Giving Christmas

This Christmas season, FBCO will be adopting families at Christmas a little different.  Least of These has changed the way they are asking people in our community to adopt families this year, so we are going to add a new “twist” as well!

All the families that are adopted will families that have come through our clothing ministry.  This will allow us to make better connections, and hopefully be able to minister to these families in a different way.  So here is how it will work:

  1. FBCO will adopt 20 families.
  2. FBCO will enlist “host” families for each adopted family.
  3. FBCO will host a Giving CHRISTmas day on December 19 from 8A – 11A
  4. FBCO will serve a breakfast to all the families, followed by the reading of the Christmas Story, a time to shop for their child, and finish at the gift wrapping station before going home.

Here is how every member of FBCO can be involved:

  1. When asked to help in the nursery, the children’s area, or to wrap gifts, say YES!
  2. Provide the Christmas gift items that are requested. We will be making a registry at Walmart and on Amazon with gifts that will be requested to be in the “store.”  You can either purchase the item yourself and bring to the church, purchase the items yourself and have it shipped to the church, or provide the money and FBCO will purchase the item and have it shipped here.

December 19
8 AM – 11AM


Clothing Ministry

FBCO is excited to announce that we are the clothing distribution center for Christian County!  Least of These has made the determination to focus strictly on food and other food-related resources for the residents of Christian County.

Are you looking for a place to serve? Come be a part of this important new ministry to our community. Flexible Volunteer times are available. No experience needed! You will get on the job training.

For more information, contact Blake Hayworth at 417-581-2484

Open Monday & Wednesday
9 AM – Noon

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

Operation Christmas Child

Now more than ever, children need great joy! You can give boys and girls in need a tangible expression of God’s love through a gift-filled shoebox packed from your computer or handheld device. In just a few clicks, you can select toys and other fun items to include as well as a letter and photo to delight the heart of a child. After we pack and ship shoeboxes like yours overseas, local believers share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with children as they distribute them. As a result, families are reached, new churches are started, and communities are transformed. It all begins with you.

National Collection Week is November 12-19
You can pick-up and drop-off a shoebox today in the Church Foyer.

FBCO 2020 Collection Goal: 1,000 Shoeboxes
Collected: 800

Pack a Shoebox