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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 2021 our expenditure on running the church was just over £160,000.

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 in the foyer or by bank transfer to: Frimley Baptist Church, Sort Code 40-52-40 Account Number 00034267.

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 Trustee 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. Donations to this fund can also be made by bank transfer to the above account,  referenced 'RTP'.
 
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.
 

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?

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

On Sundays we meet at 10:30am in the building as well as live steaming the service over Youtube. The livestream and all previous services can be viewed by clicking the following link
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On the first and third Sunday of the month we also hold a 30 minute communion service from 9.00am-9.30am. 

When worshipping with us, the decision to wear a face mask or socially distance is the personal choice of the individual. More details concerning seating arrangements can be found by clicking here.  
 

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.

At our main service there will be some singing (which you can join in with or not!), prayer, a Bible reading and a talk based on a Bible passage or theme from the Bible. The words of the songs, Bible reading and visual aids during the talk are all projected onto the wall for easy viewing. A monthly printed noticesheet is also available giving details of the various events taking place during the month.


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 church' alongside the morning service to which all young people (ages 0-14) are welcome.   Children stay with their parents for the start of the service and then someone will announce when the children go to their groups.  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.