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Community Outreach

Raytown Easter Eggstravaganza – April 15

FBR will run children's activities and be in the parade and this fun community event. We need volunteers to help set up, clean up, work a shift in the kids' area, walk in the parade, build the float, hide Easter eggs, and to donate eggs, candy, and prizes. Contact Carmen at ckraus@firstbaptistraytown.com to volunteer.


Bark in the Park – May 13

FBR will hold its annual Bark in the Park for community humans and dogs to have a day of fun, games, prizes, and entertainment. Volunteers are needed to set up, clean up, coordinate vendors, man stations, be stage manager, collect prizes and donations, advertise, coordinate games, and more. Contact Carmen at ckraus@firstbaptistraytown.com to volunteer.


Kid's Day at Kenagy – June 15

FBR is supporting the Raytown Parks and Recreation Department in their annual Kids Day at Kenagy. Volunteers are need to help run the games for children to play. There will be firetrucks, police cars, a pet zoo and story time for children to enjoy at Kenagy park from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 pm. Contact Carmen at ckraus@firstbaptistraytown.com to volunteer.


Multi-Sport Camp at Milestone Youth Center – July 24-28

The Multi-Sport Camp at Milestone Youth Center July 24-28 brings together children in the community surrounding Milestone to learn about Jesus through sports and familiarizes them with Milestone so they have a safe place to come throughout the year to further their relationship with Christ. Without your help, this camp will not be a success. You can help by giving of your time and/or finances. You can donate new tennis shoes, meals, or money toward the cost of camp. Or you can give of your time by hosting Sports Crusaders college students, cleaning up, preparing/serving meals, manning water stations, helping with check in and check out, and assisting with family night. If you are interested, let us know.


Raytown Arts and Music Festival – August 26

FBR provides the children’s art area for the festival. We need volunteers to supervise the art area, help with preparations before the event, and to help with set up and clean up. Contact Carmen at ckraus@firstbaptistraytown.com to volunteer.


Southwood and Westridge Elementary Schools

First Baptist Raytown is now a Caring 4 Kids partner with Southwood and Westridge Elementary Schools. Be on the look out on for ways you can serve the children and their families and the staff at this local Raytown school.

There are four ways you can get involved:

Be a prayer partner – Pray on your own and on prayer walks for students, families, and staff

Give a donation – Get notified each time there is a need for items and cash for specific events throughout the year. Give per event or whenever you feel called.

Become a Rayfriend – Become a mentor/tutor on a regular basis after completing an application and a training.

Be a volunteer – Volunteer whenever your schedule allows after completing an application and optional training.

Types of donations needed:
Coke Rewards
Box Tops
Pop Tabs
Cash for Read A Thon
Hats, Gloves, Coats
Prizes for School Store
Baked Treats/Small Gifts for Teachers
Prizes for Math Night
School Supplies

Volunteer Opportunities
Math Night – January
Kindergarten Round Up – April 10
MAP Carnival – April during the school day
Field Day – May TBD
Sorting Box Tops – monthly
Organizing Coke Rewards – monthly
Assisting Teachers in the Classroom – varies
Yard Work – varies
Landscaping – varies
Outdoor Classroom / Garden – varies
Office Work – varies
Watch Dog – men only – during school year

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