serving in north carolina

It's our privilege to serve our own state and in our own community in addition to our regional and global service. Our local missions take many forms, as you'll see below.
What Does Donating Deodorant Have to Do with Witnessing?  Have you ever wondered how a donation of deodorant or body wash can make a difference? Just ask the men and women served by Charlotte Rescue Mission. When believers come together to share their resources it sends a message.
Hebrews 13:16 says, “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”  Kannapolis First Baptist has an opportunity to partner with the Charlotte Rescue Mission to collect items greatly needed at this time of the year and to send a message of love.
Charlotte Rescue Mission is a Christian-based, free, 120-day residential recovery program that is breaking the cycle of addiction, poverty and hopelessness. CRM provides residents with intensive substance abuse counseling to discover and treat the root causes behind their addiction, plus academic education and personal support to help them achieve long-term sobriety. More importantly, residents are transformed from the inside out as they come to know the saving grace and love of Christ.
Below you’ll find a list of needed items. Collection boxes will be located at each entrance to the building, and items will be collected until the end of February.
Questions?  Contact Jerri Haigler.
  • Donation drive needs for Rebound (Men’s program): Toothpaste & toothbrush, deodorant (antiperspirant), shampoo, and body wash
  • Donation drive needs for Dove’s Nest (Women’s program):  Medical supply drive – band-aids, Neosporin, cough drops, and Acetaminophen
Angel Tree Ministry
December, annually
The "Angel Tree" is in the hallway behind the sanctuary each December.  Those interested remove an angel from the tree, record the information on the book beside the tree, and purchase items suggested on the paper.  Gifts and food collection happen through mid-December and deliveries take place on a Saturday just before Christmas.

Operation Inasmuch (OIAM) & Dental Bus
May, annually
Our church members of ALL ages serve in various areas around the community in Kannapolis doing projects such as home repair for the elderly, yard work, litter removal, a blood drive, a medical/dental bus, paint and beautification projects, and much more. Serving in other parts of the world is important, but also right outside of our back doors! OIAM is an annual day of service, usually in May.

"Love Your Neighbor" Hometown Mission Week
July 6-10, 2020
Since our other mission opportunities (in other states) were canceled due to COVID-19, we brought it home and did missions in our own home town!  Our church (from age 11 to age 75 and everywhere in between!) served one family in Kannapolis and one in Concord.  It was something we had never done at that level in the past, but we hope it won't be the last time, either.

A.C.T.I.O.N. Wednesdays-- A Call To Invest in Our Neighbors
Our youth serve locally once a month on a Wednesday nights (during the school year) from 5:30-7:15 p.m.  If you have a local project you'd like our youth to help serve, please contact Jonathan.
For more about the youth's local mission service and where they serve, click here.

Midway Soccer
Our church has hosted a Fall soccer league for more than a decade as a gift to our community. For more information about Midway Soccer, click here.
We are thankful for these construction personnel and the hard work they've done to rebuild our downtown here in Kannapolis. It was a privilege to meet them, personally, and to enjoy lunch with them!