Serve with FBC Woo

“It’s never too late, friends. We’re never too young; we’re never too old; we’re never too damaged or worn or fragile for God to use us. The promise of God is alive in each and every one of us. So, go. And bloom.” -Rev. Brent Newberry

At FBCWoo, we seek to find creative ways to be like Christ as we serve our community and beyond. This can be as simple as buying grocery cards to support Hope for Housing, but can also mean helping local refugee families, or knitting warm clothing, or covering overnight shifts at the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) house for homeless families, or teaming up with other organizations serving Worcester and the world. In 2019-2020, we focused on how we can team up with schools in our city to address issues regarding education. We’d love to have you join us. 

Some of the ways we serve include:

  • Helping local refugee families and families in need
  • Knitting warm clothing (knitting group meets weekly on Wednesdays 2-4 PM)
  • A Little Free Pantry on the church property
  • Supporting the local Hope for Housing organization by buying grocery cards
  • Serving meals at the Mustard Seed on the last Tuesday of the month
  • Hosting a Heifer International Living Gift Market
  • Teaming up with Second Chance Animal Shelter to provide discounted vaccinations at our Blessing of the Animals service
  • Buying Christmas presents for children of prisoners through Angel Tree
  • Donating to local and global organizations that serve people such as the American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts (TABCOM)  White Cross, Elm Park Ministries, International Ministries, Interfaith Hospitality Network.
  • Joining with other American Baptists in mission trips

Volunteer at FBC 

There are also many ways you can volunteer in our local church. In First Baptist Church, volunteers are engaged in vital activities that keep our congregation running smoothly. We welcome any type of volunteer service. Do you have a special talent or skill to share with the church? There’s a place for you!

Current Needs

Communications Team

As FBC transitions back to in-person services, the Communications Team is looking for help to keep the livestream running smoothly. We will provide training on each task, so anyone can volunteer regardless of prior experience. We are hoping to set up a rotation of people rather than having the same people help every Sunday. The tasks we could most use help with right now are:

  • Controlling the camera  (currently just a cell phone or tablet) for the livestream so Brent and Wesley can focus on leading worship

  • Moving the sound and video equipment in and out of the church for outdoor services

  • Updating the sermon video on the website (typically takes just a couple minutes once you are familiar with the steps)


We also need Ushers for outdoor worship assistance, whether that is guiding folks to the seating areas, providing orders of service, or answering general questions. The Deacons have requested volunteers for: July 25, and August 8, 15, 22, and 29.


Other Opportunities

The following list illustrates only a few of the ways our church members and friends contribute to the life of the church:

  • Teaching Sunday School 
  • Helping in the nursery
  • Singing in the choir or ringing handbells
  • Leading adult study groups 
  • Providing office support by acting as a receptionist on a regular basis
  • Coordinating events like the Christmas Dinner
  • Decorating the altar for Sunday worship 
  • Helping with Fellowship Hour and other community events in the kitchen
  • Managing the church library
  • Providing audio support for worship and special events
  • Documenting church life through photos and videos
  • Visiting our homebound members
  • … and many more!
Many of our volunteering opportunities are arranged by the teams of our Coordinating Council. Just contact the team facilitator if there’s a particular team you’d like to volunteer for, or you can contact the Church Office with any offers of help. We’ll be happy to hear from you.

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