Bicentennial Mission Offering
The 2018 Bicentennial Mission Offering will provide funds for five different emphases annually supported by First Baptist Church:
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions: This spring offering helps support missionaries serving in North America through the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (NAMB.net). Our target for this offering is $22,000.
Hatchel Offering for Local Missions: This offering, collected in May of each year, is named in memory of long-time First Baptist member, the Rev. Carol Hatchel. Donations to this fund benefit the local ministries of the Tuscaloosa County Baptist Association: The Good Samaritan Medical Clinic and The Christian Ministries Center. Our target is $3000.
Myers/Mallory State Missions Offering: This September offering (formerly the Kathleen Mallory Offering) has just been renamed to also honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martha Myers, who was martyred in Yemen in 2002. This offering helps support the ministries of Alabama Baptists, including Alabama WMU, Disaster Relief, Church Planting, Church Revitalization and Global Partnership Missions. Learn more at alawoman.com. Our target is $5000.
Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions: This offering emphasis takes place in December and helps support missionaries serving around the world with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (IMB.org). Our target for 2018 is $150,000.
New this year: Wycliffe Bible Translation Project, which will sponsor the translation of the Bible into the language of an unreached people group. Our target for this part of the Bicentennial Mission Offering is $20,000.