Our Missions Team assists the FBC family in determining needs, and we actively participate in both monthly and annual projects to benefit the local Hopewell community, as well as projects which reach out to the state, nation, and around the world.  There are mission opportunities for children, youth, and adults. 

Hopewell Food Pantry

FBC participates in on-going food collections to benefit the Hopewell Food Pantry throughout the year.  We also have a team that assists at the pantry on Mondays with their operations & distribution.  

This year, FBC is collecting specific items each month (see the list below), but donations of any any in-date, unopened dry goods are welcome at any time.  Collection boxes are located in the Gym, Family Life Center/WEE School Lobby, and beside Pastor Boggs’ office.  

September - canned soups either vegetable, chicken noodle, beef stew, etc.  and crackers (not creamed soups)

October - cooking oils such as vegetable, canola, etc.

November - canned vegetables or fruit such as green beans, corn, peaches, pineapple.

December – peanut butter and jelly

January - rice and/or pasta

February - canned meats such as tuna, spam, vienna sausages

March - cereal

April - canned soups and crackers

May - cooking oils

June - canned vegetables or fruit

July – peanut butter and jelly

August - rice and/or pasta

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.”  Matthew 25:35

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The ladies who participate in our Prayer Shawl Ministry knit and crochet beautiful items while enjoying fellowshipping together.  They create pieces such as prayer shawls, laps robes, and other items to give to anyone in our church family who is ill or shut in.  They also make baby blankets and caps to share the joy of new births and also donate some of them to the VCU/MCV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for use with “preemies.”  Church members who know of someone who is in need of the blessing of a gift from this ministry should contact the church office. 


Anyone interested is invited to join the group, which meets on Thursday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. in the church parlor.  No previous experience is needed — they will teach you the craft.

Other FBC mission projects include:

  • Night To Shine:  FBC participates yearly in Night To Shine sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation by holding a prom event for individuals with special needs.  
  • Operation Christmas Child:  annual Christmas Shoe Box Ministry through Samaritan's Purse
  • FBC "Mission Angel" Tree:  annual adopt an angel to assist families in need at Christmas
  • City of Refuge: City of Refuge is a faith-based drug recovery center that desires to bring opportunity and hope to individuals and families of Hopewell and the Tri-Cities area by offering supportive services, recovery, job placement assistance and connection to high quality early childhood education so that individuals will rise up to meet their potential and our community’s families will find success and hope for their future.  FBC has been instrumental in the support of the programs Hope House with both monetary donations and donations of time/labor. 
  • Water Filters for Nicaragua:  donations to provide water filter systems to families in Nicaragua
  • Young Life of Hopewell:  Young Life is a Christian ministry that reaches out to middle school, high school, and college students world-wide with a mission to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith.  
  • In-state, out-of-state, and global mission trips through World Changers, CBF, and other group programs.
  • Serve as a Hopewell-area shelter in times of natural disaster/participate in disaster relief & recovery through the Virginia Baptist Mission Board (church members are trained and called to participate in recovery efforts in Virginia and/or other sites of natural disasters.