Community Outreach

The Berlin Seventh Day Baptist Church is dedicated to reaching-out to our community in God's love.
BACKPACK MINISTRY

Each year our church sponsors a backpack giveaway, where students in the Berlin School District can pick-up a backpack and school supplies for the coming year. 

We generally serve between 50 and 75 students each year.

Our program is unique in that students personally pick items based on their School Supplies List, as opposed to receiving a backpack of general supplies.


  Backpacks & Supplies Distributed to
71 Berlin Students On 8/29/17
 
Thanks to all who helped!



2018 NEEDS
 
  1. 1/2" Binders, Any Color - 5

  2. 1", 3-Ring Binders, Any Color - 20

  3. 1", 3-Ring Binders, Blue - 6
  4. 1-Subject Notebook, College Rule,
    Orange - 12


  5. 2", 3-Ring Binders, Any Color - 25

  6. 3" Binders, Any Color - 20

  7. 3" x 3" Post-It Notes - 40 Packages

  8. 3" x 5" Index Cards - 50 Packages

  9. 3-Ring Binder Dividers - 12 Packages

  10. 3-Subject Notebooks, College Rule,
    Red - 6

  11. Backpacks, Full-Sized,
    Male or Neutral Color - 19


  12. Binder Clips - 2 Packages

  13. Clear Sheet Protectors (3-Ring) - 100

  14. Colored Pencils - 30 Packages


  15. Compasses - 6

  16. Composition Notebooks, Wide-Rule - 68

  17. Crayons - 15 Boxes

    Erasers, Large - 31

    Facial Tissue - 75 Boxes

  18. Folders, With Prongs
  19.     Yellow - 12

    Glue Sticks - 104


  20. Hand Sanitizer - 6 Bottles

  21. Highlighters, 6-Pack - 6 Sets
  22. (Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Yellow)

  23. Notebook Paper, College-Rule - 75 Packs

  24. Note Tabs, Sticky - 6 Packages

  25. Pencil Sharpeners, Handheld - 6

    Pencils - 34 Dozen


  26. Pens - 45 Packages

  27. Plastic Folders, Set of Five - 6 Sets
    (Blue, Green, Orange, Red, Yellow)


  28. Protractors - 5

  29. Scissors - 15 Pair

  30. Twistable Crayons - 2 Packages
BERLIN COMMUNITY FOOD CLOSET
 
The Berlin Community Food Closet assists in-need families and individuals primarily through its support of the Berlin Elementary School Food Pantry. The Food Closet also provides food (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for three days for those who are unable to receive assistance from the Berlin Elementary Food Pantry.
 
Anyone in need of assistance should contact the church at 518-658-2868.
 
WOMEN'S MINISTRY
 
The Berlin Seventh Day Baptist Church Women's Ministry sponsors:
 
Baby quilts for firstborn children
 
Care packages for college students during exams
 
Christmas care packages for shut-ins
 
Christmas cookie exchange
 
Donations for groceries, gas, etc., for people in need
 
Monetary donations to youth programs such as camp
 
Meals for families after the birth of a baby
 
Our Daily Bread devotionals for church members
 
Refreshments for church functions
 
Yearly summer potluck dinner
 
Yearly womens's retreat