Blessings in a Backpack

Blessings in a Backpack is a ministry focused on fighting against childhood hunger in our community. Unfortunately, for many kids, school is the only place where they get a consistent meal, which means that they often go hungry over the weekend. Blessings in a Backpack provides food for children and families in need every week, and is supported heavily by FBCW. 


If you would like to know more about Blessings in a Backpack, please visit their website.


To find out more about FBCW's involvement, or to help support this program, please contact ministry leader Amanda Perdue. 

Meals Ministry

The Meals Ministry is dedicated to showing the love of Christ through meal delivery to those who need some extra help for a time due to illness, injury, childbirth, adoption, the passing of a loved one, etc. Delivering a meal is much more than the food that is provided. It shows God’s care for His people, checks in on those who may not be able to leave the house, and lifts the burden of meal preparation at a time when it is harder to think about. We strive to show people they are seen and loved. 


Meals may be prepared at home or by a restaurant. Cooking is not necessary. 

If you would like to sign up to help with Meals, please text @fbcwmea to 81010, or contact ministry leader Elaine Brown



Salvation Army Dinners

On the second Saturday of each month, our Care Groups serve a dinner at the local Salvation Army. Our groups plan and prepare a meal and interact with those they are serving, creating a positive experience for those less fortunate. 


You can find out more information about the Salvation Army here. 


If you have questions about this ministry, please contact Discipleship Pastor Brett Hower.  

Latrobe Street Mission

Latrobe Street Mission is a homeless shelter located on the corner of 19th and Latrobe St. in Parkersburg.  It has served the Mid-Ohio Valley since 2012, and provides basic immediate needs while guiding individuals towards self-sufficiency. FBCW partners with Latrobe Street by giving to its cause financially, donating items of need, and serving meals regularly to residents. 


To learn more about Latrobe Street Mission, please visit their website. 


If you would like more information or have any questions about FBCW's involvement at Latrobe Street Mission, please contact Lead Pastor Tony Foreman

Operation Christmas Child

Every year, FBCW participates in Operation Christmas Child, an international initiative by Samaritan's Purse that focuses on supporting and providing for children in third-world countries. This comes in the form of filling shoeboxes with toys, stuffed animals, clothing items, school supplies, and more. Operation Christmas Child is a chance to partner with many different churches in many different places to make a difference around the world. 


For more information about Operation Christmas Child and Samaritan's Purse, please visit their website


If you have questions about FBCW's involvement, or would like to know more, please contact ministry leader Sue Kuhn