Our Local Ministries
Church life at Woodruff Place is not a spectator sport. We are committed to active ministry in the city because the salvation of souls means concern for people, whatever their needs may be. We feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and care for those who suffer. All this we do in Jesus’ name.
Our fellowship dinner is a weekly “love feast” – a carry-in meal every Wednesday evening at 5:30 pm. We would love for you to bring a dish to share, but don’t let that keep you away – there’s always enough. You’re welcome whatever your age. You never know who’ll come… Friends, neighbors, church members, seekers. Whoever you are, no one stays a stranger very long.
The clothes closet is filled with all kinds of clothing, from baby clothes to pajamas to winter coats to dress suits. Church members and friends of the church donate garments of all types, and several women of the congregation work to organize and manage the “store.” The clothes closet offers clean clothing in good condition to anyone in need – for free.
The food pantry is filled with food and household goods. It is the goal of the church to meet physical needs as well as spiritual needs, so the congregation donates food to the pantry. Every Communion Sunday, a special deacon’s offering is taken up to supplement the pantry. The Woodruff Place Baptist Church emergency food pantry is open following every regular meeting of the church. Worship with us and speak to a deacon afterward.
We host three NA meetings weekly: Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm, and Friday at 7:00 pm. The Woodruff Place meetings are among the oldest in the city. NA is non-sectarian, open to all who are serious about recovery through the 12-step tradition. Click here to visit the official Narcotics Anonymous website.