First Baptist Church St. Simons Island

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Dorcus Group Update – October 19th, 2014

Allyson Jennings joined the Dorcas Group as its youngest member this past summer. She attended meetings regularly and became an integral part of the group by participating in discussions, by learning to “string” ditty bags, by helping hang little dresses on hangers as they were brought in, and by helping count items being separated for delivery. She made herself a “working” member of the group and was completely at ease conversing and working with an older group of women.

To let Allyson know how much the Dorcas ladies love and appreciate her, they invited her to the Dorcas meeting, which she had not been able to attend since school started, and gave her a surprise made just for her — a fleece-backed throw made from a special piece of cloth she admired. She was also presented her own little ditty bag filled with a sewing kit and other goodies and a framed picture of her working in the Dorcas room.

All the Dorcas ladies, Allyson, her dad Michael, brother Peyton, the office staff, Rebekah White , Justin Moser, and others who wanted to let Allyson know they were proud of her joined together in a happy ice-cream social featuring a special cake for Allyson. The Dorcas ladies look forward to her working with them again next summer.

New Youth Minister

During the June 1st worship service the congregation unanimously affirmed Jusin Moser as the new youth minister at FBCSSI. Below is a little information about Justin:

I am the lucky husband of Ellie and the honored father of Micah and a baby due this December! I graduated from Friends University in Wichita, Kansas with a B.S. in mathematics and a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy. Afterward, I attended McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University in Atlanta and earned my Master of Divinity in May. God has blessed me with many opportunities to minister to and with youth. I volunteered with a youth group my freshman year of college, spent a summer as a counselor at Kanakuk Kamps in Missouri, coached basketball in a Christian homeschool sports organization, and organized sports leagues for a variety of ages as an intern at Smoke Rise Baptist Church in Stone Mountain, GA during seminary. I enjoy family time, playing with my son, anything sports, the outdoors, reading anything from teen fiction (I am a sucker for Hunger Games, Divergent, and Harry Potter) to adult non-fiction, to books on theology, youth ministry, culture, and biblical studies. I love college basketball, especially March Madness, and I am an avid Kansas University and Wichita State fan. Despite my enjoyment of college sports, I really do not care too much about college football (please don’t cast me out!). Wherever God takes my family and I in the future my prayer is to be faithful to God, proclaim the gospel, live the Kingdom, and be influential in the lives of people as I live for Jesus Christ.

Grace and Peace!


2013 Dorcus Report

Items made and delivered by the Dorcas Group in 2013 have been counted; and because The FBC congregation has been so supportive with contributions of fabric, toiletries, money, and other items for Seafarers, VBS in Alaska and Costa Rica, we wanted to report results. You helped us meet our
mission objectives, and we are grateful. With your help, The Lord has blessed our efforts.

We owe special thanks to our Rock Hill, SC “sister group” for boxes of fabric received from them. This group’s ability to get fabrics from textile mills and their desire to share with us, enabled us to fill the needs of others.

326 “Little Dresses”+ 25 from SC “sister group” were sent with missionaries to:

Africa (Springfield Baptist, Springfield, GA)
Venezuela (Alpharetta Baptist/ Kreiksmeir/ Bread of Hope Mission
South Africa (Ithemba School, S. Betts) Brunswick
Haiti & Dominican Republic (Clean Water Mission-Fussels-SSI)
Haiti (NC mission group, L. Adams)
Honduras (SC “sister group” missions to Honduras/ Dr. Lutterman / We sent 50 little dresses)

573 Ditty Bags

Africa; Teller, Al; Venezuela; Costa Rica; Haiti; and locally to Faithworks; Morning
Star; and Seafarer’s Christmas Project

17 Manbags

Venezuela, China, Haiti

36 Laprobes/ Shawls

Hospice of the Golden Isles and Karen’s House of Hope

9 Cancer Caps

Karen’s House of Hope

59 Pillows- (curved neck pillows and small, straight “limb” pillows)

Hospice of the Golden Isles

10 Walker Bags All locally distributed
3 to the Physical Therapy Department of Magnolia Manor
7 to individuals at FBC
46 Memory Pillows


25 “Little Shorts”


16 Bibs
12 to Hospice of the Golden Isles
2 to Marshes Edge
1 to Magnolia Manor
1 to FBC
18 Flannel Scarves (14) and Knitted (4)


30 Cross Necklaces
Sent with little dresses to Haiti
13 Baby Blankets + 1 Bunting


1 Fidget Blanket

Magnolia Manor Resident

In addition to these items made by Dorcas members, other items collected from local dentists and our FBC congregation were used to fill ditty bags and to meet requests for VBS supplies, or special needs.

Ditty bags made for local Faithworks distributions were sent with toothpaste and toothbrushes. VBS supplies were collected for Alaska and Costa Rica missions; and the special needs of the Alaska mission also resulted in great church participation to provide:

10 Kuspuk Kits: each contained 5 yards of colorful printed material (paid for by Friendship Finders Sunday School Class); zippers, buttons, hem tape, thread, and trims.
10 Singer Sewing Kits: scissors, measuring tape, pins, needles, and thread.
20 Bed Sheets: donated from congregation for burial clothes
Baby Clothes: donated by congregation

Dorcas members appreciate the participation of FBC member donations that helped meet the needs for mission projects. We invite your continued participation as we launch 2014 projects.