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First Baptist Church Gardner Kansas

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In preparation for our "packing party" in the fall, we collect items (such as small toys, clothing, and toiletries) throughout the year.  The Operation Christmas Child collection box is located inside the main entrance of the church.

It takes $7 to send each box, so donations of money are also very much appreciated.

Helping Hands Ministry

This ministry provides various kinds of assistance for people who may have had surgery and need food brought in, or may need transportation for awhile to doctor appointments, etc. Needs are often varied and, with God's help, this ministry helps to satisfy those needs.

Elderly members often need transportation, and they sometimes just need a friend with whom to talk or share for a few minutes, or they may need a referral to a particular type of repair business.

Church members are encouraged to sign up to help in any way they have some expertise. We have helpers in lots of areas and appreciate all volunteers.

This is a great way to be a blessing to someone in need and, for the person helping, to be blessed as well.

Ministry to Shut-ins and the Elderly

At various times throughout the year, our congregation provides worship servcies at skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and assisted living facilities in Gardner:

  • Meadowbrook Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Medical Lodge
  • Vintage Park


Bethel Project

Generally the third or fourth Friday of each month.

2:00 pm:  Prepare food

4:30 pm:  Leave church to serve a meal for people at Bethel Neighborhood Center and to provide a worship service.

Come join us!

Craft Circle

Third Tuesday of each month.
1:00 to 8:00 pm.

Craft Circle originally started as a way to help ladies learn to piece quilt blocks. We started with "beginner" projects and then created a wall hanging which reinforced those beginner techniques.

Since that first project, we have worked on a "block of the month" to make a twin/full size quilt, which was a big project that taught us how to set the blocks into a quilt.

The most recent project has been a table runner with some applique work, which has been challenging, but we continue to "stretch" ourselves in order to gain more knowledge and experience.

Our group has made lap robes which were donated to a care facility in Gardner.  We also sewed "Little Dresses for Africa", a national project.

All ladies are invited to bring craft projects and/or participate in a group project.

We encourage ladies just to come and visit even if they don't have a project.

Participants do not have to attend our church
to enjoy the fellowship.

 Photos from Past Operation Christmas Child "Packing Parties"