With the Lord’s mandate to love people, the purpose and heart of FBC Norman’s Community Ministry is to walk alongside our neighbors in need.
Every first and third Sunday from 4-5 p.m. we serve a free hot dinner to people of the community in Hallock Hall. A rotation of six to eight volunteers from our LifeGroups serve this meal and others are always welcome to serve and pray with our guests. Contact the Minister of Community Ministries if you would like to be a part of this ministry.
Volunteers from FBC Norman and other local churches serve lunch each Sunday at Food and Shelter from noon - 1 p.m. Groups of 3-4 people can contact the Minister of Community Ministries to sign up to serve.
The Clothes Closet is open on the first Sunday of every month from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in FBC's basement. Guests must bring a valid I.D. to participate. Emergency assistance is available by appointment.
The Food Pantry is open on the third Sunday of every month from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Guests must bring a valid I.D. to participate. We provide three options: individual bag, family bag, and emergency (non-cook option) bag. Emergency food assistance is available at the church office during the week when the office is open.
This ministry has given out more than 1,000 bikes to people without transportation since it began. Volunteers work throughout the week to revive bikes so that those in need can receive one. If you are in need of a bike, call 321-1753 to put your name on the waiting list.
Our church partners with Lincoln Elementary by providing mentors for at-risk students. Volunteers work one-on-one with a student, meeting once a week for an hour. The mentors help the students academically, but also provide a caring relationship to help them socially and emotionally.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor review the Volunteer Information Packet. Once you have decided to become a mentor, return the completed application to the church office. Contact
Other ministries at Lincoln Elementary include our annual Giving Tree, teacher appreciation meals, school supply assistance, and food donations for Hot Dog Howdy. Contact our Minister of Community Ministries if you would like to get involved with our ministries to the students, families, and teachers, or if you have ideas of other ways we can be of help.
Through your donations, our church also provides annual financial support for local organizations that help homeless/low income individuals and families.
Many of these ministries of our church could not occur without your financial and in-kind donations. Donations that we need year round include:
Clothing: New or gently used clothing for all ages, as well as shoes, backpacks, and clothing accessories.