Missions is an important component of our life at Immanuel Baptist Church.
Committee Members: Carrie Adams, Mary Blaquiere, Merrily Buchs, Sue Good, Amy Norris, Phil Thompson
Missions Committee News & Events:
Ipswich Food Pantry – during COVID, we are not collecting physical food items but donations may be made via Open Door.
The “Mission of the Quarter” is NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness
As a church, we support the following missions:
ABCUSA (American Baptist Churches USA) – American Baptist Churches are missional congregations that nurture devoted disciples of Jesus Christ who live their lives in mission and ministry for the healing of the world through the love of God.
Ipswich Food Pantry, via Open Door – Food offerings may be donated at any time & there is a container in the entryway to place your items. One item they are often low on is cereal; additionally, peanut butter & jelly, canned veggies, and canned soup are always needed, as well as any other food items you would like to donate. However, canned beans of any type (black, kidney, etc) usually sit on the shelf and are not taken.
Patti & Tim Long – Missionaries in Mexico, they attended IBC while Tim was at Gordon-Conwell Seminary. They would love to hear from their friends at IBC. Tim’s e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org and Patti’s is email@example.com.
Partners in Development – Partners In Development, Inc. (PID) was founded in 1990 by James and Gale Hull of Ipswich as an organization committed to education and economic advancement in the developing world. Since the beginning, they have developed new, specific programs to address the local needs of the communities they partner with. Over many decades, PID’s context-specific approach to addressing poverty and its multiple causes has evolved into what today is known as their Whole Life Transformation Model.
Pregnancy Care Center – The Pregnancy Care Center exists to help women know and understand all their pregnancy options, with locations in Haverhill, Lawrence, and Lowell.
International Ministries – International Ministries, also known as the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, works cross-culturally to invite people to become disciples of Jesus Christ and to proclaim, through both word and deed, God’s reign of justice, peace and abundant life for all creation.
World Vision – World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. The church sponsors several children through this program.
Dinner Bell – Ipswich Dinner Bell is a town-wide collaboration among Ipswich churches, individuals, and groups including the Masons, Ipswich Rotary and Ipswich Lions Club. Initiated by a small group from Immanuel Baptist Church, the collaborators quickly grew to include the Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church, First Presbyterian Church, United Methodist Church, Ascension Memorial Episcopal Church, First Church (Congregational), the Christian Science Church, the Greek Orthodox Church, and Orthodox Church of St. John. Dinner Bell’s Mission is to serve hot, nutritious meals, free to all who come, and create a mealtime atmosphere of fellowship with one another. Meals are available on Mondays, 5-6pm, at the Masonic Hall on Topsfield Road in Ipswich. During COVID, Dinner Bell is providing take-out/delivery meals.
Ipswich Refugee Program – The Ipswich Refugee Program is a community-based organization that welcomes and supports refugees and immigrants as they integrate into our local community and into American culture and society.
Care Ministry – IBC’s Care Ministry coordinates providing personal and/or financial support to IBC’s community. During 2020, the Care Team set up several Food Trains, gave rides to those who cannot drive, and kept in regular touch with those unable to get out & about.