Care & Support

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
— Philippians 4:19

SUBMIT PRAYER REQUEST      


CRISIS HOTLINES

Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Substance Abuse/Mental Health Helpline: 1-800-662-4357
Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
Pregnancy Resources Text: 972-440-0167 


FOOD PANTRY
Sun  4:00-5:30p  |  TUE  10:00-11:30a  |  WED  6:00-7:30p

Location: corner of Cedar Street and McDermott Drive (map)

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our Food Pantry is available to residents of Allen, Fairview, and Lucas to provide food assistance during the current crisis. The Food Pantry is serving local families by providing a free food box via drive-thru pick-up.

Residents will need to show proof of residency by showing a Texas ID or a current utility bill. Food boxes are available to families every two weeks.

Our community is experiencing a dramatic increase in need. Our Food Pantry is here to help, but we can't do it without you. When you are out shopping, please pick up a little extra for our Food Pantry, but please be respectful of quantity limits posted in most stores. You may drop off at the food pantry during pantry hours or the church office.


OTHER Relief Efforts

First Baptist Church Allen has some programs to help those in distress. If you have an urgent need, contact Allen Community Outreach (ACO), or if you are in a shelter crisis, contact the Samaritan Inn.

EXPRESSING GENEROSITY
 Are you able to help others during this time? Your giving goes to support our mission and ministry.
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WE CARE - HELP IN CRISIS

This ministry is designed to help individuals and families in our community in a time of crisis, whether financial, personal or spiritual. Our counselors will pray with you and help guide you through life-changing decisions that will draw you closer to God. All matters are held in strict confidence. If you would like further information and to see if you qualify for financial assistance from the We Care Ministry, contact the church office at 972.727.8241. You may be instructed to first contact Allen Community Outreach (ACO). If you qualify for financial assistance, ACO will forward your information to us.  


Pastoral care

Life is hard. Sometimes you need someone to walk with you along the way.

PASTORAL CARE: To meet with a minister or if a loved one is hospitalized, please call the church office at 972.727.8241.

PASTORAL CARE POLICY

GROUPS: Dealing with divorce, grief, parenting challenges, or stress? You are not alone.

AVAILABLE GROUPS:

GRIEF

Help as you face the challenges of grief and move toward rebuilding your life.

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It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurts you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. GriefShare groups meet weekly in the spring and fall to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. GriefShare is a series of self-contained topics, so you may join in at any time. There is no cost for these seminars and is open to anyone in the community. For more information, contact Jimmy Smith.   

GRIEF SHARE MEETINGS

INFERTILITY/Loss of a Child

Support for individuals and couples struggling with infertility or the loss of a child.

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Individuals and couples are available to pray with you, talk with you, and be a source of encouragement. If you would like to receive encouragement and prayer, please fill out the contact form and we will connect you with an individual or couple. This is not professional counseling, medical advice, or financial support; this is simply an opportunity to connect with someone who can be an encouragement along your journey.
CONNECT WITH US       

We have also compiled a list of resources that we hope will provide some encouragement and guidance for you.
RESOURCES

Contact: Jimmy Smith