Here is a glimpse into how First Baptist in Hudson seeks to counter violence by meeting basic needs and spreading peace in their community.
“We at First Baptist actively engage the community as a resource for all people. Our weekly neighborhood dinner is provided free of charge to anyone needing a free meal. This service currently feeds approximately 80 people each week. We also provide free breads and pastries to the community twice a week through Panera’s Dough-Nation program. To serve the homeless we provide space for a community closet called “Starts with Socks” that provides clothing and personal items to those in need. Our women’s group ties blankets that are distributed free of charge to the Karen community in downtown St. Paul, MN. Additionally, we provide monetary support to individuals in the community enduring crisis. This has been realized in the form of paying a month’s rent or car repair bill, to name a few examples. In providing for needs in the community we hope that the peace of Christ’s is seen in our call to serve our neighbors as Christ served us.” – Pastor Scott Jorgenson