Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. 

Hebrews 4:16

At FBC we make it a point to be involved with members of our church and community who are in need. Our desire is to bring hope and healing to others in a way that changes lives and meets needs. Our GriefShare program, Barnabas ministry, and help with our local food pantry allows us to care for our neighbors and have an even greater impact within our community.

  • GRIEFSHARE

    Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. (Griefshare will resume in the Fall of 2018)

    GriefShare is a 13 week program facilitated by caring people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Please contact griefshare@fbcreading.org to learn more. There is a small fee for materials.


  • barnabas

    The Barnabas Ministry provides meals, transportation, and support to members of our church family who are in need. Let's serve others in the name of Christ! Email Carolynne DiMare if you need help or would like to help out in this valuable ministry

  • food pantry

    We are collecting items for the Reading food Pantry on an ongoing basis. There is a particular need for the following items; juice boxes, granola bars, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, shampoo, conditioner, and bar soap. Donations of dry cat/dog food are also needed as many of the food pantry patrons have pets. These can be placed in the box in the front foyer. Donations received at FBC will be taken over to the Reading Food Pantry.

OUTREACH 2018

SAM MAY BASKET THANK YOU!

We sent packages full of goodies and love to 20 of our shut-ins last week! Thank you to everyone who baked, shopped, packed and delivered. Please keep our homebound seniors in your prayers.


COLLEGE STUDENT CARE PACKAGES THANK YOU!

We sent packages full of goodies and love to 22 college students this April! Thank you to everyone who baked and packed. Please keep our students in your prayers during the last part of the semester.


OUTREACH 2017

THANK YOU FOR THE ADVENT STAR GIFTS

THANKS for your support to our VA Families! Many thanks to all who prayed, shopped, wrapped, tree trimmed etc. for these two Veteran families.- we have 4 bins of Christmas gifts for Martha's family and then 2 bins for Patrick and Hilary! May God be glorified in this special outreach to these families!


COLLEGE STUDENT CARE PACKAGES THANK YOU!

We sent packages full of goodies and love to about 20 college students this November! Thank you to everyone who baked and packed. Please keep our students in your prayers during the last part of the semester.


THANKSGIVING INGATHERING THANK YOU

Thank you for your donations to our Thanksgiving Ingathering. Our Caring Team assembled Thanksgiving baskets for eight church families.


OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD THANK YOU

Our church has had another successful year of Operation Christmas Child! 107 children will be blessed by the boxes filled by our congregation. Thank you to everyone who contributed.


HELP OUR TROOPS/EAGLE PROJECT THANK YOU

Thank you for supporting Ben House with his Eagle Scout Project. Ben and his troop collected items to send to our military personnel serving overseas who normally wouldn't receive any packages from their families.  They included an uplifting Bible tract in every package. Items for 75 boxes were collected and packed to sent to our military serving overseas. Thank you very much for your support.


COLLEGE STUDENT CARE PACKAGES THANK YOU!

We sent packages full of goodies and love to about 20 college students this May! Thank you to everyone who baked and packed. Please keep our students in your prayers during the last part of the semester.


MISSION OF DEEDS THANK YOU

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive”. Acts 20:35

On behalf of Mission of Deeds and those they serve, we would like to thank you for the generous donations of linens that helped families in need.



OUTREACH 2016


THANK YOU FOR THE ADVENT STAR GIFTS:

Your tremendous outpouring of love blessed a veteran, who is a single Dad and his three young children with an abundance of gifts. May God bless you all as we cared for this family in the name of Jesus.


CHRISTMAS CAROLING THANK YOU!

A group of carolers spread Christmas cheer at two nursing homes this Christmas. Thank you to all who lent their voices in song and gave of their time to visit those in nursing homes.


COLLEGE STUDENT CARE PACKAGES THANK YOU!

We sent packages full of goodies and love to about 20 college students last week! Thank you to everyone who baked and packed. Please keep our students in your prayers during the last part of the semester.


2016 THANKSGIVING INGATHERING

Thank you for your donations to out Thanksgiving Ingathering. Our Caring Team has assembled Thanksgiving baskets for eight families.


OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD THANK YOU

FBC Reading has had another successful year of Operation Christmas Child! 35 children will be blessed by the boxes filled by our congregation. Thank you to everyone who contributed.


MEN’S LOCAL MISSIONS: SERVING DINNER

The men took a few hours Sunday afternoon on September 4, and served dinner to homeless people at the Cor Unum Meal Center, 191 Salem St., Lawrence MA. They prepared/served dinner and cleaned up.




OUTREACH 2015

2015 THANKSGIVING INGATHERING:

Thank you for your donations to our Thanksgiving Ingathering. Our Caring Team has assembled Thanksgiving baskets for eight church families.


THANK YOU FOR THE ADVENT STAR GIFTS:

Your tremendous outpouring of love by selecting over 61 Advent Stars which will bless two families: one from Reading (3 kids) and another local Veterans' family (4 kids). Amazingly, all the Stars were chosen in a matter of minutes! May God bless you all as we cared for these families in the name of Jesus.