Community Outreach

The Berlin Seventh Day Baptist Church is dedicated to reaching-out to our community in God's love.
The Berlin Community Food Closet assists in-need families and individuals by providing them with complete meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for three days.
Berlin Seventh Day Baptist Church
Maxson Fellowship Hall
47 North Main Street
Berlin, NY 12022
Anyone in need of assistance should contact BCFC Coordinator Trisha Gerstel


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 Ladies' Aid 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

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 item based on their School Supplies List, as opposed to receiving a backpack of general supplies.

2017 Supplies List

Backpacks (large), male or neutral
Colored Pencils
Erasers, large
Flash Drives
Folders (no prongs), yellow, blue, green
Glue Sticks
Index Cards
Notebook Paper, narrow-ruled
Notebook Paper, wide-ruled
Zip Binders