Missions

Our focus on missions and outreach is to take the transforming love of Jesus to our local, national, and global communities.  The Deacons have identified four key organizations that encompass ever wider circles reaching from our locale to the world.

The Open Door Food Pantry

Strives to alleviate hunger in the communities of Cape Ann, serving Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, Manchester, and Ipswich. They provide free meals and food in a hospitable environment, advocacy on behalf of the disadvantaged, job-skills training, and job placement programs. The church serves as a collection location for the Pantry. You can donate non-perishable food items in the basket under the information table in Fellowship Hall.

 

Family Promise North Shore

Family Promise North Shore Boston is a nonprofit interfaith hospitality network that provides temporary shelter, meals, hospitality, and case management to families experiencing homelessness on the North Shore of Massachusetts.  Volunteers from First Baptist Church of Rockport, on a rotating basis,  host and provide an evening meal at the First Congregational Church in Rockport.

 

Christians in Veterinary Medicine

The church is happy to support the work of Dr. Amy St. Denis. She is a Rockport native and vet with CVM. She travels several times a year to Haiti to teach the locals about proper animal healthcare techniques while sharing the love of Christ.

 

Ryan & Erin Bennett

Their journey is to become missionary church planters with World Team in France. For the past five years they have felt God leading them to France to help begin and train communities of believers. They want to partner with the French to accomplish God’s plans, and are at the beginning of their journey. We are partnering with them to help them accomplish this vision. If you’d like to know more about their mission: