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2024-2025 Calendar of Dates
Every Tuesday “Connecting ABCOTS…” A Virtual Conversation 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Meeting ID 929 6541 9729 Passcode 6Qi4WF
February-March America for Christ Offering (AFC) (Funds Received to Support AB Home Mission Societies)
March 23 Region Event America for Christ (all virtual)
March 31 Resurrection Sunday
April-May One Great Hour of Sharing Offering (OGHS) (Funds Received to Support Disaster Relief)
April 30 - May 2nd, 2024 - 54th Annual Session of ABCOTS
April 30 ABCOTS Board of Directors Meeting 5:00 p.m.
May-June One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) (Funds support disaster relief)
July 14 “ABCOTS DAY” Region Offering - (Funds Received to Support ABCOTS administration)
Aug 23-25 Area 7 Annual Meeting
September-October World Mission Offering (WMO) (Funds Received to Support International Ministries)
September 20-21 - 6 Annual Gathering
September 27-28 - Area 5 Annual Gathering
October 5 - Area 1 Annual Gathering
October 11 - 12 - Area 2 Annual Gathering
October 18-19 - Area 3 Annual Gathering
October 25-26 - Area 4 Annual Gathering
November 6-8 ABCOTS Board of Directors Meeting
November 27-29 ABCOTS Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
November-December Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering (RMMO) - (Funds Thank You Gifts to MMBB Retirees)
December 23 ABCOTS Office Closed for Christmas Holiday
January 6, 2025 ABCOTS Office Re-Opens
March 22 Region Event America For Christ (all virtual)
April 21-25 55th Annual Session of ABCOTS
July 13 ABCOTS Day in our Churches
OUR CHURCHES IN COMMUNITY DURING A PANDEMIC
Olive Grove Missionary Baptist Church free food distribution initiative.
Olive Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Littleton, NC receives Food Distribution Grant.
Olive Grove Missionary Baptist Church has been granted a $17,800 Grant to enhance its food distribution ministry. The Grant is from The Conservation Fund in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield North Carolina Foundation. It is given to organizations that have demonstrated a focus on locally sourced, emergency food relief in rural communities.
The Grant will be used for the comprehensive set up of a commercial food distribution center. The gifted funds will be used for outfitting food storage facilities with a commercial refrigerator and freezer and the purchase of food items from local stores and food suppliers. Olive Grove has been in partnership with the Help Center of NC of Henderson food distribution for the past 5 months. This partnership has led to a ground swell of community participation which serves 300 to 400 families each month.
With the grant the Church hopes to increase its distribution from once a month to twice a month. The food distribution will also provide critical food assistance to those at risk community persons that may have emergency food needs.
Rev. Charles Walton, Pastor of Olive Grove Missionary Baptist Church and project coordinator commented that, “receiving this Grant is a Blessing to this community as the need is so great.”
For information on the Olive Grove Food Distribution Ministry call 252-586-4517