Missions have been an important aspect of American Baptist Churches for over two centuries. International, national and local missions play in important role in our faith.
Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach
Every third Friday, members and friends of Second Baptist Church provide food, cook and serve lunch to those seeking a meal at Matt Talbot. All are welcome to volunteer with this mission.
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People's City Mission
We are in regular contact with the mission and communicate needs of the mission to our congregation. They are always in need of monetary donations as well as clothing, bottled water, winter gear, etc. Donated items can be placed in the appropriate box in our foyer.
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The Bridge Behavioral Health/Samaritan's Wheels
The Bridge is a professional, nationally-accredited treatment center, specializing in the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction. Many of their clients have health care needs. To help out the staff, members of our Samaritan's Wheels team, drive their clients to and from their medical appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All Samaritan's Wheels drivers must meet specific qualifications undergo a criminal background check. Call our church office if you are interested in helping with this mission.
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Northeast Lincoln Food Pantry
SBC is a member of the Northeast Lincoln Food Pantry. This emergency food pantry serves individuals and families in critical need of food by supplying them with prepared box of nutritious non-perishable food. Needed food items are published in our bi-weekly newsletter and your donations may be left in the designated box in the foyer. Cash donations for the pantry are always welcome.
We have begun working with a group of Yazidi women, helping them to learn English and cultural aspects of living in America. The group meets during the school year on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 am, with child care provided by our church. In addition to this class, we also have occasional gatherings with the Yazidi families, such as a dinner or picnic, and have invited the Yazidi men to join our men's group to attend a breakfast, a tour of the tractor museum and game of Saltdogs baseball.
Neighborhood Distribution Project
We collect donations of paper products - tissues, paper towels, and bathroom tissue. These items are periodically donated to low income individuals and families in our neighborhood. Local food pantries do no distribute these needed items.
Volunteers prepare and serve a meal once each month at Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach.