Be Rich

Do more. Give more.

Be Rich: A movement of generosity.

"Command them to do good, to BE RICH in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share." 1 Timothy 6:18


We are asking 100% of you to give. We are giving 100% of it away.


With all of us coming together, we can do more and give more to bless the community. We can't wait to see what God will do this year in Be Rich. Read the descriptions below to see how we will use Money, Time, Gifts, and Food to bless others.

November 3: Money

On Sunday, November 3 and throughout the month of Be Rich, we are collecting a special offering for Her Song.

Her Song seeks to rescue these victims that have been exploited and used. They are seeing God's hand at work as they follow Him. We believe that in partnering with them in this effort, we too can make a difference. We have a goal of $10,000 and believe that we can do that together with you. Use this link to give or give in one of our services. Come to the Be Rich Celebration Sunday on December 15 to hear how much was given to Her Song!

November 10: Time

TWO OPPORTUNITIES:

1. On Sunday, November 10, we gave our time by working at Mayport Elementary School to refresh the school grounds.

We had many people come out and we were able to do many projects together for the school: Cleaning out the school's eco system; pressure washing sidewalks and courts; building two basketball goals; creating a new home for the school's pet turtle; building planters; weeding; laying mulch for picnic tables; and more! Check our Facebook and Instagram for photos from this great time serving together as a church! Come to the Be Rich Celebration Sunday on December 15 to hear more about what all was accomplished!


2. On Sunday, November 10, we gave our time by painting a Her Song facility.

We had a team work at a Her Song facility that got to do various projects such as scraping, prepping, and painting the exterior of a home. This was a great opportunity to love our Faith Based Partner – Her Song.

November 17: Gifts

From the kickoff of Be Rich to November 17, we are collecting gifts for the Florida Baptist Children's Home Santa's Workshop.

Imagine being in a position of wondering if you may or may not receive a gift on Christmas. Fort Caroline is partnering with the Florida Baptist Children's Home to provide Christmas gifts to underprivileged children throughout the Jacksonville area.


We set a high goal of collecting 300 toys, with the price range for the toys being $15-$20 dollars each. Unwrapped gifts appreciated. All toys for ages 0-17. See the Christmas Wish List below.


From the kickoff of Be Rich to November 17, you will find collection bins around Fort Caroline for the Toy Drive. You can drop off your gifts any of these weeks with the last day to give being Sunday, November 17. This is a great opportunity to take the entire family toy shopping and demonstrate the love of Christ as you purchase toys for the children at the Florida Baptist Children's Home.


Christmas Wish List

-Sports equipment (soccer balls, footballs, basketballs, bats, etc.)

-Baby dolls

-Legos and blocks

-Action figures, Transformers

-Nerf Guns and Nerf toys

-Imaginext Toys

-Super Hero Toys

-Toys for babies (Vtech, Fisher Price, etc.)

-Remote control cars

-Ride on toys for toddlers

-My Little Pony and horse toys

-Arts and crafts kits

-Plastic tea sets

-Teen Bibles

-Teen gifts (ear buds, jewelry sets, makeup kits, bath/body sets, etc.)

-RipStik and skateboards

November 22-24: Food

TWO OPPORTUNITIES:

1. From the kickoff of Be Rich to November 24, we are collecting food to give to Arlington Community Services.

We have set a goal of 2000 pounds of food to deliver to Arlington Community Services as they impact the people in our area. From the kickoff of Be Rich to November 24, you will find collection bins around Fort Caroline labeled "Arlington Community Services (ACS)." You can drop off food any of these weeks with the last day to give being Sunday, November 24. You do not need to sign up to bring food.

Food Needs for ACS:

-Hamburger Helper

-Stuffing

-Cranberry Sauce

-Pumpkin

-Canned Meats

-Canned Pasta

-Pasta Sauce

-Jiffy Corn Bread Mix

-Snacks

-Mixed Vegetables

-Canned Potatoes



2. On both Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23, we are packing boxes of food to be distributed throughout the Arlington community.

We have set a goal of 500 Boxes of Blessing that will be taken by many of you to bless a family who is having a tough time and needs a helping hand. Sign up to serve one (or more) of these days by using the links below.

-Friday, November 22, 7-9PM: Packing Boxes of Blessing at the church

-Saturday, November 23, 9AM-Noon: Packing Boxes of Blessing at the church

-Saturday, November 23, 9AM-Noon: Distributing some of the Boxes to low-income apartment complexes around the church

-Sunday, November 24 (8, 9:30, 10:45AM): Praying over the Boxes of Blessing as a church family and having you take a box with you as you leave church to deliver to someone in need. Please begin praying for God to lay someone on your heart that you can bless with a box of food. (No need to sign up for this Sunday)

December 15: Be Rich Celebration Sunday

We want to celebrate all that God has done through Be Rich 2019! Join us on Sunday, December 15 as we take time to celebrate each emphasis of Be Rich: Money, Time, Gifts, and Food. We will announce the amount given to Her Song and celebrate the work done throughout this month! As we wait in anticipation for Celebration Sunday, feel free to check out our Facebook and Instagram for photos from this month of giving.

Share Your Be Rich Story!

God is doing many exciting things through this month of giving! We love hearing the stories of all the ways God is working in lives. We would love to hear YOUR STORY of how God is moving in your life or someone else's! Share your story with us by using the form below, by tagging us on social media, or by using #BeRichFCBC on social media.