelter that provides healthy, safe, emergency housing for families and single men and women. We are dedicated to helping our clients overcome the circumstances that led to their homelessness, and facilitate their transition to stable housing
LINK, Inc. is an "all volunteer" emergency support organization in Northern Virginia. This organization currently consists of a group of dedicated churches, organizations, and individuals that provide food and financial assistance to qualified people in need. Volunteers do all the work, and most goods are received from donations.
In 2006 LINK touched almost 7,000 people using a budget of around $50,000.00. All monies and material donations went directly to people in our community. LINK spent about 7% of its budget on operating expenses, which included Food Pantry maintenance, water and sewer, telephone, electricity, office supplies and insurance.
In addition to food, LINK provided financial assistance in the form of grocery gift certificates for food to those-in-need ($20,000 in 2006).
LINK also provided financial assistance in cash for social services-approved medical prescriptions, utility bills and rent.
The Lamb Center is a daytime drop-in center for the poor and homeless in central Fairfax County, Virginia.
First Friday of Each Month – Karaoke and Pizza – Margie Urano
Second Friday of Each Month- Game Night---Margie Urano
Third Friday of Each Month – Movie Night, Devotional and Pizza – Pastor Pat Devers – New Hope Fellowship Church.
Every Saturday – Church Groups at the Lamb Center – Schedule with Dave
"Out of the Chapel Service" every Thursday morning at 10:30 am. – Supporting Churches
AA Meetings Monday – Saturday at 12:30 PM
Periodically, the Nurturing Parenting of Fairfax County asks us to provide dinner for the parents and children involved in parenting classes. We prepare and serve dinner for 40 or 50 people. We plan the meal, prepare it, serve it, and clean up.
The Department of Family Services parenting programs change lives. They bring together families who want to learn better ways to raise their children, who want to learn how to be kinder and more respectful to each other.
The Naomi Project is a program of the Virginia Council of Churches. It is an ecumenical, all volunteer, resource mothers program. This year marks the 17th Anniversary of the Naomi Project. Its mission is to work with high-risk pregnant and newly parenting women. The goals of the program are to promote healthy pregnancies, to foster good parenting skills, and to help our clients plan productively for their futures.