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Community Ministry

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.

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Sunday Supper

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.

Sunday Lunch at Food and Shelter

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.

Food Pantry and Clothes Closet

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.

Bikes and Bible Ministry

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.

Sunday Friendship Shuttle 

Each Sunday morning, our volunteers pick up people who need transportation to church and back. If you are in need of a ride to Sunday School and worship, please call 321-1753 by Friday noon to be added to the route.

Kid's Hope USA/Lincoln Elementary Partnership

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 with questions

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.

Other assistance

Through your donations, our church also provides annual financial support for local organizations that help homeless/low income individuals and families.

 

IN-KIND DONATIONS NEEDED

Many of these ministries of our church could not occur without your financial and in-kind donations. Donations that we need year round include:

Food:

  • Canned fruit, beans, and vegetables
  • Canned meat, such as tuna, chicken, and chili
  • Spaghetti or other dried pasta
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Soups
  • Boxed cereal and oatmeal
  • Granola bars and cereal bars
  • Peanut butter/crackers and cheese/crackers
  • Jif To Go peanut butter packs
  • Saltine crackers
  • Pop top meals

Hygiene Items:

  • Men & women deodorant
  • Razors and shaving cream
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo (travel size and small size)
  • Diapers and wipes
  • Feminine hygiene products

Clothing: New or gently used clothing for all ages, as well as shoes, backpacks, and clothing accessories.