Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

What is the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering?

The offering was started in 1895 by Woman’s Missionary Union® (WMU) to benefit the work of the Home Mission Board (now North American Mission Board). In 1934, it was named in honor of Annie Armstrong, a bold missions advocate and WMU’s first national executive leader. Today, more than $1 billion has been donated by Southern Baptist churches and individuals to support thousands of missionaries in church planting and compassion ministries. Because of this sacrificial giving, millions of lives have been and continue to be transformed by the power of the gospel.

FBCO’s 2021 offering goal is $20,000. Collected: $17,495.00. Please pray how you can support our 5,000+ NAMB missionaries.

This year’s theme, The Mission Moves Forward, is a great reminder that no matter what is going on in our country or the world, the driving force behind every church plant, every ministry and every missionary you support through AAEO remains the same: make known the love and sacrifice of Christ for every person everywhere.

Missions 101

This new class is offered to every member of FBCO and is part of our “Missions Institute.”

This class will be offered twice a year in the spring and fall. It is our goal that every FBCO member will attend the 4 week class that will explain the mission movement described in the Old and New Testament. It will also explain how we at FBCO are tasked to continue the call to disciple and reach others for Christ and to be on mission in our lives everyday. You can attend classes on either Sunday or Wednesday evenings.

Sunday April 11, 18, 25, & May 2 at 4:30P
or Wednesday April 7, 14, 21, & 28 at 6:30P

Clothing Ministry

Our Clothing Ministry is up and running and we will be adding weekly distribution on Tuesday nights starting on February 16. We feel like this will help serve our families in our community that have daytime jobs during our normal hours. We are looking for people who would like to serve in this ministry by being a greeter, help in registration, an interviewer, or a room monitor. The hours of operation will be from 6-8P. We are praying for enough people to help spread the work load.

If you are interested or need additional info, please contact Blake Hayworth or Niki Garrison.

Open Monday & Wednesday
9A – Noon

Tuesday (Starting February 16)
6 – 8P

"Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples! Psalm 96:3"

Operation Christmas Child

The Amazing Journey of a Simple Shoebox Gift

Begins with You and Results in Evangelism, Discipleship, and Multiplication.

Packing – From children to seniors, people pack shoebox gifts each year to bless children in need around the world. Parents often use the project to teach their kids about giving. Year-round volunteers support these efforts across the country.

Collecting – Churches and groups of all sizes collect boxes from their communities. Some churches also serve as drop-off locations for shoeboxes the third week of November every year.

Shipping – Thousands of volunteers serve annually inspecting and preparing shoeboxes for international shipping. Every hour work stops for a few minutes to pray for the children who will receive the boxes.

Worldwide Distribution – Long before shoeboxes arrive in more than 100 countries, volunteer National Leadership Teams train pastors and community leaders who want to share the message of the Gospel and bless children. The leaders learn how to host child-friendly outreach events, and how to implement The Greatest Journey follow-up discipleship program.

Outreach Events – Pastors around the world host outreach events in places where people may not know Christ and invite them to follow Him. Other churches use the boxes as resources for outreach in orphanages and other at-risk areas. In many places, they also offer The Greatest Gift, a Gospel story booklet Samaritan’s Purse developed for shoebox recipients.

Discipleship & Multiplication – As a result of what they learn in The Greatest Journey, boys and girls grow in Christ and share with friends and family. The students also invite others to their graduations where the Gospel is shared. This often brings parents, siblings, and friends to accept Christ and become active members in the local church. Families are reached, churches grow, new churches are started, and communities are transformed.

"Operation Christmas Child demonstrates God's love to children in need worldwide by delivering gift-filled shoeboxes and the good news of Jesus Christ!"
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Suggested Donations for April

  • Easter Clearance Items
  • Crayons
  • Boys t-shirts & shorts (sizes 4-14)