First Baptist Church
113 N. Harvey Street

Christmas Ministry

First Baptist Church established a partnership with Covenant Churches of Washington and Greenville to bring a Christmas Shop to Washington. The foundational purpose is "Giving a hand-up to people in the community! This partnership began in 2015 and is an ongoing commitment.

Stay tuned for information regarding 2017.


2016 Dates:

Friday, December 11th from 12:00 - 8:00pm

Saturday, December 12h from 9:00am - 3:00pm

(These are the dates of the actual store; there will be several days of preparation and of course; clean up.)


LIfequest (Old Washington High School) on 8th Street, Washington


The Christmas Village toy store provides a “hand up” for Beaufort and Pitt County families who want to purchase affordable new toys for their children at Christmas. Rather than simply giving a “handout” of toys to at-risk families, we believe in empowering families to purchase Christmas gifts for their own children. Donated toys will be sold at deeply discounted prices. The funds generated will be reinvested back into the store, giving job opportunities to some of these same families to work in the store, while the training and experience they receive from being employed by the Christmas Store will expand their employable skills.

Applicants: Covenant works alongside the local school system, Boys and Girls Club and other local agencies to determine which families will be invited. The parent/guardian will come with an invitation in hand.

Big Picture:

As a parent/guardian arrives to the store and they will be greeted and invited to have coffee and a baked good in the cafe. They then are able to go shop in the store and purchase toys at deeply discounted prices. If they bring children with them, the children will be able to go into the Kidz Shoppe where they will earn Kidz Bucks to purchase items for their parents/guardians and make crafts. After the parent/guardian has shopped, they will take their gifts to be wrapped at the Gift Wrapping Station. During this experience, there will be opportunities for the volunteers to share Jesus with the families.

What is our Involvement?

-Pray for the event.

-Give by donating money, purchasing toys or donating items for the cafe, wrapping station and Kidz Shoppe.

-Serve by volunteering to set up/work in the Toy Store. You can be a greeter, a server in the cafe, a wrapper in the gift wrapping station, play and work with the children in the Kidz

Shoppe and more.


Sign up on-line by clicking in the Sign Up box above. There is also a sign up list outside the church office if you would like Joy to contact you to help you find your place of service. Please see Joy if you have any questions. You can call or text her at 944-8072 or email her at


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