Community Baptist Church has been awarded a $500 Matthew 25 grant for their after school program, called ASK - After School Kids. They provide snacks, homework time, and activities for the students Monday through Friday after school. American Baptist Churches USA’s Matthew 25 Grant is designed to channel gifts to help meet the needs of “housing, feeding, education and health with regard to the less fortunate.”
“Our congregation is small. About 40 people attend each Sunday,” reports Susan Vigne, the director of ASK, who filed a report on the grant results. “Our membership is aging. However, in the last three years the number of children attending ASK has doubled. Some of the children come with their grandparents. Others attend with their parents. And a few children just come on their own. Our town is in the economically depressed region of Coos County, the most northern and most rural part of our state. Our church membership reflects this, although we do have members across a wide socioeconomic range.” (Taken from this article.)
To read more about Community Baptist Church's ASK program, go here.
To read more about their Matthew 25 grant, go here.
To find out more about how to apply for a Matthew 25 grant, go here.
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