REACH THE COMMUNITY

“It is God himself who has made us what we are and given us new lives from Christ Jesus… He planned that we spend these lives helping others.” Ephesians 2:10

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Urban Outreach Center of Peace Baptist Church. The Urban Outreach Center is an in reach/ outreach program to spread God’s love by meeting the emotional, spiritual and financial needs of people. We seek to change the world one community at a time by identifying; planning, managing and leading high-quality projects that engage volunteers, groups, and agencies in a meaningful hands-on experience that improve human conditions.

Our Vision

Serving God by Helping People

Our Mission

The Urban Outreach Center of Peace Baptist Church uses the S. H. A.P. E (Spiritual Gift, Heart, Personality and Experience) of servants to provide spiritual, emotional, educational, cultural, social and economic support to help those in need. The Urban Outreach Center further enhances community development through collaborating with other partners and agencies allowing peace to reach beyond its borders to meet the communities’ needs.

Our Goal

The Urban Outreach Center’s goal is to equip and transform individual’s status from dependency to self-sufficiency. The Urban Outreach Center strives to accomplish its goal by providing the following “Reach the Community” ministries:

Al-Anon: Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Are you angry, lonely, or confused? Do you need answers? If so you are not alone and we invite you to attend a meeting. The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. We believe alcoholism is a family illness, and that changed attitudes can aid recovery. For more information please contact Ministry Coordinator Christina Street at clove1228@gmail.com

Celebrate Recovery: Are you ready to be free from life’s hurt’s, habits, hang-ups? If so we are here to support you. Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step Biblical based program designed to help hurting people grow. It is a place where you can take off the mask, share your struggles, and never have to walk the journey alone. Join us every Tuesday night at 7:00 pm as we take the journey towards wholeness in God. For more information please contact Ministry Coordinator Judith Arnold-Grant at jra1962@msn.com

Hearts of Hope (Domestic Violence Ministry): Domestic Violence can happen to anyone, female or male, young or old, singled or married, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or income level. You are not alone in wanting to create a safer environment for yourself, your family, and community. Hearts of Hope provides a safe support system and resources for anyone who finds themselves in a domestic violence situation. If you are interested in learning the warning signs, reaching out to talk to someone, and finding out about appropriate interventions and educational services we invite you to attend our meetings.

Operation Tell-It: The Tell-It Ministry is a program designed to share Christ’s love and salvation by providing evangelistic support and Acts of Kindness to the community. Acts of Kindness are a small way to share God’s love story and words of testimony to empower someone else. We believe every small interaction with someone is an opportunity to have a positive impact on their lives. Other efforts of spreading the gospel have been through large outreach events like Celebration Freedom Fireworks, Reaping the Harvest Community Dinner, Prayer Vigil, Fall Festival, etc. These events have proven to draw 100’s of those who may not have walked through church doors to come to Christ and receive salvation. Do you have a passion for sharing God’s love and encouraging others? If so, we invite you to join our monthly meetings. For more information contact Urban Outreach Director Bianca Phillips at bphillips@peacebaptistchurch.org

Health Ministry: An awareness ministry focusing on the total health of one’s body, mind, soul, and spirit. This ministry provides health awareness initiatives and network with various agencies. With great satisfaction, our Health Ministry has actively formed a partnership with the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, and DeKalb Medical Hospital, and have collaborated on several projects to include Shades of Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, Navigating the Issues of Aging, Go Red Day, and our Celebration Freedom event.

My Sister’s Keeper: is a Christ-Centered ministry for women and their children residing in homeless shelters throughout the Atlanta- Metro Area. This ministry provides a monthly volunteer service to women and children to foster healthy relationships, build spiritual support, and provide resources as they transition through the program. Some volunteer service projects include Vision Board Sessions, Birthday Celebrations, Fun Fridays, Small Groups etc. If you are interested in volunteering contact Urban Outreach Director Bianca Phillips at bphillips@peacebaptistchurch.org

R.E.S.T.O.R.E Ministry: is a ministry aimed at supporting the families & communities who are impacted by incarceration. As our name implies, the mission of R.E.S.T.O.R.E is Regenerating,Empowering,Saving,Transforming & Providing Opportunities,Resources & Educationto those who are experiencing incarceration. If you are passionate about caring for all of God’s children, despite the bonds society might place on them, we invite them to join us for our monthly meetings. The R.E.S.T.O.R.E Ministry meets every 3rd Saturday from 10:00 am- noon. If you are interested in joining the R.E.S.T.O.R.E Ministry please contact Ministry Coordinator Jasmine Okafor at restore.pbc@gmail.com.

Sonshine Senior Care Ministry:  is a ministry designed to minister to the needs of nursing home residents by sharing the message of Jesus’ love for his people and to encourage them by regular visits. We believe it is important to support them in their golden years to help the finish the race strong. Do you have a passion for seniors? Do you love visiting seniors and want to join them in worship or bible study? If so there is an opportunity for you! The Sonshine Senior Care Ministry welcomes you to our monthly worship services and bible studies. For more information please contact Ministry Coordinator Sara Sanders at sanders6548@gmail.com.

Peace on the Move: In 2001, Peace incorporated a separate 501-(c)3 organization, Peace on the Move, to better serve the Atlanta community. Peace on the Move currently oversees the Benevolence Assistance Program, Feed the Need Food Pantry, and Fabulous Treasures Boutique and is looking to add a women’s shelter to its network. The Urban Outreach Center is a primary partner that supplies Peace on the Move with volunteers and clients. For more information contact Urban Outreach Director Bianca Phillips at bphillips@peacebaptistchurch.org or visit www.peaceonthemove.org for additional outreach opportunities.