Community Ministries Supported by Gainesville First Baptist
We believe it is as important to feed the hungry and care for "the least of these" as it is to seek to bring people into the life of the faith. For that reason, we whole-heartedly support ministries that help our community. These groups are always in need of prayer, volunteers, and financial support. Please consider supporting these special groups!
The HALT HOUSE
The acronym HALT stands for Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired. The HALT House, located in the front parking lot of the First Baptist Church of Gainesville, is used as a meeting facility for groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, who fight drug and alcohol addictions. Because this is such a common problem, the building gets a great deal of use.
The Good News Clinic
810 Pine Street, Gainesville, 30501
The Good News Clinic is a Christian ministry that provides completely FREE medical, dental, and pharmacy services to people who have no other source for Care. It is open 8:30-5:00 Monday through Friday. To qualify, a person must not have any type of insurance, not be eligible for Medicaid or Medicare, and have income no greater than 150% of the federally-defined poverty level. All of the doctors, nurses, and dental personnel are volunteers, and more volunteers are always needed! In addition, they need administrative volunteers to help with filing, mailings, and other important tasks. If you would like to donate your time, talent, or money to this worthwhile cause, please contact Cheryl Christian at 770-297-5040.
Good News at Noon
979 Davis Street, Gainesville, 30501
The Good News at Noon ministry provides a variety of services to families and homeless men. They have church services at noon every day, then they serve lunch afterwards. On weekdays, they also have a service at 7:00PM and then dinner.
Good News at Noon also sponsors a food pantry for needy families. Thursday nights at 6:00 PM, they can fill out a form and get a bag or box of groceries for the entire family. Classes in both English and Spanish are taught on-site.