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Giving at FBC

FBC’s income comes from those who are part of the FBC family.  We do not receive any income from the Baptist Union. We are grateful to God for His provision through His people which enables us to continue the ministry of the church.

FBC is a registered charity and we file our annual accounts (which are independently examined) with the Charity Commission each year.  The accounts can be read on the Commission’s website along with our annual report.
We have no “rules” as to what people should give to the church, but would point everyone to the words of the Apostle Paul:

Remember this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
                                                                                                                                       2 Corinthians 9:6 – 8
                           (Holy Bible, New International Version® Anglicised, NIV® Copyright © 1979, 1984, 2011)

 

FBC's Giving

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As a church we apply God’s word through Paul by setting aside 20% of our general income to give outside of the church.  You can see how this is used in the Missions section.


In addition we have one-off events where we raise funds for specific charities, we have appeals twice a year and we have a Remember the Poor Fund. You can read more about these below.
 

Giving to FBC

In 2019 our expenditure on running the church was just over 183,000.
If you would like to give to the work of the church regularly by standing order please ask a member of the Welcome Team for a form.  If you are a taxpayer and are able, it would increase your giving if you complete a gift aid form. Again, ask a member of the Welcome Team or contact the church office.
Gifts for the running of the church can also be given through the “post box” slot on the foyer.
Gifts for the church should not be put into the red bags used to take up offerings in services.

If you want to know more about regular giving or how the church is financed, please contact Derek Witt, our Deacon for Finance. 
 

Remember the Poor

Giving 2Generally offerings made during our services go to our 'Remember the Poor Fund' - a set-aside fund where everything given is allocated to help those in need in the UK and overseas.
 
Money has been given to local families to provide food hampers and furniture, and local schools have been given some money to form a hardship fund for their students so that they can respond quickly to needs when they arise. Money has also been given away in response to appeals around the world via organisations such as the Baptist Missionary SocietyTearfund and WaterAid.

If you know of any local needs or projects abroad that need some money then please contact the church office who can pass on the information to the RTP team to consider.
 

Regular Appeals

Twice a year we have appeals to support specific charities.  These are generally in June and December.  For these 2 months offerings taken up in services go to the appeal rather than the Remember the Poor Fund.
Details of the appeals will be given in notices and in the services.
We also support the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal.
 

One Off Events

We have held a number of different events which raised money for other charities. Some examples are a Ladies Vintage Afternoon tea, an Indonesian Evening, a Curry Night, a Plant Sale, a Macmillan Coffee morning.
 

Food Donations

In addition to monetary giving, we also collect good quality non-perishable goods for the Besom in Camberley.  The Besom is a nationwide charity which provides food, baby packs and household starter packs to families and single people who have been homeless.  All donations can be left in the box marked for the purpose in the foyer.
 

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Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
Click here to see more.

Planning your Visit

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New to Church?

Welcome!  Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we hope our website helps you to find out everything you want to know about Frimley Baptist Church.

The Church is involved in many activities, for all ages, some on a Sunday and many in the week. All these activities are explained in more detail under the "What's On" pages.

If you are wondering what would happen if you visited us on a Sunday, here's some information that we hope you will find helpful:

 

Where and when does the church meet?

Most Sundays we meet at 9:00 am, 10:30 am and 6:00 pm.  The style and content of these three services are quite distinct, but you will be very welcome at any service.  The service pattern is explained on the Sunday Services page and the details of the services this week can be seen on the Home page.

We meet at:
Frimley Baptist Church, Balmoral Drive, Frimley GU16 9AR.
You can see a map on our contact us page
 

What should I expect when I visit the church?

You will receive a very warm welcome particularly from our Welcome Team who will be able to answer your questions and direct you to where you need to go or provide you with more information to take away.

Depending on which service you visit, the content and style will be slightly different, as explained above.  At all services there will be some singing (which you can join in or not!).  At the 10:30 am and 6:00 pm services the minister, or one of the members of the Church will give a talk based on a Bible passage or theme from the Bible. The speakers often use audio visual aids as part of their talk.  The 9:00 am is a communion service with a short reflection from the service leader.

Usually tea, coffee and biscuits are served after the 10:30 am service and before the 6:00 pm service, where there is plenty of time to meet new people and ask more questions.
 

What happens for the children at church?

Other than the first Sunday of the month and through the month of August, we run children's groups in part of the morning service (10.30 am) to which all young people (ages 0-14) are welcome.   Children stay with their parents at the start of the service as we worship (sing songs) together for the first part of the morning.  Someone will announce when the children go to their programme.  You will need to go with your children to register them if it is your first time with us.


For more information about what happens in the children's work please visit the relevant age groups for you under What's On.
 

Is there a dress code?

No!  Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.
 

Will I have to join in?

Not at all!  You are free simply to observe or participate as much as feels comfortable for you.

 

I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them?

Please feel free to contact us.  If you want to know who works in the Church Office, check out our Leadership and Staff page.