Community Outreach

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

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.

2017 Supplies List

Binders (1") - 11
Binders (1.5"), Green - 6
Binder (3") - 6
Crayons (Twistable) - 2 Packages
           $1.35 at Dollar Generall
Colored Pencils - 10
           $1.00 at Dollar General
Dry Erase Markers, Wide - 22
Facial Tissues - 73 Boxes

Folders (No Prongs)
$0.15 at Bennington Walmart
Black - 13
Blue - 60
Green - 44
Orange - 13
Purple - 12
Red - 10
Yellow - 72

Graph Paper - 9 packages
Hand Sanitizer - 6
Highlighters - 22
           $1.50 per 5-pack at Dollar General
Notebook Paper (College-Ruled) - 40
           $1.00 at Dollar General

Notebooks, 1-Subject (College-Ruled)
Orange - 6

Notebooks, 5-Subject (College-Ruled)

Any Color - 9
Blue - 4

Pens - 29 Packages
$0.50 at Bennington Staples
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 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