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!
 
If you would like to begin stocking-up for 2018, the following items would be good things to look for:

  1. Single-Subject Spiral Notebooks
  2. Loose-Leaf Paper (wide or narrow)
  3. Pens
  4. Erasers
  5. Backpacks (only large, nothing small)
  6. Composition Notebooks
  7. Folders (preferably without prongs) 

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
 
Shopping For Shoeboxes All Year Long!

Instead of a mad dash in October and November, we are collecting items for Operation Christmas Child all year long.

Items can be dropped in the marked bin in the foyer. Remember, no candy or toothpaste this year . . . and everything must fit easily into a shoebox!

January - Socks / Hats / Mittens
February - Toothbrushes / Soap / Washclothes
March - Toys for Boys
April - Toys for Girls
May - Coloring Books / Crayons
June - Sunglasses / Jewelry / Hair Accessories
July - Any Clothing Items
August - School Supplies / Craft Items
September - Musical Instruments
October - TBD


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