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Ministry of Caring
We Care about You
One of the greatest lessons taught by Jesus Christ is that we should care for one another in Christian love. At First Baptist Gainesville, we sincerely want to reach out to people in need, not only through our mission programs, but also one-on-one ministries where we can help and support individuals on a personal level; but before we can do that we must know your needs. We created this page to make it easy for you to communicate your requests for financial aid.
Help is a Phone Call Away
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3
The Ministry of Caring office will interview people on
an appointment basis only. We do
not take walk-ins. We can help with propane, natural gas,
electric, water bills or prescriptions.
Please call 770-534-8313 and
leave your name, phone number and brief description of your need.
Our office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-5:00pm. We are not open on Fridays. We can only help Hall County Residents.
Things to consider before you arrive:
1. We can only help with prescriptions on an approved list.
2. Bring your bill. We will call the utility company to verify the account. We will pay the minimum amount needed to keep your utility on providing it is not over our maximum ($200) limit. We also help with deposits. If the bill is in the landlord's name we can help if the landlord writes a statement that the utility is in his name but you are paying for it and you bring in a signed lease.
3. Bring a picture ID for all adults in the household and Social Security Cards for all members of the household. You will be required to fill out and sign our form giving us permission to share your information with other agencies in the Hall County Collaborative.
4. Bring a proof of income. Please bring in pay check stubs, SSI-Disability, Workman's Compensation, SSI-Retirement or Unemployment Compensation.
5. We do not have a food pantry. but we can provide a list of the food pantries in Hall County.
6. We can only help each household with utilities once a year.
7. We do not have provisions for people for extended stays in motels/hotels. But, we can provide a list of local shelters.
8. At different times during the year we might have food/gas gift cards. To receive a gas card, please make an appointment. Plan to bring proof of car insurance or car registration. Food cards are reserved to those without a home. Otherwise, we can direct you to one of the many food banks in Hall County
9. At the first of every month, First Baptist receives 20 vouchers for clothes from the Atlanta Union Mission. We also make referrals to the Community Food Pantry and Action Ministries.
The loss of a loved one is a traumatic experience that effects individuals in various ways. No two individuals react exactly the same way, although many individuals often experience some similar reactions.
The goals of the GriefShare program are to help individuals recognize the aspects of grief they are experiencing and to assist in working through these. Almost every session we conduct begins with a professionally prepared 30 minute video which discusses many types of loss. This is followed by a group discussion of the messages in the video, their applicability to the group members, and experiences of the members between sessions or during their time of grief.
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. You don't need to go through the grieving process alone. Please join us.