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If you need help, we first want to say that we see you and we care about you. Our goal during these days is to serve you to the best of our ability.
If you want to help, there are multiple ways you can serve people in our church family and community.
“We must, with God’s help, learn to cling to that rare and wonderful thing called hope. Otherwise, we are destined for despair…”– Lee Strobel
If you have a specific need please review the following MBC resources that may best serve your circumstances.
MBC lifts up the needs of the Church family.
If you have a prayer request for yourself or a family member contact our prayer team by filling out our confidential Prayer Request Form. Your privacy is important to us, so there is an option to keep your request anonymous.
Are you currently under financial hardship and in need of support? Please fill out the following form to apply for assistance.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives in many different ways, including the requirement of online church services, sheltering at home, school suspensions, and cancelled travel plans. But for many, it has also resulted in tremendous financial distress brought about by lost jobs or other hardships.
At Millington Baptist Church, we want you to know that we hear you, we pray for you and we are ready to offer assistance. The Benevolence and Encouragement funds are available to assist members and regular attenders of Millington Baptist Church who are in situations of financial crisis. These may typically be a result of a job loss, excessive financial debts, or from major medical expenses not covered by insurance. The fund is administered by a support committee under the direction of the Board of Elders. Please speak to one of the pastors or Elder Board members and fill out the Request Form to arrange for a possible confidential consultation with members of the committee.
Feeding Hands Neighborhood Connect
MBC is participating in a new initiative from our partner organization, Feeding Hands. The goal of Neighbor Connect is to spark a “viral” program of neighbor connection that encourages folks to safely connect with their immediate neighbors and “work from home” to feed and care for their neighborhood and community.
Are you in need? We are here to help.
- The first step is to contact Jim Romaine, MBC’s Feeding Hands representative, to find out if there’s a Neighborhood Captain in your area.
- If there is a Neighborhood Captain in your area, Jim will connect you with that person so you can obtain needed supplies safely and expediently.
- If there are no nearby Neighborhood Captains, we encourage you to visit the Feeding Hands Food Pantry, located at Emmanual Church, 100 Grant Avenue in Somerville. (Please visit the Feeding Hands website to learn more about what to expect on your first visit and what to bring.)
The Care Leadership Team is primarily for the MBC Congregation.
Does your current circumstances require help around the house with yard work or getting meals on the table? Do you need family support like childcare or transportation? If you are an active MBC participant please reach out to our Care Leadership Team to let us know how we can come along side you in this difficult time.
We are privileged to love one another. It is in this spirit that we have formed the Care Leadership Team (CLT). The goal of the CLT is to learn the needs of our congregation and coordinate assistance. To do this, we draw upon the natural strengths of our church family to develop a network of caregivers. Visit our page for more information about our CARE ministries.
Further questions can be addressed by emailing us at CARE@millingtonbaptist.org. We look forward to serving you!
If you recently lost a friend or family member, or are hospitalized, terminally ill, separated, divorced, unemployed, relocated, facing a crisis, or just experiencing difficult times in any way, the Stephen Ministry provides caregivers to come along side you during these difficult times.
What is Stephen Ministry? Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way will fulfill the law of Christ (Gal 6:2, NRSV).
In Stephen Ministry congregations, lay caregivers (called Stephen Ministers) provide one-to-one Christian care to those in need of care. These may include people who are bereaved, hospitalized, terminally ill, separated, divorced, unemployed, relocated, facing a crisis, or just experiencing difficult times. Stephen Ministry helps pastors and congregations provide quality caring ministry for as long as people need it. If you believe you would benefit from speaking to a Stephen Minister, visit our page for more information Stephen Ministry.
Senior Citizen Help Line
Do you live in Bernards Township and need assistance with groceries, meals and necessities? Contact:
Resident seniors may call or email to request assistance with groceries, meals and necessities. Include the following information in your message: full name, home address, phone number, assistance requested and if you have special needs. Township staff will forward your message to an approved community group who will contact you with a response.
Click here if you need automotive support.
Kingdom Cars is a 501c3 non-profit, faith based, auto repair center that works with families (our primary focus is on single moms) with car donations or low cost car repairs while helping them achieve financial stability within their budgets. Kingdom Cars was founded as a result of seeing families forced to choose between paying for car repairs or putting food on the table. We decided to provide help in a practical way. For the first time ever in this area, we are proud to offer a unique, one-of-a-kind program for car repair help – not government organized!
If you find yourself in a position to help those in need, check out the following opportunities to plug in and learn how you can volunteer, donate, give and pray during this time.
Donating to this help fund* is used to assist others in need. The Board of Elders will direct the funds to either the Benevolence or Encouragement Fund based on need.
* Donations are made to the “General Fund-Help” fund.
Support Feeding Hands efforts
Visit the Feeding Hands website to learn how you can become an integral part of this much needed ministry. For more information email email@example.com
Learn about becoming a captain in your neighborhood.
Steps to become a neighborhood captain:
1. Contact Jim Romaine, MBC’s Feeding Hands representative.
2. Jim will identify if there is a neighborhood captain for person in need.
3. If no neighborhood captain, direct person to FH pantry, include address Emmanual Church, 100 Grant Ave., Somerville.
Be a part of the CARE ministry
Please let us know which of the ministries match your gifts by filling out the form below. Further questions can be addressed by emailing us at CARE@millingtonbaptist.org. We look forward to serving with you!
Who can be a care receiver?
Care Receivers are people going through tough times who are being cared for by Stephen Ministers. Care receivers are people—congregation members and others in the community—who receive care from a Stephen Minister. These are people struggling through a difficult time in life—experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis. Some important guidelines for this caring relationship protect both the care receiver and the Stephen Minister: The relationship between a care receiver and a Stephen Minister is confidential. Men are matched with men; women with women. When a care receiver’s needs exceed what a Stephen Minister can provide, the Stephen Ministry team makes a referral to an appropriate mental health professional or other community resource.
Support the Senior Citizen Help Line
Contact Scott Rajjoppi if you desire to volunteer for the Senior Citizens Hotline at: firstname.lastname@example.org
MBC partners with a local ministry called Kingdom Cars.
If you are able to support this effort whether through donation or volunteer hours click one of the following links for more information.