Adopt a Fire/Police Station
Our public servants not only work tirelessly, but their work can often create stresses in many areas of their lives. We want to be able to encourage them, pray for their needs, and even just pick up their spirits by visiting with plates of cookies or cakes.
Birmingham Baptist Association began a new ministry on Sept.11, 2006 — the fifth anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. The Adopt a Station ministry encourages churches across the Association, on or near Sept. 11 each year, to adopt stations near them in order to show appreciation for their work.
Groups participating in this ministry have the option of ministering to the station year round: you might call, visit, take meals or treats, receive their prayer requests, maybe even start a Bible study — according to what you arrange with your station.
In 2006 we had five churches participating, and they visited 22 stations. The number of churches involved in the project quadrupled in its second year!
Becoming involved in this ministry
We want to encourage your church to be involved in the annual Adopt a Station ministry on Sept.11. We want to honor our firefighters and police officers by going to their stations and giving them homemade cookies and/or cakes---or even a meal if you choose to do so. They are very appreciative of this expression of thanks from the churches in their community.
Plan now to adopt a fire and/or police station in your community. Also, be sure to consider the different shifts at most stations (usually three spread over a 1-3 day period). Please divide and designate goodies for each shift if you are visiting just once.
You can also request special New Testaments ($2.50 each) with testimonies and devotional thoughts geared toward firefighters or police officers. Request them from the BBA office by Aug 29 to be sure we get them in by Sept. 11!
This is a wonderful opportunity to minister to true heroes in our communities. If you have any questions or need a assistance in any way, please do not hesitate to contact your association.
To adopt a station in your area, email Linda Pair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALSO---Please send photos and datails of your visits to us at email@example.com. We may even be able to use them on our BBA newspage in The Alabama Baptist.
Your support of BBA ministries & missions is tax deductible.