GFBC is committed to reaching out into the community around us to build relationships and see where we can partner with others to match needs with assets, so that we can all experience the kingdom of God among us. We have made intentional effort to shift our focus to ways we can make an impact in our own neighborhood. Check out the ways we are involved in our community. We always need people committed to fulfilling God's mission in our community so contact Rev. Wesley Spears-Newsome at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping with any of these ministries.
GFBC has a commitment to confront hunger in our community. We do this through work in our schools with our Backpack Buddies program, which provides a backpack full of food for children at our local elementary schools who live in food insecure homes over the weekend, and by partnering with other local churches to provide a nutrition and enrichment for local students when school is out for the summer. We also stock a shelf at the Dorcas Crisis Ministry Center Food Bank.
Responding to Homelessness
Family Promise of Wake County (formerly Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network) is a collection of churches dedicated to assisting those families suffering the pain of homelessness by offering them a place to live one week at a time as they move through a difficult transition. GFBC has a long history of supporting this ministry and has grown from hosting just one week a year to hosting three weeks a year in recent years. At GFBC, we work with Family Promise to assist these families with dignity, respect and the love that Jesus showed in his interactions with all he encountered.
Greenwood Forest has been involved with a new community organizing effort in Wake County that is bringing together over 50 partnering institutions to build collective power and transform Wake County for the good of our neighbors. Stay tuned for the public launch of this exciting effort in 2020!