For the past three years, First Baptist Church has shown God’s love to Ballard Elementary school and the surrounding community. We have done this by providing resources for families, supporting teachers and staff, and sharing Jesus with children. It is easy to say that First Baptist Loves Ballard. For the 2016/2017 school year, we have a new plan that we’d like to share with you.


Our plan for the 2016/2017 school year is to separate the supplies/services we have previously provided at the one-day event, Day of Hope/Harmony. We will now have four separate events specifically targeting student’s/family’s needs throughout the school year.

  • At the August 8th Open House at Ballard Elementary School, we distributed backpacks filled with school supplies and umbrellas.  
  • On October 22nd at First Baptist, we provided hair cuts, student pictures, shoes, and hoodies.
  • On January 5th at Ballard Elementary School, we distributed new and gently-used uniforms.
  • On March 11th at First Baptist, we will be providing hair cuts, student pictures, uniforms, and shoes.


In addition to these events, we are committed to strengthening our partnership with Ballard through our ongoing ministries/activities. Will you join us by praying for Ballard Elementary school and the surrounding community and/or volunteering for one of these events?         




For more information or to volunteer, send an email to ballard@fbcbradenton.org