Dear JCBC Family,

At JCBC we believe in a God who’s love is on the move. Always! As we discern where God is calling each of us, we mobilize that calling in our daily lives and as we meet people along our way. That is why I am so grateful every day, knowing that you are present in your neighborhoods, places of work, schools, and all of the places you journey alongside others.
In addition, we intentionally mobilize to serve others through local, regional, and global missions. In the month of March, we place a special emphasis on the missional work we do together. This guide is a resource for you as we serve together as a church and for you as an individual in your own neighborhood.
Our hope is that you will discover an opportunity that uses your own God-given gifts and talents in March, and honestly,
anytime, as you share God’s love with others through care and service.

Terri Byrd

The 2023 Annual Mission Offering

For 2023, our Missions Committee, with approval from our JCBC Stewardship Committee, is glad to share that our Annual Mission Offering recipients are:

CBF Global Missions – 30%
Global Crisis Response – 25%
Refugee and International Missions – 20%
Local Missions – 20%
CBF Georgia – 5%

Every year, we collect a special mission offering that is “over and above” the gifts given to our regular budget. This special offering is used to support several of our mission partners, as well as, provide special funds that are available for our Missions Committee to respond to urgent needs around the world and in our community.

Ways to Give

  1. Donate online  and choose the Annual Mission Offering.
  2. Text JCBCGIVE to 73256 and choose Annual Mission Offering when prompted.
  3. Write “Annual Mission Offering” in the memo line of a check and drop in the offering on Sunday.
  4. Use the Annual Mission Offering envelopes found in the giving stations in the church.

“The place God calls you is the place where your deep gladness
and the world’s deep hunger meet.” ~ Frederick Buechner

Mobilization Opportunities

Serve Day, March 18th

If you have a group that is interested in participating in one of these Serve Day activities, please email Terri at tbyrd@jcbc.org.

On the Road

Edgewood Church / Atlanta / 9:30 – Noon

  • Revive the Playground (6-10 people)
  • Canvas the Neighborhood (unlimited)
  • Supply room cleaning and painting (4-6 people)

Blue Mountain Church / Blue Ridge / **FULL**
Leave JCBC at 8am, Return by 5pm / Bring a sack lunch

  • Kitchen cabinet assembly (Up to 6 people)
  • Gardening and landscaping (Up to 8 people)

Neighborhood Cooperative Ministries / Norcross / 9am – 11am / **FULL**

  • Work in the food pantry and clothing closet (Up to 10 people)

Backpacks of Love / Alpharetta / 10am – Noon / **FULL**

  • Shelve food and pack backs for delivery (6-8 people)

7 Bridges to Recovery, Homeless ministry / Atlanta / 10am – 4pm

  • Fix sandwiches, give meals to the homeless (100 people)

At Johns Creek Baptist Church

To participate in one of the Serve Day activities at JCBC, please register online or contact Victoria in the Mobilization Office at vwoods@jcbc.org.

Operation Inasmuch – Meal Packing
We’re packing 20,000 meals to share with local hunger ministries!

Food Distribution and Packing
We’re separating and packing all of the food products we’ve collected so far and sending them to our local partners.

Service opportunity for March 25th

In Joy: Friends and Fun for Special Needs Individuals
10:00am-12:00pm / JCBC- Room C172 (4 people)

  • Kindergarten-5th grade, Advanced Registration Required
  • JCBC welcomes children with special needs, in grades K-5 or ages 5-11, for a morning of games, crafts, music and more!

Throughout Mission Mobilization Month

Word on Wednesday: Mission Emphasis

We’re delighted to welcome special guests to JCBC for our
Wednesday lunch and study time for Mission Mobilization Month. Meal service begins at 11:00am and the presentation begins at noon.

March 1 / Paul Baxley, Executive Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
March 8 / Jody Long, Executive Coordinator, CBF Georgia
March 15, 22, 29 / Rob Nash, Professor of Missions and World
Religions, McAfee School of Theology

Food Donation

We will be collecting food items all month long for three of our local partners: Backpacks of Love, Neighborhood Cooperative Ministries, and The Place of Forsyth. Food donation bins will be located in the lobbies. We will be collecting the following items:

  • Canned meat: chicken and tuna and Vienna sausages
  • Plastic jars or cans of spaghetti sauce
  • Pasta
  • Plastic jars of jelly
  • Plastic jars of peanut butter
  • Cereal
  • Canned fruit (no fruit cups, they leak)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Microwaveable items: Mac and cheese, soup, chili, ramen noodles
  • Snacks: protein or granola bars, pop tarts, oatmeal packets, individual packs of crackers

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Are you serving as an individual or as a community group?(Required)

Love Where You Live

JCBC members are mobilized for mission! But to follow the example of Jesus, we need to do more than simply write a check or participate in a one-time service day, we need to give of ourselves, our hearts. We need to love our neighbors as a part of our daily lives. Here are some ways to get to know and love your neighbors every day!

Visit with an elderly or lonely neighbor. Stop by just to chat or play a board game.

Be a joyful influence. Spread good news, peace, and kindness on social media.

Write a letter or send a card. Send a thoughtful note to a friend or family member to let them know how much you love them and God loves them.

Take a treat or flower to neighbors. Bake or buy treats to share or take a flower to say hello to your neighbors.

Host a neighborhood block party. Welcome the Spring weather by gathering neighbors for an outdoor party!

Show your appreciation. Thank the people who pick up your trash, deliver your mail, or bring packages to your home with thank you cards or bottled waters left by your mailbox or front door.

Reach out to mend a broken relationship. Forgive someone.

Pray. Pray for a welcoming and tender heart toward others.

Donate items. Donate food, clothing, or personal care items to your local agencies who help others.

Volunteer. Donate your time to serve others through JCBC or a local agency.

Share a meal. Invite your neighbors or new friends to share a meal in your home or meet at a local restaurant or coffee shop. It does not have to be fancy!

What is your idea? We would love to hear how you or your family loved your neighbors!

Share the ways you have mobilized
for mission in March!

Use the hashtag #jcbcmobilized when you share
your pictures on social media.

For more information, contact
Terri Byrd or Victoria Woods!