Supporting missions is a core value for Eastwood Baptist Church, integral to our ministry now, as it has been since our inception in 1927. We have traditionally been very active and committed to Missions Support for those in need spiritually and physically. Our vision is not only to take care of our own members and local community, but to connect with and support statewide, national, and international ministries.
Locally, Eastwood Baptist supports:
- Parish Outreach food pantry at Blessed Sacrament Church across James Street
- Habitat for Humanity
- Samaritan Center
- Francis House
- Rescue Mission
We also maintain a separate “Fellowship Fund”, carefully administrated by our Pastor, to help our local church members and community people who have emergency needs.
On occasions, such as following Hurricane Katrina in our southern states several years ago, we have supported relief efforts financially and also with physical labor volunteered by our members.
Eastwood Baptist enjoys a special relationship with other American Baptist churches throughout New York and the United States. Our missions dollars are efficiently applied through several of the special American Baptist Offerings, both for the national (ABC/USA) and state (ABC/NYS) organizations with whom we are affiliated. In addition, we have been supporting for many years the Baptist camping programs at Pathfinder Lodge and Camp Vick with financial aid, work crew efforts, and providing some of our local children with camp attendance scholarships, when such help is needed.
Internationally, we support missionaries: