Community Connections

Loving Others through our Community connections

  • Dove, INC.

    Working for justice, equality and understand among all people.

    Dove is a coalition of religious organizations, volunteers and advocates that

    seek to coordinate efforts to address unmet human needs and social injustices.

    For more information click here. 

  • New Life PREGNANCY Center

    New Life Pregnancy Center has been offering compassionate

    support to women facing unplanned pregnancies since 1986.

    For more information click here.

  • god's Shelter of love

    I was a stranger and you invited me in.

    Currently the only emergency shelter for families and single women with children in Macon County.  

    They offer comprehensive services to homeless families and that include :

    shelter | food and clothing | professional counseling

    case management | job skills training | life skills mentoring

    pastoral care | assistance to permanent housing | resources referrals

    For more information click here

outreach ministries

  • bus ministry

    FBC bus ministry is led by several dedicated folks who are committed to helping those who need transportation on Sunday mornings.  Everyone is welcome to ride the bus, call the church office  at 217.875.8034 to make your arrangements.

  • Project Linus Fleece Blankets

    During the month of March, the FBC ABW Ada Tharp Circle makes no sew fleece blankets for the Linus Project. Volunteers can donate 1 1/2 yards of fleece or make a blanket for the project.

    Learn how to make the blanket by CLICKING HERE for the instruction sheet.

    What to know more about the Project Linus Organization?  www.

  • love packages

    A ministry aimed at putting Christian literature and bibles into the hands of people around the world. Christians all across the USA - people just like you - send us bibles, Sunday School materials, books, etc. We send them to ministries in many poor countries to distribute freely to people hungry for the Word of God. These are materials that would have sat collecting dust on shelves or been thrown away. Now it's being used to reach souls for Christ, encourage and build up the Church, and the raising up and training of leaders to shine the light in dark places. Our Mission: Love Packages exists to glorify God through the distribution of the Word of God to hungry hearts throughout the world. That His Name would be made famous and that He would receive the reward for His suffering. He alone is worthy. 

  • operation christmas child SAMARITAN'S Purse

    Since 2009, millions of children around the world have learned what it means to faithfully follow Jesus Christ through The Greatest Journey. As a result, lives are being changed for eternity and new churches are springing up in communities across the globe. Blesses children with joy, hope, and love.

    Their shoebox is the first gift many children have ever received! The treasures and personal letters inside communicate that someone cares for them and give them an opportunity to experience the love of God.

    ares the Good News of Jesus Christ.

    As shoebox gifts are distributed, local pastors or church leaders present the Gospel in a fun way designed for kids while family and friends listen in. Along with their shoe box gift, children also receive The Greatest Gift, a colorful presentation of the Gospel in their own language. 


    FBC has many opportunities for ministry.  Please check with the nominating committee or one of the Pastors to volunteer your gifts and talents. We look forward to hearing from you.