- Saturday morning work group
- Trip to Washington DC to work with the homeless and in food shelters
- Urban Promise Workdays and mentoring programs
The Church sponsors a 5th grade student at the Camden Forward School. To view a message from our 5th grader please click on this link:
- Brown Bag ministry for Cathedral Kitchen
On February 14th, Rev. Dr. Michael Feicht and Dr. Moses Chandran of the First Baptist Church of Haddonfield, NJ will be departing Newark airport to begin a week long mission trip to Rwanda. It has been several years since ABCNJ has been able to partner with our Rwanda counterparts. However, a new church growth movement has been led by the Spirit. The newly formed Sierra Community Association of Churches has planted 10 new churches throughout the country. Our team, deputized by the ABCNJ, will visit the churches and their leadership in the hope of introducing ourselves and learning about the churches and their pastors.
Over the years Pastor Michael has been in close contact with Emmanuel Octane Bananeza. First Baptist Haddonfield has provided funding for Emmanuel Octane’s bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economic and agricultural development. Emmanuel is responsible for starting a small silk industry in Rwanda as part of a government program. He has also been a key lay leader in the planting and development of the 10 new churches. Emmanuel will help guide and introduce Pastor Michael and Dr. Chandran in Rwanda.
Our prayer is that this may be a new beginning of a relationship between ABC-USA churches and the Sierra Community Churches of Rwanda. Please keep them in your prayers.
Mission to India, August 2010
The medical mission team of the First Baptist Church of Haddonfield recently returned from the villages near Nellore in south-east India. Our first goal was to visit the small village Baptist Churches, meet with the pastors and congregations, preach and pray with the people. This is our second visit and we are continuing to develop warm relationships with the people, leaders and pastors. Our second goal was to provide medical attention for the villagers. Our team consisted of Dr. Moses Chandran, his wife Shramila Aithal, Dr. Prosana from India, Thara Chandran, our nurse, and Pastor Michael Feicht and his son Peter. We treated 375 patients and provided them with needed medicines. We saw a variety of ailments including leprosy, tuberculosis, diabetes, scabies, scurvy, snake bite, worms, various infections and serious malnutrition among the majority of the women and children. Medicines and treatment were provided free of charge in cooperation with the local churches. Eight patients were sent to the hospital for immediate care.
Our hope is to return again in 2011. Meanwhile we are exploring the feasibility of securing a visiting nurse who could provide year-round care. We are also researching resources to see how issues of malnutrition can be addressed on a sustainable basis.
During our mission trip we visited the Christian Medical College in Vellore about three and a half hours north of our villages. We met with Sister Beulah, the head of nursing, received a tour of the hospital, and were introduced to their health care ministries and social development programs. The Christian Medical College receives support from International Ministries and is a mission partner with ABC-USA.
February 3, 2012 – Annual Vegetable Soup Luncheon
Hosted by the First Baptist Church of Haddonfield